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The last couple of days have been somewhat of a disaster financially in my poker world. I was entering tournament after tournament and losing everything. This is diametrically opposed to my performance the previous week. 

I was below my self-set limit of $200 and dipped near $166. This is even with my wonderful 5 am start time that I've written about before. I got a ticket for Red Spade Open satellite from PSO and could play Chromestar freeroll and 100K Freerolls, and I also played zoom tournaments (why are there so few of these?), and one thing led to another and I was $20 down! Then I thought I'd recover by playing zoom cash, but nope. I can see how people get addicted to gambling when things don't go well, you're just desparate to recover and it's like a snowball turning into an avalanche. 

I had to take a break. Fortunately Game Dev Tycoon was on sale, so I got it on Steam. Nec minit, Steam tells me I played it for eight hours! in one go... so that was a good distraction. 

Then one of those special Team Online zoom tables opened up and I went to play. I didn't realise they go in every hand, but I gave it a shot and got lucky. I couldn't quite figure out what I won, but the money came through today and it was $40! - sweet deal, now I'm back above $200.

Yesterday they started the November Mission Weeks promotion and I signed up for the 30 VPP one. Isn't it odd how I used to struggle to get 20 in a month and now i'm planning to get 30 in one week. Hopefully I get it! So to start things off I registered in some MicroMillions SNG satellites. 

This was probably the most crazy hand I've seen and I looked at it again and again and again. Just so maddening. I looked up the other person on playerscope and they don't even come up. New maybe? Checked out some other tables they were on, and this person was playing the same way everywhere. And winning. At showdown. Was very weird. Well that's chance eh.

On Monday it was the Melbourne Cup and the office had a sweepstakes. You put in two dollars, they draw a name out of a hat, and whoever's horse comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or last wins some change.

I got the prize for the horse that came last. In fact, it never came at all. It broke its leg and was put down right at the racecourse. How is that for a bad beat for the horse Kinda felt like blood money when I was using my 'winnings' to buy a coffee. At least I didn't pick it!

Then later today I got a phone call that I won a cookbook from a competition I entered into via a TV channel promo!

Ups and downs eh... 

On the topic of positivenes and rocking the bad beats, I leave you with these Day[9] videos:

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