PS after speaking with various of our American cousins it seems the banks and financial institutions are up in arms over this bill and there is a real possibility of it being overturned before the 270 day deadline is reached.
That would be a relief for me.
I've had my worst weak in a long time. So bad that I'm having to take a short break from online poker. Due to my work with blonde, I can never truly escape the game, but hopefully I will still be able to return fresh.
The problem I've experienced in lack of table selection. I prefer to be billy big stack on a table of people I don't know. This is truly hard now on bpl and party where I like to play. I multi-table and don't like taking notes, but with the same faces cropping up I feel as though I'm going to have to. Similarly, I am forced to mix my game up more as I know they'll be taking notes on me.
I've also been giving PokerStars a go. Still lots of Americans on there but this is where I've lost my most money. Bizarrely, they play differently on here to my preferred sites. Although there are still lots of weak players, I am not used to knowing who the better players are, so I can't avoid sitting with some tough opponents now and then.
Also, I feel the standard is slightly higher and it's catching me out. I am used to playing in a certain way that suits very poor players. People who bluff at predictable times and always bet a monster on the River. The players on Poker Stars seem to have more flair and the moves they make are much more constructive. Also, I have noticed people check-raising me on the river with the nuts. This has totally caught me out and cost me a lot of money.
I'll see how I get on when I return, but I'd much rather go back to how life was before George Bush signed the bill.