8:30 PM, after a long day recording in the studio, which leaves me pretty exhausted. Wife and daughter in bed, Ive had dinner, and in 15 minutes a regular MTT I like is starting, so I register, even though I am tired and know it. By hand 3 I see that the dinner is heavy in my belly and I am having a hard time fighting drowsiness, - hmmm, am I really surprised? - plus for the first 2 levels I am card dead, so no adrenaline to help. So I know I have to concentrate, and respect the fact that I am tired so as to try to not let it influence my decision making. 180 starter, I make it to the last 2 tables - it was the fastest I remember any tourney, as a side note, final 2 tables in about 50 minutes!! - , and am fighting nodding off. Blinds 100/200, I am CO with ATos, and a stack of around 2000, and I call. SB, a good tight player, also SS, about 2800, goes all in, and I call.
I spot 3 mistakes in my story. Although mistake 3 was a direct result of mistake 2 and my not be a mistake in and of itself, I dont know.....
Thank you FP, as I am doing a lot to improve my game. Reading your post, and your 5 mistake "challenge" gives me a new avenue to improve my game and spot my leaks, which is my main focus ATM.
As always, your posts are appreciated, as well as helpful.
edit: Actually, mistake 2 and 3 are a DIRECT result from mistake 1, lol as I just realized. I am sure the mistakes are obvious....