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Oh Leads Day 1B

Day 1b is done and we have our final 10 players. Young Oh is leading the pack with 604,000, which puts him atop both starting flights. The player known as DD had the chip lead ...

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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