Archive | June, 2011

The Monopoly Money

30 June 2011

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There’s a lot on my mind right now, which means I’ve got several things I can potentially blog about. I could talk about how poorly I’ve been running in Canada ($2500 under EV) and the lingering thought that I made a mistake by coming here. Or I could write about how it is to live […]

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The Diversification

17 June 2011

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Today (or yesterday, as I’m posting this at 5 in the morning) marks my first negative red-line day in Canada. I know that it’s mostly meaningless but it still doesn’t sit well with me when I was “supposed” to lose money. Since I’ve only had my account unlocked for 9 days, I’ve yet to put […]

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The Riot

16 June 2011

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This post is less about poker and more about, well, my new surroundings. After putting in a quick set of Hyper STTs, my roommates and I headed downtown to watch game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and ‘our’ Vancouver Canucks. But to be honest, none of us really cared that […]

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The Lemonade

15 June 2011

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Today marks the two month anniversary of what the online poker world dubbed, “Black Friday.” I had hoped there would be an immediate response, by either PokerStars, FullTilt, the hundreds of thousands of grinders, or the millions of U.S. citizens who were being denied the right to play poker in a country that openly boasts […]

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The Tweet

12 June 2011

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So it had been more than a week since I spoke with a representative (Carlos) from PokerStars about unlocking my account and I kept waiting, patiently, for it to happen. Days passed by and still, I remained locked out. Tim (TimmyOx) had his account unlocked. David (Sandmanness) also had his reactivated. And both of them […]

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The Sundaes

6 June 2011

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Late last year, a friend of mine got married and I gave him an ice-cream sundae set as a wedding gift, complete with an ice cream maker, recipe book, cups, spoons, bowls, and all the necessary ingredients. My favorite part of the gift, however, was the card where I wished them well and wrote, “May […]

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The Delay

5 June 2011

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I really should blog more, given that I’m not totally swamped here in Vancouver and that several other players looking to re-locate are probably interested in the things I have to say, not to mention friends and family who wonder how I’m doing. For the most part, Canada is fantastic. It’s taken me some time […]

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