re: Poker & Your family helps or hinders when you play poker
lol, my family. God willing they live a long time. The games I can count of the top of my head are these.
My kids/ and ex were 1 day making so much noise during the bubble of the "Sunday Million" that I lost all train of thought and seen absurd numbers (The blinds, seemed bigger than they really were) and because of that I shoved A.I, which than lead me to becoming the bubble boy.
Another time, my brother (I always have my log-Info auto) on the poker-sites. So on a certain Sunday (Few years back), my brother came to my house on Saturday and he knew I played poker, and I worked hard on my B.R on Stars at the time. So he was bugging and bugging me to allow him to play with my money, and I was like nah, anyways I went to bed. Woke up the next day my B.R was "Busto", lol. He apologized left and right, but It was really a bad day.
Few years ago I was Chip leader of a 80k GTD with less than 100 to go. I was doing well and doing my thing and In the zone, and than (I don't know why), my wife came over and asked "What I was playing for"? To which I showed here the "Tourney Lobby", It was like $17k- $25k or something of that nature, so seeing that number she stuck to me like glue, and even forced me to fold A10s/AKo/JJ and I busted In 30th spot.
Needless to say my family has been an eye-sore to me when It comes to poker, but It's my fams, what can I can.