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Downswings and Shattered Dreams

Posted by Jayjit Ray on 2019-05-24 at 10:25 AM
Hey guys, I am back with another blog. After my trip to EPT Sochi, I have been only grinding online and I have been going through a downswing recently which happens with every MTT player. Even in this downswing, I have shipped the elite twice on spartan, won the 5 for 5, did well in the PPL series, came second in the INSCOOP PLO, shipped the INSCOOP HR, shipped FriYay on PokerBaazi in the last couple of months. With so many series being organised by every Indian site every alternative month, one bad series can change your score and vice versa. Unfortunately, I have bricked out in each and every one of the huge buy in tourneys for the past couple of months. So its just variance. It is quite frustrating to be on the negative side but that should not affect you from playing profitably. So I am happy with the way I have been playing.
As our PokerGuru Aditya Agarwal says, you have to keep working on your game and put in as much volume as possible. You will eventually see that variance is just a number. I have only been grinding MTT’s and trying to put in as much volume, so that’s been my routine these past couple of months.
Apart from this, PokerGuru Staking has started a new batch of students who are being coached by Adi right now. So we batch 1 students also attend all those sessions as well as it helps us to brush up on what we have learnt and it’s a great exercise.
Every poker player dreams about playing the biggest poker event – the World Series of Poker Main Event. I could see my dream become a reality this year as I had planned to travel to Las Vegas this summer. I was all excited and was preparing for it but all of the excitement was taken away in 2 minutes as i got to know that there were no flights to the US available for me this year. I was really disappointed and felt so down. Having said that, Adi, Shuchi and PokerGuru Staking members Vikram Kumar, Kartik Ved, Ashish Ahuja, and Madhav Gupta are all flying down to Vegas for the series for bracelet hunting. Me and all the PokerGuru members are going to root for them and I hope we get the good news this year.
Right now my plan is to only grind online MTT’s as there are a lot of huge tournaments coming up with massive guarantees so I will try my best to take the most advantage of them. And I am gonna prepare for my next international trip wherever that might be.
So that’s it. See u all next time.
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