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Archive for January, 2004

An apology

Friday, January 30th, 2004

I probably shouldn’t have threatened legal action against PokerSavvy, especially as they’re the first publication to mention my Presidential campaign. Mind you, they didn’t endorse me, which was disappointing, but they may be waiting to see how I do in South Carolina before they make their decision. Some strange play at the tables recently. I…
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Libel! Slander! Calumnia!

Thursday, January 29th, 2004

Yes, we lucky few, we Band of Brothers (and Sisters) are featured on PokerSavvy.com, and if you’re reading this you should check it out and understand the cultural phenomenon that is the pokerblog. My only complaints are that the quote they pulled from my blog is about their Bad-Beat-O-Meter and how I was allegedly “confounded”…
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Thespian, Smethpian

Wednesday, January 28th, 2004

During last night’s WPT Celebrity Challenge they had the usual player interviews and Aiesha Taylor said something along the lines of “Poker is all about acting”. Or she said something like “Being an actor is an advantage at the poker table”. I could re-watch the episode to get the exact quote but I’m tired and…
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Welcome back, old friend

Monday, January 26th, 2004

Even though last night’s WPT Celebrity Showdown wasn’t a “real” WPT event, it was still great to have a new episode to watch. I’ve watched the ones I’ve taped so many times my wife probably knows subliminally that Phil Ivey is called the “Tiger Woods of Poker” even if she doesn’t know who Tiger Woods…
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Some random thoughts

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

Instead of the usual hand-histories and bad beat laments, I thought I’d take some time and get a few things off my chest. Don’t worry, Iggy, I haven’t abandoned my Phil Hellmuth thing. I just imagine Phil reading it and I have to make it as perfect as one of Phil’s reads on T.J. Cloutier….
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The thrill of victory, the agony of getting sucked out by some nimrod

Saturday, January 24th, 2004

From my last abbreviated post you know that I won my last SNG, and tonight I logged on and had my brother watching me play from his place. He just signed up at Empire, but of course the site wouldn’t let him register so he couldn’t play and hand over his chips. I’ve been playing…
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Viva la Victory II

Wednesday, January 21st, 2004

Sorry, no Phil Hellmuth post tonight. Played another SNG, it was an epic affair, and yours truly was triumphant! I’ll post more tomorrow, including the Phil post I promised Iggy, and I recap of what was a hell of a SNG. Went all in 3 times in a row…no, I’ll post tomorrow. Way past my…
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Riding the roller coaster

Monday, January 19th, 2004

After the last few crazy days I must use the tool of philosophy to put my play in context. An experiment–fill a glass with water until it reaches the halfway point. The optimist says that the glass is half full. The pessimist says the glass is half empty. The grinder, however, shrugs his shoulders, accepts…
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If I had a hammer…

Saturday, January 17th, 2004

Congrats to Jason of Stick and Move, who was the first among us to hit with the Hammer. I don’t play a big enough game to qualify for the prize, but I thought if I won a $5 pot might prevail on the Grubster to toss me a bone. So I’ve been playing 2-7 every…
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Win by aces, die by aces

Wednesday, January 14th, 2004

Congratulations to the lovely (if slightly weird looking) Nicole Sullivan, who won last night’s Celebrity Poker championship. I think she’s rather easy on the eyes (and Phil Gordon agrees) but I’ve had a few people say she’s a bit weird looking. I think it’s just that her face is so active, she has an extremely…
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