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Archive for January, 2007

My Hands Are Tied–And Not In The Kinky, Fun Way

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Twice I’ve started long, impassioned posts about the chaos surrounding online poker after the Neteller arrests, and I’ve had to check myself because I’m not completely free anymore to spout off. I write about poker for UB now and I have to take that into account. Not that anyone has in any way censored me,…
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Dumb Question Time

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

As the title of this post announces, I have a dumb question–Could an online poker site run a commercial arguing why online poker should be legalized? Like, could PokerStars, Full Tilt, UltimateBet, etc get together and, say, buy a 60-second commercial during the Super Bowl? Would that be legal? Would the network run it? Could…
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Suckout City

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

To say that I finished 5th in Wil’s tournament thanks to some disgusting suckouts does not do justice to the word “disgusting”. A word I’m all-too-familiar with. After losing a race I was down to T235 before beginning my comeback. I don’t recall all the ludicrous hands that got me off life support, but I…
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Adjustments?

Monday, January 15th, 2007

With all due respect to John Clayton of ESPN, his analysis of the Patriots-Chargers game is…loony-toony. Why did the Patriots win, according to Clayton? “It’s all about adjustments”. He gave credit to Belichick and Brady for adjusting during the game while the Chargers didn’t. Uh, no. It wasn’t adjustments that allowed the Patriots to win….
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How’s That Hypocrisy Working For You?

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Nice little piece on ESPN about how the Indianapolis Colts are playing their first playoff game in Baltimore since 1977…when they were the Baltimore Colts. The piece was about how Robert Irsay moved the Colts in the dead of night to Indy, one of the most shameful episodes in sports history. The Colts had a…
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Bereft

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Played a tournament tonight. Tiny buy-in, just played for fun. 2295 starters. With 200 left I was tenth in chips. I played most of the night at a passive table with the tourney chip leader two to my left, making my blind stealing troublesome. But after I won a couple of huge hands (QQ vs….
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Great Moments In Poker

Friday, January 12th, 2007

So I’m playing a HORSE tournament the other day and I’ve got some chips through the second go-round. We switch to Razz and I’m dealt a deuce and a trey down and an ace up. Very nice. We get to betting and my next card is a six. I bet and get two callers. The…
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Two Hundred And Fifty WHAT?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I see today that David Beckham is leaving Real Madrid for the L.A. Galaxy. This is a deal that was rumoured (dig that veddy British “u”, eh, eh?) for quite a long time and comes as no big surprise. Beckham can’t get on the field in Spain, his galactico days are over (some would say…
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Chris Berman– Asshole

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

On NFL Countdown this morning, Chris Berman said, “With Pittsburgh out of the picture, New England is kind of the defending champions!”. What an asshole. And who the hell cares (besides Berman and the bootlicks at ESPN) if Bill Belichek and Eric Mangini are “feuding”? How about this–how about Belichick and Mangini have a pre-game…
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Thirteen Dollars of Pure Profit

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

So I’m on a bad streak. Running bad in the cash games, snakebit in the tourneys. Last night I lost with AK to 2-3. Today I had a guy call with AJ against my KK after the flop, and he aced on the river. Then in the other tourney I had chips and my expletive-deleted…
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