Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here come the Boxes

Last night was my third night in a row playing at the live cash table. When I arrived at the casino I was the only one signed up on the board and they had a tournament still going. I sat there watching this tournament and was sort of missing the competition of making it to the final table and making the money being in the last four positions. I have almost talked myself into playing on Friday.

Once the tournament was down to four players more people started to show up for the live cash game. We ended up having seven individuals start the game. Tonight I was able to sit in my favorite position which is the number ten seat. It really doesn't make any difference where I sit just that I like being next to the dealer and I can read the cards a little bit better.

I started out very well tonight. Not that I was getting a lot of pots but I was playing tight and trying to read the board a little bit better. Not just jumping into pots because I had certain cards. I was trying to go in with more of a plan. I guess tonight I was playing the player more than I was playing the cards even though that does help to get good starting hands.

During the play tonight I got quad 8's. I played them slowly since they do have a Monte Carlo on these hands. I was able to add another $56 to my stack and that helped me to reach my goal for the night and to play some more hands with different cards. Amazing what a bigger stack will do for you in trying to make a pot bigger with a good hand and getting people to fold their weaker hands.

My goal again is to make $50 per week at this game right now. Tonight I was there for 1 1/2 hours and brought out $105. That pushed my weekly amount up to $135. I am well over the goal for the week. I will put most of this back into the bankroll and will give it another try tonight.

Remember me talking about boxes and how we live in boxes? I guess you would have to go back into the archives to find this one. I was thinking yesterday about boxes again. This time it is a little bit different. We need to think outside of the box.

We are taught to go to school, college, and then get the job of your choice and work for 45 years and then retire and do what you want for the rest of your days. Think about it! What do you do during that time? You get up in the morning and go to work and help someone else make the big bucks and then you come home and try to relax and go to bed at night and then get up and do the same thing over again. Don't forget the two weeks you get for that vacation that is supposed to revitalize you to carry on for the next year.

Thinking outside of the box to me is trying to come up with ways to circumvent the norm. What can I do to still maintain my living standards and be able to do the things that I want to accomplish in my life. I don't have the need to be the person in charge. I can be happy in whatever I am doing. Having the internet has opened up a lot of avenues for those that are able to think outside of the box. I guess it means getting back to basics. What did we do before the industrial revolution? What did your parents or your grandparents do for their survival? We have now moved from the industrial age to the information age. How do we make that change?

Think outside of the box!!!

Have a fun day.....

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