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The Signs of Four

Monday, August 30th, 2004

A long weekend has come and gone, with much poker filling up the hours. After work Friday I went up to my friend Rico’s lake house for a last summer fling of boating, drinking, and cards. Got up there around 7:30, ate more than my fill of fajitas and Heather’s addictive Spanish rice (I think…
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Draining The Reservoir of Luck

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

I got busted out of the Monty Memorial 60th out of 77. Being exhausted and moderately drunk didn’t help matters. No, I wasn’t drunk, just had a few at our volleyball picnic. I played appalling poker. I won one hand, a big one–I had pocket 7s and flopped quads. I managed to get dankhank to…
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Whaddya Mean He Was JOKING?

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

I received a comment today from someone who told me that David Sklansky’s whole “women crave sex with men good at math” post was just a joke. I didn’t keep reading the 2+2 thread it appeared on, and apparently after a few hundred people commented on the shaky state of his sanity Sklansky wrote that…
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Really Quick Random Thoughts

Wednesday, August 25th, 2004

Perhaps my favorite literary criticism one-liner (baby, I got a million of ’em!) come from Truman Capote who, when asked his opinon of a book he apparently didn’t like, said, “That’s not writing, it’s typing”. Maybe you have to be a writer (or wannabe writer) to appreciate it. Anyway, I felt like typing, so here…
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Some Random Thoughts

Monday, August 23rd, 2004

If you read the previous post you know that the Monty Memorial Tournament never came off thanks to a customer service glitch at Pacific Poker. Reading Iggy today I learned that Pacific is giving every registered player $25 and will put an additional $500 into the prize pool. About as good an apology and make-up…
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Why Don’t We Start Our Own Site?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

The Monty Memorial Tournament did not go off as planned, thanks to a clusterfuck at Pacific Poker. After telling Iggy that all systems were go this very morning, they suddenly turned around and said that we couldn’t play due to “technical difficulties”. What those difficulties may have been we know not. Somewhere in Kitty Heaven…
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The Worst Hand I’ve Ever Played

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

Preparing one last time for tomorrow’s Monty Memorial, I decided to play another massive two buck SNG at Pacific. I’m only getting used to the graphics and interface, as I expect the quality of play tomorrow night (actually, it’s just plain old tonight, now) to be above the submoronic level you find in your typical…
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Just a Tiny Taste

Friday, August 20th, 2004

My computer’s back up and running, Pacific Poker actually sent me my password, and last night I put some money in so I can play in Sunday night’s Monty Memorial Tournament. There are about 75 players signed up, making the prize pool, uh, let me get my calculator…1500 bucks. I had a reader ask if…
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Much More Lake Action, or, Why Alcohol Poisoning and Poker Don’t Mix

Monday, August 16th, 2004

I picked a good time to take a poker break, as my modem fritzed and I couldn’t get online. If you’re reading this you can deduce that I got a new card and am back in business. But I’ve been sans Internet for the last week and wouldn’t be able to play poker even if…
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Techies Rally ‘Round!

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

Once again I need help from the computer savants among my readership. And without your help there may be no readership in the future. My ancient laptop is again causing me much grief. The last two days I couldn’t get on the Internet because it said it could not detect a dial tone. I plugged…
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