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December 30, 2006

Day 6 Update

by G-Rob

There is a glimmer of hope now, a chance the wall is coming down. I think Mr. Blood will crack and my inner strength will overcome his bench-pressed creation. It's day 6 of "The Wager" and I'm cruising along like a champ.

The flaw in Mr. Blood's bet, which I'm surprised he only realized today, is the conflicting intentions and motivations of each participant. He's able to take a break from something he loves and intends to resume as a simple exercise in willpower....I plan to stop doing something that I do NOT enjoy and hope to quit forever.

It's a losing proposition for him and a double win for me.

Strategy and skill are meaningless if we don't properly consider motivation.

Yes, Virgina, this is another post where I write something that has nothing to do with poker and then try to use some non-linear logic to yap about the felt.

Sue me.

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December 27, 2006

Yank

by G-Rob

Dread.

I dread what happens at noon tomorrow. I mean, the dentist is a necessary evil. Hell, I think the word evil is really a bit much. I picked my dentist by the picture in the phone book.

She's hot.

Unfortunately, it's her husband, the oral surgeon, who will extract my tooth at lunchtime tomorrow.

Yay!

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December 19, 2006

She Wants To Learn

by Luckbox

I haven't been playing much poker lately. I'm up about 12 bucks for the month playing in just a few WWdN's, a Mookie and a CC's Thursday Night Bash. I haven't sat at a live poker table since the middle of October.

The reason is simple, and many of you already know it. I have a rather welcome distraction in my life and it's taking up my weekends. But don't worry... I'm not giving up on poker and I'm not done sucking out on all of you.

The key is getting Lady Luck into poker. A couple that plays together, stays together, right? Here's where you come in.

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December 18, 2006

Limping under the gun

by G-Rob

My right ankle is killing me. It looks like I'm smuggling an orange in my sock which, along with the banana in my pants, is halfway to cure for scurvy. The worst part of the injury, of course, is the way it happened.

As I pulled myself up from the mud in Uncle Ted's front yard, I looked up at Otis who kept muttering to himself, "My God, I'm happy right now!"

Sigh.

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December 15, 2006

I'm Sorry, It's Not True

by Luckbox

It was a glitch, nothing more.

Apparently, some of you received emails that were either from me or generated from an old WPBT mailing list in which I announced a June WPBT event at the Aladdin Casino. Unfortuntely, that email was more than a year and a half old and was re-sent by mistake.

I'm not sure how it happened, but I do apologize if people started making plans or getting excited by the prospect.

I have no doubt that there will be a summer WPBT event in 2007. I'm not sure who will take the lead, but I have a feeling it won't be me. If it is, I'll certainly let you know. I hope to see you all there... whenever and wherever that is!

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December 13, 2006

Experimental Otis

by Otis

This year plodded by like a horrible movie you rent and then feel compelled to watch because you dropped $3 on it. Each passing month seemed more laborious than the one before. Poker had gone poorly and the other superficial parts of my life had not gone much better. Had it not been for the love of my family and friends, it would've been the kind of year that would make a guy pretty damned depressed. The fourth quarter of the year had proven to be worse than the rest of the year and I had pretty much decided to put 2006 to bed. That is, I was not going to go to Las Vegas.

And then I did.

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Permalink | Las Vegas

December 12, 2006

Yeah, I went

by Otis

I'm still recovering from whatever monkey illness I came down with in Vegas. I haven't eaten in more than 24 hours. Nonetheless, I wanted to say thanks to April for setting it up and all the bloggers for coming out to make it a nice time. As I'm still suffering from fever dreams, I'm not going to write anything up at the moment. Well, except this one brag.

On Sunday, I cracked aces with my first-ever live royal flush.

Permalink | Las Vegas

December 5, 2006

Inspiration

by Otis

Here's a little inspiration for those of you heading to Vegas in a few days.

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December 3, 2006

G-Vegas SWAT Poker Signals

by Otis

Dan over at Pokerati is relentless and inspiring in his coverage of the recent poker room busts around Dallas. His most recent post offered a humorous look at SWAT team hand signals. As I happen to know members of law enforcement also play poker, I think there's a decent chance they use hand signals while they play. Or if they don't, they should.

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Permalink | Poker Law and Legal News

December 2, 2006

Farewell to a Mauling

by G-Rob

About 5 years ago, back before every dentist in the world played Texas hold-em by bluffing at a thousand pots, we used to talk about poker while playing frisbee golf in the park. Otis and Luckbox played for very small stakes, I hadn't met BadBlood yet, and I wasn't willing to risk more than about $5 at any game of chance.

My how times change.

These days Otis, Blood, the Mark and I cruise the G-Vegas poker tour looking for just the right stakes and the perfect group of fools. Monday used to be a good game at Gucci Rick's, but it broke up. Now, Monday is a $5/$10NL game at the Spring Hotel. We prefer the Wednesday or Friday $1/$2NL game, because the action is just as fast and the rake is less cruel.

We used to play a dealer's choice game on odd Thursday's, with me or Blood hosting $100NL in between. Sadly, most of the players there went broke too, or we so afraid of the buyin that they stopped playing. We spend Tuesdays and Saturdays at the Mauling instead.

Now the Mauling, which Blood calls the Gaelic game, is shutting down too.

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Permalink | G-Rob's Thoughts

December 1, 2006

Branching Out

by Luckbox

The Up For Poker crew is branching out and we're taking some of your favorite writers with us.

Go visit the Up For Sports Blog and enjoy thoughts on the sports world by some of blogging's finest.

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