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pikachar

Living the life of Mike McDermott

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"I've often seen these people, these squares at the table, short stack and long odds against them. All their outs gone. One last card in the deck that can help them. I used to wonder how they could let themselves get into such bad shape, and how the hell they thought they could turn it around."

So my life as it compares to Rounders, ergo "Living the life of Mike McDermott"

So let's just say we all know that one scumbag, you know the one you stick your neck out and save. We've all be there in one way or another. It's human nature to go help someone. So here's my Worm, you know him as Juan Estola, we all know the aftermath, so I won't go ad nausem. The good thing, I didn't get my ass handed to me by state police, but he did leave a ding in my bankroll.

This leads me to the game I know and love, NLHE, and the massive money it made me. So WSOPC BC and OSS 2 on BCP did give me a $16K return, I did have about $3K of that instantly gone due to selling action, so for the math nerds, that's $13K. So I bucked up, left active duty army, and went for it. WSOPC Iowa was like hitting a fucking brick wall, I was in bubble town (6 of 7 events). When I got back to my new home, my wife sternly said get a job after a loss of $3K... Here comes Knish.

My buddy hooked me up with a job in May, been grinding it out day in and day out since then. My life turned into a fucking grind. Working 12+ hours a day 6-7 days a week, plus hooking up with the National Guard made it where I had 0.0 free time. The money's good, not like me crushing 1/2 or 1/3 isn't going to average $200 a day for 8 hours (yeah I was in insane mode in Louisiana, crazy ROI's) but getting my ass handed to me constantly was beginning to toll on my life. All I could think about is how the fuck did I get here? What can I do, where can I go? Then the improbable hit me...

So my wife, packed up everything, and I mean everything, and headed to St. Louis during that drill weekend. So, since women are the rake, I decided to fold my hand, and filed for divorce. So yeah, she left me there high and dry. Nothing, well basically nothing, she left a few gifts... nothing says fuck you like seeing the shit you got her in the past year. Funny thing, she bled me worse than Johnny Sep... She took it all, money, car, and my kid. So basically with nothing, I'm fucking doing it.

"Let's go play some fucking cards"

Sir Bob shot me a tweet about this FTP Montreal shit. Took a quick glance at it, said fuck it I'm in. What else do I have to lose? In a few weeks, I'm going to be 100% free and clear of everything, with possible custody of my daughter. Yeah, single, free of all the shit involved with marriage... 7 years of shit. Free to go claim that one fucking sweet thing I want to win... A god damn WSOPC Ring, a WSOP Bracelet, a live god damn win. I've been so close it hurts.

So back to the original quote, between Montreal and the WSOPC Chicago... I might be above my original roll back in April when I left active duty. For Fuck's Sake... I can see my game versus Teddy KGB.

"We can't run from who we are. Our destiny chooses us."
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  1. hotshott74's Avatar
    Good luck at the WSOPC and FTP Montreal, Mike... May you go on an upswing.
  2. epjftw's Avatar
    Despite the cost, glad you are free. Enjoy it.
  3. miletery's Avatar
    Good luck!!!
    and i hope no short stack no odds player will surprise you
  4. samulsani33's Avatar
    My buddy hooked me up with a job in May, been grinding it out day in and day out since then. My life turned into a fucking grind. Working 12+ hours a day 6-7 days a week, plus hooking up with the National Guard made it where I had 0.0 free time. Nutrigold Garcinia Cambogia