Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Many fish bites if ya' got good bait

The title of this post comes from the song "Fishin' Blues", by blues musician Taj Mahal. Poker has a lot in common with fishing. You need to be patient, first and foremost. When you get a nibble, you can't suddenly reel in your line hell bent for leather; that'll just rip the bait out of the fish's mouth and you'll end up with nothing. You have to gentle the fish along, slowly but steadily increasing the tension on the line. Strange as it may sound, another attribute poker and fishing share, at least for me, is that they're relaxing.

Last night my patience was rewarded with some nice hands. I gentled them along, winning some nice pots. It was another night when poker seemed dead simple. Would that it were always so!

delta: $31,000
balance: $621,714

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