Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Poker Source Online reaches 25K Members

I think anyone that reads this blog knows I am the biggest supporter and promoter of the Poker Afilliate Site Poker Source Online.

I've said over and over again, if you aren't hooked up with a place like Poker Source Online, you're getting robbed.

But what I don't mention as often is the Poker Forum. There is a wealth of poker information in there, about general poker strategy and poker bonuses. There are some very good poker players in there. It's mostly about online poker, but there are a few B&M players there too.

They've just reached 25 THOUSAND members. That's a lot of poker talk!

The Promotions are great. The League is great. The Freerolls are great.

The whole damn site is great!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Live Blogging Michigan

5:00am Alarm goes off
5:50am Leave for Airport
6:30am Arrive at Airport

6:40am Automated check in and through security in ten minutes. Make sure you get to the airport two hours before your flight kids...There are benefits to living in smaller cities. The downside is they were actually selling T-shirts in the airport that said "Nothing tips like a cow" imitating John Deer's slogan. Ugh.

6:45am Breakfast at Sonic. Oklahoma City is Sonic's headquarters...the airport is proud. Also many pictures of famous Oklahomans. Woodie Guthrie, James Garner, Mickey Mantle, Toby Keith, Will Rogers. Oklahoma City is the only place I know of that named its International Airport after a guy who died in an airplane crash.

6:50am Is there a poker boom on? As I sit in the gate typing this, the guy to my left is reading Super System 2, the guy to the right of me is playing some kind of hand-held texas hold em game. My in-laws gave me a handheld texas hold em game for christmas a couple of years ago. Worthless piece of crap.

9:30am Land in Chicago. Why is my connecting flight to Lansing at 1:10 when there's a 11:10 flight? I may be able to get it switched and get to Lansing two hours earlier. Hopefully my luggage will make it.

10:30am Still waiting, but for earlier flight. Brookstone prices their stuff like they'd rather keep it.

1:30pm (Now Eastern Standard Time) Upgrade to a full size car? Sure! Nissan Armada....fricking huge. V8 is nice though. The forecast for Lansing doesn't include a high over 32 degrees for the week. The highs this week in OKC? 80's. Ugh. Temp according to the Armada's thermometer? 25. Brr. Doesn't feel that cold though.

5:00pm Safely in hotel room...free high speed internet is cool. Vince Young's agent denies that he scored a six (out of 50!) on the NFL Wunderlich Intelligence Test. (He actually scored a 16.)

8:30pm In the money in my first Michigan MTT. Cannonball tourney at Pokerroom.com. 244 entries, I'm 9th out of 30 so far...

9:30pm Second break, I'm in 2nd with 11 left. I really like these Cannonballs, it gets the pointless part of the tourney over with quickly, the morons knock each other out, and then the poker can start.

10:00pm Out in 3rd place...2.5 hours for an MTT is pretty good. $5 buy in nets $122.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Well the Poker Chimp responded to my YMBADI post about him…and guess what? He provided enough for another episode of YMBADI!

I had to dig these quotes out of the dozens of LOLs. He still has the writing style of a 12-year old girl. What is the point of ending every sentence with an LOL? Is that so we’ll know he’s trying to make a joke? Is he “laughing out loud” at us, or is he telling us, “this is where you should be laughing out loud?”

Anyway, here are the funniest quotes lifted from just ONE POST. This guy is a donkey quote MACHINE!

If you think I'm going to give you the cow for free instead of paying for the milk your stupid! (Who’s paying for the milk here? He can’t even get the cliché right! And the irony of the phrase “your stupid” always kills me.)

I already got one of my call center chumps buying me cokes all day so I'll teach him poker at lunch - AND HE WON HIS FIRST PLAY MONEY TOURNAMENT LAST NIGHT! (Wow, a play money tournament? Next stop WSOP! Is everyone who takes advice from you a chump? Don’t answer that, I already know.)

I play as a woman on my poker sites because its a well known fact that there aren't only a few women who can play poker at all. (If you can dig through the illiteracy, I think he’s saying very few women can play poker well. [Actually, he says the opposite, but I don’t think that’s what he meant to say.] I’m not sure where this “well known fact” comes from. There are a lot of well known facts he apparently doesn’t know, like those regarding spelling and grammar.)

I'm saying that we all know women have their place and I know two places they don't belong and that's at the poker table, or all up in my shit. (All I know is, your place was never in English class.)

Its always been possee over pussy as far as I'm concerned. (As many times as you call me a fag, Freud might say that you prefer posse IN PLACE of pussy.)

My favorite parts of the post are where he defends spousal abuse, and where he claims that he’s not a racist because he thinks Chris Rock is funny. I bet he’s a big Stepin Fetchit fan too!


I have regrets about Tuesday's "You Might Be A Donkey If..." post. But not for the reasons you'd think.

At first I was reading this Chimp's blog, and it was immediately obvious that he was a donkey. It had your standard donkey features....Poor grammar and spelling, horrendous poker advice, retarded picture of himself with his chest puffed out. The only reason he makes money playing poker is because he plays at levels where his opponents are even worse than he is, and variance hasn't completely caught up to him. He obviously doesn't use Poker Tracker, if he has even heard of it. If he even had the mental capacity to use it.

But as I was reading his blog more and more, it started being less funny and more sad. His blog wasn't a satire, it was really his outlook on life. An outlook he probably shares with a lot of people.

His blog isn't simply about an ego that has gone totally out of control. It's much more than that. His blog glorifies abusing women. His blog is racist. His blog glorifies such topics as drunk driving and child neglect. His blog is an absolute horror.

I fear that there are more people like him out there. A lot more. More like him than not. One commenter said there needs to more people like him. The possibility that there might be scares the shit out of me.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Poker Comic #63

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Time for another installment of "You Might be a Donkey If:"

Here's a tip to know if you are reading a Donkey's Blog: If you read "LOL" at least once in each post, you are either reading a Donkey's blog or a 12-year old girl's blog.

I would say that my game is pretty similar to Phil Hellmuth's. (Wow....just.....wow.)

I didn't like SS2 that much, but I thought Phil Hellmuth's Play Poker Like the Pros was pretty good. (Don't go to this Donkey for book reports.)

People think it's silly to rather play with good players, but I most definitely would. (Then why do you only talk about beating fish?)

Every goddamn time I have a hand someone has one better. This NEVER happens in our home games. (I know, it must be rigged!)

That's how bad these online players are. The guy probably voted for John Kerry too! (Political affiliation obviously has a lot to do with poker skill.)

That's the most frustrating part about poker. The best player doesn't always win. If that was the case I'd be living on a beach somewhere sipping umbrella drinks from a lawn chair. (Now he's paraphrasing his hero...)

I'm down $50 already and so now I got to win $250 to keep up my pace. I decided to go to a NL$200 table. (Next attempt: Brain Surgery)

It's only a twenty minute drive for me, but I had about 20 Buds. (Donkeys Always Drink and Drive.)

I got sucked out on!!! I get KK and someone bets the blind amount in front of me. I raise him the minimum cause I don't want him going anywhere. Flop comes Ace-Jack-5. He checks, and of course I bet. I bet the pot and he pushes all in for $110. I call and he has Ace-7. (It's not a suckout if he had the best hand when the money went in, Donkey.)

The ONLY time that I bluff in a Sit And Go is when I KNOW they're going to fold. (Fucking Genius!)

I will also call with any two suited cards if there hasn't been a raise. (Oh the fishies and their flushies.)

Only raise if you have an ace and a face card, and it helps if they're suited. I also don't like to raise with big pairs because I don't want to chase any of the action out. (Holy shit!)

I was trying to think of a way I could charge for this (Fucking Donkey gives BAD advice and wants to CHARGE for it!)

This is totally priceless, on why he would only like to play pros:
1) Pros know when to lay down hands.
2) You can bluff a pro.
3) Fish always chase idiot draws. AND THEY HIT!
4) If I want a pro to fold I can make him think I actually have a hand.
5) Pros only play good hands, so you can put them on big cards usually.

What I can't stand are those godamn tourists that want to tell you what a fish you are. You know who you are - if you can't take losing don't play poker! (I have never EVER seen a blog where someone taps the tank more than this guy.)

I wonder where he learned the word "tourist" to mean bad player? The term is pretty exclusive to vegas regulars who play actual "tourists." To use it online is absurd, but I'm amazed this moron even spells it correctly.

You might be from Kentucky if:

[Ex wife] called me up again last night and I guess our son got into more trouble at school. I told her already don't expect me to keep after him if I only get to see him once ever two weeks. And what about the guy she lives with? He gets to live there, have her cook his meals, and he don't even work! (Extra redneck points for grammar.)

(About MLK holiday) Seems they should be celebrating President's Day more since Abe Lincoln helped them out so much. (They? Just say 'Niggers', you know you want to.)

Fuck golf anyway, that's for old white dudes who work in an office managing people anyway - ok, old RICH white dudes that work in an office and manage people anyway - LOLLOL! (White trash said what?)

And yes Pete had the bourbon out again. Every shot was dedicated to kicking the shit out of that dumb ass bitch. You'd think someone with a fresh scar for a reminder would learn to walk the line. (Not too many blogs glorify spousal abuse as much as this guy's.)

Tommy said, CUNT! if you don't serve me I'm gonna wear that ass out! I liked this because he twisted it on her. She either serves us, or he gets to set that shit up on a rail. Tommy isn't no dummy, and he knows his way with women. (Yeah, he's a real charmer. Extra points for the redneck double negative.)

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Think about it

Party Poker has changed their Single Table Tournaments (SNGs) so now you start with 2000 chips. The blinds don't increase fast enough to be a significant factor on whether you will play a hand until probably an hour into the tourney.

Now, the vast majority of the players at Party Poker are still used to the 800 chip tourneys where there was blind pressure 15 minutes into the tourney. The very same tournaments where I had a standing over/under bet on a player going out on the first hand at a half. And the OVER hit so often I was thinking of changing it to one and a half.

Party Poker SNGs have to be the biggest donkey-fests on earth. The play at the lower levels will absolutely make you laugh out LOUD as you see someone bet $20 into a $2000 pot. As you go up in levels, you realize that these are just the same idiots with more money or less self-control.

These fishies will eventually adjust to the new game and they will stop feeling like someone is standing on their neck demanding they go all-in sometime during the first round.


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Friday, February 17, 2006

Last Vehicle Produced

It looks like the last vehicle produced in the GM plant that I work in will be finished sometime today. They'll probably drag it out until Monday because that's when the news crews are scheduled to be here, but it will definitely get through the paint shop (my area) today.

This is good news for me, because I don't have to be here on Monday and I can probably stay an extra day in Kansas City and drive back on Monday. It's always a better time when we go during the day on Sunday instead of 1-2am on Saturday night. Mostly because we get more comped food. Since this is probably my last trip to Kansas City for a while, I plan on having a good time.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Poker Comic #62

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Poker Comic #1 err.....#61

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Okay Okay, so it's not totally original....and everyone hates repeats. But I've had so many people tell me that Comic #1 wasn't funny that I needed to edit it to make more sense, even for poker players. So what's the verdict? Is this one funny now, compared to #1?

I let it slip in the last post that I won't be attending the DADI III HU Tournament. It sucks, I know, but things are pretty crazy here. Today is my ninth wedding anniversary, along with Valentine's Day. But Mrs. Bogey is working every night this week except Friday, so we are celebrating our anniversary on Friday. Then I'm going to Kansas City on Saturday, and going to Lansing Michigan on the 27th. That means my time with Mrs. Bogey is going to be limited in the very near future. You might not have noticed, but I can be a HUGE PAIN IN THE ASS, and Mrs. Bogey puts up with a LOT of SHIT. She deserves to at least have a nice anniversary/Valentine's Day.

What I am specifically NOT doing here is telling you about the new Poker League on Poker Source Online. You definitely don't want to play in this league. Just because there are 10 tournaments that cost $5.50 each to join. They have the full tournament payout, plus they are giving away an extra $300 in PSO Points to the winner of each tourney. ($200 for second and $100 for third.) Just because the person with the highest cumulative score in the best 6 of 10 tournaments gets a free buy in to the $1500 WSOP event of their choice, plus $500 cash for travel/spending money. Second and Third cumulative winners get tons of PSO Points too.

Just so you have it straight, you have 10 tournaments with a total buy in of $55, and a very good chance to win a free buy-in at a WSOP event that you get to choose, and $500 in cash. You DEFINITELY DON'T want part of that, and I DEFINITELY DON'T want you as competition.

Happy Valentine's Day

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Austin is a No Go

I got the final word today that the Austin job is not going to happen. I saw the job listed again on several job search sites to I contacted them and they decided they wanted a different skill set, as noted in the changes to the job listings.

I wish them good luck finding someone with that skillset. They've defined an incredibly narrow set of skills that I'm sure no actual human fulfills. I was starting to get the feeling that they didn't really want people for this job, but for some reason they always want it listed. Had they asked me about some of the skills they added, I would have been able to fulfill them. But some of them are totally ridiculous. Like 3 years of experience on software that was released last year. Very nice.

So now I am down to Lansing Michigan, which is a sure thing, unless I can swing this job in Arlington Texas. The Arlington job is good for a lot of reasons, not just the weather.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ripping off Blaise Pascal

Posted by me today in PSO forums in answer to one of the THOUSANDS of "Online Poker MUST be rigged, because I got a bad beat" threads.

When you have setbacks, you can assume that one of three things happened.

1) You played poorly.
2) You got unlucky.
3) The game was rigged against you.

Idiots assume number 3, bad players assume number 2, and good players assume number 1.

The reason that good players believe number 1 is that even if number 2 is true, it doesn't do them any good. If you always assume that you can improve your game and you constantly try to do it, you will be better off.

Friday, February 10, 2006

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You might be a donkey if.... II

You Might Be A Donkey If...

Time for another installment of 'You Might Be A Donkey If"...The best kind of donkeys are those that think they are good players.

You might be a donkey if you've ever written the following in your blog...

"Out in 8th. (out of 10) Pushed a 4-flush draw on the flop that didn’t complete."

"Out in 10th when a draw didn’t come through." (Donkeys always what?)

"Horrible cards, resulting in loss after loss."

"286 out of 293. Bluff didn’t pay off."

"My bankroll is taking a major hit after the last 3 weeks of poor finishes"

"What I’ve noticed about STT tourney play is this: let those that want to go out early help each other." (Like those that push four-card flush draws?)

"I was chip lead for quite some time, but lost it in one hand when my Opponent drew a straight to my missed flush draw."(Oh, those fishies and their flushies.)

"Maude, whom I really enjoy reading, quotes some good sources on being the victim of luck" (Do you enjoy reading her enough to know her name is Maudie, not Maude?)

"My tourney game is pretty hit and miss at the moment. I’ve been getting dealt some bad cards and have been running into luckier Opponents than I" (When he makes a mistake, the wise carpenter blames himself, but the unwise carpenter blames his tools.)

"Identify the sites I’ve done well at in January. Focus more attention on those in coming month" (Because it's the site who determines the winner, not the player, right?)

"I had AA beat by a guy who went all-in after the flop with a T93 showing. He had QJ in his hand and made a straight on the river. In a freezeout, that play would be silly to make, but when you can buy more chips… what the heck, push the button and see what happens." (Really? Are you sure he didn't have one less out than some of your four-card flush draws?)

All these quotes come from the same Donk. It's funny because at first he seems bright and successful, then as you read he says the DUMBEST things. Like swearing off rebuy tournaments every other day, while reporting his rebuy resutls in between those days. First he says rebuys are a great deal because "there’s action and a lot of weak all-in moves that can work to your advantage", which he follows a few days later with "They're just luckfests" or "I get out-drawn too much" You can't have it both ways, dumbass.

You might even think the guy is a HUGE success because he reports a MTT final table a few times a week. He must be good, right? Then I saw he played something like 382 tourneys in January.

Update: I love to imagine the rush to google these things to try and figure out whom I'm talking about. Of course linking it would make it easier for everyone...but I think it's wrong to link people for being a donkey.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I finally found it!

I've been searching, and I finally found it! The PERFECT STORM of STUPIDITY! It's from a poster on the PSO forums that goes by the name a_phillips.

"i completly agree with chane on this i do this for a living as welll but mostly live games. but he is right i will be playing for 12 hours st8 (dont really care if you belive me or not) and then all of a sudden cards turn onme the rake hit my big pots and i seem to lose the money i had workes up in a seasion in a matter of 6 or 7 hours that is fing bs and anyone who says otherwise is very ignorent (for you peps who dont know proper grammer it really mean not knowing or ill informed) i know my odds and my play the worstbeateven happened to me twice in a row i get pp jacks floped a set someone with king jack callsmy all in and it came runnig kings that dosent happen in a live game only online. The next hand i get kk floped a set someone got runing queens to beat me with quads he has pp queens i mean cmon is bs. It will never happen in a live game most peps on here only play online but i make a living playing moslty live and these beats will never happen in a live game they are true to the odds given to them like 2800 to 1 to flop a boat of any kind how many times have you guys floped a boat in one sesion cmon i know it has to be at least 20 times at 2800 to 1 odds on floping it you play 60 hands per hour or even at 100 hands per hour your only seeing 1200 hands yet you flopping 30 times the amount of boats your suposed to this doesnt happen in a live game only online there is a real explantion on why online is in a way rigged. another reason is you see alot more premium hands than you would in a live games witch s also bs you see all the time aa vs qq vs kk all ins all the time i mean 3 or 4 times in a big tourny i have only ever see it once and i was smart enough to lay the qq down."

The incredible combination of stupidity and illiteracy absolutely ASTOUNDS me. The contest is over. We have a winner!

If this:
"that is fing bs and anyone who says otherwise is very ignorent (for you peps who dont know proper grammer it really mean not knowing or ill informed)"
didn't make you laugh, you're just not human.

Stay tuned tomorrow for another installment of "You might be a Donkey if..." Not quite up to this guy's standards, but still pretty damn funny.


I arrived home with a large checklist of things to do after work last night.

Item #1

save BGs colon

I transferred $20 into BG's account at Full Tilt Poker. If you have money in Full Tilt, ESPECIALLY if you have a Full Tilt Ad on your site, PLEASE consider transferring $20 to the account GamblingBlues to help with BG's surgery bill. I wouldn't wish a perforated colon on anybody. If you've read his blog, or got your blog promoted on OddJack, you basically OWE him.

Item #2

Get Yahoo IM set up. Getting set up was the easy part, except for picking out the music. I had no idea there'd be that kind of pressure there. Connecting to someone was the tough part. Fortunately TripJax gave me his ID and he fixed me up with a dozen or so other bloggers, including Veneno who helped me get my crappy headset working. Thanks guys.

Item #3

Constantly check Drizz's Blog out to see if he got the new banner up and working. Check it out, it's pretty cool. But is it too big? My screen resolution is so large at work that everything looks small, but when I looked at it at home with a smaller screen rez, things looked pretty large. Opinions would be appreciated.

Item #4

Claim my $10 Free at Absolute Poker and at least double it. All they had going for O8 was $.10, but that worked fine and I doubled up after about 45 minutes. My favorite thing to do is cold call raises pre-flop, then check-pot it when the flop comes with two highs. They either fold in disgust or call with nothing. I won one hand when the flop came 9TJ and I had JQK2. He had potted it pre-flop with A345, then called my re-raise when the flop had three highs. You don't often see guys drawing dead in Omaha8.

Item #5

Finish my taxes. Uhh...that will have to get done tonight or this weekend.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Poker Comic #60

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

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Monday, February 06, 2006

Ugly blogs

There's a lot of really good blogs out there that are just plain UGLY!

Making your blog more original in appearance is very easy, and I am willing to help. If you have a pretty good blog out there but you don't have a good looking Banner for the top, let me know and maybe I'll hook you up.

I did this beautiful piece for SirWaffles...


And maybe I can do something similar for you. TripJax has helped a lot of people, including me, with the look of their blog, so maybe I can give something back.

Email me if you're looking for some help.

Friday, February 03, 2006


It's been forever since I posted a bad beat or a hand history, but this one was pretty brutal, so I thought I'd post it.

But first let me bitch about Party Poker's SNG interface. I don't know a SINGLE PERSON who hasn't accidentally played the wrong damn SNG because they don't separate the Omaha, Stud and Holdem games. I played in a Limit one because (like a dumbass) I assumed they were all pot limit, and there wasn't a pot limit one available at the time I was looking.

Anyway, I'm hours into this SNG (have I told you how long it takes for limit SNGs?) and this hand comes up. I KNOW it was an awful call on the river, but I was already steaming from the river card.

I'll try to edit out all the meaningless stuff (no I don't use a hand converter) but the table was full and the limits had just gone up to $50/$100 on that hand.

#Game No : 3488816927
***** Hand History for Game 3488816927 *****
Omaha Hi/Lo $100 Buy-in + $9 Entry Fee Trny:19826230 Level:3 Stakes (50/100) -
Seat 9 is the button
Total number of players : 10
Seat 1: Debbie9999 ( $598 )
Seat 9: PawpPawp ( $135 )
Seat 5: OklahomaDug ( $728 )
Seat 6: Nabinger ( $1697 )
Seat 10: SGladys ( $846 )
Seat 2: luvtoplay55 ( $431 )
Seat 4: cabal138 ( $530 )
Seat 3: Screwworm ( $872 )
Seat 8: KSHIRLEY ( $763 )
Seat 7: colgravy ( $1400 )
Trny:19826230 Level:3
Stakes (50/100)
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to OklahomaDug [ Ad Kd Kc 3s ]
Screwworm calls [50].
OklahomaDug raises [100].
I like raising when the blinds start to become more meaningful in O8 tourneys, because you can actually start seeing folds because of pressure.
KSHIRLEY calls [100].
Debbie9999 calls [50].
Screwworm calls [50].
** Dealing Flop ** [ 2d, Qs, 5h ]
This is a pretty good flop for me. I have the nut low draw and an overpair. I want to continue my pre-flop aggression.
Debbie9999 checks.
Screwworm checks.
OklahomaDug bets [50].
KSHIRLEY calls [50].
Debbie9999 calls [50].
Not exactly sure what she called with here. This is one of the main differences between limit and pot limit. Sometimes in pot limit you raise pre-flop to get more money into the pot so you can actually make a more meaningful bet after the flop. In limit, the opposite is true. If enough people call the raise pre-flop, that actually makes it EASIER to call after the flop even if the board is uncoordinated.
Screwworm folds.
** Dealing Turn ** [ Kh ]
This is my wildcard. I how have the nut high, best FH draw and still have my nut low draw.
Debbie9999 checks.
OklahomaDug bets [100].
Debbie9999 calls [100].
Debbie took forever to call here, finally doing it at the last second.
** Dealing River ** [ 9h ]
Debbie9999 bets [100].
OklahomaDug calls [100].
This was a poor call, but 1) I was steaming and 2) there was a desperate hope that she just thought I was chasing the low and didn't have a flush.
Debbie9999 shows [ Ah, 4h, 2h, Qc ] a flush, ace high.
OklahomaDug shows [ Ad, Kd, Kc, 3s ] three of a kind, kings.
Debbie9999 wins 975 chips from the main pot with a flush, ace high.
There was no qualifying low hand.
Game #3488823651 starts.

This was essentially the end of the tourney for me because I didn't have enough chips to make a meaningful challenge. And I was steaming. I did show, and got comments like "oh man" and "that sucks."

It took another 20 hands or so for me to go out, but there was very little hope as the deck suddenly got cold.

If I had never played online poker before...

I actually do meet a lot of B&M poker players only, or just people who have a passing interest in poker but never played online. I'm jealous of them in a way, because there are so many opportunities for them. If I were them, here's what I'd do.

A Beginner's Guide to Online Poker

The first and easiest decision is where to play. I'd click on my Instant Bankroll Banner and get my free $75 at Party Poker and play at the Beginners Tables until I had played the 500 hands to release the $25 bonus and cash out the money to a Neteller account.

From there I would take the remaining money and deposit it into Full Tilt Poker using the Poker Source Online bonus code to get 6000 PSO Points. You might have to deposit some of your own money via Neteller to bring the total deposit up to $100 if you've gotten unlucky and lost any while playing at Party Poker. If your play is even halfway decent it shouldn't be much, and you'll see in a moment why it is definitely worth it. The Full Tilt promotion goes so quickly you can complete it in around two hours.

Then use the PSO points to get Poker Tracker. If I were a beginner, I'd probably also get The Poker Tracker Guide. That would leave me with 1000 PSO Points as Poker Tracker only costs 5000 PSO Points. (The equivalent of $50.)

Now that I have Poker Tracker in place, I would do one of the 9000 Point Promotions at Poker Source Online at a site that supports Poker Tracker. Absolute Poker is a good destination for this. When you've completed the Absolute Poker promotion, you'll have 10,000 PSO Points, which you can exchange for a Party Poker $100 gift card or an Amazon.com $100 gift certificate.

So far you've gotten:

$100 at Party Poker from Instant Bankroll
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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Wassup G?

Yes, this post is written by the greatest poker blogger alive with more than two Gs in his name. That's a full 50% more Gs than Iggy, and three times as much as GCox, Mean Gene, SirFWALGMan, Al Can't Hang, Grubby, and StudioGlyphic. If you wanted pimpage today, you should have stepped up to the plate with some Gs in your name.

I got a nice friendly email from Party Poker yesterday that said it has been so long since I played there that I would lose my Party Poker Points if I didn't play there by Feb 6th. How polite of them. So I dropped in to play a round of PLO8 and Surflexus from Dear Poker Diary was sitting at the table. He scooped a nice pot with the wheel. I was impressed by his ability to get called when he potted it on the river and got called by someone with nothing. Gotta love Party Poker. I was tempted to show off once when I bluffed the river with a very weak hand, but it was just the standard PLO8 "call a raise pre-flop and put pressure on when no low comes" type bluff. Or maybe the A2 low was counterfeited. Either way I resisted the temptation to show even though there was another blogger at the table. Hell, I probably had the best hand anyway.

I added a new banner to the site again today, those of you who read on bloglines are now forced to come to the actual site if you want to see it. I know I've changed it quite a few times lately, but it's part of my "Flash over substance" that seems to impress Pauly so much. Someday I will settle on something I really like, but until then, I will keep rotating.

A new competitor has surfaced in the job hunt. My old boss is in Arlington TX and has found himself needing my services, so Lansing Michingan might not be my only option if I want to stay with my current company. There was a HUGE organizational announcment among the company today and there will be repercussions until sometime in June, so things should be shaking loose all over the place.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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