Mean Gene
Mean Gene
Pittsburgh's most decorated poker blogger, which I admit is like being the best shortstop in Greenland

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My Articles

Presto, the Arlo, & the Hammer
An Online Code of Conduct
The Ethics of Ratholing
"The Professor, the Banker..."
"Ace on the River"

My Columns

Lose the Shades
If You Can't Say Something Nice
Whither the Kicker
The Lady is a Champ?
Covering the WSOP (or not)
Statistics, Luck, and Poker
Poker and New Orleans
Managing a Bankroll
How To Tell A Bad Beat Story
Telling Lies
The Power of Poker Tracker
Advanced Card-Handling

My Greatest Hits

5 Things To Do Before I Die
Cafeteria Nostalgia
Mean Gene's Dubious Dating Tips
Poker and Business?
There's No Such Thing As Luck?
Isabelle, Je t'adore
No Shirt No Shoes No Service
Well, The Food Was Good
Good Morning, Mr. Matusow!
The Weekend of our Discontent, I
The Weekend of our Discontent, II
Books That Left Their Mark
Ode to a Fish Sandwich
Bill Simmons Ain't the Poker Guy
The Sports Guy Still Ain't the Poker Guy
Again, The Media Tackles Poker
Five Years After 9/11
Hitting Pretty Girls in the Face
Sixth-Graders Suck

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Tao of Poker
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Love and Casino War
Double As
Lion Tales
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Human Head
Sound of a Suckout
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TP's Table Talk
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Poker & Other Stuff
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    Saturday, January 03, 2004

    Time to take up golf

    I'm beyond frustrated. I'm down $30 tonight, down $90 in two days. Playing $.50-$1. I could see it if I was playing goofy, playing like a moron, but the morons are absolutely killing me. I took my advice from the post below, I really tightened up with all the loons out there, and I can't get a hand to save my life. Over two days and about 4 hours of play I've won 2 hands, and both pots were below $6. I haven't had a flush in that time, and the one straight I had was beat by a full house.

    It's to the point where I can't imagine winning a hand again. I'm going to go over my last 100 hands in PokerTracker and see what the hell I'm doing wrong. I'm so gunshy I don't feel like I can raise, ever. No lie, I've been beaten with big hands like 15-20 times in a row, big hands being high straights, flushes, even full houses. And it isn't like I've had the sucker straight or a 8-high flush, I've had big, confident hands and gotten absolutely creamed. I get lousy hole cards, when I get OK cards I can't catch a flop, and when I do make a big hand someone backs into a monster. At this rate my poker career will be over by the weekend.

    Sorry, had to vent. I'll write something more coherent tomorrow. Oh, I think I played at my first table with noticable collusion tonight. No, I don't blame that for my losses, though I did lose about $5 there before I decided to move on. I'll write more tomorrow.

    Hey, miracle of miracles, I just won a hand. I had AQ and caught a queen on the turn. Of course the third club showed on the river and the guy bet into me, but I called and won nine bucks. I'm only down $80 now. Hey, I'm on a streak now, one in a row. Quit while I'm still smokin'. get this widget Please visit Pokernews site for more poker news, poker strategy articles or poker rules.

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