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Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Running Good

I finally got sick of playing microlimit at PokerStars, so I deposited $100 back at UB. The whole “break from poker” thing didn’t last very long. Today, I played in four $10+1 sit and gos, and took first in three of them (didn’t cash in the fourth). Very quickly, I more than doubled my $100 deposit. Hopefully my luck will keep running that way. I also played in a few $5+.50 multitable tournaments, but didn’t do very well in them. I cashed in one for like $15, but didn’t do anything worth noting in the rest of them. I also tried a little bit of .25/.50 limit hold ’em, as that’s the highest I should play with $100 bankroll, but decided I just can’t play with players that bad. I know, in the long run, if I can deal with the suckouts, it’d be good, but I can’t. The players at .25/.50 at UB were worse than the .02/.04 and .05/.10 at PokerStars. It was painful watching them (and losing my money at the same time).

After I cashed out, my brother decided to do the same. He accidently left himself with $1 at UB. After a little bit of .01/.02 NL, he had $5.50, and bought into a multitable tourney. Several hours and a second place finish later, he had $690 in his account. All on the same day he cashed out the rest of his money. Some cashout curse.

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Posted by alan to poker at 11:50 pm PT | Link | Comments (2)

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Comment by wil
2004-09-17 13:59:57

I have found that the time and energy that goes into a tournament, especially a multi-table tournament, hasn’t been worth it.

I play better, (and can win more) in ring games, so I’m swearing off tourneys for the near future.

You’ve GOT to come down to LA and play. It’s been great.

Comment by wil
2004-09-20 21:59:26

Oh! Oh! Oh!

The latest version of wine runs PokerStars straight out of the box, no problems at all. You wanna play?

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