Sunday, August 30, 2009

Five Game I've Been Playing a Lot Lately

1. Battletoads - The difficultly level in this game is through the roof, but the whimsical game play keeps bringing me back. Can't get past level 6.

2. Poker - Something has to pay the bills.

3. Starcraft - My recon and countering is getting really sharp, but my micromanagement still needs a ton of work. This classic really just makes you better at every other game imaginable.

4. Tetris - Just broke my new high score tonight - 350060 (the million point game is on my bucket list)

5. Little League Baseball Championship Series - If I have an above average pitcher you will rarely see my opponent score in the first 5 innings and if I play with New York I must be around a 20:1 favorite against just about anyone out there.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Super Fun Conclusion

Thanks for playing everyone!

The correct answer was 560, which means the winner is danjew2 (15 pts off). Honorable mention to Brad who was 20 pts off.

Avg guess: 659
Number of said guesses over correct answer: 17
Number of said guesses under correct answer: 5

Conclusion: Too bad blogging wasn't on the SAT verbal section or I might have gotten a full ride to Harvard. I guess I failed to mention how infrequently I read books and that I don't have the attention span to read a 7 paragraph article on the importance of African drumming for late 18th century residents of Chad. I would do a part two for the math section, but too many people know I got an 800.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

TV Debut

I made my first ESPN appearance on the the poker table this evening. Although not in the particular hand shown, I got a decent amount of camera time. I also got a split second close up in the second video at the end of the episode:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Super Fun Game Time

Game: Guess what I scored on the SAT verbal section in high school (0-800).

Rules: One guess per lifetime to be left in the comments of this post. Deadline of 96 hours from the time stamp below. Closest to the correct answer wins (going over allowed).

Prize: A carrot from my garden (or if that doesn't float your boat I have grape tomatoes and fresh basil).

Friday, August 21, 2009


For a while I didn't really know why I had stopped blogging for nearly two weeks. I had spent over a week up in Chicago revamping my long distance relationship, which was quite pleasant. We drove back down to Atlanta together and spent our last few days enjoying each others company before she went back home yesterday. My vegetable garden is doing swell. I have already harvested a dozen delicious grape tomatoes and my carrots are ready for the picking. Some part of me was really looking forward to some solitude accompanied by poker and Starcraft, but I feel pretty numb to the world as of late. It is showing in my exercise habits, poker focus, gaming practices, and social endeavours. My window exists so that light can enter my apartment. My iPhone exists so that it can transmit data. I exist because I am not dead yet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


gamblegambel posts small blind [$25.00].
River_Vlad posts big blind [$50.00].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ 8d Qs ]
Merlin88 folds
TheTaker folds
ryanwelch raises [$100.00]
ComeToButthead folds
gamblegambel raises [$265.00]
River_Vlad folds
ryanwelch calls [$190.00]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Ad, 9c, As ]
gamblegambel bets [$212.00]
ryanwelch raises [$565.00]
gamblegambel calls [$353.00]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 7d ]
gamblegambel checks
ryanwelch checks
** Dealing River ** [ 6d ]
gamblegambel bets [$645.00]
ryanwelch folds
gamblegambel wins $1757.00 from main pot

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Super Fun Conclusions

Thanks for playing everyone.

The correct answer was 433 hours, which means the winner is: Jason, who was 12 hours off. Honorable mentions to blueflare at 17 hours off and pimaster at 20 hours off. Because who the hell is this rando Jason?

Avg 3 and 4 digit guess: 614
Number of said guesses over correct answer: 15
Number of said guesses under correct answer:5

Conclusions: Despite being quite honest in my blog and there being a published record of nearly every hand I play on the Internet, I am even lazier than most of you think I am.