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  1. Knee Deep Breaking Bud
  2. Some people are just born with a killer instinct, whether is was the smallest guy on the football field smashing all of the bigger meat heads or the ugly friend that will hit on any hot chick and not give a *$#&%. A lot of the same qualities carry over onto the felt and can create one dangerous player. I myself am trying to find that killer instinct again. I used to not give a crap when playing poker. I'd make some reckless plays, and if it payed off, then great. If not, then I'd go on to the next game. I'm not saying I was a maniac every hand, but if I entered a pot, I wasnt giving my chips away without a fight. Now I've became a better player and understand a lot of aspects of the game that most amateurs don't get. Example: I let my buddy try out a $5 sit and go because he was bored. The guy just didn't know anything about poker, and I didn't help him out much unless he asked for advice. To make a long story short, he ended up winning the sit and go. Why? Well he always had that killer instinct. He was making plays that didn't make much sense, but he was winning, and most of the time he was the favorite. I would tell him, "You have nothing invested, why would you call his all in with a pair of 3's?" He'd answer, "because I'm going to win the hand." Simply put, he did. While you don't want to play a grueling 1000+ man MTT this way, certain situations can justify these kinds of plays. I had just busted out of a tournament, and this was this is how it went down. Blinds were 300/600, and I was stitting at 22k. Top 9 were to be paid, and there were only 16 left. I was 3rd in chips. Middle position raised to 1800 and button calls. I looked down at A4 off. I thought, "Oh god, I can't play this crap in bad position. If an ace falls, then what do I do?" Then sure enough, the flop came 235 RAINBOW. Awesome, we got a bet, a call, and an all in. If I find my KILLER INSTINCT that hand, I'm at about 60k and probably going on to finish at worst top 3. I out thought myself. You can say what you want, but sometimes you just gotta want it, and I didnt. 3 hands later I was out because of a tough beat. Yeah shit happens, but if I win that first pot I'm still sitting with about 40k. Everytime I'm watching a good player (not necessarily a ranked player), you would literally have to bomb their house to get them to fold some hands. They don't want to leave their chips in the middle. They'll do anything possible to get those chips. Under some circumstances it's ok to get away from the pot and not be a moron. What I'm saying is think of the glass as half full. If you have a decent read on an opponent, then go with your gut, whether or not pot odds are in your favor. I'd rather go down swinging, knowing I trusted my read, than go down folding like a pansy. If you raise a pot with junk and get a caller, don't be afraid to bet and raise and claw at that pot. You'd be surprised how many chippies you'll end up with. I'm not saying play like a maniac; just don't give in to anyone no matter who they are. Don't be afraid to raise on the button just because theres a chance one of the blinds might play back at you. WHO CARES? Play right back at them, and even if you get called, you're usually not that bad of a dog. My point is, don't let yourself get to the point where you're expecting to get sucked out or get reraised with a marginal hand. You gotta not only believe, but know your gonna win every damn pot you enter. You want people to fear you. So who gives a crap if you make a dumb play? You want ALL the chips and will be willing to do whatever it takes to get them. If you have to talk smack, then go ahead. If you have to show a few bluffs, then go ahead. If someone in a casino is Mr. bling bling, dont be intimidated. Play your game with a killer instinct. *** Just remember, Nice guys finish last!
  3. As in all aspects in life, poker is about making the right decisions at the right times. At the same time, making the right decision could end up busting you. Yup, poker can certainly leave you scratching your head. I haven't had that many tough decisions in my life. I have a great family and played sports throughout my childhood up until college, basically I can't complain. I did my fair share of silly things during college like most people do, but when it was time to buckle down I did so and got my degree. My last year of school I made probably the toughest decision of my life up to that point- I took one thousand dollars of my money to see what I could do with it playing poker. You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ~Steven D. Woodhull I thought, (like everyone does) that I would be able to make a ton of money right away and retire at the age of 22. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. Lets just say after about 2 weeks of playing poker I was frantically sending applications to businesses looking for a job. But hey, that's why I have a degree to fall back on, right? It wasn't long before I just got fed up and took one last stab at the poker thing. I'm not saying I got lucky, (maybe only half of the time) but I was able to build a nice bankroll from that last $200. It was a real nice turn around since I was able to win a few big tournaments in a couple of days. I'm sure many of you have done the same thing. But the question is, "What decisions led you to where you are now"? In everyone's life there are always those few very important decisions that can change your life forever. It can be something from getting involved with the wrong girl and having your life completely ruined forever. I have a few friends who are now daddy's when they didn't want to be. Not that it is such a bad thing, but they were certainly put between a rock and a hard place. For some people it could be picking the right job. You can always look back and wonder, gosh if I had just decided to become a doctor rather than a teacher my life would be so much better. But would it really? If you spend your life living in the past you will never enjoy the present or have success in the future. A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. ~Rita Mae Brown Ok, so what does any of this have to do with poker? Well, every decision you make at the table leads to different scenarios further on in the game. It's like a domino effect of sorts. "God dang if I would of played that hand I would of doubled my stack!" So now I'm pissed and I make a bad decision later on and lose all my chips. "WTF if I had folded the previous hand maybe the cards would have been shuffled differently and I wouldn't of gotten my aces cracked by 57 off suit". Yeah I'm sure I'm not the only one who has thoughts as silly as these when on tilt. The point of my article is that like in life, poker is all about decisions whether they be tough ones or easy ones. Once you make your decision you have to stick with it, and if things go bad you just have to keep moving. Some people seem to be a little luckier than others and that is fine by me. I'm sure people that have won the lottery will tell you they were just in the right place at the right time. Well, sometimes when I play my 57 off suit and flop a boat, I was simply in the right place at the right time. "Gets down to what it's all about, doesn't it? Making the wrong move at the right time." -- Cincinnati Kid This is the great thing about poker. Sometimes a bad decision can have a good result as well as a good decision having a bad result. But unlike in life, there is always another tournament or cash game for us to enter and make the best decisions we can make. So, next time you want to go on tilt and smash another monitor just think to yourself, "did I make the right decision? Would I do the same thing again? If not, what would I do differently?" and most importantly, have fun. It is a game we're playing after all.
  4. Can't find anything anywhere and it looks like ass to me based on what I see atm.
  5. I think Heyman turning on Brock would be a great angle. It won't happen for Somoa Joe because Vince doesn't like Joe. He's an eye sore as far as physique and he can hold his own on the mic. Vince is high on Braun so I could see Heyman trading sides and building a ton of heat.
  6. Side note, love the miz lately. Never been a real fan of his and he's honestly not the best in ring. His promo's have been near shoots and hes not giving a fuck anymore.
  7. Would really like to see WWE throw a curveball at us. It's been really going through the motions lately. Would love to see brock drop the title tonight and get his rematch on raw tomorrow. I'd think that would boost ratings.
  8. I literally just bought the original Sound Garden album at best buy in a bargain bin for 5 bucks. Great ablum. Great musician. His stuff with Rage Against The Machine was epic. Sigh. RIP
  9. This is not a joke thread. I've been playing poker professionally for 12 years now and recently have wanted to cut out some of my "demons" like drinking. I've literally drank my self through nearly all my sessions for over a decade. Not usually getting totally fucked up, but long sessions can be grueling, tedious, and boring at times. Drinking kind of made it fun and more tolerable. Plus I wasn't as nervous when I played a big pot or got deep in a big mtt. It literally helped my play I don't care what anybody says. I've played some completely sober sessions recently and let me tell you, its been brutal. I feel like I can't put in a full session anymore and I get super frustrated way to easily. My DR prescribed me some beta blockers which is supposed to keep you calm but it doesn't really do the trick. So i'm asking the community 1. am I the only person and 2. what do you do to combat this issue.
  10. Chazmental

    Just got my paypal
  11. Chazmental

    Sounds too good to be true but if this is legit, PROPS!!!!
  12. I've always wanted to randomly get laid mid day during the week. Like a random cougar at the grocery store. The shit you see on brazzers etc. I've had this happen back in college and spring break, but never as an adult. Chicks you know do not count. I'm talking random stranger.
  13. trader joes believe it or not lets you mix and match. The selection is meh though. They do get the sculpin in. So you can buy 1 and not spend 14 on a 6 pack. Ballast point really is fucking up the market.
  14. I started taking more pro biotics and eat way more clean than I used too. I literally dont have to wipe my ass anymore. Its awesome. I still wipe twice plus the insurance wipe but my ass is squeaky clean.
  15. Blood work is good. I've had anxiety attacks on and off since college so over a decade. If I take care of myself i'm usually fine. Its when I get lazy, eat like crap, don't exercise, drink too much for a few days when I get them.
  16. Some people don't get them. Your lucky.
  17. I'll get random anxiety attacks like if im driving on the highway or shopping or something weird. They aren't frequent its just a weird fight or flight feeling sometimes for no reason. Not necessarily partying induced. THough partying does trigger them on occasion.
  18. You just feel super restless and your mind starts racing. Weird thoughts, sweating, can't sit still, shortness of breath etc etc.
  19. I actually just said fuck it and drank a few beers this morning. I feel way better than I did a few hours ago.
  20. Do any of you guys get anxiety attacks after a night of partying. As long as I don't "over do it" i'm usually good. But as i've gotten older, if I have an all day drink fest and don't eat/drink enough water, the next day is like an all day anxiety attack. Its fucking weird. Some friends party way more than me and never get them. I do know a few people who do but most people I know just get a regular hangover. Thoughts? What do you do when this happens besides swearing off partying (which I wont because I do enjoy it). I know if I drink a lot of water before bed after drinking it usually helps but sometimes I just fall asleep. Then its the next day afternoon of doom.
  21. Since I recently moved to upstate Cali the craft beer scene here is amazing. My palate is definitely changing and with the ridiculous selection its good to love beer if you live here. I'm starting to like more and more sour beers but they are pricey as fuck for a good one. Like minimum $4-$5 for an 11 oz bottle. The good ones range from $10-$30. Some come in a 750 ml bottle like a champagne bottle.
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