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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Supernova renew attempt

I totally forgot to play on Stars this month, so I'm mass tabling $200NL full ring all day today to try and eclipse the necessary 7,500 VPPs to retain my Supernova status. I've already put in a few sessions and done quite well. I think I'll make it if I end up playing at least 5 hours or so.

I'm having a lesson with Tim this morning so I'm going to hit the hay soon.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Done with live poker

I played live poker yesterday and it was a nightmare. Basically, nothing happened and I ended up losing a buy-in... I open raised and had to check/fold after bricking flops to the 5 people that called me on many occasions, I never got a hand better than AdJd, got shoved on when I 3-bet bluffed then c-bet the flop, all my c-bets except for a few got called when I had air when I didn't get a good card to barrel on the turn and was forced to just check/fold and got check-raised the only time I decided to double barrel bluff.

I will not play any more live poker the rest of this Vegas trip, it just isn't enjoyable and is WAY too slow.

Online has been going OK this month but I had a bad day today.

I played decently well but got horribly unlucky. I also got over-flushed with a flopped flush at $2/4 NL for a stack along with losing 3 or 4 all-ins pre-flop where I was an 80% favorite. Days like this happen though, part of the job.

I'll look to bounce back from it and probably just keep playing RUSH poker as that's the only thing I seem to be running decently at lately.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Poker update

Poker has been going a bit better for me this month. I'm finally starting to turn it around and rebuilding my roll which has diminished a bit due to cashout necessities over the past few months (living expenses, taxes, etc.)

I hope to get more lessons with Nutedawg in the near future, as I'm really going to focus on improving my play. I feel like I've fallen behind the times a bit and will be watching lots of vids as well, especially when I'm back home in Chicago.

Vegas is fun so far. Derrick has been sick the past few days and I guess Kyle got bored or something and decided to spend the last week or so staying in LA. Adam and I went out for dinner last night and chatted a bit, which was good.

We were supposed to all play in a live cash game ($1/2 NL) together... everyone from the house + a few friends but that fell through and we didn't end up doing that today.

Hope everyone is crushing and enjoying Vegas if you're here.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I never got a chance to talk about our golfing adventure last Monday, so I will now. We ended up playing about 16 holes since we got a tee time that was later on during the day. We played teams, John & Adam (John's friend) and Mark & I.

We decided to bet dinner on the team match, so we were keeping track of our scores. We were tied after the first 9 holes but Mark & I eventually prevailed, winning by one stroke. We only won because Mark was kicking major ass... not because of my excellence, lol.

The Rhodes Ranch Golf course we went to was really nice. The holes were pretty scenic and the course itself was actually quite challenging. There were rabbits ALL over the course. Literally, hundreds of rabbits. I haven't golfed since last year so I was a bit rusty, but it was a lot of fun and it was nice getting outside.

We are all in the office aka "War Room" today. Everyone is playing satellites to the $10k buy-in Main event for the WSOP. I played a few free satellites for a seat on FTP and I ended up finishing 13th out of 300 in a satellite that gave a seat to only the winner, so that was as close as I got.

Here are some pics from golfing.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


So I've been in Vegas for a little over a week so far. We moved into our house late Thursday night last week and I must say I really like it a lot. Derrick made a good choice on the house. It's pretty kicksass and there are 6 other poker pros staying in the house with me. Some of the people are the same guys I stayed with last year in Vegas but we have a few new people in the house this year. Everyone is super cool and easy to get along with, so that's always nice.

We went out on Friday night to XS and that was pretty fun. Other than that, I've just been playing a lot of online poker and played a few sessions of live poker as well. I don't think I'll be playing all that much live poker, as it is just so boring and uneventful. It seems like a waste of time compared to playing online. In live poker, you'd be lucky to play about 40 hands per hour. Online, I can play up to around 1,700 hands per hour (at RUSH poker). BIG difference there obviously.

We went golfing yesterday, which was a blast. I'll post some pictures and talk more about it in my next post.

Tonight, some of my friends from LA are moving into their Vegas house they rented for the month and I think I may end up hanging out with them.

So far the Vegas trip has been good and I'm here until the middle of July so I've got a lot more time to enjoy the city and win lots of cash playing poker.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

U.S. Open pics

Here are some more pics I had on my camera from the U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championships in Tunica, MS. The event I did the best in was the 5-stand event, where I shot a 87/100. I ended up getting 24th place out of the 500 total competitors in the event. I had a lot of fun shooting the tournament and hanging with my Dad and brother. Looking forward to seeing them again and seeing my Mom too at the end of July.

The people we shot the main event with had the two dogs and brought them along in their cart. They were pretty cool dogs and had a sweet tooth for cardboard shotgun shell boxes, lol.