Also, I haven't been enjoying playing. Playing poker is a hobby and to some degree it should be fun. Lately, it's felt more like work. When you are running semi card-dead and the opposition is tough, no wonder it feels like work.
The last session made me realize that it might be time to take a mini break from poker. I played for about 3.5 hours. I had K,K and J,J but neither saw a flop. Sitting there felt like work. I was trying to read players and the moves they were making. But mostly, I spent my time folding bad hands.
I started with $200 in seat 9. After an hour, I was down to about $130. I opened to $12 with A♥,9♦ in the hijack. Seat 10 raised to $25 and got three of us to call. The flop was 2,5♠,9♠. Seat 10 bet $40. It folded to me and I moved all-in for $107. He was raising a lot so I figured it was 50/50 if I was ahead or behind. He called with A♠,7♠. The turn and the river were bricks and I was up to $310.
Last hand of the night, I'm sitting on $235 with A♥,Q♥. Seat 2 was a short stack and bet $15. He got called in two spots before I moved all-in. Only the short stack called and he was all-in for $90. He flipped over 10♦,10♣. The board ran out 10,9,7,6,x. I called it a night after the hand, down $55.
Two interesting hands happened where two players were dealt the same pocket pair. Both resulted in chops but it was fun watching the hands play out.