Archive | September, 2010

The Week

28 September 2010

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The last four entries have been somewhat somber. I lose, I whine, I complain, I think about quitting. That sums it up pretty well, no? And it’s totally unrelated to this last week of grinding… I wasn’t really concerned until the last two days, as the red line makes a bit of a dip during […]

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The Birthday

27 September 2010

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I had this artistic vision where after publishing an entry called “Sunshine,” I’d title the next two blogs “The Rainbows” and “The Lollipops” in reference to the post I made a few days ago — but as you can tell, I went in another direction. Yesterday was my 25th birthday. And I feel old. Somewhat […]

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The Sunshine

25 September 2010

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I stepped outside this afternoon and was reminded of how beautiful the weather is in San Diego. Just absolutely gorgeous. All too often, I spend the majority of my day inside, cooped up, clicking buttons. I’d be fine with that if I lived somewhere like Siberia, but San Diego? In an effort to get more […]

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The Song

24 September 2010

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It’s been a few days since my last entry and during that time, I’ve had several people check up on me. Are you doing okay?Are you quitting poker? I’m fine. And no, I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon. Despite the recent hiccup, I still love what I do and have yet to allow my […]

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The Malaise

21 September 2010

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For the most part, when it comes to poker, I’m even tempered. I don’t break things. I don’t slam my fists down in frustration. Maybe I’ll passively roll my eyes or exhale a bit louder than normal, but that’s about it. In the past, friends of mine have hung out with me while I play […]

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The Totals

19 September 2010

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A few minutes ago, I officially ended SNG Week. While I had originally planned on running it through midnight, I decided to add a few hours so I could play one last set. But even with the extra games, I fell a bit short of my goals. GamesGoal: 1200Actual: 1124 Not horrible, only a few […]

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The Fundraiser

17 September 2010

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Ho hum, another 191 games today. I managed to have my best set of the month and immediately following that, my worst set. I guess this theory has some validity to it. If it wasn’t for this VPP chase, I’d have surely closed down PokerStars and found other ways to occupy my time. But for […]

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The Hourly

16 September 2010

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Remember last month when I was gloating about being “lucky” and running $1500 or so over expectation? I should have kept my mouth shut. After today, I’m now $2000 below expectation this month. So far, my September hourly is $2.18. Gross. During this stretch, I’ve found solace in the red line. I’m still supposed to […]

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The Cardplayer

15 September 2010

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I decided to cut my last set a bit short, as I was running horribly and didn’t want to spiral into tilt. Somehow though, I rebounded and made a few buy ins — still several more below expectation. In my last entry, I mentioned Jllewis126 and I would spend some time today playing a few […]

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The New Hurdle

14 September 2010

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Putting in volume is much more difficult than it used to be. In $16s, I could register for 30-35 games, have them all up in 10-15 minutes, and be done within the hour. In $27s, it’s much more time consuming. The games don’t go off nearly as often, so I’ve found myself playing continuous “double” […]

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