Monday, May 14, 2007

Blog is Back

I've decided to bring my blog back for the summer of '07! I'm going to be in Vegas from May 16-Late July playing the WSOP/WPT/cash games. Hopefully I can give almost-daily updates on my progress, along with some good stories of gambling degeneracy.

I stopped posting in my old blog a few months ago, and eventually just deleted it because I felt like it was getting redundant and there wasn't much fresh information anymore. The main reason for the resurrection is pretty selfish to be honest with you. I've always felt that during a long tourney series such as the WSOP, recapping the day through writing really helps me find closure and get over any bad beat/bad play I might have made. The WSOP lasts 6 weeks, and it is very important to keep a clear head and focus on each individual tournament. Hopefully this blog will help me a little with that.

So what have I been up to since my last blog? Well, I'm still playing professionally, mostly online. I would say my play online now consists of 90% cash games, 10% tournaments. Generally during the week I grind cash games of a fairly wide variety: 3/6nl - 10/20nl; 3/6PLO - 10/20 PLO; with some occassional O8 and LHE sprinkled in. I do play higher than 10/20nl if the games are good, but those are my main limits. I save most of my tourney play for Sunday tournaments, which always have the biggest prize pools.

This summer I am renting out a house in Summerlin with 5 other top online/live poker pros, and it should be a great time. Everyone in the house has had poker success of some sort, and I think we will all learn a great deal and put up some big results at the WSOP. Heres a link to our place:,com_hotproperty/task,view/id,49/Itemid,/

My individual gameplan for the WSOP is still up in the air, but I plan on playing a nice mix of cash games and tournaments this summer. I'm going to try to split up my poker time 60/40 between tournaments and cash games. Heres a rough list of events I will probably play:

3 Saturday, June 2, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em $1,500
9 Tuesday, June 5, 2007 5 PM Omaha Hi-Low/8 $1,500
10 Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em $2,000
12 Thursday, June 7, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (6-handed) $1,500
16 Saturday, June 9, 2007 5 PM H.O.R.S.E. $2,500
19 Monday, June 11, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em $2,500
30 Monday, June 18, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em (6-handed) $2,500
31 Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em Championship (Heads-Up) $5,000
33 Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12 Noon Pot-Limit Omaha w/ rebuys $1,500
40 Sunday, June 24, 2007 5 PM Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) $1,500
42 Monday, June 25, 2007 5 PM Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low/8 $1,500
44 Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12 Noon Omaha Hi-Low $2,000
47 Friday, June 29, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em $2,000

55 Friday, July 6, 2007 12 Noon No-Limit Hold'em World Championship Day 1A $10,000

I leave for Vegas this Wednesday and I'm going to try and satellite into the WPT Mirage and/or WPT Mandalay. I still don't have a ton of live poker experience, so hopefully this 2 week lead in will help my game out before the WSOP grind begins.

Thats it for now, if readers want to leave any comments/suggestions/questions, feel free.


James said...

Good luck with the WPT sats, will be reading and following. See you in Vegas during the WSOP.


TreMomey said...

gl buddy hopefully I'll get out there at some point

aces_full133334 said...

Gl hoos, follow your progress on FCP alot. best of luck in LV

PimpRock said...

Nice dude... I always found you one of the more level headed dudes on FCP... all the very best.

Anonymous said...

Cool I love good blogs. Would appreciate an "Anatomy of a Win" post sometime in June/July so make it happen.


biggy said...

best of luck man, tear it up and get a nice bracelet. post a lot for those of us that wish we were there

Anonymous said...

gl hoosier.. I'm heading out to vegas May 26th through June 3rd. should stop out by the vegas pokerhaus sometime that week, it's gonna be nuts.


Anonymous said...

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Jonathan said...


I'm sure we will meet up with you guys at some point..where is the Vegas Pokerhaus located?

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure yet, but Toilet said it's only 5 miles or so outside of the strip. we'll get in touch out there prolly via bkice or something.


Jam-Fly said...

Good Luck at the series Hoos.
I will be there mid July, if your still around I'll see you there.