Archive | September, 2009

The Unknown Variance

28 September 2009

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I’m used to variance, when it comes in the form of bad beats and such. Lost a 60/40? Oh. Aces fell to fives? Well alright. A bitter downswing that lasts for weeks? Ouch. But nothing prepared me for today. Nothing. After starting my set around 1 PM and loading 35 games ($38s/$27s), the PokerStars client […]

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The Deaf Ears

23 September 2009

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Nope. That prayer? Not answered. After playing sporadically most of the month (400 games, break even), I finally returned home to San Diego and said to myself, “Aaron, time to go to work. Let’s put in some games.” And I’m off to a rather rough start. 163 games, -$775. Blech. I’m running the worst in […]

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The Flight

21 September 2009

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I tried to write this a few days ago, but alas, the onboard wifi went down right before I clicked “publish post.” That’s right — I’m typing this blog entry from 30,000 feet up. The last time I blogged seems so long ago. I’m not sure my “run goot” prayer has been answered, because I […]

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The Flight

16 September 2009

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Last time, I wrote about a prayer to run better. And, well, I’m not sure if it’s been answered because I simply haven’t been putting in the games. In fact, I haven’t played a single SNG in over ten days. The last time I went this long without a game, I was immersed in legal […]

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The Prayer

4 September 2009

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By nature, I’m a complainer. I whine, I bitch, I moan — but normally, I don’t really mean it. Most of the time, I’m merely venting. Take variance, for example. Seriously, take it. I don’t want it. 😉 Bad jokes aside, I’ll often passively complain about variance. A slight roll of the eyes or a […]

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The Prop Bet

4 September 2009

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For September, I’ve made two bets with a fellow grinder and former client, “Bedz.” 1. 3,000+ games2. $10,000+ profit First off, let me say that I am positive that I will lose both prop bets. There is not a doubt in my mind that I will fall hundreds of games and thousands of dollars short. […]

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The Instant Message

2 September 2009

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About an hour ago, I received an instant message. It happened to be from someone I knew in high school, and hadn’t seen in at least four years. He proceeded to tell me about his own life — graduating from Empire College with an art emphasis and the difficulty he was having with law school. […]

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