Monday, September 26, 2005

Readings in Boston, Philly, Chicago, NYC

This week I'm going on a mini-book-tour for The Badass Girl's Guide to Poker and the new party kit Adams put out, and if you're in any of the cities above, I'd love company.

The schedule is:

September 27 - UPENN College Bookstore, Philadelphia, 7pm
September 29 - BU College Bookstore, Boston, 7pm
October 4 - Depaul Bookstore, Chicago, 5:30pm
 October 11 - Columbia Bookstore, NYC, 7pm

Click on the locations above for more info.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

I've Been McManused!

Holy shit. James "Positively 5th Street" McManus knows I exist:

The Sex Appeal of Cards, and Vice Versa


Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Pics from the WPT and the WPT Party at the Borgata

I just got back from the Borgata Poker Open and am in the process of putting up pics of the kick-off party and the first day, but I just had the best time and I got to meet Joe Hachem (and his brother) who were both amazingly friendly, as were almost all the pros I met. Fun, fun. I had to come back to NYC, but Pauly is now there, covering the action in his usual fabulous way.

Here are the pics:

Friday, September 09, 2005

WCOOP Event #5 Begins

Jesus F. Christo -- when I first looked this morning, there were 826 people registered for this thing. 10 minutes before starting, there are over 1540.

It's going to be a long day. Hopefully.

Update: Final Starting Line #: 1781. First Prize: $78,364

First Break: I had a lousy run of cards for the 1st half hour, but after getting pocket Aces right before the first break, things are looking up for me. I'm at 3340 in chips. Only 7 players are out so far, which is, in my opinion, quite a feat. I mean, how do you lose it all when the blinds are 20/40 and 30/60 for an hour?

Anyway, 1774 remain.

Second Break:
Well, things went not as well and I'm back down to 2540, almost where I started. Now that the blinds are about to go to 150/300, many are dropping. 1343 remain, including Wil Wheaton, who hasn't sat down at his seat et. If you were wondering, after 2 hours of not playing and being blinded off, you'd have 1120 in chips left, as Wil does. I wonder if he's going to show at all?

After break: I sat down to a nice pair of Kings which held up. Maybe things are looking up? Or maybe now I have cursed myself by writing this?

Apparently not. I just got AJ and flopped broadway. Oh, now I've really gone and garnered Gamblor's ire. But it was so sweet to be re-raised when I flopped the nuts...

5:30: Just watched Scurvydog get knocked out. Hardly seems fair, since I saw him get sucked out on pretty hard before. :( -- That's right! Sad emoticon! I said it.

So blogger went down and so did I eventually, finishing 333rd. Snowmen (88) against AJ. Had him til the river, then...the ace. C'est la poker.

Now c'est la time for beer and dinner.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Portrait of Iggy?

I was biking around Brooklyn, trying to take a break from poker playing and writing and reading and saw this mural. Could it be...THE Iggy?.

Or could it be that no matter how hard I try to think of other things, I see this:


And think of seeing if Pauly is up for a game. There's no escape from poker.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

What Would Jesus Fold?

99 cents each to protect your cards and your soul!
(c) Toby Leah Bochan