The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

Back in January when I was studying for the PMP Exam, I volunteered to help on the PMI’s Program and Portfolio Management Standards project. The goal was to construct a body of knowledge in program and portfolio management similar to the one PMI already has for project management (for those wondering what the difference is,…

Stop Your Whining

From CardPlayer.com: “Gallagher limped in with pocket fives in a multiway pot, and managed to keep his cool as the flop came 7-5-5 . He checked his quads, there were a few other checks, and a player in late position moved all in with pocket nines, thinking his overpair was good. When Gallagher called and…

More SNG Action

Wow, I really felt in the groove tonight. Only had time for one game but I just sat back and hit the monster hands at all the right times. Here was my favorite hand of the match: Paradise Poker Limit Hold’em Tourney, Big Blind t50 (9 handed) Preflop: Hero is BB with 9d, 2s. UTG…

You Win Some, You Lose Some

I tried my hand at the SNG tables again tonight. Did pretty well and took 3rd place in my first game. Feeling a little cocky I decided to pony up to the the multi-table NL tourney being held. By the time the first card was dealt, there were 302 players seated. I played extra tight…

Being Republican

I guess at some point, during some election, I registered Republican. I’m not sure when but somehow I got on the GOP’s list. Just for full disclosure, I am currently registered as an independent and have been for many years. I vote for candidates from either party depending on how well they represent my interests.…

Back To The Virtual Tables

I’ve been pretty busy the last couple of weeks which means that I haven’t seen much poker action. Other than the tournament last week I haven’t played for about two full weeks. That dry spell ended last night when I finally sat down and played some SNGs. The first one I just couldn’t get a…

David Ross’ First 52 Weeks

Since I always enjoy reading David Ross’ articles on the TwoPlusTwo forums I thought I would assemble the first year of his postings here. It’s mostly for my benefit as a quick reference but feel free to do what you want with it. Playing online for a living week Playing online for a living week…

Super Bowl of Poker Photos Published

I may never get around to writing a full report on the May Superbowl of Poker but the long and short of it is that I didn’t take home any money. Out of a starting pool of 36 players I went out in 12th on a hand that went a little something like this: AJo…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…