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Archive for May, 2004

Some random WSOP thoughts, and other ramblings

Friday, May 28th, 2004

There has been much lamenting about the dramatic increase in players at this year’s World Series, and how this meant it was much more difficult for top pros to make it to the final table because they had to wade through a vast school of fish who threatened to bust them by getting lucky playing…
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A Sign of the Apocalypse?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

I just added SiteTracker to my site (no, to my coffee) and found something both interesting and profoundly disturbing. The tracker will tell you the pages folks clicked from to get to your site, and while I found people checking my site out after visiting my poker brethren, I’ve also gotten a few hits from…
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Damn Liberal Media

Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

First of all, I finally have my link list working, and if you don’t see yours there and are INCREDIBILY insulted just chill out. I just figured out how to get the links to show and I’ll be working on getting my link list up to date and all-inclusive. There are so many blogs out…
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"We need TOTAL COVERAGE!"

Monday, May 24th, 2004

When Hunter S. Thompson went to Las Vegas on the trip (both literal and pharmacological) that became Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas he actually had an event to cover–the Mint 500 motorcycle race. Thompson (or, to be more (or less) accurate, Thompson’s alter-ego Raoul Duke) went out to the desert with other members of…
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Swim with Fish Long Enough and You’ll Pick Up the Smell

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

Several big-name bloggers have recently posted, uh, posts wherein they reflect on the true quality of their play. Both Iggy and Hank write about the evolution of their games. If you’re reading my blog it’s probable that you read theirs as well, so I won’t summerize or comment upon them, other than to say if…
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The Biggest Fish in the Sea Ain’t Necessarily a Shark

Tuesday, May 18th, 2004

Basking in my second place showing in Sunday’s tournament (I don’t get many chances to bask these days) allowed me to forget for a bit that I got my head handed to me the other day. I haven’t been playing much at all lately, what with my hospitalizations and determination to lose weight and all,…
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Second ain’t too bad, thank you

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

Iggy’s tournament just concluded and I came in second! And I’m pretty psyched about it! ‘Cause I’ve been playing like crap lately and my confidence was in the toilet! Why am I writing like Phil Hellmuth?!! OK, time for a quick, soothing beer. One moment. Much better. Otis came in first, bashing us with his…
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Do I really need more lessons in humility?

Thursday, May 13th, 2004

I haven’t written an actual poker post in over a month now, and I may lose my status as a pokerblogger unless I start actually writing about the game a wee bit. Don’t have much to talk about so far as my own game goes, as I haven’t been playing much and, when I have…
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Style Over Substance

Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

As everyone keeping a blog knows, Blogger updated their site and gave we scribblers many new templates to play with, and when I saw a template called “Rounders 3” I knew I had to make the change. I think this is a vast improvement over my previous format, I think it’s much easier on the…
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The Weekend Of Our Discontent, Part II

Friday, May 7th, 2004

When we left our hero (that’s me) I was about to enter the ESPN SportsZone in Times Square to watch the draft. If you want to know why I was going into an Eisner-controlled sports bar instead of the actual draft read the previous post, because it’s all too painful to bring up again. My…
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