Archive | July, 2011

The End

27 July 2011

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Sometimes I think about ending this blog. Five years ago, I started writing here to provide myself with an outlet for my poker related ramblings. In some ways, it was an attempt at compartmentalization — I knew that not everyone wanted to hear/read about poker or more specifically interesting (to me) hands, bad beats, and […]

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The Struggle

25 July 2011

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The last five days have been brutal, but I didn’t notice it until today. I’ve been playing a lot of 18-mans and after doing reasonably well in the beginning and middle of the month, I’ve hit a 400 game break-even stretch. I suppose it wouldn’t bother me that much if I knew I was playing […]

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The Strap

20 July 2011

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It’s 5 AM and I don’t feel like sleeping just yet, so I might as well write another blog entry. For the first time in a while, I feel “strapped” for cash. I was trying to remember the last time I had such a feeling, and honestly, I can’t remember. This might be the first […]

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The Snap

20 July 2011

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In the middle of today’s first set, another player berated me. It’s not that abnormal, sadly. Poker is a competitive game where large sums of money changes hands and that combined with the anonymity of the internet makes the virtual felt highly charged. I usually ignore it, shift my focus to the other thirty five […]

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The Debate

18 July 2011

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It’s been a week since my last entry and the main reason is because I hit somewhat of a rough patch and didn’t really feel like talking/writing about poker. Profit wise, the results were still good. July 10-14th ($15 STTs)Games: 513ROI: 8.6%Profit: $660 Nothing incredible, but decent. What brought me down was that pesky red-line, […]

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The Landscape

11 July 2011

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The SNG landscape has undergone quite a change in the past few months. The events of ‘Black Friday’ have had a profound effect, as traffic is down. It’s easy to say that’s due entirely to regulations imposed on American players, but I believe the player pool from other nations has shrunk as well because of […]

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The Beard

7 July 2011

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Man, this sleep schedule is going to be the death of me. I’ve always been a bit of a night owl, but recently it’s become much worse. In the past few days, the earliest I’ve went to bed is 6 AM. The earliest! So that means I’m waking up a lot in mid afternoon or […]

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The Fourth of July

4 July 2011

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Happy 4th of July! Happy Belated Canada Day! I took part in a ‘Canada Day’ celebration on Thursday, but at the risk of sounding ethnocentric, July 4th kicks the shit out of ‘Canada Day.’ Keep in mind, however, that I’m basing this decision off the mediocre fireworks display and the lack of inebriated adults in […]

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The First Month

1 July 2011

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With only a few hours left, I think it’s a good time to recap my first month in Canada as a professional poker player. STTs (FullTilt):Games: 848Actual: -$1.90EV: +$649.33 It’d be a much prettier graph if I removed the super turbos, but I’m not about to hide the variance. Also, let’s ignore the possibility that […]

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