Global Call to Action Against Poverty

October 17, 2007

Today, 10/17 is Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAAP) Day.

Poverty is an issue that can impact people in a variety of ways from the global and country level all the way down to the individual.  Countries can be weighed down by debt not allowing them to invest in appropriate infrastructures likes schools, communications, and hospitals – leaving the people of that country without much hope or opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s called Parkour not Poker

October 16, 2007

Poker Bowl and Caesar’s Poker Classic

October 15, 2007

A few quick updates:

Poker Bowl: Upcoming this Sunday.  Will is playing, Dapo had to withdraw, but the other team members will consist of Paul Wasicka, Todd and Doyle Brunson, Chad Brown, and Vanessa Rousso.  Wish them luck! 

Caesar’s Poker Classic: The second major poker series for a one of the best rooms in Vegas is going on through the rest of October.  Dapo, Will, and Matt will be there playing in some of the events ($1500, $2k) leading up to the Main Event.  If you see one of them say hello!


You thought your river sucked. Boo Hoo.

October 14, 2007

Try being David Benyamine and losing 100k with the flick of the ever painful river card on Full Tilt.  Granted they were playing PLO and the swings can be fun like that 🙂

Read about it on High Stakes Poker Report


Restealing gone wrong

October 12, 2007

Related to our post yesterday, you can see an example of a resteal attempt gone wrong @ the final table of the 2007 WSOP.  This hand featured a battle in the blinds with SB – Jerry Yang and BB-Lee Watkinson:

Yang raised to 1.5mil with A/9o.  He had been the most active player at the table by far, and had a dominating chip lead.  Watkinson with A/7o decided he wasn’t going to get run over by the chip leader and thought this was a good spot to steal so he reraised allin for about 8.5mil more.

Under the discussion of restealing from yesterday a good point was made about attempting resteals against very large/very small stacks as they have a higher likelihood of calling because ‘they can/need to gamble’.  Read the rest of this entry »


Poker Tip: Restealing

October 11, 2007

A good article on the topic at pocketfives.com.


Pain = Da Bills

October 8, 2007

wide right

So not only does a franchise manage to lose four straight super bowls in the early 90’s, lose to the Titans in a last second play to kill playoff dreams, and figure a way to lose every other close game in the last seconds – but tonight they found a way to lose after Tony Romo had a 6 turnover day, and was virtually useless.

Bills up by 8, 1:30 to go.  Bills driving and in control, in the red zone. Oops! Interception by the rookie T.Edwards (who looked great all game by the way)…taken 70 yards for almost a touchdown.  Ok….20 secs to go, still up by 8.  Oops, a Dallas touchdown pass…up 2.  Go for two…lob it to T.Owens – no good.  Ok!  Cowboys have to recover the onside kick.  They do.  Now they have to drive 17 yards to get into field goal territory, in 17 secs.  They do.  Now they’re rookie kicker needs to hit a 53 yard game winner on the road….he does!  Wait…the bills called a timeout…he has to try again.  Oh wait, no he makes that one too.

GG Buffalo.  It’s painful, but we’re still fans.