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Miscellaneous Life

Let’s get right down to it. I made $1500 in November at the pokers and I’ve played about 5k hands of breakeven-ish poker this month. I don’t play enough, and that’s my fault. A few things, I think I’m gonna get me a new computer, probably...

Benyamine returns to Full Tilt Poker

Following a bad run of cards with playing on Full Tilt Poker over a month ago along with a reported loss of over $6 million, David Benyamine announced that he’d had enough of Full Tilt and vowed that he would never return.  However, Benyamine was spotted making a...

Update – Back in the black

Phew, so I have a new graph! After the horrific downswing comes the much welcomed upswing. Since the last blog entry, I have been playing 10-18 tables of the $6.50 45 man SitnGos, with a few $12 games thrown in as I reach break-even again. All this has been late night...

FTR Gauntlet VI Series Summary

Well Gauntlet VI has came and gone and all the winners have been announced. It has been my most enjoyable series by far (maybe because I ran better?) and it was great playing with the regulars and meeting some of the newcomers! I hope all the new people who joined FTR...

A not-so-pretty graph

Well it’s taken me about 2 days to get round to writing this entry, partially because I’m feeling pretty down on Poker in general. I had to stick around in Manchester for another day because my lift home let me down. I Decided to move a lot of my roll into...

Doyle Brunson Classic results

In a record setting final table performance, Eugene Katchalov took first place in the Doyle Brunson Classic in only fifty-three hands. In less than four hours Katchalov mowed down well-known online players such as Jordan Rich, known as Octavian_C online, and Ryan...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 24 Summary

It was the last game of the season on Wednesday night, and there were still 14 people who had yet finished going all-in. There isn’t much excitement position wise, because JM has been the winner for the past few weeks, but there was still some interesting turn...

Blue Screen of Death

Well, so much for the epic 2 weeks of grinding. My computer exploded and blue screened every 2 minutes so I had to take it to the college IT guys to get it fixed, there goes my potential income. Never mind, I guess the break from poker has probably done me good and I...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 23 Summary

Just 2 games left in season 6 of the Gauntlet, and in game 23 we saw more people retire. 12 in total came to play, which is actually more than I had thought would show up, and we had a lot of donking around. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 22 Summary

Game 22 of the gauntlet said goodbye to 4 more players, and hello to quite a few as well. Why they decide to start playing with 3 games left I don’t know, but there was definitely a lot more action than usual in this game! If you are not sure what the Gauntlet...

2008 World Series of Poker Schedule Released

There have been many people anxiously awaiting the release of the 2008 World Series of Poker schedule, and finally we have to wait no longer! The WSOP posted their schedule earlier today and there are a few striking differences right off the bat. First off, they have...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 21 Summary

It was NFL Sunday and only 13 people showed up for Game 21 of the Gauntlet. With a lot of players seasons coming to an end, I suspect these last few games will have a pretty low turnout. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet”...

Sort your life out

Wheeee it’s time for a blog. I’m 19, a student of percussion at college :D, oh and I suck at poker. November was terrible for me.  It was such a potentially good month but as the 2k roll I needed to move up to 100NL got closer, I decided to cash out $700 ...

Chip Reese Passes Away At Age 56

When it comes to poker, David “Chip” Reese was as good as it gets. If you were to ask anyone who the best player in the world was, Chip’s name as atop of the list for many people. He was more than respected by all of the top professionals, he was...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 20 Summary

With only 5 games left, many people have reached the end of their Gauntlet VI tournaments. Game 20 said goodbye to one more and said hello to a few others. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register....

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 19 Summary

It was game 19 of the 6th season of the Gauntlet, and everyone came ready to spew chips left at right. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk...

Ventrilo

We need more people in ventrilo. It’s a great medium for chatting and not losing your concentration while playing poker. All it requires is holding down a key or mouse button when you want to talk. No typing, no diverting your attention from poker, and no having...

That guy

Who was that guy who posted his own blog in the FTR blog comment forum back when it existed?  I want to interview him for my blog.

Update

Ok so I haven’t played for forever and I don’t know what my playing schedule will be like in the near future. I found out I failed the bar exam I took back in late July (which I expected because I didn’t study enough) so I am going to hit the books...

FIRST!!!!!!

Hi my name is bigred.  I’m new here.  I mainly post in the poker sections.  You probably won’t find me in the community forum.  Those guys are weird, LOL!!!!!!

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 18 Summary

Game 18 in season 6 of the FTR Gauntlet kicked off on Wednesday Nov 28, and everyone was ready from some fast action! If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 17 Summary

Well it has been a while since the last Gauntlet summary has been posted. My apologies for that, I was out of town for games 14/15 and did not have a chance to view 16 because of the holidays. However I plan on resuming these for the rest of the year! If you are not...

Everest-Poker New Live The Dream Promotion

Everest Poker has a new “Live The Dream” promotion, a unique contest where they are choosing 10 players to represent their website and spend a year living the life of a poker pro. The ten who are chosen will win free entries into the world’s biggest...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-16-Main-Event

This was the mother of the FTOPS VI tournaments, event 16; the main event! The main event has grown every year since the FTOPS started, and it didn’t stop this year. The game was No-Limit Hold’em, buyin was $500 + $35, and there was going to be at least $2...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-15

Event 15 of the FTOPS VI was held on Nov 18, the final day for the series.  This event was one of the newest ideas and unique tournaments, a No-Limit Hold’em Knockout.  The buyin was $150 + $13, and $120 would go towards the prize pool.  The additional $30 would...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-14

It was rebuy madness again for Event 14 of the FTOPS VI.  However, on Nov 17 it was different; the game was Pot-Limit Omaha.  Any game gets a little crazy with rebuys, and when you get dealt 4 cards instead of 2, it gets even better!  The buyin for this event was $100...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-13

Event 13 of the FTOPS VI started on Nov 17, but didn’t finish until Nov 18!  This is because it was a 2-Day event, only the second of its kind.  The game was No-Limit Hold’em, and only the players who play the highest stakes took part as the buyin was...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-12

On Nov 16 poker players were ready for Event 12 of the FTOPS VI.  The game was Shorthanded Limit Hold’em and the buyin was $200 + $16.  Limit Hold’em isn’t as popular as its brother No-Limit, so the prize pool was only $200,000 guaranteed.  However,...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-11

Event 11 of the FTOPS VI was held on Nov 15 and would be one for the hardcore poker players, HORSE.  With a $500 + $35 buyin, there was at least $250,000 guaranteed.  With the addition of the 50k HORSE tourney at the WSOP, this game has suddenly started to gain the...

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

Event 10 of the FTOPS VI was more rebuy madness.  On Nov 14, the $300 + $22 No-Limit Hold’em rebuy tournament would take place.  However, Full Tilt would make this more fun with shorthanded play (6 Max)!  With $750,000 guaranteed, there was a lot of money to be...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-9

Event 9 of the FTOPS 6 took place on Nov 13. The registered players were prepared to play a game that is rising in popularity, Pot-Limit Omaha 8 (aka Omaha Hi/Lo split). With a $200 + $16 buyin, Full Tilt tossed a guarantee of $150,000, which would nearly double to...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-8

Event 8 of the FTOPS VI was on Nov 12 and it was one for the high stakes players. The game was No-Limit Hold’em with a huge buyin of $1000 + $60. Full Tilt guaranteed $1,000,000, but that wasn’t enough for the players. 1,332 showed up making the prize pool...

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

Event 7 of the FTOPS VI took place on Nov 11 and the game was No-Limit Hold’em. Being the most popular game today, all the prize pools for the NLHE events were massive! This one was a $300 + $22 buyin with $1,000,000 guaranteed! Once registration was closed,...

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

Event 6 of the FTOPS VI took place on November 11th and the game was 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo (aka Stud 8 or Better). The guaranteed prize pool was only $25,000, which was much smaller than all other events. This is because 7 Card Stud 8OB is pretty much a dying game and not...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-5

Event 5 of the FTOPS VI took place on Nov 10 and everyone who signed up had to be prepared for some crazy rebuy madness!  It was a $100 + $9 rebuy/addon with $400,000 guaranteed, and some players willing accepted 20+ rebuys in the first hour.  With 1600 entrants the...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-4

Event 4 of the FTOPS VI took place on Nov 10 and everyone showed up to play the action game, Pot-Limit Omaha.  However, there was a twist to make it even more action packed; it was 6-max.  With shorthanded play the action is drastically increased as people can’t...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-3

Event 3 of the FTOPS VI took place on Nov 9. The name of the game was Pot-Limit Hold’em with a $200 + $16 buyin. Full Tilt had $300,000 guaranteed and with only 1,468 players there was a $6400 overlay! This event was hosted by the well known online pro, Jon...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-2

Event 2 of the FTOPS VI took place on Nov 8.  Everyone showed up to play some RAZZ, which is 7 Card Stud Lo.  (Worst low hand wins, A2345 is the nuts).  The buyin was $300 + $22 with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000, however 679 players showed up making the prize...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Event-1

FTOPS Event #1 Summary FTOPS VI kicked off on Wednesday, November 7th with its $216 Short Handed No Limit Hold’em event. Over 3500 people entered the event with a guaranteed prize pool of $750,000, 432 places would be paid and nearly $150,000 would go to the winner....

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-6-Begins

Full Tilt Poker is running the FTOPS (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) again, for the 6th time! FTOPS VI is set to be the biggest one in history, with more than $9 million in guaranteed prize money! This is $2 million more than FTOPS V, which was only 3 short months...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 13 Summary

We are now over the half way hump in Season 6 of the FTR Gauntlet! If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk around and have fun. You will see in...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 12 Summary

It is mid-season here at the FTR Gauntlet. Game 12 of 24 hit the felt on 11/7 and 19 players felt they were destined for victory. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own...

The PPA fly-in to Washington

Some encouraging news for online poker players, on October 22nd – 24th, around 100 members of the Poker Player Alliance met up at Capitol Hill with lawmakers in their bid to defend poker player’s rights to play online in the US.  With Howard Lederer, Professor...

FTR Gauntlet VI Game 11 Summary

Flop Turn River’s Gauntlet ran this Sunday on 11/4 for game 11. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk around and have fun. You will see...

WCOOP Event ME: Report

Anyone who had the money couldn’t resist entering into the WCOOP Main Event on Sunday September 30th. The $2300 buy in conclusion to the WCOOP series hosted nearly 3,000 players, and, more importantly, the biggest prize pool in online poker history: $7,495,000!! The...

WCOOP Event #11: Report

Normally playing bad cards is a bad thing. In Razz, you try to play as many bad cards as possible. It’s not a surprise then that a player who likes playing bad cards, a player named OnlyPlayRagz, would be the winner of Event #11, the only Razz event of the WCOOP....

WCOOP Event #9: Report

WCOOP Event #9 may have been the most exciting of all the events so far. Rebuy events are known to have some crazy and aggressive play. Players often joke that the Swedes are the most aggressive players around, so it’s not too much of a surprise that a Swede ruthan...

EPT Season 4 Dublin – Day 4 Final Table Update

We come back to the final table in EPT Dublin with 4 left. It seemed as if no one could stop Annette, until Peters finally put a dent in her chip stack. Peters raised to 35,000 UTG and Annette re-raised to 92,000 from the button. The blinds folded and Peters quickly...

EPT Season 4 Dublin – Day 3 Final Table Update

Day 3 was filled with incredible action, most at the hands of Andrew Black and Annette Obrestad. Just a few hands after the table redraw, Annette had found another victim, Arshad Hussain. This made him the 16th place finisher, the first to win €15,320. After his...

EPT Season 4 Dublin – Day 3 Update

Day 3 at Season 4 EPT Dublin started with 24 players and two superstars sitting atop of the mountain. Here is how the chip counts were at the start: Andy Black – 350,300 Annette Obrestad – 284,700 Simon Munoz – 278,100 Casper Hansen – 241,800...

Been very busy lately

I’ve had a bunch of stuff going on lately, and I feel it is my personal duty to let over 1000 strangers know all about it.  After getting back from Vegas, I have spent a lot of my poker time getting a new training site up and running.  I finally took care of the...

EPT Season 4 Dublin – Day 2 Is Over

Day 2 of the EPT Season 4 Dublin Event has stopped for the night. The players battled through 8 levels of play, and had 98 casualties, dropping from 122 to 24. The final 24 players are now in the money and gauranteed to take home at least €10,210. However, everyone...

FTR Gauntlet Game 10 Summary

This is the first of many future Gauntlet summaries. If you are not sure what the Gauntlet is, be sure to click on the word “Gauntlet” to find out and register. Basically, it is FTR’s own private league where we donk around and have fun. You will see...

EPT Season 4 Dublin – Start of Day 2 Update

Well Day 1A and 1B have gone by, and the total field of 221 players has now be reduced to 122. The total prize pool this year is €1,701,700, giving the first place winner a pretty nice payday of €532,620 (~$769,476). Some of the notable players who have made it...

Bluff Europe and Dusk Till Dawn Team Up

On October 30, 2007 it became official that the largest poker magazine in Europe today, Bluff Europe, teamed up with UK’s only licensed card club Dusk Till Dawn (DTD). This has been in a works for a while, and both parties are very excited that the deal has been...

EPT Season 4 Dublin Event Starts Today

The European Poker Tour kicked off its next stop today on October 30, 2007 in Dublin, Ireland. This event has a buyin of €7,700 + 300 and is expected to run from October 30 – November 3. This is a great stop on the tour and is played in the beautiful Merrion...

WCOOP n what lies ahead

played the final 2 wcoop events the 1k limit and finished itm in 28th, was close to a big score there, but played one hand bad and got a bit shortstacked and took a small beat to bust out right before we got down to 3 tables. in the main event i did well built a...

WSOP ME: Hour 17

I just woke up to see that maxxscam got out in 216th, for about $6k, not too bad. gp333 didn’t cash and neither did busto_soon. Right now I don’t recognize barely any names left. We have our final table, and the one name I do recognize, HelmetSky, is just...