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Archive for July, 2008

Beat

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

I’m tired, man. It’s the days off that are killing me. Yesterday my section broke first so I was free to go around 3:30. Of course I wasn’t going anywhere, not with Iggy still playing in the Main Event and the money bubble approaching. I thought about eating, but Jen and I went up to…
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The Storm Before the Calm

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Went to the big PokerStars bash last night at Rain. Yes, yes, I saw Isabelle and Dario going at it. You usually need to be at Talledaga to see a car wreck that goes on and on and ON like that. But I’m OK. I appreciated all the flowers. Nightclubs that are dark as a…
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Serendipity

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Guess who didn’t check the schedule to see that he was off today? Whoops! It actually turned out well, as I would’ve driven Matt to work anyway and then hung around to photograph Phil Hellmuth’s latest bit of performance art. He showed up to the Main Event dressed as General Patton (with 11 stars on…
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Binge. Purge.

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Today was (is) one of those days where you somehow end up on your feet, let out a long breath as you make sure you aren’t still in freefall, and say, "Whew". Today started off bad, got worse, threated to become a real disaster but, in the end, was no big deal. Let me explain….
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Total Lifetilt

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Great. I wrote up TWO posts and lost them both. One I lost when I hit HOME on my browser by mistake and the second WordPress ate. Livid. Raging. Radiating heat.

Happy Birthday Indeed

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Day 1b of the World Series of Poker just started and they had a country singer do a twangy a capella version of the "Star-Spangled Banner". They also handed out flags to players entering the Amazon Room (and not just U.S. flags) to wave to show that this is indeed the "World" Series of Poker….
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The HORSE I Rode in On

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Covering the $50K H.O.R.S.E. event nearly finished me. Live-blogging the final table was about the worst night I’ve had at the World Series, even with Change100 doing most of the heavy lifting. I felt totally at sea during the stud games and for a time I though I was gonna sink the ship. We played…
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