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February 29, 2008

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Skateboards, Ricin, and Ivey

February 29, 2008

Thanks to Justin in LA for showing us some love on his deck:


WTF is Ricin, and why is it showing up in random shitty hotels in Vegas?  The PROP team is going to have to upgrade and stay at Will’s house to avoid the plague.

WPT Note: Ivey is the man – as predicted – although shout out to Nam Le from Huntington Beach (also rocking a Bodog Tag @ the final table – hopefully a sign of future deals to come), he got it in preflop with AA vs. Ivey’s 33 and the turn brought the two outter to send pain throughout the drunk crew, also his buddy Quinn Do finishing 2nd – well done.

Ivey down to final six – 2 to 1

February 28, 2008

He’s made 7 wpt final tables and has yet to win. It’s time for the gambler’s fallacy to come true…I’ll lay anyone 2 to 1 he wins this one – email me at to arrange.  Although it is a tough table with Nam Le and Phil Helmuth in the mix.  Weeeee.

LAPC + Ivey = Good Times

February 24, 2008

The field at the 2008 LAPC has been thinned to approx 150 players after day 2.  Good news for poker fans, Ivey’s got chips.  Currently 2nd in chips.  Antonio Esfandiari is also in the mix toward the top…a win from a ‘name’ player would be a great thing for the game. Follow the action @ 

Indiana Jones – New Trailer

February 23, 2008

Is he getting too old for this role or what?  He seems a little more believable than the 100year old Stallone running through the forest killing hundreds…

Watch the trailer here

Stacks of Fifty

February 23, 2008

If you find yourself playing in a live game, 1-2, 2-3, 2-5, where $5 chips are the common denomination….here’s a little secret to indentify the weak player at the table:

They stack their chips in $50 denominations.

I’m not scared of any player who stacks their chips like this, and neither should you.  Raise them mercilessly.  Put lots of pressure on them.  They don’t want to go broke.  They probably didn’t buy in for the full amount.  They still respect money, and have a fear of losing it.  Their favorite play is the “check fold” and minraises = “nuts”.

GL fitty.

Phil Ivey Broke?

February 15, 2008

Say it aint so….maybe his wife is controlling his finances…from the Chat Box on Full Tilt as of 2/11 (note: this except was jacked from PokerRoad)

trex313: hey
trex313: i’m at your big boy table
trex313: if you wanted to play higher
Phil Ivey: im broke right now. this is the whole load
trex313: oh
Phil Ivey: cant get in touch with anyone
trex313: you want to crossbook double?
trex313: or you want to just play this
Phil Ivey: call me
trex313: i don’t know your phone number
Phil Ivey: get it from someone
trex313: who knows your number?
Phil Ivey: u have erick lindgrens number
trex313: lemme see if mike’s on
Phil Ivey: zigmund
Phil Ivey: patrick
trex313: matasow
trex313: matasow’s not answering
trex313: howa bout i xferr you the money
trex313: on here
trex313: since you have more credit than me
trex313: since everyone knows you
Phil Ivey: ok i will send it back to u tommorow if i
lose and if i win i will send it to u tonight
trex313: okay
trex313: how much
Phil Ivey: ante up for now
Phil Ivey: 200000
trex313: are we crossboking?
Phil Ivey: u know how it works?
trex313: no tell me
trex313: or should we just wait til you get the 200
trex313: then just play it straight up
Phil Ivey: lets jus play 5 and 10 until u get my
number and then we can discuss how it works and
play really high
trex313: 5 and 10?
trex313: here?
Phil Ivey: yeah

so he isn’t broke, just has to deal with transferring money on/off like the rest of us donkeys…

Wasicka Post

February 15, 2008

Paul Wasicka (runner-up in 06 WSOP ME, and Reigning NBC Heads Up Champion) made a good blog post a few days ago via PokerRoad regarding certain types of people, and their drive/ambition differences.  He provides an interesting perspective on how to stay motivated and focused in this crazy degenerate game…

Check it out here

Get Healthy, Play Better

February 15, 2008

This might sound a little cliche but focusing on your overall health can really improve your poker play.  Poker is a mental game, requiring emotional stability, patience, and confidence.

Getting into a physical fitness routine is a great way to burn off some stress of the game (or life in general).  This will allow you to return to the felt in a focused manner.  If you are into going to the gym, run on the treadmill or ride a bike for 20min to get the heart rate up, lift some weights to work on getting diesel….if you don’t like the gym just try doing simple things – go for a long walk or jog, walk to the grocery store/bank/whatever errand you need to do.

Another way to focus on your fitness and overall health is dietary/food related.  Eating pizza, chinese food, and microwaveable anything is not a sustainable play.  Since poker is such a sedantary lifestyle you’ll certainly watch your gut grow.

It’s easy to get lazy about your physical condition, but it is also easy to improve your game by focusing on it.  GL.  On that note, check out the home made pizza from last night, it was bomb (use bleu cheese instead of pizza sauce and you’ll love yourself):



Gus Hansen’s Full Tilt Account

February 7, 2008

Apparently Gus Hansen is blogging for cardplayer now, as he accounts the past few weeks on Full Tilt:

Last 2 weeks on Full Tilt Poker looks like this:
Day 1 through day 3: 1 Million
Day 4 through day 6: – 650K
Day 7 through day 14: 1.1 Million

End result: 1.45 million. Pretty good, for a B-student from Noerrebro. For everybody out there with no knowledge about Danish geography, Noerrebro is part of inner city Copenhagen. For everyone out there who has never heard of Copenhagen – pick up a fu**ing map! Read the rest of this entry »

Another Poker Movie…The Grand

February 6, 2008

The Grand The Movie

At first glance, this movie looks like it has a shot of being the first poker movie since Rounders to deserve the attention of poker players and regular movie goers alike.

The Grand – features a solid cast: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, and Cheryl Hines to name a few with a few cameos by Ray Romano, Shannon Elizabeth, and Doyle himself among others…

The humorous approach to poker seems more viable than the ‘serious and/or romantic, completely predictable, cheesy approach (Bond and Lucky You come to mind)…

Make sure you check out the regular trailer on the homepage, and then the R-rated version for comparison (obviously the R-rated is better).

Also worth visiting, – maybe you’ll learn something, or at least beat larry in a game of cards. 

Who knows…it could be another bust, but at least its an attempt to make a complete mockery of a game that finds itself taking itself way to seriously at times.  But don’t call us if the movie sucks and you wasted $10bux on it…

PROPs 94, 95, 96, 97

February 6, 2008

Well, unfortunately the state of CA and it’s people decided to ratify these PROPs.  For those of you outside of CA, they are Indian Gaming Pacts that allow for an expansion of the current slot machines, adding 18,000 more units to the existing properties.

It was sold under the guise the ‘California needs these revenues to fund education, firefighters, public systems, etc… because California’s budget is unbalanced.’  It’s unfortunate that really what we’ve chosen to do is tax the generally poorer, less educated americans, by a ‘sucker’ bet.  The tribes spent $100million on advertising these PROPS and it shows what money can buy in this era of tv-controlled democracy.

It may seem odd that a company (such as ours) based on a gambling lifestyle would be against this position.  Well, we may like to gamble, but we recognize some people have a difficult time balancing this stuff with the rest of their lives, and we should exploit that to balance the budget.  There has to be another answer, perhaps raise property taxes, sales taxes, cut military spending, etc….

You can read more about it: here

Go Vote!

February 5, 2008

It is not overly critical who you vote for, however it is critical that you exercise your right to vote!

If you need a suggestion – GO OBAMA OR GO HOME!

Control the size of the Pot

February 5, 2008

Paul Wasicka, a good friend of the PROP team, wrote a nice article about controlling the size of the pot, posted today on

The basic premise is that you want to play big pots with big hands, and smaller pots with more vulnerable hands.  Take in to consideration that a ‘big hand’ does not necessarily mean two black aces in the hole against a 8h/9h/10h board…

Some people may read the article and say it is a weak/passive play – and sometimes they’d be right – but it is also a lower variance style, which for some people works better.  There are certainly different ways to skin a cat or fish…