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Number Four And Counting

13 Jun 2008

As you guys can tell, I'm not updating the written blog on a daily basis but at www.fullcontactpoker.com you can check out my video blog which is getting updated everyday. In addition to that, there is a funny new video up at www.rawvegas.tv of my golf match with Patrik. You will see the best putter in the world in his element :-)

Oh, and by the way, I just won a bracelet! Woohoo. In 2004 I won the $2000 buy in limit hold'em tournament, and today, I did it again, winning the 2008 $2000 limit hold'em tournament. I rock at limit hold'em tournaments. I am super duper confident in limit hold'em tournaments as the game has been my bread and butter for years. As a teenager and in my early 20's that's exactly how I made a living, grinding it out in limit hold'em.

The final table went, well, close to perfectly. I was in the zone and felt like I had a good read on what my opponents were capable of. Reading players actually happens well before you have to make that big decision. Before you are in that spot, you need to have an idea as to what kind of plays your opponents may try.

The heads up match was bam, bam, quick as on hand #1 I got dealt 9h 10h and the flop came A-2-5 of hearts. Turn was a K and my opponent had AK with the King of hearts! Total cooler, and from there I didn't lose even one pot to him. Not one.

The win gave me my fourth bracelet in 11 years at the WSOP and that's a record I'd like to improve on. I think I should have 5 or 6 in that time span and am going to work on making that happen.

With the win I'm also one up on Ivey in our 200K bracelet bet and the $3000 HORSE event doesn't count since I didn't get a chance to play it.

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Tomorrow is the 10K heads up WSOP championship and I think they plan on capping it at 256. I am not in favor of EVER capping heads up events, but I don't make all the decisions and too many people don't understand how byes are completely fair to ALL participants and favor NO ONE. Enough about that.

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With my new book already released I am going to schedule some book signings at the WSOP, dates and times to come. If you want a copy of the book I worked on for the past two years, you can find a link on FCP that will take you directly to the purchase page.

On a related note, if you haven't signed up for www.pokervt.com yet, what in the world are you waiting for? Seriously? If you seriously want to get better at poker there is no good excuse for not having signed up yet. Ask the people who have already signed up what they think of the site and you'll find that people are really blown away by the content there. There is simply nothing like PokerVT on the internet. Nothing.

The small ball course alone is well worth the price and when you learn how to apply the lessons properly you are going to see just how easy hold'em can be when you have all of the proper fundamentals down.

It's really not possible for me to be bias I guess, since it's mostly my content. So rather than listen to me, I implore you to check out some reviews or ask some people you know what they think. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

Nighty night all... I'll be back to video bloggin' tomorrow and everyday during the WSOP.

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