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Archive for June, 2007

I Think I’m Gonna Write A Book

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

And this is gonna be the title–Bitches!! Hittin’ Dem Quads At Video Poker. Here’s what chapter 4 looks like: That was a tidy little score, about $125. Which got me revved up after a rough start to the day. I had the day off and rode into the Rio with Dan around 1pm. As I…
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A Little Bit Of Fun

Friday, June 29th, 2007

After a month of grinding it out the last couple of days have been pieces of light, fluffy cake. The final table of the Seniors event lasted just 4 1/2 hours; yesterday’s Limit Hold-Em final table was finished after 5. Compare that to the H.O.R.S.E. final table that poor Pauly and B.J. covered yesterday, which…
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That Was No Fade To Black

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Yesterday I covered the final table of the Seniors Event, which only took 5 hours and ended with the last two players making a deal. Apparently the chip leader gave the other guy $65K and he got the title and the bracelet. That’s a pricey bit of bling. So I got out early, but not…
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Getting Crispy

Monday, June 25th, 2007

It’s been a rough couple of days. I haven’t been able to shake the cold I caught last week. I don’t feel that bad but it’s definitely sapped my energy. Late at night I really start to fade…like last night, when JoeSpeaker and Drizz and Otis and Spaceman decided to run to the Gold Coast…
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Hee-Haw!!

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

Yes, I haven’t been posting during my time in Vegas, bad dog! Just haven’t had the chance. Covered the $5K Omaha Hi-Lo final table yesterday, which was fun, even if it was Omaha Hi-Lo. Not a televised event but still fun to be on the set. But the big news is that Pauly cashed in…
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Welcome To The Zoo

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

OK, first post at the new site, let’s see how this goes. I’m actually writing this at my usual spot in the Amazon Room, watching as thousands of donkeys file in for yet another $1,500 N0-Limit event. This would’ve been a good event for me to play–low buy-in, smaller field because it’s on a Thursday,…
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My New Toy

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Because I’ve been a good boy I decided to treat myself. A lot of professional poker players (and professional poker writers) have these so-cool Bose noise-canceling headphones. I tried Garry’s the other day and, oh my God. The blessed sound of silence. It’s amazing. You can still hear people talking, but the exhausting background noise…
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Bitches!!!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Represent

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

I thought yesterday would be an easy day. I thought wrong. So far I’ve felt almost bulletproof but Wednesday was a left hook I didn’t see coming. We’re trying to process a vast amount of information in a brief period of time and it was one of those days where it felt like someone was…
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The Big Time

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

So yesterday I was assigned to cover my first WSOP Final Table, the $5,000 Limit Hold-Em World Championship. Big event. 5K. World Championship. I was looking forward to sitting in ESPN’s Final Table arena with all the bright lights and cameras. Dressed up nice, just in case one of those cameras happened to linger over…
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