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Well I had a terrible month in January.  I think part of this is due to taking a break and coming back rusty and part of it is due to running terribly.  I would get it all in good only to get drawn out on...this happened countless times or I would just lose the flips that you gotta win in order to do well in this league.  (AK or Ax would usually catch vs. my QQ or KK for example.)  I'm not complaining - that's poker and I'm just hoping to get more of the best of it in February.  I'm also working at avoiding more flips where possible.

This league continues to grow and as it grows adjustments may be required in order to succeed.  There are more players some good and some bad.  Pay attention to the good players and try to profit from the bad ones.  If a player is keen to shove every single pot then it is usually better to 'donk dodge' and stay away from that player.  That said sometimes you can make a marginal call against this player and will usually be ahead given that they are shoving with any two. 

Sometimes it is best not to get involved early however if you get a big hand early or find yourself in a good situation it might be a great opportunity to double or triple up if some are willing to put their stack in the middle with almost nothing.  You may occaisionally see me in the chatbox getting involved in some frivolous drama after someone either calls me light or is in a big pot with a ridiculous hand that sucks out.  I apologize if I've ever gone off on you and feel free to thank me anytime for the entertainment.

These are just my humble opinions and they may help you or they may not.  Best of luck to you if you are reading this.
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