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playing poker and teaching science: Painful truth update:
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I'm a middle school science teacher, wrestling coach, poker player, scuba diver, aikido black belt, amateur writer, and student of life. I also try to give back a little by volunteering for a month or so each summer at a children's home in Belmopan, Belize, Central America.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Painful truth update:

2005 on line totals:
April 30, -- $179
May 30, -- $375
June 30 -- $610
July 30 -- $1197
August 30 -- $1227
September 30-- $1337
October 30 -- $1514
November 30 -- $1615

November is drawing to a close and wrestling season is in full swing so I have very little time to play for REAL money. One thing I learned the hard way is to NEVER play poker for real money (real money being defined as anything over a buck) when pressed for time.

I repeat..... never play poker for real money when pressed for time.

Sometimes you sit down at a table and get cold decked for 45 minutes or more and then catch second best a couple of times and suddenly you're down nearly $100 and are running out of time to play. The best thing to do when you are playing well but stuck in a game is to simply keep playng well.

The cards will come.

It's not the Gods of Poker who tell us that the cards will come, it's math. If you keep playing well, mathmatically you HAVE to eventually receive cards.

So I've spent very little time playing for real money but I did clear a small bonus (while NOT catching cards) which made up for the losses that would have come otherwise and finished in the money in several $1 + $.10 sit-and-goes on UltimateBet.

I'm really fond of the $1 super-duper-ultra-fast SNG's because the blinds go up every 2 minutes and people bust out right and left. Well worth the $1 investment for a half hour of fun before turning in.

There is one game that I jump into for "almost real" money on UB and that's the $.10/$.25 Omaha 8/b limit game. I like it because I only play top hi/lo hands and I usually make a few big bets. Additionally I make UB points and UB recently offered a 25% bonus up to $100 and so I moved some money from Netteller to UB to take advantage of the bonus. It moves out VERY slowly at the level I'm playing, but an extra big bet every half hour is one more than I had.

Thanks for reading.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

never play in a hurry huh? YEah i know that feeling, sometimes it takes awhile for the cards to come!

you should check out vegas007.com - its a new 3D site i found, I think you'd like it!

John
verbal1781@aol.com

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