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The Burning Season

10 March 2016

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The Burning Season

My lease expired on Wednesday and rather than extend it for a week (Headed to California on the 14th), I decided to escape Chiang Mai’s ‘Burning Season’ and spend the final few days of my Thailand holiday in Bangkok.  Before this trip, I had never experienced ‘Burning Season’ but had heard horror stories from others. […]

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The Precious

6 March 2016

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The Precious

Earlier tonight, I was scrounging around the house, turning over couch cushions and sifting through a bowl of Thai coins for the precious (and most expensive) 10-baht pieces. Why?  Well, I was ‘Baht Busto.’ I’m not sure the word ‘busto’ has become mainstream but it’s a very common term in the poker community.  Basically, it […]

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The Laotian Wedding

17 February 2016

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The Laotian Wedding

When people ask me what I enjoy most about playing poker for a living, my mind races.  Well, for starters, the money is obviously great.  The analytical puzzle-aspect involved in each hand excites me, the freedom to set my own hours is fantastic, and avoiding the enslavement of an alarm clock is delightful.  But really, […]

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The Excuses

1 February 2016

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The Excuses

It’s been 2016 for more than a month and: This is my first blog post. I’ve only played seven hours And I’m full of excuses For the first week or so, I didn’t have much desire to play.  I spent most of my waking hours in December at the tables chasing Supernova Elite, and while […]

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The Philly Trip

6 September 2015

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The Philly Trip

After losing the Prop Bet to L.A.Ruseman, I spent the last week of August in Philadelphia. Note: Thanks to Andrew ‘FlyingLuske’ Smith for making this video in which I am CLEARLY the star of.  😉 Upon returning to Vancouver, my work-plan was pretty simple:  Let’s grind.  Was eager to put in some 8+ hour days, […]

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The Pudding

21 July 2015

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The Pudding

And it’s another blogging hiatus by yours truly. I’m always a bit unsure about how to come back to the blog, it’s much easier if there’s something pressing that drives me to write an entry but currently that’s not the case.  My last post was about my record breaking results in May, so I guess […]

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The Euro TR: The Netherlands

27 May 2015

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The Euro TR: The Netherlands

This will be the second part of a four country ‘Trip Report.’  Part one (Sweden) can be found here.  After two nights in Stockholm City, we boarded a plane and flew into Amsterdam. When I was 21 or so, I remember chatting with my girlfriend at the time about when she visited Amsterdam.  She was […]

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The Euro TR: Sweden

15 May 2015

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The Euro TR: Sweden

Got back from my European vacation a little over two weeks ago and am overdue on a blog post. To my credit, I’ve tried to sit down and blog about the trip.  Several times.  And I just couldn’t do it. There’s simply too much to talk about — four countries, multiple cities, several flights, a […]

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The European Vacation

7 April 2015

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The European Vacation

Wednesday is when I’ll be saying good-bye to Playa del Carmen and starting my next chapter.  Adios Playa!  I’ll do a full recap tomorrow, complete with pictures of all (at least some) the food I ate, things I saw, and my overall impression of this place, but for now I wanted to focus on what […]

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The Churro

23 March 2015

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The Churro

I’m a fairly happy, positive person.  I tend to see the proverbial glass half full, am able to laugh at myself, and don’t take life too seriously.  But none of that applies while I’m grinding. While I’m a talkative person in real-life, it’s not the case during sessions, as I only speak to accomplish one […]

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