Saturday, October 31, 2009

Las Longer - FTOPS Warm-Up

There is a Warm-Up tourney tomorrow at 3:15 EST which is expected to have 50,000 entrants.

Several of us are gong to do a last-longer bet.

Want in? Follow the link below. $5 from each loser to, the winner...which will be me.

Click here.


Turn a small buy-in into serious cash and win your seat to the FTOPS XIV Main Event with The FTOPS XIV Warm Up.

There is $250,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs starting at 15:05 ET on Sunday, November 1st. As an added bonus, the winner will receive a free $535 entry to the FTOPS XIV Main Event.

Buy in directly for $5 + $0.50 or satellite your way in for as little as $0.50 or 50 Full Tilt Points. This tournament is limited to 50,000 players, so grab your seat as fast as you can.

To register for The FTOPS XIV Warm Up

1.Log in to Full Tilt Poker.
2.Set the filters in the browse area to Tournaments, then select FTOPS, Hold ‘em, No-Limit and click Low.
3.Look for the FTOPS XIV Warm Up tournament on November 1st at 15:05 ET.
4.Click Register Now.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Not the End of the World

Some people have compared the Yankees-Phillies World Series as a worst-case scenario, a woeful end to the season, and an ugly pairing of Goliaths.

I won't name names or anything.

I'll be honest and say that baseball has been mostly off my radar the last few weeks. The Braves choked in the final week in going for the wild card, and since then my attention has been on football and only football.

But this series actually interests me.

I'm looking forward to seeing the two best teams in baseball, and clearly the best team from each league, battle it out in a heavyweight fight. The past several World Series have featured one or even both teams with little appeal to the whole country (2005), or a foregone conclusion (2004, 2006) , or a plucky team whose fans barely support it (2008), or a team that just got hot at the right time but was severely outclassed (2007).

There, now that I've pissed off readers in every time zone, let's look at each series.

2008: While the Phillies generated a lot of interest, the Rays were an out-of-nowhere team than was miserable for its first ten seasons before catching lightning in a bottle - and even then it took most of the season before people actually started going to the games, and most people thought going into the Series that the Phillies would finish it quickly - which they did.

2007: Red Sox sweep the Rockies who pretty much went on a sizzling tear to capture a weak western division and somehow get to the Series before getting trounced by Boston in a sweep.

2006: Cardinals! Tigers! Egads. Both with devoted local followings, but the Cards were almost a lock to beat an in-over-its-head Tigers team that fell back to mediocrity as quickly as it had risen up from a 119-loss season, as they missed the playoffs in 2007. This was probably the first year I felt guilty about not watching every game - or even more than one game.

2005: The White Sox were notable for breaking the Black Sox curse, which would have probably gotten more play if they were not following the Red Sox. Besides, the other Chicago team has the national following. The Astros had the worst record of any playoff team, and as the wild card was another team that just got hot at the right time but was in way over its head.

2004: This was an exciting postseason, yes, but does anyone think the Cardinals had a chance after the Red Sox came back from 3-0 in the LCS? I don't know anyone who game them a chance. I still watched every game, but you knew how the Series would go.

The last series with this sort of excitement was probably the 2003 series between the Marlins and...the Yankees. Yes, the Marlins had the worst record of any playoff team, but with 91 wins still can lay claim to belonging - and this series may have been another crucial point in finally bringing a halfway decent stadium to Miami. Unlike 1997, they did not gut the team, and eventually plans finally went through to build a new stadium (which is still one year away).

This year, though, the two teams featured are far and away the best in each league. Neither one snuck into the playoffs. Neither one waned at the end of the year. Neither one let up in the playoffs, with each cruising to easy victories.

I'm looking forward to it. I actually plan on watching the games this year, which I don't think I've done much of since...2003, actually.

As for who I am rooting for...well, it'll be tricky to explain to the kids. I used to live in New York and was a huge Yankees fan, but being here combined with the way the Yankees were going (bringing in cancers like Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield, etc.) made me turn on them entirely. I did make sure to take the kids to the old Yankee Stadium before it was turned down, but that was more for the stadium than to root on the Yankees.

I don't begrudge the Phillies much, and frankly I'd rather root for the team that beat the Braves and isn't completely full of steroid/HGH users.

Even though I think the Yankees will win (mostly due to the bullpen), I'd much prefer a Phillies repeat. If nothing else, it will shut them up about Donovan McNabb's piss-poor play lately.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Not Luck of the Irish.


All kidding aside, Andy Bloch is one of my favorite players.
However, I have no problem taking his or anybody else's money. Just because you've been on TV a bit doesn't mean I won't know what you're doing.

Full Tilt Poker Game #15477681092: Table Andy Bloch - $1/$2 - Limit Hold'em - 0:52:01 ET - 2009/10/21
Seat 1: Stoges5 ($21.65)
Seat 2: APOSEC72 ($63.20)
Seat 3: undeadmoney ($101.10)
Seat 4: Andy Bloch ($108.45)
Seat 5: staniv ($26.45)
Seat 6: dtowndestroyer ($13.85)
Seat 7: sc00ter80 ($46.95)
Seat 8: MunkeyPoker ($21.80)
undeadmoney posts the small blind of $0.50
Andy Bloch posts the big blind of $1
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to APOSEC72 [Qs Kh]
staniv folds
dtowndestroyer folds
sc00ter80 folds
MunkeyPoker folds
Stoges5 raises to $2
APOSEC72 calls $2
undeadmoney calls $1.50
Andy Bloch calls $1
*** FLOP *** [5d Qd Jh]
undeadmoney checks
Andy Bloch checks
Stoges5 checks
APOSEC72 bets $1
undeadmoney folds
Andy Bloch raises to $2
Stoges5 folds
APOSEC72 calls $1
*** TURN *** [5d Qd Jh] [8s]
Andy Bloch bets $2
APOSEC72 calls $2
*** RIVER *** [5d Qd Jh 8s] [2s]
Andy Bloch bets $2
APOSEC72 calls $2
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Andy Bloch shows [Qc Ts] a pair of Queens
APOSEC72 shows [Qs Kh] a pair of Queens
APOSEC72 wins the pot ($19) with a pair of Queens
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $20 Rake $1
Board: [5d Qd Jh 8s 2s]
Seat 1: Stoges5 folded on the Flop
Seat 2: APOSEC72 (button) showed [Qs Kh] and won ($19) with a pair of Queens
Seat 3: undeadmoney (small blind) folded on the Flop
Seat 4: Andy Bloch (big blind) showed [Qc Ts] and lost with a pair of Queens
Seat 5: staniv didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: dtowndestroyer didn't bet (folded)
Seat 7: sc00ter80 didn't bet (folded)
Seat 8: MunkeyPoker didn't bet (folded)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Oh, THIS is why i don't play more...

In Daily Double - A tonight, with above average stacks in both tourneys.


KK in BB for me, average stack
AA in UTG + 1 for short stack
QQ on button for big stack.

Fade the Q.

The Aces were a short stack, so if I fade the queen I chip up by about 40%.

Two-outer on turn.

Dealer: Hand #15279036656
Dealer: APOSEC72 shows
Dealer: Smelleh89 shows
Dealer: Weakette shows
Dealer: APOSEC72 shows two pair, Kings and Nines
Dealer: Weakette shows a full house, Queens full of Nines
Dealer: Weakette wins the side pot (4,690) with a full house, Queens full of Nines
Dealer: Smelleh89 shows two pair, Aces and Nines
Dealer: Weakette wins the main pot (6,050) with a full house, Queens full of Nines

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Chinchilla Day

I am so using this in the office.

H/t to the wife who does not have a blog, hence no link.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Cussing at Work

Stealing this from a friend because it is:

1) funny;
2) indicative of half the things I actually say in the office on a daily basis.

Cussing at Work

Dear Employees:

It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their co-workers.

Due to complaints received from some employees who may be easily offended, this type of language will no longer be tolerated.

We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with co-workers.

Therefore,a list of 18 New and Innovative 'TRY SAYING' phrases have been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner.

Number 1
TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: You don't know what the f___ you're doing.

Number 2
TRY SAYING: She's an aggressive go-getter.
INSTEAD OF: She's a f___ing bit__.

Number 3
TRY SAYING: Perhaps I can work late.
INSTEAD OF: And when the f___ do you expect me to do this?

Number 4
TRY SAYING: I'm certain that isn't feasible.
INSTEAD OF: No f___ing way.

Number 5
INSTEAD OF: You've got to be sh___ing me!

Number 6
TRY SAYING: Perhaps you should check with...
INSTEAD OF: Tell someone who gives a sh__.

Number 7
TRY SAYING: I wasn't involved in the project.
INSTEAD OF: It's not my f___ing problem.

Number 8
TRY SAYING: That's interesting.
INSTEAD OF: What the f___?

Number 9
TRY SAYING: I'm not sure this can be implemented.
INSTEAD OF: This sh__ won't work.

Number 10
TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the f___ didn't you tell me sooner?

Number 11
TRY SAYING: He's not familiar with the issues...
INSTEAD OF: He's got his head up his a__.

Number 12
TRY SAYING: Excuse me, sir?
INSTEAD OF: Eat sh__ and die.

Number 13
TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my a__.

Number 14
TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at the moment.
INSTEAD OF: F__ it, I'm on salary.

Number 15
TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your a__.

Number 16
TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This f___ing job sucks.

Number 17
TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the f___ died and made you boss?

Number 18
TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a pr_ck.

Thank You,
Human Resources

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Transfer needed

I may need, in the next couple of days (and perhaps sooner), to do a PayPal for Full Tilt transfer.

The good news: I've been able to triple my meager bankroll into something where I can actually play a bit.

However, I'm needing to pull some off for unexpected items, and don't have the time to wait 2-3 weeks given that it is still pretty small potatoes - only about $100 for now.

Considering my balance a week ago was at $1.85, that's pretty impressive. It actually is now between 150 and 200, after the $50 Take 2 bonus and some decent sessions at cash tables. I'm looking to leave about $50 and take the rest out.

So, if you are looking to gain some Full Tilt $ in exchange for transferring via PayPal, I would appreciate it.

Hit me up in the comments, or at aposec72 AT gmail.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Brief History of Internet Time

H/T Julius Goat.