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A lot of hardly any poker

by The Poker Academy |  Published: Jul 03, '15


Here’s what my WSOP has looked like so far…

I played the Colossus and didn’t cash.
I took a last minute, unexpected trip to New York to attend the Belmont Stakes as a guest of @Devopoker and DraftKings. This was an amazing experience, standing in the winner’s circle to welcome American Pharaoh, the first triple crown winner in almost 4 decades!
I came back to Vegas and played the $1500 2-7 triple draw and a $5k NL hold’em event and didn’t cash.
I went home to Seattle for about 8 days to catch up on some stuff there.
I played the Chad Brown charity tournament at Planet Hollywood, an amazing event and a great time. Last year I won that event, but I had no luck this year.
I published a book, a crime thriller with a poker slant called “Drawing Dead”, available on Kindle and Nook. This was something I have been working on for a couple of years and I think it’s a great story that I’m excited to share with the poker world. I hope to get a lot of feedback and see what people think about it, good or bad. It’s only $3.99 so check it out and please let me know what you think!
I played one session of cash, $5-$10 No limit, winning about $4k.
I played the $1k online event and didn’t cash.
That’s it. Balance. I have played 4 WSOP events and went 0-4, played cash one time, took a vacation, went home for a week, and published a book. This summer, though I have played hardly any poker, has been one of the most enjoyable in the last few years, all because of balance!

Rick Fuller and Rep Porter are content creators and instructors at

Fuller has been a professional poker player for more than a decade. He has made four final tables at the WSOP, two in no-limit Hold’em, one in razz, and one in Omaha eight-or-better. Rick is a gifted communicator and teacher, actively involved in poker education for the past decade, teaching poker to thousands of students around the world. A former Police Officer, Rick is an adventure junkie, a private pilot, a skydiver with hundreds of jumps, and a certified SCUBA diver. He currently resides in Washington State.

Porter is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner with over $2.4 million in tournament winnings. He won his first bracelet in 2008 in six-handed no-limit hold’em and his second bracelet in 2011 in razz. He also finished 12th in the 2013 Main Event, taking home $573,204. Rep is a graduate of the University of Washington and worked as an equity options trader. Rep has played poker professionally for 17 years.

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