April 19, 2011 | 7:45 am | Derk
With the closure of the two largest sites in the US I’ve taken to playing a lot more live as I live in Las Vegas. I’m still feeling things out and running around to various poker rooms to see what’s going on at each one. Here’s a picture of Binion’s from earlier tonight:
November 24, 2010 | 12:27 am | Derk
It’s been a long time since I posted a blog update. I just never have anything interesting to say.
Anyway, I’m writing this post in part because the SNG series is back on PokerVT. I haven’t run it in many months because of WSOP and then having a lot of eye issues but things are getting [...]
March 15, 2010 | 9:52 am | Derk
Since getting over being moderately sick for a few months I’ve started to pick things up again. I’ve got a couple of students who are doing good: one went from being a losing player to being up 150 buyins in slightly over a month and has moved up two levels and the other doesn’t [...]
July 12, 2009 | 4:42 am | Derk
I’m back from the WSOP so I figured I’d write up a trip report. No pictures though because my digital camera, which is now 4 years old, has some problems and my phone’s camera kinda sucks too. Time to upgrade.
I got in on the evening of June 8th and promptly got lost getting to my [...]
May 11, 2009 | 6:28 am | ManicJason
I’ve said before that I tend to have two interests, and if one of those isn’t poker I don’t play at all. It’s helped my poker laziness that I finally got my first money transfer from Apple for iPhone crap (for March). It’s not quite at crunch time money-wise where I will need to get [...]
May 2, 2009 | 3:14 am | Derk
One of the mailing lists I’m on had a message the other day about those late night TV ads talking about companies that will give you a computer with no credit and monthly plans. The conversation then turned to computer security and I started giving out some advice on security. I realized I’ve basically regurgitated [...]
March 20, 2009 | 7:02 am | ManicJason
JC’s somewhat epic post got me thinking a lot recently. I suppose it’s not that unusual, but I definitely share the sporadic, dedicated motivation that he talked about. Poker hasn’t popped back up into the primary role in quite some time, but it is definitely about time for that to happen. I was getting back [...]
February 8, 2009 | 2:35 am | ManicJason
I am somewhat alive again. After goon house in Vegas, I moved to a new place and did pretty much nothing for four months. I got a smallish inheritance that I’ve been eating through pretty steadily. I began realizing that an income may be helpful before the money is gone and I have to start [...]
January 5, 2009 | 10:12 am | nachos
What a terrible 12 months! The funny thing is I am actually somehow up 8 buyins on this graph.
The last 70k or so hands represents a +74 buyin stretch so hopefully I’m well on my way to actually making money this year at poker. What a novel thought. Anyway, this seems like a good time [...]
November 25, 2008 | 10:21 pm | nachos
I recently finished reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (who also wrote The Tipping Point and Blink). The book is essentially a critique of those rags-to-riches stories which we all love here in America. It is very popular to put the self-made man on a pedestal and say that so-and-so would be successful no matter when [...]