September 05, 2011
I thought I would write about my podcast on "Deuce Plays", but I'm not feeling it math-wise. Even though, I'm on my favorite Chapter on "Mathematics of Poker" right now (Kelly Criterion), I'm not into writing long dissertations about it. I hope, I can do it next week.
There is so much going on in my life right now. I started the new job last Thursday. And I'm super happy and motivated. Of course, I'm arriving at work early and thinking about stuff at home, too. But for every minute I spend at work, a minute from poker is taken (since I'm not about to sacrifice family minutes). So it is the end of long mornings dealing with poker, the end of slowly enjoying deucescracked videos. On the other hand it is the beginning of a new postdoc, a new outlook in my career. The people are generally impressed at work and I hope I can build upon that. Now the day only has to have 75 hours for me and 24 for the rest of the world. Oh and no sleep, please, or maybe yeah, just like 1 hour should be enough. Why 7-8 hours anyway? :)
Oh, and I had my first Ambien experience in poker. For people that might not know what I am talking about, here is the relevant clip (thanks to Short-Stacked Shamus and PokerGrump):
Tonight I log in to Pokerstars and suddenly, there are like 50$ more in my account than expected (48$ to be exact). And I go to the Hand Histories and I don't remember playing those hands, but yep, they are right there on Sunday evening when I played. Oh wow, I must have out of my mind. And as always, playing better out of my mind, than when paying attention :P
I was saddened this morning to hear on Twitter that Thuy Doan had passed away. I started my Twitter account on poker over 2 years ago, a little bit before the WSOP 09, for backers to follow my progress. I only had like 10 followers, even my backers would only load up the direct webpage link. I think one of the lower teen numbers of followers was her. At first, when every Twitter follower is to be cherished and adored, I went on a mission to find out who this Thuy person was. I mean, I didn't even know if it's a guy or not, if it was somebody selling something. It was then, when I found out, she was a female poker player and everybody talked well about her. By the time she hit the "big time" with the guys lining up to donate hair and all those things, she had unfollowed me again. :( . So today I read, she lost her fight with cancer. I didn't know her, but it brought tears to my eyes. Life is so unfair sometimes! How can such a nice person be infested with that nasty disease.