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Very Naughty Month
Posted at 12/29/2005 05:42:23 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Very Naughty Month --- The cruel hand of fate and the inevitability of variance continue to trample upon my tired poker soul. At first it was actually kind of cute. You know, like “Awww, ha ha, those cards really sucked that whole tournament.” Like some sort of virus entering my body… starting off as a...



Variance Sucks
Posted at 12/15/2005 02:10:06 PM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Variance Sucks --- When I last wrote with an update I had finally lost after a nice little hot streak there. Well, now eleven days later I’ve managed to drum up several curse words and probably even made up a few new ones in the process. December is quickly becoming a bad month in my mind, as I wil...



What Goes Up...
Posted at 11/26/2005 06:02:02 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
What Goes Up... --- First off hope all my Sackalytes out there had a good Thanksgiving-- or for some of our readers a good last Thursday I suppose. Either way I know I’ve had a tough year in a general sense, but am truly a very lucky person with a lot to be thankful for. The good thing about hard ti...



GreedyGecko – Unexpected Tournament Superstar – Almost
Posted at 11/20/2005 09:21:33 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
GreedyGecko – Unexpected Tournament Superstar – Almost --- So at about 10:15pm last night, I ventured my way into my office in order to multi-table some limit tables until I got tired (hour, maybe two MAX). Upon logging into PartyPoker, I was unexpectedly taken to my seat at a...



Sack-Almost Tournament Superstar
Posted at 11/15/2005 05:29:18 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Sack-Almost Tournament Superstar --- So last week was a good week. Nothing special, just out and out solid play with slow and steady profit. I actually made my quota early on in the week and had a nice head start for this week. I had a positive- if not cocky- feeling as I began my play for this week. I knew it would...



Wiggie - Tournament Superstar
Posted at 11/13/2005 04:12:06 PM in Personal Poker Experiences by Wiggie.
Wiggie - Tournament Superstar --- I recently mentioned that I've been playing several tournaments lately, and I've felt like I've been playing really well. Up until last week I'd hardly played any tournaments, especially MTTs since before I quit my job, so playing them again felt like a totally new experience co...



Rollercoaster
Posted at 11/07/2005 02:51:30 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Rollercoaster --- When I last wrote I had just scraped by finishing a decent session to make up for a rough several days. Shortly after I had written that I found some juicy ones and managed to jump from my minimum bankroll up to nearly my normal withdrawal point. Ah, how nice to surpass a daily g...



Temperature Drops And Decks Get Cold
Posted at 11/02/2005 06:25:08 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Temperature Drops And Decks Get Cold --- It’s gotten cool enough at night here where I can actually run my heater. Finally maybe the power bill will take a dip down since I won’t be running the AC all day and night trying to stay comfortable. Unfortunately no amount of heat I pump has been enough to warm the deck of car...



Put On A Clean Pair
Posted at 10/25/2005 06:05:05 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Put On A Clean Pair --- I was always a pretty good hitter in baseball. Sure I’ve always been smaller, and in my younger days if I was going to hit a homerun it would have to be an in the park one. As I grew up to what was generously listed in your program as 5’7” and a buck sixty I even began to get res...



Gotta Write Something Sometime
Posted at 10/22/2005 06:00:22 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Gotta Write Something Sometime --- OK, so it’s been over a week since I’ve written any sort of update. It’s not that I haven’t wanted to, I’m just in one of those modes where I get all these great ideas to write about- but then once I start on them I get distracted before I finish it and start a new idea. So I’m l...



Playing "My" Game
Posted at 10/06/2005 02:49:00 PM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Playing "My" Game --- The month of September didn’t wind up showing a whole lot of fruitful results for me. It wasn’t a bust completely, I showed a small profit overall for the month, but nowhere near what I have been doing nor was it close to what I should be making given the levels I was frequenting...



Bitter Sweet Redemption
Posted at 10/03/2005 05:22:19 PM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Bitter Sweet Redemption --- So I’ve been sick all weekend. I don’t remember feeling this badly since morning after nights that I don’t have any recollection of. Laid up on the sofa inside for the better part of four days straight would normally actually be a semi vacation for me under normal circumstances, ...



Chip And A Chair Part 2
Posted at 09/25/2005 06:04:20 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Chip And A Chair Part 2 --- So there I was, waiting in line at the local Wal-Mart with my thumb up some chick’s… wait, wrong story. But the end of that one is she says, “ excuse me, do I know you?” This story begins it’s end with me not quite as short as the short stack, only seven players left and only thr...



Chip And A Chair... Can It Be Done? Pt. 1
Posted at 09/24/2005 05:54:54 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Chip And A Chair... Can It Be Done? Pt. 1 --- Why oh why do I get myself in these situations? It sometimes seems I like punishing myself or giving myself some pressure packed situation in which I must pull something out of one of my eyes (and I don’t mean the two pretty blue ones). It happens with bills, rent, pool, whatever...



Who sits on a wall anyway?
Posted at 09/10/2005 06:29:00 PM in Personal Poker Experiences by Sack.
Who sits on a wall anyway? --- Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall… and well you all know the rest. Bottom line that guy fell hard and got busted up pretty good. Overall I imagine it was a pretty bad day. Well, thus far today my results have been no different, and I sure am cracked up pretty good.

Guess it...



Yet Another Royal Flush
Posted at 07/09/2005 08:22:43 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
Yet Another Royal Flush --- Last week I hit my third Royal Flush. Occurring while playing a limit game at PokerRoom.com, it had been over a year since the last – playing a SNG Tournament at Ulti...



The Decision to Become a Professional Poker Player – Going Pro
Posted at 05/06/2005 10:28:03 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
The Decision to Become a Professional Poker Player – Going Pro --- If you are a fairly profitable poker player, you have probably toyed with the idea of making online poker a full-time endeavor. Having seriously considered the idea myself, this post will discuss how I visualize my “career” as a professional poker player.

Styl...



A Set of Two’s
Posted at 04/18/2005 09:30:34 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
A Set of Two’s --- It's very hard NOT to make money at this game when you have players willing to throw their cash around with sub-par hands. As stated in other articles, this is one of seven tables I was playing simultaneously. Needless to say, it was the most profitable table for that particula...



Poker with a Conscience
Posted at 04/11/2005 11:40:06 AM in Personal Poker Experiences by The Greedy Gecko.
Poker with a Conscience --- I was recently in Las Vegas, playing some low-stakes no limit ring games ($1-$2) and experienced something unexpected. To frame this story, let me give a little background on my playing experiences.

I played poker casually in high-school, and throughout college would ...




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