Monday, July 26, 2010

Brostituting - a documentary

This has nothing to do with poker but this video is hilarious any ways. Beware of the swears.

From Funny or Die: Brostitute with Tim Roth

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Poker funny

Dan over at Pokerati posted this...hilarious!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So I write like..

Must be meme season. I've seen a few people post there's, being as geeky as I am, I figured I'd run a few of my favorite posts through the machine and see what happened. Since my first two were the same, I thought, maybe, just maybe, there was something to this, but...

My post about perspectives and giving produced this....

I write like
Cory Doctorow
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

A post about coolers, suckouts and running bad did the same...

I write like
Cory Doctorow
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Observations from the Whoosh, one of my favorite posts about Rush Poker, got me one that made me smile. I knew this author...

I write like
Ian Fleming
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

A post about how to stop tapping the glass, I may just need read more books about something other then poker or software development....

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

My post about learning the lessons for how to fold kings...really? Arthur C. Clark?

I write like
Arthur C. Clarke
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

A discussion of how bad my game stinks...I don't think I'd ever seen this name before...

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk
I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Probably just like live poker, I think this is rigged. I have no idea if I write like anyone. It's been 20 some years since I took a writing class. Like the typing teach said to us geek programming students, if I taught you how to do it correctly, I'd just slow you down. Home row? Oh yeah, the row with the bumps. Never use it.

Monday, July 12, 2010

You know you're running like a god when AA...

Poker's been pretty brutal lately. I've been dialing it back lately because I find it really hard to keep my head in the game when I seem to bust out like this on a pretty regular basis.

This first hand was from a 9 person sit-n-go. These are usually my bread and butter, but I haven't cashed in a while. The normal hyper-tight agressive with increased aggression as the bubble comes closer has been failing me. When you play like this, you are running your monster hands into hopefully the far inferior hands of weaker players. This was the 3rd hand of the tournament that I had voluntarily put money in the pot. Normally, you relish this situation...

Who didn't see the running cards coming?


I moved over to the $.05/.02 NLHE to punish some more weak players.

I logged off for the night after this. Again, this was the 3rd hand for me, I had been hovering around the 6% VP$IP, just sitting around and waiting to play hard. This guy had come to this table about 2 orbits ago. I hadn't played a hand since he sat down. Do you like how I'm a 4:1 favorite for most of the hand?


I should know that queen was coming. It's a mathematical given right?

Oh great poker gods, why hast though forsaken me?

Time to take a deep breath and catch up on some reading and writing. That usually helps to keep an even keel and not just spew cash. Sounds like a really good time to catch up on Pauly's book...that should be the ticket! You really should be reading it...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Taking some to with friends and family to enjoy our Independence Day. Smoking more ribs then we need but damn. Wish you could smell how good it smells here.

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

And the winner is...the KIDS! #WPBT Gives Back

The stars finally aligned. The money has been delivered.

From the beginning, I had worried a lot about the perception of this charity tournament. There's a lot of scammers in the poker world. I always hoped that this tournament would go smoothly so I wouldn't be stuck holding a pile of money that was meant for the kids or give anyone the idea that this wasn't what it seemed.

As it turns out, my wife used to work with the Administrative Assistant at the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. The always beautiful OhCountess called her old friend and got me the low down on how we could arrange to deliver the moolah.

Did I mention what the final total was?

I've never been more proud of this group of people. By group of people I mean many of you reading this. 61 people registered for the tournament. So right off the top, we created a donation of $305, not too shabby at all, but you know what, we didn't stop giving. (This is the part that actually chokes me up)

BloodyP shipped me some extra money before the tournament ever started. He wanted to give more then the $5 the tournament was collecting so added more to the donation. Drizz missed registering for the tournament so he shipped the money he would have donated playing. After busting but continuing her BuddyDank duties, Joanada didn't feel like she gave enough, and added more too.

And it didn't end there (cue the misty eyes):
I was having a nice run of cards and still very much alive in the tournament, so Full Tilt was still open on my laptop. Peacecorn busts and pop! The "Money has been transfered to your account" window popped up. All of Gracie's winnings were now in my account...and then all of TBA 's winnings were in my account and then again all of Blaargh 's winnings! One by one the money winners were just shipping back their winnings. Numbbono added more money while listening to Joanada tell why this was a good cause. Willwonka busted and added more too. I (always link to yourself, right JJOK?) busted, wait, my $45 was going to my account any transfer pop-up.

And then, the one that really got me. The one guy that inspired all of this. The one guy who's lovely bride wrote so well why the Ronald McDonald House is such a great place. Lightning36 shipped all of the first place money PLUS every penny of the last longer money with a reminder to me to just add all of mine and OhCountess's last longer contribution (Add $20 from us). A $126.75 transfer was in my account.

Subtotal from the actual tournament night: $655.30. My goal was $500.

But you guys weren't done yet.

Jordan, from HighOnPoker, sent money via PayPal, so did VinNay, and then MemphisMojo on top of his tournament contribution gave more too.

Holy crap!

Those last contributions brought it to $755.30.

I wanted to make sure I accounted for every penny. Complete transparency. If anyone needs them, I've kept all receipts and proofs of transfers and can provide them for you. We raised $755.30. Thank you.

Yesterday, I had the day off. I packed up the kiddos. I asked to see my wife's friend and we introduced ourselves. I explained what happened and where the money was from. I even showed them Mrs. Lightning36's blog post. They were very moved.

This is the picture of me giving them a cashier's check for the total of $755.30. Yes, every penny, no rounding. I ate the cost of the cashier's check. Big spender, I know.

I asked them to make sure to use the money so that other families can have a great experience as Lightning and his family did. It's places like the Ronald McDonald House that help make a horrible life moment a little more bearable.

Thank you.

Please note: If I posted your name and you really wanted to be anonymous, let me know right away and I'll anonymize your name and remove your link. I'm very sorry about that. No one told me they didn't want to be listed but I also wanted to make sure everything is accounted for.