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I swims with the fishes

Yes, it’s bad grammar.  Duh. Ok, so when I started this poker journey, it was more of a fluke.  Maybe that is why I am now shown as a fish on Sharkscope.  It’s true, look me up.  I don’t pretend to be great or hide from my mediocrity.  I am what I...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-17

Event 17 in the FTOPS 7 was the biggest and perhaps most anticipated event for the series. It is definitely the most unique to the series and no other online site has ever ran anything like it before. Why? Well, not only is the buy-in huge for the online world at...

The History of Three Card Poker

Continuing on with my History of Poker articles I will tell you a little about three card poker today. Three card poker has evolved in the poker world like most variations of poker. It has its roots in the games of Brag and Poque and most other simple early variations...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Evelyn Ng

Evelyn “Evybabee” Ng is a hot, 32 year old professional poker player born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Like some other professional gamblers, she got her start playing pool for money when she was only 14. By the time she was 17, pokerlistings.com reports...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-20

After 19 events and millions of dollars being paid out, FTOPS VII has come to an end. Event #20, the Main Event, passed its $2,000,000 guarantee, getting 5,291 entrants, and having a $2,645,500 prize pool. Every time the series goes off, it has more events, and...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-19

Knockout tournaments have been gaining steam on Full Tilt, becoming extremely popular lately. This is why it was no surprise that Event #19, a $240+16 Knockout event, attracted 3,656 players, and more than DOUBLED the guarantee. Originally a $300k guarantee, it topped...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-18

FTOPS Event #18 was a Pot Limit Omaha Hi, $100 rebuy event. Originally billed as a $300k guarantee, the prize pool rocketed to $405k. With the inflated prize pool, first place shot up to nearly $90k, with 1151 players vying for the massive first place prize. A host of...

Issues on Full-Tilt

Pokerlistings.com reported today that FullTilt and other poker websites may be under attack. The website says that not only has FullTilt been very hard to gain access to over the past few days, but there have been many posts on forums like 2+2 and PocketFives...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-13

Well it looks like the FTOPS VII Series continued on February 14th at 14:00 ET. The game was hosted by Rino Mathis. There were 777 players involved in this tournament with a buy-in of $200 + $16 with a $100,000 guarantee. This event featured half PL Hold’em and half...

A trio of poker awards for Obrestad

Following last nights Scandinavian Poker Awards, the teen sensation, Annette Obrestad managed to take home a trio of awards for the Norwegian Golden Hand, Best Female Poker Player and Best Performance of The Year (WSOPE 2007) award.    Obrestad made history in...

Plan the work…

I was reading in the forums here and on blogs here yesterday, and I’m sorry but I wasn’t able to quickly find the posts this morning to show you what I was reading… But I was reading about coming up with a plan, and working the plan.  So I took it...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-16

Event 16 of the FTOPS VII took place on February 15th at 21:00 and the name of the game was Stud. This was the first and only stud event of the series (not counting Razz), and since it is a dying game, nothing too much was expected. It was $215 buy-in with $100,000...

Moved to 50NL 6max already

Decided to take a couple shots at 50NL and I’ve found it easier then 25NL.  I think good table selection made all the difference in the world.  Sat with fishes instead of the regular descent players.  Since the bankroll is over $1200 I don’t see a reason...

How do you manage your poker 'attitude'?

Tilt, frustration, depression, exhiliration, how do you manage it?  I wish I had that answer… I have found that over the last two sessions that Tilt is my enemy, that I tilt too easily, and that I am blind when I get my cards.  Last night I played in two...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-14

It seems fitting that February 14th featured Event 14 of FTOPS VII, razz. The general dislike for razz amongst poker players wasn’t enough to hold people back even on Valentine’s Day, and the event easily met its $150,000 guarantee, ending up with a...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-15

FTOPS event #15 was no different from the rest of the events in the sense that it absolutely blew through its guarantee of $150k. The $200+$16 6-max event attracted 1,815 players, inflating the prize pool to over double its guarantee, topping off at $363,000! The most...

The History of HORSE

Today I am continuing on with my poker history articles that focus on a specific variation of poker.  Today the topic of choice is a brief overview and history of H.O.R.S.E. poker.  H.O.R.S.E. is a mix of five different styles of poker.  It encompasses Texas Hold’em,...

Not playing as much as I would like

Well my initial goal was to make $400 a week, but I haven’t had a chance to even focus on poker at all!!!  Surprising I’ve been way too busy, and the days have gone by sooo fast.  I’ve done maybe a weeks worth  of poker in two weeks at best. ...

Poker Hottie of the Week-Chantel McNulty

There is a common theme among most hot women in the field of poker. Except for Jennifer Leigh, they would all be considered older women by the 20-somethings. One girl who falls outside of this categorization is Chantel McNulty; a 22 year old from Dallas, Texas who now...

Sickening Sunday

Ask an online tournament pro what Sunday means, and you’re sure to get a wide variety of answers. Sundays are synonymous with frustration, success, jubilation, and disappointment, depending on whom you ask. Despite the outcome, whether they make 4, 5, or 6 figures, or...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-12

Event #12 of the FTOPS VII kicked off at 9:00pm ET on February 13th. This event featured a No Limit Hold ‘em 6-Max Rebuy tournament. Like all the other events in this FTOPS series, this tournament didn’t come short of any action with 1,361 players lining up to play....

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-8

Event 8 of the FTOPS VII was a unique twist on the game. It was $120 + $9 no-limit hold’em 6-max knockout. What this means is that $100 of everyone’s buyin goes to the prize pool, and everyone also has a $20 bounty on their head. Every person you happen to...

Happy V-Day to Me!

So yesterday was Valentines Day, not exactly the day you think of Poker and FTR, but I did get to play two tourneys last night.  After dinner, I had about an hour and a half and jumped into a $2 SNG, played according to the rules I had set for myself… and took...

Party-Poker Premier League 2008

The PartyPoker Premier League is an exclusive poker league featuring twelve hand-picked players competing for $1 million in prizes. It started on February 10th and will go until the 16th, and it’s scheduled to be televised in the UK near the end of March. 75% of...

FullTilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-11

FTOPS Event 11 was a $216 Buy-In Limit Omaha H/L tournament.  The guaranteed prize pool was $200,000, and as with every other FTOPS event, the pool was exceeded.  In the end there were 1,333 entrants for prize money totaling $266,600 with 135 places paid.  The event...

WPT Announces Season 6 Schedule

Yesterday, the World Poker Tour (WPT) and it’s partner GSN (The Games Network) announced the schedule for the sixth season of the televised WPT.  According to Fox Business News, the new season will feature 23 two-hour episodes kicking off in the new timeslot,...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-10

Tuesday featured FTOPS VII Event #10, which was one of the most sought after events of the series. The buy in was $1060, the highest in FTOPS VII so far, and had a guaranteed prize pool of one million dollars. Yes, you heard me right, one million dollars. But...

First post since my trip

So, this is my first post about myself,  which I thought I’d start writing seeming as though I’ve been off for 3 weeks, I thought perhaps I needed to put something back into FTR! A quick introduction to myself, I play low/mid-stakes poker, mainly $1/2 cash...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-9

So far, every event held in the FTOPS VII has broken all the guarantees and expectations. With $20 million guaranteed total, I was expecting to see some overlays but if the series keeps running the way that is has been, that will not be the case. It also was not the...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-4

Event #4 in the FTOPS VII series took place this past Friday, February 8th featuring Pot Limit Hold’em. It was hosted by Gus Hansen and 1,215 players turned out for the event, many of them getting there by way of satellites. With a buy in of $200 + $16 and...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-5

The FTOPS VII – Event #5 was on February 8th at 9:00 PM. This is a huge event with a buy-in of $200+$16 and 1,203 entrants. The total prize pool was $240,600 and with 144 paid places that turns out to be a lot of people in the money. There were 17 Full Tilt...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-6

Event six of FTOPS VII took place on Saturday February 9th and featured 6-max PL Omaha with a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. The first five FTOPS VII events all managed to surpass their guarantees, and event six was no exception: with a buy-in of $500+$35, an...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-7

FTOPS VII Event #7 was one of the most popular events, the $100 no-limit hold’em rebuy. Attracting sharks from all over the world, the guarantee of $400k was shattered, with the prize pool ending at an enormous $663,500. 2,254 people forked over their money in...

Lessons Learned this Weekend

The lesson for this weekend is “Never Give Up”  Saturday I played in a few $2 SNG’s at FTP, all in all I was down about $2 after playing in 6 of them.  That makes one 1st place, and 1 3rd place (the rake took the rest).  So not too good for the day. ...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-3

FTOPS VII Event #3 was a $535 Limit HORSE event hosted by Andy Bloch; the only HORSE tournament of the series. It featured 623 players, including 19 Full Tilt Pros including Allen Cunningham, Poker Hottie of the Week Clonie Gowen, PearlJammed, Jens Voertmann, and...

The History of the Poker Chip

Poker players today might take the poker chip for granted when sitting down at a table to give it their best in a couple hands. Chips offer a simplistic and fair way to make bets and allows players to calculate how much money a player has available to them on the...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-2

FTOPS VII Event #2 featured the first Pot Limit Omaha tournament of the series. The $256 buy in event had a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. It also had an odd format called “knockout.” In the knockout format, for every player you bust out $40 is credited to your...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-1

The FTOPS VII Series kicked off Wednesday February 6th at 21:00 ET and what a better game to start with? Of course it was no-limit hold’em, with a $200 + $16 buy-in which seems to be the standard online high stakes limit for multi-table tournaments. As with...

WSOP Rincon Circuit Event results

For the first time since the start of 2008, the tournament scene has finally hit a small lull, but it’s not without a semi-major final table going down. Today nine men did battle on the felt for a $229k 1st place prize at the Rincon World Series of Poker circuit...

First Day

Played a measly 1,007 hands two tabling .25NL.  Was up $60 then $40 back up to over $60.  Played within the system very well, had a couple fish catch flush’s on the river.  Lost the minimum on one because he checked it to me when he hit!!! Another I got reraised...

Complaint Filed Against US by RGA

This might just be what online poker needs, a push from an organization that has had enough. The Remote Gambling Organization (RGA) has filed a complaint with the European Union (EU) against the US “for discrimination based on violations of World Trade...

Getting things started

Mission: Make money, build up bankroll, move up stakes After playing on and off over the past couple of years on a couple different sites I have never lost a buyin playing poker.  I have taken $20 to over $1500 on two different sites.  All of this was while learning. ...

Status Update

So, I’m still not back. In a Harry Potter analogy, I’m kinda like Voldemort in book 1. A shadow of my former self, remaining under the radar while gathering my powers in order to continue. It hasn’t been much publicized, but my roll ballooned pretty...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Complete-Schedule

It’s that time again, the FTOPS is running wild! Full Tilt Poker is running the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) again, for the 7th time! FTOPS VII is set to again be the biggest one in history, with $10 million in guaranteed prize money! It just keeps...