Thursday, March 29, 2007


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Canadian eWallet Discussion

The most up to date thread on Canadian eWallet Option is here on 2+2. Thanks to user BoboFett for starting it up.

Neteller - NO
Firepay - NO
myCitadel - NO

Moneybookers - AP, b2b, Party, UB, Everest, iPoker, Microgaming (some), OnGame, Pacific, WSEX
Click2Pay - AP, UB, Crypto (some), Everest, iPoker, Microgaming (some), OnGame, Boss (some), FT
ePassporte - AP, Stars, UB, FT
ATMOnline - UB
EcoCard - iPoker, Microgaming (some)

Credit Cards:
No - Royal Bank

Click2Pay is Canadian funds only but there is absolute no exchange fee.
Moneybookers requires some sort of Swift# to withdraw, but I would just use moneybookers to deposit into Party. Then use Party to withdraw to my bank account because of its favourable exchange rates. There might be some problems with depositing into a moneybooker account via credit card though. My moneybooker account was originally setup i think when I withdrew from Best Casino.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Did we just f*cked up the ass? Neteller withdraws from Canada

Neteller Exiting Canada, Turkey
Published: Monday, March 26, 2007

Online payment processor, Neteller, announced today that it is withdrawing from both the Canadian and Turkish markets. Cited as reason for the decision were “Recent actions by regulators, payment processors, and online gaming operators have increased the uncertainty around certain activities related to online gambling in some jurisdiction.” The primary reason for the closure to Turkish customers is legislation passed on February 28, 2007 “which prohibits certain forms of online gambling to be offered by any “unauthorised” domestic or foreign company to citizens in Turkey.” Neteller apparently see this as a signal to get out, even though the company does not actually engage in online gambling. Online gambling transactions are no longer available in Turkey as of March 26, 2007.No specific reason was given for the cessation of online gambling transactions for Canadian residents. Unlike Turkey, customers in Canada can still engage in online gambling transactions until April 9, although InstaCASH transactions are no longer available as of Monday. Non-gambling transactions can still be made, which includes peer-to-peer and pre-paid debit transactions.Neteller says that the elimination of its Canadian business will have a “…material negative impact on the Group’s results for the full year ending 31 December 2007.” Considering that in the first half of 2006, 85 percent of Neteller’s $5.1 billion in revenue came from North America, this is not hard to believe.The company does not expect to make any more layoffs, even at its Calgary office, and says its shares will remain suspended from trading.Neteller reiterated that it still expects to announce within 75 days of March 21 a plan to return frozen U.S. customer funds, and that all customer funds are safe in segregated accounts. Below is the complete press release regarding the Canadian and Turkish markets.

*********************************NETELLER Announces Service Changes to Canadian and Turkish MarketMonday, 26 March 2007 – The NETELLER Plc Group (“NETELLER” or the “Group”) (LSE: NLR), the leading global independent online money transfer business, today announced several significant changes to its services in a number of markets.The Group continually assesses the risk profile and status of the markets its serves. Recent actions by regulators, payment processors, and online gaming operators have increased the uncertainty around certain activities related to online gambling in some jurisdictions. The Board of Directors of the Company reached a decision, on 25 March 2007, that the risk to the Group’s ongoing business in Canada and Turkey has increased in the light of such developments. The Board has therefore concluded that the Group will no longer process transfers related to online gambling sites on behalf of Canada or Turkey resident customers.Reduced Service to Canada • Cessation of Canadian transfers to gambling merchants: the Group will cease processing online gambling related transactions for Canada-resident customers with effect from 12.01 AM MST Monday 9 April 2007. • Suspension of InstaCASH transactions: As of today Monday 26 March 2007, at 12:01 AM MST, Canada-resident customers were no longer able to deposit funds using NETELLER’s instaCASH service either directly or from any online gambling site. • Non-gambling services continue: Canada-resident customers will continue to be able to use their e-wallet accounts for non-gambling transactions, including peer-to-peer and pre-paid debit transactions. • Available customer funds: Customer funds, including those of Canadian residents, are held in a pooled, segregated trust account and will be available for withdrawal by customers, on demand. Canadian customers continue to be able to use their e-wallet accounts for non-gambling transactions. Reduced Service to TurkeyIn light of recent legislation passed in Turkey on 28 February 2007, which prohibits certain forms of online gambling to be offered by any “unauthorised” domestic or foreign company to citizens in Turkey, NETELLER has decided to implement a voluntary phased withdrawal of the payment services related to online gambling that it offers customers to the Turkish market.• Withdrawal of local bank funding options: Local bank deposit options for Turkey-resident customers were withdrawn on Friday 9 March 2007. • Cessation of Turkish transfers to and from online gambling merchants: The Group has ceased processing online gambling related transactions for Turkey-resident customers with effect from 6.01 AM GMT Monday 26 March 2007. • Non-gambling related services continue: Turkey-resident customers will be able to continue to use their NETELLER e-wallet account for any non-gambling related money transfers and withdrawals. Customers located in other parts of the world are not affected by this change, and NETELLER continues to service these customers in the normal manner. Group Business Impact The Canadian business of the NETELLER Group would likely have contributed significantly to the Group’s revenue and profitability during 2007 and the loss of this business is now likely to have a material negative impact on the Group’s results for the full year ending 31 December 2007. The Turkish business of the Group does not represent a material proportion of the Group’s overall customer base, revenue or profitability.The Group does not anticipate making further significant reductions in staff as a result of these service changes as the Board believes that its Calgary-based operations are appropriately sized to handle the remaining non-North American business of the Group. The Group will continue to focus on the growth markets of Europe and Asia.Other UpdatesThe Group’s shares will continue to be suspended from trading on AIM in view of the continuing uncertainties the Group faces. Further announcements will be made as appropriate.The Company is working towards the finalisation of its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2006 and will announce the date on which these will be published to the market in due course.The Company would, in light of recent press comment concerning its announcement of 21 March 2007, like to make clear that the 75 day period referred to in that announcement was for agreement of a plan of distribution with the United States Attorney's Office. It would remain to be determined, as part of that plan, the precise timing of the distribution of funds to US customers.Further information is available on the Group’s website in the form of updated FAQs. About the NETELLER GroupTrusted by millions of consumers in over 160 countries to move and manage billions of dollars each year, the NETELLER Group operates the largest independent online money transfer business in the world. The Group specializes in providing innovative and instant payment services where money transfer is difficult or risky due to identity, trust, currency exchange, or distance. Being independent has allowed the Group to support thousands of retailers and merchants in many geographies and across multiple industries.The Group is quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, with a ticker symbol of NLR. NETELLER (UK) Limited is authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to operate as a regulated e-money issuer. For more information about the Group visit Media and Investor ContactsCitigate Dewe Rogerson Sarah Gestetner or George CazenoveTel: +44 (0) 207 638 9571*********************************Originally published 7:10 AM Monday, March 26, 2007

Fat Finger Bluff

Yesterday I had my fat finger bluff backfire.

Blinds 15/30. I'm holding AA in EP.

Raise to 1000.

LP pushes allin. Obv call.

AA vs JJ.

Flop: AQT Turn: 9

He rivers a straight on me, doh!!!

I love this bluff. Sucks when it backfires though.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Help Wanted: Need Heads Up Coach!

I used to think that I was pretty good HeadsUp. Now I realize that I suck!!! Its been a while since I've won a tournament, sit and gos not included. I have over $7k in tournament winnings this year without a first. In fact I have 3 2nd place finishes! The difference in those 2nds equates to roughly $1700 difference, so thats some nice lost equity.

Last night I lost headsup twice. First one we were about even. Was against a loose passive preflop player who slowplayed everything. Unfortunately he took a lot of my chips playing that way as he hit a lot of boards. Down to 2:1 for him, all my chips are in 88 vs 55. River 5.

2nd headsup I was 8:1 underdog with an M of around 7. Lost 1/2 my chips with 2nd pair, and then I just through the rest in preflop the next hand with J9o.

I need to practice my headsup, finishing 2nd sucks. Anybody want to coach?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

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I believe thats the lowest price its ever been in Canada.

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Blog - MMA Ownage

Just wanted to introduce my new blog, MMA Ownage. With the increase in popularity in the MMA (mixed martial arts) world, I needed an extra outlet to discuss the latest news and happenings. If your a casual fan, or an MMA newbie, head on over!

Sick Cash Players

Check out these sick cash game stats for this year

NLHE Full Tilt 2007

Results Sessions Hands Hours
$1.503.279,30 238 32092 262,47

$1.337.717,20 229 37159 307,31

$833.205,80 203 26049 203,74

$829.842,50 157 17228 124,48

$545.339,60 32 2975 26,4

$500.946,65 111 12660 93,3

$408.685,40 73 5507 35,27

The Gift of Gab
$405.747,85 138 31434 206,98

$390.644,70 401 43107 348,17

$378.238,30 151 19561 143,72

Results Sessions Hands Hours
$-1.359.722,70 93 21683 220,74

$-1.207.884,35 112 22848 191,28

Gus Hansen
$-575.890,50 44 4453 51,96

Ozzy 87
$-546.643,95 108 8435 74,77

$-531.084,45 80 9640 84,89

Mike Matusow
$-453.181,65 133 16000 153,33

$-307.397,65 104 10567 71

$-279.181,25 6 2670 14,87

$-224.376,35 250 29157 225,89

$-197.487,25 11 1784 20,41

PL Omaha Full Tilt 2007

Results Sessions Hands Hours
$1.074.380,00 101 15631 200,36

$1.028.898,00 71 8646 121,59

$682.215,50 112 18138 220,66

$505.056,75 14 1824 20,99

$495.558,25 38 3605 39,69

$487.632,80 60 6333 63,13

$474.835,90 45 4682 58,89

$384.851,55 48 5792 76,3

$348.432,30 145 14377 187,43

$269.356,10 234 27349 303,86

Results Sessions Hands Hours
$-741.083,00 150 20255 193,03

Gus Hansen
$-475.220,75 239 30969 425,79

John DAgostino
$-450.176,00 22 2346 24,76

$-443.167,50 101 7244 96,76

$-313.778,00 11 1515 17,22

$-266.285,50 29 3106 27,27

$-251.573,50 19 3119 37,79

$-241.238,50 15 428 5,12

$-213.183,55 12 924 13,86

Mr Poker KDH
$-208.215,50 26 1554 19,8

Friday, March 16, 2007

Chuck Norris says "Ship It!"

Holy schnikes, Chuck Norris owns at Poker! Atlantic City Caesars.

EVENT: No-Limit Hold'em Championship Event 8

BUY IN$4,900


Danny Yousefzadeh

Charles Norris

Worst play ever!!

From NBC's Poker after Dark

Jennifer Tilly is my hero

Check this out

Tuesday: Segment 2

Fast forward to about 1:40 left.

Phil Ivey's expression are the bomb!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Aggressive Disaster

Playing non standard top hands aggressively in position is usually a +EV move that will increase your bankroll nicely. The key to them is that you win big pots and lose small ones. At least thats what I thought.

T9s is a hand I love to play aggressively. It hits sooo many hands and can brokeback a high pair easily. I got it twice and both times were disasterous. The first time I hit trip 9s on the flop on a 997 flop. After he called my flop bet I was certain he had an overpair. Turn was an 8. Looks good but not a good card for me unless he has a 9 as well with a better kicker. Ends up that he was holding 88 and I go broke.

Second time I didn't play it as aggressively and let the initial raiser take the post flop betting lead. The reason for that was because I was in the cutoff and the button came along for the ride as well. Flop gave me a flush draw but there were 2 kings on the flop. After I called the bettors bet, so did the button. Right away I thought he had a K, prob KJ as he did not raise. Turn produced a rag. Small bet where we both called. Now I knew he had KJ for sure, and the original raiser I couldn't care less about. River was the dreaded Js which completed my flush. Was forced to check behind and hope that the button only bet a small value bet. He bet about a 1/4 so I called. I hate doing that, and have to learn to trust my instincts. I'm not sure but mathematics tells me I have to call those though.

Other News
Just for discussion purposes, I'm going to start posting daily news (or news since I last posted), about things that affect me. Good or bad, plus I'll always add an ugly.
  • CRTC wireless freedom in effect today. I'm not sure how it works in the states but finally today we can switch cell phone providers without having to change our phone numbers! I have already frauded my cell provider into giving me a corporate plan so I don't think I'm going to change, but this is great news in terms of receiving better customer service from the providers! Good
  • UFC event #70 on April 21 will be shown for FREE on SpikeTV. The event taking place in the UK is scheduled for a 2pm est start, but there might be a tape delay here to show it during bar friendly hours. The UFC missed the PPV deadline and couldn't come to an agreement with HBO, therefore viewers win out! Good
  • Tori Spelling is officially off the market has she just had a baby boy yesterday. So all you guys who had thoughts of hooking up with the freak with an acre gap between her two jugs, only wet dreams from now on. Ugly

Sunday, March 11, 2007


Finally cashed in a Stars Sunday Million donkament. Extra donkified 10,000+ players with a prize pool in excess of $2 million. Finished 427 for $800ish but I cost myself the chance to make it further.

In this case I was overthinking, instead of making pretty much a standard play from any other player I think. I also had a peak at the next payout structure which is a big no-no. Goal is the top prize, not an extra few hundred.

Here is the hand

PokerStars Game #8858003211: Tournament #44218549, $200+$15 Hold'em No Limit - Level XIX (6000/12000) - 2007/03/11 - 21:35:11 (ET)
Table '44218549 1037' 9-max Seat #7 is the button
Seat 1: Chubagabra (101164 in chips)
Seat 2: 2cardkungfu (147341 in chips)
Seat 3: CoWxFish (153706 in chips)
Seat 4: BENSON (356821 in chips)
Seat 5: jolly68 (260910 in chips)
Seat 6: ddsuperii (416192 in chips)
Seat 7: stoned024 (192572 in chips)
Seat 8: actyper (72549 in chips)
Seat 9: bkgotgame (172712 in chips)
Chubagabra: posts the ante 600
2cardkungfu: posts the ante 600
CoWxFish: posts the ante 600
BENSON: posts the ante 600
jolly68: posts the ante 600
ddsuperii: posts the ante 600
stoned024: posts the ante 600
actyper: posts the ante 600
bkgotgame: posts the ante 600
actyper: posts small blind 6000
bkgotgame: posts big blind 12000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to actyper [Kh Ac]
ddsuperii said, "call the police!"
Chubagabra: folds
CoWxFish said, "had to and i will call"
CoWxFish said, "lol"
2cardkungfu: folds
CoWxFish: folds
BENSON: folds
jolly68: folds
ddsuperii: raises 24000 to 36000
stoned024: raises 155972 to 191972 and is all-in

Easy play? I think so looking at it again.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Feb Recap

Though profitable, Feb turned up being more disappointing than anything. Mostly because it started off so well. After the first weekend I was up over $2k from my tournament winnings. By the next week through solid cash game play I was up another thousand. From there on it was a bumpy ride, down and up, and down, and down, and down. Ended the month +$1700.

Hours - 48
Hrly rate - $35
SnG ITM - 65% 11/17
MTT ITM - 15% 4/28
Sat % - 8%

- MTT play: Started off good, but just didn't run good during late stages of tournies. Ran into monsters preflop, and some donks. ie) AA vs 45o preflop late in a Mansion tourney.
- SnG: Party steps has been profitable. Turned $30 into $500.
- Cash 1/2NL SH. Or NL SH in general. Dabled 2/5NL for a bit. Lost a buyin and a 1/2. Bad beats lost it all but otherwise I'll probably play more of this limit in March and take it from there.

- SH Limit games: I just stunk in them. Bad reads, overplaying, prob bluffing too much when it obv that I'd be called down.
- Satellites: I completely suck at these now. Period. <<< = Satellite donk. I have now won 1 out of 17 satellites for 2007.

- several good promos as posted below. I'll probably have a few more hours in for March then I did for Feb. Weird I've only played 90hrs for 2007. Seems low, need to play more! :)