Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bobby Hill Defends Gitmo Defendant

Does anyone know how Bobby Hill got on the defense team?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Ok, I Promised to Post So......

Go check out factgirl and tell her she is pretty.

Then go check out Absinthe and see how much more he is going to win this month. Two up and coming players that have much more interesting things to talk about than me. By the way, the last I checked he is ranked 32nd in the POTY so far.

I haven't really been playing poker, and may post in the future about different. Murder's Row is developing a new language of poker. A few examples are (they are actually said letter by letter)

  • 5-H-M-K :: Five High, Middle Kicker :: [5][3] (See the beauty, a five is the only card that can have a 'middle' kicker)
  • S-M-T-L :: Snowman, Tater Leg :: [8][3] (If you have to ask what a tater leg is, the answer is I don't know, but it is a three. If you want to ask who Oil Can Dan is, that's a different story)
To find out more names, find out who goes to Murders' Row games and read their blogs.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Overlays and whatnot

So it may seem like I'm pimping my new employer's site, but it's really not what I mean. Right now there are Howard Lederer Fantasy Camp tournaments running on FTP regularly. Currently they are overlaying over 2:1 on what it would cost you to go. I'm not saying it's as posh as an entry to the WPT or anything, but I can't imagine the camp would hurt anybody's game. BTW if you want to really make it cost next to nothing, new SnGs started today where for $6 + $0.60 in a field of 18 entrants, 4 of them get $24+$2 tokens you can use in many different tournaments, including the $12,000 Guarantee, the $8,000 Guarantee, the Fantasy Camp, and many other tournaments.


Interestingly enough I think I might actually be playing more now than I did before I moved out here, even though I work many more hours. The $50 + $5 SnGs on FTP are especially juicy, and since I won't be able to play there much longer, I'm trying to get as many hours in as I can right now. As much as everyone seems to hate Check N Raise, I do have to say that they gave me a free $100 and I have over $600 in bonus to work off. The are part of the PokerRoom network now, so there are actually some games now-a-days.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

R Place, South Range, WI

Wisconsin is known for having more bars than every other state. I don't have any actual data to back this up, and obviously it's per capita, but if you have ever driven through rural Wisconsin I think you would have to agree. It's difficult to go 10 miles in the middle of no where and not see a bar, usually with a few cars or trucks in the summer, and a few snowmobiles in the winter.

They serve as much more than bars though, it the local grocery, newspaper stand, advertising post, restaurant, campaign stops, gambling halls, gas station, dance clubs, and pool halls. Generally the food at taverns is quite good. Tombstone started in the middle of nowhere Wisconsin, where they would sell frozen pizzas to the bar and give them a free pizza oven if they sold their pizza's exclusively. It was the best pizza you could get at the time, but now Kraft has bought them out and it's crap now. Don't even get me started on Kraft cheese, which is a sorry excuse for the name they put on the front.

The R Place Tavern has a hook that makes you keep coming back. The owners have a Golden Retriever that sits outside most of the day until people start filling up the bar, then he barks to come in, so whatever patron is closest to the door lets him in. He scans the bar, finds his first target and goes over and nudges him with his nose. He's a little cunning about it at first, when you look away he runs in and hits you in the butt then takes a few steps back. You turn around and only see the dog looking at you, all the time thinking "What the hell?" If you aren't informed when you go in, someone will finally tell you that he wants a dollar.

This dog will not leave you alone until you give him a dollar. When you finally do, he takes the dollar and goes behind the bar and waits for a bartender. The bartender then takes the dollar from his mouth, and give him a stick of Jack Links Beef Jerky (also based in Wisconsin.) Since he is a dog, he can't get the wrapper off, he will bring it back to the person that gave him the dollar (and their change if he/she only had a $5, $10, or $20) and waits for them to unwrap it. Now you get to decide if you want to see him do tricks or just give him the jerky. I'm of the preference of just giving him the jerky so he can move on to someone else in the bar to bother. As soon as he scarves down the jerky he scans the bar again and moves in for more nose to ass action on someone else.

So if you ever get up to Northern Wisconsin you need to stop by the R Place Tavern

Thursday, October 13, 2005 and Other Ramblings will be back up as soon as I get time to restore it to a new hosting company. I have about 5 sites down right now, and a lot of other work to do, but I'm trying my best to get everything back up.

Interesting Things I Have Seen Around

Paradise Poker
If you play a multi-table tournament on Paradise, right click on the tournament lobby and you can put it into mini-view. Basically the pertinent information shrinks down to a small window that is easy to keep track of. Pretty neat little feature.

Pacific Poker
There is daily $30,000 guarantees there, with a no vig buyin, but they have a very weird vig system. They take out of the total price pool by their 9%. This includes rebuys and addons. Since the $30K never really hits, there is still a good overlay, but from what I understand, if the total prize pool hits $30K, it gets completely reduced by 9%.

They started charging juice on all their $1, $2, and $3 tournies. It's a straight 10%, but all those dimes add up for them.

They have rebounded from their screwing they gave everyone else very quickly. At times they have more players on without sharing the tables. Who would have thought. It's my opinion that much of this has to do with bots and other players taking advantage of the 10-tabling now allowed. I have to say that the tournament splitting for MTTs is a pretty neat feature.

That's it for now, but I'm going to try to keep more info posted here.


Saturday, October 08, 2005

Changes in Longitude

So some of you may have guessed, I have accepted a job with Full Tilt Poker. I don't know how much I can talk about what I will be doing, but I'll save you the boring details. The +IQ at FTP is like no where I have ever been. You couple that with a very fast paced enviroment that puts out a great product with spectacular marketing and what you have is an incredible workplace.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

New Job?

Where do Poker Bloggers get new jobs? Even ones that don't blog much? Stay tuned, just a few commercials, and I'll give you the answer.

Quad Tatters

In homage to Oil Can Dan and his tatter legs I have to post the below image. I had some to drink tonight, thought i would play some Crazy Pineapple, but alas, both UB and Paradise had no games running. So instead I sat down to some micro-limit O8. Micro-limits are good when you have been drinking. Needless to say I was crushing the game. I don't think that 80% of the population knows how to play Omaha 8b correctly, and I'm definitally part of that 80%. So without further ado, I present the second worst hand in O8.