Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, that's right I said it! Merry freaking Christmas, none of that no backbone, PC happy holidays crap. It's Christmas, haters be darned.

I hope everyone enjoys the company of family and friends this season, they are the greatest present you can receive.

I'm hosting Christmas dinner for my immediate family, my brother, sister, and a gaggle of kids. I'm honored and excited to warm my home with their love.

Peace be with you and yours. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas!

Yeah, that's right I said it! Merry freaking Christmas, none of that no backbone, PC happy holidays crap. It's Christmas, haters be darned.

I hope everyone enjoys the company of family and friends this season, they are the greatest present you can receive.

I'm hosting Christmas dinner for my immediate family, my brother, sister, and a gaggle of kids. I'm honored and excited to warm my home with their love.

Peace be with you and yours. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Tight is Right???

or....INTO THE MIND OF A DONKEY

Statistics for 157 Hands
Street Saw Saw/Total
Flop 22 14%
Turn 16 10%
River 14 9%
Showdown 13 8%
Street Won Won/Saw Won/Total
Pre-flop 17 11% 11%
Flop 4 18% 3%
Turn 0 0% 0%
River 1 7% 1%
Showdown 4 31% 3%

Another night in the"tight" experiment.

Some of you must appreciate how painful this is for me.

I chipped up nicely early on then made this questionable play in the third level.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4570383624: Riverchasers Online Poker Tour (34529216), Table 3 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em -
Seat 6: peacecorn (4,085) SB
Seat 7: iam23skidoo (2,180) BB

peacecorn posts the small blind of 40
iam23skidoo posts the big blind of 80

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iam23skidoo [7d 9d]

Kermolly calls 80
peacecorn calls 40
iam23skidoo checks
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8h 5s] so I've flopped a double gutshot and an ugly outside flush draw, and a sneaky ugly one at that.

peacecorn checks
iam23skidoo checks
Kermolly checks
*** TURN *** [Jd 8h 5s] [4h]
wee free card!!!
peacecorn checks
iam23skidoo has 15 seconds left to act
iam23skidoo bets 160
Gee I have to bet, no one wants this pot.
Kermolly folds
peacecorn raises to 320
iam23skidoo calls 160
Beware the min-raise...maybe i can steal the river..
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8h 5s 4h] [Ts]
BINGO!
peacecorn bets 500
iam23skidoo raises to 1,780, and is all in
peacecorn calls 1,280
*** SHOW DOWN ***
iam23skidoo shows [7d 9d] a straight, Jack high
peacecorn mucks [5d 5c] three of a kind, fives
iam23skidoo wins the pot (4,440) with a straight, Jack high.


I went on to die out in 14th again, just not playing anything. Then making really bad decisions with mid pairs.

Theres a quote floating in my head regarding donkeys changing their spots, but I don't have the energy to come up with it.

Tight is Right???

or....INTO THE MIND OF A DONKEY

Statistics for 157 Hands
Street Saw Saw/Total
Flop 22 14%
Turn 16 10%
River 14 9%
Showdown 13 8%
Street Won Won/Saw Won/Total
Pre-flop 17 11% 11%
Flop 4 18% 3%
Turn 0 0% 0%
River 1 7% 1%
Showdown 4 31% 3%

Another night in the"tight" experiment.

Some of you must appreciate how painful this is for me.

I chipped up nicely early on then made this questionable play in the third level.

Full Tilt Poker Game #4570383624: Riverchasers Online Poker Tour (34529216), Table 3 - 40/80 - No Limit Hold'em -
Seat 6: peacecorn (4,085) SB
Seat 7: iam23skidoo (2,180) BB

peacecorn posts the small blind of 40
iam23skidoo posts the big blind of 80

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to iam23skidoo [7d 9d]

Kermolly calls 80
peacecorn calls 40
iam23skidoo checks
*** FLOP *** [Jd 8h 5s] so I've flopped a double gutshot and an ugly outside flush draw, and a sneaky ugly one at that.

peacecorn checks
iam23skidoo checks
Kermolly checks
*** TURN *** [Jd 8h 5s] [4h]
wee free card!!!
peacecorn checks
iam23skidoo has 15 seconds left to act
iam23skidoo bets 160
Gee I have to bet, no one wants this pot.
Kermolly folds
peacecorn raises to 320
iam23skidoo calls 160
Beware the min-raise...maybe i can steal the river..
*** RIVER *** [Jd 8h 5s 4h] [Ts]
BINGO!
peacecorn bets 500
iam23skidoo raises to 1,780, and is all in
peacecorn calls 1,280
*** SHOW DOWN ***
iam23skidoo shows [7d 9d] a straight, Jack high
peacecorn mucks [5d 5c] three of a kind, fives
iam23skidoo wins the pot (4,440) with a straight, Jack high.


I went on to die out in 14th again, just not playing anything. Then making really bad decisions with mid pairs.

Theres a quote floating in my head regarding donkeys changing their spots, but I don't have the energy to come up with it.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Nerves on high alert.

It all starts when you get about 4 hours of sleep.

You walk into a haphazard environment of fear, dejection, anticipation and curiosity. The only thing that anyone is sure of is that nothing is sure. Your leaders have gone, theres no direction only speculation and promises.

They Say:
"Nothing will change"
"This is good news"
"We are prepared to grow"

You hear:

"Everything will change"
"This is really bad news"
"We are fucked"


So I get to play in purgatory for an undefined time till things fall out in the watch.

I may need one of these:



earlier than expected.


On a side note I'll be headed up to the big apple Jan 2nd - 4th. YAY.

Nerves on high alert.

It all starts when you get about 4 hours of sleep.

You walk into a haphazard environment of fear, dejection, anticipation and curiosity. The only thing that anyone is sure of is that nothing is sure. Your leaders have gone, theres no direction only speculation and promises.

They Say:
"Nothing will change"
"This is good news"
"We are prepared to grow"

You hear:

"Everything will change"
"This is really bad news"
"We are fucked"


So I get to play in purgatory for an undefined time till things fall out in the watch.

I may need one of these:



earlier than expected.


On a side note I'll be headed up to the big apple Jan 2nd - 4th. YAY.

How tight can I be??

An experiment in the MOOK.


Statistics for 216 Hands
Street Saw Saw/Total
Flop 23 11%
Turn 11 5%
River 8 4%
Showdown 6 3%
Street Won Won/Saw Won/Total
Pre-flop 12 6% 6%
Flop 4 17% 2%
Turn 2 18% 1%
River 1 13% 0%
Showdown 4 67% 2%


Not a winning strategy, no. But I had a run of really bad cards just after the first 60 hands or so, so I decided to play as tight as I could. Made it to 14th place...with just a little adjustment against my normal fonkishness I may be on to something.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

How tight can I be??

An experiment in the MOOK.


Statistics for 216 Hands
Street Saw Saw/Total
Flop 23 11%
Turn 11 5%
River 8 4%
Showdown 6 3%
Street Won Won/Saw Won/Total
Pre-flop 12 6% 6%
Flop 4 17% 2%
Turn 2 18% 1%
River 1 13% 0%
Showdown 4 67% 2%


Not a winning strategy, no. But I had a run of really bad cards just after the first 60 hands or so, so I decided to play as tight as I could. Made it to 14th place...with just a little adjustment against my normal fonkishness I may be on to something.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

APBT II and weekend wrapup

Well, before I got too tipsy last night I promised Kat a somewhat coherent recap of the evening's events. I'm not sure if I can promise that now, but I'll give it a shot.

I'll set the table with my Friday night.

The wife and I were invited to wine club and we made it for the first time. I'm a closet wine snob so this was great for me. I spent 3 years as a wine steward at The Cloister in the early nineties.

We had a pacific northwest theme and I decided to focus on Willamette Valley. Oregon is Pinot country so I selected a Pinot Gris from King Estate (my families' vineyards wink wink)and Willlamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Of course I HAD to taste all 14 of the wines available and woke up Saturday morning with a massive wine hangover. LEMON

I was dragging ass, but I had a lot to do, so I cleaned up the basement and ran to the store. I also had to semi-entertain the kids cause the wife was writing a paper for her last final of the semester.

At about 5pm I called my buddy JewFro to help with the table, but his sister came into town early from Connecticut to dodge the horrible weather. Long story short, he could not come to the game OR help me get my table from the clubhouse. LEEEMMMOON

I proceeded to call everyone I know within a 10 mile radius and every single one of them was busy or not answering. Finally I got in touch with Todd and got him to come a little early to help carry my 1400 pound table.

Somehow upon getting the table into the van we ripped one of the legs out of the bottom of the table, however I was able to re-screw the leg back into the base.

Kajagugu, BrainMc, Surf, Sham and Gnome were at the house when we rolled up and got a good chuckle as Todd and I struggled with the table, but everyone pitched in with the chairs and getting the chips set up.

We chatted for a bit and waited on ChapelHill and if I remember correctly his uncle. I probably don't remember correctly as I could not remember his name, we decided to call him Buddy and he didn't mind at all.

I decided to go ahead and push the start back to 8:30 to let the our travelers make their way through the crappy weather and traffic. Eventually everyone had arrived and we ended up with 12.

Table 1 had Butch, Gnome, Doug ( a pokercats arena regular), ChapelHillnc, Buddy, and Kajagugu.

On table 2 we had Todd, Francase, Sham, Myself, Brain and George.

As you can see by the post yesterday I tried to design a structure to enable lots of play early on and added a rebuy to save for bad beats, such as the one ChapelHill had when his Aces were busted by threes.

All of the rebuy action was happening on table 1 with additional rebuys by Buddy and Kaja. The only rebuy on table 2 was Todd right near the end of the rebuy period. When I managed to dodge his straight and heart draws with a set of Kings.

All the other players made it through 3 levels and opted for the add-on. As I predicted, ChapelHill got Gigli when I believe his Queens were cracked shortly after the first break.

Kaja didn't make it much longer and we consolidated to one table. I've completely forgotten when and where we lost sham, but he was next out. Maybe it has something to do with the empty bottle of crown I have...

The final table had Brain in the 1 seat followed by buddy, todd, surf, gnome, francase, doug, dougs massive chip stack, me, and butch.

In the fifth round we lost 2 short stacks todd and francase with even more chips ending up in front of me....unfortunately doug had so many chips they were spilling over to me.

The double bubble lasted a long time while I slowly bled chips I could not get a single playable hand, the cards and chips were migrating to Doug and he was skillfully using both.

I got away from a big hand with george when I held AQ and completely missed the flop. he even showed me the Aces. I pushed with 45c and took the blinds and antes, then pushed again with 33 and got beat by surf's A6. Double bubble boy LEMON

Butch got the bubble and I joined the cash game. Here's the results:




A big congrats goes to Doug, I guess he is required to start a blog then.

More fun was had playing a cash game, Kaja stacked me then left, I took it out on gnome when I gambooled on a flush draw and hit. Sorry gnome, I really thought I was donating man. Everyone was good and tired and the group slowly disbanded, ending up around 2:30 or so.

I REALLY appreciate everyone who made it out. It was a horrible night to be driving, but I hope you all had a good time. I hope to see you again next year.

Here are some pics:


Cash table- Francase, Sham, ChapelHillnc, Todd, Buddy, Kajagugu and his finger.





Todd says: "Watch these get cracked."



Final 6: Butch, BrainMc, Surf, Gnome, Doug, Me.



The final hand: the Kuro is no goot vs the AsianJew.


Your winner: Doug. Showing off the final of his litany of aces.

APBT II and weekend wrapup

Well, before I got too tipsy last night I promised Kat a somewhat coherent recap of the evening's events. I'm not sure if I can promise that now, but I'll give it a shot.

I'll set the table with my Friday night.

The wife and I were invited to wine club and we made it for the first time. I'm a closet wine snob so this was great for me. I spent 3 years as a wine steward at The Cloister in the early nineties.

We had a pacific northwest theme and I decided to focus on Willamette Valley. Oregon is Pinot country so I selected a Pinot Gris from King Estate (my families' vineyards wink wink)and Willlamette Valley Pinot Noir.

Of course I HAD to taste all 14 of the wines available and woke up Saturday morning with a massive wine hangover. LEMON

I was dragging ass, but I had a lot to do, so I cleaned up the basement and ran to the store. I also had to semi-entertain the kids cause the wife was writing a paper for her last final of the semester.

At about 5pm I called my buddy JewFro to help with the table, but his sister came into town early from Connecticut to dodge the horrible weather. Long story short, he could not come to the game OR help me get my table from the clubhouse. LEEEMMMOON

I proceeded to call everyone I know within a 10 mile radius and every single one of them was busy or not answering. Finally I got in touch with Todd and got him to come a little early to help carry my 1400 pound table.

Somehow upon getting the table into the van we ripped one of the legs out of the bottom of the table, however I was able to re-screw the leg back into the base.

Kajagugu, BrainMc, Surf, Sham and Gnome were at the house when we rolled up and got a good chuckle as Todd and I struggled with the table, but everyone pitched in with the chairs and getting the chips set up.

We chatted for a bit and waited on ChapelHill and if I remember correctly his uncle. I probably don't remember correctly as I could not remember his name, we decided to call him Buddy and he didn't mind at all.

I decided to go ahead and push the start back to 8:30 to let the our travelers make their way through the crappy weather and traffic. Eventually everyone had arrived and we ended up with 12.

Table 1 had Butch, Gnome, Doug ( a pokercats arena regular), ChapelHillnc, Buddy, and Kajagugu.

On table 2 we had Todd, Francase, Sham, Myself, Brain and George.

As you can see by the post yesterday I tried to design a structure to enable lots of play early on and added a rebuy to save for bad beats, such as the one ChapelHill had when his Aces were busted by threes.

All of the rebuy action was happening on table 1 with additional rebuys by Buddy and Kaja. The only rebuy on table 2 was Todd right near the end of the rebuy period. When I managed to dodge his straight and heart draws with a set of Kings.

All the other players made it through 3 levels and opted for the add-on. As I predicted, ChapelHill got Gigli when I believe his Queens were cracked shortly after the first break.

Kaja didn't make it much longer and we consolidated to one table. I've completely forgotten when and where we lost sham, but he was next out. Maybe it has something to do with the empty bottle of crown I have...

The final table had Brain in the 1 seat followed by buddy, todd, surf, gnome, francase, doug, dougs massive chip stack, me, and butch.

In the fifth round we lost 2 short stacks todd and francase with even more chips ending up in front of me....unfortunately doug had so many chips they were spilling over to me.

The double bubble lasted a long time while I slowly bled chips I could not get a single playable hand, the cards and chips were migrating to Doug and he was skillfully using both.

I got away from a big hand with george when I held AQ and completely missed the flop. he even showed me the Aces. I pushed with 45c and took the blinds and antes, then pushed again with 33 and got beat by surf's A6. Double bubble boy LEMON

Butch got the bubble and I joined the cash game. Here's the results:




A big congrats goes to Doug, I guess he is required to start a blog then.

More fun was had playing a cash game, Kaja stacked me then left, I took it out on gnome when I gambooled on a flush draw and hit. Sorry gnome, I really thought I was donating man. Everyone was good and tired and the group slowly disbanded, ending up around 2:30 or so.

I REALLY appreciate everyone who made it out. It was a horrible night to be driving, but I hope you all had a good time. I hope to see you again next year.

Here are some pics:


Cash table- Francase, Sham, ChapelHillnc, Todd, Buddy, Kajagugu and his finger.





Todd says: "Watch these get cracked."



Final 6: Butch, BrainMc, Surf, Gnome, Doug, Me.



The final hand: the Kuro is no goot vs the AsianJew.


Your winner: Doug. Showing off the final of his litany of aces.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

APBT II Structure

Sorry I didn't get to it yesterday, I was real busy.

We will be having a $25 Tournament beginning with 2600 chips.
Players are allowed one re-buy for $25 for 2600 chips if they go below T500
Players are eligible for an add-on for $25 for 2600 chips after the third level if they did not re-buy.

Here's a screenshot of the rounds:


I can add more rounds after that if need be. I'm probably not going to make a huge amount of food like last year, but I will have some snacks and beer.


See you tonight!

APBT II Structure

Sorry I didn't get to it yesterday, I was real busy.

We will be having a $25 Tournament beginning with 2600 chips.
Players are allowed one re-buy for $25 for 2600 chips if they go below T500
Players are eligible for an add-on for $25 for 2600 chips after the third level if they did not re-buy.

Here's a screenshot of the rounds:


I can add more rounds after that if need be. I'm probably not going to make a huge amount of food like last year, but I will have some snacks and beer.


See you tonight!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Sometimes you suck, sometimes you blow.

I managed to do both last night.

I played very well for the first half of the chasers last night staying in the top 15 or so for a long time. I made a move in position against an unknown player. Unfortunately he couldn't lay down mid pair and I went through the roof.

I don't know who boof diggity is, but I was a complete tool to him and I feel really bad about it. So anyway, if you happen to read this boof, I apologize for being a dick. I made a move and it didn't work.

I should know better, I've earned my loose-agg image and deserve to be called by ATC.

So there ya go..I feel better now.

APBT II is tomorrow and I am super stoked. I'll post the structure up in a bit.

Sometimes you suck, sometimes you blow.

I managed to do both last night.

I played very well for the first half of the chasers last night staying in the top 15 or so for a long time. I made a move in position against an unknown player. Unfortunately he couldn't lay down mid pair and I went through the roof.

I don't know who boof diggity is, but I was a complete tool to him and I feel really bad about it. So anyway, if you happen to read this boof, I apologize for being a dick. I made a move and it didn't work.

I should know better, I've earned my loose-agg image and deserve to be called by ATC.

So there ya go..I feel better now.

APBT II is tomorrow and I am super stoked. I'll post the structure up in a bit.

Monday, December 10, 2007

APBT II Roll Call

Five days to go!! Sure, it's no Vegas but I am stoked to have a great group coming to sling some cards in north bumblefuck ATL.

First up, my friendly local bloggers and friends who have officially confirmed for the game.

23skidoo
Duh, it's my house. I've refined my own version of selective donkery, you'll never see me coming! I will have some sort of bounty on myself, I just haven't come up with anything yet.

surflexus
Surf is supremely gifted and is once again my pick to win in hopes that my horrible luck slides his way.

kajagugu
If you crack his aces watch out for the size 12 Israeli combat boots to your gullet. You have been warned.

traumapoker
Big balla' is coming this time..hide your wallet!!

BrainMc
Brian is tired of beating the noobs in his neighborhood so he has to test his mettle against the best. Maybe he should go to Tunica??

Butch Howard
Quiet, methodical, and deadly. Butch only comes from the confines of his home to put a beat down on bloggers. If he bets, run RUN FAST!


Todd D
Ex-blogger and the smartest guy at the table....just ask him!

Out-of-towners
the surly poker gnome
Mark is coming in from halfway around the world, what's your excuse for missing this??

ChapelHillInc
Other-wise known as TripJax's brother. He's a solid player who is a regular at the MOOK. Obviously my vote for Gigli.

The following have said yes or maybe but have not sent in the blood signed parchment.

mowenumdown
I've decided that Kelly is a Ninja or works for the CIA. If he hands you a drink, kindly pass.

sham
Sham once showed me a video of him making love to my wife, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. Sham can drink his weight in Jager Bombs. Sham's shit is currency in Argentina. One of these statements is true!

kurokitty
Coming back to the ATL after final tabling the WPBT winter gathering. Wonder where he will observe more donkeys?

weak_player
Aaron's been a little busy lately with a new family member. He is prepared to show everyone he is a force to be weary of.

tripjax
He survives on Goat-cheese and Oil of Olay. Keep him away from livestock and small children!

CC
Craig has yet to admit that he invented Webkinz, aimed at bankrupting middle class families everywhere. I saw a notebook on his desk entitled World Domination: Phase 1 Complete.

Francase
Francase is secretly stalking all ATL bloggers in hopes of collecting scalps. Keep your hat on!

transfish
Aaron's wife, she's cute as a button and quiet, she will lull you to sleep and go for the kill.

The Dutch Oven -
Played last year and put on a clinic in the second game.

Mary - Butch's Wife
If I say something nasty about her I just may go directly to hell.

Obviously, if you do not see your name above and want to come, then drop me a line. I like the idea of at least 2 full tables, so if you want to bring a guest also let me know.

APBT II Roll Call

Five days to go!! Sure, it's no Vegas but I am stoked to have a great group coming to sling some cards in north bumblefuck ATL.

First up, my friendly local bloggers and friends who have officially confirmed for the game.

23skidoo
Duh, it's my house. I've refined my own version of selective donkery, you'll never see me coming! I will have some sort of bounty on myself, I just haven't come up with anything yet.

surflexus
Surf is supremely gifted and is once again my pick to win in hopes that my horrible luck slides his way.

kajagugu
If you crack his aces watch out for the size 12 Israeli combat boots to your gullet. You have been warned.

traumapoker
Big balla' is coming this time..hide your wallet!!

BrainMc
Brian is tired of beating the noobs in his neighborhood so he has to test his mettle against the best. Maybe he should go to Tunica??

Butch Howard
Quiet, methodical, and deadly. Butch only comes from the confines of his home to put a beat down on bloggers. If he bets, run RUN FAST!


Todd D
Ex-blogger and the smartest guy at the table....just ask him!

Out-of-towners
the surly poker gnome
Mark is coming in from halfway around the world, what's your excuse for missing this??

ChapelHillInc
Other-wise known as TripJax's brother. He's a solid player who is a regular at the MOOK. Obviously my vote for Gigli.

The following have said yes or maybe but have not sent in the blood signed parchment.

mowenumdown
I've decided that Kelly is a Ninja or works for the CIA. If he hands you a drink, kindly pass.

sham
Sham once showed me a video of him making love to my wife, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. Sham can drink his weight in Jager Bombs. Sham's shit is currency in Argentina. One of these statements is true!

kurokitty
Coming back to the ATL after final tabling the WPBT winter gathering. Wonder where he will observe more donkeys?

weak_player
Aaron's been a little busy lately with a new family member. He is prepared to show everyone he is a force to be weary of.

tripjax
He survives on Goat-cheese and Oil of Olay. Keep him away from livestock and small children!

CC
Craig has yet to admit that he invented Webkinz, aimed at bankrupting middle class families everywhere. I saw a notebook on his desk entitled World Domination: Phase 1 Complete.

Francase
Francase is secretly stalking all ATL bloggers in hopes of collecting scalps. Keep your hat on!

transfish
Aaron's wife, she's cute as a button and quiet, she will lull you to sleep and go for the kill.

The Dutch Oven -
Played last year and put on a clinic in the second game.

Mary - Butch's Wife
If I say something nasty about her I just may go directly to hell.

Obviously, if you do not see your name above and want to come, then drop me a line. I like the idea of at least 2 full tables, so if you want to bring a guest also let me know.

Manattan Transfer

...or To there and back again...or donkey poker...or a week(end) wrap up.


When we last checked in with our hero he was headed to the largest city on earth to make his monthly visit and to call upon past acquaintances.

Acquaintances were met, drinks were consumed, donkey poker was played. All-in-all, a successful venture.

One is reminded time and time again of the tenuous nature of this game of chance one chooses as a hobby. Being enlightened, one can understand how little control one has over the turn of a card. Indeed, one can be virtually guaranteed to be aghast at decisions other players can make and be disheartened.

It rails against all knowledge of 'correct' and 'proper' etiquette a seasoned player observes when the uninitiated prevails over time honored 'truths'.

In these rare instances it is not in the best interest of the initiated to coach, direct or deride the mistake, but to learn and add to one's understanding in order to adjust future actions and reactions.

aaaanyway.....

I hope all the Vegas-bound bloggers enjoyed themselves this weekend. I further hope your brains and pocketbooks have remained in-tact.

I fixed a nice dinner for the wife on Saturday and enjoyed a peaceful kid-less meal with my beloved. It was truly the highlight of my weekend.

We went to 2 holiday parties this weekend, (whoo hooo)I drank until my equilibrium was diminished, then drank a little bit more.

What is old was new again and what was new is now old, the cycle turns and turns and turns...


I'll work on the APBTII roll-call tonight, it's shaping up to be a nice little tourney.

Manattan Transfer

...or To there and back again...or donkey poker...or a week(end) wrap up.


When we last checked in with our hero he was headed to the largest city on earth to make his monthly visit and to call upon past acquaintances.

Acquaintances were met, drinks were consumed, donkey poker was played. All-in-all, a successful venture.

One is reminded time and time again of the tenuous nature of this game of chance one chooses as a hobby. Being enlightened, one can understand how little control one has over the turn of a card. Indeed, one can be virtually guaranteed to be aghast at decisions other players can make and be disheartened.

It rails against all knowledge of 'correct' and 'proper' etiquette a seasoned player observes when the uninitiated prevails over time honored 'truths'.

In these rare instances it is not in the best interest of the initiated to coach, direct or deride the mistake, but to learn and add to one's understanding in order to adjust future actions and reactions.

aaaanyway.....

I hope all the Vegas-bound bloggers enjoyed themselves this weekend. I further hope your brains and pocketbooks have remained in-tact.

I fixed a nice dinner for the wife on Saturday and enjoyed a peaceful kid-less meal with my beloved. It was truly the highlight of my weekend.

We went to 2 holiday parties this weekend, (whoo hooo)I drank until my equilibrium was diminished, then drank a little bit more.

What is old was new again and what was new is now old, the cycle turns and turns and turns...


I'll work on the APBTII roll-call tonight, it's shaping up to be a nice little tourney.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Chip Reese Dead.

Pauly reported it here:

Chip Reese



Undeniably one of the best poker players EVER.

Chip Reese Dead.

Pauly reported it here:

Chip Reese



Undeniably one of the best poker players EVER.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Weekend Wrap Up and ghey bloggers football

Hello Kids, the below post was a dedication to myself for Friday. I was and played like a drunken lemur, fun was had.


I made it over to Brain's neighborhood on Saturday to play in his neighborhood game. I was tired, and unfocused and got a last minute invite to a cash game in my hood..... Excuses excuses.


I didn't play too badly. I got flushed by a shortstack when I flopped presto, then over committed with QJs on a board with Q98 one spade. Brain took me down with KK.

I didn't necessarily want to wait for the cash game, so I high-tailed it back up north to my buddy Matts house. They weren't playing poker, they were playing beer-pong.

I had a great time watching the end of the football games and playing some pong. After awhile we walked over to Alan's and attempted to play some cards, but everyone was too drunk. They eventually just shipped their chips to me in fear...lol

I lazed around Sunday and watched the pros go at it, more fun was had..all in all a pretty low key weekend.

In Chad's blogger fantasy league I racked up the most points I have all season and I will need them heading into tonight's game. Don has Moss and NE's defense going tonight and he is about 50 points behind me. Normally I'd be happy, but you just never know with Moss and the horrible Raven's offense. Wish me luck.

Weekend Wrap Up and ghey bloggers football

Hello Kids, the below post was a dedication to myself for Friday. I was and played like a drunken lemur, fun was had.


I made it over to Brain's neighborhood on Saturday to play in his neighborhood game. I was tired, and unfocused and got a last minute invite to a cash game in my hood..... Excuses excuses.


I didn't play too badly. I got flushed by a shortstack when I flopped presto, then over committed with QJs on a board with Q98 one spade. Brain took me down with KK.

I didn't necessarily want to wait for the cash game, so I high-tailed it back up north to my buddy Matts house. They weren't playing poker, they were playing beer-pong.

I had a great time watching the end of the football games and playing some pong. After awhile we walked over to Alan's and attempted to play some cards, but everyone was too drunk. They eventually just shipped their chips to me in fear...lol

I lazed around Sunday and watched the pros go at it, more fun was had..all in all a pretty low key weekend.

In Chad's blogger fantasy league I racked up the most points I have all season and I will need them heading into tonight's game. Don has Moss and NE's defense going tonight and he is about 50 points behind me. Normally I'd be happy, but you just never know with Moss and the horrible Raven's offense. Wish me luck.

Saturday, December 01, 2007