When English != English

Gibraltar has a lovely mix of people from all over Europe and all of them speak English. But as Facty has pointed out in her experiences in Ireland things are not always as they seem. Chips are fries, fries are fries, crisps are chips, biscuits are cookies, and cookies are cookies. It’s a little deeper […]

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India Part II

WARNING NO POKER CONTENT This is a long overdue follow up to my post London and India. Over the next several days I would come to hate the Marriott. Not the entire chain, just this hotel. It’s out in the middle of nowhere on the other side of Husain Sagar lake yet they don’t even […]

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London and India Part I

WARNING NO POKER CONTENT Via the marvels of the Internet it may not be obvious but I’ve been traveling quite a bit recently. I’ve got writer’s cramp from filling out so many landing forms. I spent a week in London and then headed over to Hyderabad, India for a week. All in all, close 12,000 […]

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First Few Weeks in Gib

I won’t bore you with all the work related details of my first few weeks in Gib. Besides, as many of you can tell from reading the news I landed in a very crazy professional situation so I’ll leave that for other posts. As my first installment on Gibraltar let me share with you some […]

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Getting to The Rock

Well, it’s been almost three weeks since I’ve arrived on The Rock and so I thought it proper to take a break from all that’s gone crazy in our online poker world and write a little something about the experience. Unfortunately, on my journey here I wasn’t trapped between anybody worthy of the sandwich guy […]

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The Move

First off, let me apologize for not posting recently. I’ve had a lot going on which has kept me from doing much posting or blog reading. As some of you may already know, I will not be joining some of my compadres going to Dublin. In the end, it really wasn’t the right move for […]

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A Few Days in Stamford

With many of my co-workers making a mad scramble to get their lives squared away for their Dublin move, I was very disappointed that I had to take a trip this week. Ernest, Katkin, Chharlie (no, that’s not a typo), and many others would call this week their last in the US and here I […]

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A Photo Journal of My Ireland Trip

Unfortunately I didn’t get to take many pictures while traveling around outside of Dublin. I was mostly in the car looking out the window at the scenery and photos don’t take so well at 70mph. I just thought this was funny. They also had banners advertising it as an American circus. For all the bad […]

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Bad Flights, Euro-Snobs, and Dublin

I flew out first thing Tuesday morning. By first thing I mean before noon. Normally I like to fly international airlines but that wasn’t an option due to pricing. I ended up flying American Airlines. A four hour flight from here to Chicago and then a 7 hour flight from Chicago to Dublin. My flight […]

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Off to Dublin

I’m still working on my report from the Phil Gordon / Andy Bloch Las Vegas Academy but I’m off to Dublin, Ireland this morning. I’ll be back on Sunday just in time to do laundry, pack and jump on a plane next Thursday for the WPBT Summer Classic II.

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Vegas Wrap Up

So I wake up Saturday morning and head down to the spa where I had made an appointment. Courtesy of the Imperial Palace I treated myself to a Swedish massage, a detox wrap (and in Vegas, detoxing every so often is recommended), and a facial massage. All told, it was a 3.5 hour session. I […]

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More Pics From Hanel’s Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Hanel Chris and April Mike Chow Ephro The Smashing in the Face of Cake Ceremony Three Bums and a Lady Franklin Advertising His Seminar “How to Make Friends and Influence People With Sign Language” More pics are available on my Flickr site.

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Details, Details, Details

Okay, so in my rush to get posts out I’ve left out a few details. Let me correct that error. The tuxedo shop sucks ass. We all went to get fitted about two weeks ago and they measured everything from my wingspan to my inseam. We’re leaving Thursday and we go for a “final fitting” […]

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Bachelor Party at MGM

Our little Chris Hanel didn’t want to do the stripper thing for his bachelor party so I was pressed to come up with something. I put feelers out and Mike Chow came through with a phone call to Andy Bloch. I exchanged a few emails with Andy and he agreed to come down and play […]

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