Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Isildur1 vs Dan Cates, from Poker News Daily
Isildur1 vs Dan "jungleman12" Cates... I think jungleman (aka "w00ki3z." on PokerStars ) will take Viktor to the cleaners!  You heard it here first.  Wookie love all the way!

<-- reminder to myself to buy some protectors for my phone!

What cool DROID apps do you poker players use??  I've been much too busy working to shop around :)

WBCOOP .. I scored an $11 SCOOP ticket and a ticket for the WBCOOP Main Event, but I will be spending the weekend with my kids for my daughters birthday.  (my priorities are straight, are yours?)

Good luck to all who are in, especially Chris Parsley, someone who like myself, livestreams from (the community Chiren80 started...)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I missed the Twitter Poker League Main Event!

Congrats to the winners in the Twitter Poker League today :)  (my tweet got eaten by Twitter so reposting here)
#tpoker congrats to brokecope 3rd, G->C4 2nd, and koenten82 1st in the Twitter Poker League today.. maybe i'll have time to play in 2 weeks!

There was also a Twitter Poker League Main Event that I dont' see a reminder about in Email, and I missed it!  It had been running about 3 hours when I logged on... oh well, always next season :)
Here are the top results for those who didn't miss it :) 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Islidur1 Signed by PokerStars!

PokerStars Signs Online Poker Icon ISILDUR1
Edit: It is in fact, Viktor Blom.

We are pleased to announce that one of the most mysterious online high-stakes players in the world “Isildur1” has joined Team PokerStars Pro. The enigmatic player, who has still yet to publicly reveal his identity, shot to fame in the poker world in 2009 when he took on and beat some of the biggest heads-up players in the game. But with a place on Team PokerStars Pro now confirmed, Isildur1’s real identity is set to be unveiled in the near future.

When asked what the deal means to him, Isildur1 said: “I chose to join PokerStars because it's the biggest site and it will be an exciting challenge. It means a great deal to be playing in a team alongside players such as Daniel Negreanu, Dario Minieri and Johnny Lodden. My goals now are to improve my live game for some upcoming events, continue to focus on heads-up no-limit Hold’em, but also try to develop my pot-limit Omaha game.”

In a bid to prove that Isildur1 is the best heads-up cash game player in the world, he will be playing a series of high stakes heads-up matches at The specially developed SuperStar Showdown format consists of a single session of 2,500 hands at stakes no lower than $50/$100. His first match will take place at 6pm ET on December 19, with the opponent to be named in the coming days. For more information please visit:

EditThe unveiling at the PCA was uneventual, anticlimatic if you will, no Phil Helmuth dramatics here.  But hopefully the action on PokerStars will be fast and furious!  I look forward to seeing what poker players will be brave enough to venture over to PokerStars for the showdowns.

About time for a revamp!

It's about time I revamped both my poker playing, locations, hours, and my blog!

My last two sessions were my 2nd and 3rd worse in the history of my playing!  Down 12.5 buyins and down 6 buyins respecitvely, at 10nl stakes.  In both cases, I played late at night when my brain was already dead from working a lot, and this is probably one of the 'danger' times when I should avoid playing at all.

bwin Launches Real Money iPhone Poker App according to Poker News Daily.  I recall Annie Duke being involved in some poker app going live for mobile phones... and I have played Zynga's app on my Droid.  I think I heard or read that Full Tilt had Rush on the mobile market.  I'll have to look into that.  I haven't looked lately to see if PokerStars has made the jump yet.  I'll be curious to see how secure these apps are in the reviews.

Also over at Poker News Daily is this interview with Verneer, regarding his Charity Grind, where he turns $200 bankroll into $10,000 and donates it to charity.  I'm always behind anyone helping make the world a better place, and look forward to the positive effects this has on the poker world. 

PokerStars launched the Home Games.. and it's about time!  It's great when you have a group of friends that all want to join a tournament or cash game among mostly friends :)  I'll post a review about that after I've had time to play more in the 3 Home Game clubs I belong to.

I don't have much time for a full update, but do have a backlog of posts.  I shall do more spot posting between my busy work schedules.
Lynn Gilmartin having fun at the Aussie Millions, PCA stories to cover, WBCOOP is coming this week, Daleroxxu has started his adventure, Chiren80 has finally gotten to the project release date, and hopefully, we'll all be enlightened as to what he has been working on for so long!  Good Luck to all, on the tables and off!