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Dead Air

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

It’s 1:53 in the morning. We need to lose three more players before we can go home. And the shortstacks keep doubling. Tripling. We could be here a long, long, long time. Or there could be a three-way bustout and be done in a single hand. The former more likely than the latter. At times…
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Turns Out the Hip Bone IS Connected to the Knee Bone

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

About ten years ago I did something to my left hip. Nothing too bad, but bad enough that it’s bothered me from time to time. Right before I left for the Series I was playing volleyball and tried to kick up a ball that was a bit to my left and, my stars, the pain….
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Or We Could Just Play Poker

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Drove back up to South Point last night for a little R&R. Figured I’d have a beer, play some poker, go home. I actually played a little video poker while waiting for my seat (lost about $40) and ran away from the machines crossing myself and shrieking. I was dealt trips like 10 times. Any…
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RIP, George Carlin

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

A couple of weeks ago I drove Matt to the Orleans so he could play some O/8. We saw on the marquee that George Carlin was playing there in a few days. "George Carlin!" I said. "I’d love to see him live!" "We should go see him on our day off," Matt said. We talked…
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There She Goes Again

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

A day off, and what to do? I didn’t much feel like playing poker (especially after I lost $80 playing O/8 online this morning) so I decided to gallivant a bit. I drove down to the outlet mall to see if I could find another dark dress shirt. After walking around for an hour and…
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The Clothes Make The Man

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Best dressed guy I’ve seen so far at the World Series: Bicentennial patch and everything. If Roger Staubach had wandered through the Amazon Room last night he would’ve run out screaming.

Random WSOP Musings

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I’m covering a $1,500 No-Limit event today. We started with 2,447 players, and at the end of Level Four we’re down to 940. That’s two-thirds of the field gone in four hours. Yeah, I’m really regretting my decision not to play in one of these donkfests. An exhibition of pure poker skill. Speaking of which,…
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Bad Day at the Office

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Yeah, I jinxed myself. Yesterday was bad. It took Rob Hollink 242 hands to win the $10K Limit Hold-Em bracelet yesterday and I recorded every single one of them (with a couple of exceptions where I was backed up and Matt took over). The good part about Limit is that there’s no confusion about bet…
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Jinxed? Not Me

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Yesterday? Not so bad. We finished up around 3:30AM, thanks in large part to a couple of brutal coolers (Michael Mizrachi did something to anger the Poker Gods, the way they smote him) and the short stacks failing to double. We showed up thinking the final table was at two but, no, it’s at three….
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The Ordeal

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Today is gonna suck. We have to play down to a final table in the $10K Limit Hold-Em event. There are 98 players left, and we have to lose 89 of them before we get to go home. There’s a good chance we’ll be working till dawn today. For the players, the change in blind…
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