Swim on friend:
I’ve always found that any job you have has good and bad things about it. If you like 60% of your job I consider that a win in my book. One of the biggest stresses of playing online poker is variance and dealing with recreational players (ie Fish) doing horrible things and making your life harder than normal.
This is no different than having a bad customer or crappy task. My point is to remind myself and others not to berate the recs for doing something weird.
Example: On the bubble with around 10 bbs for few players but 1 huge bigstack with over 50 bbs. Normally a bigstack like this would be pushing/raising ATC but this Rec was limping utg vs my bb. So I pick up a mid pair and reship only to get called by j9o. Not a great call but I survived. Now it’s easy for a sng player to know that’s pretty hurtful call vs my range but to a rec he only saw pretty cards.
Even easier is to fire off in the chat something nasty but why? Does help the stress but remember we make money off their entertainment and nobody likes getting called a fish or moron. Imagine you go to fix your car and the mechanic laughs at you? Would you go back?
Chip Dumper/chatting with rec:
So playing a session of sngs, I left my chat on which isn’t normal. Not wanting to mess with it I left it on as the session came to end. Interesting thing came up while I had huge stack vs bubble shorties. On the button I raised into super short stack with junk. 23o. Seems spewy but this guy hadn’t played a hand in 7 orbits and it was obvious that other guys were waiting on him to bust so getting past sb wasn’t a problem. He found a hand and snap shoved. I let my raise go and 2 other guys immediately called it chip dumping. I laughed and typed misclick in chat.
Another game in the same session I found a British person complaining about me jamming his bb. He echoed my thoughts of years past about playing sngs as rec. I once thought a guy was a bot for not being able to search him.
As of right now I’m holding at in top 20 for leader board at my level and it’s second time this year I’ve been on there. My staker keeps telling me to relax and not check it 4 times a day. I could poke fun at his obsession with his red line even after having 5+ years of solid results and lots of profit Then again, he’s pretty cool guy and waffle crushes me in poker in all aspects so I should be quiet.
Hope I run good and get on both orbits next week. Until next time. BT