Tom Schneider Busts 4th, Harrington takes it down.

August 31, 2007

WPT Final Table at the Bike - Legends of Poker

The PROP team would like to congratulate Tom Schneider on his 4th place finish at this year’s Legend’s of Poker WPT tournament hosted by the Bicycle Casino.  He started the day 1st in chips, but was riding a rollercoaster as he was one of the most active players at the table.

We tried to help by giving him a PROP dealer button to ‘calm’ him down.  You should see it on the table on TV as he was playing with it.  It seemed to bring good luck initially, as he was all in with pocket 7s, against chip leader Harrington who called with A/10.  An A/x/7 flop, A turn, blank river gave Tom a Boat and a Double up to about 2mil.  A few rounds later Read the rest of this entry »


It helps to run gooot – Joe Sebok busts on TV Bubble

August 30, 2007

Tom Schneider seems to be at the top of every leaderboard we look at these days…it doesn’t hurt that he is running good at the moment.  Check out this pic from cardplayer highlighting the final hand of Day 4 @ the Legends of Poker in Los Angeles at the Bicycle Casino. 

Joe Seboks Final hand @ the Bike

The hand played out like this:

Sebok raised to 120,000 from middle position and was reraised by Schneider out of the small blind. Sebok moved all in, and Schneider called. Sebok tabled pocket queens, and Schneider showed AJ. Sebok retained the lead on the flop when it came 652. However the turn brought a crushing A, and Sebok was drawing to two outs. The river was a brick when it came 10, and Sebok was sent to the rail in seventh place.

Funny Prank Calls

August 30, 2007

Telemarketers beware:

 How weird is Michael Jackson?  During this prank call he actually seems to have some noble ideas…but the better idea was the guy who decided prank him.

$10 Million Dollar Giveaway

August 24, 2007

Check out a company called Kiva doing something remarkable.

As poker players, we often become desensitized to the value of money.  This story should remind us of the power of a collective group of people rallying behind a cause, with relatively little individual finacial support, can create a huge impact on that cause. 

Think about ways in which you can contribute to the causes you are passionate about, as we can all do a little more.

High Stakes Golf

August 24, 2007

Check out the latest video on Card Player discussing the 3 team, 3 man, $1m per hole, scramble coming up on ESPN in October…fun stuff.

Poker Tip of the Day

August 18, 2007

When they check… bet!

Yeah yeah, I know this sounds like rocket science to a lot of you, but…This is especially useful in late position.  You’ll find that most games will consist of a majority of relatively straightforward players, who when they check – don’t have much outside of a weak drawing hands.  When they check to you on the turn again – guess what?  – bet again!

I know this seems stupid and trivial, but Read the rest of this entry »

Where’s the love?

August 15, 2007

Matt busted outta the $300 rebuy on Fulltilt tonight – FTOPS V #9 – around 500th out of 1100.

He was sitting at 5k in chips, raised 3xbb on button with AA.  BB (also with about 5k) defends.  5/7/9 flop, two spades, Matt bet 600 into 1000.  BB raised to 2400.  Matt moved in.  River brought a 6 to complete the double gutter, and send him to the rail.

On the lighter side – he did take down the bodog league night – 1st/12…

Jake Brown’s Wreck – Xgames Big Air

August 14, 2007

Addicting Connect the Blocks Game

August 14, 2007

Try it out here.

Matt busts 323rd in $1k on Full Tilt

August 13, 2007

Never seemed to get anything going in this tourney.  Folded QQ to K/J/8/x board early on, never saw KK or AA, played solid but couldn’t get hands to even gamble with.

After the second break, a table change found Matt @ a monster table, with the chip leader and three very active players all around 15k in chips.  Pokergodzeus was the chip leader @ 35k, moderate70, slytony, and rdcrsn all were playing solid agressive poker w/about 15k.  Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting final hand of tourney

August 7, 2007

Playing a $20 mtt on Bodog, 72 players, heads up at the final table.  I had a 60/40 chip lead but it quickly swung the other way as STOAF88 was running hot.  After about 20 minutes or so this interesting hand came up: Read the rest of this entry »

Branding Power – McDee’s tastes better wrapped up.

August 6, 2007

Check out this story about kids who think food tastes better in a McDonald’s wrapper…so if McDonald’s can do this to kids, what can big media companies (CNN, FoxNews, ABC, etc…) do to public opinion of say….politics? religion? morals? whatever…