Archive | October, 2013

The Losing Month

29 October 2013

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The Losing Month

Since I started playing poker professionally, I’ve managed to do something that’s unheard of in the industry; I’ve never had a losing month. It’s a neat little thing to say, especially when I’m trying to reassure non-poker players (women, mostly) about the stability of my income.  It helps illustrate the large edge I have in […]

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The Scramble

18 October 2013

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The Scramble

I’m not the one scrambling.  No, I finished my 80 hours last night but Live@Pompeii has to grind two more hours and and only two and half hours left to do it. With my ‘Lockdown’ experience complete, here are the results. Games: 4154 ABI: $24.12 Profit: -$473 VPPs: 24,300 In almost all facets, this was […]

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The Therapy

16 October 2013

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The Therapy

I’m not used to the swings.  I keep telling myself I am.  I keep telling myself that I can deal with the variance.  And in time, I’m sure I will.  But right now I’m not handling it optimally. The ‘optimal’ way to deal with variance is to shrug it off.  Ups and downs are part […]

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The Grumps

14 October 2013

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The Grumps

If I let it, it’s all too easy for negativity to permeate my life.  And I think that rings true for a lot of poker players. Over the course of a work-day, there are four potential outcomes. 1) My equity is positive and I win money This is obviously the preferred outcome.  Not only do […]

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The Dig

13 October 2013

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The Dig

It’s the half-way point of ‘Lockdown’ and I’m nearly one whole day ahead of pace.  In the last five days, I:   Grinded 47.1 hours   Played 2,454 SNGs   Earned 13,409 VPPs, a rate that would get me SNE if I kept it up for an entire year   Lost $900 pre-Rakeback   I’m […]

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The Hare

9 October 2013

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The Hare

Minus one disgusting set, the challenge is off to a very solid start. Games: 617 Profit: $598 Hours: 11+ Here’s the disgusting set I’m referring to:   Normally something like that would make me want to close down PokerStars and avoid poker for the rest of the day.  Then again, I’m speculating because I’ve never […]

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The Lockdown

8 October 2013

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The Lockdown

Originally I wrote ‘Lockdown’ would start October 7th.  I was a day off.  Oops.  My roommate and I agreed to start it the minute the clock strikes midnight on October 8th.  Being only 2.5 hours away, I’m in the final stages of  preparation.  Here’s what my checklist looks like: 1) Create several Youtube playlists 2) […]

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The Fleas

1 October 2013

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The Fleas

Warm weather cut by a cool breeze. Sandy beaches and the sound of waves crashing against the shore. Endless rows of Palm trees. Fleas. Yes, in my little corner of paradise, I have all of those things.  When I was in the U.S. last week, my roommates discovered a flea infestation.  We think they might […]

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