After a pretty horrendous January and a so-so February, I have made a bit of a breakthrough. March 2009 was my most productive month in my three-plus years of playing tournament poker. It was not one of my highest grossing months and I didn’t have any outright wins, but it was easily my most consistently dominant stretch of tournaments ever. I made it to four final tables in three different locations, including one in a 5k main event. I also accomplished a rare feat: back to back final tables this past weekend at Foxwoods. It’s satisfying to get deep in so many tournaments in such a short period of time. Lots of my colleagues–including some whom I have the utmost respect for–have recently paid me some really nice compliments, and that is also especially gratifying.
So what happened? Am I running insanely hot right now or have I turned some kind of a corner as a poker player? It would be convenient to say the latter is the case, but it would also be self serving. The truth is likely closer to the former; I’ve definitely won a lot of coinflips late in these tournaments. I do feel particularly dialed in right now– my understanding of preflop hand ranges is pretty impeccable (if i may say so), but for the most part I think my number is just getting called more often than it has in the past.
Either way, I have no complaints and hope to continue popping up at final tables.
I haven’t had a really good night sleep in weeks, so I’m not interested in describing any key hands I’ve recently played, but I expect I’ll get around to it sometime soon. Also, I have a few amusing stories to tell. Probably next time.
Again, to those of you who have recently given me props: thank you.
Also, take a look at what else I’ve been up to. I’m quite the multi-tasking guy. Not only have I been appearing at final tables near you, I’ve been penning diatribes for NYC in the ongoing war between Chitown and NY Snuggie entusiasts. Snuggie pride y’all! www.snuggiefest.com