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gems from the r0ck....

By: r0ck.carver @ 18:55 (EDT) / 41 / Comment ( 0 )
  Well summers gone for all of us in the great white north and looking forward to September ...MY favorite month of the year.  Warm sunny days and cool nights ... and all the yard apes back in school lol. Finally get my beach back  to myself. 
  Kudo's to all the folks who retained that covetted PL tick. I know I just hung on for dear life till the bell went :) That being said I did a really stupid thing right at the end of the month and I thought I would throw it out there for "consumption" and comments.
  I had a Family reunion to attend and missed 8 days of PSO with a 1330 ranking in the league. When I got back I put the grinder blinder's on and managed a few points to get all the way up to 525. Lo the poker gods smiled and I hit a string of ITM's in the last 3 days and actually made it to the money (450+-). Then the last tourney of the month came along I wanted to play as all the old league regulars seemed to be on as well. Right up to the last minute I waffled between playing or not but it seemed like it could be a great ending for the month. I came in with a plan to play nothing but premium holdings and run the clock if I was getting no cards.... the details aren't important .... but as you can guess I busted out in record time (even for me lol) and dropped out of the money but retained my tick (whew).
 Lessons learned:
 First option was the best...I didn't need to play and even a first wouldn't have given me the points to jump up in the winnings so why risk it. I could have observed and made notes instead!!!
 I left my game plan and busted out on a hand that , while a top 5% holding, was not AA and I made myself vulnerable in a position and at a time that was not profitable to me!!!!
 DON'T LEAVE YOUR GAME PLAN!!! it after and tweek it as necessary!

anyways I thought I'd share that 1 with you and please feel free to comment....

Good luck to all in September and to all the new ticket holders this is not Open League... If ya want to play bingo go to the legion!!!!  LOL and gl to ya!
cheers and may ur pocket aces always stand up...(KO for you I make that AK's :) )  r0ck
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