Monday, August 16, 2004

Corrections and Omissions

I used to be eighteen years old. It was a good time. I was young and stupid. I had the memory of an Elephant. In computer class I was the guy who was “Sorry teacher but the correct scale of a double is 1.81673+e15 not 1.81672+E15”. I have since become wise instead of smart. I do not know the precision of a double anymore but I know how to find out. I may not remember every fact, tidbit, and bit of data but I know how to negotiate for a good pay rate. I know my memory may not be as good at 35, but my use of that knowledge is much better.

Now to set the record straight I called a $3 raise with an 8-3 of diamonds. I then proceeded to make worse calls all the way down to the river. Once I hit the river I made the only good choice with my flush: Raising my remaining .40 cents.

I will tell you all right now though, I do not write down my poker hands. I tend to write this Blog freestyle, saying what is on my mind. The only accurate hands you will ever see here are my live tourney reports. If you are depending on me for great poker advice please read someone else. I bet many of the Bloggers out there can give you better advice. I have been doing this for two months.

If you want total accuracy please read the New York Times.. check that, “Free Kevin Mitnick!”.. umm.. the Boston Globe or some newspaper like that. I am sure they have many editors that check the facts out.

All I promise to provide here is entertainment and my personal view of how my Poker career is going. For the most part I write the Blog for internal reflection. I hope you find my trials and victories inspiring or amusing. I hope some of them get you to think about poker concepts. Perhaps a few might give you a nice push in the right direction. If you require 8 degree decimal precision the 18 year old version of me would be glad to help, but the current edition does not see the need. I hope you all enjoy what I write.


Blogger JW said...

Dang Sir, you sound a little put out today. Still, I enjoyed the sarcasm! :) Keep up the excellent blogging.

5:51 AM

Blogger BadBlood said...

You know, it's no crime to gamble a little bit every now and then. Nobody plays their A game constantly. So you gave someone a bad beat. Big deal. Sometimes it's fun.

Regardless of whether it was 8,3 or J,T, who gives a rip?

The real question is, did you type J,T originally so as to make your original call look less fishy? Or did you simply forget? Personally, I don't care, but I'm sure there are others who would gladly pounce on you if you selectively editted your starting hand to make the call look more reasonable.

I also reserve the right to edit facts to make reading my blog more interesting. I don't recall signing any "nothing but the truth" documents prior to creating my blogger account....

7:10 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

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7:37 AM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

For the record I put J-3d because that was what I remembered. I was possibly confusing the 25K tourney hand I lost. Maybe the J just sounded good since that was what beat my AA in the 25K tourney. It was not because J-3d sounds better than 8-3d. I would say that J-3d and even J-10d are all bad calls to $3, even though J-10 gives you the straight and two decent size cards. I did not put a J to embellish my hand or seem like I played any less poorly. As I have said several times every move I made on that hand was wrong until the .40 at the river. If people want to think J-3d makes me look better and I was trying not to look bad then that is there problem. 'nuff said.

7:57 AM

Blogger BadBlood said...

I certainly hope I didn't come across the wrong way in my question. I was really just curious.

Again, sorry if my question was out of line or implied the wrong thing.

7:09 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Blood - Nothing you said was wrong. I am a little sensative about the whole issue I guess. I am sensative about being called a liar so wanted to straighten things out a little.

11:43 PM

Blogger BadBlood said...

Cool man, I can totally understand. Just wanted to make sure I didn't come off as being accusatory, totally not my intent. Now, back to the blogging...:)

6:13 AM


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