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The Life & Humbling Times of a Bridge Pro Learning Poker
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Between a wicked flu and writing a paper which I have been invited to present at a prestigious psychiatric conference, poker has had to take a baxk seat this ast month,

I was still able to bring a total of 870 VPP for 2015 and with some shame, I report approximately $750 plus for the month. Wht shamefully? I played a lot of Sit & Goes and truly, there are certain tactics which enhance one's chance of winning BUT I really don't think such a game enhances one's poker! I am struggling  with my favourite game, Zoom, as I was playing $25 buy-in prior to my long absence from all poker due to health reasons, but am now playing $10 buy-in as I work on honing my skills and confidence. The dilemna is this: I am NOT ready for $25 but am somewhat bored at $10, In part, I have addressed this by playing $10 cash tables. When I fold, unlike with Zoom, I can watch my opponennts who are betting and have the luxury of being a spectator. In this position, I attempt to read opponents' cards as they bet

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