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BBT5 And The Blogger Battle Royale

Just a little adverteasing for the Full Tilt folks after all the great stuff they've done for the poker bloggers...

Battle of the Bloggers
Play Online Poker with poker's top bloggers

Brought to you by online poker room Full Tilt Poker

Blogger Battle Royale, here I come.

Until next time, may the felt be with you. 

posted by TripJax @ 6:56 PM, ,

Is SquareUp The Answer To UnderGround Poker Games And Random Poker Blogger Prop Bets?

I came across this really cool, free payment alternative called Square (by SquareUp), available to iPhone and other smartphone users, and it automatically had me thinking:  could this little square plug-in be the answer to underground poker game payments and stupid ass poker blogger prop betting - cash free?

I don't know, i'll let my readers chime in, but it would be pretty damn awesome to stroll into a poker game with ZERO cash in my pocket and be able to buy-in and cash out without ever exchanging one green piece of paper. Sure there is a fee involved, but I'd gladly pay the 3 some odd % to not have a fear of someone crashing down the door trying to send me to county jail.

And how about the random prop bet or home game where you just don't have the cash in your pocket, but want to be good for it right away.  There are so many opportunities with this bad boy and, might I add, again, it's sent to you for free.

So here's the deal.  They send you a little square thing and you can swipe a credit card with it.  They get a 2+% credit for every charge and you get extremely easy payment processing from your phone.  At first I couldn't think of how I, random Trip, could benefit from this, but then I started thinking of my poker blogger brethren and it all started coming together.  I mean, who doesn't want Wawfuls whole bankroll in one quick, slick prop bet paid off via credit or debit card?!

Until next time, may the felt be with you.

posted by TripJax @ 9:02 PM, ,

BBT5 TOC Ticket Punched

Just took down my 3rd Mookie and landed my BBT5 TOC seat!  I finished 2nd in an earlier BBT5 tourney, so this feels good.  I know if you've played long enough, you've been in a similar situation where finishing 2nd feels like last.  Thankfully this makes up for it.

I was actually down to 700 at one point, but tried to hunker down and be less of a terard.  Not long after I was cruising.

To those of you at my table(s) during the early stages of the tourney, sorry about being laggy on my decisions.  I was playing from my iPhone, so sometimes it would be slow.  I didn't switch to the computer until I broke the 10k mark if memory serves.

As you may recall, if you read my earlier post, I'm donating 20% of all my winnings from any BBT5 tourneys I play to Anna's Benefit, from back when BloodyP asked bloggers for help.  By my count, I think I'm at about $100 going to Anna now.

Don't forget about the remaining seats.  A big thank you to Al and Full Tilt for this opportunity.  Here is the info again in case you need a refresher...


Below you will find details on all the events as well as the BBT5 banners

Tournament: Poker From the Rail
When: Monday, April 19th through May 24th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $24+2 (or token)*
Password: 2010WSOP

Tournament: The MookieWhen: Wednesday, April 21st through May 26th starting at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $10+1*
Password: vegas1

*Winner also receives ToC entry

Tournament: Battle of the Blogger Tournaments InvitationalWhen: Sunday, April 18th through May 23rd starting at 19:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Restricted freeroll**

**$2,000 Prizepool + 1st and 2nd place receive ToC entry

Tournament: Blogger Battle RoyaleWhen: Sunday, June 6th starting at 14:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: Freeroll for BBT participating bloggers

Battle of the Blogger Tournaments banners

BBT5 - Large banner
BBT5 - Medium banner
BBT5 - Small banner
BBT5 - Thumbnail banner


I think it goes without saying, but damn well deserves to be said.  A big thank you to Al and Full Tilt for making this happen.  Al rawks!

posted by TripJax @ 2:21 AM, ,

Poker From The Fail (Me, Not The Tourney)

Played patiently, played aggressively and just plain played the other night at the BBT5 ~  Poker From The Rail Series on Monday.  When I got heads-up with a 5-1 chiplead, I could feel the TOC seat.  Still, I knew I needed to keep myself in check.  You see...

I had just recently gone into a WSoP Step 4 (to get to step 5 of 7) on Full Tilt the previous week and went into the heads-up with an 8-1 chiplead.  After a red hot tourney I ended up flailing in the end to take 2nd.

So of course after being red hot, including a 4 frush suckout against BadBlood, I got 2 tough frush hands to go against me, which pretty much sealed my fate.  Glad it happened against oossuuu754 as he's good people.  I'm ready for The Mookie tonight.  Bring it!

posted by TripJax @ 9:06 PM, ,