When you’re standing at the edge of the black hole with the debris filled wind hitting you in the face as broken Aces and crushed Kings body slam you out over the edge of blackness that has turned into a bottomless pit of broken draws, premium pair beats, and River one-outers, it’s hard to believe any of it will ever change. Will it?
It’s easy to keep your wits about you and your head on straight when everything is evening out. When you are in the ‘running good’ phase, everything feels damn wonderful. You raise with 6-5 suited on the button and flop a full house…and get paid off. Not only do your premium pairs hold up but you even hit a winning hand with A-K when you play it…and get paid off.
The reverse side of ‘running good’ is pretty damned sick. For one thing, when you slide down that super greased, ice covered path to bankroll destruction and mind blowing beats, it’s hard to find one teensy little straw to hold onto that keeps you from jumping into the black hole in a suicidal fashion.