legitimate poker update

Heading into Day 2, i'm currently in 28th place of 157 remaining in the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo World Series of Poker Event:


I was almost certainly in the top 9 for a couple hours, but i got moved to a bad table.

Top 81 get paid as the event started with 847. It recommences at 4:30 CDT today. You can look at the above link for updates. I'll also update Facebook during breaks.

This is the same event i placed 17th in last year.
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Sellout III & IV: Citizens on Patrol

Now, in order to earn my $22 tourney entry, i'm supposed to link to teach you "How to Play 8 Game Mix" and "How to Play Badugi".

Badugi's a goofy-ass game that really rich, bored poker players enjoy playing. I assume partially for variety, but mostly because "badugi" is fun to say. It's probably more heavily math based than other forms, but i haven't bothered to learn it beyond the rules.
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Sellout II: The Secret of the Ooze

In continuation of me using my Livejournal as a means to get free stuff from PokerStars, i must say that "High Stakes Poker Tournament" is a phrase that i've never uttered in real life.

I'm much too busy to write a more legitimate post. So busy, in fact, that i'm not even playing the hour per day of poker i need to do to earn about $385 in bonus this month at some other poker site. However, that other poker site doesn't give me money for linking to them, so they will remain unlinked.
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$4.40 per post is more than minimum wage

Okay, so previously i sold out my LJ getting $2177 in return for a single post. I think most among you would concede that that's a reasonable use of my LJ.

Well, now i'm going to sell it out to earn all of $22 in return for 5 posts. I just have to say KBBL's magic phase that pays, 'which is why playing poker is clearly a game of skill.'

I'll try to provide additional content to make the posts worth reading for you, my audience. Most of my personal online posting lately has been done on the Facebook, including this description of some new Planned Parenthood protesters from last Saturday. Feel free to friend me there if you miss me.
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I'm a pricier whore this year

The net result of me whoring out my LiveJournal for that World Blogger Championship of Online Poker was that after the seven events with around 1000 participants in each:

1 88th for $11
1 32rd for $33
1 14th for $33
1 9th for $2100

Fortunately, the 9th came in the Main Event of the series, where 2nd thru 9th got $2100 and 1st only got $3150. So, yeah, i'll happily sellout my LiveJournal for $2177.

All of those are "tickets" to be used to enter other tournaments later with buy-ins of that amount. Now, my mission is to see if i can convert that $2100 entry into a World Series of Poker seat, instead.
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everyone's a whore...i may be cheaper than some

I did this last year and got something like $500 worth of tournament dollars out of it. I like free stuff.

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: 918315

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A friend on the Facebook requested my favorite 10 songs from the decade. Because i'm pro-recycling, i'm posting it here. Also, this way, i can find it again.

I have a clear #1. The rest are vaguely in order. It's a list of all the songs i have rated as 5 stars on my MP3 player from 2000-2009 (i had several from 1999):

1. "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

"10 A.M. Automatic" - The Black Keys
"In the Evening" - Nina Nastasia & Jim White
"Star Bodies" - The New Pornographers
"When You're Falling" - Afro Celt Sound System
"Pass the Hatchet, I Think I'm Goodkind" - Yo La Tengo
"Bring It On" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
"I Can't Get My Head Around It" - Aimee Mann
"All for Swinging You Around" - The New Pornographers
"Mass Romantic" - The New Pornographers
"Breathless" - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
"Rack & Pinion" - Robert Walter's 20th Congress
"Tri-Monk" - The Living Daylights (cover of Billy Tipton's Memorial Saxophone Quartet)
"The Laws Have Changed" - The New Pornographers
"Mr. Man" - Gov't Mule
"Eighties Fan" - Camera Obscura
"Strayed" - Kelly Hogan (cover of Clem Snide)
"Far Away" - Sleater-Kinney
"Be Here" - Fisher
"With You" - Boston
"Poison/Safe" - controller.contoller
"Up in the Sky" - Robert Cray Band
"Colored Noises" - The Hong Kong

Honorable Mention: The hey-la coda of The New Pornographers' "The Bleeding Heart Show" is my favorite section of music of all time.

Apparently, i like indie rock and, to a lesser extent, jazz-fusion.
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In practice, Vegas Daylight Time is about a six hour difference from CDT...ugh

Sorry, i was too busy at the time to deal with both LJ and Facebook updates, but i did very well (but not great) in the my World Series of Poker Event ($1500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low). I ended up in 17th out of 762, getting $8570 (-> net of $7070).

Since that Event was the specific reason i flew to Vegas, i'm am happy it worked out...especially considering that only the Top 72 were paid. I almost didn't enter, since i had been sick all week. I ended up coughing throughout most of the two days (covering my mouth with a hanky), but no one complained. Poker chips are already gross, with or without my phlegm.

Lasting that long, i ended up playing at a table with a whole bunch of "name" pros. Mike Sexton was at my first table. I also spent extended time against Kathy Liebert, Brandon Cantu, Lee Markholt, Lee Watkinson, Ben Roberts, Aaron Kanter, and a very amusing Perry Friedman. Starting when there was around 40 left until i busted out, I had the pleasure of sitting right next to Phil Hellmuth. He was actually pleasant during the periods he wasn't whining or getting all didactic on how one should play poker. Hellmuth did at least laughed at my attempts at humor.

Getting to "play with the pros" wasn't a big deal, except that they generally were friendlier and more willing to joke around a bit than the average player.


In other news, because i didn't make the final table, i got back to Houston in time for the Gay Pride Parade. That way i got to help distribute all that lube that i paid for. It wasn't quite as fun as previous Parades because we moved much faster and i couldn't yell as much due to my lingering illness. I did have one crowd member put his hand on the back of my head to pull me in for a kiss, but he didn't persist after i resisted.

No, he wasn't very cute.
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