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Vegas, Baby, Vegas

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

I just got booted from an SNG on like the 4th hand. I have QQ in the big blind, I re-raise when the button raises. Flop comes 8-7-3 with two diamonds. I bet, get raised, and I go all-in. This is the new Mean Gene, no more fear. If he has aces or kings, then…
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Scaredy-Cat

Friday, October 28th, 2005

It doesn’t take much analysis of my SNG game to understand why I don’t do as well as I think I should. I’m chicken. I take my seat and suddenly I sprout a beak and feathers and starting going pwock-pwock-pwooooock! Against the maniacs who usually populate my usual low buy-in games you have to play…
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A Request for Information

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I’m writing my next column about software and whatnot players can use to improve and customize their game (i.e. PokerTracker) and rather than do any research myself I’d like to ask my dear readers what programs, hacks, and upgrades they use. I know there are bloggers out there who have designed custom tables and cards…
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Superquickypost

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I’ve done some tweaking to the blog, which as you can see is now graciously sponsored by the good people whose advertisements appear on the right. I appreciate the fact that they consider me an asset worth exploiting for their own venal purposes. Is there a greater compliment one can recieve? I’m going to echo…
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A Sense of Decorum

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

I just got knocked out of a SNG on rather a frustrating hand. I was down to about T580 thanks to a cold deck and one hand I had to fold on the river, when I picked up pocket kings in the big blind. Before it got to me it’d been raised to T125 and…
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Happy United Nations Day!

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Yes, for those silly gooses who forgot, October 24th is United Nations Day. Here at work we voted 13-0 to order pizza to celebrate, but when it got down to choosing toppings discussions broke down. Pepperoni passed but not by the required two-thirds majority (due to a fracturous sausage contingent). Negotiations continued for the rest…
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204th

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

I didn’t win the PokerStars Online Poker Blogger Tournament. I guaranteed that I would. But I didn’t. Oh God. O.J. really DID kill Nicole. He did. He’s not out there searching for the “real” killers. He’s not. He did it. Oh, God. I had fun. I enjoy playing big multi tournaments. Played a lot of…
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Marsha Waggoner Made An Enemy Tonight

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Marsha, of course, knocked Isabelle Mercier out of the WPT Ladies Night event that was shown tonight. But let’s go back in time a bit, shall we? My niece and nephew are staying over this weekend, and as we headed out to see the Wallace and Gromit movie (quicky review–outstanding, hilarious, must-see) Hailey got the…
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In This Post I Guarantee That I Will Win the PokerStars Online Poker Blogger Tournament

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I have registered to play in theOnline Poker Blogger Championship! This event is powered by PokerStars. Registration code: 9737399 I want to go on record here: I am going to win the tournament on Sunday–I guarantee it. I know there are going to be upwards of 9,000 people playing in it. I know that I…
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What Makes a Good Blog? Or a Blog Good?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Not only is PokerStars hosting this massive tournament for us on Sunday, and not only are they throwing in $25K worth of goodies, now they’re sponsoring writing contests. The question posed is a deceptively simple one, but I look forward to reading all the answers. “What Makes a Good Blog?” That’s a subject worthy of…
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