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Bad Beat, Happy Feet

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

It’s like death and taxes–when you talk about a winning streak, it’s certain that streak will come to a sudden end. Which is exactly what happened to my hot run Friday night. Our final table ended around 8:30 and we went for a bite to eat before hitting the casino. Played some video poker–lost. Played…
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Bad Ideas, Good Results

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I had a day off on Tuesday and was determined to make the most of it. I slept in, ate some Mini-Wheats for breakfast, did some work…by then it was 2:30 and I still hadn’t taken a shower. Matt wanted to head out to South Pointe and I told him to go, I’d walk over…
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Doing Bad Time

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Yesterday I wrote a post (never published) about how bad it was gonna be covering Day 2 of the $2,500 NLHE Event. Turns out I was optimistic–it was probably the worst day I’ve ever had at the World Series. We’re trying a new player ID system and when it works, it’s great. When it doesn’t…
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So Very Talented

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

A day off yesterday, which meant I was in the mood to do a whole lotta nothing. Slept in. Went to eat. Did some writing. Around 8 or so Matt and I went up to South Point to wander a bit, play a bit. I wanted a beer so I found myself a nice seat…
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Let’s Go Pens

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Best team won. Hard to argue. Would I trade being a Pens fan to be a Wings fan right now? No way. Next year. Can’t wait for next year. And the years after. If there’s pride in defeat, well, there you go. Let’s go Pens.

Back Into the Mines

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Today’s gonna be a tough day, no getting around it. Day 2 of the $1K rebuy event starts at 2pm, and with 106 players left and lots of chips in play I’m thinking we’re gonna be playing into the wee hours. Yesterday was a 14-hour day, today will probably be longer, and God knows what’ll…
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The Man of the Moment

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

What a game. One of the greatest games in Penguin history. The atmosphere in the Arena will be unbelievable. And I have to work Wednesday, it’ll be a Day 2 and I’ll be there until the wee hours. Bad karma, gotta find a way to reverse it. Watching ESPN highlights. Idiots. They’ve misprounouced half the…
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Boom Boom

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Is the poker boom coming to an end? Has it come to an end? Did it end in 2006? If the UIGEA is repealed in 2008, will poker boom again? How about if folks across Asia and Latin American start playing en masse? Before we can look to the future we should look to the…
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Quadzilla!!

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Not once, bitches, but… They call me Quadzilla, and I shall rock thy world!! Made quads twice and still ended up losing ten bucks, but the three free beers I had made it all worthwhile. I helped cover the entertaining $10K Pot-Limit Hold-Em event yesterday, "helped" being the operative word as I was there to…
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That’s The Gig

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Left for work yesterday at 11AM. Got home at 6AM. You cover poker tournaments and sometimes that happens. It was well past dawn when I caught a cab home. Vegas is really beautiful in the early morning, the light hits the big casinos and the mountains in a very different way. Ever go to the…
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