Hands Played Today - 7064

Hands Played June - 133249


The shit finally hit the fan today but I still shipped 8 cents profit on the day because I am that good! (well really it is because they are that bad). The past week or maybe two weeks have been very nice. Not a heater but just a consistent streak of running a bit above average (not too many coolers and good hands holding against draws etc). I don't think I have ever seen a stretch this long before. I almost forgot what poker stress was.

My last session today where I lost all the day's profits through no real fault of my own made me think that there is just no point in trying to understand variance. I alluded to it in the article last week. Our brains just can't compute/process this stuff. I actually said to myself that if I just quit early I would save myself money. I was right. It was just downhill the whole time. And this has happened many times before. I can't explain it.

But this is not always the case. Sometimes a session starts bad and then turns around. But I prefer to ignore those and focus on the disasters like tonight as evidence of rigging. Just stop trying to understand. Because I can't and never will. Just grind.

“The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.”

- Sir Francis Bacon


  1. hey rain, your on the list on the main page of popular poker earnings on table ratings, you'll be on tv in no time :D

  2. imnotinsane20 June

    wow you are a popular poker player!! congrats man.

  3. Wow. It is weird to see my name on the front page. I have no idea why all the sudden interest. Blog traffic is way up today lol.

  4. Why haven't you moved up in stakes? You seem to definitely have earned enough buy-ins for NL25 or NL50, what are you waiting for? Or do you cash out most of your earnings?

  5. John,

    I get asked this question...a lot. I appreciate all the concern! I will move up soon.


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