Archive | December, 2009

The Tradition

26 December 2009

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My sister sent me the following text earlier today: “today and easter are the most boring days if ur a jew” And aside from the obvious grammatical errors, she’s right. Up until a few years ago, I never did much of anything. Then in 2007, I hit up the local Indian casino. I took last […]

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The Sixteens

24 December 2009

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I hate dropping down. When I first started in the turbos, it was at the $16s ($15+1). And after I crushed them for 5k or so games, I moved up to the $27s. 5k games later, $38s. After my last few hundred games at the $27s/38s, I nearly puked. There’s no doubt that the games […]

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The Ups and Downs

15 December 2009

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When I began writing this blog, I did it with two goals. First, I wanted to have an outlet for my poker related successes and failures, which would hopefully alleviate some of the burden on my friends and family. Check. Secondly, I wanted to chronicle the “life” of a poker player — both the ups […]

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The Frustration

11 December 2009

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Deep breaths. It’s the only way I can cope right now. After a vicious downswing, I had been able to recoup nearly half of the losses over the last few days. And then, bam, it all goes awry. I’m down nearly $1k today and $2.4k over my last 1400 games. I’m running poorly in $16s, […]

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The Graveyard Shift

8 December 2009

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I woke up late today. Instead of my “usual” 9: 30 AM, I slept in until 11 and arose with little desire to play. One week of consistent grinding only to be down 40 buy-ins can do that to a man. I aimlessly surfed various poker forums for an hour before finding the motivation to […]

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The Jersey

3 December 2009

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Looking back, the last seven or so entries in November were all negative. I didn’t realize this until a friend of mine brought it up over lunch. “So, umm, how is poker going? I read your blog and it sounded like you were sad.” I’m not sad. Frustrated, yes. But sad? No. I won’t lie […]

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The December Prop Bet

1 December 2009

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I’ve fell in love with prop bets. Partly because I’m slowly becoming more of a gambler than I ever imagined. A good example of my degeneration is the increase in the amount of scratchers I’ve purchased over the last few weeks. It began when my friend Hank and I stopped into a 7-11 for coffee […]

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The Second Day

1 December 2009

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Oh man, work sucked. Since “forcing” myself to wake up at a decent hour (9:30 AM), I’ve had two horrible days. Today, my second unofficial 9-5 work-day went so poorly that I’ve got a little fishbowl by my name. It’s never fun to go to work and come home $1,000 poorer. Most of the damage […]

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