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Jesse Rockowitz Leads Day 1A

Jesse Rockowitz bagged the chiplead on Day 1A of the Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis main event. The Northern California native is poised to make yet another deep run, putting away 191,100 in chips for ...

Well, That Happens

by John Vorhaus |  Published: May 28, 2014


You’re dealt pocket kings and get all raisy-crazy preflop — as you should — only to face the dreaded ace on the flop. Well, that happens. You flop middle set and get meatgrindered by set-over-set. Well, that happens. Your A-2 Omaha/8 holding goes down in counterfeit flames when the river comes deuce to kill your low. Well, that happens. Your nut straight dies an agonizing death at the hands of a runner-runner flush draw. Well, that happens. Bad outcomes happen to everyone every day. The question is not, How can I avoid bad outcomes, for bad outcomes are inevitable. The question is, What do I do about it now? For years I have mostly just said, “Well, that happens,” and let those words be my mantra. When the words are working — when they’re feeding me the tranquility and perspective I need to stay off tilt — they’re worth their ...

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