Friday, June 26, 2009

Super Fun Game Time

Rules: I will show you pictures of cars and you have to decide which one is lilholdem's (pictured above). Limited to one guess per lifetime (answer in the comments). Game expires in 72 hours.
Prize: My kick ass beer can flashlight that projects poker chips on the wall (pictured above).

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Modest Proposal

I am a bit strapped for greenbacks on this upcoming WSOP adventure. Anyone interested in swapping me 15k cash for 15k on Full Tilt with the added bonus of 5% of my WSOP Main Event action? July 2-4 is my window.

Monday, June 22, 2009

No Title

I play a lot of games. I own 8 video game consoles and regularly play them all. I play a game for a living. I play a ton of board games. When I'm on my computer and not playing poker I'm usually playing Catan or Starcraft. When I poop I play games on my iPhone. And every night before I go to bed I do a crossoword puzzle. I was going to go somewhere with this post and talk about overall related themes between mastering all the games or draw some analogy to the game of life, but that's just dumb.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


the power of playing reckless...

just_t.he_nuts posts small blind [$25.00 USD].
rya.nwelch posts big blind [$50.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 6d 6s ]
gamblegambel raises [$100.00 USD]
jus.t_the_nuts folds
ryan.welch calls [$50.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 4c, Qd, 2d ]
ry.anwelch checks
gamblegambel bets [$131.00 USD]
ry.anwelch raises [$462.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$331.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 9h ]
rya.nwelch bets [$450.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$450.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ Kc ]
ryanw.elch bets [$488.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$488.00 USD]
ryanw.elch shows [Jc, 8s ]
gamblegambel shows [6d, 6s ]
gamblegambel wins $3024.00 USD from main pot

l l posts small blind [$25.00 USD].
marc.opolo28 posts big blind [$50.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 5d Kd ]
hello.puppy folds
shxl.fxm folds
gamblegambel raises [$100.00 USD]
l Scu.bba l folds
marc.opolo28 calls [$50.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ 3s, 8h, 3c ]
marc.opolo28 checks
gamblegambel checks
** Dealing Turn ** [ 4d ]
marc.opolo28 bets [$150.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$150.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ Jd ]
marc.opolo28 bets [$450.00 USD]
gamblegambel raises [$1250.00 USD]
marc.opolo28 folds
gamblegambel wins $1422.00 USD from main pot

Friday, June 12, 2009


  • my girlfriend moved to chicago indefinitely
  • i got a mustard stain on my favorite polo
  • i bought an iphone
  • themasterj nearly won a wsop bracelet
  • i wish i had some feather pillows

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Hobby

Recently, partly inspired by the White House garden and by my gf's family garden, I've started to cultivate some greens of my own. Personally it makes the most sense to grow plants you can eat. So far I have tomato plants, oregano, basil (yes, I am Italian), a few carrots, and a pomegranate tree.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


The most frequent question I've been asked lately is how has the recession been affecting the poker world. In general I really haven't seen all that much decline in action in the mid/high stakes regular cash games. Nonetheless, I've been doing some research looking at table ratings graphs and I have a an eerily common pattern amongst many cash game regulars (seems to kick in at mid Feb for everyone)...

Appears some of the most consistent winning regulars are running dry the past 4 months. I know if you look hard enough you can find a few graphs out there to "prove" anything, but this one has caught my interest.