Archive | October, 2012

The Experiment

30 October 2012

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I think I’m taking tomorrow off.  I’ve earned it. October was my first full month back at the tables and I’m mostly satisfied with the results.  I say “mostly satisfied” because while I had a solid month, profit wise, I did fall a bit short of my five figure goal.  If I had my Supernova […]

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The Torture

24 October 2012

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Since the start of the playoffs, I’ve been scheduling my life around game times for the San Francisco Giants.  It wouldn’t be much of an issue if I were back on the west coast, but I’m 14 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time so that means a day game in SF takes place in the […]

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The Fraction

17 October 2012

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It’d be optimistic of me to say I have a shot at Supernova in 2012.  As of right now, I have earned 28,000 VPPs this year — obviously the total would be higher if I hadn’t played 180s/MTTs in January/February annnnnnnd if I hadn’t taken that six month break from online poker.  Could I still […]

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The Exorcist

15 October 2012

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The curse has been lifted! After I cashed out on the 11th I figured a gross downswing was inevitable but I’m very happy to report that I was wrong.  At the time, I had played roughly 1,750 games this month and was running sixty dollars over expectation.  Since that point, I’ve managed to put in […]

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The Fruits

11 October 2012

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Cashing out should be a celebratory occasion.  It signifies that I’ve defeated my opponents and their money, the fruits of my labor, now becomes tangible.  I should feel proud, accomplished, satisfied.  But each time I hit the ‘submit’ button in the cashier tab, I wince.  The cash-out curse is a silly superstition but one that’s […]

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The New Building

9 October 2012

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One day after returning from Laos, I moved into my new building.  Kinda sad, considering how much I enjoyed the old place.  In addition to being spacious, it was colorful, comfortable, and clean thanks to the maid staff that came twice a week.  But above all else, I need solid, reliable internet to make a […]

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The Visa

5 October 2012

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When I entered Thailand, I was given a thirty day tourist visa, which meant at some point I’d have to leave the country and do a ‘Visa run.’  As the day drew closer, I searched everywhere for advice; I talked to friends, read forums, etc.  But it was all still very foreign to me and […]

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The Kill

2 October 2012

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Sometimes, the cards don’t fall your way.  At first, the feeling is mild annoyance.  Possibly frustration.  But as you continue to lose pots and get rivered, that frustration can boil over into a despicable rage.  It happened today and I wound up murdering another being.  Weather wise, it was beautiful this morning.  So beautiful that […]

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The Song

1 October 2012

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On one of my first nights here in Thailand, I grabbed dinner at the bar/restaurant next to my place and took in the scenery.  A local band was playing but I don’t understand Thai so I didn’t pay them much attention — until I heard them play a cover of Green Day’s “Wake Me Up […]

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