Jennifer's Tilly's & The UnaBomber Phil Laak
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I was perusing What Would Tyler Durden Do? recently and noticed a poker face on the non-pokery site, something you don't see too often these days. For those that don't know, WWTDD is sort of like Wicked Chops Poker, but slightly funnier and without all the poker talk. In other words, instead of poker celebrities and hotties, it's just celebrities and hotties. I like both sites, but I dig WWTDD when I want to get away from the poker stuffs.
So back to the reason for this post. As I'm scrolling through the site, I happen upon a picture (included in this post) of Jennifer's Tilly's and The UnaBomber, Phil Laak. Most of my readers will know she is dating Mr. Laak, a professional poker player, and has even won her own WSoP bracelet, but I doubt the average reader of that site has any idea who that dude in the picture is.
Sadly, before clicking on the picture to embiggen, I think I realized that was Phil Laak before I even realized whose Tilly's those were. Methinks I watch and read too much about poker folks. This post was pretty worthless, but it does include cleavage, which makes it perfectly cromulent in my mind.
Until next time, may the felt be with you.
(picture source = wwtdd)
Live Micro Stakes Poker FTW
Monday, August 24, 2009
This past Friday night was setting up to be a relaxing night in with a few drinks and the full first season of Eastbound & Down DVD to enjoy; however, one quick phone call changed things. A fellow employer called to say he was headed to a poker game and felt like it would be cool if I came along. I mentioned I had a buddy with me who might play and he said that would probably fill out the table just right. Twenty minutes later we were on our way. I originally thought it would be a $20 tournament, but it turned out to be a $10 cash game with the small and big blind both at $.20. This worked out fine as everyone was just looking to have fun and enjoy the night without losing a mortgage payment. When I walked in the door I was surprised to see several Dad's from the school boy goes to. It was good to go to a game I had never been to and automatically know 4 people at the table. After exchanging pleasantries I asked if we were playing a tourney or cash game. There were some chuckles and inquiries, with one guy asking, "he just called it a cash game, is this guy a pro or something?!". One of the Dad's from school who I know plays occasionally online and reads (or used to read) my blog chimed in, "he plays online so let's just say semi-pro.". If only they knew what a donk I am. As we settled in I immediately decided I was going to play rather aggressive given the small stakes and relatively passive play from the others. It didn't take long to set the tone when I raised it up with 4 7 off and eventually got my chips in on a flop with a 4 and two overs. I ended up being called by a guy with 4 6 off and I was quickly dubbed The crazy guy. Never mind the dude called my hefty raise pre-flop, then called my eventual all-in...with 4 6 off. See he was a regular, so they had to give the new guy playing Ricky Retardo the hard time, not him. I understood and went with the flow. The rest of the night I just hit any hand I happened to be in and built up my stack quite well. I also had the perfect situation come up where I had been raising with air a ton, but happened to wake up with AA. On a Q high flop I had a guy push into me. I just couldn't lose. As the time was creeping towards 2am, and we were down to only 3 players remaining, we settled on playing only 5 more hands. On the 2nd or 3rd hand I announced I would go all-in blind on my last hand an welcomed the other two to join me. I had a ton more chips than them, so they would be at risk for being stacked, but they seemed up for some fun to end the night. I don't recall each last hand, but I know I had the worst of it. That ultimately didn't matter when my X 3 off nailed a 3 on the turn to take down every remaining chip. When it was all said and done I made $115+ on my original $10 buy-in with no rebuys involved. Most importantly I had a damn good time playing live poker for the first time in ages. Hopefully I'll get an invite back, but that will be determined after stacking so many players! They were all a bunch of great guys, so hopefully I'll be back. Until next time, maythe felt be with you.
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The "Mug" Of "Unnecessary" Trust
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
One of my favorite blogs to frequent is The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotes. Since my first visit to the site in 2008, I've made it a point to take pictures of any quotation marks I see misused. I eventually submitted a pic to the website in late 2008 and then completely forgot about it when I didn't get a response back. Then, out of no where, I got an email from the blog owner in April 2009 that my "Trust" Us post picture had been published. The post has sat in my Google Reader queue for months now and I'm just now motivated enough to post it here.
Monday, August 10, 2009
As many of you already know, my bro plays poker relatively often. In fact, I haven't played live in ages and he probably plays once a week. And I'm the poker blogger. Yeesh. Last time we played together he ran really well and we jokingly attributed it to me being his good luck. Since then, he calls or texts me for mojo before each session. Last night he texted me for mojo and not long after this text exchange occurred (see picture). That's a pretty ugly hand to take in a live tourney. Bye bye luck mojo. Until next time, may the felt be with you.
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We Talkin' 'Bout Position
Sunday, August 02, 2009