Morale's going down the pan for me on the poker front.
It's been a while since I played but I finally got some money in the bank and decided to set aside $140 equivalent and see how I did grinding the $.02/.04 micros on PKR (felt like changing it up from PokerStars).
I'm roughly 2,750 hands into the grind and I'm losing. Not monumentally but I'm down $15-ish when I should be up like $2.
I'm probably going to keep going to 5,000 at least, but it's depressing going. It's so frustrating because I've read and read then played and practiced and I'm just being slaughtered everytime. It's like for every one big pot I win then I'm down a similar amount in smaller bets on other tables.
I typically play 6 tables really tight starting hand selection then loosen up a bit as my rock image sets in. I prefer multi-tabling to single tabling because when I single table then I make similar decisions (good or bad) but I find I'm more likely to try and level my thinking, which just overcomplicates things and often leads me to making more bad decisions. The other benefit with multi-tabling is that if you're losing on one table then it's easier to maintain focus knowing that other tables are doing fine. Final benefit being that it'll take me till next year to get to a decent hand number on just the one table.
When my hand count's up more and I'm still down on the money then I'm gonna have to quit cos it's just wasting my time and money. I'll probably keep reading about poker and when I have more money to try re-rolling myself I'll probably give it another go but right now it just isn't working out