Posted 21 June 2005 - 09:39 AM
I was a spaz like this at times as well. (Really only when I get knocked out of the tournament) I get my money in as a 70-80% favorite in my home game and I would throw chips when I lost. Well, it has gotten better with the more hands I play. Especially after two weeks ago when I had the variance bug hit big time and my Aces get cracked by AJ on a K83 flop. When that beat happened, I went through about 7 sngs where I got it in more than 70% favorite and lost them all in the same night. After that week, I took a couple of days off and realized that it happens. I looked at all the hands I was playing and realized, "I'm playing well, but luck is part of the game." On Saturday, I had another home game and the girl in first position limps with AK, I push with Aces and she called. When the Q hit the river to complete the straight, I just said good hand. (A couple of friends looked at me like they didn't know who I was). You learn to take them in stride. It just takes a while.