25% off poker lessons!

I have decided to re-open my coaching services.

Now is the perfect time to improve your game at a huge discount, as I'm offering poker lessons for 25% off!!! Improve your game significantly so when online poker sorts itself out you can annihilate your opponents!

I have decided that I will offer my services at 25% off of what my hourly coaching rate was when I last coached in 2010, which was $250 per hour. It will now be $187.50 per hour. I think this is a great value and you have the added bonus of knowing that I'm a considerably improved poker player since the last time I was coaching students.

My coaching lessons are two hours in length and I feel like a minimum of 5 lessons (10 hours) is ideal for being able to fully convey my knowledge to you and have a significant impact on improving your game. If you choose to purchase a 5 lesson package, I will give you even a further discount of 20% off of the already reduced hourly fee of $187.50 on the entire lesson package. That's only $150 per hour for quality poker lessons! That's a total of 40% off my normal coaching rate!!!

My specialties are NLHE 6 Max cash games and mass tabling. I can help boost your # of tables played by at least a table or two by helping you understand how to use a few secret things that I've discovered in my VPP quest this year... I have slightly over 930k VPPs so far in 2011.

If you would like to contact me about getting lessons feel free to private message me on Cardrunners.com or email me at "Duckslayer2k@gmail.com" and I'd be glad to respond.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stars Rake Rape

PokerStars finally announced the anticipated bad news about the change from the dealt method to weighted contributed for calculating VPP distribution.  Essentially this screws almost all regs and reduces their effective rakeback %.

Here's the link to the official changes.

Not only did they make that change but they significantly increased the rake by including 5 handed play to be up to a $3 rake cap per hand.

Many players, including myself, are disgruntled about these changes and a big uprising seems to be in the works.

This twitter site is orchestrating a massive sit-out which I think is a great idea and I encourage everyone who plays on Stars to participate as it's totally unacceptable for Stars to just rape its most loyal players with a rake increase just because they "think" they have a monopoly at the moment.

Let's show them wrong and sit out, play elsewhere, etc. until they either go back to how it was before or make some type of acceptable compromise.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Massive Sunday Million

I played the huge PokerStars 10th anniversary Sunday million this past Sunday and actually did decent.  I won a few flips even!  It was probably the biggest tournament that I've ever played in as the prize pool was 12 million in total.  First prize was 2 mil... and there were 62k people in the tournament.  I ended up busting in 762nd place so it wasn't a total waste of my time but obviously I would have liked to win one more flip.

Hope everyone is doing well and sorry for the lack of updates.  I'll try to do a better job of updating and I'm going to try to finally get around to posting some pics from the past few months that I've been putting off.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

PokerStars 10th Anniversary Ring Game Leaderboard

On the first day of this promotion, I ended up playing a total of 18.60 hours.  That resulted in a 23k hands played total and about 13.5k VPPs earned, good for 9th place overall in Mid-stakes and a $400 bonus!  Ship it!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finally hit SNE last week!

I hit SNE last week and ended up taking about a week off... it was nice to finally hit it!

Here's the pic to prove it!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Almost there!!!

I've been pretty busy lately, but I've been able to grind more over the past few days.  I'm closing in on Supernova Elite and I'm only about 25k VPPs away!

I hope to hit SNE before the middle of November.  It will be nice to finally achieve it.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Jets get first win of the season!

Last night the Winnipeg Jets got their first win of the 2011-12 NHL season!  They ended up beating the Pittsburgh Penguins.  The Pens were missing their top two players, Malkin and Crosby as they were out with injuries.

I still think they will miss the playoffs by far but at least there are worse teams in the league at this point.  Hell, people in Winnipeg even gave the Jets a standing ovation after the home opener where they got their ass kicked 1-5.  Only in Canada, lol.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

N.D. Pheasant hunting opener!

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of updates.  I've been super busy lately as it's hunting season and I've been keeping busy in Canada as well.  My girlfriend, Liz, ended up visiting me in Canada the last week of September. We took lots of pictures but she has the camera, so I'll post some pics once I get the pictures from her.

Last weekend, October 8-11th I went pheasant hunting with my dad, brother, and some other friends.  We went out to Western ND and it was a really great trip.  I had a lot of fun even though most of the days had light rain in the morning.

We didn't get quite as many birds as some other years but we still got quite a few.  Between myself, my dad, and  my brother we got 17 pheasants, a few sharptail grouse, and about 8 ducks.

Hope everyone is doing well!  Here are a few pics from the trip:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

PokerStars VIP dinner

This past Tuesday night I had dinner with a PokerStars representative, Rich, and 5 other online players who were invited.  We ended up eating at Hy's Steakhouse in downtown Winnipeg and the food was awesome!  I had also went to that restaurant a few weeks prior with my girlfriend.

It was a really fun dinner and Rich was extremely friendly.  We were encouraged to provide suggestions in regards to how PS could improve our online poker experience.  I had a few ideas so I brought those up to Rich and he was very interested in what I had to say.

I think it was pretty cool PokerStars did this as it was a very expensive dinner (probably around $100 per plate) and really nice to actually meet someone from Stars in person.  I'm extremely proud and happy to have decided to play on PokerStars primarily in 2011 and they are without a doubt the best online poker site in the world.

Unfortunately, I lost the poker hand for Winnipeg Jets NHL tickets!!!  We were all dealt a hand, then we all went all-in and the board was dealt... I was dealt T6o.  I flopped bottom pair but ended up losing to a King high flush!  What a beat, haha.  I'm sure I'll scrape up some Jets tickets anyways as I'd really like to see a game or two at least.

Like I mentioned before my girlfriend, Liz, came up to Winnipeg to visit me for about a week.  She was up here at the end of September.  We took a lot of great pictures but most of them are on the camera she brought back to the states so I'll have to post the pictures when she sends them to me.

I have 70k VPPs left to go until I hit SNE!  I am shooting to be a SNE before the month of October is finished.  It will be nice to get that $20k bonus once I hit it.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hey everyone.  Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been really busy lately.

I'm closing in on SNE!!!  Only 77k more VPPs to go!

Hope everyone is doing well.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

HILARIOUS youtube vid about poker

This is a pretty funny vid, especially if you've been dealing with crossing borders as a poker player.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fighting Sioux nickname retired

I'm really upset that after a battle that has gone on since I've been a little kid has finally been lost.  The college I grew up around, went to, and graduated from has finally lost the battle for the right to name their sports teams "Fighting Sioux."

Personally, this is complete bullshit and I don't see how the nickname can be offensive to Native Americans.  There are two major tribes close to UND and one of them was in support of the nickname... it was only a small amount of troublemakers that whined loud enough that eventually after years of work they finally see the fruits of their labor.

Now a really awesome name and logo will be forgotten forever.  Now who will even remember there were Native Americans in ND if they didn't just finish reading a history book?

For more on the final, lost battle go here.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Portuguese Poker Cheat "Girah"

I'm sure almost everyone has heard of this by now, but basically a supposed young poker "prodigy" who appeared out of nowhere has been busted big-time cheating people in HU games by Teamviewering their screen while playing them HU.

Here is the link on 2+2 to the epic thread:


There are plenty of rumors out there and it seems that CR pro (now former, he got fired) Haseeb Qureshi aka DogisHead aka INTERNETPOKERS is somehow involved in the entire scandal.

Either way, pretty crazy shit and what happened was terribly scummy.  Girah is clearly a total dirtbag and scammer.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


So apparently FTP thought it would be a good idea to lend out player funds to Phil Ivey so he can fund his craps and gambling habits.  REAL COOL FTP.  This is getting so ridiculous it's almost surreal.  I mean, it has to be a joke right?  This is one of the most scrambled businesses I've ever heard of.

What's going to be next?  My prediction:  Millions of dollars loaned to Matusow so he could pay for some Irish hookers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fake PokerStars Skype Phishing Scam

Hey guys, I just thought I'd let everyone know about this so you don't waste your time or make a mistake... Someone disguised as PokerStars support attempted to contact me today on Skype.  I assumed it was some type of scam so I didn't answer.  After I was done playing poker I checked my email and saw that PokerStars had not attempted to contact me via email so then I knew that it must have been a scam for sure.

I did Google it out of curiosity and apparently I'm not the only one this happened to.  Here's the link to
the story I found.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

FTP shut down completely

As everyone probably already knows by know, FTP recently bit the dust and no one from anywhere in the world can play on the site.  Their gaming license got suspended, which actually doesn't surprise me.

Here are some links if you want to read more on it:




Thursday, June 16, 2011

BRUINS WIN!!! Canada riots!

My prediction that Boston would win and score 4 goals was correct, however I gave a bit too much credit to Vancouver's ability to put up a fight and instead of scoring 3 goals like I predicted they ended up with 0 thanks to the amazing play of Tim Thomas... who ended up winning the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP award).

After the game, riots broke out in Vancouver and they clearly were upset with the Canucks losing... Unhappy fans are burning and flipping cars, beating up Boston Bruins fans, breaking windows, clashing with riot police, looting, and setting fires throughout downtown Vancouver.  Here's one link to a vid of the riots and here's another.  Article written up after most of the mayhem can be found here.  Here's a video of the stream of the riot I was watching last night.

All Canadians will now be depressed until the start of the new NHL season.  Hahaha.

Here are some pics too... many of the more clear and awesome ones at the end are from the Globe and Mail website here: