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    Bull
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    OOPS

    Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:02 pm

    So I went on that gambling trip with my friends that I was talking about a while ago. For a long time now I have had control when playing poker. I'd leave after one buy-in, suppress the urge to re-buy, walk away knowing that losing in poker can happen even when you're ahead...

    Not this time :'(

    I initially said I'd go on this trip because it wasn't going to be based around gambling. Then it turned out to be and I think now, looking back, I knew that I'd struggle to stay off the tables. I just love the game so much. The thrill of winning, the look on my opponent's face when I show a bluff. The feeling of hitting the river...

    It was all too much for me and I lost $6 in 2 nights. Had to borrow money off my best mate just to get through the rest of the trip, and now he's really worried about me. Truth is I only told him I lost $2k.

    Most of it went during one session where they all went out and partied and I decided to come home early. I said I wasn't feeling well (true story) but because I didn't want to feel like a loser and a loner I went and sat at an expensive table playing for stakes I wouldn't normally play for. I just felt invincible and I was for the first half hour, making 2.5k in a few hands. But then it all went. I made wrong moves, I got bad beated, everything...

    Now I come back only to realise my employer is trying to cut down on jobs and I'm no longer guaranteed a good income (thought I was getting promoted this year but it hasn't happened yet).

    So I'm 6k down and rent is due in a few weeks.

    I'm completely screwed
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    BriM
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    RE: OOPS

    Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:11 am

    Bull (6/02/2013)So I went on that gambling trip with my friends that I was talking about a while ago. For a long time now I have had control when playing poker. I'd leave after one buy-in, suppress the urge to re-buy, walk away knowing that losing in poker can happen even when you're ahead...

    Not this time :'(

    I initially said I'd go on this trip because it wasn't going to be based around gambling. Then it turned out to be and I think now, looking back, I knew that I'd struggle to stay off the tables. I just love the game so much. The thrill of winning, the look on my opponent's face when I show a bluff. The feeling of hitting the river...

    It was all too much for me and I lost $6 in 2 nights. Had to borrow money off my best mate just to get through the rest of the trip, and now he's really worried about me. Truth is I only told him I lost $2k.

    Most of it went during one session where they all went out and partied and I decided to come home early. I said I wasn't feeling well (true story) but because I didn't want to feel like a loser and a loner I went and sat at an expensive table playing for stakes I wouldn't normally play for. I just felt invincible and I was for the first half hour, making 2.5k in a few hands. But then it all went. I made wrong moves, I got bad beated, everything...

    Now I come back only to realise my employer is trying to cut down on jobs and I'm no longer guaranteed a good income (thought I was getting promoted this year but it hasn't happened yet).

    So I'm 6k down and rent is due in a few weeks.

    I'm completely screwed
    Bull! Mate. Argh, how frustrating. You must be feeling pretty low right now I imagine. What are you going to do, do you reckon? What are your first steps? I don't envy you at all, but don't be too hard on yourself. You've been doing so well, and I know it's a lot of money, but it's just one slip up, and now you can work on getting back on your feet
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    doug
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    RE: OOPS

    Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:43 pm

    hi Bull you sound like a very honest guy, it takes alot of courage to tell us about your trip..but i am glad you did.

    hopefully you can channel that courage in a way to help yourself ...keep trying..
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    Doug who's the good dog?
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    Bull
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    RE: OOPS

    Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:44 am

    Brion (11/02/2013)
    Bull (6/02/2013)So I went on that gambling trip with my friends that I was talking about a while ago. For a long time now I have had control when playing poker. I'd leave after one buy-in, suppress the urge to re-buy, walk away knowing that losing in poker can happen even when you're ahead...

    Not this time :'(

    I initially said I'd go on this trip because it wasn't going to be based around gambling. Then it turned out to be and I think now, looking back, I knew that I'd struggle to stay off the tables. I just love the game so much. The thrill of winning, the look on my opponent's face when I show a bluff. The feeling of hitting the river...

    It was all too much for me and I lost $6 in 2 nights. Had to borrow money off my best mate just to get through the rest of the trip, and now he's really worried about me. Truth is I only told him I lost $2k.

    Most of it went during one session where they all went out and partied and I decided to come home early. I said I wasn't feeling well (true story) but because I didn't want to feel like a loser and a loner I went and sat at an expensive table playing for stakes I wouldn't normally play for. I just felt invincible and I was for the first half hour, making 2.5k in a few hands. But then it all went. I made wrong moves, I got bad beated, everything...

    Now I come back only to realise my employer is trying to cut down on jobs and I'm no longer guaranteed a good income (thought I was getting promoted this year but it hasn't happened yet).

    So I'm 6k down and rent is due in a few weeks.

    I'm completely screwed
    Bull! Mate. Argh, how frustrating. You must be feeling pretty low right now I imagine. What are you going to do, do you reckon? What are your first steps? I don't envy you at all, but don't be too hard on yourself. You've been doing so well, and I know it's a lot of money, but it's just one slip up, and now you can work on getting back on your feet
    What am I going to do? Well, that's the first thing I thought of the other day and guess what I did...
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    BriM
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    RE: OOPS

    Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:55 am

    Bull (13/02/2013)
    Brion (11/02/2013)
    Bull (6/02/2013)So I went on that gambling trip with my friends that I was talking about a while ago. For a long time now I have had control when playing poker. I'd leave after one buy-in, suppress the urge to re-buy, walk away knowing that losing in poker can happen even when you're ahead...

    Not this time :'(

    I initially said I'd go on this trip because it wasn't going to be based around gambling. Then it turned out to be and I think now, looking back, I knew that I'd struggle to stay off the tables. I just love the game so much. The thrill of winning, the look on my opponent's face when I show a bluff. The feeling of hitting the river...

    It was all too much for me and I lost $6 in 2 nights. Had to borrow money off my best mate just to get through the rest of the trip, and now he's really worried about me. Truth is I only told him I lost $2k.

    Most of it went during one session where they all went out and partied and I decided to come home early. I said I wasn't feeling well (true story) but because I didn't want to feel like a loser and a loner I went and sat at an expensive table playing for stakes I wouldn't normally play for. I just felt invincible and I was for the first half hour, making 2.5k in a few hands. But then it all went. I made wrong moves, I got bad beated, everything...

    Now I come back only to realise my employer is trying to cut down on jobs and I'm no longer guaranteed a good income (thought I was getting promoted this year but it hasn't happened yet).

    So I'm 6k down and rent is due in a few weeks.

    I'm completely screwed
    Bull! Mate. Argh, how frustrating. You must be feeling pretty low right now I imagine. What are you going to do, do you reckon? What are your first steps? I don't envy you at all, but don't be too hard on yourself. You've been doing so well, and I know it's a lot of money, but it's just one slip up, and now you can work on getting back on your feet
    What am I going to do? Well, that's the first thing I thought of the other day and guess what I did...
    You mean again?
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