Goodbye Poker....for now!
Well, I've decided to take a break from my little hobby that has grown to take over too much of my time and my life. I have allowed the game to interfer with both home and work (I'm typing this at work), so it is time I let it go. It's been fun....but I have to be an adult and have the right priorities. I cashed out last night.
So, here's the results of my "fun run":
Started playing poker last July with three month hiatus over the winter.
Total winnings: $2104.09
Biggest win: 1st place $3 buyin MTT. $815
Biggest losses: $165.85 in one three hour session...and $360 in one week.
I have about 2800 party points to get rid of, so I will play several freerolls
this week. Then I will probably only play an occasional play money game a couple times a week. This will give me another 15+ hours of freetime each week that I can spend with family and doing things I should be doing.
This is not an easy decision, given that I have a very addictive/obsessive personality. I had to do the same thing several years ago with another game that was taking up too much of my time.
I will still drop into cardschat every so often...but not nearly as much. You have all been a great source of advice, inspiration and entertainment. Good luck in the game and in life!