I am currently experiencing a downswing. Dating back to December 29th including yesterday's play in which I took a $34 loss in just under 2700 hands played during a 13 hour online grind, and was down as large as 6.5 buyins at one point, but patience on one particular table where I knew eventually me ans a specific player wouls tangle and based on the numerous notes that I have on him I knew he personally would help me recoup some of it and it finally did happen. I saw this player lose over 5 buyins he had on table in the space of 10 minutes in which over two of those went to me helped recoup some of the losses from yesterday.
Overall the downswing is 7 days, covers 7945 hands, and am down 7.4 buyins in the process. You name it, it's happening. My AA vs AK once unsuited once not, all in preflop, & I lose both times. Those two hands alone cost in excess of $28. Big draws are not hitting and I don't mean just having a nut flush draw and missing, I mean huge draws where you have the flush draw and the openender to go with it or the flush draw with a gutshot and two overcards to the board and missing you every single time and these situations are costing me a good deal of money.
The downswing has brought my earn rate down to just over 10bb/100 and I know it will rise once again once I get through this. I've been starting my sessions later and ending them later taking advantage of some very loose night time tables and more aggro donks in the process which can provide good profits but also increases the variance, but since I keep such a high bankroll as for the amount of buyins at the present time, it really doesn't concern me much at all. Yesterday's session was the longest one I've had so far and the reason I'm playing so long is not because I'm chasing losses and it wasn't because I was trying to recoup something, but the fact of the matter is during a downswing I know that I have to play through it. If a downswing is going to go 10,000 hands and you play a thousand hands a day it's going to take 10 days to get through it. However, if you can play 2500 a day you can get through that same diwnswing in just 4 days. I just want to get through this foolishness as soon as possible. I know that there are times where I want to step back because things are going bad, but I realize I must not pull back, I still have to keep playing my game, keep the aggression up, and keep doing what I need to do. I cannot be result oriented.
Well that's all for now. Going to play from 5 p.m. till 3 a.m. and hopefully the few buyins that I picked up right at the end of yesterday's session is a sign that I'm coming out of this. So take care everyone and I'll see you at the tables.