I had a great weekend, playing poker well, winning table after table. Many first place finishes, went up to 2.3M chips. Between Monday and today, I’ve now played 15 table tournaments in a row, and have yet to come away with any chips won, and my bankroll is back down to just 1.9M chips.
My slide was gradual. At first, I played 9-seat tables and was chip leader until hitting a disaster hand, getting eliminated 5th, but with a good hand that I had played right, and just got beat with a unlucky river.
I continued playing, and stopped getting cards, and sat back and watched everyone else take chips, picked a moment and took down a big pot with my one or two good hands that table, and found myself suddenly the big stack, then got dealt good cards, bet them too high, still got called, didn’t hit anything on the flop, and got killed and eliminated.
Today its been more of the same, with worse cards and even worse play. My last two tables, I played like a complete idiot, going out on the 1st and 3rd hand that I had no business going all-in with.
I should probably just quit and come back after some cool-off time.
To make this an actual discussion, how do you handle your slides? Do you play through them? Do you cut yourself off at a certain point and tell yourself to come back another day? What do you look for?