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Empathy

“Running GREAT!” Dan kept mouthing. “GREAT!” He wouldn’t stop complaining. He wanted attention, and it was grating. After limp calling from UTG and folding to a cbet, he flashed me 106o. “Can’t hit a hand!” He rebought again for yet another forty big blinds. “Can’t even make top pair.” He[…]

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Tournament Death

In order to complete my turnaround, which involved questioning almost every aspect of my game and life, I carved out three final session this past weekend. I felt responsible, even, having picked my hours and opponents carefully, just when I could be lounging around after weeks of strong play and[…]

Encore

I’ve been busy, and while still on track to get back to 85 hours this month, had missed an entire week of poker. However, last night’s performance was last week’s show all over again, with another solid win that pushed me past my monthly target, despite being in deep to[…]

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Triggers

Limon delivered the goods once again the other night toward the end of his poker call in show.  A player expressed frustration at not being able to capitalize on a games situation very similar to my own, where a limited pool of identified types play in (mostly) easily categorized styles.[…]

Me Vs. Me

I remember my very first casino experience very well.  Before busting out midway through a $50 daily at TI, I had opened tens from EP and gotten raised.  I was pretty lost on the whole in this environment, as everyone seemed so competent and serious.  I worried about strong players[…]

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The Information

I remember and regret my first post on Crush Live Poker.  I was trying to express the desirability of having as much information as possible before making a play, and my intention did not translate well on the screen.  In addition to being exposed as rather absolutist, my point wasn’t even[…]

Twins

I continue my heavy grinding hours with back to back ten hour sessions, but a different Persuadeo shows up to each one.On day one I was at nearly my best.  I pulled off a pretty spectacular three barrel, featuring the ole’ pot sized bet on the river to finally get[…]

True Grind

I decide there is no time like the present for reinstating my work ethic, and head to the casino on what would have been an off day in the past. I feel great about my decision to abandon 5/10, and optimistic about where this will lead. I’ve been entitled and[…]

Warm Up

Sometimes I feel like I need a tweak to my game, or perhaps a little extra preparation.  Maybe I don’t even know what it is, but with a bigger game to come, I want a little warm up before the real thing.  With the Coven dispersed and my eyes dry[…]