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Learning to Dance in the Rain

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by Roy West |  Published: Jul 10, 2009


Hi. Come on in. Greek food today: roast lamb, stuffed grape leaves — and a big block of feta. Enjoy. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Life is about learning to dance in the rain. What in blazes does that mean? And what does it have to do with poker? Well, let’s talk about it here in the dark corner of your poker mind. For the last 10 sessions, I have barely been able to win my hat size, while hearing from two more students today about how big they are winning. Sometimes your poker life feels like a giant rainstorm. The winds are howling. The rain is beating down on your head. And you can’t catch a starting hand no matter how much you pray to the poker gods. So, you wait for the storm to pass. You hunker down and play “defensive poker.” But you ...

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