Get It Quietly

Football, bollocks and a bit of poker if you're lucky.

Location: Enfield, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Speak No Evil

After some thought I have just about decided that there's not a lot to be gained from taking cheap shots at individuals. Sure, it's cool to be cynical but in the end it becomes part of you and it is not worth becoming that negative just for a few cheap laughs. In general, remember that when it comes to tournament circuit success, perseverance, a fat wallet (or an accomodating sponsor) and luck are probably just as important as talent. Average and even losing players can have runs of form that make them look like superstars for longer than you could possibly believe. It's the nature of the beast. If they start to believe their own press, it's only a matter of time before the game sorts them out for you.

Never pay too much attention to reputation at the poker table. Even those who are top-class have off-days and are distracted at times. Just focus on how they're playing right now, not who they are. Always play your best and never be discouraged just because of who's at the table. If you can look yourself in the eye in the mirror, you don't need to cut others down however lucky or over-rated you (or I) think they are.

If this blog and others are less entertaining because I'm not being such a bitch, so be it. Maybe if I have to stop taking the easy option I might think of something more interesting to say. We shall see how it goes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No cheap shot? What? Not even at Debbie Rogers?!?!?

1:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I applaud your honesty. Your blog has become considerably less popular with me, because of precisely the reasons you highlighted. In the last year, I suspect that you've spent too much time gazing at the stars and not enough time in where or what you are standing.

Good Luck

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you. It's the off-season and you need to kick back and relax. Just try not to pile too much weight on and make sure that you turn up on time when it's back to business as usual in August.


4:11 PM  

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