For the first time in a while, I attended our regular Friday home game last night from 9pm to 2:30am. I used to love going all the time until I started this site actually. Now, the thrill of writing and interacting has taken over. Furthermore, I realize how hard it is to make a decent buck online. To lose a couple hundred in one hand when you play well, yet get runner runnered is a horrible feeling!
No longer are my poker outcomes compared to my normal salary. They are now compared to my online income which makes things that much more painful when I lose since my online income is so much smaller. In fact, I use my online income as the barometer whenever I’m thinking of spending frivolously to help keep me in check.
A lot of us poker players like to justify our habits by saying that poker isn’t gambling and that it’s skill. Although I believe poker is 60% skill, that still leaves 40% left to chance. Would you bet someone $500,000 if you had a 60% chance of winning and a 40% chance of having your hand chopped off? I wouldn’t, but some would!
THE ADDICTION RETURNS TEMPORARILY