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Poker Blog established in 2003 as the first stop for poker news, poker stories, and bad poker advice.

April 30, 2004

My Parlay Buddy

by Otis

The juice hit me like a mainline cocktail of speed, nitrous, and pure adrenaline. The double down on a greenchip bet drew paint to the blackjack dealer's eventual 19. $100. I was 21 years old, a neophyte chip-slinger, and out for a night of rowdiness on St. Louis, MO's riverboats.

My friends threw me some high-fives and encouragement to head for the bar. They wanted drinks, and I was buying.

That's when I met Parlay Penis.

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Permalink | Playing For Money

I'm a Loser, Baby...

by Luckbox

...So why don't you kill me?
--Beck, "Loser"

Yep, that's me, a loser. A recent Iggy-fueled post inspired me to re-examine my play. He mentioned something about bloggers being better able to improve because they are honest about their play when they blog.

Actually, there's not much play to examine. I haven't set up any internet at home yet. I think I'll buy a computer this weekend, and get started down that road. But I digress...

This is about my play. And right now, it's not real good.

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Permalink | Playing For Money

April 27, 2004

Still True

by Otis

I'm not a tourney report writer. Grubby is good at that. So is Pauly. Me, I'm a trip report writer, which sucks when I've just taken second place in a True Poker multi-table tournament. I didn't take a trip. I sat here for hours while my back turned into a giant monkey fist and I let some chump (actually, he was a helluva player) take first place. Now I'm all jacked up on adrenaline and testosterone. It's almost 2am. I have to get up in five hours for a very important court hearing. And I can't move from this chair.

It's at this point that I quite seriously asked myself, "What would Pauly do?"

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Permalink | Tournament Action

April 25, 2004

WSOP Coverage

by Luckbox

The PokerProf has had a new blog going for the past two weeks, and he's currently providing some coverage of the World Series of Poker events. As he said in an email to me:

Well, since I discovered blogging I also discovered that WSOP considres bloggers to be offical media (with a business card). As such I feel the need to live up that litttle press badge and after a very exhusting day just finished posting up the first days news and events.

Head on over to LasVegasVegas for news on the second event final! Nice work, PokerProf!

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April 24, 2004

My Nebraska Connection

by Luckbox

I don't know how popular poker is in Nebraska. Most gambling is illegal in the state (although you can play the lottery and keno just about anywhere). I've always thought it interesting that Nebraska legalized two forms of gambling with the worst odds, but I digress.

My point is that you're not likely to find much poker action in the Cornhusker state. So how, then, did one of the most popular poker games get named after Nebraska's biggest town?

That's for another day because, frankly, a quick google search provided no answers. Instead, I'd like to let you in on my second Omaha tourney money-making experience since picking up the game.

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Permalink | Tournament Action

April 18, 2004

Does He Have an Overpair?

by Luckbox

It was my second attempt at the Poker Journal Keeper's NL Texas Hold 'Em tournament on Planet Poker, generously organized by Felicia Lee. Apparently most bloggers have become frightened of the talent because they all stayed home!!!

Come on, grow a pair and get in the game. This week, we had just 8 players. I'm a little disappointed in our blogger community for not making a better showing.

Now on to the action...

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April 16, 2004

How 'Bout Some Omaha?

by Luckbox

I don't play Omaha Hold 'Em Hi-Lo very often. When I do, it's with the guys at the friendly game I used to play back in G-ville. I'm not very good at it, and I never practice it.

Tonight, I got in on an Omaha tourney over at Planet Poker. It only cost a buck. There were 60 some players. I finished 3rd. Not bad for a novice. That's two tourneys at planet, and I've got two 3rd place finishes. I like that place!

Permalink | Tournament Action

April 11, 2004

Back in the Game

by Luckbox

I finally got an account set up at Planet Poker so I could take my seat in the PJK weekly tourney. I've been pretty much out of action for awhile, so I anticipated being rusty. I think I was, but I was also playing really, really tight. That was either going to kill me, or carry me through.

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