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Old Jun 20, 2007, 1:51am   #1
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After 17 consecutive tournaments without cashing, I finally do well in one. 6th in chips with 10 people left (of 1272) in the 50+5 on stars. 13.5K to the winner. I've been playing great and feel good about my chances even though I'm a bit shortstacked.

Then my Internet connection died! I tried for a few minutes to get it working again. Hm, is there someone I can call who can finish this tournament for me. No, it's past 2 AM here. Great, now what do I do? Last time I checked all my neighbors had encryption configured on their wireless networks, so I won't be able to use those. I have to at least try. Nope, no one has left it unsecured. Hm, maybe one of the other buildings here...

So I put some pants on and take my laptop outside. I scan for wireless networks in at least 5 different spots until I find one that works. This has taken me 15 minutes or so.

I start up my Pokerstars client and see that I'm still in the tournament. 8 people left. But of course I'm a lot more shortstacked than before. I get dealt rags for a while, and then I just have to push my A9 from two before the button, since I only have a bit more than 3 BB. I get called by KQ. Three low cards, another low card, a low card, AND A MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN!

I got $985.80 for 8th. Better than nothing I suppose. And there's also no way my battery would have lasted long enough to win the tournament.

The most annoying part of this is that it may be my own fault. I may have forgotten to pay the bill.

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Old Jun 20, 2007, 1:58am   #2
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The most annoying part of this is that it may be my own fault. I may have forgotten to pay the bill.
This is a perfect example of how your actions can cause the bad beats you take. I guess all those results-oriented people were right afterall.


BTW, that sucks man, get better internet and/or remember to pay for it.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 1:59am   #3
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Using the neighbours wireless! The dedication! Nice effort. You should have got first for that.

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Old Jun 20, 2007, 2:03am   #4
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It would have been cooler if you just busted down the neighbours door and downloaded pokerstars.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 2:12am   #5
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I'm back in my apartment now, and I'm writing this on my other computer, so my Internet connection is definitely working now. That kills the forgot-to-pay-the-bill theory. So it was my ISP's fault, not mine. It still sucks though. I lost thousands of dollars in cash EV there, and possibly as much as $12.5K in real money.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 2:14am   #6
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Your internet provider chose quite a time to shut it off. I'd be so pissed if that ever were to happen to me (less the non payement of bills of course).
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 2:23am   #7
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Too bad you don't have a friendly neighbor. Just in case that were ever to happen to me, my neighbor gave me his encryption code so voila, emergency internet.
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I get dealt rags for a while, and then I just have to push my A9 from two before the button, since I only have a bit more than 3 BB. I get called by KQ. Three low cards, another low card, a low card, AND A MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN!
Hm, "three low cards, another low card, a low card" and then the MFQ would make it six cards. I guess you guys knew what I meant anyway.
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Old Jun 20, 2007, 3:21am   #9
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So I put some pants on and take my laptop outside.
I like this bit.
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I like this bit.
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