Monday, January 25, 2010

WBCOOP Event 1 Summary

WBCOOP Event 1 has come and pass for me, and I'd like to say that I came back from my self-imposed shortstacking to at least cash. That didn't happen. I finished 513th of 1,740 entrants, which is a positive.

Unfortunately I really didn't play enough hands to do a proper blog entry. A summary:

Hand #1 - In the Big Blind, I was allowed to check. The flop was pretty innocuous, so I bet out and Villan folded.

Hand #2 - Blinds at 25/50 with 10 ante, I made it 250 to go with A4 suited. It was folded around and I scooped the pot.

Hand #3 - I went all in with AJo and was called by the BB who held KQo. Flop comes ATx, and the J doesn't hit so I get to double up.

Hand #4 - I go all in with A5h and is called by JJ. Flop comes with an A and I lay a bad beat on my opponent.

Hand #5 - I check the BB with 98o with 2 other callers. Flop and turn are checked. The river gives a board of KQ653 rainbow, an I bet out for 500 chips (approx 25% of my stack) into a 650 chip pot. I am minraised and have to fold.

Hand #6 - I get KQd and shove. I'm called by ATo. Flop comes T98, and I don't get any of my outs.

That's it. What can I say about this? I'm not upset with how I played (hand #5 is probably not the best play in retrospect, but I don't mind my reasoning for how I played it at the time.) Most of the action is very straight forward and self explanatory. Sometimes, a poker tournament summary for a player is pretty cut and dry, and not that interesting to discuss.

It could have been worse though. Head over to Rakewell/Poker Grump and see how he busted from the tournament. That is not a nice way to start the series.

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Shocking Sunday Funnies Revealation

Funky Winkerbean uses Speedball as an example of happy superheroes.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Disturbing image that is stuck in my head and thus must be put in yours as well

Johnny Sampson
"Cosmo Skeletor"

(From this post at the Under the Influence: He-Man Available Artwork blog, as linked to by this post from GeekWeek)

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Saturday, January 09, 2010

2010 WBCOOP Registration

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Friday, January 08, 2010

I love it when a movie comes together

The A-Team trailer makes me more excited to see what is sure to be a cinematic achievement to the highest degree.

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villans reveal!

Full list here.

Your teams:

Amanda Kimmel (China, Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites)
Candice Woodcock (Cook Islands)
Cirie Fields (Panama, Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites)
Colby Donaldson (Australia, All-Stars)
James Clement (China, Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites)
Jessica "Sugar" Kiper (Gabon)
James "J.T." Thomas (Tocantins)
Rupert Boneham (Pearl Islands, All-Stars)
Stephenie LaGrossa (Palau, Guatemala)
Tom Westman (Palau)

Ben "Coach" Wade (Tocantins)
Courtney Yates (China)
Danielle DiLorenzo (Panama)
Jerri Manthey (Australia, All-Stars)
Parvati Shallow (Cook Islands, Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites)
Randy Bailey (Gabon)
Rob "Boston Rob" Mariano (Marquesas, All-Stars)
Russell Hantz (Samoa)
Sandra Diaz-Twine (Pearl Islands)
Tyson Apostol (Tocantins)

And also an NY Post article about the upcoming season (including comments from Rupert - player in this season.)

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Your early contender for viral video of 2010

Boise State band member killing it on the cowbell.

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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Explaining Twitter

David Carr gets it.

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