I hadn’t played for 6 weeks and it had felt good scuba diving and hitting the beach. A new girlfriend had done a good job distracting me too but it was a Wednesday night and with no plans the thought of cards and chips drew me back in.

I headed to Aspers for the £50 £1,000 GTD tournament but when I arrive at 6:55pm no one had registered. Finally we got under way and by the end we had 22 runners and 7 rebuys for a 1st place prize of £503. I took it down played great and won the heads up battle with an open ended straight draw v 2 pair spiking my card on the turn gor a great night out.

6 days later I was back playing cash time to run it up. Well I ran up a quick £60 profit before dumping £300 with some awful play losing my last £65 in a spot where my hand was never ever good. Nothing worse than losing money playing badly…the empty feeling in the stomach the following morning that every “gambler” feels..

I am philosophical, I am up but my cash game sucks I need to work harder. I feel the new girlfriend will distance me from the game but I’m hoping less will be more.

The biggest loser at the table is often the biggest winner…