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The Story So Far

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

So far so good at the World Series of Poker. My sore throat and cough cleared up, my appetite has returned, and I’d say I’m operating at around 95% efficiency. I’m getting six hours of sleep a night, I’ve eaten the occasional vegetable, and three times I’ve wisely hit the breaks when out drinking. I’ve…
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The Perqs

Friday, May 29th, 2009

When I returned home from the World Series last year I planned on making two major purchases. Number one was a new car, as my 11-year-old Cavalier was on it’s last whitewalls and wasn’t much help in dragging chicks. And after about six weeks of tire-kicking I made the kill, buying my beloved Altima (I…
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Au Revoir, but not Adieu

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Feel like I’ve been stuck in limbo for the last 15 days. Part of that was being sick and isolated from the world for two weeks. Two weeks of sitting on the couch wondering if I’d ever feel like myself again. I actually don’t feel 100% back yet, but after operating at 10% for a…
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Who Killed Me?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

My senior year of high school me and ten or so classmates acted in a murder-mystery play written by one of our teachers. It was one of those dinner-party things were the guests walk up to you in groups and ask you questions, and you answer them (in character) and they’re supposed to use this…
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Better Than Atkins

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I had a plan, you see. I wanted to drop a few pounds before the 7-week WSOP grind and I wanted to deal with a few of the nagging aches and pains that’ve plagued me lately. So about six weeks ago I stopped playing volleyball (ending the crushing punishment to my hips and knees) and…
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Ready, Steady, Whoa

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

When I got back from Argentina I gave myself a day to decompress and settle back into the nice rut I’ve grooved for myself. Picked up the cat, did a little grocery shopping, even went to the gym. It wasn’t until I did laundry a few days later that I discovered that I wasn’t fully…
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From a Distance

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Like many of you I’m watching the final table of the Main Event and I’ll keep a running post of my thoughts and, yes, feelings. I think it’s important to talk about our feelings. My feelings, anyway. I didn’t see the final table preview show until tonight, and it was very well done. Don’t think…
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The Enemy of my Enemy is…How Does That Go Again?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

From Pokerati we learn that President Bush, not content with his Administration’s record-breaking level of suck, is working to finalize regulations that would allow the Treasury Department to enforce the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA). The press release that Dan quotes from says that the regulations, "will be finalized at the last minute before…
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On The Bubble

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I’ve been following along with PokerNews’ coverage of the WSOP Final Table. Aside from applauding Change100’s and F-Train’s outstanding work, let me say this–man, live poker takes FOREVER. And what with all the interruptions and stoppages for filming I’m starting to wonder if they’ll get down to two players by the time heads-up play is…
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On the Rail

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Tomorrow is the final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker. At. Last. When the final table delay was first announced I thought it was a good idea. Or, at least I thought that trying something different was a good idea. And it’s quite possible that the delay will prove to be wildly successful–if…
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