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Super High Rollers
Lots of talk about these events recently, here is my two cents...
Posted on 22 Feb 2014
2014 Poker Goals
Annual tradition so here goes:
Posted on 20 Dec 2013
The Customer is Always Right
A little steamed up after the first card off the deck rule was misapplied in the 10k Euro high roller at EPT Barcelona...
Posted on 05 Sep 2013
The TDA (Tournament Directors Association)
My views on the process they choose to implement new rules
Posted on 28 Jun 2013
Who I am today because of YOU Mommy
A letter to my mother in heaven...
Posted on 11 May 2013
2013 Poker Goals
A look back at my 2012 poker goals and a look ahead to 2013...
Posted on 04 Jan 2013
From Ryan Young's Mother
A thank you note from Ryan's mother...
Posted on 04 Aug 2012
Video Bloggin'
Welcome to the future...
Posted on 14 Mar 2012
Covering Lots of Things
I was hoping for a no drama 2012, but the early part of 2012 has tested me so far...
Posted on 04 Feb 2012
Thank You
Bluff Reader's Choice Award Results were just released and I'm surprised how much it meant to me...
Posted on 16 Jan 2012
2012 Poker Goals
A little late in writing this, but never too late...
Posted on 06 Jan 2012
Long Time No Chat!
It's been a while since I wrote a blog, so here goes...
Posted on 08 Dec 2011
Being Real
In order to avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing...
Posted on 14 Oct 2011
Pre WSOPE Blog
WSOPE starts in 90 minutes...
Posted on 07 Oct 2011
How I WCOOP
A summary of my WCOOP series...
Posted on 27 Sep 2011
Countries I've Been To
Decided to do a random count of countries I've actually been to...
Posted on 13 Sep 2011
Boy Did I Miss Online Poker!
Back in Toronto, and back playing PLO on PokerStars...
Posted on 24 Aug 2011
Why I didn't Play the EPL
A few reasons...
Posted on 11 Aug 2011
The Table Talk Rule
Here is my position spelled out...
Posted on 01 Aug 2011
WSOP Fantasy News and Reviews
I took part in the ESPN draft as well as the $25k event at Aria and had a blast...
Posted on 27 May 2011
Las Vegas Poker Room Reviews
Poker in Vegas...
Posted on 20 May 2011
EPT Madrid and Stuff
My last road trip for a while...
Posted on 07 May 2011
Be Like Water
Things change...
Posted on 18 Apr 2011
The Rematch with 39 Big Pot Hand Histories
What an epic match...
Posted on 28 Mar 2011
Thoughts on the Match/Rematch
I'm going to give it another try this Sunday...
Posted on 21 Mar 2011
The Hands
We played 14 hands where the pot was $20,000 or more, he won 12 of them...
Posted on 20 Mar 2011
SuperStar ShowDown vs Isildur March 20-27 plus UB thoughts
Well it's official, a 5000 hand match, me against Isildur on PokerStars.com
Posted on 17 Mar 2011
Crown Plaza Corruption
I've been busy, but here it is...
Posted on 03 Mar 2011
Random Poker News
Lots to cover...
Posted on 22 Feb 2011
Doin' Work
I'm playing lots of online poker...
Posted on 05 Feb 2011
Lots of Talk About All-Time Money List
The Aussie Millions super high roller has created a lot of discussion on the top so I figured I'd chime in...
Posted on 28 Jan 2011
2011 Rocks So Far
Pretty awesome start to the year for me all around...
Posted on 21 Jan 2011
2011 Poker Goals
It's that time of year again...
Posted on 04 Jan 2011
PokerStars Team Pro 2010
The results are in, so let's take a look at how the team fared in 2010 across the world...
Posted on 28 Dec 2010
The Best Trip of My Life (Very Long)
Not really a better way to put it, but my Sydney trip was a blast...
Posted on 22 Dec 2010
My Amazing Race
I just had quite a race against time that I thought I'd share with you all...
Posted on 20 Nov 2010
Antes in Tournaments
Been meaning t write this blog for a while now...
Posted on 16 Nov 2010
Vienna, Bucharest, Amsterdam, LA, Las Vegas in a week
I did good getting air miles this week and also picked up a 4th place finish at EPT Vienna...
Posted on 07 Nov 2010
Feelin' Sexy in Vienna
Chip Leader with 80 left...
Posted on 29 Oct 2010
Andrew Robl
The Big Game incident and Vienna...
Posted on 26 Oct 2010
Pretty Amazing Trip Around the World
My month long trip away from home...
Posted on 10 Oct 2010
Lots of Poker, Time for a Break
Sitting in Heathrow lounge headed to Toronto...
Posted on 05 Oct 2010
This Blog is A Bit All Over the Place
Will be written in the tone of the evening...
Posted on 24 Sep 2010
Top 5 Young Poker Pros of the Future
Who will carry the torch in the future? Here are five I predict will get loads of TV time...
Posted on 20 Sep 2010
Angle Shooting, TV, WCOOP, etc.
Lots to talk about...
Posted on 09 Sep 2010
Portugal Observations
This place is easy on the eyes...
Posted on 29 Aug 2010
Leaving Las Vegas
Haven't left town for quite some time, but it looks like I'll be getting back on the road...
Posted on 20 Aug 2010
The Calm Before the Storm
Schedule is going to hit it's busiest time of year...
Posted on 12 Aug 2010
I've hit 10,000 hands at $100-$200 on PokerStars
Pretty happy with my recent results...
Posted on 25 Jul 2010
A Night Out
I finally decided to leave the couch...
Posted on 22 Jul 2010
I dun' been Readin'
A book and all...
Posted on 14 Jul 2010
My WSOP Main Event Day Two
Full update on day two...
Posted on 11 Jul 2010
My WSOP Main Event Day One
It was a struggle but I made it through the day and have on off day before day two...
Posted on 08 Jul 2010
Bets for Doyle
Some fun bets I'll accept from Doyle...
Posted on 03 Jul 2010
The $25k 6 max
Starts tomorrow and I'm excited about it...
Posted on 30 Jun 2010
Tournament of Champions Day 1 Report
Lots of poker hands and analysis in this blog...
Posted on 28 Jun 2010
WSOP Fantasy Pool Updatesa and my new favorite website!
I have a bit of time before my next match...
Posted on 18 Jun 2010
The Best Female Poker Player in the World? Reallly
Not about the Ladies Event...
Posted on 14 Jun 2010
Sticking Up for the Ladies One More Time
Last time I promise!
Posted on 14 Jun 2010
Men Playing in Ladies Events
This is absurd and we should do whatever we can to prevent it in the future...
Posted on 13 Jun 2010
PokerNews: Setting the Record Straight
This gets old after a while, but I feel I need to respond to an anonymous article written by a "poker pro"
Posted on 11 Jun 2010
The Durrr Spectacle
The WSOp Bracelet Bets...
Posted on 08 Jun 2010
WSOP Chip Count Coverage?
What happened to it?
Posted on 05 Jun 2010
Early WSOP Update
Gearing up for the 10K 7 Card Stud Championship...
Posted on 03 Jun 2010
Another Blog about, like, different stuff
Last word on the Cereus issue, laser hair removal, and all kinds of random stuff...
Posted on 27 May 2010
The Blog about Everything
I can't even think of a way to sum this blog up...
Posted on 24 May 2010
WSOP Fantasy Pool
It's that time of year again for another freeroll FCP Fantasy Pool...
Posted on 20 May 2010
SCOOP Wrap Up, Golf Update, and Poker's Best Interest
I played all three of the SCOOP events yesterday and felt like I had a shot in all three...
Posted on 17 May 2010
Broken Record
Awesome week just keeps getting better and better...
Posted on 09 May 2010
Awesomeness!
May is probably my favorite month out of the whole year...
Posted on 05 May 2010
Monte Carlo and NHL Update
It has been a crazy and exciting first round of the NHL playoffs, and I've been loving the action...
Posted on 25 Apr 2010
Hockey Bets for the NHL Playoffs
Hockey Bets and Stuff...
Posted on 14 Apr 2010
8 for 8 on Day One’s
I’m not having any trouble getting through the first day this year, but it’s time to run good when it counts!
Posted on 07 Apr 2010
Why Baseball is Complete Garbage
I actually love the game, but I can't bring myself to care about that ridiculous league anymore...
Posted on 06 Apr 2010
A New Challenge Awaits
I had a great month of March in the $100-$200 no limit hold'em games on PokerStars, and I'm ready to move on to bigger and better things...
Posted on 31 Mar 2010
Poker Boot Camp Online and the FOX Cash Game Show
I've been playing tons of 6 max 100-200 online at PokerStars, and I can finally reveal one of the key reasons for that...
Posted on 27 Mar 2010
Poker is Fun For Everyone
Well it is for me anyway...
Posted on 22 Mar 2010
Off To Austria
And so it begins, a long trip away from home...
Posted on 19 Mar 2010
2010 WSOP Schedule
Every year I map out my preferred schedule for the WSOP and this year's schedule has been masterfully put together so that overlapping on key events will be at a minimum...
Posted on 15 Mar 2010
Operation 80
I haven't golfed regularly since last August, but I need to get my butt in gear if I'm going to have a chance to win this bet...
Posted on 11 Mar 2010
End of Day One and Further Explanation on The Last Blog
I made it through day one at the BAY 101 Shooting Stars tournament...
Posted on 09 Mar 2010
World's Top Ten Toughest Tournaments
Factoring in field size, structure, and strength of field...
Posted on 07 Mar 2010
NBC Bracket Preditctions
Don't be offended people, many of these are random guesses with a little insight added...
Posted on 05 Mar 2010
Outplayed, Outdrawn, and Coolered By the Same Guy on Day 3
That sums up my day for the most part...
Posted on 01 Mar 2010
A Ridonkulous Hand from Day 2!
I had a pretty solid run on day two thanks to one double up in particular that I'll just never forget for the rest of my life...
Posted on 28 Feb 2010
WPT LA Underway
I have two current streaks I'm working on...
Posted on 27 Feb 2010
Matt Savage Creates World's Best Structure for LAPC
It's super slow and super deep, wowzers!!!
Posted on 25 Feb 2010
NAPT $25K Bounty Shootout Starts Tomorrow
One of the most exciting new televised events begins tomorrow, and there is more than one way to follow the action
Posted on 23 Feb 2010
NAPT Launch is a Monster Hit So Far
The energy surrounding this NAPT event at the Venetian is electric...
Posted on 20 Feb 2010
Old School Tournament Poker vs. New School
Here are the real reasons that players with an old school tournament mentality will struggle with today's game...
Posted on 17 Feb 2010
Poker on the Brain!
Premier League, NAPT, and the NAPT shootout are all at the front of my mind right now...
Posted on 16 Feb 2010
Premier League Heat #1
Not the start I was looking for...
Posted on 13 Feb 2010
My Sunday Grind Results
This blog is all about online poker, and it's going to sound like a bad beat story blog, but I'm just giving you the facts!
Posted on 01 Feb 2010
I'll Be Trying the Sunday Grind
I don't normally do the whole Sunday Online Grind, but I'm going to give it a shot tomorrow...
Posted on 30 Jan 2010
I Be Tired
I worked hard today at the tables...
Posted on 25 Jan 2010
Bouncing to Biloxi
I'm as prepared as I can be, for what will be a grueling event...
Posted on 23 Jan 2010
Delta- A Love Story
This blog has been written from 20,000 feet...
Posted on 15 Jan 2010
High Roller Tomorrow, Angle Shooting, and Amir Vahedi
Sticking with my game plan to take every event I play this year seriously
Posted on 10 Jan 2010
Stuck in an Elevator
This is just kind of funny so I thought I'd share...
Posted on 09 Jan 2010
Another Great Day in Paradise
My chip stack headed in the wrong direction, and I laid down the best hand, but none of that matters in the bigger picture. I'm just happy to still be in with a chance...
Posted on 07 Jan 2010
Life is Good
I'm a better no limit hold'em player today than I was a year ago...
Posted on 06 Jan 2010
Happy and Motivated at the PCA
I'm a very happy boy and have extra motivation to have a great 2010...
Posted on 04 Jan 2010
Poker Goals for 2010
I have set a few goals and I hope to reach them all in 2010...
Posted on 26 Dec 2009
2009 Recap and a Look Ahead to 2010
There is also a link to my video blog in here...
Posted on 22 Dec 2009
Poker This Week
An update on what's happening in poker, on TV, Live, and Online this week...
Posted on 12 Dec 2009
My Schedule Until WSOP 2010
I just mapped out my schedule and it looks pretty busy for the next few months...
Posted on 08 Dec 2009
Team Pro Tuesdays
A cool new tournament format on PokerStars.com plus a little introspection...
Posted on 07 Dec 2009
Back in the Day
Reminiscing...
Posted on 01 Dec 2009
Why I Gave Up on the Toronto Maple Leafs
This blog is a commentary on the state of the Toronto Maple Leafs and nothing else. No other content whatsoever...
Posted on 28 Nov 2009
Mommy is Gone
She struggled for 10 months living the worst kind of life you can live, but now it's over...
Posted on 23 Nov 2009
Top Ten Non-Poker Related Moments in My Life
Life is about more than just poker...
Posted on 21 Nov 2009
Virgin Atlantic Tisk Tisk
That plus my take on the WSOP...
Posted on 16 Nov 2009
The Golf Match is Over, time to sweat in Ivey
So we got the golf match out of the way now, and tomorrow I plan on being at the WSOP final table the whole day, sweating in Ivey...
Posted on 07 Nov 2009
The Poker Bug
I think I may have caught it recently...
Posted on 26 Oct 2009
The WPT Bellagio has now officially become a PAPT event
The WPT event at the Bellagio has decided to make the move to the PAPT and has becomes the first stop on the Pansy Ante Poker Tour...
Posted on 22 Oct 2009
I am a Stats Geek Like No Other
ROI stats for all WPT players who have played in 30 or more events. Took me over 8 hours to create this spreadsheet, I'm such a geek!
Posted on 20 Oct 2009
The Ratings are In...
The PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge exceeded everyone's expectations and it seems that the viewers really enjoyed the show...
Posted on 16 Oct 2009
PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge... and other stuff
Set your tivo to FOX on Sunday at 1:30pm PST to see Father Andrew Trapp go for a million dollars...
Posted on 09 Oct 2009
Soaking it All In
Finishing second sucks, but it could be worse...
Posted on 03 Oct 2009
Poker has Gottten Really Hard
I made the final table, yet another WSOPE final table chalk full of excellent poker players...
Posted on 01 Oct 2009
Another Excellent Day of Play
I put in another good performance on day three and am in good shape with 36 players remaining...
Posted on 30 Sep 2009
Fighting Jet Lag in London, on to Day Three
I'm doing my best to stay awake past 7pm but it's been a struggle...
Posted on 29 Sep 2009
Brag Blog
I played really good today...
Posted on 27 Sep 2009
Caesars Cup a Major Disappointment for Team Americas
Things didn't go as well as we'd hoped, but the European didn't make any big mistakes...
Posted on 25 Sep 2009
I'm in London
It's about 9:30am and I just woke up. That's exactly perfect...
Posted on 25 Sep 2009
My Impression of Poker Blogs
Had some free time and have been reading some poker blogs... that mostly contain little, to no poker content...
Posted on 21 Sep 2009
If You are Too Cool You are a Tool
My friends and I enjoy doing some pretty geeky things I guess...
Posted on 18 Sep 2009
Are you ready for some football!
It all starts today as does the $25,000 NLH Heads Up event on PokerStars...
Posted on 13 Sep 2009
Day One was a Good Day in Several Ways
The day didn't start well, but it ended very well...
Posted on 06 Sep 2009
Preparing for the EPT Barcelona
I swear this is mt favorite city outside of Las Vegas, love it here...
Posted on 05 Sep 2009
Don't be Mean to Your Mother
Weird title, I know, but I was driving and thinking about all the times I've been mean to my mother and wish I could take back some of the things I've done and said to her...
Posted on 28 Aug 2009
Still in After Day Two at WPT
Still don't feel like my head is in the game yet...
Posted on 24 Aug 2009
WPT Stats and Trivia Questions
Day one is done, so being the stats geek that I am, I decided to look up some WPT stats...
Posted on 23 Aug 2009
Playing the WPT Legends Event Today
It's been a while since I played any no limit hold'em so I may be a bit rusty, but that's often a good thing...
Posted on 22 Aug 2009
A Glass of Water
I can't imagine what it would be like to desperately yearn for a simple glass of water for months, only to be told... it will kill you.
Posted on 12 Aug 2009
A Few Racial Oberservations/Pet Peeves
I see things every once and a while that just don't seem to make a lot of sense...
Posted on 07 Aug 2009
My Take on the Poker Hall of Fame
I read Doyle's blog and wanted to add my two cents on the Hall of Fame inductions come November...
Posted on 05 Aug 2009
Maybe the Most Fun I've Ever Had
I'm back from Lake Tahoe and must say that I had an awesome time and can't wait till next year's American Century Championship!
Posted on 21 Jul 2009
American Century Championship
flight is delayed, but I'm on my way to Lake Tahoe for the coolest golf event I'll ever play!
Posted on 14 Jul 2009
So Sick
For real, not just the internet meaning of "Wow what a beat, so sick." I am still sick...
Posted on 07 Jul 2009
The 50K HORSE- A One Year Blip
We lost a significant number of players this year as expected, and here's why:
Posted on 27 Jun 2009
WSOP Team Bets on Shaky Ground
Been a rough week for team Negreanu/E-DOG...
Posted on 20 Jun 2009
WSOP Updating Some Numbers
I have all kinds of fun action for the series and here are the latest updates and standings...
Posted on 15 Jun 2009
And on the 10th Day He Rested
My streak of nine straight 3am nights has been snapped...
Posted on 11 Jun 2009
Ivey is the Best
If possible, he's also the most underrated...
Posted on 05 Jun 2009
Lots of Fun WSOP Stuff!
Prop bets, Fantasy results, and the 40k...
Posted on 28 May 2009
So the 40K Starts Today
Wow, the WSOP is back and starting today... wow.
Posted on 28 May 2009
Some Good News from Toronto
Coming to Toronto to see my mother was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life...
Posted on 25 May 2009
Introducing the 2009 WSOP Fantasy Pool
brought to you by Full Contact Poker, this year's fantasy pool is unique and I think you guys will really enjoy it!
Posted on 16 May 2009
World Series of Golf
I got in a pretty good group today which changed my strategy big time...
Posted on 13 May 2009
Celebrity Apprentice Finale
It was a really good season, and a lot of that obviously had to do with all the heated moments...
Posted on 11 May 2009
Crazy weird session in my heads up match
Definitely the weirdest and swingiest session we've played yet...
Posted on 06 May 2009
Trying to Get back in the Groove
I'm back home and man am I happy about it...
Posted on 06 May 2009
Heading Home
Played another session online against the kid and it had lots of action...
Posted on 03 May 2009
More Onlline Poker, and Poker's Newest Villain
I played some more heads up today online and ran into the one they call Full Flush innit...
Posted on 01 May 2009
Can't Sleep, so Played Some online at PokerStars
Continued my heads up match on the internet, we've played 1000 hands now, 4000 to go...
Posted on 30 Apr 2009
A Live Misclick of Sorts!
Lots of excuses in this blog...
Posted on 30 Apr 2009
Still in the EPT Grand Final
Not my best performance but I'm through to day 2...
Posted on 29 Apr 2009
More Heads Up online with the Kids and a Mommy Update
In Monte Carlo now on a bit of jet lag and played some more heads up online...
Posted on 26 Apr 2009
Crawling into Day 3
Yuk, I just couldn't get anything going in the first 10 levels. Luckily the structure is sick otherwise I would have been outta there along time ago...
Posted on 21 Apr 2009
Biting my Tongue
I have a really big mouth and it's a struggle sometimes to keep it shut!
Posted on 20 Apr 2009
An Eye Opening Day at Shadow Creek , Poker, and NHL Playoffs
Let's just say that Doyle wasn't kidding when he said that David Benyamine is one heck of a golfer!
Posted on 14 Apr 2009
Very Costly Misclick
Playing SCOOP alllllllll day...
Posted on 06 Apr 2009
Poker Live, Poker Online, and poker on TV
This blog will have some actual poker content as well as your typical random thoughts...
Posted on 30 Mar 2009
Livin'
I'm kind of back to Earth and
Posted on 26 Mar 2009
Evelyn Ng Ruined my Life
You think someone is your friend until they do something that makes you wonder, "What kind of friend would do that?"
Posted on 19 Mar 2009
A Quickie
Still in...
Posted on 18 Mar 2009
Commentary and a Funny Blog I read just now!
I've met HossTBF before in Europe, and while I'd be happy to play him heads up in HORSE, I stay away from him in limit hold'em...
Posted on 13 Mar 2009
Oops
I had a shot to win the NBC Heads Up, but a lack of information caused me to make two crucial mistakes that cost me the match in the quarter-finals...
Posted on 08 Mar 2009
Bring it on Baby!
On to round three against the Prince of poker, Scotty Nguyen...
Posted on 07 Mar 2009
NBC Heads Up
I drew Moneymaker in the first round...
Posted on 06 Mar 2009
High Limit Action on PokerStars
There have been some exciting new additions to the high limit offering at PokerStars...
Posted on 01 Mar 2009
Close but no cigar
I put in a good effort but the cards didn't go my way after day one...
Posted on 23 Feb 2009
On to Day 3
I had another strange hand last night with about 15 minutes to play on the night...
Posted on 22 Feb 2009
End of Day One at the LAPC
I'm trying my best, but am not happy about the last call I just made for 7000 in the last round...
Posted on 22 Feb 2009
Mommy is a Tough Cookie!
I've been pretty pessimistic about my mother's recovery, until yesterday...
Posted on 21 Feb 2009
Wake Up Mommy!
She's not doing so well and has yet to wake up from the surgery that happened 20 hours ago. That's a very bad sign...
Posted on 17 Feb 2009
Update on Mommy and LA Plans
My mother got through her first surgery and is now scheduled to have open heart surgery on Monday. If all goes well, she'll be as good as new.
Posted on 14 Feb 2009
My Mother is Very Sick
She recently had a stroke as well as a mild heart attack and is still in the hospital here in Las Vegas...
Posted on 08 Feb 2009
My Supporting Cast
I'm so lucky to have such amazing people around me...
Posted on 29 Jan 2009
My WSOP Schedule and Thoughts
Here is a list of the events I plan on playing as well as my thoughts on some of the changes in 2009...
Posted on 27 Jan 2009
Vegas Weather Sucks!
Tried to play golf today, but it was just way too windy...
Posted on 25 Jan 2009
$0.02-$0.05 Here I come!
I finally was able to win enough in the $0.01-$0.02 game at PokerStars to move up to the next level...
Posted on 22 Jan 2009
Ridiculously Happy!
Man, life is awesome when you are home and doing what you love!
Posted on 20 Jan 2009
Sunday Tourneys on Stars
I'm playing all of them today...
Posted on 18 Jan 2009
Girl Selling her Virginity!
This story just blew me away!
Posted on 15 Jan 2009
Strange Meeting in NYC
I just had one of those moments that make you question everything you think you know about life...
Posted on 12 Jan 2009
Becoming a Mac Man
I'm gonna do it. I'm going to give a Mac a try...
Posted on 11 Jan 2009
Ugh
What a waste of a day...
Posted on 08 Jan 2009
Fast Structure Equals Less Fun for Me
We've been spoiled with great structures over the years that it's hard for me to enjoy tournaments with faster structures...
Posted on 05 Jan 2009
A Bahamas Update
Feeling prepared for a deep run...
Posted on 04 Jan 2009
Changes for 2009
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. I'm going to be making some changes in 2009 that are long overdue..
Posted on 25 Dec 2008
Bellagio Day One
A low fluctuation day of small ballin' on day one of the WPT Bellagio event...
Posted on 15 Dec 2008
I can't Sleep
Not exactly on a good sleep schedule at the moment with just days before the WPT Bellagio event...
Posted on 12 Dec 2008
Marathon Online Poker Session at PokerStars
I'm actually still playing wihileI write this...
Posted on 04 Dec 2008
I won!
It's the biggest field I've ever beaten in my whole life and I was proud to do it on Canadian soil...
Posted on 24 Nov 2008
At Another Final Table
poker is so much tougher than it used to be, wow...
Posted on 23 Nov 2008
Small Ball Rocks!
It’s just such a deadly system for deep stacked tournaments it’s hard to ever get knocked out early…
Posted on 22 Nov 2008
BC Day 1
A quickie..
Posted on 21 Nov 2008
The B.C. Poker Championship
I will be there next week. This blog is a bit all over the place...
Posted on 14 Nov 2008
Give it Up to ESPN and Harrah's
The WSOP final table was a home run in all respects...
Posted on 12 Nov 2008
Railing the WSOP Final Table
It's gone pretty much as I expected...
Posted on 10 Nov 2008
Back to Back Cashes with a 35th
I've been consistently deep in the tournaments lately, but have fallen card dead at the wrong time...
Posted on 09 Nov 2008
A Grade A Slow Roll on Day Two
The most blatant slow roll I've ever seen at a poker table had me cracking up pretty hard...
Posted on 07 Nov 2008
How Much Does the Guy with Aces Have Left?
I used a funky line in the tournament today and am not sure if it cost me or not...
Posted on 06 Nov 2008
Catching Up on the WSOP Main Event
That plus a lot of thoughts on various things poker related...
Posted on 04 Nov 2008
My Worst PAD Performance Ever
I played so bad it's scary!
Posted on 29 Oct 2008
Cooler Hand and the Week Ahead
My bust out hand at Bellagio and my schedule for the week...
Posted on 26 Oct 2008
Chip Leader Again
Not sure how it happened really, but once again I' m chip leader going into day three of the WPT Bellagio event...
Posted on 23 Oct 2008
Two Key Hands from Day 1 at Bellagio
I've only made this play once in 17 years, but I did it again in this tournament...
Posted on 21 Oct 2008
The Real Deal Grand Opening
is this Tuesday October 21st. This blog will also cover some poker stuff, I promise :-)
Posted on 18 Oct 2008
Why I Play Poker... and other stuff
Getting ready to go to the WPT Niagara Falls event tonight...
Posted on 10 Oct 2008
John McCain Reads the Full Contact Poker Forum
On October 4th after the Palin/Biden debate I posted a strategy for the McCain campaign to use and just two days later they put it into action!
Posted on 06 Oct 2008
Homesick
It's about that time that I need to get back home to Las Vegas...
Posted on 04 Oct 2008
Tough Task Lies Ahead
Winning this final table will be the most difficult task I've ever faced at a poker table...
Posted on 01 Oct 2008
24 Left
I'm second to Juanda who has 657,000 to my 653,000 and he certainly doesn't forget to mention it with a big ugly grin...
Posted on 30 Sep 2008
Short Update after Day 2
I'm tired so this blog will be a bit light...
Posted on 29 Sep 2008
Through Day 1 of the WSOP Europe Main Event
Confidence is high...
Posted on 28 Sep 2008
Dodging the Ivey Bullet and the Presidential Debate
I've been chilling in my room and that's the plan until the WSOPE main event...
Posted on 26 Sep 2008
14th in the HORSE
Two tournaments and two cashes but the cards haven't helped me in the late stages...
Posted on 23 Sep 2008
On the Board with a Cash
Wasn't able to go all the way but I'm pleased with the result and played very well...
Posted on 21 Sep 2008
PokerVT Running 1-2 in the $1500 NL Event
I was chip leader on day 1A and the chip leader on day 2b is Adam Junglen, another PokerVT instructor...
Posted on 20 Sep 2008
$1500 WSOPE No Limit Event Day One
Fundamentals, discipline, but most importantly... observation.
Posted on 19 Sep 2008
Am I Supposed ti live in London?
In respect to my diet, I've never been to a place anywhere in the world that compares to the choices I find in London...
Posted on 17 Sep 2008
Heads Up Poker on PokerStars
I love heads up poker tournaments, especially those where post flop skill outweighs pre-flop prowess...
Posted on 15 Sep 2008
Barcelona POKER Blog
Yes folks it's true... actual poker content!
Posted on 11 Sep 2008
A Case for Faith
Read an interesting book on the plane ride to and from Sweden...
Posted on 05 Sep 2008
All Politics
This has been a really fun week in politics...
Posted on 31 Aug 2008
Day 2 Playing it By the Book
My book...
Posted on 26 Aug 2008
Pretty Slow Day One
Day one of the WPT at the Bike..
Posted on 25 Aug 2008
Nightmare Central
Scariest nightmares I’ve had in as long as I can remember…
Posted on 23 Aug 2008
Fantasy Football
I did an auction draft last night that a lot of fun...
Posted on 20 Aug 2008
Scheduling Madness
A rough look at what's ahead for me the rest of the year...
Posted on 15 Aug 2008
Weekend With Daniel a Success
It completely drained me of all my energy, but in the end the response we got from the participants was overwhelmingly positive...
Posted on 11 Aug 2008
Last Golf Blog for a while, Promise!
Patrik is leaving town on Tuesday so that marks the end of our golf matches....
Posted on 04 Aug 2008
And the MVP Award Goes to...
Our 18 hole match today turned into 27 holes...
Posted on 03 Aug 2008
Another Rematch Today
If you don't like golf you probably won't enjoy reading this blog...
Posted on 01 Aug 2008
Big Golf Rematch
On Thursday me and my band of misfits will face Goliath once again at TPC Summerlin...
Posted on 30 Jul 2008
A Birthday Hater
Never liked them...
Posted on 26 Jul 2008
The Real Deal!
A new poker show at the Venetian...
Posted on 21 Jul 2008
Aggressive Nutso outside a Club
Steroids and Alcohol don't mix well together...
Posted on 19 Jul 2008
Solid Move for WPT
Finally the WPT will appear on a network with a wide appeal and one that really makes sense...
Posted on 18 Jul 2008
I know Five
with 27 left I've actually heard of five of them. Coming to you from Toronto, Canada, with WSOP stuff, golf stuff, and other stuff...
Posted on 14 Jul 2008
Ding Ding Ding 2008
Let's get ready to rumble...
Posted on 04 Jul 2008
A Solid HORSE Final Table is possible
There are several players from the "big game" still alive in the tournament...
Posted on 28 Jun 2008
Rest
I am learning more and more about where true success comes from for mel...
Posted on 19 Jun 2008
WSOP Player of The Year
So much fun, I just love being in the thick of things...
Posted on 17 Jun 2008
Number Four And Counting
I'm not content just yet, still loads of big tourneys left and I'm just heating up...
Posted on 13 Jun 2008
Video Bloggin'
Too tired to write, but the video blogs have been daily..
Posted on 11 Jun 2008
First Ever Big Buy in NL Shootout Starts Today
Also, I'm doing video blogs daily now...
Posted on 06 Jun 2008
Phil Ivey is Good at Poker
I'm on to day two so I don't have a lot of time, but just wanted everyone to know that this Ivey guy is pretty good at poker...
Posted on 04 Jun 2008
0-3 and getting ready for some rebuys
I played a very odd hand against Bill Edler that totally had me baffled, and ultimately busted...
Posted on 03 Jun 2008
$5000 1/2 Limit 1/2 No Limit Hold'em
That's the next event on my schedule, so hear is a rundown of my thoughts on this event...
Posted on 02 Jun 2008
On the the $1500 NL Event
It's a tough one to win, but in looking at the schedule, it seems like one to play...
Posted on 31 May 2008
It's Time...
I'm pretty anxious, been thinking about the WSOP for quite some time now...
Posted on 29 May 2008
Harrah's dun' good... real good
The 2008 WSOP is shaping up to be the best organized and best run WSOP in history...
Posted on 28 May 2008
Interview Insanity
I have a pretty booked schedule the next couple days doing mostly radio, and after that, it's time to rock and roll...
Posted on 26 May 2008
PokerVT is officially live!
The site is officially up, so I thought I'd give you guys a little heads up on what you'll find at PokerVT...
Posted on 24 May 2008
Chillin' In Costa Rica (Poker Content!)
A mini vacation before the grind...
Posted on 23 May 2008
WSOP Fantasy Pool 2008
Full Contact Poker is running another WSOP fantasy pool this year, and here are my picks for this year:
Posted on 18 May 2008
I've had it with Obama!
I can't believe what he said, it's just shocking news...
Posted on 15 May 2008
I blew it!
The perfect situation came up and I totally screwed it up...
Posted on 14 May 2008
My New Swing Thought: Nothing
The World Series of Golf starts tomorrow and I'm insanely excited...
Posted on 13 May 2008
Change
The theme of this blog is change...
Posted on 08 May 2008
Life is So Good!
I feel so free and relaxed lately which in turns makes you a happy dude...
Posted on 05 May 2008
Harrah's and the WSOP
A lot of people seem to be really confused about what's really happening here so I wanted to add a few more thoughts...
Posted on 03 May 2008
A Poker Filled Day
Read my previous blog for comments on the WSOP change, this blog contains a hand history... for the first time ever!
Posted on 02 May 2008
The WSOP Blockbuster News Story
Lots of people with lots of opinions, I wanted to straighten a few things out for some of you...
Posted on 01 May 2008
WSOP T-32
The WPT Championship is behind me and it's time to focus on golf and the WSOP...
Posted on 29 Apr 2008
WPT Championship Day 2
I'm right in the thick of things after an up and down day...
Posted on 22 Apr 2008
WPT Championship Day 1
Through the day, onto day two...
Posted on 21 Apr 2008
Back in the U.S.
Clearing a few things up from Monte Carlo...
Posted on 17 Apr 2008
Off to Bellagio
Put in an excellent effort, nothing I could do about it...
Posted on 14 Apr 2008
Feelin' It
Sometimes I have to remind myself to follow my own advice...
Posted on 14 Apr 2008
Eating Brain
That's what I plan on doing this week...
Posted on 12 Apr 2008
Early Look at my WSOP Schedule
As well as other tournaments leading up to it...
Posted on 10 Apr 2008
Rules are Key
Reflecting on EPT San Remo event and future events...
Posted on 06 Apr 2008
EPT San Remo
Quite a ride...
Posted on 03 Apr 2008
I can't believe it's over!
What an insane week for me...
Posted on 30 Mar 2008
Long Time No Blog
Been super busy, but had time for a meaty video blog entry today...
Posted on 22 Mar 2008
Omens Abound
Needless to say, this experience has been a strange time in my life in so many ways...
Posted on 10 Mar 2008
A Definitive Moment
They come every once in a while in life and I think I've just come to one...
Posted on 07 Mar 2008
Sydney Trip Extended?
It's starting to look like I'll be here a bit longer than expected...
Posted on 06 Mar 2008
Sydney is Heavenly
It's so beautiful I'm in awe...
Posted on 03 Mar 2008
NBC Heads Up, American Idol, and Australia
Headed to Australia tonight, but before I go, here are a few thoughts...
Posted on 01 Mar 2008
No Drinking- Check, No Socializing- Check, Sleep Schedule- Check, Bags Unpacked- Check
Felling good people, feeling really good right about now...
Posted on 23 Feb 2008
Fun vs Success?
I love playing on the EPT, so much so because of the people. I think I end up having a bit too much fun though...
Posted on 20 Feb 2008
Good Day/Night Playing Online
In my room in Copenhagen spending the day playing online...
Posted on 17 Feb 2008
Random Blog
as the title says...
Posted on 12 Feb 2008
Yes We Can!
A big day today, Super Tuesday...
Posted on 05 Feb 2008
Pentru Mama
You only get one, so cherishing her should be easy...
Posted on 03 Feb 2008
Good Times in Dartmund
Had a great day after being a bit sick...
Posted on 31 Jan 2008
Sick, Tired, and Bored
Stuck in my hotel room on a bad sleep schedule, with a headache, and nothing to do...
Posted on 29 Jan 2008
My Take on the JJProdigy Kid
I'm in Germany right now and just finished listening to a radio show where an admitted cheat was thrown softball after softball and still screwed it up...
Posted on 27 Jan 2008
Back in Vegas, Annoyed By Hillary
A quick exit from the tournament has be back in Vegas in time to watch the Democratic debate get heated...
Posted on 21 Jan 2008
Positive Vibes in Tunica
So far so good, as I get ready to play in the first heat of day one in Tunica...
Posted on 19 Jan 2008
Little Matt, Big Ballin'
Ever since that piece aired on ESPN, people ask me all the time how Little Matt is doin...
Posted on 17 Jan 2008
Best PCA Ever!
I had so much fun this week despite getting knocked out just outside the money...
Posted on 12 Jan 2008
Fighting Fatigue Through Day 1 at the PCA
I'm on a horrible schedule sleep wise, but am fighting through it the best I can...
Posted on 07 Jan 2008
Hanging with Boomer
PCA is underway and I play on day 1B tomorrow...
Posted on 05 Jan 2008
Bloggin’ at the Airport

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged from the airport…
Posted on 03 Jan 2008
Negreanu Goes Platinum!
Yes it’s true, I’ve officially gone Platinum…
Posted on 31 Dec 2007
Poker Needs Better Statistics

It's a pet peeve of mine, as I’ve always been into stats every since I was a little kid, and looking at the various sites that carry all-time money lists it had me wondering… what are they thinking?
Posted on 29 Dec 2007
Cooler Squared
If the value of AA is greater than KK, and A8's value is great than A4, can A4 vs A8 be a worse cooler than AA versus KK?
Posted on 18 Dec 2007
18 Left...
So far so good, it's been a bumpy ride but I'm sitting in a good spot right now...
Posted on 17 Dec 2007
Day 3 Works out in the end
Didn't start too well with a sloppy play against Peter Feldman, but I stayed hungry and ended the day in good shape thanks to some patience...
Posted on 16 Dec 2007
On to Day Three
So far so good... I love this tournament.
Posted on 15 Dec 2007
WPT Bellagio Day One- Good Vibes

It’s been a while since I last competed and it felt good to be back playing…
Posted on 14 Dec 2007
I'm Cooler than You
My life is great and the fact that your life doesn't mirror mine is not really your fault, I'm just that special!
Posted on 13 Dec 2007
Chip Reese

There will never be another one like him…
Posted on 09 Dec 2007
Ok, So Here Goes…
I think I’ve figured out what I wanted to say …
Posted on 24 Nov 2007
Comedy Festival in Vegas
The Comedy Festival was in town again and I had some good laughs...
Posted on 20 Nov 2007
Not going to Foxwoods
Love the place, but just can't do it this year...
Posted on 07 Nov 2007
Canadian Dollar Jokes Not Quite as Funny Anymore
I can't tell you how many wise cracks I've heard over the past 10 years about the Canadian Dollar being inferior to the American dollar...
Posted on 27 Oct 2007
Talk About Curing Autism
I had an eye opening experience on a one day trip to Los Angeles to attend a fund raiser for TACA (Talk About Curing Autism)…
Posted on 24 Oct 2007
I'm Not Dead
Just haven't felt like bloggin...
Posted on 09 Oct 2007
Headed Back to Vegas
Played the best that I could, and I don't think I could have done anything differently to win this event...
Posted on 27 Sep 2007
Back in London and High Stakes Showdown
My second shot an an EPT title starts in a couple days...
Posted on 22 Sep 2007
A Quickie Poker Blog

Poker is just an awesome game and I’ve got the bug again big time…
Posted on 14 Sep 2007
I think I’ve fallen in Love Again
With the game of poker that is. I’m really enjoying the WSOPE event here in London and in my off time all I want to do is play at PokerStars.com and/or write and think about the game…
Posted on 12 Sep 2007
Never Check a Bag with British Airways
I repeat, NEVER check a bag with the most incompetent airline in the world when it comes to handling your luggage… that, and a whole bunch of other stuff…
Posted on 10 Sep 2007
World Cup Action Through Three Heats
The lowdown and an assessment of play thus far…
Posted on 06 Sep 2007
World Cup of Poker
That and golf, an improved version of “Coffee, Soda, Juice,” and the High Stakes Poker Showdown on PokerStars…
Posted on 03 Sep 2007
I’m Out, but a Very Happy Man
I was very happy with my play in Barcelona and excited about my level of confidence going forward…
Posted on 31 Aug 2007
I fought through a Jet lagged Day One
and now I’m rarin’ to go on day two…
Posted on 30 Aug 2007
Big Pimpin’ In Barcelona
The atmosphere here is electric…
Posted on 28 Aug 2007
Golf in the Philippines and a Disturbing Poker Trend
Golfing in Asia is very different than the U.S. Also, I question the recent trend for poker tournaments selling coverage rights…
Posted on 26 Aug 2007
I Dig Television outside the U.S.

Due to jetlag I’ve been on a strange sleeping schedule that’s left me watching lots of television here in the Philippines…
Posted on 25 Aug 2007
I have some wishes for Michael Vick and others
For those of you who don’t already know about the recent news, HBO Real Sports did a story on dog fighting recently…
Posted on 19 Aug 2007
Golf, A Movie, and Mushu is in love!
With Marley in heat at the moment, Mushu is losing his mind...
Posted on 13 Aug 2007
Slow Poker Month
A lull in poker action after the WSOP is soon to heat up later this month...
Posted on 08 Aug 2007
A Birthday full of Games
Including a 16 hour session at the Bellagio last night…
Posted on 29 Jul 2007
Birthday Plans
It’s been a while since I offended a large group of people, so here goes!
Posted on 26 Jul 2007
Vancouver and Rain
Still in Vancouver for a few more days...
Posted on 21 Jul 2007
What's Next? Time for the EPT?
I'm going over my schedule now that the WSOP is over and I'm thinking about making some trips overseas...
Posted on 15 Jul 2007
Meeting Andre Agassi
Rarely do I meet a celebrity or athlete that makes me feel like a fan, but meeting Agassi made me feel like an awkward little boy asking for an autograph...
Posted on 08 Jul 2007
$50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Predictions
The structure for this event is very different than the structures for the smaller events...
Posted on 24 Jun 2007
Video Blogs are Back
The latest video blog includes a tour of my new pad...
Posted on 03 Jun 2007
Time flies, it's WSOP time again
The year seemed to go by in a flash, but it's time once again for poker's most prestigious event...
Posted on 31 May 2007
Playing Bad Poker But Strangely Happy
Not all that into playing poker these days...
Posted on 22 May 2007
High Stakes Poker
Yesterday I took part in filming season four and today I'm hoping to get some play time on today's schedule...
Posted on 14 May 2007
I Bet You
I played in one of the most entertaining games I've played in ages, with a crazy group of characters...
Posted on 09 May 2007
I Shall Live
I've been reading a book recently that I can't put down...
Posted on 02 May 2007
The WPT Championship
Absolutely, without question, the worst hand I've played in... well, I don't remember how long...
Posted on 27 Apr 2007
The Next Stage of My Life
This new house brings me one step closer to where I want to be in life...
Posted on 17 Apr 2007
It's Moving Day!
I'm finally moving into a new house and it's been a long time coming...
Posted on 10 Apr 2007
Hustled for the Very Last Time!
Easter dinner turned into a rather unpleasant situation...
Posted on 09 Apr 2007
Learning to use all my Powers!
I read a blog recently that helped me understand how to tap into all of my poker powers!!!
Posted on 01 Apr 2007
American Idol
This is the first season I've watched the show all the way through and I think it's riveting television, but some Amercians are out to destroy it...
Posted on 28 Mar 2007
Degeneratum at it's Best
Lots to cover from poker players across America being duped, the Reno WPT event, bowling, and finally, a marathon chinese poker session...
Posted on 27 Mar 2007
Odds of winning a WSOP Bracelet
This discussion came up on some internet forums so I thought I'd throw my two cents in...
Posted on 23 Mar 2007
Teaching Patrick Props
Played my first live session of the year at Bellagio this year with David Benyamine, Patrick Antonious, Jennifer Harman, and Eli Elezra...
Posted on 19 Mar 2007
Bay 101 is the Bomb
Now you should know by now that I don't say stuff like that unless I mean it, and am always wiling to criticize, but this is a spot I love more and more each time...
Posted on 12 Mar 2007
I am such an Idiot
Most of you will think I'm crazy for being so upset about this, but I am, and I don't really care...
Posted on 11 Mar 2007
In Response to Mark Kreidler
A writer for espn.com wrote a column recently about Al D'Amato and I don't think it was very good...
Posted on 07 Mar 2007
My NBC Bracket Picks with reasoning
Here are my picks with comments. Also, 3rd round predicitons with the actually players who are there...
Posted on 03 Mar 2007
NBC Heads Up: Time for Bracketology
It's that time of year again. Time to fill out your brackets for the National Heads Up Poker Championship on NBC. Also a bizarre story from my youth involving NBC...
Posted on 28 Feb 2007
The Commerce Rocks
What a great facility, structure, food options, etc. It is the best poker facility I've ever seen...
Posted on 25 Feb 2007
Citizen Kane
If you don't like movies or television, then this blog might not be for you...
Posted on 23 Feb 2007
A Poker Story from the "Old Days"
A two week bet to put in 140 hours in two weeks and avering at least one big bet an hour...
Posted on 20 Feb 2007
Welcoming a new member to the family!!!
It's official, there will be a new addition to the Negreanu family! That, and why I suck at online poker, the NBA All-Star game, and wasting way too much time on internet poker forums...
Posted on 17 Feb 2007
Trading Places
It's one of my favorite movies. Anyway, here is a clip I want to share with all of you...
Posted on 15 Feb 2007
Blackface
Lots of discussion about my latest video blog...
Posted on 14 Feb 2007
Shooting Pool, and Phil Gordon done lost his mind!
I made the sickest 9-ball run ever last night against Gavin Smith. In other news, I read a recent Phil Gordon article that was so ridiculous I felt compelled to respond...
Posted on 13 Feb 2007
Poker Gossip
Lots of bizarre things happening in the poker world today, so much so, that I figured I'd chime in...
Posted on 12 Feb 2007
An Inconvenient Truth
That Al Gore seems to be a passionate and great man. Too bad he got cheated in 2000 and we ended up with the jerk that it's office now...
Posted on 09 Feb 2007
I'm Off to LA for a couple Days
The Super Bowl was fun, but now it's time for a quick trip to LA for a HEads Up tournament...
Posted on 06 Feb 2007
Super Bowl Sunday
Colts 34 Bears 17. That's my prediction...
Posted on 04 Feb 2007
Joe Rogan Revisited
I actually listened to that clip from a couple years ago after reading Joe Rogan's blog, and realized that I was wrong...
Posted on 03 Feb 2007
Mike Matusow on High Stakes Poker
Maybe I stuck the needle a little too deep...
Posted on 01 Feb 2007
The NFL is a Disgrace
Before we go celebrate the American pastime, the Super Bowl, here are a few things you should know about the league and it’s practices… (no poker content whatsoever)
Posted on 30 Jan 2007
Opie and Anthony... again
I don't listen to the show, but someone sent me a link to something they said about me recently on their show...
Posted on 29 Jan 2007
January was a Success
Now it's time to go home...
Posted on 27 Jan 2007
Let's do it all over Again
I'm in AC now, set to play another event early in the morning...
Posted on 26 Jan 2007
Final Table Time
For the third consecutive year I find myself at a final table in Tunica, Mississippi. Here is a rundown of the players and my view of them...
Posted on 25 Jan 2007
Down to 18 in Tunica
My flow is spot on…
Posted on 24 Jan 2007
Day Two in the Books
I lost my mind in the morning but settled as the day went on. Also, a challenge to all tournament director's in this country...
Posted on 23 Jan 2007
End of Day One in Tunica
I started off slowly but picked it up in the end...
Posted on 21 Jan 2007
A Short Stop in Vegas and it's back on the road
I watched an insane amount of television in the last few days...
Posted on 20 Jan 2007
Without God I'm Useless
This blog isn't meant to be preachy in any way, shape, or form, but I'd be lying if I didn't mention the fact that my belief in God is an important part of my life...
Posted on 16 Jan 2007
I completely blew it in Australia
I started off dodging bullets and then did something totally out of character...
Posted on 14 Jan 2007
On the Borrow in Australia
Apparently the 100K buy in wasn't a typo after all...
Posted on 11 Jan 2007
Off to Australia
I'm in the airport in Bahamas on my way to Miami, LA, and finally to Australia. It's given me a little time to reflect on poker...
Posted on 09 Jan 2007
Day 1 is in the books and I feel good
Working out really does make you feel super human…
Posted on 06 Jan 2007
On the Road, the LV Journal, and the Video Blog
writing from the airport... (updated)
Posted on 04 Jan 2007
I'm shaving my head
Just cause...
Posted on 02 Jan 2007
Merry Christmas!
Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza, and all that good stuff...
Posted on 28 Dec 2006
Believe in Yourself
Without self confidence you won't be winning any tournaments any time soon...
Posted on 19 Dec 2006
33 left at the Bellagio
My goal was to end day 3 with 500,000 in chips, but I fell way short with 174,000...
Posted on 18 Dec 2006
Bellagio Tournament, A Quickie
A Quick Update...
Posted on 17 Dec 2006
I Have a New Protege!
That, and Kameo on X-BOX 360, Jamie Lynn-Sigler, a horrible flight, the Bellagio main event, and my book...
Posted on 15 Dec 2006
No Limit- A Search for the American Dream
I just watched it and this is what I thought of it...
Posted on 29 Nov 2006
No Poker Content
The following blog is about everything bit poker. hockey, football, and TV...
Posted on 27 Nov 2006
Happy Tortured and Murdered Bird Day!
Otherwise known as Thanksgiving I guess...
Posted on 24 Nov 2006
FCP Golf Weekend and Comedy Festival
Another fun packed Weeked at Daniel's and great news about FCP... U.S. Players welcome!
Posted on 22 Nov 2006
Down to 30 in Foxwoods
I got a little frustrated today about the event structure, but I surely didn’t let it distract me from my play as I put in a solid effort today…
Posted on 14 Nov 2006
I made it through the day!
Good news, there is actually some poker content in the following blog...
Posted on 13 Nov 2006
Hockey Night at E-DOG's
Starting a new Thursday night tradition hopefully...
Posted on 09 Nov 2006
Haven't Felt Like Writing Lately
I've been doing a lot of vegging, but haven't felt like writing recently...oh, and I played poker too...
Posted on 05 Nov 2006
Long Time No Blog
It feels like it's been ages since my last entry...
Posted on 30 Oct 2006
Niagara Falls
The event has exceeded everyone's expectations, including mine...
Posted on 25 Oct 2006
Not as Good as I should be
A little recap of High Stakes Poker season 3, and a general feel for where my head is at...
Posted on 15 Oct 2006
My New Family
The PPL draft was a huge success and I officially feel "wicked smart" with the way I approached it...
Posted on 08 Oct 2006
U.S. Politics is Quite a Joke
Bill Frist weasels his way into getting his bill past like a slithery snake...
Posted on 04 Oct 2006
In Toronto until Oct 3rd
Monday I'll be doing Off the Record as well as the Fan 590 with Bob McCown...
Posted on 02 Oct 2006
AHL Draft in Toronto
It's that time of year again and I'm at the airport now headed to Toronto for my fantasy hockey draft...
Posted on 29 Sep 2006
I'm officially a member of the PPL!
The most exciting thing to happen to poker since the WPT started televising poker years ago...
Posted on 27 Sep 2006
The ABC Pro-AM
The Monopoly game televised...
Posted on 26 Sep 2006
Clarifying my Ahmadinejad Remarks
Too many people got the wrong idea from my last blog...
Posted on 25 Sep 2006
TV Blog and the ABC Pro-Am
Been watching lots of TV, and tomorrow I will be playing on TV in a fun Pro-Am event scheduled to air on ABC...
Posted on 25 Sep 2006
Ian Leggatt and Friends Golf and Poker Tournament
My trip here in Toronto is coming to an end...
Posted on 21 Sep 2006
Everything Happens for a Reason
This trip hasn’t been going according to plan, but that doesn’t mean that the time is lost…
Posted on 16 Sep 2006
Tampa Bay, Golf, and the Biggest Goof in WSOP History
Tampa Bay was a blast, the golf game is looking up, and the floor staff at the WSOP totally destroyed the integrity of the main event...
Posted on 11 Sep 2006
Chillin' In Tampa
I be chillin’ in Tampa Bay, and so far things have been pretty cool…
Posted on 07 Sep 2006
Remember Me?
It's been a while...
Posted on 04 Sep 2006
The WPT is Back in Action
Another huge turnout in LA, plus a night at the Comedy Stop, and a response from the WPT in regards to the stupid lawsuit...
Posted on 27 Aug 2006
Back from San Diego
24, Breakfast Club, I'm kind of a racist, and my recent vacation to San Diego...
Posted on 23 Aug 2006
Vacation Time in San Diego
I'm on vacation in San Diego for a few days of R and R...
Posted on 19 Aug 2006
Fantasy Football, Online Poker, and Bloggin'
A whole bunch of random topics including behavioral profiling, and what would a blog be without some lawuit talk?
Posted on 14 Aug 2006
Proposed 2007 WSOP Schedule
If it were up to me, here is what I would propose for a wonderful World Series of Poker schedule that best resembles what the WSOP should be all about...
Posted on 20 Jul 2006
$2500 Short Handed NL Hold'em
I'm chipleader after day one...
Posted on 01 Jul 2006
Tournament of Champions
A run down of day one...
Posted on 26 Jun 2006
$206,800
That's what my Protege Brian Fidler won in Tahoe... plus, tons of FCP NEWS, my new video blog, and of course, I golfed...big surprise!
Posted on 23 Jun 2006
I feel like a Proud Pappa
My Protégé, Brian Fidler, is exceeding expectations in a big way…
Posted on 19 Jun 2006
Protege is Cleaning House!
I'm amazed at how well my protege, Brian Fidler, is doing in just his second big time event...
Posted on 18 Jun 2006
Weekend at Daniel's Hockey Edition
We had another awesome crew of people come out for another Weekend at Daniel's and I think it's safe to say that everyone had a great time...
Posted on 13 Jun 2006
Golf, Make A Wish, and Weekend at Daniel's
I golfed (no surprise there), spent an afternoon with a nice family, and am now preparing for a fun packed weekend...
Posted on 10 Jun 2006
18 a Day
That's all I can even think about right now... I'm totally obsessed with golf...
Posted on 07 Jun 2006
I dun' been Gamblin'
Whether it be poker or golf, I've been gambling pretty hard recently...
Posted on 01 Jun 2006
The Million Dollar Mark
Last night's session at the Bellagio put me over a million this year in the big game...
Posted on 27 May 2006
To Burbank and Back
I woke up at 6:00am and was awake for the next 24 hours shooting poker shows and playing in the big game...
Posted on 26 May 2006
My, My, My American Pie
This past weekend I felt like I was in the movie American Pie "The Wedding" when some old friends from high school were in town for a wedding...
Posted on 23 May 2006
Poker and Golf... Life is Good
Recently I've been living the life I'd always dreamed of when I first started grinding it out in little rooms across Toronto...
Posted on 19 May 2006
A Busy Week
This should really be three blogs but I've been too busy to get them done...
Posted on 16 May 2006
Protege Wins! Golf, Sports, and Vegas Fun
Man, I've really been living it up lately and am really enjoying life...
Posted on 10 May 2006
Time for ME!
Since being home from Toronto I've been relaxing and taking time for myself...
Posted on 05 May 2006
The Proudest Moment of My Life
I have never worked so hard on anything and been so satisfied than I have this week..
Posted on 02 May 2006
Hanging with the Proteges
My first full day in Toronto was a lot of fun...
Posted on 29 Apr 2006
Getting on a Plane
On my way to Toronto right now for the Daniel Negreanu Protege Final...
Posted on 27 Apr 2006
A Writing Machine
I just put in a solid session of writing and man does that take a load off...
Posted on 22 Apr 2006
BOOOOOOOORING!
That about sums up my first day at the WPT Championship...
Posted on 20 Apr 2006
Gearing up for the WPT Championship and some FCP News
I spent the day relaxing and studying for the start of the tournament tomorrow. Also, some FCP News you'll all want to know about...
Posted on 19 Apr 2006
Sick of Hold'em
I forgot how much more I enjoy playing mixed games rather than the the same game over, and over, and over, and over again...
Posted on 17 Apr 2006
High Stakes Poker: Season 2
I put in another 28 hours of poker on the show as well as three more hours playing in the dark at the Bellagio...
Posted on 13 Apr 2006
E-DOG Wins and Gongaza alum eats 60 pieces of Sushi!
Erick Lindgren won the tournament today at the Bellagio and we celebrated that night with him and some of the Gonzaga boyz...
Posted on 10 Apr 2006
Oh man, I'm out...
I've been on a bad streak of getting cold decked...
Posted on 07 Apr 2006
I Made a Mistake
I should not have agreed to play in the London event and take full responsibility for that mistake...
Posted on 05 Apr 2006
Toronto to London
I'm in London now after a short stop in Toronto to crown the seat #10 Protege winner of the Red Hot Poker Tour's TPC...
Posted on 03 Apr 2006
Poker, Mommy, and a Trip to Toronto
A frustrating poker session, a wonderful dinner at Mommy's, and an upcoming road trip...
Posted on 31 Mar 2006
A Tough One to Swallow
Man, I really thought I was cruising right along until disaster hit...
Posted on 29 Mar 2006
FCP will Host the Biggest Online Poker Tournament in History
FCP Announces The Poker Classic with a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000. Along with that announcement, comes the "Spring Has Sprung Reload Bonus." All that, and a funny phone call I just had with a telemarketer, poor guy, lol...
Posted on 24 Mar 2006
Poker, Blackjack, my Father and a show called Unan1mous
That basically gives you a rough outline of what this blog is all about...
Posted on 23 Mar 2006
Poker Mode
I'm ready to play some poker...
Posted on 21 Mar 2006
Real Poker
This blog is all about poker, so if that doesn't interest you, well... you can skip it!
Posted on 20 Mar 2006
Lazy Boy
Yup, that is officially my new nickname as I haven't left the house in... when was it? Hmmm, oh well, I don't remember!
Posted on 18 Mar 2006
I'm Back
My secret trip is over and I'm back at home and lovin' it...
Posted on 14 Mar 2006
That One Hurt
I really thought I was on my way to winning the NBC Heads Up event, but it just wasn't meant to be I guess...
Posted on 08 Mar 2006
From Sweet Sixteen to Elite Eight!
I'm cruisin' people, I'm really cruisin'...
Posted on 06 Mar 2006
NBC Heads Up Championship: Day One
A bitter sweet result for me against my good friend Evelyn Ng...
Posted on 04 Mar 2006
Golfing at Shadow Creek
Two straight days of golf and I'm not even all that soar!
Posted on 03 Mar 2006
I'm Staying Home, YES!
It looks like I have a nice little stretch ahead where I'll be home in Las Vegas...
Posted on 01 Mar 2006
The TV Blog
No poker content whatsoever, just a lot of opinions on a wide variety of topics...
Posted on 26 Feb 2006
Too Much Fun
I've literally just been having too much fun while in L.A. and I'm ready to get some rest...
Posted on 24 Feb 2006
OK, OK, OK, So LA Isn't All that Bad
I just spent a few days doing the town in L.A. and I guess I can understand why people live here after all...
Posted on 21 Feb 2006
Poker's Greatest Night
The Cardplayer.com/Bodog Awards and the L.A.P.C...
Posted on 18 Feb 2006
A Week with No Sleep in Toronto
OK, so I did get a little sleep, but it didn't really feel like it...
Posted on 14 Feb 2006
Blog Update
I have been beyond busy over the last few days...
Posted on 13 Feb 2006
FCP Weekend at Caesars Palace
FCP Weekend at Daniel's II is officially in the books and I think it's safe to say that everyone involved had an awesome time…
Posted on 07 Feb 2006
First Session of 2006
After being on the road for all of January I finally had a chance to play for a few hours down at the Bellagio...
Posted on 03 Feb 2006
Seven Years Ago
I'm finally home after an exhausting month on the road... Plus, a little story from my past, and some Protege News...
Posted on 31 Jan 2006
BOO YAA!
I wrote in the forums that when I won my next tournament the title of the blog would be a simple yet clear response to the haters...
Posted on 28 Jan 2006
On to the Final Table
I had a roller coaster day, up, down, and up again on the leaderboard, but ended the day in excellent shape...
Posted on 27 Jan 2006
Well Whaddya Know, I Got Me Some Chips!
Day two is officially in the books and with 27 players remaining I sit in 5th place with 140,200...
Posted on 25 Jan 2006
I'm Still In!
I know, I know, shocking isn't it?
Posted on 25 Jan 2006
I'm OK
This blog is going to seem pretty random and pretty scattered...
Posted on 22 Jan 2006
Live Tennis is Sick!
I've watched Tennis on television before, but it's just nothing like being there live...
Posted on 16 Jan 2006
Aussie Millions
That might have been the toughest run I've been through in a tournament...
Posted on 15 Jan 2006
Traveling the Globe with D-Dubya
I ended up having company on my 15 hour flight to Melbourne, Australia…
Posted on 14 Jan 2006
Miami is No Joke
The Miami airport is no place to be having any fun...
Posted on 12 Jan 2006
Golf is Good
What could be a better way to spend an afternoon...
Posted on 11 Jan 2006
24, in 24
I have been locked up in my hotel room for the last 34 hours and I have a confession to make…
Posted on 07 Jan 2006
Excited and Nervous
I'm about to embark on a month long journey around the world playing five major tournaments along the way...
Posted on 04 Jan 2006
Happy New Year!
The start of 2006 is here and I thought I'd share some of my playing for the coming year with you all...
Posted on 02 Jan 2006
My Best Session Yet
Slowly but surely, I'm becoming more comfortable playing longer hours online in one sitting...
Posted on 31 Dec 2005
Doin' the Online Thing
I am pretty immersed right now in playing heads up limit hold'em online, and am having a good bit of fun with it actually...
Posted on 30 Dec 2005
My Racist Dog and Some Humble Pie
Bad news about my dog Mushu, and some news on my heads up game with the Clown crew...
Posted on 28 Dec 2005
Merry Christmas!
The way things are going I wouldn't be surprised if the phrase "Merry Christmas" becomes illegal...
Posted on 25 Dec 2005
WPT is a Go!
I've been on the phone all day about the WPT e-mail and it's release, and I'm really happy about the result...
Posted on 23 Dec 2005
LA, Survivor, Paula Abdul, WPT, and Poker
I'm a lot more focused on playing poker recently and really have missed playing limit hold'em. There's that, and a whole bunch of other random thoughts in this blog including homosexuality, Paula Abdul, and a major issue with the WPT...
Posted on 23 Dec 2005
I Hate Banks!
I really do, probably the most annoying afternoons are those spent waiting in line at the bank...
Posted on 21 Dec 2005
There is Hope
In a previous blog I mentioned that the future of mixed game poker is in jeapordy, but after tonight, I'm not so sure...
Posted on 20 Dec 2005
Old School versus New School
The poker landscape has changed so much since the internet age, that some aspects of poker etiquette are lost on some of the new breed...
Posted on 17 Dec 2005
England, Ireland, Same Difference!
I spent a day with the boys from overseas after playing in the USA vs. World event...
Posted on 16 Dec 2005
Three Hours Short of "The Cycle"
A WPT tournament, and a long night of poker at the Bellagio...
Posted on 14 Dec 2005
WPT Five Diamond Classic, Day One
I made it through the first day with mixed emotions...
Posted on 13 Dec 2005
Fullcontactpoker.com Goes Live!
Well, it's official, the Protege program is off and running and you can now play poker at fullcontactpoker.com...
Posted on 08 Dec 2005
It's Almost Party Time!
It is almost time for the FCP party and I just can't wait...
Posted on 06 Dec 2005
Poker Night in Canada!
I finally decided to play a little poker after the Bulldogs/Marlies game in Hamilton...
Posted on 03 Dec 2005
NHL Alumni vs. Bay St. Bullies
I was invited to coach my second ever hockey game and had another talented lineup in front of me...
Posted on 02 Dec 2005
Sports Celebrity Festival
A lot of money has been raised this week for a very good cause...
Posted on 01 Dec 2005
Just Call me Kreskin!
I went to the Leafs/Habs game tonight and I still can't believe what I did...
Posted on 27 Nov 2005
Murphy's Law: Part Deux
I just had yet another day where nothing seemed to go right...
Posted on 26 Nov 2005
House Game!
It has been a while since I entertained guests, but I just had to show off my new TV!
Posted on 23 Nov 2005
Doin' Vegas Like a Tourist
The comedy festival is in town and I had a chance to catch one of the shows...
Posted on 19 Nov 2005
Poker and Props, Gotta Love it!
Combining props and poker raises your level of intensity to new highs...
Posted on 17 Nov 2005
Murphy's Law
Doesn't it go something like, "what can go wrong will go wrong?" I dunno, but it's something like that...
Posted on 16 Nov 2005
Poker Superstars III and Dinner with Jeffrey Pollack
The Poker Superstars III is underway and in between heats I had a chance to have dinner with Jeffrey Pollack who now runs the WSOP...
Posted on 10 Nov 2005
Tournament of Champions
The players have been lied to...
Posted on 06 Nov 2005
High Stakes Poker: Final Day
Ok, the show is over and I am officially exhausted...
Posted on 05 Nov 2005
High Stakes Poker: Day Two
A short run down of some key hands from today...
Posted on 04 Nov 2005
High Stakes Poker: Day One
I put in an eight hour session today playing no limit hold'em and am really happy with my focus and performance...
Posted on 03 Nov 2005
Halloween, High Stakes Poker, and the FCP Charter Member Program
Lots to cover in this blog, from my halloween night to the High Stakes Poker show I'm doing tomorrow. Most importantly, is the FCP Charter Member program...
Posted on 02 Nov 2005
Up and Down like a Yo-Yo
I finally got to play in a short handed game tonight which generally means bigger swings...
Posted on 31 Oct 2005
It Must have been a Full Moon
It was a very bizarre evening at the poker tables for me last night in more ways then one...
Posted on 29 Oct 2005
I'm a Props Man Now
Yesterday was my first real day of playing all the props and it makes the game so much more fun...
Posted on 27 Oct 2005
Six Flights in Two Days
An unfortunate trip to Grand Rapids, a trip to LA... oh, and I hate the WSOP 2006 schedule...
Posted on 26 Oct 2005
Hitting a Groove
After taking a day off to rest, I head back to the poker room for a short session after attending a charity event in the afternoon...
Posted on 23 Oct 2005
A Day at the Office
With some free time in the coming weeks, I plan on logging more hours at the tables...
Posted on 22 Oct 2005
I Love Poker
Despite losing a tough hand in the tournament, I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day playing some poker with the big boys...
Posted on 20 Oct 2005
So Far So Good
Day one is in the books and I'm very happy with my play today...
Posted on 19 Oct 2005
Tomorrow is the Big Day!
Ok, I am officially ready to start playing some poker and am really looking forward to getting underway...
Posted on 18 Oct 2005
Training Day: Day Two
Day two was a day to relax, have some fun, and get focused. Plus a detailed explanation if the truth behind the relevance of your buy in...
Posted on 14 Oct 2005
$5-$10 NL at Wynn Las Vegas
I'm on a mission to prepare for the WPT event this week, and my first important stop was Wynn Las Vegas...
Posted on 13 Oct 2005
Jonesing for Poker!
After watching the main event on ESPN last night, it lit a fire under my...
Posted on 12 Oct 2005
The Random Blog
I couldn't come up with a name for: doing a show for STACKED on MTV, watching Survivor, fantasy football, fantasy hockey, and an online tournament cash for your's truly...
Posted on 09 Oct 2005
Home Sweet Home
Man I hate being away for so long. I really miss my Reality TV and my trusty Tivo. I also came up with a fun show idea you might all like... :-)
Posted on 03 Oct 2005
Quite Frankly…
Today I flew to New York and back to do a show called , “Quite Frankly, with Stephen A. Smith.”
Posted on 27 Sep 2005
Football, Poker, and Family
That's how I spent my Saturday and it was a day well spent...
Posted on 26 Sep 2005
Happy Birthday Luke & Lin!
My new niece and nephew celebrated their 1st and 4th Birthday respectively, and when that was done I spent some time playing some online poker...
Posted on 25 Sep 2005
What DID I do today?
Wow, time flies when you are sitting on a couch all day doing nothing...
Posted on 24 Sep 2005
Hockey! Hockey! Hockey!
I've been spending all of my time preparing for the most exciting day of the year: the AHL Fantasy Hockey Draft...
Posted on 23 Sep 2005
The Borgata
I've never had to do this in my entire life, but I was involved in a situation that was never more perfect for this play...
Posted on 20 Sep 2005
A Long Road Trip Ahead
Tonight I'll be flying across country and won't return home for two weeks...
Posted on 18 Sep 2005
Pushed to the Limit
This has been a tough month. I've been working so hard and the schedule doesn't look any lighter ahead...
Posted on 14 Sep 2005
Working like a Mad Man!
Seriously, man have I been working hard this week...
Posted on 12 Sep 2005
Get Your Paddle On!
Golf was awesome, the Luau was cool, but surfing topped the list...
Posted on 04 Sep 2005
Aloha from Hawaii!
This place is so beautiful it truly is difficult to put into words...
Posted on 02 Sep 2005
WPT Legends Event
Hey, whaddya know, a blog with a little poker in it...
Posted on 31 Aug 2005
Table 24 Seat 5
That's where I'll be sitting in today's WPT event at the Bike...
Posted on 28 Aug 2005
Two Days of Hell...muth
I love the guy, but after two days of hearing how great he is it can wear on you a little bit!
Posted on 26 Aug 2005
Married Life is Good!
So far so good, I couldn't be happier with Lori...
Posted on 24 Aug 2005
I Just got Married!
Did that really just happen?
Posted on 20 Aug 2005
E-DOG turns 29!
Yesterday was Erick's birthday and we celebrated at Shadow Creek, Cintaro, and finally at Ya-ming...
Posted on 13 Aug 2005
Golf is Awesome!
Talk about an addicting game, Golf just grabs you...
Posted on 11 Aug 2005
Who's Mr. McGuinty?
I had a blast this week in Toronto. It was "almost" like a vacation...
Posted on 09 Aug 2005
Next Stop: Toronto
Some scary news today had me second guessing the whole trip...
Posted on 02 Aug 2005
Good Times
The weekend went about as smoothly as it could have and I think everyone had a good time...
Posted on 01 Aug 2005
Governator Sucks!
Dude called me with two threes and I don't think I'll ever get over it...
Posted on 30 Jul 2005
Meetings, Meeting, and more Meetings
The fun is about to get started and a lot of work has gone into the "FCP Logo Weekend"...
Posted on 29 Jul 2005
Summer Birthdays
Growing up as a kid I used to hate having a summertime birthday...
Posted on 26 Jul 2005
Breathe Again
I was actually a pretty big Toni Braxton fan back in the day…
Posted on 22 Jul 2005
Getting it Done
My Challenge Match results are headed in the right direction, but the hours have taken a toll on me...
Posted on 19 Jul 2005
Back in the Black, The Surreal Life, and the FCP Party
After a rocky start to my Challenge Matches at Wynn Las Vegas, things are starting to look up. Also, a look at this whole celebrity thing and finally some news on an upcoming private FCP party...
Posted on 15 Jul 2005
Tired
With traveling across country, playing Challenge Matches, special events, and media, all after an exhausting month at the WSOP I’m running on empty…
Posted on 14 Jul 2005
West, East, then West again in less than 24 Hours
A $500,000 match vs. John Doe in Vegas, a funeral in Grand Rapids, and back for a live poker event at Wynn...
Posted on 13 Jul 2005
OK, Well that Sucked!
Man, that's not exactly how I was hoping things would go for me in the main event...
Posted on 10 Jul 2005
I'm Ready for War
I spent the day preparing for an all out war that starts tomorrow for me...
Posted on 08 Jul 2005
Lots of Stuff!
I have a lot of things to share, including a new unprecedented marketing alliance between STACKED with Daniel Negreanu and MTV...
Posted on 06 Jul 2005
No Win Situation
Writing a blog can be really tricky...
Posted on 04 Jul 2005
Shopping Spree!
Another early exit lead to a shopping spree...
Posted on 03 Jul 2005
Turning the Corner
I was in the thick of things in the $3000 buy in no limit hold'em event...
Posted on 02 Jul 2005
A Little Steamed Up
It's tough on anybody to lose this many days in a row, which makes professional poker a high stress occupation...
Posted on 30 Jun 2005
Cleaning House!
Literally...
Posted on 29 Jun 2005
Taking Time Off..
I'm not having a lot of fun down at the WSOP so I've decided to take some time off...
Posted on 26 Jun 2005
Poker Mountain and some Random Thoughts
I think it's about time I clarify what's been happening with Poker Mountain...
Posted on 20 Jun 2005
Ooh Baby!
Things are starting to look up for me and today was definitely a turning point...
Posted on 18 Jun 2005
Lots of Poker
Played all kinds of poker today...
Posted on 17 Jun 2005
A Doggy for Mommy
I decided to spread a little warmth by making my mother happy...
Posted on 16 Jun 2005
Where to Begin?
It's been a while since my last entry, but a lot has happened in that time...
Posted on 14 Jun 2005
FCP Logo Contest
I was kicking back at the house today when I came up with a fun idea...
Posted on 08 Jun 2005
A Season of Life
Today was a great day for me and I feel great...
Posted on 06 Jun 2005
A Bizarre Day
First the WSOP event, then a weird black dude, and finally the Barry Greenstein rush...
Posted on 05 Jun 2005
WSOP Day One and Match 1 vs. Barry Greenstein
I didn't last long in the tournament, but that didn't stop me from putting in a 12 hour day...
Posted on 04 Jun 2005
Tying up Loose Ends
In the last two days I did my best to clear my schedule so I can focus on the WSOP that starts tomorrow...
Posted on 03 Jun 2005
Chillin' with Lori
Things are about to get hectic, so I spent the last couple days turning off the rest of the world...
Posted on 31 May 2005
The Battle of the Champions
Man, it wasn't for a lot of money but boy did I want to win that thing...
Posted on 28 May 2005
There will be no Rematch
Playing Joe Cassidy limit hold'em heads up is akin to beating my head against the wall...
Posted on 25 May 2005
$200,000 Challenge Match vs. Joe Cassidy
The scouting report on my limit hold'em game must not be good as all of my first three matches have been in limit hold'em...
Posted on 24 May 2005
The Wynn Cocktail Party
Yet another opportunity to do my shtick...
Posted on 23 May 2005
What a Week
This might have been a good week for me to do a reality show. I was all over the place…
Posted on 21 May 2005
Blog Update
A preview of what's to come...
Posted on 19 May 2005
$500,000 Challenge Match vs. Mimi Tran
Just in from Ohio there was little time for me to relax before having to get back to work...
Posted on 17 May 2005
Ohio State University
I was there for less than 24 hours and things seemed to go smoothly…
Posted on 16 May 2005
The Room was Buzzing
It was a Friday night and the place was packed...
Posted on 14 May 2005
A Fun Day on the Golf Course
I didn't do anything productive really, although it depends how you look at it...
Posted on 12 May 2005
Best Poker on TV?
I'd have to go with NBC's National Heads Up Poker Championship...
Posted on 10 May 2005
Airport Security Makes Me Laugh
The idea of a “random” search is anything but random…
Posted on 09 May 2005
You HAVE to rent Coach Carter
What a great movie that was. Oh, and I'm out of the WSOP Circuit event...
Posted on 09 May 2005
A Scary Night
Things didn't go as planned on this visit to Toronto...
Posted on 08 May 2005
In the Air Again
This is the first blog I’ve ever written from 10,000 feet…
Posted on 05 May 2005
Coming Home Happy
A rough trip ends up being well worth it...
Posted on 03 May 2005
Embarking on a New Journey
I have a big surprise in store for Lori that I know she is going to love...
Posted on 02 May 2005
A High Stress Week and Lori
I love my new position at the Wynn, but with that position comes great responsibility. Couple that with spending a week with my ex-fiance and you have a stressful week..
Posted on 01 May 2005
The Wynn's Grand Opening
The grand opening went off without a hitch...
Posted on 28 Apr 2005
Filling in Some Blanks
Man did that last blog create quite the stir...
Posted on 27 Apr 2005
The Blank Blog
I've been meaning to write a blog over the last few days but realized that there were just too many blanks to fill...
Posted on 26 Apr 2005
I Played my Heart Out
I couldn't have tried harder in the WPT Championship, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be...
Posted on 22 Apr 2005
Focus Danielsan Focus
This is going to be a quickie since I have other things to attend to...
Posted on 20 Apr 2005
The Calm Before the Storm
I spent a relatively quiet day today thinking about the task ahead...
Posted on 19 Apr 2005
Maureen and Bob are the Bomb!
Every year around this time Bob and Maureen Feduniak throw a Garden Party that gets better and better every year...
Posted on 18 Apr 2005
Preparing for the WPT Championship
Yesterday was kind of hectic for me, but I'm doing all of the right things in preparation for the big one...
Posted on 17 Apr 2005
PPT and a Little Side Action
The tournament didn't go all that well for me, but it gave me a chance to play a little poker on the side...
Posted on 16 Apr 2005
OK, I'm ready to play some Poker
I've got all of my ducks in a row and I'm really itchin' to play some cards...
Posted on 15 Apr 2005
Carlos' Birthday 2005
We got together to celebrate Carlos' birthday. Dinner, and some gambling... big surprise huh?
Posted on 14 Apr 2005
Gamblin' with Josh and the Boys
I've really been enjoying my "vacation" here at home on my couch, but decided to hang with the boys last night and have some fun....
Posted on 13 Apr 2005
A Little No Limit Hold'em
I was looking for a big game last night, but instead happened on a fun little no limit hold'em game...
Posted on 10 Apr 2005
Karaoke Night and the Cincinnati Kid
Last night was Karaoke night and I had a really good time with some old friends...
Posted on 09 Apr 2005
Super Blog is Finally Here
The following blog covers the entire week of April 1-7 that I spent in Toronto...
Posted on 08 Apr 2005
Grinding it out in the $2000-$4000 game
I finally put in another session at the tables...
Posted on 31 Mar 2005
Doing Reno in less than 24 hours
Got in at 11:00pm and was back on a plane by 5:00pm the next day...
Posted on 29 Mar 2005
My Father
March 21, 1996 was a rough day for the family...
Posted on 28 Mar 2005
I feel like a working stiff!
Two days of shooting down, and one more to go...
Posted on 25 Mar 2005
Bloggin'
I have so much stuff to write about but I haven't had 15 spare minutes...
Posted on 24 Mar 2005
WSOP Circuit at the Rio
I felt really prepared for the event, but you simply can't win em' all...
Posted on 21 Mar 2005
So Much to Say, So Little Time
I planned on writing an entry both yesterday and the day before but was totally exhausted...
Posted on 20 Mar 2005
And.... I'm Spent
A full day to say the least...
Posted on 17 Mar 2005
A Little Bit Rock Star
I’m normally not too big on the whole limousine thing, but today was kind of fun…
Posted on 16 Mar 2005
7:14 in the AM
and I'm still goin'...
Posted on 14 Mar 2005
Having a Little Fun
I need to be more careful about what I write in these blogs...
Posted on 13 Mar 2005
Not Much to Say
Not everything that goes through my head are things that I'm comfortable sharing...
Posted on 11 Mar 2005
Phil Hellmuth won a Poker Tournament?
Looks like old Phil just might be back to playing good again...
Posted on 07 Mar 2005
The National Heads Up Poker Championship
This is the coolest poker tournament yet...
Posted on 05 Mar 2005
Hitchhiking to Vegas
Getting home to Vegas was a little bit more difficult than I would have imagined...
Posted on 03 Mar 2005
31 Hours of Poker
The game started seven handed, but only three players made it all the way around the clock: Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey, and myself...
Posted on 02 Mar 2005
WSOP Circuit and some 4000-8000
I sucked in the tournament but it all worked out for the best...
Posted on 28 Feb 2005
The PPT Final
I never would have believed that when all the money was on the line that I'd miss a shot at the buzzer...
Posted on 27 Feb 2005
A Day in the Twilight Zone
Most of the day was pretty normal until we walked into the Comedy Stop on Sunset Blvd...
Posted on 25 Feb 2005
The Israeli Game
I decided to kick back with some old friends the night before the WPT Invitational...
Posted on 23 Feb 2005
More Poker
Everytime I come to LA for an extended period I always end up on a horrible sleep schedule...
Posted on 22 Feb 2005
Poker and Something More Important
I finally played some live action poker, but there was something else that happened last night that was life changing...
Posted on 21 Feb 2005
I Woke Up Today
Yeah, that's pretty much it thanks for readin'...
Posted on 20 Feb 2005
Why does anyone live in LA?
Despite a frustrating and horrendous trip to get to LA I put in an excellent performance at the tables...
Posted on 19 Feb 2005
On the Road Again
I feel like I've had "some" time to unwind lately, but the next two weeks are going to be tough on the body and mind...
Posted on 18 Feb 2005
Ok, I think I'm going a little nuts!
I have had no rest in I can't remember how long...
Posted on 14 Feb 2005
The PPT and Little Matt
Hanging out with Little Matt was the highlight of my short trip to LA. The PPT was fun too, but much less important...
Posted on 11 Feb 2005
The Super Bowl , Stacked Photo Shoot, and the PPT
This really should be three separate journal entries, but I’ve been too busy to get to my computer recently…
Posted on 09 Feb 2005
A Lazy Day
Sometimes it feels really good to do absolutely nothing productive whatsoever...
Posted on 06 Feb 2005
Random Chores
Nothing too exciting really, other than me trying to "catch up" as usual...
Posted on 04 Feb 2005
Man Around Town
I chose yesterday and today to take care of some long overdue errands and had several opportunites to laugh at myself. Feel free to laugh at me too...
Posted on 03 Feb 2005
Catching My Breath
I think I’ve been pushing myself a little too hard these last few days…
Posted on 01 Feb 2005
WPT Tunica Day 3 Update
If any of you don’t think that a positive attitude has a ton to do with your poker results… well, you just don’t get it...
Posted on 26 Jan 2005
WPT Tunica Update Day Two
I just hate complaining all the time but…
Posted on 25 Jan 2005
WPT Tunica Day One Update
It seems like everyone in Tunica has a bad cold including me, but I fought through the day…
Posted on 25 Jan 2005
In Tunica, with the Right Attitude
I’m going to try something new: heading to Tunica with a positive attitude…
Posted on 23 Jan 2005
What did I do this week?
I mean, that’s a really good question. In this blog entry we've got a little "Mommy", some TILT, Harrah's WSOP Tour, Two announcements, computer problems, etc. It's a potpourri...
Posted on 22 Jan 2005
I’m Going Home!!!
I’ve never been so excited to get knocked out of a tournament than I was today…
Posted on 16 Jan 2005
The Past, Present, and Future... and TILT
Your past never goes away, but coming to terms with it makes the future bright...
Posted on 15 Jan 2005
Bahamas
Bahamas was a fun time for sure, but man did I feel like stressed out knowing that I'd have so much work to do when i got back...
Posted on 13 Jan 2005
I'm up Early
I start play today at noon but got up at around 5:00am...
Posted on 07 Jan 2005
Keeping Busy
I've spent the holidays negelecting all of my responsiblities, but recently I've been kicking it into overdrive...
Posted on 04 Jan 2005
I'm not a fan Of New Year's
I never really have been personally for a multitude of reasons
Posted on 02 Jan 2005
New York
Today I met some real heroes, men you can look up to and feel good about it...
Posted on 29 Dec 2004
A Quicky
the battery on my laptop is dying...
Posted on 29 Dec 2004
Highs and Lows
There are going to be times in life when you feel like you on top of the world, and of course other times where things don't seem all that great...
Posted on 26 Dec 2004
Just Poker
I have a million things I need to get caught up on, but all I seem to want to do lately is play poker...
Posted on 23 Dec 2004
E-mails and a little poker
I's still trying to get caught up on e-mails, I've never been this far behind before. The computer screen was giving me a headache though, so I decided to head into Bellagio for a little $4000-$8000 action...
Posted on 22 Dec 2004
I need to catch my breath
I don’t expect any sympathy from anybody, but man am I dead tired!
Posted on 21 Dec 2004
I’m having fun…lots of it!
I guess that goes with out saying when you have almost 7 million in chips…
Posted on 18 Dec 2004
Heart
For three and a half levels everything went smoothly, then things got a little hairy...
Posted on 16 Dec 2004
My Back's Against the Wall
and I couldn't be happier about the situation...
Posted on 15 Dec 2004
A late Night Entry
A no limit tournament, photo shoot, some 4000-8000, and sweating the Juanda Lederer match...
Posted on 12 Dec 2004
Same old, same old…
The Limit Hold’em event went the same as pretty much every other event I’ve played at the Bellagio…
Posted on 11 Dec 2004
Double or Nothing
My heads up match, playing pool, and a much needed day off...
Posted on 10 Dec 2004
Feeling Better...
I think I've come to terms with the situation I'm faced with and am willing to accept that I have some strengths, as well as some weaknesses...
Posted on 08 Dec 2004
I'm not all there...
There is no other real way to desribe it, I'm in a funk and can't seem to shake it...
Posted on 08 Dec 2004
Operation Destroy Juanda... (yawn)
Boredom has officially set in and I'm not sure if I want to keep bothering...
Posted on 06 Dec 2004
Juanda strikes first blood
Through four events the best I could do thus far is an 11th place finish in the stud, good for no points and no money...
Posted on 04 Dec 2004
Operation Destroy Juanda: Day 3
For the third straight tournament I've doubled my chips...
Posted on 03 Dec 2004
A little 7 Card Stud
with only 110 players in the $1500 Stud event, top prize was 264 points... oh and some money too.
Posted on 02 Dec 2004
Operation: Destroy Juanda
Let the games begin. I now embark on a two week journey to fend off John Juanda for the Player of the Year award...
Posted on 01 Dec 2004
Thanksgiving weekend Part II- A little Hockey Anyone?
It had been a very long time but I finally took in a hockey game. Not the NHL of course but just as good…
Posted on 28 Nov 2004
Thanksgiving Weekend Part I- Snow Sucks
Now I remember why I moved to Vegas...
Posted on 28 Nov 2004
Grand Rapids here I come!
I'm on my way to Grand Rapids to spend Thanksgiving with my fiance and her family...
Posted on 24 Nov 2004
Where am I?
Trying to regain my bearings after a whole lot of travelling...
Posted on 23 Nov 2004
60 Minutes, the PPT, and 200 e-mails
that basically sums up what is on the agenda for old Danny Boy on this the 19th of November.
Posted on 19 Nov 2004
Las Vegas Trip Report
The Comedy Stop… please stop, please, please stop…
Posted on 18 Nov 2004
What to do, what to do...
I have a tough decision to make, head back to Vegas now and come back to Foxwoods for the final? Or stay here and go out of my mind...
Posted on 15 Nov 2004
9:32 to go...
an amazing last 9:32 had me on an emotional roller coaster!
Posted on 15 Nov 2004
Dinner Break WPT Foxwoods
Total control and cruisin'...
Posted on 14 Nov 2004
Toronto Trip Report
It's been a while since I've updated the journal and have lots of bits and pieces to share. From Christianity to Politics, a TV cameo, radio, and to catching up with old friends...
Posted on 13 Nov 2004
In an Airport... again
It seems like I'm spending too much time in airports lately...
Posted on 10 Nov 2004
Beat down like a Step Child
That's pretty much a good description of how I feel right about now...
Posted on 08 Nov 2004
Ok, I officially hate flying...
This journal is coming to you from the airport...
Posted on 07 Nov 2004
More Poker...
So much for getting even for last night...
Posted on 06 Nov 2004
Poker!
No kiddin', I actually played poker last night...
Posted on 04 Nov 2004
Mommy's comin' to visit
Mad scramble to get the house in order...
Posted on 03 Nov 2004
I finally beat Pops!
I struggled against this crafty older player for what seemed like forever...
Posted on 02 Nov 2004
Back in Action!
Today I finally woke up ready to get some work done...
Posted on 31 Oct 2004
Video Games
Sometimes Video Games can be the ultimate escape...
Posted on 31 Oct 2004
WPPC
The WPPC is just days away and I have a lot of work to do!
Posted on 29 Oct 2004
Catching up...
Relaxation isn't all that relaxing...
Posted on 28 Oct 2004
My Dog Lucky
When I was a teenager I realized that I'd gone through some major changes when my dog died...
Posted on 27 Oct 2004
Poker VT