I blame the 2007 WSOP. They aired the final tables on ESPN last night and I watched and studied. I was amazed at how loose the players were. Huge raises and calls with lousy cards. Is this how the pros actually play?
I blame Doyle Brunson's autographed book. It cautions players against playing too tight. I am typically a very tight, conservative player.
Of course, I blame myself. I got married to a K-Q after the queen paired. I went all-in. I got called by an A-Q. At least I made him agonize over the call but his hand won at the end. I was making a comeback. I'd won a couple of pots including the first hand dealt. But it's all over now except the crying and agonizing post-game analysis.
I'm flying home tomorrow. One more day in Vegas and I've suddenly got time to spare. Will likely go to the cash poker tables and try for some redemption. Maybe more pool time. Maybe more spa time. Sigh...
I will be back next year.
I still had a free trip to Vegas!
Back to my real job tomorrow night,