Archive | March, 2010

The Blue Star II

31 March 2010

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I considered starting this blog entry with the lyrics to Eiffel 45’s “Blue,” but then I quickly remembered I hate that song. After two full years, I have finally reclaimed the vaunted Blue Star on Sharkscope — a star that indicates I am the most profitable single table tournament player in the world at the […]

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The Comeback

30 March 2010

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Got back from Vegas late Sunday night and was simply too tired to blog — which says a lot, I think, because I often use this as a vehicle to whine and moan to a large audience. So in essence, I was too tired to ‘rant.’ Vegas was, well, swingy. I arrived late Thursday afternoon, […]

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The 2500

25 March 2010

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Only one set today, minus $102. But who cares? I made it to 2500 games in 17 days, just like I had set out to do. And overall, the results are solid. 2500 games, +$4600, $700 below EV I also played in 6-max 8-game SNG with several 2+2ers and somehow got 2nd. I say “somehow,” […]

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The Beat

24 March 2010

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Ahhh, it feels good to win again. Had one set in particular that made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Started it off with a few brutal drawouts, none sicker than this one: PokerStars Game #41619713105: Tournament #255821930, $15+$1 USD Hold’em No Limit – Level I (10/20) – 2010/03/23 19:49:49 PT [2010/03/23 22:49:49 ET]Table […]

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The Jinx

23 March 2010

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Bleh. Today did not go well. Started off by dropping $200, then another $100, climbed my way back, and then dropped it even more. The amount of money isn’t necesaarilly what frustrates me (although who likes to lose?) but it’s the order in which it occurred. Lose big, grind my way towards even, and then […]

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The Comparison

22 March 2010

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Week two of the mini challenge has officially ended. Well, it ended thirty seven minutes ago. Whatever. I’m very happy with the results so far and I thought I’d use this entry to compare the two weeks. Week 1: Hours: 36.9Games: 1128Profit: $2091EV: -$12Week 2: Hours: 38.3Games: 1069Profit: $2159EV: -$200 I ran under expectation for […]

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The Free Breakfast

21 March 2010

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It didn’t hold. Unfortunately, at least one person passed me on the low orbit (Neptune) BOP leaderboard, so I’ll have to settle for $600 instead of $900. Unless of course, someone else snuck in there at the last minute and then I’m relegated to a $400 third place prize. Some good news, however, is that […]

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The McDouble

19 March 2010

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Took yesterday off and came back today, with a vengeance. Okay, not really, but it sounds better than the truth — Woke up early, dragged myself out of bed, and sandwiched a few sets of Sit-N-Go’s between two McDoubles. Tasty? Yes. Healthy? Not quite. Oh well. I might not have eaten particularly well today, but […]

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The Irish

17 March 2010

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Top o’ the morning to ya. I finally booted up HEM today. Initially, I had boycotted the program because I didn’t want to deal with “red line variance” and feel bad about myself. I swear, running AK into AA makes me lose like $100 in equity. After a few days of solid grinding, I simply […]

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The Angry Villain

16 March 2010

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As I finished up one of my games this morning, I noticed my name in one of the chat boxes. I only had a few games left, so I scrolled up to see what had been said. It wasn’t flattering. I’m not surprised. In SNGs, several standard plays look odd to a casual player — […]

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