Originally Posted by Dave Kaminski
I used to play poker semi-professionally and I lost money on two very bad beats (runner runner trips to beat my two pair, and AQ vs A9 and my brother of all people sucked out the nine on me.)
Thanks for your worries but I'm very responsible when it comes to gambling. I'm just in a hard way about money right now because I'm in between working for myself and a job. I finished up with most clients a couple weeks ago and I start training for my new sales job this coming Monday.
I'm certainly not someone who would rationalize a gambling problem. I appreciate your concern deeper than you could imagine though. (Don't worry so much though!
I thought about your message also last night, since I'm went through similar losses on the table, although probably not at the stakes you had them at. So don't worry, this isn't a warning on the dangers of gambling, after all, I'm doing it too!
In your original post, I think you said that you suffered the bad beats, then went on to feel thankful for the opportunity to play against your opponents. When I was thinking about Steve's blog and your post last night, I came to think that it is the bad beat itself that you should become grateful for
. We must learn to become grateful for everything, including the most negative parts of the experience. In this way, our gratitude spreads to include everything.
Of course, right after I thought that, I had to grin and bear it to say, "I am grateful that this guy called my all-in and hit runner runner to make an inside straight". Then, "I am grateful that this guy caught his flush on the river."
... It's definitely a work in progress.