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The Unluckiest Month Ever?

This month is starting to really turn unlucky for me!

It started off with a cash game at Alea’s in Leeds. As a 98.3% favourite on a flop of AK3 (rainbow) where I held AK against AQ in a £375 pot, the turn was a J and river was a T… One of the only 3 combinations of cards I could lose to.

Then online it got no better, with some absolutely huge outdraws over and over again. In 4 long sessions of poker every premium hand lost (or picked up the blinds pre flop)… Including sets..!

Then this weekend, I bet on Chelsea who go 1 – 0 against Man City in the opening minute, miss a penalty and lose 2 – 1… Then I bet on spurs against an injury ridden Everton. Spurs go up 2 – 0, Everton make it 2 – 2 in the last 2 minutes.. Then spurs miss a penalty in injury time to win it.

So as you can see, I’ve been pretty darn unlucky!

Now the positives.. I haven’t made a loss in anything! The poker buy-in was paid for by winnings, and the bets on the footy also from winnings of previous bets. Bankroll management in Poker is incredibly important but also in general life! Many people will have a bad run and go bankrupt, so at least I’m treading sensibly and even with my incredibly bad run, I still have plenty held back for my Vegas roll!

Something has to happen soon for this luck to turn around. With the B-1 Visa Interview on Thursday, I think that would be pretty darn good timing… Don’t you?!

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My Poker World

Poker is a rather large hobby of mine (quote hobby, though I’m sure most people would rather use the term addiction *cough*)

Either way, I love to make money, and I love trying to outsmart people. Just so happens in poker they both come together!

While playing online, offline in English casinos, offline in Vegas casinos, or anywhere else, I’ll use this section of my blog site to record sessions and thoughts.

Unfortunately it starts off in a bad tone after coming off the unluckiest session I’ve ever had. Though I did hit 3 sets, and 2 top 2 pairs within the space of 200 hands, every one lost and unfortunately, each one cost an entire stack. But there we go, this is poker, this is variance!

Now though I’m sure most people would quickly say “poker is purely a game of luck”, my adventures to prove them wrong will certainly be an interesting one…!

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