Ornate Push




Monday, November 13, 2006


The last couple of weeks have been enlightening. Today, finally, though that makes it sound like I've been longing for it when I haven't, today I feel the desire to play winning poker. So tonight I'll be back out there, re-learning what I thought I knew.

Some moments of enlightenment :

* I often only want something because it's difficult to get
* Always being a favourite preflop is no way to win a tournament
* When I achieve something difficult my perspective changes and instead of feeling pride I feel like it was easy
* Like Julia Robers, my personality type is INFP
* Player poker makes me a less moody person
* Work sometimes has a sense of being too important and my reaction is to reject it entirely
* I have to be very focussed to play great poker
* The grass is always greener on the other side
* Poker adds an element of balance to my life
* Focus is not a state that can be forced, but it can be encouraged
* I want to be a great player because I love the game, and to enjoy it to the maximum I must play to the best of my ability

For those you who were mad enough to keep checking the blog, thanks, and I hope you don't feel too neglected. Some of my best friends who I've seen at least once a week for the last 10 years or so haven't seen me for 6-8 weeks, so I hope that puts it into perspective for you.
In the meantime it seems I missed the big build up to the FTOPS, which has a guaranteed $1m prize pool for its main event next Sunday. While this may seem "HUGE", PokerStars has a $1m tournament every week. So it aint that special. Hopefully I'll win entry to both this week, and get to spend Sunday night doing one of my favourite things.


Blogger MiasDaddy said...

i thought maybe you'd bought that yacht and eloped with the Rottie.

9:08 am  

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Ornate - adj. 1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented. 2. Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner;

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