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Wil Wheaton Owes Me Eighty-Eight Bucks

Friday, November 11th, 2005

And he paid up right away, too. I took 4th out of 110 in tonight’s Wil Wheaton PokerStars extravaganza. I played tight (saw 10% of the flops), played well (won 7 of 8 showdowns, losing only my last one) and got lucky (was all-in with A-4 against A-3 and I believe Bob Respert’s KK, and…
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Money Money Money

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Every man has his price, so goes the saying. Money talks, bullshit walks. There’s a line in Carlito’s Way where a mobster is bemoaning the fact that so many soldiers have turned into stool pigeons–“This country will corrupt anything, even the Mafia”. Then there’s the episode from The Simpsons where Homer is pricing home security…
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Stupidity, Weirdness, and Cowboy Down

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

Some nonsense to fill a post. I’m watching the Baltimore-Cincinnati game, and they show a crowd shot with some moron draped in purple Mardi Gras beads and Steve Tasker says, “Baltimore fans are the best in the NFL!” This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard a CBS broadcaster say all year, and as you might…
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That’s Poker

Friday, November 4th, 2005

Finished 60th in the Wil Wheaton event at PokerStars. Had some chips, went cold, and then had 2 hands where I went all-in, got called, and had my opponent turn over the same hand. Flop comes 10-10-9, I have A-9, I bet, he raises, I figure he doesn’t have a ten or an overpair, I…
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A Post Potpourri

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

My latest column is up at Barstool Sports. Wow, they have a nice-looking young woman on the cover this week. And they have some sort of “25 Hottest Women…of Some Sort…In Boston” issue as well. I didn’t get a good look because I’m at work on my lunch hour and I don’t want to get…
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Poker is Nice…I Love Play Poker

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

During my poker hiatus I wondered if I’d ever really get into playing again. A little success goes a long way toward whetting the appetite. The other night I played a SNG, played well, played aggressive, and found myself heads-up with about a 3-1 chip lead. I didn’t win, which cut me to the quick,…
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas…Mostly Fear

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

I am, as you might imagine, excited about going to Vegas in FIVE WEEKS. Remember, I’ve had to read ten of thousands of words written by yinz about previous WPBT events. How you couldn’t wait to go. How the time was going so slowly. How it’s finally here! And then, for weeks afterwards, meandering recaps…
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