YTD: + $31253.79
Apologies to my regular readers for my extended absence - work had dragged me to the US of A for a week and I have been a poker free zone except for a couple of hours today and yesterday. Good hours though :-)
Scanning through cardplayer.com I found a most stunning article by Dan Negreanu. Check out his latest one and see what you think. I don't want to comment on it directly and spoil your fun, but it did remind me of how idolised he is on the Internet, and how contrary his public, recorded, actions are to that image, self-promoted or not. I do believe that he is probably a nice guy to have a beer with, and certainly an excellent poker player, but like a lot of people with exceptional gifts matched with exceptional egos, he believes that "I'm in the right, now what's the question?" Anyone with a memory and knowledge of rgp over 3-5 years can see that his integrity is certainly up for question. It's nice to see him revert to type in this article.
There are two diseases rampant on the Net - Doyle Disease and Stuey Syndrome. Doyle Disease is the mindless idolisation of people whom you have never met and know almost nothing except Nth hand hype; Stuey Syndrome is the firm belief that you can play any cards and out think and outplay any opponent as the reincarnation of Mr S Ungar himself. One is embarrassing, the other is costly. You are who you are. If you start from that, you've got a chance.
"Everywhere you go, there you are"