Another meh poker graph. At least I'm not losing money! Call it loser-talk, but considering how poorly the week started, I'm satisfied getting back in the black. If you start off an inning loading the bases with no outs, just giving up one run isn't a bad result.
I was playing poker yesterday and I had something strange happen to me. I actually felt like I was playing terribly and felt like I need to stop playing. That usually never happens - usually, I play terribly and don't realize it. Ironically, I was up $300 in two hours. I made this horrific 3 barrel bluff in a 3bet pot vs a station - I'm still annoyed I put in more than the flop bet. I then won a "flip" when I shoved 97s into AJo AIPF (the guy 4bet me two hands in a row, after I 3bet his button 3 hands in a row). So I knew I was not in a good frame of mind. When I had AA > KK AIPF, I just decided I needed a break and spent some time with Mrs. Fly. To continue with the baseball analogy, some days you just don't have your best stuff, and recognizing those times is crucial to knowing how to proceed.
In other poker news, two of the poker checks I received last week bounced. The poker sites are pretty good about refunding any bank fees, so it's not a huge deal - it's just annoying. Certain transfers of funds to/from offshore poker companies are in a grey area of legality, so from time to time the payment processors encounter "difficulties" and the payment stream is interrupted. I'm hoping the new legislation that was being discussed today in Congress goes well. (later post)
I haven't done this yet, but it's probably a good idea to set up bank accounts at two different banks. I guess it's not much different from having a separate business checking account from your personal account. I think it's just a good record-keeping practice. But with poker, you always run the risk of having some of your payments go bad, and some banks have been known to refuse service to a small subset of online poker players. And you don't want any professional issues interfere with bill payments, etc. At most banks, you can get a checking account for virtually nothing.