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BLOG: Lack of Motivation For Poker, Davis Cup Against Bosnia (Tennis)

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Blog post published on 25 March 2014, written by hemuli.
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hemuli
A 23-year-old guy from Finland traveling the world playing tennis. Besides tennis, I love to grind MTTs and SnG's on FTP and PokerStars.

It has been hard for me to find the motivation to play poker in the past few weeks as my favoruite tables (and stakes) at Full Tilt aren't filling up quickly enough with other players. I have also tried Omaha and NL Hold'em cash games, but no luck there either. I need to work a lot on my game (cash game), but I just don't feel like I have enough time to spare. For now I guess I will stick to SnG and tournaments instead...

Yesterday was the first day since few weeks that I tried to play poker decided to play with my friend 50/50 on tournaments and I played maybe 6 tournaments in total, and only one was even close to be on the money... I lost that one on the bubble with a9 vs ak and the board didn't help me.. Lucky me my friend played pretty good, he made on storm I think 70d and on the MicroMillions 417d, we played that tournament like 8.5h and were so pumped when the real money was starting to come... He had little bit under average with maybe 16bb (average was around 20bb), he was in the Button when the cutoff raised 2bb and he pushed with a9 and the guy called with a3... Guess what was the river.. 3 Smile so we were out on the 282th place.. Sad that we didn't make more money when it was starting to get exciting but what can u do?

Maybe the lack of motivation towards poker is because tennis is going well? Last weekend me and my team won the finnish championship in team league Smile I was also selected to represent Finland on the next Davis cup against Bosnia on the week of 31th march! Lets hope to kick some ass next week!!! Blink I will travel again to Egypt right after the Davis Cup so basically I will be traveling around 3 weeks or maybe more, depends little bit how it will go Smile UNTIL NEXT TIIMEE BROOOOOS!

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12 comments on "Lack of Motivation For Poker, Davis Cup Against Bosnia (Tennis)"


 noonlion25/03/2014 18:53:26 GMT
Cool beans. I'm amazed you tennis guys have time to grind MTT's, must be nice for recuperating when you're tired from playing.
Good luck against Bosnia - get the whipped.
 bowie198425/03/2014 22:25:50 GMT
So when you motivated to play cards your tennis suddenly starting to suffer? And now its vice versa?
I dont think the two interconnected that much, its just your state of mind. Also you are still sort of a recreational cardplayer (amiright?) but a full on time tennis pro, so I dont see anything wrong with whats happening now, when you checking your priorities to match your expectations.

Keep calm and carry on! Cool
 jovicakralj25/03/2014 23:44:19 GMT
Bosnia have Davis cup team :O :amaized:
 hemuli26/03/2014 07:23:52 GMT
I know that you are right that they are not connected to each other Smile but im sometimes just a believer in all kind of magic things Blink I think life is rigged Big Smile yeah im just a recreational player, dont have time to make 2 jobs Smile

Ohh yes they have a team, and a good one also, the best guy from bosnia is around 160atp and the second guy is 220atp, so hopefully jarkko nieminen is in normal shape Blink
 Fakiry26/03/2014 11:43:08 GMT
It's good to be away from the tables during a few days, even if there's no aparent reason for that to happen, because it will help you restablish the mental strength to get back to the tables. Nice to know you have good friends, who share their profits with you (i know the investment was shared too, but he's a good person in the same)!
 doubletop77726/03/2014 11:55:54 GMT
You go through stages like this when the poker gods do not seem to be smiling on you and this can lead to you not feeling motivated to play. Just leave it for a while and come back refreshed is my advice
 highyeah28/03/2014 15:53:23 GMT
Wow ! Nice to see a Tennis player grinding poker here
Gl on your matches at the Davis Cup

I am very happy to be a part of such a great community, wish you the best of luck at the tables, off the tables, behind the tables, under the tables and in your life in general.
Yours truly highyeah, somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea.


 ddblt197028/03/2014 20:37:39 GMT
I have also been playing less poker lately, especially, because the traffic on SNG´s at FTP is getting worse and worse.



 Theapple28/03/2014 20:50:36 GMT
cool so u got game against us soon :o didnt even know we got a davis cup team tbh, lol so gl with it Smile

but yea not sure why but out of like 5 people i know who play poker have had some serious issues with motivation lately... maybe its just that time of the year, it should get better in april/may i suppose :=p
 ddblt197005/04/2014 20:14:47 GMT
Always looking forward to your blog,

it would be great if you would write more frequently. Smile
 jovicakralj07/04/2014 03:05:48 GMT
Posted by TNSTNS:
I know that you are right that they are not connected to each other Smile but im sometimes just a believer in all kind of magic things Blink I think life is rigged Big Smile yeah im just a recreational player, dont have time to make 2 jobs Smile

Ohh yes they have a team, and a good one also, the best guy from bosnia is around 160atp and the second guy is 220atp, so hopefully jarkko nieminen is in normal shape Blink

Im from Bosnia and didnt knew that Big Smile
 ddblt197020/04/2014 12:45:16 GMT
I am not from Bosnia and I knew it.

But maybe it is because I am interested in tenis. Big Smile

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