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Unexploitable Life: Balancing Emotional Ranges

I will not allow self-inflated egos to contribute unchallenged to the intellectual diabetes of our age by hocking the potent drug of saccharin philosophy.

High-Stakes Pros: Lazy And Greedy?

“Poker players are telling the media what is and isn’t acceptable, and that’s not acceptable. They are using intimidation tactics to cut out the tongue of the press.” – Lee Davy (full article here).   For the first time ever,... Continue Reading →

I Need Some Space, I Want To See Other Activities

I hate poker at the moment, she’s abusing me, crushing my self-esteem, breaking my heart and then laughing at me. I’m on a painfully sick downswing and I’m playing like a wanker. These two states of being have become so... Continue Reading →

The Cash-Out Curse: I’m Telling You, It’s Real

If you’ve been playing online poker for a while, or reading the various poker forums, you will be familiar with the concept of the “Cash-Out Curse”. If you aren’t, it’s fairly self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway to pad out... Continue Reading →

Facts v Feels: Cognitive Distortions And Poker

I’ve been playing UKIPT satellites on PokerStars in the last couple of weeks. This is a two stage qualifying process for me because I can in no way afford to buy in for the round two stages at either £82($100)... Continue Reading →

Poker Self-Deception: A Costly Myth

In general, I prefer online poker to live. It’s faster, it’s cheaper, it’s easier to manage tournament variance when you can play 100 tournaments a week, and, above all else, I can play in my underpants. In addition, I do... Continue Reading →

Defy The Enemy Within: I Am Tilticus

This week I had cause to re-examine the nature of “tilt”. I’ve had a cold week, nothing mathematically impossible, it’s a likely situation for any regular MTT poker player, and nothing my bankroll can’t sustain, although with 40 average buyins... Continue Reading →

Satellites: Mountains From Molehills?

I’ve been playing a good few satellites in the last couple of weeks due to the fact that it’s the time of year for the TCOOP on PokerStars and I’m a micro-tard with a midget bankroll that can’t even think... Continue Reading →

Poker: My Life Without Wizards

"You can’t just be “addicted” to poker if you’re winning… can you?"

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