Playing again !!
Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best.
Trust yourself to do what's right and not be second-guessed.
- Bob Dylan
Slowly but surely I'm remembering how to play poker again. It's strange but after about 6 weeks of hardly seeing any hands, in the last 24 hours I've played about 6 hours of poker and "redone" the learning that took 2 years to gain. Even after a short time away I feel rusty, unsure of myself. I haven't got back to trusting my reads again yet, I'll need a few more hours and a bit more confidence.
Just goes to show that breaks are good to get fresh, but if you wanna stay "ready" it's important to keep thinking like a poker player while you're away from the table. It does feel comfortable to be back though. I've played mostly 2-table satellites to the sunday million and am 0-4 so far. One 4th, a third and two seconds on the first table of the two you must win to get your seat have helped restore a little of my belief, a little time and luck and I'm sure I'll go through.
Ah poker, wonderful isn't it ?
And thus the balance was restored