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Archive for November, 2006

Shameless Shilling Time!

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Thanks to everyone to offered congratulations on my new gig with UB. And, uh, just to let everyone know, the UltimateBet Online Championships begin tomorrow night! It’s a $125,000 guarantee and right now there are only 98 players signed up. Of course that’ll change the sooner we get to the start, but those of you…
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Hammertime!

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Got my first post up at the UltimateBetBlog. I am on the clock! The UltimateBet Online Championship starts on Friday…and there’s a H.O.R.S.E. tournament…on December 9th…I know how much bloggers love that horse… Played the Mookie tonight, got chips early, and then Mr. Speaker and I traded Hammer blows. He pushed me off pocket sevens…
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Happy Happy, Joy Joy

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Here’s the good news, and it is very good–the kind and gentle people I worked for in Aruba have decided to hire me as their full-time blogger. So I will be clattering away over at the UltimateBetBlog, which I fully expect you will bookmark and pimp and subscribe to. Because I will be working my…
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The Ups, The Downs

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

One could make an argument that, before receiving their diplomas, all US high school students be required to play 100 hours of online poker during their senior year. Each student would be given a $100 bankroll and be allowed to keep whatever remained when they graduated. Why do this? It would teach these kids so…
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Horse-tacular!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I decided to play in tonight’s WPBT HORSE tournament on a whim. I figured, quite correctly, that I was totally overmatched playing against the cream of bloggerdom in a mixed-game limit tournament. So, what happened? I took second. I am flabbergasted, gobsmacked, whamboozled. How did I do this? Well, as I told everyone very early…
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Casino Royale–A Poker Movie With Some Spy Stuff Tacked On

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

OK, that title isn’t exactly accurate. But there was quite a bit of tense poker action in Casino Royale, which was a great flick you should go out and see. Like a colossal loser I went to see it by myself yesterday afternoon, unable to wait for my friends to find a spare evening to…
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See Mean Gene On TV! Well, Probably Not…

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

I read today over at PokerNews that the 2006 UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic will be televised by GSN on Friday, December 8th, at 10PM. This is of course the tournament that I blogged for UB back in September. But of course you knew that, because you followed the action in rapt attention as I blogged…
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Prime Suspect, The End

Monday, November 20th, 2006

When you’re reading a really good book, and you turn that final page, read that last sentence, there’s a fleeting moment of melancholy. The book may have been funny or sad, uplifting or maddening; it may have changed your life, or it might only have brightened a rainy afternoon. Perhaps my favorite final sentence appears…
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Reviewing ReviewMe

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

I hate to see a bandwagon go by without jumping on it, so today I signed up with ReviewMe, as many other folks have done the last few weeks. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain how it works. Advertisers ask bloggers to review their products/services on their sites, hoping…
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I’m Indeed A Genius

Friday, November 17th, 2006

In my previous post I said that my IQ is in the 99th percentile. This is true. When I took the GRE test I scored in the top 2%. I’m not bragging, mind you–just stating the truth. And what is the result of all this prodigious brainpower? I can answer that in two words–Fuck All!…
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