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Archive for December, 2004

Just About Ready For The Inactive List

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Just a few scribbles to end the year, as I don’t think I’ll have my latest stupid big-post ready for for tomorrow. Tomorrow I think will be spent doing domestic chores before heading out to a party to chime in the New Year. May 2005 be a more peaceful and civil year than 2004, and…
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I Can’t Hog All the Luck…Can’t I?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Ugh, just felt like writing a bit, have a mammoth post inbound but it’ll probably hit these pages after the New Year. Oh, yeah, in case my buddy Oy reads this, the hell you doing New Years Eve? I think I’m going to the volleyball party myself. Maybe bring a nice bottle of red along…no,…
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This Would Be a Really, REALLY Bad Beat

Monday, December 27th, 2004

I try not to write about my bad beats because, of course, no one wants to hear about them. All players suffer through them, everybody hurts, and so who cares about yours? And too many people complain about bad beats that really aren’t so bad. You had top pair, and the other guy ONLY had…
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I Came Back For THIS?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Instead of obsessively playing poker last night I went out and played 3-on-3 hoops for about 90 minutes. For about the last 40 minutes of it I thought I might die, or at least vomit on my shoes, which means I got a pretty good workout. I played well (for me) and when I got…
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I Don’t Want to Alarm Anybody But I Think PARTY POKER MAY BE RIGGED!!!

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

My funds transfer from Choice Poker came thru in less than a day (a big, BIG improvement over its previous incarnation) and I did the deposit thing into Party and was very happy. Actually, before I did that I blew my leftover $1.25 at Choice when my king-high flush was beaten by the nut flush….
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Mean Gene Is Back! And He’s BAAAAAAD

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

Readers here have no doubt figured out that I haven’t been playing online the last 4 months, mostly because I bitch about it non-stop. I cashed out my accounts and focused my attention on allegedly more noble pursuits, like looking for a real job and losing some goddam weight. Four months have flown by and…
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Evelyn Who? Or, Girls Girls Girls!

Thursday, December 16th, 2004

Or, to be less sexist, women. Women playing poker last night. Can I say that I positively ADORE Isabelle Mercier? I admired her during her brief appearances during the WPT events in Paris, but seeing her play last night just made me swoon. Not only did she win, she won by playing tough, aggressive, confrontational,…
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Begin Afresh, Afresh, Afresh

Sunday, December 12th, 2004

Never doubt the power of the Blogfather. I get a shout-out from Iggy and my blog traffic triples. Thanks to that friend of all creatures great and small, and to all those who’ve read my ravings the past year. I’ll do my best to keep up my end of the bargain and crank out stuff…
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Happy Birthday to Blog, Happy Birthday to Blog…

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004

Yes, one year ago today I started this here poker blog. I abandoned my quixotic run for President (though, let’s be honest, I could’ve beaten Bush) and instead started scribbling about poker. One year, 140 posts, 30,000 visitors and 150,000 words later, I have a bunch of meaningless statistics to list. Well, they aren’t meaningless…
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Why Mike Matusow Should Be Teaching High School Math

Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

In the post below I mentioned the poker shows featuring Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, and David Sklansky, and called them a waste because the quality of play was Celebrity Poker Showdown quality. I take it back. The shows have do have some value in that you get to see, from a good player’s perspective, why…
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