I Want My RSS

If you’ve been with me a while you’ll note that I wrote an Email to RSS gateway some time ago. It was pretty much a simple little tool in PHP that I set up on a cron job to poll a POP3 server at a regular interval and grab emails sent to a specific account. […]

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Some Sites of Note

Some of you who have been coming here a while might have noted a certain commenter going by the name initials MEP. Well, MEP has his own poker blog now. Knowing MEP, I’m guessing some interesting things will get said over there so it’s worth checking out. I also ran across this dude who is […]

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Diver Down Follow Up

I recently posted about scuba diver, Dan Carlock, who was left stranded in the water after a recent dive. Someone forwarded to me a press release sent out by the company who was responsible for leaving him: Venice, CA – April 30, 2004 – There has been extensive media coverage about the rescue of Dan […]

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My First B&M Casino Loss

Finally made it out for some live casino action at the Commerce Casino Friday night. Zengy IM’d me Friday afternoon and we agreed to meet up at Commerce around 9pm. Zengy beat me there and already had a table playing $4/$8 so I found myself a $2/$4 game and was pleased to see that it […]

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WTO Whacks The US On Online Gambling
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Following up on a previous post, it looks like Antigua and Barbuda have successfully challenged a U.S. ban on Internet gambling at the WTO. Not like I was expecting an in-depth piece but the story seemed a little confusing and not very positive. For instance, the story states: The United States argued the gambling restrictions […]

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Hey, I Know That Guy!

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m a scuba diving fanatic. In fact, as a hobby, I teach scuba diving and am a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. A friend emailed me this link to a story about a diver who was left behind on a dive recently and floated in the Pacific Ocean off of the […]

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The Game I Decided Not To Play

I was swapping emails with my friend Mark this weekend and it reminded me of a poker game I once passed up. I was in Bangkok hanging out in a bar with a group of locals (some Westerner ex-pats and some Thais) and we were discussing the various sports that are big in one country […]

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What was your turning point?

Most things that take skill and mastery often come with an “Aha!” type moment where one can look back and point to an event, piece of knowledge, or lesson that marked a major turning point for them. I think of it as that moment where all of a sudden everything makes sense. You still may […]

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Arg!

Well, I guess I knew that I couldn’t do 40BB every night on Empire but man, what a tough night. I still walked away with a win over my two Empire sessions so I’m not crying too loudly but the part that was really getting to me was that I was getting pretty good hands. […]

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I’ve sold my soul

Tonight I started playing the Empire Poker tables. I’ve had a very, very good experience at Paradise and a so-so experience at Party (nothing to do with Party, it was totally my run of cards) but my move was motivated by just a touch by greed. I was recently contacted by someone from Empire who […]

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Poker Tourney Photos Now Available

Though mostly of interest to those who played in last week’s poker tourney, the photos have been uploaded and available for your viewing pleasure.

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Not Getting Tweaked

Chis Halverson has a post about a string of bad cards he’s been experiencing. Almost makes me glad I’ve been too busy to hit the tables much lately. The one piece of advice I would offer when you’re getting hammerd like this is to watch your PokerTracker stats rather than your bankroll. Your bankroll will […]

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Tourney Ideas

After the other night’s tourney, we got some feedback and I thought I would throw it out there to the general poker community for some thoughts. Basically, it was a $50 buyin with $25 rebuys available at any time to anybody who went below $600 in chips (everyone received $1000 to start). At the third […]

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And the winners are . . .

Here’s the email my buddy (and co-host) Zengy sent out announcing the winners from last nights tourney: Hello All- All I can say is “Holy Shit!” Last night’s tournament was the best we have ever had. 30 guys started and we had 32 rebuys totaling a $2,125 final prize pool. (The room cost $175). The […]

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Uncle Sam Sucks

I hate paying taxes. It would be nice if they just sent you a bill every year but instead they just take it out of your paycheck before you even see it and then, like a crack addict, they want more every April. To steal a bit from Chris Rock, that’s not paying taxes, that’s […]

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