Bodog Ari

I'm Ari Engel and am also known as BodogAri online. I've played poker for a living for virtually my entire post-college life. In the last few years I have started teaching people my style and philosophy on poker tournaments. Many of them have done very well. If you are interested in getting my help, email: thebodogari@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Failure

I harp on this issue, probably a little too much. But after another night of getting close, but not getting there, I need to keep reminding myself. I just looked at my DB stats, and I have finally strung together 3 consecutive cashes at Stars. Out of my 868 tournies I've played there (just Stars, since Nov 05), I have never once before accomplished 3 straight cashes, meaning: that's a lot of failure to go through. Every day, I am busting out of multiple tournies, and clearly as a poker player, I am very competitive, and by nature find it difficult to lose. However, without accepting this component of the game, I would go out of my mind.

It was preety funny to watch the guy at the world series, complaining about playing "perfect" poker, and still getting bust out. Losing in a tournament often has less to do with your skill, than with the nature of the game; u simply cannot win every time. The sooner u appreciate that fact, the better it will be for your game.

5 Comments:

Blogger Winston said...

I like that you harp on this issue. It is a reminder to those of us that only play a small portion of the tournys that you play, that these tough times can be a bitch. Keep plugging away and do everything in our power to play our "A" game. The numbers only "work" if we are giving out less freebies than other players.
Can we quit playing with river cards though?! HA!

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