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Big $16.50 deep run
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January 4, 2017 - 10:46 am
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27 / 37 on a total rolller-coaster but still in it - $2836 up top

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last three tables now 17 / 27 picked up a nice pot with QQ 

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last 2 tables now but getting v short 17 / 18 

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13 / 13 on life support with 9.5bbs - cant get a hand or a spot - $145 locked up - and out as writing this lost a flip KQ v JJ 

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Doesn't that wind u up? 13th for $145? So close yet so far...

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The Riceman said
Doesn't that wind u up? 13th for $145? So close yet so far...  

In some respects yes, having spent probably 51/2 hrs to get to that point its not much of a reward. However, when I do get to the top 5 spots I want it to be really worth it, we cant have it both ways. At the end of the day it is the nature of the game we play so we have to accept it or it will drive us nuts. Some days there is just nothing different we can do to change the final outcome, deal with it and move on to the next. 

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Hmmm... I have had a couple of very close runs in the Big 55. A 13th and an 11th. Oh...and my best field finish a 20 th in a special edition Sunday Storm with 55000 runners. I too was kind of conflicted about them. On the one hand I was pissed at just missing out on the other I was inspired to have come so close. The first big 55 I played badly through inexperience, the Storm I played badly again through inexperience, but the next big 55 my game was good and I got unlucky. 

I knew then my time was nigh!

Alas, that was 2 years ago!

Edit: I have realised I am utterly crap at poker which is pretty depressing considering the time I have put  in to studying it.

There remains the definite possibility that I am in fact a genius at Holdem but I have just been running bad these years. I like this idea very much. It is my favourite theory in fact.

If I had to put a figure on it I would estimate the likelihood of it being true as very approximately 0.00829%.

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Hmmm... I have had a couple of very close runs in the Big 55. A 13th and an 11th. Oh...and my best field finish a 20 th in a special edition Sunday Storm with 55000 runners. I too was kind of conflicted about them. On the one hand I was pissed at just missing out on the other I was inspired to have come so close. The first big 55 I played badly through inexperience, the Storm I played badly again through inexperience, but the next big 55 my game was good and I got unlucky. 

I knew then my time was nigh!

Alas, that was 2 years ago!

Edit: I have realised I am utterly crap at poker which is pretty depressing considering the time I have put  in to studying it.

There remains the definite possibility that I am in fact a genius at Holdem but I have just been running bad these years. I like this idea very much. It is my favourite theory in fact.

If I had to put a figure on it I would estimate the likelihood of it being true as very approximately 0.00829%.  

With some of the large field tournaments on Stars often the most effective strategy does seem to be 'play bad get lucky'! Only kidding. 

As for you being utterly rubbish at poker, I'm sure that's not entirely true, but if you keep saying that to yourself and on these forums then i believe you will make it a self fulfilling statement. 

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Ahhh! A self fulfilling statement! How true! Unfortunately I made that statement when I first joined...it has already come true...

The only way is up!

I am a strong believer in positive energy though. So you're right! I must emit positive energy and it shall be reflected back at me and multiplied! 

I'm not crap. I am learning. And I am getting better. In fact I am good at 180 man's which is my bread and butter.  

I had a rubbish 2016 though which has demoralised me. Thanks Turbulence, I must think positive thoughts.

2017 will be good I have no doubt!

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it hard to support someone that doesnt support themselves - so thats good PMA for 2017 

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So you've gone all Kriss Akabusi on me with the PMA!? I can dig a bit of Akabusi!

You know, I hope folk here know not to take the Riceman too seriously.  I certainly don't take myself too seriously,  in fact this is a fault with me.

My deal with my attitude in the TPE forums towards my game is to be anti-bullshit. There are a lot of fragile egos out there in poker who cannot admit to not being great at the game. Even to themselves. I wish to shine a light on my own inadequacies in order to show them the light.

Or whatever.

Call me Jesus.

I have a similar thing with Facebook whereby I get so utterly fed up with everyone posting photos of expensive holidays and new cars and "look at me my life rocks!"  that brother I keep it real on my Facebook. I let my so called Facebook friends know exactly what's up in my lame ass life.

I'm not knocking genuine success or positivity...not at all... I am 110% behind that. For instance, I am right behind your sweat threads...this is positivity in action.

I just hate bullshitters is all!

Edit: I don't mean to say I have witnessed too much of this at TPE. I can think of only one person this might apply to here in fact. Even then it wasn't so much bullshit as arrogance. I'm not sure what it is about our game, but...particularly males I feel, can get mighty macho about poker. As we all know, this is a game for intellectuals (Did I really just say that?), and I think a man who plays regular poker and takes it seriously and is still not great might very well feel somewhat emasculated or intellectually deficient. If he has a fragile ego. Which is my point.

Then again, having thought that through, maybe it's not a case of a fragile ego...it's a case of him being pissed off that he realises that after all he is in fact mentally deficient.

Either way he should get over himself. The dimwit.

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Hmmm...I have to admit, 

"it is hard to support someone who doesn't support themselves"

...has been niggling away at me in the back of my mind.

For sure I don't have a problem with it...and I do know it to be true from other areas of my own experience,  so it doesn't annoy me.

I can't quite put my finger on it. 

I guess I just feel it is missing the point.

I used to support Luton Town FC, because I once had a girlfriend there. But they were crap. They tried hard, but the results weren't there. It is a simple fact. They supported themselves by trying hard, and I supported them in return. 

To relate this to myself and poker,  I absolutely do support me (bad English?). I am utterly behind my efforts to improve. I don't pay a sub to TPE because I have nothing better to spend my money on, I believe long term it will pay off. I don't study this game because I expect to always be losing here. In fact, truth be told, I dont think I am rubbish at poker...I am fairly new to large field tournaments. I actually expect I am at least a break even tournament player now. Or not far off it. I am expecting an imminent score. I base this expectation on the fact I beat the 180s I play regularly. Although, in not even sure I was beating those in 2016. Man, I had a rough poker year last year!

Nevertheless, the freakin fact remains that thus far the results are not there. I took a personality test the other day. I am an ETSJ apparently, so I require some empirical evidence here. Not some nebulous notion that I am a winning player because...well, I must be!

The facts, thus far, speak for themselves. End of. 

I hope I don't put any negativity into the forums by repeating this, I feel we should support each other. I'd hate to think I was giving out a negative vibe. 

I shall be the first to announce it when my score comes, don't you worry! Sorry if Ive been bringing people down!

Also, my sense of humour often has me abusing myself in these forums. Please take me with a healthy dose of salt!

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