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Hammer time!

Tuesday, January 13th, 2004

Some random ramblings today. PokerGrub has issued a challenge to the pokerblogging community–a $10 bounty to the first player to win a $5 pot playing 2-7 offsuit. Now, you have to play at least a $1/$2 game, which is currently out of my price range, but I may dig in and give it a shot….
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Viva la victory!

Monday, January 12th, 2004

I’ve been struggling a bit lately, and it’d gotten so bad that I’d sunk to the point of taking advice from Chris Halverson. Chris mentioned in a recent post that he was playing two tables at once, and that got me to thinking. I tried double-fisting once and didn’t do too well, mostly because my…
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Martian Hold-Em, the game sweeping the cosmos

Saturday, January 10th, 2004

As I previously announced, I’m running for President in 2004. In light of rumors that President Bush will announce plans for an idiotic and wasteful lunar base and manned mission to Mars, Hdouble asked me how many big bets per hour would it take to send a man to Mars. I sent back a typically…
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The Slippery Slope

Friday, January 9th, 2004

That’s what I’m on right now, the descent into Poker Hades greased with my own blood and bad-beat sweat. Got home last night after volleyball (and wings and beer) and logged on to get some hand histories to feed into Poker Tracker. I made the mistake of logging on to play a few hands, and…
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Bad beat?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2004

Of course I checked out PokerSavvy’s Bad-Beat-O-Meter after reading about it on Iggy’s blog because, as you all know, I suffer the most and the worst bad beats in the poker universe. Like last night, what should have been a winning session ended up a $9 loss because of one tough hit I took. I…
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Worst show ever

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

Even as I write this I’m watching Celebrity Poker on Bravo, and…Good God. What a horrible show. I mean, I play poker, right? I like watching poker. I write a friggin poker blog, for Chrissakes. And even I can’t watch this crap. It isn’t just that these people (with the exception of the lovely Mimi…
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Hand of the Century

Tuesday, January 6th, 2004

The losing streak is over, thank the Buddha. I came ready to play last night, no kittens to bother me, my new DVD of The Young Ones providing some background noise, my poker hat on. I started fast, winning a quick $8.50 when I hit top pair twice in three hands and had them hold…
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I need your vote!

Monday, January 5th, 2004

Richard Nixon famously financed his first Congressional campaign with money he won playing poker. While in the Navy the future Tricky Dick saw his fellow officers playing poker and was astonished at how much money was changing hands. Gambling was verboten to a Quaker like himself, but already Nixon was showing the, ah, moral flexibilty…
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Take a deep breath…

Monday, January 5th, 2004

No poker last night, and maybe not this night either. We’ll see. I’ve reviewed some past hands on Poker Tracker (really, this program is just too cool) and I see that I’ve been playing some really lousy poker. Maybe I’m playing smart, tight and aggressive 90% of the time, but the loose 10% are absolutely…
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Why you should keep your promises

Sunday, January 4th, 2004

I know I said I wouldn’t play today, but I did some work around the house, vaccumed my den (where I play), rearranged the furniture a bit, did the whole feng shui thing. Didn’t help–I lost $10 in about 30 minutes, and that’s with me winning a ridiculous $8 pot where I had 2nd best…
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