Thursday, March 02, 2006

I Never Thought Uncle Sam Would Rescue Me From a Losing Session

Yesterday was pretty ugly poker-wise. About -$1,400 ugly, nearly all at the 20/40 tables. Giveth and taketh away and all of that crappeth.

Nothing really spectacular occurred, just couldn't get anything going, plus one table was pretty lemurific, except I kept ending up on the wrong end of it, after isolating the lemur that loved to raise with hands like 34s. One of the somewhat decent players at the table also kept hitting on the turn/river, over and over and over, after I'd given him plenty of reason to suspect that his A high, 4 kicker wasn't going to be good enough. Until he spikes an A on the river.

In brighter news, sweet Jebus, ScurvyWife and I are getting back quite a hefty return this year. Thumbs up to overpaying throughout the year, as it worked out to be inadvertent savings. The nice thing is that it was pretty much completely unexpected, as I thought we still might owe some. I suppose that's why I'm not an accountant, yo.

Still keeping an eye on ScurvyRat but the tough little bastard seems to be completely normal and fine.

I really, really need to motivate on a poker-related business idea that's been percolating in my brain. Like, really. Even if it means playing less actual poker for a month or two. I enjoy the poker, obviously, but I'd likely be a wealthier monkey overall if I'd devoted more time to assorted endeavors the last few years instead of


ScurvyDog said...


That's one snap judgment to make, without a lot of knowledge of the particulars of the situation. Not really a constructive one, either, as it sounds like you have some valuable knowledge to share on the subject.

Anything constructive to share? Especially for those with risk-adverse spouses, who'd much prefer to overpay throughout the year, even if means potentially losing out on 4-6% interest that might have safely been earned on the money.

CC said...

heck, from the world of the self-employed where I've had to go without a paycheck for five months and living with a flat market, I'll gladly grab an Uncle Sam re-buy bonus this year...

The Litvak said...

When did the comments section become a tax planning flame-war?

Glad to hear the rat and the tax situation are good. Sorry to hear about the bad variance-- no doubt you'll find the same guys at the tables later on and get it back, and then some.

EN09 said...

Last time I ever recieved a refund from my favorite Uncle Sam was '88. The next year I was beginning a career in the insurance industry and made some personal financial changes.

Two words. Get an accountant.

ScurvyDog said...

Thanks, j, for taking the time to return and add some more helpful info.