Archive | October, 2010

The Finish

30 October 2010

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I’m off to San Jose/Sacramento until November 2nd, so effectively the work month is over. Games: 655. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. First, I played 90 games at Filter, and another 1-2 sets only to have my internet die. And second, I did the 800 or so games in five days because my […]

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The Weezey

28 October 2010

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I don’t often talk about other people’s prop bets, but this one directly affects me. Starting November 1st, a $16 SNG grinder will attempt to play 10,000 $15+1 STTs in a single month. He also has to win $5k, but that shouldn’t be a problem — Jay Weezey is one of the few low stakes […]

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The Coffee Shop

27 October 2010

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I’m writing this entry from Filter, a small coffee shop in San Diego with stable internet, a variety of delicious pastries, and doors that never close. As a nocturnal poker player with a sweet tooth, it’s heaven on earth. Open 24 hours? Ship it. So far, I’ve only played three sets here and but it’s […]

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The Illness

26 October 2010

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I’m sick. Not like, “sick jump bro” or however kids use it incorrectly these days. I’m sick, as in “physically ill.” One of the best poker nicknames has to be Kenny Tran’s “Sick Call Kenny” It’s nothing serious — just a bit of muscle soreness and head congestion. Man, so many jokes, so little time. […]

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The Third Quarter

25 October 2010

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It’s not fun to write an entry when the overall theme is “I suck.” But I’ve already put this off a day and I’ve got a few ideas for future blog posts so I have to get this one out of the way. Games: 787. Not many, I know. I actually played 157/per day, but […]

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The Application

23 October 2010

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So I applied to become a Team PokerStars Pro. Again. Last year, I came oh-so-close to being selected. I think. I mean, Stars picked a few SNG grinders and a guy I consider to be a good friend. He ended up declining their offer and even put in a good word for me, but alas, […]

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The Outlet

22 October 2010

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Several of the more recent blog entries have had a negative tone. I’ve complained about running bad, a lack of motivation, internet trouble, and thickheaded friends of mine. One of the main reasons I started a blog was so that it could serve as an outlet for all of my poker related issues. Unfortunately, that […]

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The Spring

21 October 2010

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After making several videos yesterday, I had hoped that feeling, that itch to play, would be back today. Nope. I talked about it with Glitlr and he encouraged me to play some 45/180s with him. Loaded a few MTTs and even a set of $16 9-mans. Maybe that would get the spring back in my […]

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The Urge

20 October 2010

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For whatever reason, I didn’t feel like playing much today. I only completed one set, a mixture of $16s and $3.30R 180-mans, and that didn’t go well. But I had a few clients scheduled for coaching, so I spent a couple hours discussing their hand histories and after that, I got the urge to make […]

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The Caffeine

19 October 2010

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In one of my favorite Chappelle’s Show episodes, Rick James says, “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.” Yes it is, Rick. You’re a freak. A super freak. You’re super freaky. After last night, I can say the same thing about caffeine. I’ve always known caffeine was a stimulant, but I forget how powerful the […]

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