Sunday, January 30, 2011

What A Great Day!

This afternoon I went to make a withdrawl from my FTP account.  I have done this often enough that it almost seems like clockwork.  I make a withdrawl request for a check to be sent to me.  It gets approved.  And in less than 3 weeks, I have a shiny new check to deposit.

Well, this afternoon that changed.  Apparently FTP is having some kind of issue with check withdrawls and will "contact" me by email when it is fixed.  Huh?  I hope this isn't some kind of UIGEA related problem.

Being unemployed, the meager funds I have at FTP are very helpful.  If anyone knows what is going on, please let me know.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Unexpected Turn

I missed playing in WBCOOP.  I sent an email to PokerStars because I had two different starting times for the last qualifier yesterday.  I of course chose the wrong time.  I trusted the website to be correct.  It wasn't.

But something unexpected happened.  PokerStars sent me 300 FPPs and a ticket to play in a freeroll.  While not the WBCOOP, it was something.  What I really want to know is why there was a discrepancy in the starting times.  I am wondering if it was just me, or did other bloggers have the same thing happen to them.  If it did, I am somewhat surprised that I haven't heard anything about it.

I will be keeping an ear open to hear what PokerStars has to say.

To any of my readers who qualified for the WBCOOP main event today:  Congratulations and Good Luck!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Well, At Least I'm Consistent

In continuation of my previous post:

I was unable to play in yesterday's WBCOOP due to children playing on my computer.  So I was really looking forward to today.  According to PokerStars WBCOOP page  the tourney starts at 19:00.  OK, I have time.  I fire up PokerStars and look for the tournament.  I can't find it.  I request to see my tournament tickets.  At the top it shows the tickets, but below, it does not show the tournaments.

So then, I go to the email confirmation they sent me and gee, guess what?  They changed the tourney start time to 15:00.  Guess what else?  It is 17:30!  WOW!  Thanks PokerStars for making my first time playing at your site in over a year sooooo enjoyable.  Any to the bloggers who played; good luck tomorrow in the finals.  I didn't get my chance, but you have yours.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Friday, January 28, 2011


So far I have played in exactly zero of the first four events.  Let's break this down shall we?

1. 1/24 event - did not have ticket in time to play
2. 1/25 event - busy applying for two jobs online
3. 1/26 event - too late in the evening
4. 1/27 event - remembered it too late to register

So there you have it.  My poker playing life in a nutshell.  Hopefully, I will be able to play today and tomorrow to try and qualify for the main event.  But who knows,  maybe I will goose-egg it.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Anyone Need a Job? (Besides Me That Is!)

Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is currently looking for a Poker Room Supervisor.  If you would like to apply, you need to do so online.  Here is a brief job description and requirements:

Supervise gaming operations and personnel in an assigned area. Circulate among tables and observe operations. Ensure that stations and games are covered for each shift. May explain and interpret operating rules of house to patrons. May plan and organize activities and create friendly atmosphere for guests in hotels/casinos. May adjust service complaints.

Must be 21. Job in Charles Town. Full-time. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Must be able to obtain West Virginia Lottery and Racing Commission license. Must have bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of 3 yrs comparable table games management experience, or equivalent combination of education or experience. Responsible for the efficient operation of the table games on the assigned shift. More detailed description on web site.

I do not qualify, but if you do and you are looking...

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review: Power Hold'em Strategy

"Power Hold'em Strategy" by poker pro Daniel Negreanu was and interesting read.  It had a lot of really good information, but it had a lot of "extraneous" material as well.

The best chapters were those written by Evelyn Ng and Daniel himself.  There were a few nuggets in the rest of the book, but they were for the most part for micro-specific situations.

I don't know yet if this book and the small ball concepts it outlines will help my game.  Of course, just about any advise would help my game as poorly as I play.

If you want to buy the book, go to this link.  If not, do what I did and check your local library.  For someone without a job like me, it is much cheaper.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Grab the Gamblers

In an online article on The Journal, there is an article which reports that there is now a Table Gaming bill in the Maryland Senate.  Grab the Gamblers while you can Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Hope to be There!

Dead money on board!

Online Poker
I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker! The WBCOOP is a free online Poker tournament open to all Bloggers, so register on WBCOOP to play.
Registration code: XXXXXX 480857

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

10K Challenge

Not me, but this guy.  Go follow the Rush PLO exploits of this beknighted breakfast food.

He recently bet Bayne that he (Sir Waffles) would surpass 10K in winnings this year.  Regardless of whether he makes his goal or not, he is always a good read.  Go give him some love (Just don't donk off to him on purpose).  And just to help him out with his challenge, I am posting this on the 13th.  Good luck Waffles!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Poker Prof @ Las Vegas Vegas

Yeah, I seem to be going through some of the older blogs at the moment.  That does not mean you shouldn't go read them.  If you want a feel for the Las Vegas experience, go read this blog.  I love the photos on this blog.  It makes me wish I had money to travel out west and play some poker.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Sunday, January 09, 2011


This blog has been around a long time.  If you want to read about Poker News and opinions about that news, this is the place for you.  Go read them.  You will be not unglad.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Friday, January 07, 2011

How Did I Miss This One?

I feel ashamed to be a poker blogger.  No, it isn't because in the past I have posted infrequently.  No, it isn't because I can't write worth a damn.

No, in the six plus years I have been posting here and reading poker blogs, I seem to have missed quite a few.  This blog, "Yestbay1's Poker Blog" has been around almost as long.  And as an added bonus, he posts more about poker than I do. 

Go read, he plays better than I do too!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Oops, Life Happens

Yeah, I know I said this morning that I might play in the "Very Josie" tonight.  But right now that doesn't look like it's going to happen.  There are too many things to get done today.

1.  Laundry
2.  Dishes
3.  Trip to the Workforce Center
4.  Writing
5.  Workout
6.  Fix dinner for Mrs. _one and the (not so) little _ones.
7.  Wrangle homework

This leaves precious little time for poker today, much less playing in what sounds like a good little tourney on FTP.  If you have the time stop by here for details.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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I Think I Am

I think I am going to play in the Very Josie monthly tournament tonight.  It will depend, of course, on my being able to complete all my husbandly and fatherly duties here at the house.

Looks like a fun tournament to play.  I am sure they will appreciate my dead money.  Who knows, maybe I will do a write-up.  It will by definition be short as I do not expect to last long.

If you are thinking about playing, go here for the details.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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Monday, January 03, 2011

I Love This Blog

I can't help it.  I could read Linda Geenen's blog forever.  In fact, a couple of years ago, I read it in it's entirety.  She used to be one of the better dealers in Vegas and blogged about poker and the people who inhabited the chairs around the table.  I have yet to play in a bricks and mortar casino, but I know when I do, I will follow proper table etiquette because of what I learned from here blog.t

If you have been reading this blog long enough (one question, Why?) you will know that I have been out of work for some time.  I applied to become a dealer at Hollywood Casino.  I thought at the time,"How cool would that be?"  But alas, I was done in by my credit check.  I was very open and up front about what I had not paid, and why I had not paid (Kind of hard to keep up on payments when you are unemployed), and that when I got a job, I was going to make good on those payments.  But, they have to hire by the numbers.  OK, let's get away from this digression.

Go read "Table Tango"! 

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness.

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