Wednesday, February 17, 2010

there's a quote in "Shadow of the Vampire" that's one of my favorites and really gets to the heart in my mind of what that vampire mythos was... - (the premise of this quote is Schreck talking about the book Dracula, and he's clearly self-reflecting here)

"Dracula hasn't had servants in 400 years and then a man comes to his ancestral home, and he must convince him that he... that he is like the man. He has to feed him, when he himself hasn't eaten food in centuries. Can he even remember how to buy bread? How to select cheese and wine? And then he remembers the rest of it. How to prepare a meal, how to make a bed. He remembers his first glory, his armies, his retainers, and what he is reduced to. The loneliest part of the book comes... when the man accidentally sees Dracula setting his table. "

Basically, this quote came to mind today when playing my first NL tourney in I don't know how long - 6 months? = a simple $1+1R+1A tourney that requires a bare minimum of poker skill to survive but basically involves being tight the first hr.

I was thinking of that - can he remember how to steal blinds, raise bets - what a proper raise is - 3 to 5 times BB? - can he bluff and not make it look like a bluff by overbetting? These things came to mind today as I tried to remember how to play NL holdem tournaments - (basically something else to do instead of multitabling those friggen .50 cent tables) -

took 53rd after hitting with AK vs a pair and he rivered his two outer - lots of old familiar things coming back to me - some now amusing, some not so - (like my cussing at the screen when I nail someone trying to suck out on me) -

but one rule in particular I've never forgotten - I may break it but I don't forget it

Once you make the money for the day, you're done with tourneys - :D



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