Saturday, July 24, 2004

Lights Go Out, Walls Come Tumbling Down

YTD: +$25862.09

It’s deja vu, all over again.

The reason I stopped playing the plo on Stars was the variance was too distressing.  So in a leap of sublime logic, the games get bigger and looser so I jump in :-)  In a few hours of play I win 5k….only to then loose 6k on the way down.   The games were so loose that the 6k loss could easily have been a 6k win!  So in true gambling fashion I have “only” lost a grand.  But some secret ungambling part of my psyche keeps on reminding me that the other 5k was actually MINE, dammit.

Anyway, back to the grind…

BTW, those of you that want to see the dark side of Dan N’s moon, as per my last post, look through some of his older posts on rgp through Google.  Searching by his name as author and Annie Duke as subject can be especially rewarding.  You will find him:

1.  Sucking up to an infamous cheat, calling Doyle Brunson a “fat cheat”, then tries to back pedal out of it saying he was “looking for information”.

2.  Hassling and threatening a long-time, mostly harmless rgper, in a drunken rage, challenging him to a headsup match which he couldn’t have played as by his own admission he was skint.

3.  Having spent several sycophantic years praising Annie Duke not just as the best female, but also as one of the best poker players in the world, he then “outs” her, at first anonymously but rapidly not so, as a bad player, a bad person and someone with poor hygiene!  Incredibly, he says that he doesn’t want to be a hypocrite and wants to just tell it as it is.

Hey, the more I think of it, maybe he is a good advert for poker.  Or at least a true one.


Anonymous said...

From Ariston:
Having observed the 5/10 pl hilo game currently running on stars I am seriously considering having a real run at this internet poker. The starting hands of some of these players make shaf and howard p look like malcom harwood. You should be sat with these guys as often as possible dave- over a period of time and with your bankroll you will carve them up. Keep up the good work with the blogs, very entertaining.

Mr Mediocre said...

Hey Dave,
Just thought I would let you know how much I am enjoying your blog. Good to see how the other half live ;-)