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  1. Back from the DEAD

    Iím back like Freddy Kruger or some grotesque 80ís horror villian in a lowrent splaterhouse film your mother warned you not watch or youíd get nightmares.

    The virtual poker tables have never left my mind, I knew I had to return. The allure of making money doing something that Iíve always loved is just too strong. Iím rusty but the ability to win is still there and thatís what has been been driving me lately.

    I expected to play 6 days this week but I could only muster ...
  2. Where has time gone?

    I can't believe two years have passed since my last blog. How have I let this happen? A better question is what has happened? Why have I ignored writing and my first love Poker?

    The simple answer is despair. Poker has given me and taught me so much but at the end of the day all the money that I have won hasn't given me the ability to accept the losing. The best tournament players are cashing about 33% of the time that means about 66% of the time there losing. On top of that even if ...

    Updated 05-05-2019 at 10:13 AM by jacosta24

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  3. Casinos, poker, & blackjack card counting. My early years

    In 1978-1980, I was a craps dealer in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas before getting a legit job at the USPS. Before becoming a dealer, I loved playing poker with my Greek-American friends once a week before turning 21. Also sneaked into casinos and played poker before coming of age. One time I drove 6 hours from a Sons of Pericles and Maids of Athena lake party (a Greek-American fraternity and sorority & Junior Order of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association or AHEPA) at ...

    Updated 09-08-2020 at 09:04 AM by JSTAT

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  4. I got Shit Canned from my Job

    So yesterday I got fired from my job.

    I had worked there just over one year, as a Customer Service Advisor for a large UK bookmaker in their call center Head Office.

    The reason they let me go was because I had been late six times, and also had six single day absences (sickness) since I started. To be fair two of those absences were self inflicted from killer hangovers, and I cited food poisoning as a reason.

    My argument was that they donít even do sick ...
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  5. A year passes by...

    A whole year has passed since I dusted off the computer and shared my poker experiences with the community. The main reason I haven't chose to share is simple, bad play. It's easy to write when you're winning but damn near impossible to recap your losses when you have no financial reason to share your downfall.

    After a quick and disappointing Colossus at the 2016 World Series of Poker ( QQ<KK ) I came back to California with no desire to play poker at a competitive level. I played ...
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