The Strike

The Strike

Recently I’ve been railing against  the proposed changes to the PokerStars VIP system, posting my own thoughts on the matter and linking the blogs/posts of others who share my concern.  If you’re unaware of the changes, feel free to catch up with a timeline, comprehensive list of actual changes, and a well-respected high stakes professional’s explanation of what […]

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The Link

The Link

Wanted to provide a quick update about my last post regarding recent changes to the VIP Program at PokerStars.  If you’re not familiar with the developing story, you can get caught up here on Puyan’s blog. Here are some cliffnotes for people who chose not to click on that link: 1) PokerStars poorly handled an announcement of […]

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The Changes

The Changes

There’s a lot going on right now.  A lot. The thought of discussing all of it in great detail is simply too daunting.  I suppose I could close the laptop and try to start this entry another day, but I’m pretty sure that more important news will break in the next 24-72 hours and then […]

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The Pennies

The Pennies

July was epic.  August was outstanding. On the heels of back-to-back $35k+ months, I felt pretty damn good.  And rightly so.  Each time I sat down to play, everything seemed to go right;  Bluffs got through, value bets got called by worse, my hands held in most of the critical all-in situations, and I even […]

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The GTO

The GTO

It’s nearly October and for many players on PokerStars, that means one thing – time to start that hectic end-of-year grind.  Over the next few months the tables will undoubtedly be filled with a higher concentration of regulars looking to reach VIP levels, milestones, and bonuses. While it’s tempting to blame the structure of PokerStars’ […]

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The Philly Trip

The Philly Trip

After losing the Prop Bet to L.A.Ruseman, I spent the last week of August in Philadelphia. Note: Thanks to Andrew ‘FlyingLuske’ Smith for making this video in which I am CLEARLY the star of.  😉 Upon returning to Vancouver, my work-plan was pretty simple:  Let’s grind.  Was eager to put in some 8+ hour days, […]

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The Retirement

No, I’m not retiring.  Not close. As Mark Henry once said, I’ve got a lot left in the tank.   Today, however, was my first day being semi-retired from $30 SNGs. My plan is to play only $60+ games, which should lower my table count quite a bit.  I’m hopeful that even though I’ll be […]

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The Best

The Best

For the month of August, I’ll be involved in a Prop Bet vs Andrew “L.A.Ruseman” Russel.  Details of the bet are as follows: Prop begins August 1st, 2015, 12:01 AM PST and goes until August 31st, 2015, 11:59 PM PST. All games *started* during that time window are included in the prop. Bet is between […]

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The Significant Changes

The Significant Changes

Last year, I wrote many blog posts detailing the high stakes, variance-filled roller coaster that was my first attempt at Supernova Elite.  It certainly wasn’t easy by any means, but about halfway through November I reached my goal and celebrated by taking the rest of the year off. Most of my readers are likely aware […]

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The Pudding

The Pudding

And it’s another blogging hiatus by yours truly. I’m always a bit unsure about how to come back to the blog, it’s much easier if there’s something pressing that drives me to write an entry but currently that’s not the case.  My last post was about my record breaking results in May, so I guess […]

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