Archive | September, 2012

The Third Week

24 September 2012

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It’s been two weeks since I got set up and started grinding.  The schedule I’ve settled into isn’t that different form the one I kept in the U.S./Canada; I’m waking up around noon, heading to bed between 3-4 AM, and playing/grinding sometime in between.  I’ve had to make more of an effort to play at […]

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The Aquarium

22 September 2012

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It’s official — there’s no money in poker.  None.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada. PokerStars Hand #86553746016: Tournament #617952654, $3.19+$0.31 USD Hold’em No Limit – Level VI (100/200) – 2012/09/22 10:13:42 ETTable ‘617952654 10’ 9-max Seat #6 is the buttonSeat 1: VaFadrian (2426 in chips) Seat 2: PANIC.PLAYER (2690 in chips) Seat 3: NIKE’87 (2595 in chips) […]

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The Instability

17 September 2012

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Having three other poker players live on the same floor definitely has its advantages, mainly increasing social interaction and turning our apartment into the work equivalent of a “water-cooler.”  But in addition to sharing meals and stories, we have to share the same internet connection.  And it sucks. The free wi-fi included in my rent […]

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The Forgotten

13 September 2012

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I tempted the poker gods.  Big mistake. The other day I mentioned how I’d been running at EV since moving to Thailand, which basically meant I had gone more than six months without a downswing.  “I forgot what they even feel like,” I said. Well, now I remember.  In my last 385 games of play […]

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The Crib

11 September 2012

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It didn’t take me long to realize that the traffic on Pokerstars is still terrible during non-peak hours.  That really wasn’t much of an issue when I was living in Vancouver as the peak hours, 9 AM to 3 PM PST, provided me incentive to have somewhat of a normal schedule.  I’ll be the first […]

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The Bullets

10 September 2012

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Things have calmed down a bit in the last few days as I’m mostly settled in to my place.  I bought a new desktop computer/monitor at what I’d describe as an electronics flea market, except with much higher prices than any flea market I’d ever been to (In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never […]

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The View

9 September 2012

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So this is Thailand, huh? I arrived late Thursday night/early Friday morning and after a day’s worth of travel, I was exhausted.  All I wanted to do was check-in to my apartment, grab the keys, and pass out.  Unfortunately no one at the information desk had ever heard of my apartment complex, or at least […]

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