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riverboatking
09 October 2006 @ 04:09 am
I know there is a sizable amount of poker players on LJ and I'm looking for your feedback.

If you do or were to play poker professionally (live, cash games) would you lean more toward No Limit or Limit and why?  Just to keep this in context I'm speaking of small to mid-level games (i.e. no limit $500 - $1000 buy in or limit 15-30 / 20-40).
 
 
riverboatking
02 October 2006 @ 03:43 pm
No, that is not what I won last night at the tables ... it is actually the most recent diet I've begun :D  It turns out that diet number 3,740 is a modified low-carb program. Wish me luck as I'll need it.
 
 
riverboatking
01 October 2006 @ 01:01 pm
I heard from two good friends the past week. My pal Shota gave me a call the other night. Shota is the friend whom I've written about before.  Unfortunately his timing was off as I was playing a 5-10NL game. Cell phones at this casino are not permitted at the tables. But I took a break and we chatted about a bunch of stuff including his favorite hobby, chemistry.

On a down note I also heard from my long time friend David. He's currently living in Portland having moved their from SoCal about 6 years ago. Apparently he was riding a bike and his lock became trapped in his spokes throwing him head first into a car. He shattered a bone in his arm. He had surgery which I believe went alright. However, they did a MRI to be certain he had no other internal injuries and none were found. But they did spot cancer on one of his kidneys and he will have follow up surgery later this week most likely to remove the organ.

At the NL tables this past weekend I was stacked on Friday however, made a really nice comeback Saturday night. I love when a drunk Texan, wearing a huge cowboy hat, sits down at 3am buys in for the game max. His first hand, was a great sign of what was about to come based on his action on the river.
Player:          Bets $375.
Drunk Hat:   Can I make it $400.
Dealer:         No sir, you'll need to double the bet
Drunk Hat:   OK, lets make it $950.
Player:          Calls
Dealer:         Call, lets see your cards sir
Drunk Hat:   Kh 2d (K high no pair)
Player:          Set of Qs

I knew right then it was going to be a good night and I was correct. Thanks to my new, drunk cowboy pal :D
 
 
riverboatking
21 September 2006 @ 04:29 pm
By Jeannette Walls
MSNBC

Looks like Michael Jackson has taken a liking to the wee folk of Ireland.

The “Thriller” singer, who left the U.S. for the Mideast following his acquittal on sex charges, has been spending time on the Emerald Isle recently, and is looking into buying an estate there — possibly a castle — according to reports.

What’s more, he’s supposedly interested in opening up a leprechaun-inspired theme park.

“Michael is deadly serious about this idea,” a source told Ireland’s Daily Mirror. “He loves the whole idea of leprechauns and the magic and myths of Ireland. It would cost around 500 million Euros [about $635 million] to do. He’s always wanted to open his own theme park and he thinks Ireland is the perfect place and it will all be built around the leprechaun theme.”

The cash-strapped singer reportedly is meeting with businessmen to raise money for the park.

There are regular sightings of the reclusive singer in Ireland, and one newspaper there has set up a Wacko Watch Hotline for readers to phone in sightings.

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OK, now it makes perfect sense :D
 
 
riverboatking
20 September 2006 @ 02:57 am
I feel I'm much more centrist than this test reflects. Maybe as I get older my views have become somewhat more conservative, however not to this extent.



Neo-Conservative

You scored 39% Personal Liberty and 44% Economic Liberty!

A neo-conservative believes in moderate to high government intervention on personal matters and moderate government intervention on economic matters. Unlike most other conservatives, they may tend to support a social safety net, though to a lesser extent then most leftists. Others are more capitalistically inclined. They tend to support war, police powers, foreign intervention and laws restricting personal liberty. Neo-conservatives tend to emphasize foreign policy. Neo-conservatism is the result of "fusion" between "old left" and "new right" tendencies.












My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Personal
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on Economic




Link: The Politics Test written by brainpolice on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
 
 
riverboatking
19 September 2006 @ 03:23 pm
Is Lindsay Lohan moving to England? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14626187
 
 
riverboatking
18 September 2006 @ 11:45 pm
I love America but at times we are the most arrogant country on the planet. The government wants to make Internet gaming illegal for its citizens to participate in. Are you kidding me? Our elected government is going to protect us from Internet gaming; we can't even handle our brick and motor issues at home ... but now we want to take on the global community known as the Internet?

The pending bill to restrict American companies from participating in enabling American citizens to use online gambling sites is pornography to me. Does anyone really believe if our government was able to tax these gaming firms and player's winnings this would have ever become more than a thought from some far right wing conservative? It's all about the tax money b-a-b-y.

Hey government, leave my sites alone!
 
 
riverboatking
18 September 2006 @ 04:15 am
An advantage I find to being a cash game player is I'm never restricted by a schedule as are circut tournament players. I can come and go as I please. I'll be returning to my former home town on October 6th for an unspecified time frame. Like my previous trip I'll be staying at the Bellagio and playing mostly in their poker room. Unlike my last trip you might find me in a limit game once in a while instead of strictly playing no limit. The past few months I've been better understanding the benefits of cash limit games.
 
 
riverboatking
18 September 2006 @ 03:30 am
Sunday nights have always kept me a bit manic. It's probably the most boring night of the week. Anyone I know is headed to bed before midnight because they need to be at work early the next morning. Normally I am feeling pretty down on Sunday evenings but tonight was different. Henry, a guy I know in Texas is a smart young man with great instinct and will be very successful in life. He was online and we chatted for hours. He has this unique ability to make me feel good and laugh. I doubt very much he will ever see this but thanks Henry.
 
 
riverboatking
17 September 2006 @ 08:44 am
Well as quick as it comes it can go even faster. After my acceptable win Friday, last night I had a huge loss. I've either been playing really bad or just running really bad, whichever it is, I'm probably gonna take a break from the tables for a few weeks. Then I will be back in Las Vegas for my return to the game.