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Right Here In River City

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Went to a party last night and brought a case of Yuengling along. There was plenty of beer and my case didn’t get drunk, so my hosts said to take it home. Planned on bringing it to our New Year’s Eve party tomorrow night. I went to the library to pick up two CD’s I…
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Draining the Oasis

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Like Mr. Speaker, I started and abandoned several “Year in Review” posts. I canned them because I didn’t want to write them, and You don’t want to read them It’s been an eventful year for me, and for a change some of those events were actually great. I look back to where I was at…
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Tip For the Day

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Never use a Sharpie marker while wearing a shirt you like. That is all. Well, that’s not all. Had on a Polo dress shirt I got a few Christmases ago, was marking a box of new checks “NEW”, as if I needed that clarification, and I was holding the box awkwardly and it slipped and…
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I’ll Stick To Online

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

A short time after I started blogging I started getting emails from organizations that offer live poker tournaments here in Pittsburgh. This was before the cops cracked down on a a lot of the charity events that were so profitable, but even after that brief application of heat I’d still get emails about local poker…
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A Question…

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Is Suzy Kolber wearing a wig? Or, has Suzy Kolber been wearing a wig? Talk about a change. Oh, Merry Christmas everyone

The Tsunami

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I’m watching a show on the Discovery channel about the tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean two years ago. They have some footage that I’ve never seen before and a lot of it is hard to watch. Home video is so ubiquitous these days that it’s hard to understand that the people meandering along the…
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The Sucker Instead of the Suckee

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

After running icky playing limit I decided to shift gears and try no-limit for a change. I’ve always had more success playing no-limit opposed to limit, which I ascribe to the fact that no-limit allows the artist in me more room for imagination and derring-do. Of course the truth is that my limit game sucks…
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Craps Hero

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

This is a sponsored post for CrapsHero.comWhen I was in Vegas last year I found myself mixed up with a group who wanted to go play craps at Casino Royale. I was more exhausted than I’d ever been in my life—no sleep, too much drink, and I’d burned off six gigawatts of nervous energy from…
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Bye Bye Birdie; or, Glad I Didn’t Buy That Malkin Jersey

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

After 619 years of endless debate and lobbying and whining the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the license for Pittsburgh’s new slots casino. The license wasn’t given to Isle of Capri, who had promised to build a new arena for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pens signed an exclusive deal with IOC, and since the didn’t…
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So Very Talented

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Played a SNG. In the first 20 hands I was dealt AA QQ AK (twice) A-10 (rivered Broadway) 77 44 (flopped a set) I was knocked out in 9th place I didn’t take a single bad beat. I never got more chips than I started with. Love this game. Looooove this game. Sorry I haven’t…
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