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What Would You Do With a Bracelet?

by Jeff Shulman |  Published: Aug 21, 2009


Have you ever run well for seven days? I just did. Now that I have rested after playing under those heat lamps for days, I can look back and say, “What a ride!” Besides the physical strain, my brain hurts. It is tough picking up aces so much and having them hold up. Of the 15 times that my hand was favored against all-in players, not once did I lose the pot. I even won my races. Even funnier to me is that I made a couple of terrible reads that led to poor calls. Anybody really can win at poker.

Although I have my reasons for certain statements I made regarding trash receptacles and jewelry, I may reconsider if the opportunity arises. Do I really want some random person taking the bracelet out of the garbage and selling it for a personal profit? Of course not. So, what should I do? Of the few suggestions that I received, two stand out. One was to send it to President Obama to put in the White House, and the other was to auction it off and give the proceeds to charity. Oh yeah, I forgot, I don’t win tournaments.

I appreciate that I have made it as far as I have, but the work isn’t even close to being finished. Besides trying to win a one-table tournament with great players, I get to think about it for three months. At least I will have a newborn to keep me company in the middle of the night as I think about Phil Ivey picking up on all of my tells — and I had plenty.

As I get back to my real life for a couple of months, I want to thank everybody for helping me become a better poker player and a better person. You know who you are. Finally, this is proof that if you read Card Player from cover to cover for 10 years, you will know a lot about poker. Spade Suit

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