Not being able to play
I am not supposed to be playing tonight. It's killing me. I promised my GF that I would only play until I reached my points this week, and I would not play while we're hanging out at her brother's house. I've earned my points, and I'm sitting on her brother's couch.
I was alone for a while, so I fired up Bovada
and jumped on a 25nl table. To say it was juicy would be an understatement. We had one guy raising 16xbb every other hand, another player who called a river raise (for 75% of his stack) on a flushing, paired board with a pair of Aces, no kicker. One decent player, who had position on me. And a couple other loose and passive guys.
Normally, I wouldn't like having a decent guy with position on me. But, since I was to the immediate left of the river caller and two seats to the left of Mr. McBigRaise, I felt that there was an exception to be made.
I played maybe 25 hands, up over a buy-in. Then everyone came upstairs. I got "the look" from the GF. So I sat out and left the table. She's not upset because I stopped when she wanted me to. I am still thinking about that table. Those two really bad players were just aching to dump some money to me. But, I am sitting here instead, watching sports replays and half-participating in a conversation I don't care about.
I guess I can console myself with the fact that there's always another game. There's always more fish. I will find myself in that spot (or a similar one) soon enough in the future. Still, it's not helping me feel better about not playing right now.