Archive | February, 2012

The Check

26 February 2012

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Despite my well-laid plans, I didn’t play at all the last two days. I’ve been so busy getting myself ready to leave Vancouver that I couldn’t find the time. However, I felt the St. Baldrick’s Foundation shouldn’t be limited to my $100 donation. If I had played 150-200 games like I thought I would, I […]

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The Turrible

22 February 2012

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I meant to provide an update after each day of the challenge, but I simply forgot to do it last night. Whoops. Yesterday, I made $195 in 93 180-man tournaments. That number’s actually a tad lower because Sharkscope doesn’t track the $3Rs correctly, but I’m not about to sift through a PokerStars audit just to […]

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The Luck

21 February 2012

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I’m lucky. No amount of bad beats, coolers, and close-but-no cigar MTT runs can change that. Not only am I lucky to be able to support myself by playing a game for a living, but I have something that a lot of people unfortunately do not — my health. It’s easy to take that for […]

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The Nemesis

18 February 2012

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Over the last few years, several times I’ve been told I’m a luckbox/lucker/lotto donk/bingo player/etc and I know that there’s some pour soul on PokerStars who feels I run like god against them. It’s somewhat amusing to me, as I feel I don’t run particularly well at all and have my own list of players […]

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The Heartbeat

16 February 2012

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Well, the whole ‘wake up early thing’ officially lasted two days. Went to bed last night at 2 AM, woke up at 1 PM. Whoops. I had a coaching session at 2 PM so I didn’t have a chance to get games in all day. Okay, that’s a lie. I could have loaded a set […]

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The Fireball

15 February 2012

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Whenever I fail to blog for an extended period of time, I never know how to get back into it. From a very elementary standpoint, it’s simple — load up the page, log in, and start typing. But what do I write about? Usually so much or so little has happened that I either have […]

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The Plan

7 February 2012

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My time is Canada is running short (three weeks!) and many have people asked me what I plan to do in Sacramento for 5 months if I can’t play online poker. Go crazy, perhaps? …Perhaps. At the moment I still could play a bit on the Merge network, although there’s considerably less traffic and cash-outs […]

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The Karma

5 February 2012

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Got a late start today and loaded an interesting mix of games — Turbo/Regular speed STTs, Turbo/Regular Speed KOs, 180-mans, and MTTs. Made a few dollars in the SNGs and busto’d all of the MTTs except one — the $1R. I know what you’re thinking. How can I afford to play such high stakes? Well, […]

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The Walk

2 February 2012

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I’m hoping tomorrow will turn into a decent ‘grind’ day as I’m forced to wake up early because my landlord is coming by to pick up the rent and well, I don’t have that sort of cash on me so I need to run to the bank. I’ll groggily throw myself out of bed, stand […]

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