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by Roy Winston |  Published: Feb 11, '11

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I am off to Vegas for the weekend and am excited about it. I am the Cut-Man/ Corner Man for Emily Bearden, who is a world class professional Muay Thai fighter. She is fighting this Saturday at Buffalo Bills in Prim NV. I train with her at a mixed martial arts gym in New York City called Five Points Academy, located on Canal Street. Of course her training is a little more intense and productive than mine, but hey for me at my level it works.

While on the plane on the way out, it seemed all the channels had shows talking about Valentine’s Day. I have to say, I hate holidays. Now when I was in school and you got a day off for a holiday that was all good, but these days there is nothing about any holiday that really appeals to me. Any holiday that has Hallmark cards designed for it is by definition ridiculous. Almost all holidays are just opportunities for commercial enterprise. Valentine’s Day puts pressure on us guys to buy something and plan something. The plan something is a real problem because all the restaurants are full and they gouge you to the best of their ability. Another thing about the day is it is miserable for those who are alone. It exacerbates feelings of loneliness, and makes those on the edge feel like falling off.

Anyway, enough of that, I am at the Bellagio for the weekend and other than the fight Saturday night and the weigh in today, I can be found at the poker table. I have been playing so much online, I am really looking forward to a few live sessions, I only wish I was in town longer.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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brunell4070
over 8 years ago

Yes, lets remove all current holidays of the year. That would make for a very interesting life. Stop being such a tool and realize these holidays, whether 'hallmark' or not are just another way for people to express feelings to one another and engage in a fun/special day.
And it doesn't make people 'miserable' for those who are alone, unless they are insecure enough and want to pity themselves to make them feel that way.

Can't stand people who use Valentine's Day as just another reason to feel sorry for themselves.
Also: I do Not have a Valentine.

 
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mkhammer
over 8 years ago

no holidays or birthdays........you must love kids and family.

 
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quest
over 8 years ago

Roy has a good point. VDay is tons of pressure on my relationship.

Why are you slamming him for his opinion? It only degrades your own opinions.

I would rather have Roy as my friend/neighbor than many of you. He is an intelligent professional Doctor, that has had much success in the poker world. Why else would Cardplayer welcome his blogs.

Please show class use constructive critcism instead of a verbal barrage of hate.

 
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gangles
over 8 years ago

I agree with you on the holidays Roy. Valentine's Day is just a crass cash-in, and results in expensive, insincere, and meaningless shows of affection. Any real romantic gesture has to happen organically, and not as a result of corporate arm twisting.

Good luck at the tables.

 
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vegastom
over 8 years ago

Sounds single, looks single....is this a surprize?

 
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vegastom
over 8 years ago

I would find it impossible for some lady to put up with his massive ego for an extended period of time.

 
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EdTheTed
7 years ago

Hey folks, Valentines Day is NOT a holiday. It is a marketing day for card and flower companies. But no one gets time off. Reality check, hey?

Ted.

 
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