The Grind

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  1. 2008-07-07 20:36:27

    It's Been A While...

    I'm back and am going to start blogging more frequently. I've been a bit stressed lately with some happenings in my personal life, as well as running at least twice as bad in poker as I was complaining about back in January (and right after I dutifully paid my sick chunk in taxes. argh!). But hey, that's why I keep a bank roll. Right? Besides. February, March and April were all above average months for profit. So I'm not in danger of busting or anything. Just feel very set back in my goals.

    Seeing Jason almost final table in event #49 at the world series helped to rekindle the poker flames, however. So, I plan to play more, blog more, earn more. The goal is to have enough money saved come next year that I can enter some WSOP tourneys and not miss the buy-ins if I don't make the money. I mean, I could have entered one or two small events this year, but I wouldn't have felt responsible using my money for that. Multi-table tournament buy-ins are supposed to be 2% or less of your bankroll at maximum (assuming that's how you earn your living). Even the $1500 events are still well above that mark for me. So it's time to save. The cash games during the world series are sick good as well. So, it would be nice to have the money to play a bigger game than usual if the fish are plentiful.

    So yeah, this is just a quick update to let those who care know that I'm still here. My next post will probably be the long overdue Stealing is Wrong: Part 2.

    Posted by uzjedi at 2008-07-07 20:36:27

Comments on “It's Been A While...”

    • avatar for Nick L
    • Ya I am looking forward to more posts I really enjoyed reading your Wynn Classic postings.

    • avatar for Ethan
    • Awesome! Looking forward to it.

    • avatar for uzjedi
    • Well, I am already rolled and totally up for playing in some $500 tourneys which they have a lot of in those Venetian events. I'll find out when they are running those again and let you know for sure.

    • avatar for Jason M
    • Yaaaaaaaaaaaay :) I'm sorry I couldn't have motivated you more by at least coming in 9th :/ Next time... Save up a bit so we can do some Venetian deep stack stuff the next time they roll around. LMK if and when you hear about that schedule and I'll make plans.