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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Plugging Leaks

I've been in a bad slump on the virtual felt this week. Looking over my last 15 tournaments, I've bricked the last eight and only cashed in one of the 15 overall. And it was a fourth.

Not good.

So, I took some time and reviewed some hand histories. It seems I was getting a little loose with my push ranges on the bubble. The villains will call you down lighter than in the past, and now I have tightened my push range.

So for, so good. I have cashed in three of my last six 18 man, $6 tourneys, including one win. That's a $36+ profit, so hopefully, that leak has been plugged.

On another subject, I spent some time watching a movie with a friend of mine last night. Grant is 34 years old (just a pup) and was involved in a horrific auto accident two years ago. A dog ran in front of his car, he swerved to miss the dog, lost control, and collided with a concrete barrier. The collision killed his dog, who was riding with him and broke Grant's neck, leaving him a quadriplegic.

Grant has spent the last two years on a ventilator, the only way he is able to breathe and survive. He is going to Dallas tomorrow, to see if he is a candidate for a program that involves reviving his phrenic nerve, which is the nerve that controls your diaphragm. As you probably already know, your diaphragm controls your breathing.

If Grant gets accepted to this program, he could possibly get off the ventilator, which would be a huge step forward in his recovery. My reason for mentioning this at all, is to ask for your prayers today and tomorrow for Grant. My prayer is for him to be accepted into the phrenic nerve program and for him to regain his ability to breath without the assistance of the vent.

Will you join me?


  1. Wow it sure shows how life can change in an instant. Here's hoping he gets accepted

  2. Hey Ducky,

    He'll be in my thoughts and prayers and I always get what I want. Consider it done. ;)

  3. Good luck to your friend in both getting accepted and for it working out for him.

  4. Thanks everyone!

    Grant has such a positive attitude. It's truly a tribute to the strength of the human spirit.

    But the kid could really use a break.