Day fish/Night fish
SO! This month I've had several pretty big wins and have developed a theory based on far too little actual data. However, the data suggests so clearly that there is substance to my theory, that I can't or would rather not invest too much more trying to prove or disprove the theory. Rather I will predominantly flow with these early unsubstantiated results and see if at least one side of the theory is more valid.
The theory is that I personally tend to play better later in the day than I would prefer to play. I would prefer to play during daylight hours. I am west coast amerika, which makes my daylight hours prime time Europe, and afternoon/evening for the east coast, and some undefinable time for Zorba and Oz (I think the clocks run right to left in the southern hemisphere, due to the Coriolis effect).
My problem is that with age, staying up late enough for the truly prime time fish is getting a bit beyond me. I totally petered out last night at about 2 am. WAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY past my bedtime.
This all makes me wonder how well I could do in large live tourney's like the WSOP
. These things thrive on late night shit, not to mention they play till very late.
On those days when I have no work (many of those days, these days), if I get into a bigger cash tourney I seem anxious about something and don't do well early in the day. So, looking through my arsenal of poker tricks, I will start playing play money tourneys, at higher stakes early, until that play money br is either depleted, or I work through things. I still relate bigger play money tourney's to something in the range of a $10-$25 tourney. Play is similar.
Oddly, among all the suggestions about not being results oriented, I find this to be an exception. One should always be aware of games one does poorly in, or conditions prove unfavorable, and adjust play accordingly, and that is a RESULTS ORIENTED frame of mind.
Perhaps my daylight timing is a form of variance. Reasonable consideration. But I'm going on close to a month on this pattern, and at times it screams 'truth' to me.
Also suggests I don't match up well against alert east coasters, or Europeans. I can work on that later. In the meantime, I'll try to capitalize on something I have (perhaps) learned, and they haven't (yet).