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Eat, Drink, Sweat

Monday, July 18th, 2005

After following Pauly’s every word as the WSOP wound its way thru June and July it was disturbing to disconnect from the Web for even a few days. I watched ESPN and CNN’s crawl for news as we got ready to leave our hotel, but didn’t learn until Sunday morning who won. My friends didn’t…
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The Mouth That Roars; and Glad I Missed CNN Again

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Even I don’t know why I want Mike Matusow to win the World Series of Poker. Maybe to read the book that will inevitably be written about how Matusow spends the next year and the $7.5 million that goes to the champion. Maybe its because I watched some instructional show that Matusow co-hosted, where he…
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Some Housekeeping

Thursday, July 14th, 2005

First and foremost, there is a tournament in memory of Charlie Tuttle Sunday night at PokerStars. It’s $20 and all proceeds go to charity. Oh, here are the specific details: WPBT “Charlie” TournamentWhen: THIS Sunday – July 17th – 6pm ESTWhere: PokerStars – Listed under the Private tabCost: $20 – Every penny goes to charity…
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More Women Than Men Play Online?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Quick post here, looking for feedback. There’s an article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that says more women play poker and gamble online than men. A quote from the lead-in blurb states “women now outnumber the guys at Internet casinos…”. I don’t believe it. I don’t believe that more women gamble online than men. I have…
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Mean Gene Plays Tight, Mean Gene Plays Right

Monday, July 11th, 2005

After my massive home game a few weeks ago (my profit for the evening? $2.50) I was looking forward to a weekend at my friend Rick’s lake house for some hot poker action. The house has a card room with a nice table, jukebox, and plenty of space for beer-filled coolers. We got there around…
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Some Pittsburgh Poker Content, and Another Candidate for Poker Quote of the Year

Friday, July 8th, 2005

I’ve been busy all morning hanging black crepe, as I learned last night that Isabelle Mercier has been knocked out of the WSOP Main Event. Merde. By the way, John Gale? WPT Champ and PokerStars nice guy John Gale? Hate you. Hate you so much. But as I looked through the list of players’ chip…
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Actual Poker Content!

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

The catblogging didn’t go over too well, so maybe I’ll switch back to poker for a bit. Actually, I don’t have time to write anything right now, as I’m going away for the weekend and have to get my crap together. I’ll be playing some poker, which is good, but I’ll offline the next 2…
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Fighting the Good Fight

Monday, July 4th, 2005

I said last week that I was enjoying the WSOP journal Jim McManus was writing for the New York Times, so ’tis a pity he’s decided to pack it in and head home. His second column is about the effect satellites have had on the poker landscape, and as I read it I saw a…
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Attempted Catblogging

Sunday, July 3rd, 2005

Blogger now allows you to upload images, so I’m gonna try to upload some images. Just add milk: This is Izzy, my wife’s pride and joy. She brought him home two Christmas Eve’s ago, despite my raising the point that we had two goddam cats already. Izzy is actually short for Isabel, which my wife…
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