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A two-post type of day


Another hour or so of work left then it's off to dinner with my wife and my mom. We're going to a place called Baton Rouge - I think it's fancier than what I'm used to, but they do serve burgers and other stuff along those lines, so I'm happy. I just hope the burgers aren't those fancy $13 ones that have two or three thin pieces of fried onion on top, along with with one slice of mushroom soaked in some sort of booze and fried in butter, and a chunk of asparagus stabbed through the middle of the patty to symbolize something or other. My wife assures me that the food is good, so I've got my hopes up far higher than I would have thought possible.

Since we are going out to dinner, there will be no poker this evening. I'm getting the shakes just thinking about it. I'm not sure when I started needing my daily poker fix, but that monkey's on my back and he ain't going anywhere.

In some other news, Interpoker finally sent me news of the big promotion they teased me with last week. It's just a giant $15K freeroll open to me if I play 900 raked hands this month. The only problem is that 900 raked hands at 0.50/1.00 is an awful lot of hands and I am having lots of fun playing NL ring games at Pacific Poker. Maybe I'll give the NL a try at Interpoker and earn some rakeback while winning my way to a gigantic payoff.

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I don't know about you, but I love getting junk mail sent to me from online poker rooms and online casinos. Seriously, it makes me feel like a degenerate gambler and I'm lovin' every minute of it! Just last night, River Belle Casino sent me a CD (one of those cool small ones - I felt like James Bond slipping that puppy into my laptop) and offered me a free $25 to play at their online casino. I signed up and everything but I think it takes a day or two to get your new account credited with the money. When it does come in, it's time for some blackjack or maybe the slots (if the blackjack is too expensive). I think MrVercetti is coming over Thursday night for some beer and poker - maybe we'll do some gambling too!

I'll tell you - all the free sh*t you can pick up from these online poker rooms and casinos is nuts! I think Poker Room is supposed to send me a free magazine subscription (although it has been a few months), I've got my free cap and book coming to me from Interpoker, a free $25 bucks from River Belle Casino, a free $20 from Pacific Poker, a free $5 from Tiger Gaming...and the list goes on. Now if only that stuff added up to enough money to allow me to quit my job, I'd be set! When I think of all the time I wasted living life before poker happened...(sarcasm again...kinda).

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Anyone out there like spinach dip? Hot damn, that's good stuff. Tastes good and gives me a funny tingling in my left arm. It's like Christmas in a pumpernickel bowl!

On another food related note, no more plain tea biscuits for me with my afternoon coffee. Little did I know that tea biscuits are like Britains answer to donuts - same calories and fat with none of that pesky flavour to get in the way. When are they gonna invent bacon-flavoured donuts that cure heart disease and fight all other forms of human misery? Until then, I'll have to settle with having a couple dutchie or apple fritter donut holes with my coffee. Those donut holes are so damned small, I don't even need to chew them - I just swallow them like some giant, f*cked up duck...oh well.

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In case you're wondering (I don't who you are but feel free to send me money), I'm up to July 2004 in Dr. Pauly's Tao of Poker archives...so far so good! I don't know much about Anaconda or Five Card Stud hi/lo w/ Replace but I'll be damned if it isn't an interesting read.

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The Law School Dropout has started playing $100/$200 limit. Dear Lord, that's a lot of money...and he's doing pretty damned well. When he started out just last year, he was playing $2/$4. So, if you're looking to read a blog about a guy who can really play the game, look no further. Just don't expect me to be playing $30/$60 by this time next year cuz you'll be sorely disappointed. I'll probably still be struggling with $1/$2.

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Richard "Quiet Lion" Brodie has a new blog entry today and hopefully there will be more coming. Why do I like his blog? Here's one reason:

I had skipped the tournaments at the Taj and Borgata due to my new "No New Jersey" policy and was raring to play in the next World Poker Tour event at Bellagio. I busted out of the super-satellite in five minutes when my Queens were cracked by Five-Four suited flopping two pair so I had to shell out $10,200 for the entry fee.


I like reading about the WPT and WSOP tournaments and it's even better getting it straight from the lion's mouth.

And if you need another reason to check Richard's site out:
I finished the day with 31,675 and invited Poker Kitty and "Gentleman" Bill Edler to dinner at the Luxor Steakhouse, where we chowed down on fine Vegas steaks and washed them down with the Stag's Leap Cabernet.


Poker, food and booze - it don't get any better than that!

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