Archive | November, 2010

The Loose Cannon

29 November 2010

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You don’t find many heart-warming stories in the poker world. ESPN has managed to come up with one every so often, highlighting a player who perhaps has overcome some sort of adversity or illness. I remember the WSOP coverage about Hal Lubarsky, who despite his blindness, was able to make it into the money at […]

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The Thanksgiving

26 November 2010

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Upon reviewing my last four years of November posts, I was shocked to learn that I’ve yet to write an entry about Thanksgiving. That changes now. I’m sitting in bed, at my parents’ house, so let’s start with them. I’m very thankful for the love and support my family has given me, the loyalty and […]

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The Boxer

22 November 2010

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For someone who mass tables, this month’s volume is embarrassing. I’m around 1,800 games but won’t be adding to that total for nearly a week because I’m flying to Vegas tomorrow morning and then back ‘home’ to Santa Rosa, California. Maybe I’ll be able to squeeze a set in here or there — I’m bringing […]

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The Joke

19 November 2010

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It seems like I’ve been flooded with compliments about the blog in recent days, something that always takes me by surprise and makes me feel all warm inside. Thank you very much. I’m not used to this. I wrote articles for my high school newspaper, but most of my school couldn’t read (No joke, we […]

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The Party

16 November 2010

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On Saturday night, I went to a party and realized that it’s time to update my PokerVT biography. I’ll explain, as it’s rare that a person has a rational thought while holding one of those red plastic cups, let alone one about work. So I’m at the party, and a random girl asks me what […]

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The Second Draft

15 November 2010

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I’m really, really tired right now. I had planned for this blog to be about my issues with PokerStars’ new update (more specifically the timebank feature) but I’m struggling to care enough to write about it right now. I’ll save it for later, I guess. The only poker related thing on my mind right now […]

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The Los Santos

12 November 2010

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Yes, I took Spanish in high school. For three years. I even taught 3rd graders as part of the curriculum, so I am fully aware that the title of this blog is somewhat redundant. Problem is, I’m not sure what “Los Santos” means. During my first set today, a random player informed the table that […]

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The New Horse

10 November 2010

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With the recent success of Glitlr’s coaching/staking website, I’ve been giving some real thought to expanding my own stable. At the moment, I’ve got pieces of a several players but only a select few are backed 100% by me. When it comes to staking, my biggest fear is not busto but the thought that someone […]

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The Logjam

8 November 2010

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As of 7 PM or so, I finally made it to 200k VPPs. Obviously I had hoped to get there much sooner than early November, but seeing the $3,400 bonus added to my account was still nice. Yep, that was pretty much the highlight of my day. Played 200 games, didn’t find great spots, ran […]

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The Web Cast

7 November 2010

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Spent most of today listening to the ‘live’ web cast of the 2010 WSOP Main Event Final Table while playing some poker of my own. I remember trying to watch this a few years back and being incredibly annoyed because there weren’t any hole card cameras. But today, it was a complete 180. I don’t […]

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