No sooner have I sworn to step down in stakes until I get my mojo back, I suddenly find myself sitting at a 3/6 Euro table. I logged into Eurolinx, which has now dumped all dollar tables in favour of Euro only (or rather Microgaming has). There being no 1/2 or 2/4 tables running, I had a look at the 3/6, and found several juicy looking fish. I couldn't resist, and sat down with my last $100.
The series of hands below illustrate rather well why it is a bad thing to play above where you are feeling comfortable. Over about 35 hands, I went up 30, down 50, until finally on that last hand, I was all-in before winning a nail biter to recover my original EUR80. Heart in mouth, I stood up immediately.
Not entirely happy with my play. A couple of those I think I should have folded before showdown (perhaps a bet-fold on the turn instead of check-call check-call).
Incidentally, I am astonished at Micro's decision to cut the dollar tables. It seems to have cut traffic already. Euro tables result in more rake, as the cap is EUR3 instead of $3. You also accumulate points and raked hands slower, because the rates of accumulation are currency independent. All in all, it stinks pretty bad. I quite like Eurolinx, but if the dollar tables don't come back, my days there are probably numbered.
A corker to cap it off on Stars: