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[Oct. 27th, 2004|10:56 pm]
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I just heard that Boston won. Way to go!

(The rest of this is talking poker, ignore if I've been boring you with it lately)

It was strange playing poker tonight. I was playing at the table, noted the chip leaders, and tried getting a read on them. The one I judged the best, I just avoided playing the hands he played. The next one I rated at slightly above my skill, and guessed that I was the third best at the table.

That was until the first hand where the person I rated as slightly better than me and I had a showdown. I had the better position at the table, and noticed he was doing exactly what I planned to do before I could do it.

That caused an epiphany. He was *me*. Whenever he and I went against each other the rest of tonight I just played into my own weaknesses, and sure enough I had that guy's number. Everyone else at the table was not a threat.

It was weird thinking of that guy as me. I *knew* what he would do in every case because it would have been what I would have done. I never thought I'd see myself playing against me.
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-10-28 06:02 am (UTC)
Good job seeing it! A lot of people wouldn't have. :) Sound pretty surreal!
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-10-28 11:04 am (UTC)
Yeah, It was very freaky that first showdown I had with him thinking of what I was going to do and then seeing him doing it instead. In a way, I'm looking forward to seeing that guy at the tables again now that I know I can get in his head easily.

Plus the more I think about it the more I'm sure it was bound to happen. I know I'm not the only one reading the online advice on playing. That makes for a lot of people learning the same style of play.

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-10-28 11:34 am (UTC)
*nod* Indeed...the key, as in most things, is flexibility, I would think. :)
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-10-28 07:04 pm (UTC)
On my favorite poker tip website, the last article in the beginner section is entitled "Think for yourself." It stresses flexibility and knowing there isn't one single best stratagy/formula for playing. :-)
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