Unfortunately, I caught a nasty cold that had me down for the count the last two days of the WSOP. I tried to soldier on for a bit on Thursday, but just couldn’t cut it and headed for the comfort of my MGM bed.
Like most of you readers I discovered who won the Sihoki by logging on and reading PokerBlog. Congratulations to Jamie Gold for achieving the dream 8,772 fellow main event participants had. May Gold be a great ambassador for the game as it gears up for what will be a major discussion with Congress in the coming years on the future of online poker. There’s no doubt the effect that the online game has had on the growth of poker offline (8,773 participants in the WSOP being proof number one) and to pull the plug on the online game would certainly reverberate within the real world poker community.
It’s always sad to see the WSOP come to an end. There is no other tournament like it in the world; truly nothing comes close. Other tournaments offer trophies, rings or watches to the winners, but there is nothing that compares to a WSOP bracelet. Thousands of professional, intermediate and rank amateur players traveled to their Mecca this summer. Most of them went home empty handed (or with empty wallets), but almost all of them returned with great stories and the experience of a lifetime.
This summer also marked a major change in my life, as my one-year journey through the tournament circuit has now come to a close. I’m returning to Tuscaloosa tomorrow and starting graduate school in a couple of weeks. My goal had always been to play the WSOP main event in 2006 and I was glad I could achieve that goal. No, I didn’t go deep in the tournament or become an instant millionaire, but I was able to cash and that was just gravy really.
Thanks to Party Poker and Dan Michalski for putting this blogging team together. I’ve met new people and made friendships I expect to last for years to come and I’ve also enjoyed the chance to write about poker and the WSOP on a new platform. As Amy said, this was an experiment that came off very well — and I hope it will continue.
What’s Next for PokerBlog?
So what’s next for PokerBlog?
With the WSOP over and everyone departing Vegas, will our crack group of reporters continue to cover other tournaments and poker happenings around the globe (Legends of Poker starts in two weeks at the Bicycle)?
I have grown quite fond of getting my daily poker updates here, and I would love to see it continue. I don’t know if that’s possible, but it sure would be nice.
Slacking At Work
Jen Leo started this “watching the WSOP” sort of photo contest…which I thought broke up some of the reporting monotony. Here is another one I found through JackAce’s Flickr site. The photo above and below are …
Unfortunately, I caught a nasty cold that had me down for the count the last two days of the WSOP. I tried to soldier on for a bit on Thursday, but just couldn’t cut it and headed for the comfort of my MGM bed.
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Selected Odds Posted by Sportsbook.com, on the WPT Legends of Poker
Ben Affleck, Toby McGuire and Jennifer Tilley will be competing at the legends of Poker event in Bell Gardens, California. Sportsbook.com has been putting up the odds on their win as also on the win of tournament favorites such as Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Daniel Negreanu. Ivey is the hot favorite for the title with a 66-1. Following him are Negreanu, Hansen, Layne Flack, Phil Hellmuth, Howard Kederer and Marcel Luske, each one having 80 -1 bets for a win in the tournament. The Hollywood brigade represented by Affleck, Mcquire and Tilley are at 400-1. According to the M.D. of Sprotsbook.com Alex Czajkowski, poker as a game has gained celebrity status. Though not many people expect film stars to win these tournaments, nevertheless it is exciting to see them at the final table playing with the other pros. Amongst the women players, Jennifer Harman, Kathy Liebert and Annie Duke are the top ranking players. All these women are listed at 150-1 to win the event. Prenewswire.com reports:
The growth of Poker in the United States has been phenomenal, to the point that it no longer surprises fans to see celebrities from film get involved in these events, ” says Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. The Legends of Poker tournament begins on Saturday, August 27 and the final table will be played on Wednesday, August 31st.…
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A lot of experts at poker will say that you should not hope in Toto HK If you have a flush draw and the river card is about to turn up, it would be very risky for you to hope on that last card. If you are hoping that you will make a flush on the river card or if you are hoping that you will make a straight on the river card then your poker strategy may be too aggressive. Sometimes you have to be conservative especially if the odds are against you.
The river card or the river of dreams card is the card that will make all your wishes come true or all your wishes go extinct. If you have been playing poker for quite some time, you should only bank on the river card in desperate situations. If you have two pairs already and you are hoping to make a full house on the river card then chances of you making it are very slim. If everyone is going all in but you are simply there on the side then you should be careful. Someone might have triplets already or a five card combo. Your two pair will rarely make the cut against these combo heavyweights.
The rule of thumb when it comes to poker is that you can bluff, you can fold, buy you can not hope. If you are always relying on hope to make you win a tournament or a poker match then you are not going to be a good poker player. Poker is not all about hope and luck. Poker is not all about what the cards will end up showing in the end. Poker is about making the rational decision at the right place at the right time. If you want to become a good poker player then you should know when to make the right calls. You should know when to fold your cards. You should know exactly when to hope.
Hope is a tricky topic in poker. So when should you actually hope for the river card to make your dreams come true? The only time when you should hope for the river card to fulfil your dreams is when there is no other option but to hope and believe that you will make the cut. If you have no other choice but to hope then this is your last resort. You should only hope for the river card when there is no other possible way for you to win a match. If you are low on chips, if there are a lot of bullies at the table, or if you should make a move to get in the game are the only instances where in you should actually hope.
In any other case, do not count on the river card to fulfill your dreams. Do not count on the river card to save you from poverty at the poker table. If you want to win in poker …
Not the Ace to 5 kinda thing, but more the 9 to 5 cycle. At least, in the sense that it’s a grind. This is the world of poker blogs. There’s always a 50/50 split in the blogsphere, the good and bad, the hot and cold, ying and yang. I’m no Eastern Spiritual, but if there’s true balance in the universe, someone out there is on the happy side of variance.
I was playing an MTT on Paradise (yes, they still have a site) when sbobet popped up on the sissy-girl chatterbox device. It’s a good place for ol’ Otis, but I feel uncomfortable there.
****** BY THE WAY, SHOULD YOU HEAD TO PARADISE, WHERE THE SOFTWARE IS LOVELY, GRobman SENT YOU ********
Anyhow, I casually mention to Dr. Hairline my desire to play cards. He says, as a temporary bachelor, he’d love to host a game. This was 7:09 PM.
I got on the horn, digitally of course, with BadBlood, The Mark, Chep Shep, and The Tank. We had cards in the air by 8:00.
I should know better than to play that way of course. I’ll summarize it thusly,
BB: You ever get so excited to play, that you totally forget how?
G-ROB : Did you see the way I just played?
BB: Yeah, that’s what I was getting at.
That night, I got CRUSHED. I lost buyin after buyin. The first two weren’t because the other players sucked out, or because I played the odds and missed. I lost that money because I played like total crap. I knew better, but managed to go on a tilt of now legendary proportions.
NET LOSS: $270.00 (Fake)
This is the regular game. The local no-limit game. It’s played for FAKE CHIPS of course. Once again the usual suspects, and a few extra degenerate (this word is nearing its limit by the way) friends started dealing at 8:00.
This time I brought my chops. In the first 90 minutes I was up 2 buyins. This was the pivotal hand…
PLAYERS : G-Rob, Otis, The Mark
I’m in the big blind for a whopping .50, and The Mark is in middle position.
Mark raises it up to $4.00 and Otis calls.
I found 7,7 and decided to take a ride.
Queen, 7, 5!! Payday.
I check the flop and so does Mark, and then Otis gets kinda silly. He bets $15.
I tried to be extra quick into the pot with a min raise to $30. Earlier in the night I pushed BadBlood off a hand with a similar re-raise and then showed my weaker hand. I hoped that the quick move into the pot, a sure sign of a weak hand, combined with that memory would help.
Sure enough, Mark comes over the top all-in, another $29, for a total bet of $59. Otis then went into the tank for a solid 4 days, at one point SCREAMING, I’m not worried about YOU at all (pointing …
The pint glass is labeled Guinness, but it ain’t Guinness in the glass. Still, it tastes good. My only worry is that I had a confirmed Iggy sighting in the U.K. last night (word is he made the money in some Irish tournament), and if he walks in and sees this, I could be in trouble.
Nonetheless, as I sit here in The Vic, a good beer is a necessity. The day is already 12 hours long and promises to be at least four hours longer before the stop of play sbobet . Greg Raymer is cleaning house. Ram Vaswani is living up to his nickname. Isabelle, Mean Gene, doesn’t play until tomorrow (I won’t mention again how she greeted me last night).
So, why do I slip in from the darkness of this casino and into the bright light that is UFP?
Well, in case you hadn’t noticed the blinking banners all over this page, the first-ever Blogger Championship is now a reality on PokerStars. If you have a two-month old blog and don’t sign up, you’re just silly. First prize is a free trip worth $12K to the WPT event in the Bahamas in January (read: a return to the place where I may or may not have fallen off a fake rock and nearly died).
It’s been hard as hell to keep my mouth shut about this thing for the past couple months. I’m happy the cat is now out of the bag.
So, make it happen, cap’n.
Who says bloggin’ ain’t paying off?
I’m in, too, how about you? (Quick note to the fine PokerStars rep who will be stopping by. First, I mistakenly registered as “UpForPoker” when my log in is actually “Up4Poker”. Second, as you can see, this is a collaborative blog so there are two entries from this site. Thanks, you people rock!)
WPBT Euchre Tourney Update!!
Well, a bitch of a storm named Rita kept me busy for yet another weekend. Come Friday, I’ll have worked 31 out of 33 days. I don’t think that’s healthy, but that’s the job, so I really shouldn’t complain.
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Hopefully, there won’t be another hurricane any time soon and I can actually get this tournament started! So far we have 8 confirmed teams:
3) Matt from Austin/Megan from Austin (Readers and ringers?)
4) The Donkey Feltchers: Maudie/Daddy
5) GRob/Uncle Ted from G-Vegas
6) Jim/Bob from Detroit (Reader)
7) Patrick/Danny (Reader)
8) Lefty/Jason (Ringer)
If you want to get on board and need a partner, check the comments on this post. Then email me with your partner at Euchre -@- upforanything.net.
For complete rules, see below:
1) Initial tournament will be restricted to 16 teams (32 players) or just 8 teams if that’s all we can round up.
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Event 15 of the toto hk WCOOP 2008 was the first of two no-limit hold’em heads up shootouts on the schedule. It’s a pretty simple process, you play your opponent 1 on 1, then win, play another opponent and win, and keep moving up until you are the champion. Of course, it sounds a lot easier than it actually is! toto hk
PokerStars set the guarantee at $500,000, which would account for about 1,666 entries with the $320 buy-in. But just like every single other event so far this series, the guarantee was destroyed when 2,048 people registered increasing the prize pool to $614,400. This meant 256 places would be paid, and the eventual winner would take home over $104,000.
Quite obviously, in order to beat out 2,043 other players you have to be good at heads up poker. However, you have to be more than just good, you have to have luck on your side. With that many entrants, it takes winning 10 matches in a row before the final battle. Any good poker player would tell you it would take skill and luck to accomplish this feat.
There were many bad beats, nice laydowns, suckouts, and rivers hit for the final 2 players, who sat alone, each with 4,096,000 chips. This final epic battle was between HuxFluxen and pandaCHAN12. Immediately after the first hand was dealt, both players were calling for a manager. It seems the $55k for the runner up and $104k for the champion was too steep to play for. To reduce some variance and make their experience that much better, they cut a deal. The runner up would win $70k and the winner would take home just under $90k. Even though the deal was made, this was still a $20,000 heads up match, neither player took it lightly.
After the deal was done, the players were ready. The blinds were started at 10,240/20,480, so the match was 200 bbs deep. Every 15 mins the blinds would escalate, but this was a good structure for a heads up tournament. Many action players prefer heads up poker because that’s exactly what it is, action action action. It’s 1 on 1, not 1 on 8. You have to play more hands and get into more spots, great for any action junkie!
After about 30 minutes of play, HuxFluxen and pandaCHAN12 each took their turns holding the chip lead. However, HuxFluxen started to gain more momentum, and eventually had a 3:1 chip lead. In the final hand, HuxFluxen raised preflop and was called by pandaCHAN12. On the flop of 6s Td 5s, pandaCHAN12 checked and HuxFluxen bet 122,880, which was check-raised up to 368,000 by pandaCHAN12. After some though HuxFluxen moved all-in with Qs3s for a flush draw and was quickly called by panda with KdTc and top pair. Things would turn around if panda could fade a spade or queen. However, the turn was the Ts which gave Hux the flush, but panda two pair. The river blanked …
Some personal annoucements…
First, I’m heading back to the Paragon Casino and Resort this weekend. In fact, through some personal contacts, I’ll be staying at the casino for free tomorrow night. That means more time at the poker table (and craps table, I can’t help myself). You can expect a slot hoki report by Monday at the latest.
And speaking of Monday, I’ll finally be online at home again. I bought myself a new laptop computer and I’ll be on Cox High Speed Internet. That means a return to the virtual poker tables.
Enjoy your weekends, I’ll definitely enjoy mine!
Paging Lex Luthor
For a long time, I called myself a traditionalist. In one extreme period, I referred to myself as a Luddite. Eventually, I coined then settled on the best description of my philosophy on sport, gaming, and life in general:
I’m a neo-purist.
That means I don’t like artificial turf. That means I think the addition of the three-point line, while deviating from tradition, added an element to the game that now is indispensible.
That means I think we should dance with who brought us. If for some reason said dancing partner wants to learn a new dance step, then so be it, but it better be a good dance move and not some silly cabbage patch dance.
That is a long way of saying the following:
Manufacturing poker villain personalities for the sake of better TV is a road that will do nothing but eventually make the game as enjoyable to watch as most of the reality shows on TV now.
For an abbreviated discussion of the topic, make sure to take a look at the comments section of CJ’s live blog of the most recent WSOP ESPN broadcast. There is decided dissention about the place poker villians hold in the game of poker, and by extension, televised poker.
Witness: Steve Fishman, after a lengthy round of high-fiving, after-thought handshakes, and declaring his “Crew” the ring-leaders of a poker coup d’etat, takes the Nestea Plunge onto the felt.
Witness: Poker Brat, Phil Hellmuth, declares that if it weren’t for luck, he’d win every game of poker he played.
Witness: Phil “The Unabomber” Laak runs behind the dealer in mid-hand to get a glimpse of the river card before his opponent.
Witness: Every point-and-poke, fist-pumping, suckout scream that you see on almost every televised broadcast.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the current trend in professional sports. You know the one. It’s the belief among certain “superstar” players that their talent, and more importantly, their personality should be respected more than the game itself. From sock-Sharpie autograph signings to end-zone cell phone calls, there are players out there who honestly believe the game is more about them than it is about…the game.
Sure, it’s no new thing. There was the Ickey Shuffle. There was the Superbowl Shuffle. Shoot, the Babe even called his dinger in the days before reality television created characters ad naseum.
But, here …
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The action begins before the 25 billionth hand is dealt, because PokerStars will be giving away cash prizes throughout the event to players involved in each one millionth hand dealt in cash games. Milestone Hands will run from the 24.85 billionth hand to the 25 billionth. To keep track of how many hands have been dealt so far, keep an eye on the ‘Game#’ in the top left corner of the table view.
Milestone Hands will be announced on the table with a pop-up message, before play is paused to ramp up the excitement. A host will then arrive at the table to explain exactly what’s happening. Players involved in every millionth hand dealt during the 25 Billion Bash will win the following:
Limit Winner The Rest
Micro $300 $125
Low $750 $250
Medium $1,250 $500
High $2,500 $1,00
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GoldStar 30% Bonus
PlatinumStar 60% Bonus
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Even the biggest live card room in the world, dealing cards 24/7, would take over 300 years to reach 25 billion hands! History will be made the moment PokerStars deals its 25 billionth hand, and PokerStars has got the prize to match the occasion.
The winner of the Mega Milestone Hand will receive the following: