Considering All of Your Options

I played for a total of 55 hours this week, smashing my old PR by over 10 hours. My degenning was not something that was really planned, but more a result of finding myself in a handful of dream games that I just couldn’t part myself with until the guys giving their money away were gone. My ability to play longer sessions and not quit when the game is great is something I’ve definitely improved upon since I first started playing. I used to just put in my 7-9 hours and call it quits almost regardless of the quality of the game. The reality of the situation is, however, that these dream games rarely assemble in Cleveland (especially at the 2-5+ levels) and when they do, I shouldn’t really ever be leaving them (assuming I’m playing my A-game or close to it).

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My First Voluntary Straddle

 Straddling is not something I had ever done up to this point (unless a whole table was down for a round of straddles) but in this particular scenario, I thought it would be less -EV than straddling normally is, and kind of fun too. I had a total whale two seats to my right so I was looking to do anything I could to play more/ bigger pots with her, and by straddling I could accomplish both of those things.

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