"Success comes in cans. Failure comes in can'ts."
June 18, 2021

Every time I get discouraged I remember what my dad used to tell me. He said: "You can't win if you don't begin." I went out early in the $10K Limit tournament and felt bad because I not only couldn't win a hand, I was moved to Phil Ivey's table and we played props and I lost almost $200K to him as he went broke before I did. Then I took off yesterday and played in a great cash game where I sailed off $150K more. It's pretty hard now to go play in a $5K stud 8 or better tournament but I guess I have to put my bad times behind me and go try. It seems to be harder to regroup as I get older.

On the bright side, my sister and her family visited and it's always good to see them. Also two cousins I hadn't seen for a long time were here and that was nice. I also feel physically strong and keep swimming each morning so maybe I'll turn things around.

I hedged my series bet on the Celtics. I took the Lakers +4 1/2 points for $70K and if I lose it, I will win a $100K bet on the series. It is nice to get in position like this because you can middle these games. Obviously it is hard to get here but the way I'm running, I prefer to cinch a win.

I'm trying to fix my schedule where I will be well rested for the $50K HORSE Tournament because that is the big one for most of the pros. The $10K main event is so large; it's unlikely any of the pros will ever have a chance to win it. It will be special for me because they are going to name the $50K HORSE after my pal Chip Reese, so I'm bringing my A game when they ring the bell for that one. - DB

@EricOosterbeek No, it's just good natured ribbing. He is a cool guy.

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