The last few weeks, I've been playing poorly. Not playing BAD, just doing dumb, INTENTIONALLY dumb, things. Saturday night was a prime example.
We got to the final table and I had plenty of chips, but there was one guy there I decided to pick on, because he truly sucks at the game. And through picking on him, I lost a bunch of chips.
Note to self: When 10 people are at the table, other people may have a hand...
So last night I handed the box that contained my entire bankroll to my wife, except for $40 to buy in to a 2-table 20 person game. I told her that I would either cash last night, or have no money in my pocket for the rest of the week. Nothing critical, but a personal challenge to either cash or not be able to eat, let alone play poker, for the rest of the week.
So what were the results? Third place, $140, and proof to myself once again that I'm a pretty damn good player when I put my mind to it.
That's it for today. No lesson, no training, no lecture.
Just simple advice: If you want to find out where you really stand, challenge yourself. Not necessarily like I did above, but in unique and creative ways. Put yourself to the test and go make some money.