Taken from my grind notes at DNR...
(QJo) My biggest suckout ever! And thirty minutes into the new year…how am I going to top that for the rest of ’08? I knew I was making a bad call, I just didn’t know it was that bad. I was just messing around because he had a short stack and thought he might be protecting two pair or a set. Now I’m just annoyed that it wasn’t runner-runner perfect, as I did have two outs on the turn.
The suckout is funny, but it also speaks to how I'm letting stakes affect my play at the upper end of a stake level. I'm slightly underrolled for a full buy at .05/.10, but I'm way overrolled for .02/.04. A full buy is just 2% of my roll, and when a short stack with under 1% of my roll shoves like that, I'm much more inclined to shrug and call.
As of last night, I started playing with slightly less than a full buy at .05/.10 to re-instill a little fear in me so I stop it with the whole orange-belt shrug I'm inclined to do when less than 1% of my roll is at stake.