The First Known Transgender Professional Poker Player

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Who is Michelle Nastasis?

One side of her is a dreamer/gambler/idealist. The other side is conservative/practical and seeks stability/security. My challenge is to learn to have the best of both worlds.

I also have difficulty dealing with, not only my personal emotions, but others as well. I sometimes appear to others as emotionally self-sufficient, but I tend to deny my true feelings, often at great physical risk to myself. My outward appearance and manner give the impression of being open minded and fair, but when I make up my mind to do something, I'm a real bulldozer!!!!
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Hand Analysis

11
August 2019

The art of consistency pays dividends at the table....Eventually

By Michelle Nastasis
The lesson here is: Be consistent when playing premium hands. Yes, the villain got knocked out in this hand but his consistent play will pay dividends in most situations.
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11
August 2019

Wildly unpredictable Viilain. This is one way to combat it.

By Michelle Nastasis
A friend of mine said this about me: "You're absolutely ruthless. You have ZERO emotions at the table. You can be an absolute assassin at the table The one thing you NEVER want to see is Michelle with chips AND momentum. She will make you look silly when she's like that.
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