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Lonely Soul: Poker Support Network

"I have always assumed online meeting places like this are for experienced/committed players discussing strategy, notifying eachother of value and slagging off busty cardroom managers when they make stupid mistakes."

Poker Break: Tis The Season To Sit Out

"Something was wrong, and I felt a vein of hate for my favourite game in the world. I didn’t like that, and I knew I had to get a handle on it. So I just stopped playing."

WPT500: My Mind Is Playing Up

"Positive thinking does not supersede hard work and study."

Going Poker Postal: How To Shoot Your Profit

"I'm financially bankrolled for the stakes and formats I'm playing, I'm just not sure I'm properly emotionally bankrolled."

Interesting Poker Hands: No. 3

"Whatever your own cards are, you should always be more interested in what your opponent's cards are."

Found A Leak? Read A Book.

"When I read/study poker in the newly available time originally allotted to poker anyway, I find that the next day, I sit down to a new session with a bit more hope. I feel like I have something else to expect from this game, because I feel like I have something new to bring."

Play With Friends? I Won’t Have Any Friends.

"Obviously, the argument was about much more than a shit call with J10. A hand of poker was acting as the spark to a friendship fuse that was,no doubt, due to go off anyway, and the lads sorted it out, as friends do. One still owed the other £200."

Winning Poker = Not Losing Poker

"If you want to be emotionally at the mercy of absolute maniacs, play NL format tournaments. If you want to be mentally exhausted from never being able to miss one tiny eek of value, play FL tournaments. There is no in between. Or is there?"

Where There’s A Will There’s A One Outer

"I prefer science to hocus-pocus, as a general rule, and there is no scientific grounding for the idea that people can cause specific events by the power of will."

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