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« on: October 10, 2012, 03:56:54 PM »


February 2010 I was standing at the bus stop on the strand having lost all my money in the Empire, I was broke; I didn't have enough money in my pocket to get myself a drink from the 24 hour Spar shop. 
A beggar walked past and asked me if I could spare some change. I couldn't even reply! spare some change? how was I to tell this man that I didn't have enough change to get myself water from the shop. I got onto the bus  and realized that my bus pass had expired, I flashed it at the driver and held my breathe, luckily for me it was a busy night and he didn’t realize.  On the long journey home to crystal palace I started thinking about my life, I started day dreaming and nearly missed my stop.  I arrived home made myself some breakfast ate and went straight to sleep.  I slept for two days, I was depressed I felt down. 
"When a man is at his lowest his brain is not rational, I started thinking of all sorts of negative things, all sorts of things that I would never have thought if I hadn’t have gone to the Empire 2 days prior"

That's when I remembered DTD I felt a good vibe when I was in Nottingham and London had nothing more from me I was 53 years old and I had nothing, my record business had gone down and left me poking around for scraps.  I wasn’t ready to give up.  I sold some of my old stuff and got some money together.

It was a Thursday, early 2010 I caught the train to Nottingham and called my friend I had a suitcase and £200 in my pocket, my friend met me at the station and we caught the bus to his house. I told him I was moving to Notts and needed somewhere to stay until I could find a place. He said I could stay at his for a couple of weeks. When I told him I was moving to Nottingham to play poker he thought I was crazy.

We got to his house at around 6 I dropped my stuff off and asked how I could get to DTD he called one of his mates who dropped me off.  I remember walking through the doors of DTD that day knowing this was my last Shot, this was it! It was make or break! I’d never left London in my life, my family thought I was crazy, if I failed I would be ridiculed by friends and family, I couldn’t afford to lose this was it…

Next post will be how I became Rastafish

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 03:59:00 PM »

I'll answer any questions anyone has honestly as possible for the next hour
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 04:05:13 PM »

Hi,

My timing might be perfect.  I Don't know you and have never been to DTD but clearly there is a lot of love for you on this site, why do you think that is ? What have you done to deserve all this admiration? 

 I think i have read that you aged 50+ as i am, do you think we can compete with all the youngsters in this game and if so what you think is our biggest edge Wink

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 04:06:19 PM »

Incred Rastafish!! Can't wait till next read!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 04:07:00 PM »

How long have you lived in England for?
How many years did you live in Jamaica for?
Is most of your family in England or Jamaica now?
Why did you leave Jamaica?
Will you stay in England for the rest of your life do you think?
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2012, 04:07:28 PM »

do you think we can compete with all the youngsters in this game and if so what you think is our biggest edge Wink
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2012, 04:07:40 PM »

do you think we can compete with all the youngsters in this game and if so what you think is our biggest edge Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2012, 04:07:59 PM »

Incred Rastafish!! Can't wait till next read!


See, everybody loves you Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2012, 04:09:24 PM »

If you met the man, you'd definitely understand Steve. He's an absolute living legend
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I really really do feel like you might win one of these!

Last time I felt this strongly was when I felt like Jake was going to "bink something live" about 2 years ago Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2012, 04:10:56 PM »

my question is, Do you think you can keep winning at poker purely playiing live tournies
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2012, 04:11:23 PM »

Hi,

My timing might be perfect.  I Don't know you and have never been to DTD but clearly there is a lot of love for you on this site, why do you think that is ? What have you done to deserve all this admiration? 

 I think i have read that you aged 50+ as i am, do you think we can compete with all the youngsters in this game and if so what you think is our biggest edge Wink

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Steve

I think it's because I'm straight forward and tell the truth, but with humor.  
Do I deserve admiration: I don't call it admiration I call it mutual respect.  and respect is earned and my respect has been earned through my consistency and humor
Our biggest edge is experience, you can not buy experience it's gained through years...
And we can compete with the youngsters because we were young once. The difference between us and the youngsters we have been young but they haven't been old, we always have the edge...

Much Love Brother
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2012, 04:11:30 PM »

Really looking forward to hearing your story.
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 04:11:35 PM »

Are you going to come to prague with the boys in December?!
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2012, 04:12:23 PM »

Are you going to come to prague with the boys in December?!
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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 04:13:01 PM »

Who was the man before Rastafish the poker god?
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