Archive | May, 2010

The Five Hundred

28 May 2010

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I was hoping to get to 4,000 games this month. Sadly, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. Sharkscope is a bit off, per usual, but I’m somewhere around ~3500 games this month. With four days left, 500 games is definitely doable under normal circumstances. But a few friends of mine are coming into […]

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The Prudent Choice

26 May 2010

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Another server restart? Come on, Pokerstars! You’re killin’ me! The prudent choice would be to go to bed early, wake up at a decent hour, and put in extra time tomorrow. Nope, not happening. I only played 50 games today but I’ve loaded a few KO MTT SNGs on FullTilt to (hopefully) build on this […]

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The Rush II

24 May 2010

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After finishing second in the $24+2 Rush Tournament, I had rediscovered my love for MTTs. And a few weeks of eye rolling exits made me hate them again. But I kept tossing in a random tournament with every other set, trying to see if I could recapture that magic. Abracadabra! It’s not much, but it […]

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The Spark

23 May 2010

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I was moping around, finding other activities to keep me from loading games. Laundry? Sure. The gym? Of course. And then, this morning, the itch had to be scratched. Two full days had passed since I had played a set and one hour after I began, all those negative feelings had been washed away. Or […]

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The Graduate

21 May 2010

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No poker today. And it felt weird. I had lunch with a friend the other day who had just finished his law school exams and asked him, how does it feel to be done. His response? “Weird.” We’ve both grown accustomed to doing a certain activity, to having our days consumed with that activity. For […]

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The Example

20 May 2010

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I knew it was coming. When you put in a lot of volume, there comes a stretch where everything goes awry. Opponents seem to be only shoving the top of their range, waking up with monsters, and I’m bubbling more than, well, something that bubbles a lot. A boiling pot of water? A gassy man […]

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The Quote

19 May 2010

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Didn’t even crack 100 games today. As Teddy KGB might say, “Viery Unsiatisfying.” Ran into quite a few rough spots and HEM shows me that I was somewhat lucky to break even. Just one of those days I suppose. How have I not quoted Rounders more often? There are so many gems from that movie. […]

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The Phone Call

18 May 2010

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Two people told me today that I needed to update my blog. Two! This sounded a lot cooler to be before I wrote it down. Volume is still coming along nicely, 2320 games so far. And the ROI is still solid, just over 10%. I did happen to be running a tad OVER expectation, but […]

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The Rush

12 May 2010

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Haven’t heard of Rush Poker? Here’s a bit of background, courtesy of FullTilt. “Rush Poker* is the ultimate high-speed poker experience. This revolutionary new poker format is designed to minimize your wait time between hands and keep you in the action at all times. Whether you’re playing a Rush Poker* ring game or a Rush […]

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The Spiderman

11 May 2010

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Every once in a while, I think to myself “Is this what I want to do forever?” And honestly, I don’t know. Playing poker for a living definitely has its advantages, but even the advantages have disadvantages. To quote the fictional Ben Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Because I play poker, I’m able […]

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