Saturday, July 29, 2006

Won a $10 SnG on Full Tilt tonight. My eyelids were drooping as I fired up FTP, so I'm not even entirely sure why I played... I was literally nodding off throughout the heads-up match! It was a good match though - swings back and forth, with some actual poker being played. Once again, I cannot recall my opponent's name.

I still have to get around to writing up my Vegas reports. Sorry guys and gals! I've been pretty busy getting my house on the market for sale since I got home from Sin City. Send me some good house mojo vibes if you have any to spare - it's been a crazy weekend and I hope to be signing some buying-and-selling papers on Monday! :)

Friday, July 28, 2006

I played a bit tonight on Full Tilt (thanks in part to the handsome new picture of Gus Hansen on the main lobby screen.... yum!) I managed to win one of those 6 handed NLHE $6 sit n go's where you win a $26 token. I like having tokens. They are nifty.

Yesterday I got crushed in back to back $20 SnG's, so I stepped back tonight to mingle with the scoobys. It paid off, and I actually enjoyed the heads-up match quite a bit. I always intend to come here and give kudos to my opponent, and for the life of me I can never remember their names. Oh well. Nice match, guy who was playing around 11pm tonight!

Just wanted to let ya's know that I haven't turned into an ebay entrepreneur. Still playing a little poker - though I haven't made it to the local card room in what seems like ages, thanks to them closing down Empress. (Yes, I'm still whining about that). Frown. One of these days I'll make it to Indiana, but not likely soon.

Why? 'Cuz I'm selling my house and movin' on up! Buying a bigger place that's closer to friends and family. Good stuff. It sure is keeping me busy. In fact, I have another showing in less than 12 hours. I'd better go get some zzz's. Night all!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

C'mon, folks! Get your butts over to and bid on some cool stuff to benefit an adorable little girl who lost her mother. FIGHT CANCER! It sucks and we can beat it IN OUR LIFETIME - with *your* help.

Bidding ends tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

If you missed out on the cool swag we auctioned off in Round 1 of the Auctions for Peyton, then hop to it and get in on the action in Round 2!

Here's what we've got up on eBay for your bidding pleasure:

CardPlayer package including Phil Hellmuth's DVD and Poker for Dummies DVD, and a 1 year CardPlayer Magazine subscription

A Duke basketball cap autographed by head coach Krzyzewski -

An autographed copy of Annie Duke's book in hardcover, plus her DVD

An autographed copy of Annie Duke's book in softcover, plus 2 DVD's including her Girl's Guide

A 2 hour poker lesson with poker pro Robert Mizrachi

Dinner and poker chat in Manhattan with poker pro Steve Zolotow

A package including a 1 Year Subscription to CardPlayer magazine, Phil Hellmuth's DVD, CardPlayer t-shirts and more

2 Tickets to attend Full Tilt Poker's WSOP 2006 Gala Event at PURE Nightclub at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas

Invidation to attend Howard Lederer's 4th Annual WSOP (World Series of Beer) and Karaoke Championship in Las Vegas

Let's get it on! Support the cause. If you'd rather not bid, you can always send donations directly via Thanks!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Donate to the fundraising drive to help out a little girl named Peyton Novoa and to fund research for small cell ovarian cancer. Place your bids now!

WHAT: Full Tilt Poker WSOP Gala Event
WHERE: Pure Nightclub - Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
WHEN: July 26, 2006 at 10pm


Have you ever wanted to attend an event with professional poker players and celebrities? Well, here’s your chance! We have two of these invites to auction off, and you are not going to be disappointed.

You and a guest will be living the high life as guests at Full Tilt Poker’s Gala Event for this years World Series of Poker. Held at Pure, an amazing nightclub located in Caesers, mingle with professional poker players and celebrities while enjoying an open bar stocked with premium liquors and food as well. In case it interests you, the Pussycat Dolls will be there as well.

Just in case you’re the timid type when it comes to events like this, Gavin Smith - World Poker Tour Player of the Year and an all around great guy - has offered to introduce you to whoever you’d like.

Timing on this is tight because we just became aware of these generous gifts from Full Tilt and Gavin Smith, so get your bid in high and start planning your big night out!

We will ensure that the winning bidders will have their tickets waiting for them in the Full Tilt Poker suite located onsite at the World Series of Poker, Rio Casino & Hotel.


Brought to you by the fine fellow with Huge Junk Confirmed Ad Infinitum, our favorite Spaceman, Gavin Smith, and Full Tilt Poker. (Me, I'm just the computer geek amongst us).

Monday, July 17, 2006

Got home from Vegas last Tuesday and left for Traverse City, Michigan on Wednesday, then hung out on a lake for a few days. I'm home now (finally) and will turn my WPBT Summer Classic notes into a bona fide series of trip reports one of these days....

In the meantime, kudos to Absinthe and Zeem on winning WSOP Main Event seats!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Hey Easycure - if you're the same easycure that bid on stuff in the auctions, YOU RULE! First blogger to bid, woohooooo! :)


Whew! I almost sabatoged the smooth beginning to my trip, but Southwest Airlines has impressed me with their ability to serve my dumb ass. I'll stop ripping on them, I promise!

In my mind, my flight was to leave at 6pm, and in a silly act of defiance, I decided - screw that "get to the airport 2 hours early" crap! (I'm usually quite religious about that rule). So, I'd planned to get there a little over an hour early... Except that in reality, my flight was departing at 5:35pm. D'oh! I drove as fast as I could through rush hour traffic, and arrive to the check-in counter at 5:05pm. They marked my bag as a "late check in" and told me that it may or may not make it on the flight.

Long story short... My bag was the first off the carosel! Wheeee!

I just called April H (my roomie for the weekend) and she too has safely arrived. I'm on the shuttle bus waiting yo head to Excalibur.

Let's get this party started!

Hot off the presses! Get your sweet poker swag NOW and benefit a great cause. Visit or bid via eBay below. Auctions will be live through the morning of July 13, 2006. Place your bids today!

Items include:

Questions? Catch up with me in Vegas this weekend - I'm leaving in T-minus 3 hours!!! :)

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I'm leaving for the airport for Vegas in 17 hours and counting. Squeeeeeeee!!

Potawatomi in Milwaukee kicked my ass last Sunday. I was flopping ridiculous monster hands. Pocket pair? Here's a set! Suited connectors? Have a straight, and a flush draw to go with it! I even turned some boats.... but the calling stations were getting lucky, and it was one of those days were I wished I was sitting no-limit instead of at the 5/10 limit holdem table.

Such is life at the poker table. I went on that day to see a wicked DMB show, so life was good. Still is, actually, since I'll be in Vegas less than 24 hours from now.

Bring it on, bloggers!!! :)

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I'm up in Milwaukee for a couple Dave Matthews Band shows (as mentioned previously), and... well hell, there's a poker room 15 minutes up the road at Potawatomi! How can I *not* play? I just called and got my name on the list for 5/10 holdem. Wheeee! Let's make some money to bring to Vegas!!!

I had good luck here the first time I played... here's hoping for some more! :)

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I'm off to Milwaukee to see Dave Matthews Band at Alpine Valley today and tomorrow. I'll be back Monday to post some giddy squealy crap about how excited I am to be leaving for Vegas on Thursday... until then:

Happy Canada Day!