Saturday, September 30, 2006

downswinging in time for the WCOOP; also, Bill Frist continues to be an tragic waste of a human being

I haven't posted much lately because I haven't had anything good to report. The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker started September 15, and I missed a lot of the early events while I was taking care of other things. I haven't cashed in a single one, though; the best I have to show is 112th in the $530 Stud Hi/Lo event that paid 72.
It's all been part of a pretty bad downswing in September. I'm pretty sure I'm down five figures-- low five figures, but that's still not insignificant for me.
The Main Event of the WCOOP - a $2600 NLH tourney - is Sunday, and after that I'm taking a serious break from poker. Not a break where I say "I'm gonna lay off for a while" and jump back in. I have some other things to deal with in the rest of my life-- buying a car, planning a possible return to school, looking for a place to live (and the possibility of it being in another city).
More later if anything interesting develops.


Oh, and Bill Frist: The moralizing senator from Tennessee is attempting to further his presidential ambitions by banning online poker as a move of moral posturing. Tonight, he succeeded in getting anti-Internet Gambling legislation attached to the Port Security bill Congress passed.

I don't know what all the implications are going to be, but it probably isn't good. If they start going after players, this might necessitate a move to another country for me.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

New opportunity

Just letting everyone know that I'll soon be part of the teaching staff of, a site designed to give players who want to learn more personal, one-on-one instruction to suit their particular needs.

More details when I'm officially a member, but I have to say that I join a very good lineup of mentors, and from what I've done so far I feel like this is a good way for me to teach.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Long time, no post

Sorry. Not much has happened and I've been busy with a few creative projects and personal issues.
I'm up a bit over the last couple of weeks, but nothing significant has happened. Made runs in the Stars Million and Full Tilt 200k last Sunday, but not at any big money.
I'll get back to writing regularly when I'm playing poker more regularly.