Archive | July, 2010

The Solace

29 July 2010

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This, apparently, is my 200th blog post. Neato. I didn’t think I was going to play 170 games today and I was right. Does that count as a win? Probably not, but I can always take some solace in being right. I did have a lot to do today, but there’s no doubt in my […]

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The Late Start

28 July 2010

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I went to bed last night just before 5 AM and woke up around noon. Seven hours of sleep is enough for most people — not me, I’m used to a bit more. And then I remembered I had previously agreed to grab lunch at 1:30 with a friend from college, so I didn’t get […]

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The Donut Star

27 July 2010

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I guess I’ll update the progress now, as I wait for games to load. Unfortunately at this hour, the lobby doesn’t move too quickly and there are fifteen or so games in front of me with three or more regs. I’m registered for 34 games, which will bring my total to 320 over the last […]

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The Three Day Challenge

26 July 2010

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I’ve set another goal for myself. I do that sort of thing. A lot. On Thursday afternoon, I’m flying to Sacramento to hang out/catch up with some friends. And since I won’t be back until Sunday, there are effectively only three work days left in July. Over those three days, my goal is simple: 760 […]

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The Test

23 July 2010

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Remember I always said that “I’d rather have a really good red line and be running under expectation” than the opposite? I’m finally able to put that theory to the test. The last 800 or so games haven’t been great, from a red line perspective. And the green line isn’t fantastic either, though I do […]

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The Elevator

21 July 2010

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A friend of mine told me the other day that parts of my blog make absolutely zero sense to her. “It’s just letters. No real words.” Unfortunately, I think that’s going to happen a lot — she, like several of my friends, know very little about poker and for better or worse, the terminology has […]

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The Cube

20 July 2010

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Today was a good day. Even busting out of a MTT after getting AK against KQ AIPF for a top 5 stack and watching a Queen bink off on the river couldn’t bring me down. I put in 6 sets (190 games total), coached for an hour, and had my best day of the month. […]

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The Karate Kid

19 July 2010

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From time to time, another regular freaks out on me in the chat box. Sometimes it’s because the player hates my guts for a variety of plausible reasons, but more often than not, it’s simply due to a run of bad luck. Maybe I won four straight coinflips against him. Or he bubbled five games […]

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The Amp

16 July 2010

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I’m not a huge coffee drinker. Never have been. There was a period of time where I drank Mochas and Frappucinos, but that was because of my love for chocolate and sugar. Most of the world relies on coffee to make them alert in the morning and continue being “productive” throughout the work day. But […]

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The Hippo

16 July 2010

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While I haven’t been playing as much as I’d like over the last 45 days or so, I’ve been able to make some decent money thanks to other poker related ventures, mainly staking. At this point in time, I believe I’ve got $4k or so tied up in stakes. Stake (n): A share or an […]

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