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2010 WSOP – the media list

May 30, 2010
Filed under: poker — bcd @ 9:22 am

in my fortieth year on this planet i am supposed to be playing in the World Series of Poker 2010. alas, i have been unable to secure an affordable seat.

nonetheless, this year, as for the last seven years, i will be following the WSOP on the web. the good news is that every year the group of journalists providing the daily minutia from the WSOP gets bigger and better.

here’s a quick list of who i’ll be reading:

i don’t know who i found first, but i am pretty sure i found both from The Blogfather. Sir Al is now working for Full Tilt Poker and the Good Dr. Pauly has a book coming out soon. both are required reading for any WSOP year.

Al Can’t Hang: blog & twitter

Tao of Pauly: blog & twitter

another poker journo that i mysteriously found is Dan at Pokerati. i think i got there b/c Michelle Lewis‘ neighbor is my mom’s cardiologist and Michelle linked to Dan oh so many years ago when he was still in Dallas. i think.

Pokerati: blog & twitter

F-Train came from reading Dr. Pauly and Al Can’t Hang. he is another dengen convert, giving up i think a job in the world’s second oldest profession and traveling the world for poker.

F-Train: blog & twitter

Pot Committed is Dr. Pauly’s common-law better half. don’t let that fool you, she’s been covering poker for years and in the last year went global with her coverage of the Latin American Poker Tour.

Pot Committed: blog & twitter

so quit hanging around here and go catch-up on the action!


May 27, 2010
Filed under: poker — bcd @ 7:02 pm

just a quick post to say thank you to Full Tilt Poker for the Battle of the Blogger Tournaments 5 – it was a great series that culminates tonight at 9PM CST with three (yes three!!) WSOP Main Event seats being awarded!

also a big thanks to Full Tilt Poker for hiring and keeping Sir Al Can’t Hang busy. i am sure they recognize that he is a unique and awesome spokesman for those of us who love the game of poker.

and my personal thanks to Al for another great series with another amazing round of prizes. it has to be tough to outdo each time, because you keep raising the bar!

so – how did i do? with a lot of luck and a little rustiness, i was able to place second twice. while that doesn’t get me a seat in the The Battle of the Blogger 5 Tournament of Champions, i am happy that i was finally able to show a little improvement. heck, over the course of all five BBTs, i might even be even now!

OK, i know, that’s bullshiet…but it sounds good!

good luck to all the bloggers in the ToC and good luck to the eventual winners who will be heading to Vegas to play in the WSOP. maybe this will be the year for a blogger at the final table and/or a blogger winner!

dream big!

Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days!

May 21, 2010
Filed under: Asides,poker — bcd @ 9:34 pm

i had to add a new 2 TB HDD for my iTunes library (yes, it is getting out of control) which meant some moving around and cleaning up.

i went through my back-up HDD and discovered an assload of old poker screen shots.

here’s a great one!

those were the days….

RNC’s Frankenstein moment

May 8, 2010
Filed under: politics — bcd @ 6:54 pm

the astroturfed Tea Baggers turn on their own.

someone please create a cartoon of Frankenstein (labeled “Tea Party”) and show him running amok among the right wing (characters labeled “Romney” and “NRA”). Frankenstein should be screaming, “MORE CON-SERV-ATIVE!”

if you think this is all about Obama, then you must be a Republican.

November is going to look like The French Revolution…all incumbents blood running ankle deep in the streets.

but hey, John Cornyn says, “Just let them eat cake!” (Or would that be, “Just let them Drill baby, drill!”)

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