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Archive for December, 2003

New Year’s Resolutions

Wednesday, December 31st, 2003

No poker tonight, just drinking and eating and, maybe, some poker talk with my buddies. I’m the only one in my gang who plays poker “seriously”, and by seriously I mean I’ve actually studied the game a wee bit. Yet most of my friends are really interested in my budding poker career and like hearing…
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Three steps forward, one step back

Tuesday, December 30th, 2003

After my big weekend I had a feeling I woudn’t do so well the next time I played, and that bore out. I started off OK, going up around five bucks, but then I had to deal with my new kitten (imagine an adorable Cuisinart with legs) who was mixing it up with my 2…
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By George, I think he’s got it!

Sunday, December 28th, 2003

You know how hard it was to learn how to ride a bike? You fell down over and over again, endured skinned knees and skinned elbows and skinned chins (well, skinned chin, you only have one chin. Though after all the fried turkey I ate over the holidays I now have two chins). You thought…
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Set the hook

Friday, December 26th, 2003

That’s what I didn’t do late last night when I played a PartyPoker $5 SNG. I could blame all the turkey and ham and potatoes I ate, but ultimate responsibilty must fall at my feet. Had a little opportunity, my one real hand of the night, and I blew it. Last post I wrote that…
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Renaissance Man or Dilettante Wastrel?

Wednesday, December 24th, 2003

Iggy posted a really interesting site on his blog yesterday about poker player Andy Bloch. Back in 1997 a gentleman named Tom Sims “sweated” Bloch as he played the main event in the World Series. Sims sat behind Bloch and recorded every hand that was played, including Bloch’s hole cards, and seeing how Bloch played…
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No shirt, no shoes, no service

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

I’ve never played poker in a casino. I’ve been to a casino twice–well, three times if you count the minicasino on my honeymoon cruise ship, and I don’t. I only played the slots and video poker during my visits to these dens of blessed iniquity, and I must admit that I don’t remember much about…
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Grind grind grind

Monday, December 22nd, 2003

Played a bit during the Steeler game and lost a couple bucks. Lousy cards, won maybe one hand. Then I played a bit this evening watching the late game and the poker gods lavished giant hands upon the Geno. I had pocket kings twice, pocket queens thrice, AK suited and unsuited. And I think I…
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Crap and Double Crap

Sunday, December 21st, 2003

The niece and nephew slept over last night, and I figured we’d watch a movie, they and the wife would go to bed around 9:30, and I’d play a little poker. But the kids wanted to watch “The Grinch”, and not the good one either. They wanted to see the one with Jim Carrey, and…
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"Celebrity" Poker

Saturday, December 20th, 2003

I put the quotes around “celebrity” this time because I wonder exactly how famous one has to be to get on the new Bravo poker show. Ben Affleck, who’s about as famous as one gets these days, was on, but so was Mo Gaffney, and I have to admit I recognized her but had no…
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Time for a breather

Monday, December 15th, 2003

Played a little yesterday, and it made me realize I need a little time off. Been playing a bit every day, not too long (except for Saturday) and after the lousy run I’ve had I need to recharge. As my previous post relates, I had a night where I played 100 hands and won three….
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