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Should Poker Be An Olympic Sport?

Monday, June 28th, 2004

The Athens Games loom, and before every Olympiad there’s a push for new events to be added. Many of these sports aren’t sports, of course–how often do you see kids synchronized swimming for fun? And then you have these X-Games type sports, like mogul skiing. Who the hell got bribed to put this in? It’s…
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Satellite Insanity

Monday, June 28th, 2004

Played another $10 satellite for Party’s big tourney. Finished 22nd out of 288 last night, finished 142 out of 299 tonight. Two hands were key. I had A-8 and called a small bet. A short-stack went all in, two guys called him, and I decided to fold. Flop comes A-8-8. Ouch babe. Next hand I…
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Remember How Horrible Dating Was? I Did Tonight

Sunday, June 27th, 2004

I was hardly the social butterfly in days gone by. Just not part of my personality. I’m the fall-in-love-at-first-sight-and-then-never-talk-to-her sort of guy. I also had an odd tendency to date girls who had serious, long-term boyfriends whom they had no intention of leaving. I remember dining one night at Olive Garden with a fair colleen…
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Oh, That’s Why I Play Poker

Saturday, June 26th, 2004

Last post I lamented my lack of results at the tables. I was caught in a deep variance trough that showed no signs of bottoming out. But things finally came ’round for me, as they always do, if you’re patient long enough. Patience is one of my virtues, but even I can be tested after…
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Why The Hell Do I Play Poker, Anyway?

Friday, June 25th, 2004

I got yet another deposit bonus offer from Party so I moved my money over and started playing a bit to work it off. Since I’m unemployed I’ve been spending more time looking for a job and doing stuff in the yard than playing poker, but the last 2 nights I’ve played into the wee…
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Poker Moves One Step Closer To Jumping the Shark

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004

First of all, the phrase “Jumping the shark” has, itself, jumped the shark. I divined this when I went to my library a few months ago and found that they had a book on tape called, you guessed it, “Jump the Shark”. Listening to the creater of the website that gave us this phrase drone…
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Some Random Thoughts, Some About Poker, Some Not

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

— I’m watching the England-Switzerland soccer game, and anyone who thinks England can actually win Euro 2004 is a few bricks shy of a full lorry. The lads lead the Cheeseheads (European branch) 1-0, but they’re hardly impressive. They can’t keep possession, their first touch of the ball is uniformly awful, and if the best…
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When A Bad Beat May Be Worse Than You Know

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

I have a policy of not writing about my bad beats. We all endure them, and there’s nothing worse than listening to someone bitch about the moron who pulled a 2-outer outta his ass to beat your straight. It’s like hearing someone talk about that CRAZY dream they had last night, and you’re sitting there…
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A little side action on the lake

Sunday, June 13th, 2004

Before I begin this post in earnest, I just watched a bit of the WPT Celebrity event (I usually never watch them because they’re a total waste) and, my God, does Daniel Baldwin look awful. A little like what Robert De Niro would look like after a six-day bender. I remember hearing Baldwin once on…
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Maestro of the Shortstack

Wednesday, June 9th, 2004

If you read Lion Tales, Richard Brodie’s blog recounting his adventures on the World Poker Tour and beyond, you know that he refers to his significant other as “Shortstack”, I think due to her diminuative stature and not her inability to deal with large volumes of pancakes. Lately I’ve been thinking of stealing her nickname…
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