Archive | December, 2010

The Sabbatical

30 December 2010

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Whew. A few hours ago, I finished my “Mini-Prop Bet.” In the span of eight and a half days, I played 2500+ games — a feat especially impressive considering my sloth like nature. It really helped put Jay Weezey’s 10k game month in perspective. I won’t lie. Around game 750, I hated life. I thought […]

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The Cow

28 December 2010

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It’s been a few months since I posted a blog entry about strategy, mostly because I’m an instructor at PokerVT and offer private coaching, so I don’t want to make it a habit of giving the milk away for free. Yes, that analogy means I am a cow. Udderly amazing photoshop skills, I know. Moooooooving […]

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The Dexter

26 December 2010

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When I first started playing online poker, I’d shut the door to my room to avoid any possible distractions and play in complete silence. As my experience (and bankroll) increased, the distractions became, well, less distracting. Nowadays, my sets are almost always accompanied with background music or even a television show. I’m never paying that […]

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The Babe

24 December 2010

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In Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, Babe Ruth stepped out of the box, pointed to the center-field bleachers, and called his shot. On the next pitch, he blasted a home run to dead center. My turn. On Thursday, December 23 2010 at 11 PM, I wrote “I’m definitely due for a heater” on […]

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The Grumpy Gills

23 December 2010

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Playing 200+ games a day is not fun. And it’s even less fun when you’re losing. But during times like these, I have to remind myself… Just keep swimming.Just keep swimming.Just keep swimming. Swimming swimming.What do we do?We swim. Swim. Swim. Keep playing and the profit will come. It’s like the poker version of that […]

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The Lowered Expectations

22 December 2010

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Eek. So I’ve found a way to trick myself into putting in volume (-EV prop bets!), but the results so far have been horrific. Yesterday I ran below expectation, but expectation itself was still decent.Today I ran above expectation, but expectation was not pretty. Running into the tops of ranges? Not so much fun.I started […]

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The Fish

15 December 2010

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My friend is a fish. On Monday night, he came over to watch the Texans-Ravens football game. Early on, I mentioned something about the Texans being able to put up points in a hurry and that even if they got down early, their offense could easily bring them back. Fast forward to late in the […]

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The Settlement

15 December 2010

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After several emails, FullTilt finally caved. I didn’t think it was possible. Hello Aaron, Thank you for contacting Full Tilt Poker Support. We’ve reviewed tournament 202876913 and found you experienced Internet connection issues while playing. As a courtesy, we’ve credited your account with the buy-in for this tournament in Tournament Dollars (T$), T$24.00. Because I […]

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The New Movie

11 December 2010

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I used to scoff at game selection in the $16s. I felt like Allen Iverson in that famous post game interview where talks about “practice.” “We’re sitting here, and I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we’re talking about practice. I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about practice, not a game, not a […]

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The FullTilt Fiasco

9 December 2010

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Alright FullTilt, the gloves are off. Although I guess I did that a while ago when I blasted Howard Lederer’s father. If you follow the blog, you know that the site malfunctioned on Monday and I sent an email to customer support. And then I waited. On Tuesday afternoon, I received this. Hello Aaron, Thank […]

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