After burning off $30K yesterday I'm back on the 100/200 tables. What's it like?
* It's going back down to the minors after having been in the "bigs."
* It's having to drive 25 on surface streets after you've been cruising at 80 on the highway.
* It feels like punishment even it is just smart bankroll management.
* It is being told "don't call us, we'll call you."
* It is looking around the table at familiar names that you didn't think you'd see again.
* It is Matusow yelling at you from up the street.
* It is meeting the boss in a video game, dying, then having to run though the entire stage again trying to get back there.
* It is scooping dirt with a spoon when you are used to a shovel.
* It is incentive to bankroll manage well enough to never have to step back down again.
* It is a not so gentle reminder to consider how much of a roll you want to have before going back up and standing question of how low does your roll need to go before you drop down again.
It is the right thing to do. I had a bad run of hands at the 500/1000 tables and I am kicking it down a notch to be responsible with my roll. I am doing this voluntarily while I can choose to be at either the 100/200 or 500/1000 table, not because I *have* to be at the 100/200 table.
91,906 now. Good step up from 82K. Will feel better when it's over 100K again.