Sbrugby on a $3 million downswing

July 26, 2007

This guy has taken the online poker world by storm for the past two years or so, and is certainly a feared opponent at the tables…however, Brian Townsend, aka Sbrugby, is currently in a bit of a slump.

After losing $1.8mil @ the Bellagio playing mostly 1k/2k Plo during the WSOP, he has since lost another $1.2m or so online at Fulltilt.  That’s gotta sting.

You can read more about it here.


Man vs. Machine

July 25, 2007

Professional poker players, Phil Laak and Ali Eslami, recently defeated an artificial intelligence program named Polaris in a man v. machine battle.  The margin of victory was slim however, with the ‘humans’ winning two of the four sessions, and tying one. 

While the number of hands played are not sufficient to be considered statistically relevant, the results indicate a growing threat amongst the AI community.  Personally, I think playing online could get a little tougher once they figure out these programs, but that is just the conspiracy theorist in me.

Read the complete article here.


Bush examines his ars, while Cheney sees what else he can steal…

July 20, 2007

Saturday should be an interesting day in U.S. Politics….


Matt wins $340 buy-in @ Venetian on his way out of town…

July 18, 2007

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90 players, $8500 for first.

A few key hands came up: Early on, someone opened pot UTG for a raise, one caller, Matt on button with AA – rebumps.  SB thinks it’s a steal and goes all-in with AQo… Read the rest of this entry »


Dapo Out – 10 hands into day 4

July 14, 2007

Congrats go out to Dapo on making the money, busting 324th, for approx $40k, his second 2007 WSOP cash.  He found himself quite card dead for two days, and did well to last as long as he did.

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In other news, Matt is pissed he didn’t get a piece of Dmikkal…two weeks prior to main event 1% was going for $120, and now this crazy european is first in chips @ the main event.  Although Read the rest of this entry »


Dapo movin on to day 3

July 11, 2007

Watch out world, this kid can play…

Dapo used fearless agression to triple his day 1 stack, finishing day 2a with 313k. He is in excellent shape moving into day 3 in the top 100 in chips.

The key hand for the day found Dapo, at this time average in chips around 120k, in the cutoff with an agressive well known norwegian behind him on the button. With a flop of 635 and two clubs, the norwegian led out. dapo re-raised allin putting his tourney life on the line with A8 clubs, after agonizing the norwegian called to show two red jacks. turn was a blank, but the river was a club and Dapo stacked the guy. WOW. Exciting…

   The guy on his left isn’t too happy he’s about to get stacked…


Dapo in 12th for day 1b

July 8, 2007

Thanks in part to a semi-bluff on the turn that materialized into a st8 flush, Dapo is currently sitting in 12th place going into the final level for day 1b with 110k in chips.

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GL DAPO! PROP is in the building…