Thursday, May 30, 2013

WSOP started yesterday, and I'm not ready!

Very interesting article about Black Friday, Mary Jo White, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1993-2002http://gamingtoday.com/articles/article/41325-Black_Friday_Internet_poker_cases_end_with_whimper
Jared Tendler has a 2nd book out, and I've heard great things about the first, but have yet to read it, though I plan to... here is a link where you can get a free audio book copy via Audible.com, or order the book, etc.. http://jaredtendlerpoker.com/mental-game-of-poker/free-copy-of-tmgp-audiobook/
I still have not finished reading "Reading Poker Tells" by Zachary Elwood, and I really have no excuse, and I owe him a blog post when I finish reading it, but here is his website in the meantime: http://www.readingpokertells.com/

I had more for this post, but have to go to the doctors today, so I will post now... As the WSOP started yesterday, there is MUCH more to come...
Time waits for no one.  Hopefully we won't see so much tanking that this becomes the motto of the WSOP in 2014!

SWC

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

So Much Poker going on in Vegas already, WPT, WSOP, Ultimate Poker, updates!


The WSOP is coming.  Soon.  Too soon!  After a year of running well (not counting the IRS snatching my bankroll), I went on vacation and blew my bankroll again (for a good cause with my kids), and I'll make it back after vacation,  but before the series, right?

Wrong!  I have run bad since December.  Reviewing sessions reveals I'm playing fine, just running bad.  But if this goes on long enough, it sure can destroy your confidence.  Playing with scared money, trying too hard, pushing marginal spots.. Sure I was ahead about 90% of the time I put the money in, but villain got there all too often.  Playing while sick is never a good idea, but I've been battling health issues, and with a full time job, this only leaves so much time for poker.  I think it'd be easier to play more quality hours and skip more sick hours if I was playing full time.  Missing the series AGAIN is very depressing, but not the end of the world.

QuadJacks has some excellent interviews over at Tobi's Table talk, including Doug "WCGRider" Polk (@DougPolkPoker I think), and the Infamous Matt "@Adzizzy" Marafioti (the "this is a level, right?" interview): http://quadjacks.com/category/tobis-table-talk/

Grats and well done to fellow #ATC crew Edwardo "Swag" Jackson (We call him EJ or Swag) for his new spot as Site Pro and Social Media Director over at Infiniti Poker http://www.infinitipoker.com/
Sick Brag, Yo!
Grats to myself and so many of my friends for making the PartyPoker Top 50 Twitter accounts to follow during the WSOP... guess I'll have to report more this year since I'm not planning on playing yet... I'm not sure if this is a blessing or a curse... more later..  http://www.partypoker.com/blog/wsop/top-50-poker-twitter-handles-that-you-need-to-be-following.html

https://twitter.com/BJNemeth has the coolest Twitter background, EVER!

Ultimate Poker is open to players in Nevada for real money online poker, finally!  I have nothing good to say about this software, which I'm told is just a proof of concept to get the license version, and they are already working on Version 2 *AND* version 3.  Let's hope it is leaps and bounds beyond the current software.  Depositing and withdrawing money has never been easier or faster anywhere online, so I can't complain too much.  It works and is all that is available right now.  You don't have to be a Nevada resident, you just have to be IN Nevada, using a text verification process that verifies your location in NV.  For myself on T-Mobile, I have to turn OFF my 4G-LTE, and use 4g/3g/2g setting under Mobile Networks, and it works.  I think they fixed Verizon users by now, but I could be mistaken. Tell them Wookie sent you.  http://ultimatepoker.com/

Dan has a new segment over here that is pretty entertaining with @AndrewNeeme and Dave @randompoker: http://pokerati.com/podcasts/vegasgrinders/

Annie LePage has a new book coming out with all kinds of Healthy and GOOD tasting foods (I know first hand!), and a delivery service (WSOP anyone??) more info here: http://annieskitchenlv.blogspot.com/

WPT Bellagio starts today, so I should really get out of the house now!  Too much to report in one post.  So much is going on, I've decided I will post a TL;DR blog post often, with snippets for the ADHD crowd, and links for those who want to read in depth.  UB scandal taped recordings, player drama, casino drama, etc... Plenty to cover.

See you on the felts.