Thursday, March 30, 2006

Here, There, Everywhere

Time to clear out the Errata File:

First, some pimpage.

Iggy has set up the latest WSOP Blogger tourney. Please to go sign up now as we continue a life-long quest for a Blogger Bracelet Winner. Details:

Blogger WSOP Satellite Tourney
PokerStars - Private Tab
April 3rd
$30 +3
No Limit
Password: socoshot

In other tourney news, Easycure is once again raising money for cancer. I called EZ from The Mansion last Saturday, but he was apparently out doing good for others, while I was cleaning the slobber off the front of my sweater. I will assauge my guilt by throwing money into the pot. The details:

What: Hammer Out Cancer - WPBT-POY Circuit Event
(Tournament ID 3381723 under the Private section.)
When: April 16th - Sunday
Time: 9pm EST
Where: Full Tilt Poker
How Much: $10 + $16
($15 goes to American Cancer Society so buy-in is 25+1)
Password: dahammer

Our man Spaceman is doing his thing is Reno. Stop by Bluff to read his up-to-date reports on the World Poker Challenge.

I will have a Blogfile interview up this afternoon over at Wicked Chops Poker. Be sure to hit refresh over there all day. I've long been an admirer of the work of those guys and was honored to participate, kicking off Year Two of their site. They also have an extensive Q&A with some other guy, Mark Seif. You may have heard of him. As per our agreement, I have released the families of Chops, Snake and Addict from their island prison.


And now, further news and notes from the past weekend and beyond...

I played a $100+15 Sit and go at the Mirage early Friday morning. Grubby told me they were juicy and I found mine to be exactly that. Of course, I don't think two in the ayem is prime time for the sharks to come out. Saw--and was the benefactor of--some curious play (calling two all-ins with AJo, for example). Finished second for a $300 payout. Had twelve outs twice heads-up after villain trapped me with KK, but my ship didn't come in. They also run $60+10 and $150+20 buy-in SnGs pretty much 'round the clock, the lone exception being during their nightly MTTs.

Earlier that day, I put a chunk of change on UCLA in their Sweet 16 game vs. Gonzaga, but the sputtering Bruin offense and the Zags tendency to play close games compelled me to take the money line instead of giving 3.5 points. As you Hoop Heads well know, UCLA had an unlikely comeback to win by a bucket. Live ticket! When I went to cash, the guy at the window was incredulous, saying, "UCLA on the money line?!?!?! This, young man, is found money."

Boy, I do look bleeeping skinny in my sweater in those Mansion pictures. Anybody got a number for Sally Struthers? Looks like I could use a bowl of rice.

I talked to my LA Party Girl friend yesterday and even on a Saturday where I get to go to the Mansion, she still managed to top me: she partied with a Midget KISS cover band. She was pulled up on stage and serenaded by Midget Peter Criss during "Beth." The gig was an after-party at some Hollywood hot-spot. Guess who else was there? Yep, Tara Reid.

Too Drunk to Call won again on Saturday. It's a shame I was Too Hungover to Remember BG told me he was running.

I keep stumbling across cached internet searches conducted by X on our home computer. The latest was "How do I know if I'm in love?" Great. I'm happy to know she consulted the vast and unassailable wisdom of the internet to justify her infidelity.

One of my local Indian Casinos, Pechanga, is running a short series of tourneys in mid-April. I think I'll play this one on the 13th. Anyone else?

I played a $10 Re-Buy MTT on Paradise this week with my left-over-from-the-WPBT-satelitte money. Better than 650 runners and the pool topped $20K. Saw some Gawd Awful play and I was moving along well 90 minutes in before losing two straight races to erratic players. It had something of a turbo feel, despite all the chips in play, because the blind levels are only 12 minutes. By Level 8, a par stack had an M of only 6 and more than 2/3rds of the field was gone. That's only THREE levels past the re-buy/add-on period. Silly. I'll probably play it a again next week.

That dude? At the Mansion? In the white double-breasted blazer? Totally not Michael Rapaport. But Tom Wolfe called and he wants his jacket back.

One last time, thanks again to Joy--easily a Top FIVE Babe in the Mansion Rankings--for the Hef hookup and to the Urban Health Institue for their fine works and the sweet party.


At 11:14 AM, Blogger Roman said...

Snice this post seems to be all over the place...

You have Mark Prior, AJ Burnett (who will both be starting the year on the DL), and Roger Clemens (who might not ever play again).

Just thought you'd like to know.

At 11:23 AM, Anonymous mookie99 said...

What is the blind structure of the Mirage SNGs like ? Are they super crapshootey like some of the other places (start with 1000 chips, blinds go up every 15 min. with the blinds doubling every round) ?

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Huge Junk said...

I'm being totally honest when I say that somebody hit my site with that same search not long ago.

No joke.

She's already proven to be not nearly as smart as we all pegged her for, but if she thinks she can find answers about love on the internet then it's a good thing you already seperated your bank accounts. I predict her falling for every offer that hits her email now. A larger penis for her terrible poet. What? You need my bank account number for verification? Sure! And "I'm helping a Guatemalen transfer his riches to the U.S. and getting $200,000. All I have to do is send him $25,000 first."

You would think the ridiculousness of it all would start to calm down at some point, but I guess not.

Tell her I have some waterfront property I want to sell her for CHEAP!

At 12:28 PM, Anonymous snake::wicked chops poker said...

joe, my 18-year-old danish au pair was part of the deal. release her and the blogfile gets posted.

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Easycure said...

Thanks for the plug, Mr. Speaker. And I really appreciate the attempted dial-a-shot message from the Mansion. It's a first for me and because I saved it, it will be remembered forever.

Everybody has their passion, for me it's curing cancer. Poker's good, but fundraising for a good cause is better. (And thankfully, I'm better at it.)

At 8:31 AM, Blogger HCR said...

Ok I just have to comment about the search thing.


I don't like painting one's either x or current partners in a bad light but are you fn serious??

On another note I didn't know the internet could do that for me. Wonders of technology! THANKS AL GORE!

At 9:00 AM, Blogger iamhoff said...

Good luck in continuing to purge the remnants of X out of the scene. I'd love to do the Pechanga tourney, but that's a smidge above my bankroll. I'll swing by and rail it for a while. Knowing my life, I'll prolly be up that way for work anyway. I'll let you know when I'll be around there.

At 7:23 PM, Blogger High Plains Drifter said...

There is a whole lot in this post, but I'm only going to reply to one tiny piece..

I'm seriously considering attempting that tourney that you linked to. The juice on the $100 one is sick. I recently luckboxed my way to a nice score in a $100 homegame tourney, and figure giving that one a shot would be like playing with house money.


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