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The Audible

28 February 2015

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The Audible

In order to keep Supernova Elite and that precious 68% Rakeback, I’m required to earn 50,000 VPPs per month with up to two ‘buffer’ months where I don’t reach that total.  It shouldn’t  be that hard, considering I averaged almost double that last year.  But thanks to my Thailand/Disney-world excursions, I missed it in January. […]

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The Elite

17 December 2014

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The Elite

Last time I checked in, I was three days from hitting Supernova Elite.  I had planned on writing a detailed blogpost once I finished up, but obviously that didn’t happen.  Instead, I became Supernova Elite and fell off the grid. Two days after achieving my new tier, I started a two month-long victory tour: Visited friends/family […]

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The Three Days

18 November 2014

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The Three Days

Current VPP count stands at ~984,000 so by my estimation, I should hit Supernova Elite in a little less than 72 hours.  Yup, all that’s left between me and that VIP status is three full days of work. I’m eager to be done.  To sit back, cash in the $20k bonus, close down the poker […]

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The Four Month Plan

5 August 2014

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The Four Month Plan

It’s 2 AM on Tuesday morning and I thought I’d be in bed by now.  Long gone are the days where I would stay up until 4, 5, or even 6 in the morning and sleep until the afternoon.  But right before I was about to close down my computer, a turbo SNG popped up […]

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The Fourth

5 July 2014

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The Fourth

July 4th is just another day here in Canada, but back home in the United States, people are observing ‘Independence Day.’ Admittedly, I’m a bit jealous I don’t get to partake in the BBQs, carnivals, parades, alcohol, and fireworks.  But what bothers me more than missing out on the festivities is seeing the holiday’s underlying […]

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The Celebration

22 April 2014

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The Celebration

Three years and one week ago, the unthinkable happened: Online poker in the United States was made illegal.  In the so-called ‘land of the free,’ I was no longer free to earn a living. I remember being angry — very angry.  How could this happen?  What am I supposed to do now?  Leave everything and […]

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The Comedian

19 March 2014

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The Comedian

I told myself I’d write a blog entry as soon as I “settled in” to Vancouver, but it’s the third day and I still don’t feel settled.  Piece by piece, it’s starting to come together. After a lengthy and exhausting search, I found a 1 BR condo in downtown.  It’s nice; I like both the […]

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The Shrug

26 February 2014

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Twenty-three days.  That’s how long until I can start playing online poker again. Last week I left my condo in Rosarito, spent the day in San Diego, and flew to Las Vegas to visit friends/gambool.  Other than finishing 2nd in what basically amounted to a STT, I didn’t play much serious poker.  And I’m rather […]

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The Bird

11 February 2014

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The Bird

Only one week left in Mexico! It’s been six months even though it feels like I arrived yesterday.  A lot of people helped make the transition much easier, especially my roommates who offered me a room in their place before we had even met.  About a week before I moved down, I told my friend […]

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The Technology

7 February 2014

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A few years back, there was this fantastic commercial where a technologically inept guy asks his friends if they know how to post videos on Facebook.  To which the friends respond by showing the inept guy a Facebook video… Of him asking them that very question. I am that guy. When I tell people I […]

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