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Florida Georgia Game this weekend

Friday, October 31, 2008

Huge game for the Gators tomorrow!!! It looks like the FL offense is firing on all cylinders at the right time and the players are pissed after the disgusting celebration by GA during the game last year. For those of you that don't remember, the entire GA team cleared the bench and all danced up and down on the field after they scored their first touchdown. As the announcers said, "This was planned." Classless jack asses - both the coaches for planning it and all the players for taunting the Gators. Urban Meyer and the returning players are using this as extra motivation. It should be a fun game!!!

Clip from the TD at last year's game (not real good quality):

Bodog Blogger Series

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The BoDonkey is back. I missed the 1st tourney of the series, but plan to try to make it tonight. The good thing about the BoDonkey II is that only your 8 best scores count which is good for me since I can't play all that often.

See below for all the details of the BoDonkey:

The Fall Bodog Blogger Series (Bodonkey II) runs twice a week every Tuesday and Thursday October 28th-December 16th with a TOC scheduled for Thursday, December 18th.

A few improvements have been made to the series. The series tournament structure has been improved to match that of Bodog’s weekly 100k guarantee (2500 starting chips / 15 min levels). Your top 8 scores in the series will be included and the rest thrown out to determine your place on the tournament leaderboard. The top 15% of the total leaderboard will make it to the TOC. So, there’s a possibility there could be more or less than 18 players in the final tournament dependant on the total number of participants. A “Last Chance” tournament will be held on Wednesday, December 17th for Bodog Blogger Series participants who’ve played at least three (3) weekly tournaments. The top 3 finishers in the “Last Chance” tournament will win their seat into the TOC.

Register for the Fall Bodog Blogger Series at

Register early!

The buy-in for each tournament is same as before ($10+1)

Bonus prizes for each tournament (Tue/Thu night)
1st place: T$109 + $25 Casino Credit ($100K Buy-in)
2nd place: T$75
3rd place: T$50
3 bubble players: T$11 (entry refunded)

Final Tournament prizes:
Grand Prize: T$2,000 + $100 casino credit
2nd place: T$500
3rd place: T$250
4th place: T$100
5th place: T$50

Please register early for the series so you’re not scrambling around at the last minute prior to the first tournament October 28th.

If you haven't tried out Bodog yet, you can play free online poker by clicking the link.

Tiffany Michelle

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I was rooting for her while she was still alive in the Main Event. I followed all the online WSOP coverage and thought it would be great if she made the final table. The drama surrounding her Pokernews and UB relationships was a little crazy, but I was still hoping she would make the final table because it would be good for poker. The online coverage and her interviews made her sound a little full of herself. I heard an interview back then where she was saying something along the lines of how she was finally able to show the world how good she is at poker. People are funny.

She started to get a little annoying during some of the late online WSOP coverage and not just because it seemed like so much coverage was revolving around her. The annoyance was stemming from her "I'm so great attitude." It has to be tough to have such a big spotlight on you. I'm not sure how I would handle it, especially in my 20s in the midst of a big endorsement tug-o-war.

The ESPN WSOP coverage didn't do anything to help her case. She came off as arrogant and cocky. I understand rooting for the other remaining women players to bust, but maybe she shouldn't have been so publicly excited about the others busting. I don't remember all of the details but she had a few Hellmuth-esque rants about how the hell can other players play certain hands. It is obnoxious when it comes out of Hellmuth's mouth and equally obnoxious from her. I laughed when everyone at her table was giving her a hard time about eating french fries at the table. It was not a big deal. I've seen much worse things eaten or done at the table. They had clearly had enough of the Tiffany Michelle show and were poking fun at her.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't like she came off like Scotty Nguyen at the WSOP HORSE final table. She is young and was caught up in all the attention. I was rooting for her to make the final table, but I'm glad she didn't after seeing all of the coverage. Maybe the ESPN coverage will help add a little humility to her poker game.

***EDIT: One of my biggest, biggest pet peeves at the poker table is someone calling the clock, especially if they're not even in the hand. My DVR cut off part of one of the episodes, so I missed this exchange below. Seriously, how does she call the clock here when she is not even in the hand.

I'm Back...I Think

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I'm a slacker. I have barely posted anything on the blog for the last few months. I guess there are a few reasons including being extremely busy starting up the new business and lack of motivation.

I guess every blogger goes through that period where you just don't really feel like posting much. Some continue to post just to post and others stop posting for a while or all together. I have opened blogger a few times to start to write up a post, but exited out before writing anything worth posting. How many times can you post a HH about how to play AK/QQ in a 6 max nl game? or bad beats? or the good side of coolers? etc., etc.

I think my blog posting seems to have a direct correlation to the WSOP. I tend to post more as the WSOP draws closer and closer, go to the WSOP, have a great time, and when I return home I lose the motivation to post or run out of ideas for posts.

I think that I have shaken off the funk that has been floating around in my head since the WSOP and should start posting more. Maybe the start of a new Bodog Blogger series tonight will help. When is the BBT- foooourrrrr start? Is it coming soon.


Sunday, October 12, 2008


I was very let down after being in the swamp for the miserable disaster against Ole Miss. They redeemed themselves big time!!!! It looks like they control their own fate now - currently number 5 in the AP rankings!!!


The other side of the coin

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Since I posted a bad beat yesterday, I feel the need to even things out and show the other side of the coin. (There are a few horrible players at 100nl.)

AA vs. AK standard, but what was the other guy thinking?

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 6 players
The Official Hand History Converter

BTN: $99.50
SB: $74.65
BB: $44.80
UTG: $104.25
MP: $50.95
Hero (CO): $111.55

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is CO with A A

1 fold, MP calls $1, Hero raises to $3
BTN raises to $13
2 folds
MP calls $12
Hero raises to $30
BTN calls $17
MP raises to $50.95 all in
Hero raises to $111.55 all in
BTN calls $69.50 all in

Flop: ($251.45) 8 7 K (3 players - 3 are all in)

Turn: ($251.45) 4 (3 players - 3 are all in)

River: ($251.45) 3 (3 players - 3 are all in)

Final Pot: $251.45
BTN mucks 8 9 - ?? Not sure of the though process here
MP mucks K A
Hero shows A A (a pair of Aces)
Hero wins $97.10
Hero wins $151.35
(Rake: $3.00)

Two pair is good right?

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 4 players
The Official Hand History Converter

SB: $332.85
Hero (BB): $177.95
CO: $93.00
BTN: $108.65

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is BB with A K
1 fold, BTN raises to $3.50, 1 fold
Hero raises to $11
BTN calls $7.50

Flop: ($22.50) A A 9 (2 players)
Hero bets $10, BTN calls $10

Turn: ($42.50) 8 (2 players)
Hero bets $30, BTN calls $30

River: ($102.50) 6 (2 players)
Hero bets $126.95 all in, BTN calls $57.65 all in

Final Pot: $217.80
Hero shows A K (three of a kind, Aces)
BTN mucks 8 9 - Two pair is always gold, right?
Hero wins $215.80
(Rake: $2.00)

AA vs. AA

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Poker Stars $0.50/$1.00 No Limit Hold'em - 5 players

The Official Hand History Converter

BB: $204.15

UTG: $15.90

CO: $122.30

BTN: $144.70

Hero (SB): $94.70

Pre Flop: ($1.50) Hero is SB with A A

1 fold, CO raises to $4, 1 fold, Hero raises to $11, BB raises to $204.15 all in, 1 fold, Hero calls $83.70 all in

Flop: ($193.40) T 2 6 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Turn: ($193.40) 3 (2 players - 2 are all in)

River: ($193.40) 3 (2 players - 2 are all in)

Final Pot: $193.40

BB shows A A (a flush, Ace high)

Hero shows A A (two pair, Aces and Threes)

BB wins $191.40

(Rake: $2.00)