Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Poker in Australia

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia


Andi Lew (famous TV presenter in Oz) shows off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup

The Poker News Cup is over. It was one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best events that I covered in 2007. Mainly because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re wasn't an ominous shadow of suffocating pressure which I felt every single moment at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP being part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 official media team. Conversely, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup was fun and relaxing. Plus, I work with several amazing people at Poker News and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 owners, CEO, editor-in-chief and ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r suits appreciate and understand cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 workload, obstacles, and random bullshit that we endure when covering a poker tournament.

With cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 completion of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table early on Tuesday morning, Dory Zayner won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 main event and $300,000. That officially marked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last gig of 2007 for me. After an extremely long, grueling, and amazing ten months on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road, I finally get to go home to patch my bones. I don't have to cover anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r tournament until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Aussie Millions starts in January of 2008. Yep. I get a two month reprieve from doing chip counts and writing bust out hands. I feel like a little kid who just finished cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last day of school before summer vacation.

I get cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next two months off and will be enjoying every second of it, especially cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 five or so weeks I get to spend in New York City (and a week in Las Vegas) before I have to load up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 backpack and head back down under for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Aussie Millions. I have spent almost four months outside of America so far this year. 40%. I gacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365red up material for a book, several Truckin' stories, and plenty of stuff to write about for my Bluff column called On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Road.

The more time I spent outside of America traveling, I gain more perspective. And I eventually return home with a stronger sense of love for my country and miss cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 things which make it great. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hand, I also return home completely infuriated because I see how ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r countries operate and wish cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 powers to be in America shared a similar philosophy to education and health care. Alas, I'll save those rants for anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r time. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, I'm very lucky to be an American and I'm even luckier that I get paid to travel and see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world. Ultimately, all of those experiences and conversations help me to become a well-rounded person and evolve into a better writer.

Once cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 assignment was over and I finished uploading winner's photos, I quickly headed to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Las Vegas bar in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker room. One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown officials had a running tab for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 staff and I got to drink for free. At some point someone suggested that we all play on a PokerPro table. The Crown Casino has several PokerPro tables and at 2am, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re were a few empty ones. Gaz purchased a stack of $20 pre-paid cards and off we went. I had just gotten off work, so I wasn't as tanked as everyone else. Suffice to say, everyone was shitfaced and in good spirits. Here's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 line up:
Poker Pro Tables Kangaroo Fest:
Seat 1: Gaz
Seat 2: Cory-Ann
Seat 3: Angelica
Seat 4: Pauly
Seat 5: Danny McDonagh
Seat 6: Paul Khoury
Seat 7: Theo
Seat 8: Change100
Seat 9: Jonno
Seat 10: Ozzie
Ozzie had made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table and busted out a few hours earlier. He had been celebrating heavily with friends. That was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time I actually had a chance to play poker. We had tons of fun. Everyone was hammered, yelling, screaming, and pushing all in with junk. The best part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 machines is that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y display your winning percentages on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 screen.

Theo jumped from $20 to $280 in less than 15 minutes. That's how crazy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game was. People would bust out and Gaz would toss you anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r pre-paid card. We decided on an hour time limit for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table. When we reached that point, Theo had donked off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rest of his stack. Cory-Ann had over $350 and Change100 was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r player left with chips. She had almost $80. The two girls cashed out and headed out to consume more liquor.

There's a pub located a few blocks from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Casino called Pit 5. It was owned by a former employee of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 casino who wanted to have a place to drink right after work ended. It is open until 7am! It's essentially a dive with a couple of couches, two pool tables, dart boards, karakoe machine, and several poker tables. As soon as you walk inside cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dimly lit bar, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's a large poker table. A group of ten people were on that. They all worked at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 casino and were enjoying a few drinks... at 4am.

I'm not joking when I say that AC/DC was blasting on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 jukebox when we walked inside. Thunderstruck. We grabbed a few drinks at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bar and I shot pool with Change100. Our friend Slippers set up a poker table and got everything ready. You can play poker for money in pubs in Australia as long as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y don't charge a rake. You pick up a chip case at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bar. We sat down at one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 smaller six-handed tables and played a seven-handed $20 SNG. Top two won prize money with $100 to first and $40 to second.
The Pub SNG:
Seat 1: Frank
Seat 2: Jonno
Seat 3: Change100
Seat 4: Theo
Seat 5: Pauly
Seat 6: Slippers
Seat 7: Sally
I played with five poker dealers or former dealers. That was good and bad. Dealers in Las Vegas are habitually known as loose poker players and action junkies. That was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 good part. The bad part is that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y knew all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rules and called you on any infraction. Here's an example. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first hand I got dealt pocket nines. Blinds were 25/25 and I picked up a black 100 chip and tossed it out. They quickly said that was just a call. They were right. I never announced raise. Even though I was drunk, I should have known better. Two face cards hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop and I bailed.

Frank busted out on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first hand. He flopped two pair, but Jonno caught running clubs to drag cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot with a flush. The second rules incident involved cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hand where I busted Change100. From UTG, I wanted to limp. Blinds were 100/200. I tossed out three black chips by mistake. They made a ruling and I had to complete a minimum raise of 400. I had 5-4o and shrugged my shoulders as I tossed in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 extra chip. Everyone called including Change100 in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big blind. Flop was 10-4-4. Change100 shoved with K-10 and I quickly called. Not only did I bust her, I ended up knocking out everyone else. I badbeated Theo when my A-10 outflopped his Big Slick. I bullied Slippers in a few pots before I busted him. My A-9 held up against Sally's A-2 and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I found myself heads up with Jonno. It only lasted two hands. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second hand, he shoved with K-10 and I called with A-Q. Next thing I knew, it was 5am I had won our SNG.


What $500K in Aussie bucks looks like

We had a full day off to recover on Tuesday and last night, I played Chinese Poker with Schecky and Change100 at a bar on Southbank. I went on a heater and took down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 session. Schecky had a $100 black casino chip left. He said whoever won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 session would get to pick which six-square of roulette numbers to bet it on. I went with 1-6. It fell into #5 cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n popped out at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last second and fell on 25. So fuckin' rigged.

In ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r degenerate sports betting news...

I won one big bet on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NFL this week. Detroit +6 over Da Bears. The Lions came through. I've also been on a sick run betting on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Swedish premiere hockey league. I ran my Betsson account up from $200 to $2K since I arrived down under. When I get back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 States, I'm starting a new blog dedicated to gambling on Swedish hockey and maybe I'll throw a few greyhound racing bad beat stories in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.

I'll be in Australia for anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r eight days before I fly back to Hollyweird. Going to take some time and explore a little bit. First up is a drive along cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Great Ocean Road. I'll take some pictures for sure. We're also going to visit Philip Island so I can show Change100 kangaroos, penguins, and koala bears. Then we'll visit friends in Sydney before we return home. Australia is one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most amazing places I had ever visited. I'm lucky that I get to come back in two months.

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Some quick links...

I almost peed myself when I watched Tony G's latest video blog. The G is getting fit. Check it out. Loved cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bit where he's betting on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greyhounds.

Check out Mean Gene's piece over at Las Vegas Vegas titled Online Poker Legal and Political Opponents...Part 1.

Check out an interview I did with Michele Lewis. I'm one of her "Studs of Poker." Weeeeeee!


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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Poker News Cup Final Table

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia


Jordan "JL514" Lamberg playing late on Day 2


JL514 next to Jenny Son and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chipleader Kenny Ng (on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right)

Congrats to fellow blogger JL514 who is among cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final eight players at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup main event. He has a great story why he's playing. Kaja won his seat but could not make it down under. Luckily JL514, who is studying in Australia this semester, could be a last minute replacement. And now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 college student from Miami, FL is on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cusp of making cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final TV table. He played great poker on Day 2 and made one sick call. For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last few hours he had to deal with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chipleader and always erractic, Kenny Ng, at his table.

Ozzie Yildiz also made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final eight. He and his fiance Angelica work at Party Poker in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Gib with Bill Rini.


Moments ago... JL514 getting some last minute makeup at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 TV table

Change100, Jonno, Theo, and I will be providing live updates of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup final table starting around 1am EST or 10pm PCT. I'm also doing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 majority of photos for Poker News during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 main event so I've been channeling my inner Flipchip and trying my best. Check out all of our coverage including live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos.


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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Poker News Cup - Day 1 Photos

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

Here are some pics that I took on Day 1 of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup's main event.


Gaz introduces Tony G


The ruggedly handsome Damon Rasheed


Sarne Lightman


Maurie Pears - The Godfacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r of Aussie Poker


The G


2007 WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro


"Kill Phil" co-author Lee Nelson


Aussie Sarah


Joe


Jonny 'Yay-yo' Vincent


Schecky


Cory-Ann


Billy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Croc


Sam Khouiss and Mark Vos at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 TV table


Nick "Frodo" Wright


Jeffrey Haas from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 APPT


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Friday, October 26, 2007

Sundays with Dr. Pauly - Week 2 Update

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

Sorry for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 delayed update. Been busy covering cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup down under. I finally have a free moment to post about Week 2's results for Sundays with Dr. Pauly.

I barely slept this weekend, sweating my teams and picks. I had to get up at odd hours to watch cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 games which are broadcast on Monday mornings in Australia due to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time zone differential.

Anyway, congrats to Bobby Bracelet for winning Week 2 with 157 points. Unreal. Nice job, Bobby. I took third place for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 week with 145.3.

In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 overall standings, Bayne is on top of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 leaderboard for our ten week season. I'm right behind in second place.

Bobby Bracelet and belly2bar put up more points than me in Week 2. If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can do that for two more consecutive weeks, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'll be eligible for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 season ending freeroll. Just a reminder that anyone who can beat me in three consecutive weeks gets a ticket to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 freeroll.

Here's what you've been waiting for:
Sundays with Dr. Pauly - Week 2 Results:
BobbyBracelet - 157
belly2bar - 153.8
Pauly - 145.3
Betty Underground - 143.5
RTrizzle - 138
Big Pirate - 137
Alpo_Splatr - 136.1
Lounge9 - 136
Expensive Wino - 135.2
ebk03001 - 134.7
bayne_s - 134.3
Chewbot - 132.3
Party Matt - 129.1
Garthmeister J. - 127.6
Mookie - 126.2
HermWarfare (Derek) - 124.9
RJ - 121.6
bonds - 118.3
Mattazuma - 116.5
jek187 - 116.2
Mark - 112.7
mush237 - 112.2
change100 - 112
Drizztdj - 111.9
Chico's Bail Bonds - 111.8
scurvydog - 111.1
Pokerpeaker - 109.6
jakehead - 109.6
Zeem - 105.3
Lord Bodak - 104.5
PokahDave - 103.7
KenB525 - 103.5
Family Guy - 102.4
BigHeeb91 - 100.5
Proehl - 100.3
donkeypuncher - 99.3
johnnieb - 98
AlCantHang - 92.2
Joe Speaker - 85.4


Overall Standings:
1 bayne_s - 326.1 (36)
2 Pauly - 308.7 (72)
3 ebk03001 - 305.3 (45)
4 RTrizzle - 303.3 (45)
5 BobbyBracelet - 296.5 (63)
6 Expensive Wino - 295 (63)
7 Zeem - 280.9 (45)
8 Party Matt - 280.2 (27)
9 jek187 - 274.5 (18)
10 HermWarfare (Derek) - 273.3 (27)
11 Big Pirate - 272.2
12 change100 - 266.4 (18)
13 bonds - 261
14 Pokerpeaker - 249.2
15 Mattazuma - 244.3
16 Chewbot - 238.4
17 donkeypuncher - 232.8
18 jakehead - 232.6
19 Chico's Bail Bonds - 229.8
20 mush237 - 228
21 belly2bar - 224.6 (45)
22 KenB525 - 221.4
23 scurvydog - 220.3
24 Proehl - 220.2
25 Garthmeister J. - 218.2 (27)
26 Mark - 215.1
27 BigHeeb91 - 210.3
28 Betty Underground - 209.9 (27)
29 Joe Speaker - 209.4
30 Drizztdj - 198.7
31 Mookie - 188.2
32 Victory - 177.2 (18)
33 AlCantHang - 164.4
34 Miami Don - 151
35 $mokkee - 140.2
36 Alpo_Splatr - 136.1 (27)
37 Lounge9 - 136 (18)
38 RJ - 121.6
39 Jack D - 121.1
40 fantasy - 116.9
41 VinNay - 106.9
42 Lord Bodak - 104.5
43 PokahDave - 103.7
44 23skidoo - 103.5
45 Family Guy - 102.4
46 johnnieb - 98
47 Otis - 90.7
48 Digger - 70.6

(Please Note: The number in parencá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ses is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 amount of prize money won so far this season by that player. Yes, I'm leading cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money race with $72. And yes, I can see your hole cards!)
Just a reminder that you cannot sign up for more than one entry. If you do, any of your multiple entries will be disqualified and only your first entry (not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 highest) will be included in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 promotion.

And for all you bottom dwellers who play in at least eight contests, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will be a secret Gigli booby prize for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 person who comes in dead last.

Feel free to join us this week for Sundays with Dr. Pauly over at Fantasy Sports Live. Thanks and good luck out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re this weekend!


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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Congrats to Schecky!

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

At exactly 1:30am Melbourne time, John "Schecky" Caldwell took down Event #4 of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup. Nice score!


Congrats bro!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Poker News Cup and Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r Dysfunctional Gambling Tales Down Under

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

A couple of hours before I flew to Melbourne, I went to Century City in L.A. to see Wes Anderson's latest flick Darjeeling Limited with Change100. As I rounded cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 corner, I nearly ran into a Spice Girl. Posh Spice was pushing her hipster kid in a funky stroller with a bodyguard not far behind her. Anytime I can integrate a random Spice Girls reference into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Tao of Poker, I quickly take that opportunity.

I'm used to long flights by now. Six hour flights from coast to coast are a breeze cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se days, so cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 15 hour journey to Australia wasn't difficult at all. Change100 got a bad beat from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 start and was assigned a middle seat. The flight was full and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y couldn't seat us togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r. I offered her my aisle seat but she knows I barely sleep on planes and declined. She popped a few Xannies and passed out for like 90% of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flight.

I watched a bunch of flicks such as Ocean's 13, Spiderman 3 and two documentaries. One was The U.S. versus John Lennon, which detailed his deportation trial in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 early 1970s after he started supporting big figures in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 anti-war movement such as Bobby Seale from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Black Pancá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs. I also watched a documentary on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 life of French painter Toulouse-Latrec, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 short hairy dude who lived in brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ls in Paris, where he painted plenty of hookers. My kind of artist.

Our flight arrived in Melbourne ten minutes early. Immigration was a breeze, but we were flagged at customs. I wrote down on my entry card that I was staying at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown Casino and that got both Change100 and I sent to a line where my bags were inspected. Initially, I thought cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y were swabbing my backpack for explosives. It happened cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last time I was in Oz and happens from time to time during random searches at different airports domestically and internationally. The customs agent told me that he was looking for drugs.

"Have you been in contact with any drugs?" he asked.

That's when I put on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker face and said, "No, sir."

My backpack passed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 drug test and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n he quizzed me about money.

"How much cash are you bringing into Australia?" he asked.

"A few grand," I said.

"More than $10,000?"

I offered to show him my roll and he declined. He said he believed me and let us go. I was allowed entry in Australia for my second time inside of ten months. Maybe he reads my blog and knew I'd donk it off at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sports book.


Downtown Melbourne from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Yarra River

We arrived at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown Casino two days before cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup started. I got a room on one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 top floors with a magnificent view of downtown Melbourne and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Yarra River. We crashed for a couple of hours before we met up with some friends for dinner at Nobu. The waitlist was a couple of months long, but Gaz is like Superman down under and has all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right hook ups. He got us a table and we joined him, Schecky, and Cory-Ann for a magnificent dinner. Change100 wrote about our fantastic meal and posted pics on her blog. The kobe and waygu beef was close to $400. Expensive but magnificent. Thanks to Gaz!

During cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 meal, I won a $1,500 coin flip from Schecky. The $1 AUD coins have kangaroos on it. That's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tails. There's a head of someone and of course, that was heads. You always have to go with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kangaroos down under. Home field advantage. I picked kangaroos. The coin came up... kangaroos. Ship it!

Gaz was in shock. He wanted in. Schecky told him no mas coin flips.

* * * * *

We had a full day off before our assignment began and did some sight seeing. We headed over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 aquarium where we watched divers feed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sharks. We also had plans to visit Jules and Graham at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir house for dinner. They invited us over for a home-cooked meal and to meet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir new puppy. When I was in Melbourne in January, Jules fired up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 BBQ and I had my first Aussie BBQ experience. She traveled a lot for work in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past and knew cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 value and importance of a home-cooked meal when you're on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road. That's why I couldn't wait to head back to her place.

Jules is an amazing cook and prepped chicken with potatoes, onions, and bacon! She was kind enough to exclude veggies from my plate. We sat around and drank several bottles of Shiraz while we caught up on my previous travels. Kat called us for a dial-a-shot. Sort of. It was 8am Canuck time when she called and she said she was still in bed.

We eventually stumbled out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir house after Midnight super drunk and passed out as soon as we got back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 casino. Nothing is better than starting your first day of work with a hangover.

* * * * *

I was up early on Monday morning to catch cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 football games. I was also sweating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ALCS. I bet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Indians with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money line +160 to win cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 series. It appeared to be a lock when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y went up 3-1, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y choked and lost three straight. I flushed that ugly bitch of a bet down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 toilet.

I managed to get $200 back when I took a 5% piece of Gaz in a $1000 SNG. He played with a bunch of Aussie high rollers, such as Sam Khouiss and Jim Sachinidis (who bubbled at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WPT LA Poker Classic in February). Shane Warne was also at his table. Warney as he's known in some circles is sort of like Mickey Mantle meets Michael Jordan of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cricket world. Warney was in town to appear at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 opening of a brand new Krispy Kreme store at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown Casino. He decided to head to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker room and play an SNG with Joe Hachem. He got knocked out and played anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r one at Gaz's table.

Gaz won a big hand which pushed him into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chip lead. Jim Sachinidis raised. One player re-raised and Gaz moved all in. Sachinidis went into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tank for a while and agonized over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 call. He eventually folded Q-Q face up. Gaz tabled J-J and his opponent flipped over A-K. Gaz's Jacks held up which tilted Sachinidis. Gaz went onto to win cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 SNG and Gaz took down $4K.

The casino's sportsbook charged 20% juice on bets, so I was told to use one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 local bookies. I had to go see a guy named Billy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Croc (I swear I'm not making that up) to get in on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 action. Aussies love sports. They also love to gamble. And cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have an odd fascination with American sports, which means cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was a lot of gambling on NFL games. There are three FOX Sports stations and one ESPN channel. One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FOX stations regularly shows American sports like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NFL and MLB. ESPN also showed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NBC feed for Sunday night football. That was cool and I didn't miss out on any of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 games.

Obviously, due to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time zones, I was up at odd hours watching cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 games and sweating out bets. I didn't get much sleep cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first few days. I had a lot of action going this weekend with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ALCS, Sundays with Dr. Pauly, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 BFFB on FSL, and my ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r fantasy football team with my buddy Senor. We're in a highs takes league with friends from college. We were up by a few points going into Monday night football. Our opponent had three players going (Addai, Wayne, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Colts D). We had two... Jones-Drew and Clark. We coughed up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lead early on but made a late surge courtesy of TDs from Jones-Drew and Clark to win by 3.8 points. That pushed us to 6-1 in our league. We also had cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 highest point total of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 week which netted us a bonus payment.

I won my Sundays with Dr. Pauly contest and finished third for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 week. Stay tuned for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 official update. I'm second overall to Bayne.

Johnny Moss once said, "Action is action." Words to live by. Since I haven't had much time to play cards due to work obligations, I have been laying bets all over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 place from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NBL (Australian hoops league) and on various cricket matches.

I'm a complete degenerate. I was betting on greyhound racing that was simulcast from South Africa. Or maybe it was from New Zealand? Who cares. Action is action. I lost, of course. My dogs finished in second and third. Both of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m were leading cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir respective races until... ah, I'll spare you cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bad beat stories. Greyhound racing is so fuckin' rigged.

* * * * *

The Poker News Cup got off to a hot start. There have been more entrants in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 preliminary events than expected, which is great news.

My buddy Barry Carter (a.k.a. Dave Shoelace) flew down to Australia to attend a wedding and decided to stop by and play in a couple of events. Carter is a British poker writer and we covered cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOPE for Poker News togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r. He plays plenty of PLO cash games, but has never played a tournament. In his first ever PLO tournament, he made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table and took 5th. A couple of hours after his bustout, he played in a NL event and made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money in that tournament finishing in 14th place. He was playing great poker until he lost a race with 10-10 against K-Q to end his amazing run. Barry Carter was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 point leader in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup through three events. He played two and cashed in both.

One of my assignments was to cover cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Australian Bad Boys of Poker, a televised $10K SNG featuring Tony G. Here were cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 odds from BoDog:
Jeff Lisandro 4/1
Tony G 4/1
Mark Vos 5/1
David Saab 5/1
Gary Benson 10/1
Arul Thillai 10/1
Emad Tahtouh 10/1
Billy "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Croc" Argyros 10/1
Sam Khouis 10/1
Joe Hachem was originally supposed to play but backed out at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last minute. There was a rumor that his agent didn't want Hachem to be labeled as a "bad boy" so cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y decided to pull out. Hachem said that he had a family engagement to attend to. Who knows what really happened? Lee "Final Table" Nelson was Hachem's replacement. He won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2006 Aussie Millions.

There was plenty of side betting on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bad Boys. Sam Khouis and Emad Tahtouh had a $5K last longer. There was ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r bets on whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 young guns would win or if one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 veterans would take it down.

I'll be live blogging cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bad Boys of Australia event for Poker News.

Anyway, The G has been on a rush. At one point he was up $6 million for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 week playing cash games in Russia. He wrote on his blog about winning a $3.5 million pot in PLO. Talk about action. He said cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 games were juicy. Anyone wanna stake me a couple of million to play PLO against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Ruskies??

I loved this line from The G's post titled From Russia with Love...
"Playing in USD is cheap as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar is a 3rd world currency cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se days cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way it depreciates daily."
I'm going to start asking to be paid in Euros. The Swedes are already paying me in Euros. Heck, since The G is up 6 million, I might ask my boss for a raise. Bottom line... if The G is happy, that makes us happy.

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Oh, I almost forgot. I did something that would make Lewey and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire AlCantHang crew extremely happy. I headed to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Spearmint Rhino to check out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 afternoon shift. Yeah, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have a franchise in Melbourne, just a couple of blocks away from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown Casino. I wandered in at 4:45pm and tagged along with Jonno and Shronk, who were shooting an interview for a video for Poker News. I didn't really need to be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, but I went anyway to investigate cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 afternoon shift.

Sometimes, life can be good.

There was a DVD release party thrown by James Potter, a wealthy Aussie who put out a series of instructional poker videos that were filmed at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Rhino. While I was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, I bumped into a fan of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Tao of Poker. In a strip club. In Australia. Too bad it wasn't a stripper. Instead, it was a degenerate poker player. Go figure.

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By cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way, I was asked to participate in something called The Well. Tom Murphy is a friend of mine that I met several years ago through poker. He's from Ireland and runs a site called Antes Up which caters to Irish poker players. He also runs a forum and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have a running series called The Well, where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y invite someone in and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir members ask a series of questions. Sometimes it last for a few days. Sometimes it lasts for over a week. The questions start out with basic poker stuff and eventually branch out into ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r topics.

Anyway, check out my session in The Well.

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Random Update... It's 3:13am on Thursday. John "Schecky" Caldwell just made a final table of Event #4 $500 NL rebuy. He's third in chips! The final table kicks off at 9pm on Thursday.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Cheaters, Thieves, and Angle Shooters

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia
"For nothing can seem foul to those that win." - William Shakespeare
We're all criminals. America is a nation that is being run into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ground by suits in Washington who are nothing more than slimy used car salesmen flashing a fake smile one moment and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n fucking you in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ass when you least expect it. But that's politics. And if you really believe that we have a freedom of choice in America, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I'd like to sell you. For cheap. And I accept PokerStars transfers.

Of course cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is cheating in online poker and that's why it needs to be regulated by an independent watchdog to insure that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game is being played as fair as possible.

You can't eliminate cheaters, thieves, and angle shooters. Sure, you can make it hard for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to operate, but whenever cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's any semblance of money, power, greed, love, or sex on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 line... cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cheaters, thieves, and angle shooters will be lurking in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shadows like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cockroaches that troll your kitchen floor late at night, only to scatter at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moment you flick on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 light switch. Unless you have a big can of Raid, you're shit out of luck.

You have to be aware that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world is filled with cheaters, thieves, and angle shooters and do your best to minimize your risk when dealing with people that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Danes call "falskspillers."

Shakespeare wrote one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most famous lines in all of literature in his epic play Hamlet. It wasn't Hamlet himself who uttered cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 catchphrase which he often gets credit for. Instead it was a minor character named Marcellus in Act 1, scene 4 of Hamlet who said... "Something is rotten in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 state of Denmark."

The mainstream press got wind of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Absolute Poker online cheating scandal and will be beating that dead horse to a bloody pulp, until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y lose interest and anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r sensationalist story pops up like Lindsay Lohan crashing her new Mercedes into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lobby of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Standard Hotel on Sunset Blvd. in Hollyweird after an insane coke binge.

The word is out about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 AP cheating scandal and a bunch of Wonder Bread eating folks in fly over states might lose some sleep at night and avoid online poker like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 plague. And yes, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 religious zealots from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bible Belt might stir up more shit in Washington and preach about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 evils of internet gambling. But that won't deter cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big poker machine from continuing its path.

Even if people knew a site was rigged, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y would still play on it. Why? Because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y're a bunch of degenerate gamblers and action junkies. Let's be honest, our society is riddled with fixed and rigged events and people still engage in those activities.

Does anyone actually believe a nimrod like George W. Bush could get elected... twice? Well, he did and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 joke was on all of us who voted in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2004 election when deep down, we all knew cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2000 race was rigged. It's an ugly truth that has riddled politics since cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inception of democracy. Elections are rigged not just here in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 land of apple pie and MTV, but all over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world. Joseph Stalin summed up democracy best when he said, "It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 votes."

Horse racing has been rigged for centuries. Yet, people still continue to bet on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ponies.

Cheating runs rampant in professional sports which is a billion dollar industry. Tennis players throw matches. Boxers take dives. Players on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 take throw games and shave points. Referees and umpires fix games. Yet, we still watch and root on our favorite teams often wondering if that missed foul shot or that pass interference penalty had anything to do with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 point spread. MiamiDon and I both agree that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best games to bet on in Vegas are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ones where you're on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 good side of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fix.

Athletes cheat. There's so much pressure involved that those industries are running rampant with cheaters, thieves, and angle shooters.

The Chicago Blacksox. Marion Jones. Floyd Landis. Barry Bonds. Those are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cheaters that we know about. Joe Niekro used to throw a spitball, yet batters still got into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 box to face him.

Roy Jones got robbed at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He lost to Park Si-Hun by a 3-2 decision in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gold medal fight. Jones pummeled Park Si-Hun for three rounds and landed 86 punches to Park's 32, yet Jones was awarded cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 silver medal.

Not only are Olympic judges bribed, but so are court judges. I grew up in NYC in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 1970s where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 police force was infiltrated by dirty cops. It's continuously happened throughout history. Those in power who are supposed to protect us succumb to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 evils of bribery and fat envelopes filled with cash.

I work in a shady business and despite cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 obstacles, I have achieved some success, which is why I constantly think about getting out of poker. Every day I say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same thing, "I'm waiting for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time when I can finally say, this has all been wonderful, but now I'm on my way."

But I don't and I'm still here mainly because outside of poker and Las Vegas, I'm virtually unemployable. Plus, I have made a lot of amazing friends along cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way. And If I leave, I won't see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m as much. I'm gonna stick around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 party for a little while longer. But if more of my friends decide to bail, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time will come when I'll sneak out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 side door and I'll finally get to go home after being on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road for three long years.

My girlfriend used to work in Hollywood as a child actor and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n as a studio executive and she has recanted thousands of horror stories. I thought that Wall Street was crawling with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lowest scum of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Earth until I started working in Las Vegas and immersed myself in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker industry. Sure cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 suits on Wall Street are bad ass mocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rfuckers who will sell you out in a heartbeat, but at least cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was a semblance of honor among thieves in that profession. Fortunate for me, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 survival skills I learned in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trenches on Wall Street prepared me for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last three years in poker. Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rwise, I would have been screwed over at least a dozen more times.

We're all criminals. There's no a single person among us who has not broken a law. Even cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most pious of people have weaknesses and push cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 elasticity of rules that we have set forth in society. Every single day, people drive without seat belts. People smoke pot, shit some of you reading this are high right now. People cheat on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir taxes. People cheat on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir spouses. Kids cheat on tests in school. Companies sell products like cell phones and cigarettes that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y know are going to harm cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir consumers, yet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do it anyway.

Gordon Gekko said it best. Greed is good.

Some folks are legitimate gamblers and are willing to take risks breaking cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 law. Ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs are simply sheep. If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y see ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs getting away with stuff, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'll follow suit. And cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are folks who do bad shit because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y know that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's a very small chance cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y will get caught and called out on it. In modern times, people are lazy even those who are entrusted to enforce cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rules of our society.

Cheating has been in poker since cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inception of poker itself. Cards were marked. Cheating teams developed. Heck, some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 members of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 illustrious Poker Hall of Fame took part in less than legitimate games over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 years. Everyone has seen Rounders. Don't forget that even our hero, Mike McD, cheated with Worm and he alluded to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fact that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y cheated in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past on more than one instance. That's what made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flick real for me. There's collusion in poker. It happens everyday in Las Vegas except it's hard to prove, unlike in online poker, where's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's a paper trail.

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As Texas Dolly often said, if you managed to avoid cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cheats, you were worried about getting robbed by criminals or pinched by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 police. That's why cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y used to play with a gun as a card capper. When you know your opponent is packing heat, you'll definitely think twice about cheating.

Those scumbags at Absolute Poker are lucky it's 2007 and not 1957. Maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'll get prosecuted or maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y'll get a slap on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wrist. In Arab nations, you get your hand cut off if you're caught stealing. Back in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 day of those illegal card games in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 back rooms of smoke-filled saloons and syphilis infested whorehouses, if cheaters were caught, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y were shot on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 spot. No questions asked. Yeah, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's lots of holes in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 desert.

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Pros dump chips. Cheating teams exist and pass higher denomination chips to one anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r during breaks. These days, everyone has a piece of each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r that you never know if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y made a bad call or simply were helping out one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir horses.

The human race is cluttered with evil, corrupt, vile, and manipulative people. When large sums of money are involved, it drives people to commit atrocious acts that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y never thought were possible. Fame. Sex. Money. Power. Just name any of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 seven deadly sins and any one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m or a combination is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 motive behind people's malicious acts.

Absolute Poker got caught with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir pants down and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir hand in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cookie jar. This is not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time this has happened. Sadly, it won't be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last time. Wickedness is around all of us at every moment of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 day. That's why it's important to surround yourself with positive people that you can trust and have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 moral rectitude to do cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right thing. There are people and companies in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker industry who are legit. They conduct cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365mselves with honor and integrity. I suggest you figure out who those people are and give cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m your business.

Of course, that doesn't mean cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 people at your table are not cheaters, thieves, and angle shooters. Players cheat online in high stakes short-handed games and IM each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir hands. Players have multi-accounts and abuse cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 system. Sometimes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y get caught and sometimes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y don't. We have heard about a few instances such as ZeeJustin, JJProdigy, and most recently Mark Teltscher at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WCOOP. Sites like PokerStars, Full Tilt, PokerRoom, and Party Poker do cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir due diligence and thoroughly investigate cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se matters. But it makes you wonder about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se smaller sites and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ones who got hit hard by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 UIGEA crunch.

Remember cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first ever online poker bloggers tournament that Grubby set up on a site called Choice Poker almost four years ago? A handful of us played and most of us got fucked when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 site went under and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y refused to pay us back cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money that we had deposited on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 site. I'm still waiting for my money from those fuckers, which of course will never come. These days cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's a blogger tournament every single day on PokerStars or Full Tilt and everyone can play without worrying about getting paid if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y decide to cash out.

So it's a catch-22. You can play in a live game where people can cheat without any proof. Or you can play online where people can cheat but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's a paper trail. If you ask me, you have more protection online. If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sites don't back you up, you have plenty of people in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker community, like Nat Arem and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 guys at PocketFives, who will take matters in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir own hands to protect cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 integrity of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game.

You have to always keep your guard up and watch your back. After all, we're all criminals.


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Absolute Cheaters and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Lone Gun Man Theory

By Pauly
Melbourne, Australia

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past two weeks, friends, readers, and bloggers have been asking me about my reaction to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Absolute Poker cheating scandal. If you are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 three people who haven't heard about what's going on, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n here are some quick links:
Tough Times for Absolute Poker (By Haley Hintze from Poker News)
Absolute Poker: 'We Had a Security Breach' (By Haley Hintze from Poker News)
The Absolute Poker Cheating Scandal Blown Wide Open (By Steven D. Levitt's Freaknomic's blog)
Cheating at AP (2+2)
Haley's articles sum it up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best and you should read her work over at Poker News. Also, check out Nat Arem's blog. His investigative work helped crack cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 case wide open.

I initially found out about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 AP cheating scandal through my buddy Royal's blog. He had been updating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 progress of this situation since it originally appeared.

In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest episode of this saga, Absolute Poker is blaming a rouge programmer. Yeah, it wasn't Colonel Mustard in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 library with a rope, instead cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y claim it was a geek with a laptop and a personal vendetta against high ranking Absolute officials.

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 record, I do not believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir explanation. Let me repeat myself. I do not believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. I am not buying this "lone gunman cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory." It's total bullshit. A cover up. That poor geek is just a patsy.

I didn't believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 disinformation that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Warren Commission spewed out, which stated JFK was only whacked by Lee Harvey Oswald. And I don't believe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest statement from Absolute Poker. This is my personal opinion and does not reflect any of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 organizations that I write for.

Feel free to agree or disagree with my opinion. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

In a future post (maybe Monday if I have time to write about it), I will expand more on my reasons why I don't believe AP's lone gunman cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ory.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Scribblers

By Pauly
Hollyweird, CA

I'm preparing for a long journey over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pacific Ocean to Melbourne, Australia. My next and final assignment for 2007 is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inaugural Poker News Cup. The event should be a lot of fun as Poker News makes a tremendous leap of faith sponsoring a series of live tournaments at different venues around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world. The first stop for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Crown Casino in Melbourne. I'll be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re providing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 live updates for Poker News along with Change100.

I'm going to try to play in one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 preliminary events. You can check out more information at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup official website. I'm excited for my second trip to Oz in ten months and I'll get almost two weeks of bumming around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 country before I fly back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 States. And yes, I'll be returning to Oz in January 2008 to cover cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Aussie Millions for Poker News.

Last week, I was hired by a company from Stockholm, Sweden called The OnGame Network which includes sites such as PokerRoom, Betsson, Chan Poker, and Mansion Poker. I will be writing eight articles for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Ongame Zone, a magazine which focuses on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 poker industry. My first article should be published on Monday. Take a peek. Thanks to Kim and all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 folks over at OnGame for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 opportunity to collaborate with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m now, and in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future.

Also, I was recently hired by Bluff Magazine to write a column called On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Road with Dr. Pauly, about my behind cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 scenes experiences while covering poker tournaments all over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world. Thanks to Matt Parvis for hooking me up with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 monthly column. My first piece should be in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 November issue. I recently finished writing my third column for Bluff about my time in London. I'm extremely pleased with that one, which should be in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 January issue.

I also still have a bi-weekly column in Poker Player Newspaper. My subject is supposed to be online poker, but editor-in-chief Lou Krieger lets me get away with writing about almost anything. Next time you see Poker Player Newspaper in your local card room, pick it up.

As always, I'm a contributor to Las Vegas Blog (most recently a couple of strip club reviews) and ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r side projects such as Truckin', my music blog, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one that started it all... Tao of Pauly. Just ask cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Rooster, he'll tell you that's better than Tao of Poker.

Before I go, head over to AlCantHang's blog to read about how you can win a free trip to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Aussie Millions in his BBT2. Sadly, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's no incentive for me to play since I have to cover cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Aussie Millions. I'll be sitting that one out.

One last plug... go buy Wil Wheaton's latest book The Happiest Days of Our Lives. Trust me. It's his best work to date.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sundays with Dr. Pauly - Week 1 Update

By Pauly
Hollyweird, CA

First of all, thanks to everyone who pimped SwDP over at Fantasy Sports Live. We got a great turnout of 41 players, which was more than I anticipated. Good to see a lot of degenerate fantasy sports fans out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.

Congrats to Bayne who topped cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 leaderboard for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first week of our ten week season. I had a decent showing in Week 1, which means that only five of you bested my score. If Bayne, Voctory, Zeem, ebk03001, and RTrizzle can do that for two more consecutive weeks, you'll be eligible for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 season ending freeroll. Just a reminder that anyone who can beat me in three consecutive weeks gets a ticket to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 freeroll.

Here's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 overall standings:
Sundays with Dr. Pauly - Week 1 Results and Standings
1 bayne_s 191.8
2 Victory 177.2
3 Zeem 175.6
4 ebk03001 170.6
5 RTrizzle 165.3
6 TaoPauly 163.4
7 Expensive Wino 159.8
8 jek187 158.3
9 change100 154.4
10 Party Matt 151.1
11 Miami Don 151
12 HermWarfare (Derek) 148.4
13 bonds 142.7
14 $mokkee 140.2
15 Pokerpeaker 139.6
16 BobbyBracelet 139.5
17 Big Pirate 135.2
18 donkeypuncher 133.5
19 Mattazuma 127.8
20 Joe Speaker 124
21 jakehead 123
22 Jack D 121.1
23 Proehl 119.9
24 Chico's Bail Bonds 118
25 KenB525 117.9
26 fantasy 116.9
27 mush237 115.8
28 BigHeeb91 109.8
29 scurvydog 109.2
30 VinNay 106.9
31 Chewbot 106.1
32 23skidoo 103.5
33 Mark 102.4
34 Otis 90.7
35 Garthmeister J. 90.6
36 Drizztdj 86.8
37 AlCantHang 72.2
38 belly2bar 70.8
39 Digger 70.6
40 Betty Underground 66.4
41 Mookie 62
Please note that you cannot sign up for more than one entry. If you do, any of your multiple entries will be disqualified and only your first entry (not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 highest) will be included in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 promotion.

And for all you bottom dwellers, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will be a secret Gigli booby prize for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 person who comes in dead last.

Feel free to join us this week for Sundays with Dr. Pauly over at Fantasy Sports Live.



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Sunday, October 14, 2007

No Surprises

By Pauly
New York City

I walked out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 post office in my old neighborhood and spotted Vinny cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber. He stood in front of his shop across cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 street and waved me over.

"Yo, Pauly!" he shouted. "Come here!"

I followed Vinny cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber into his store. His brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, Leo cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber, sat in a barber's chair and thumbed through cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NY Daily News while NPR played in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 background. The store did not have any customers. Business was slow, which was rare.

"We saw you on ESPN," Leo cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber mentioned. "In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 background of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP. Looked like you had a good seat."

"Leo is thinking about playing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP next year," explained Vinny. "Think he's got a chance?"

"You're gonna spend all your tip money at a shot at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big time?" I asked.

Leo shrugged his shoulders and said, "If that Jerry Yang could win..."

He didn't have to finish cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sentence. I knew what he was thinking. If Jerry Yang could win cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most prestigious tournament in all of poker, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n anyone could win.

"How's your relationship with God?" I joked.

"Not as good as Jerry's," said Vinny cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber.

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next ten minutes, I discussed poker with Vinny and Leo. They both made fun of Phil Hellmuth and Vinny referred to him as "that tall crybaby who crashed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 car." We briefly touched upon ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r subjects involving Italian-Americans like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Joe Torre and Rudy's run for President.

Vinny and Leo were born in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 old country. They emigrated to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bronx as kids and have been living cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 American Dream for several decades. They've owned cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir own hair cutting business in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 neighborhood for as long as I could remember. I went to Catholic school with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir kids. They're devout Catholics and couldn't believe all that praying that was flying around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 final table.

"It's gambling. You can't ask God for help with gambling," Leo said.

"Well according to Jerry Yang, you can. Believing in God is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ultimate coin flip," I mentioned before I got cut off.

A couple of customers walked in and our symposium on poker, God, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Yankees had come to a quick halt. I scheduled a haircut for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next day and said that we'd postpone our discussion until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n.

* * * * *

What I love (and loacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365) about New York City is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "bump into." You never know who you might encounter while walking down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 street. Inside of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same hour, I bumped into Vinny cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 barber and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n my uncle. He asked me where I was flying to next. I told him about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Poker News Cup in Melbourne, Australia. I mentioned that I might play in one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lower buy-in preliminary events.

"So can I follow your progress on Poker News like I did during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP?" he asked.

"Yep," I said. "Just follow cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 live updates."

"Is Phil Ivey going to play?" he asked.

"Probably not," I answered and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n explained that Ivey skipped cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 WSOP Europe and how he'd racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r play high stakes cash games since tournaments (especially non-bracelet tournaments) are a waste of his time.

"Well if Ivey isn't playing," he said, "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I probably won't follow cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 updates."

He was being serious. Phil Ivey 1, Pauly 0.

* * * * * *

I played in three different blogger tournaments over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past week. That might be a record for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 year. I never have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 opportunity to play in any events anymore. I made an effort to play in MiamiDon's Big Game a few times and I won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one he hosted on Chinese New Year. Aside from a few Mookies, I've been absent from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 blogger circuit. The majority of blogger tournaments cater to east coasters. I've been spending most of my time in ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r time zones, eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 left coast or overseas which means I miss out on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 action.

The Yankees got knocked out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs, so I had a couple of free evenings last week. I played cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Mookie and busted out after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first break when I was short-stacked and pushed with 7-7, only to run into K-K. I played in Kat's Friday Donkament. That was a lot of fun. I only invested $5 ($1 + $1 buy in, $2 in rebuys, and $1 for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 add-on). I busted out when my 9-9 ran into Iakaris' Hilton Sisters.

On Sunday afternoon, I played in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 PokerStars blogger championship while I watched cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365tic Jets/Eagles game. Over 1,300 bloggers signed up. That makes like 1,000 blogs I had never read before. I decided to play like a loose cannon. I took a hit early when my Jacks ran into a set and lost 35% of my stack. I busted out early in 1131th place when my A-K could not improve against J-J. At least I outlasted Waffles. By two spots. I lost a last longer with Change100. The good thing about donking out early was that I could concentrate on football since I had more money at stake on NFL games. Of course, I was keeping my eye on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 progress of my team in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sundays with Dr. Pauly contest over at Fantasy Sports Live.

Editor's Note: Congrats to Derek for going deep and making cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 money in 48th place. I was sweating his table (Bad Blood was moved cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re later). I also watched Shirley Rosario snag cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chiplead with about 80 to go.

* * * * * *

I cannot explain why, but I've been dabbling at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 HORSE tables. I've been playing a lot of 3/6 HORSE on Full Tilt and at PokerStars. I'm a rock during O8 and although Razz rubs me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wrong way (like rubbing my testicles on a rusty cheese grater) I have been turning my biggest profit during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Razz levels. I forgot how much I enjoyed Stud. I don't play it too much online. You need to pay attention to all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cards so multi-tabling is putting you at a disadvantage.

I have been playing PLO to get my action junkie fix. I sat at a few 2/4 PLO tables and always had three rebuys ready just in case I found myself in an old fashioned gun fight. Nothing special to report cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re.

I had an interesting snafu occur on Full Tilt at a 1/2 PLO table. I was dealt Ah-Ac-Ts-9h in early position and I bet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot. A very loose player in late position called. Heads up. The flop was Ad-8h-7d. I flopped top set with an open-ended straight draw, minus some outs because of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 diamond draw out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re. Sadly, I didn't have any diamonds. I bet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot for about $20. He called. The turn was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jd. I turned a straight but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same card made a possible flush. I bet 2/3 of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot or $45 to find out where I was. He raised cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot to over $165.

I thought and thought and thought. I had some outs to make a full house. If any of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cards on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 board paired, I'd be ahead with a boat or possibly quad aces. I was pretty sure I was behind and decided to gamble. I put him on a baby flush... cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only thing that had me beat. I was ahead if he held any ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r set. Maybe he turned a set of Jacks? Or perhaps we both had cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same made hand and he turned a straight with 10-9? In Omaha, your opponent could have just about anything. At least I was drawing to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 nuts. I said fuck it and hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 call button and my hand was instantly folded.

What. The. Fuck?

The time expired and my delayed action caught up in a glitch. The site didn't register my call. I just threw up my hands in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 air. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, that glitch might have saved me a few bucks. Then again, I might have felted cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fucker.

Oh well, just one of those odd quirks that can only happen playing online poker. Online Poker Gods 1, Pauly 0.

* * * * *

Sometimes in life, you just gotta say fuck it and throw all logic out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 window. I took a shot at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 50/100 limit hold'em tables. I never ventured past cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 30/60 demarcation line. My bankroll could not handle cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 swings at anything past that. Plus I'm concerned about collusion. If players were to cheat online... those would be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 limits to target.

There were two European pros at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table that I knew, so I sat down. Basically, those two were heads up in a lot of pots against each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r while everyone else folded and watched those two slug it out. I only played a couple of orbits and broke even. I wish I could write something special about my experiences at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 highest online stakes I played. It was anti-climatic although I was pumped up when I sat down. It had been a very long time since I felt like every hand mattered. In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 action was nothing too exciting. I raised with As-Js from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cut off and got two callers (both pros). I missed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flop but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y both checked to me. I fired out at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y folded. And that was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only hand of utter significance to report.

I have been grinding away at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 15/30 and 10/20 tables. I haven't been doing too hot at 30/60 and decided to lay off that level for a bit while I concentrated on 10/20 and 15/30 since that's been cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 level where I've been making cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most money. Bread and butter. Grinding it out at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tables is very boring. ABC poker. I have become a bot. A bot, am I.

I played a couple of bad 15/30 sessions over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past week. Sure, I had some big hands cracked and I missed a lot of big draws, but I played too many hands out of position. I tried to outplay my opponents instead of waiting to get my money in at a better time. My weekly 15/30 losses should be bigger (I lost two monsterpottens with set over set), but I got lucky one time and backdoored a straight when I missed a nut flush draw. That pot made up for all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 horrible decisions I made during that session. I bailed myself out with one lucky river card.

Last night at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 10/20 tables, some nit called me a fish when I rivered him to scoop cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pot. I didn't say anything in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chat. Silence. If you ignore cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 nimrods in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chat box, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n it drives cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m more crazy. If you respond, you're only falling into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir hands by giving cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 attention that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y desperately crave so much. I kept my mouth shut and let him waste his energy typing away gibberish. I couldn't even tell you what else he wrote since I stopped paying attention to his verbal abuse and focused on playing my ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r tables. If I did write anything in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chat, I would have told him that he misplayed his hand on two instances and succumbed to fancy play syndrome (FPS).
Dear Nimrod,

You let me catch up in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hand and I got cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 river. Tough shit. Suck it up. If your head still hurts, buy a fuckin' helmut. Then shove a tampon up your ass to stop cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bleeding. And if you're still steaming, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n go hate-fuck a hooker while screaming your mocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r's first name.

Sincerely,
Pauly
I made a note on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 player and will seek him out next time I'm online. I want players like that at my table - people who completely refuse to take responsibility for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir actions will often overlook cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir weaknesses/mistakes and chalk up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end result as a error on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir opponents' part and not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir own. Instead of blaming cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365mselves, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are blaming ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs. That's a losing formula for him and an opportunity for me to pick up some loose change.


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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Key West Videos and Photo Gallery

By Pauly
New York City

I finally completed my Key West photo gallery over at Flickr. Some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 food photos were added to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pauly Food gallery (now 195 pics strong).

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I also spliced togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r a couple of videos about our hijinks in Key West. Take a peek. The first one involves a tray of Jello shots...


Click here to view cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jello Shots video... via RSS or Bloglines


In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second video, some of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 gang decided to take on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mechanical bull at Cowboy Bills.


Click here to view cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bull riding video via RSS or Bloglines...


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Friday, October 12, 2007

2:07

By Pauly
New York City

2:07pm. I should be working on an article for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Swedes, but I'm not.

I'm sitting on my brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r's couch while watching a NY Knicks pre-season game and flipping back and forth between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game and reruns of The OC on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 soap opera channel. It's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 episode where Mischa Barton's character experiments with lesbianism. Hot girl of girl action. Much more interesting than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inept Knicks.

I fired up PokerStars. I'm a junkie. I can't contain myself. I have to play sometimes. Anything. I put myself on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wait list for a PLO table and found a seat at a 15/30 limit hold'em table. I sat out one hand and posted my blind.

First fuckin' hand... I'm dealt Ac-As at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cutoff. UTG raised. Player in middle position re-raised. I capped it. Big blind joined cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mix. Four players. The flop was Kh-10d-7c. UTG bet out. Player in MP folded. Time to figure out if he had K-K or Big Slick. I raised. cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 BB folded. UTG re-raised. Well fuck me. Maybe he's got a set of 10s? I called. Turn was 8s. I check-called. The river was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 3h. I check-called again. He showed 7s-7h for a set of 7s. Aces cracked on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first hand.

14 hands later, I found 8-8 in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 small blind. I called a raise from late position and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big blind three-bet. I flopped top set and cracked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big blind's 9-9. I almost recovered cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 remainder of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 funds I lost on Hand #1.

I forgot how cute Rachel Bilson is/was. Delicious. I completely stopped watching cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Knicks game.

On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next hand, Karma swings back cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r way. I picked up 9-9 and raised. Four players. The flop was 8 high and I lost to a player with 8-8. Ugh.

Don't forget to sign up for Sundays with Dr. Pauly over at Fantasy Sports Live.


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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sundays with Dr. Pauly.... an Inside Look

By Pauly
New York City


If you haven't figured it out yet, Sundays with Dr. Pauly is 10 week contest that I'm hosting over at Fantasy Sports Live. If you were hoping for a series of online poker tournaments, well you're shit out of luck. However, if you are a fantasy football junkie and would like a shot at playing against me along with winning some prizes in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 process, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I encourage you to participate in Sundays with Dr. Pauly.

If you don't have a Fantasy Sports Live account, you can create an account here. My bonus code is Pauly and you will get a sign up bonus.

If you have been participating in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 BFFB, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 structure and format are very similar. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please read on.

Here are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rules.

1. Sign up for an account, which you can fund with a credit card. Fantasy Sports Live is 100% legal and within cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 boundaries set forth by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 UIGEA.

2. Weekly contests are $10. Total investment over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 duration of Sundays with Dr. Pauly will be $100. We're starting at Week 6 and ending at Week 15.

3. Sign up for any contest that is listed as Sundays with Dr. Pauly. You will be setting up a fantasy football team consisting of a 1 QB, 3 WRs, 2 RBs, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 D using a salary cap format.

4. Every week, sign up for a new contest and create a new team. You're competing against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 players in your individual contest. The top 3 in each contest wins prize money (1st - $45, 2nd - $27, 3rd - $18). Places 4 thru 10 get zilch.

5. You are also competing against me even though I might be in a different contest. To make this fair, I'm only allowed one entry per week.

6. We will be tracking cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 overall progress of everyone who participates. The top 3 overall point winners over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 duration of Sundays with Dr. Pauly will win prizes. See below.
Overall Prizes for Sundays with Dr. Pauly:
1st Place - $100 cash and $50 added to your FSL account
2nd Place - Any football cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365med DVD of your choice (e.g. Rudy, Any Given Sunday, Brian's Song)
3rd Place - a copy of Blind Side by Michael Lewis
4th Place - a phone call from Daddy

Bonus: If you get more points than me in three consecutive weeks, you win an entry into a season ending freeroll with $100 added to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 overall prize pool.

That's it for now. Any questions about setting up an account at Fantasy Sports Live or how to play fantasy football? Shoot me an email.

Best of luck everyone. We will be posting updates of Sundays with Dr. Pauly here and over at Blinders blog.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Soon Come: Sundays with Dr. Pauly

By Pauly
New York City


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Monday, October 08, 2007

Eat a Peach

By Pauly
New York City

I missed playing online poker. Not just cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 physical act of playing, but also cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire ritual behind my sessions. It had been almost a full year since I would be blessed with two straight weeks in New York City without having to hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road and go somewhere. One year. That's how long it's been since I had regular chunks of unstructured time where I could lurk around cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fish-infested waters for several straight hours of online poker.

I prefer to write early in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mornings (4am to 11am), which leaves cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 day free for ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r activities including poker. During those halcyon obsessive-compulsive poker days, I played during three different times of day. Late afternoon/early evening (4pm to 7pm). Prime Time (8pm to 11pm). And late nights (1am to 4am). Sometimes I played all three; hitting and running during two spots and grinding out a lengthy session into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wee hours of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 morning.

It is essential to have a clear and peaceful mind before you do anything in life. Driving a car. Attending a sales meeting. Having a family dinner. Playing poker. Especially poker, where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's your money is on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 line and your opponents make a living from your mistakes and your lack of mental well being. I always look for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tilty guys at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 table to pick on. Tilt implies that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are not making accurate decisions. There's my edge. Fleece cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weak.

If you sit down and play poker after getting into a fight with your girlfriend or if you're on life tilt for some ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r reason (family, work, society), you're not playing optimally. Obviously, you should not be playing. But cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 availability of online poker makes it so easy for anyone to play, which means that more often than not, your opponents are playing distracted.

That's why I would have a routine to ease myself into playing and to make sure I was in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right frame of mind. Whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r it's poker or writing, before I can do eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, I make sure I have a nice smoke. Then I seek out a comfortable place to sit for a lengthy amount of time. It sounds pretty obvious, but I know friends with laptops that like to sit in different places (like in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir kitchen, sitting on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 couch, lying in bed, or even at Starbucks). That's fine for an hour or so, but for a serious grind out of a session, you need to be sitting in one area where you'll comfortable. If you are playing a tournament with a five minute break every hour, you have to maximize your break time and be close to a bathroom or kitchen. In a NYC apartment/studio everything is close by.

Next, I make sure cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's no distractions. The door is closed. The cell phone ringer is off. The AIM and Skype is off. Heck, sometimes I shut down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire player chat on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 site where I'm playing. No distractions. 100% focus.

That's been my problem. I'm a multitasker. I can watch TV, play online poker, text back and forth with friends, and answer emails. I play my best poker when I limit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 distractions, block out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 external world, and focus on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 task at hand.

Music is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next step and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most vital in my book. Music is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 soundtrack to life and I always have music playing around me as much as possible. When I write. When I play poker. When I'm on a plane or waiting for one in an airport terminal. Music is an essential when I'm driving or even riding shotgun in Change100's car as she speeds through cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hills of Hollyweird. Sometimes, I watch sports with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sound off and music blasting. I like my commentary far better than those nimrods on TV. I can't sit in a bar with a jukebox that is not playing songs. I immediately go over and feed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 machine a few bucks to hear something. I think I've watched to many Martin Scorsese films.

The right kind of music is important. There's music that's great for playing in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 background during dinner parties. There's dancing music. There's make out music. There's driving music. There's workout music. There's smoking weed music. There's poker music. There's writing music. And cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's sitting in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dark totally depressed and wanting to die music.

When selecting cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 right genre of music, I want something that I don't have to think about. Sometimes I simply hit shuffle. But cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you get a song or two that just doesn't fit and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you start skipping those, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365reby messing with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire philosophy of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shuffle. Making playlists is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 key. I have a few specifically for writing, driving, running, and poker.

For poker, I usually want to hear something where I could join in and start singing during down points, but it also has great groove which keeps me focused on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 task at hand. I seek out full albums to listen to. That's an hour or so. I set aside three or four and have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m ready.

The tough part is finding an entire album where you can listen to everything without having to get up and skip to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next track. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis comes to mind. That gets a ton of play time when I write or when I play poker. Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan is anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r favorite of mine along with American Beauty from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Grateful Dead. Over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 summer in Las Vegas, I found myself writing a lot to Note Bleu: The Best of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Blue Note Years 1998-2005 by Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Since my return to New York City, I have been religiously listening to Eat a Peach by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Allman Brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs Band. I had not picked up that amazing piece of music in several years and forgot what I was missing. I could write a book about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 significance of that epic album from 1972.

Eat a Peach was recorded in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 year before my birth and released just five months before I was born. Lead guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident on October 29, 1971, several months before it's release. Eat a Peach was a mixture of left-over tracks (such as One Way Out and Mountain Jam) from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir previous double album Live at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Fillmore East. Duane Allman's electrifying guitar work appears on several of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new tracks, which cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y managed to get down in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 studio before his fatal accident. The rest of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 album was finished after his death.

For many years, music fans believed that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reason cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 album was called Eat a Peach was because Duane Allman was run over by a peach truck in Macon, Georgia. Although Duane Allman died three hours later in surgery due to internal injuries, he didn't collide with a peach truck, racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r it was a construction truck. The "eat a peach" reference originated from a comment he made in an 1970 interview with Ellen Mandel from Good Times Magazine. She asked him, "How are you helping cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 revolution?" The always slick Duane replied, "Every time I'm in Georgia, I eat a peach for peace."

A bizarre and ironic tragedy hit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 band 13 months after Duane Allman's death. Bass player Berry Oakley also died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia, just a few blocks away from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 spot where Duane crashed. For decades, rumors circulated around that Oakley died when he collided with a watermelon truck. Much like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rumors about Duane's accident involving a peach truck, Oakley's fatal crash was not caused by a runaway watermelon truck, racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r he was run over by a city bus. Fruit trucks did not kill two members of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Allman Brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs Band, even though it's a great myth.

Eat a Peach has a strong historical significance for me. It many ways it could be used at different times as a soundtrack in my life. Although Eat a Peach was not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first ABB record I ever bought, it was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 one I listened to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most in college. I borrowed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 CD from my friend Wilkins, who lived at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hall on my freshman dorm during my college days in Atlanta. Wilkins was a good ol' boy from G-Vegas and was one of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best guitar players I had ever met. He played in several bands and taught me how to play electric guitar. He was also responsible for turning me onto bands such as Widespread Panic and Phish.

Anyway, I borrowed Eat a Peach and made a copy on a cassette tape. I couldn't fit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire thing on one side and ended up taping Mountain Jam on Side B. Mountain Jam was an epic 33:43 song. If I could pick one song to get a lap dance to... it would be Mountain Jam... almost thirty-four minutes in length. If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re's one song I want played at my funeral, it's Mountain Jam.

Mountain Jam is not just a really long song without any lyrics or an improvisational jam. It's a journey and an original masterpiece of music where you realize cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 amazing abilities Duane Allman was blessed with as a guitar player. He was a visionary and we were robbed when he died at a young age. Only 23. This is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same hippie redneck kid who outplayed Eric Clapton on Layla by Derek and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Dominoes.

Duane Allman had a unique sound cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n and still does today. Allman was heavily influenced by Miles Davis and John Coltrane and often tried to imitate Coltrane's saxophone with his guitar. He played slide guitar using an old Coricidin bottle, originally used to hold cough syrup. The tiny Coricidin bottles fit perfectly around his finger. The slide enhanced his already one of a kind sound.

I listened to Eat a Peach on a constant loop when I first moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mid-1990s after college. Filled with 20s angst, I was an extremely angry and confused individual. I wanted to be a writer and felt cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 creative energies pulling me in that direction, but I had cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 beginnings of a successful on Wall Street as a bond trader. Money, comfort, and stability did not appeal to me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n and I made cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 difficult decision to sacrifice those things and wander on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road less traveled. The transition didn't come without heartache and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bittersweet melodies of Eat of Peach kept me sane in an insane world.

When I moved to Seattle, Eat of Peach followed me. Sadly, it would not leave Seattle. I sold my copy at a used bookstore a year later when I ran into financial difficulties. Before I got rid of it, I recall many fond memories writing a screenplay with Eat of Peach blasting at top volume in my tiny room. Eat of Peach also played in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 background on my porch during sessions of supercool banality as I watched cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rain fall with my slacker housemates, while we drank cheap beer, smoked cigarettes, and complained how we were all broke and uninspired artisans of one type or anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r.

I endured a dark and dismal summer of 2003 and sunk into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 depths of despair. I managed to write my way through it and penned parts of my novel The Blind Kangaroo while listening to a copy of Eat of Peach that a friend was kind enough to burn for me.

Although some individual selections from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 album made it into my musical rotation, I had pretty much put cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 entire album aside. I rediscovered it upon my return to NYC and it's been playing nonstop... from beginning to end... since that moment of reconnection.

As soon as I played cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first few notes of Ain't Wasting Time No More, I dove head-first into a psychedelic pool of flashbacks. So many memories of my teen-aged years. My 20s. My early 30s. And my recent travels.

Last Sunday morning, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sunshine felt like rain.... are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lyrics from Ain't Wasting Time No More, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first song on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 album. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 very beginning, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 boys are setting cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mood. Sure it's sunny out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re, but I'm fuckin' miserable so it might as well be raining. The opening song has so many influential lyrics that I could go on and on all day writing about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m.

Even cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 title of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 opening track on Eat a Peach gets me all fired up. Ain't Wasting Time No More. Whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r it's writing, poker, or life... that's a perfect a mantra. Duane Allman died when he was 23. Just anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r spiritual nugget to remind you that life is short. Too short to be bummed out or depressed or making excuses. Whenever I hear a bit of that song, I'm instantly reminded that it's time to step up and do something meaningful with my life.


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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Sundays with Dr. Pauly....

By Pauly
New York City

In 2005, I introduced Saturdays with Dr. Pauly which was an instant success. One week from today, I'll kick off Sundays with Dr. Pauly. Stay tuned for more details.


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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Truckin' - October 2007, Vol. 6, Issue 10

By Pauly
New York City

And we're back with a brand spanking new issue of my literary blogzine!

Truckin' - October 2007, Vol. 6, Issue 10

1. AlCantHang and I Walk Into a Bar... by Paul McGuire
Whenever you walk into a bar with AlCantHang, you're immediately assuming full responsibility for your actions. You always know what you are getting yourself into. There's no false pretense. You will drink and drink and drink and drink as life unfolds around you. You surrender to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 flow of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 liquor... More

2. Morrissey by Betty Underground
I did my usual, obvious, snooping about, inviting myself in to use cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 powder room after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long drive. I knew my way around. I knew what it looked like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last time I was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re. I was looking for signs. Girl things. Grown up girl things. A woman's touch in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 decor. Pictures of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 happy couple. Anything. Nothing... More

3. Driving to See Mama by John "Falstaff" Hartness
Well, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was six of us in that car, and we'd been drinking and smoking cigarettes since we left base, so when Briggs rolled down that window, all that smoke just chimneyed up out of that window and that policeman had to jump back... More

4. A Mawmag's Dream by Sigge S. Amdal
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5. What Might Have Been by Sean A. Donahue
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