Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Holidays!

Hope everybody's holidays have been going good so far!

Haven't really played much poker lately. Played some online saturday, some live with the cousins on xmas day. Will probably hit some tournies tonight.

Got my Nintendo Wii, man this this is awesome fun. Have only tried Wii sports and Super Monkey ball (which is like Mario Party). Haven't even tried Zelda yet. Went boxing day shopping today, picked up some nice clothes which I rarely do anymore. Planned to play lots of poker these next few days, but I don't know if I'll have the time to. Have to clean up the house, its a mess. Plus all these new games and movies I picked up.

For New Years, going to head down to Niagara, play some cash games. Happy New Years everybody! I'll probably only do one more 2006 recap / 2007 goals post by the end of the year. Unless I win big and do a brag post before then!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New look, you like?

Was bored so started playing around with a new look, and in the middle of labeling all my posts. You like? Comments/Suggestions. Am I missing anything?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Your Poker Game is sooo weak ...

It doesn't seem right when poker players say "Momma jokes" at the tables, so in lieu:

Your Poker Game is sooo weak ...

  • Moneymaker lols at you
  • You can't get staked for a freeroll
  • Your card protector hides under your cards
  • The only black chips you have are the ones from your dirty hands
  • The dealer deals you 4 cards in a texas holdem game
  • Your automatically entered into everybody's friends list
  • The only button on your screen is "call"
  • Party Poker asks you to be their sponsor
  • Everybody seems to want to pay for your Red Bull
  • You think AT is an automatic 3:2 favourite
  • Phil Helmuth invites you to a cash game
  • Helen Keller can pickup your tells
  • You look for players eating Oreos

Got more? Post away!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Fallsview Plans

Woohoo, getting excited. Fallsview might actually become a nice place to play tournament poker. The below is quoted from the Fallsview Poker Manager / Tournament Director.

WPT added events - for the 2007 events I have submitted the following,
regular satellites to start as early as May/June, same as last year. We had over 8000 people play in last years satellites.
a one day $1000 buy-in event, 300 people maximum
a two day $2000 buy-in event, 300 people maximum

the WPT Canadian Open will increase to a $4000 buy-in from the $2500 buy-in and will have a cap of 600 people maximum
the NAPC will remain at a $10,000 buy-in with no cap, I expect it to be the largest event on the WPT in 2007
More days, which should equal shorter days. The 2006 numbers were way above what everyone expected, including the WPT. I know they were long days, but that is a good problem to have.
Again, this is what I have submitted, I won't know for quite some time what is approved. We are also looking at expanding the tournament room to 45 tables from the 30 that we had this year, but it's not as simple as buying tables and receiving approvals. If we do go to 45 tables, those caps would move to 450 from 300, and to 900 from 600, but I do not want to go to 45 tables if we can't provide quality staff.

Daily tournaments - as of right now, I have single table SNG's approved, and am working on getting flexible approvals for multi-table tournaments. Here is tentatively what I am planning to offer:

Sunday - $200 (180+20) SNG - Noon to Midnight
Monday - $60 (50+10) SNG - Noon to Midnight
Tuesday - $60 (50+10) multi, 50 max - 2pm and 9pm
Wednesday - $100 (90+10) multi, 50 max - 2pm and 9pm
Thursday - $200 (180+20) multi, 50 max - 2pm and 9pm
Friday - $500 (460+40) SNG - Noon to Midnight
Saturday - $1000 (950+50) SNG - Noon to Midnight
This is all tentative. Single table only on week-ends, I can't spare more tables. I will begin the single tables (trying for this Monday) and wait for the approvals for the multi-table tournaments on Tu-We-Th. I will post more on the starting chips/blind levels as I finish them , but for the Fri/Sat SNG's you can expect a lot of play. Friday 2K starting chips 30 minute levels (3-4 hours), and Saturday 2.5K starting chips with 30 minute levels (4-5 hours). The smaller buy-in events will obviously be less play, but I do want them to be fair, I hate Bingo.

Other tournaments - I am working on larger tournaments on a regular basis, at least quarterly, but possibly as often as monthly, with buy-ins of $1000 or greater. WPT takes up a lot of time, so these may not happen soon. As for CPT events at Fallsview, that will not happen from the looks of things. The CPT is doing a great job, but we have decided to hitch ourselves to the WPT and intend to continue in that direction.

Last Year of my youth

Today mark the beginning of the last year of my youth. I turn 29 today. Not looking forward to 30. To me, I consider that to be a grown up, I'm still a kid at heart. When you turn 30 are you supposed to stop playing video games, and watching cartoons (simpsons/family guy)? I hope not. :)

I guess the poker gods didn't know it was my birthday, not so nice to me on the weekend. I hate the mansion poker dome tourney. I always make the right reads, but luckboxes always prevail. Frustrating. Plus watching that show makes me more angry that players that bad can make it.

No poker for me this week, some but not much. Booya on tuesday to finish up the Poker Night in Canada league. Hope to maintain my 2nd place for $1250. Fri/Sat night I'll prob hit one of the Mansion $ added tournies, have yet to play one yet.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Oh So Close ...

That jackpot should have been mine!!! To top it off, the 10 came out last. Man what a cooler.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Weekend Results

UB Online Championships Event #1
31/650 - $585
Doubled up early and continued to build my stack. Went dorment for a long period that killed my stack. Ended up losing 99 vs KT on a questionable call by my oponent.

Sun Poker $50k added
About 1.5hr in, QQ < KQ
Mansion Poker Dome
About 1.5hr in QQ < AT, then AK < AJ I think.
Booya Poker CPT Satellite ($1 + WSOP added sats)
Just played garbage. Didn't push with 22 when semi short, would have tripled up.
UB Online Championships Event #3
170ish / 1260
- Never got on a rush. Made some good plays on pots where I doubt I had the best hand. Ended up losing ATs vs A9. Just short of the $, 140. Had 2 board splits where the boards made straights, one AK vs AQ, and the other 77 vs AA after I flopped a set as well.

I think I played well this weekend, good enough to take home some bigger prizes. Didn't get the luck to win. I like the UB tournies, great structures and lots of play. They take quite a long time to play though, so I duno if I"m going to play anymore of them. Probably hit some mansion ones instead.