Friday, April 30, 2010

Last Day

Well, I am going to to doctor this morning to get some blood work done. I have a gut feeling that my lab results could make for an excellent super fun game time. Yesterday was a bit of a disaster. I made it to the second round of the FTOPs PLO event, but my second table didn't pop up and I blinded off and then gambled away a lot of money in the cash games. Full Tilt was nice enough to send back my tournament buy in. Unfortunately that only recovered about 1% of my loses for the day.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Out of drinks
5760 minutes left

Here is how every other day has gone these past two weeks:

Play golf with my friends and win 100 dollars in prop bets. My skills in comparison to my competitive peers:

Off the tee box: 3
Putting: 2
Chipping/Pitching: 5
Composure: 1
Clutch: 9

I make all my money on the last two holes.

Come home and play some poker and crush the cash games.

Play an FTOPs event and go out on a dumbass hand and go to bed slightly tilted.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Out of drinks
144 hours left

Had a pair of drinks at a dance bar with Margaret Cho after going to a house party where I was the only white dude. Fun night.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Something that has really been annoying me lately in poker is when you ask for advice on a decision you made and people reply with, "I think that is profitable, but probably not optimal." The whole concept that a decision is profitable in a vacuum is pointless. To think of it at an extreme, if one was to open shove all in on the button for 200bb with AA it would surely be a profitably play, but everyone in the poker world knows that is a terrible play in almost any circumstance. If a play isn't optimal there should never be a positive adjective attached to it. If there is a way to play the hand that isn't how one would make the most money, who the hell wants to hear about it?

Food on the Lake and on My Balcony


T-minus 2 drinks
T-minus 7 days

I played my worst golf of the season today, but thanks to a clutch 18th hole when the big skins mattered I pulled a profit of 200 in prop bets. I have been getting so lucky in everything I touch these days people should be paying me to poop in their toilet.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


T-Minus 2 drinks
T-Minus 8 days

I got crushed on the golf course today, but I guess that isn't the worst problem to have. I went to the Braves game afterward and I was quite tempted to dip into my last two drinks for the month. I survived sober.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


T-minus 2 drinks
T-minus 9 days

Had two beers at the hawks game and won 50 in prop bets. When it rains it pours.

Monday, April 19, 2010


T-minus 4 drinks
T-minus 10 days

I played golf today at Alfred Tup Holmes. Despite never having officially shot below 100 on a full round of 18, I shot a career low 89 today. Highlights include teeing off my driver on a par 4 267 yard hole and sticking it 6 feet from the pin (just missed the eagle putt). Was still good enough for a 30 dollar prop and 100 in props for the round.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


T-Minus 4 drinks
T-Minus 11 days

I booked a two bedroom suite at the Palms Place for 3 weeks for this WSOP. Pretty excited about the company, the balling room and the limitless possibilities...

Intellectual Toilet Humor


T-minus 4 drinks
T-minus 12 days

Great friends in town, awesome day on the lake with the ski boat, not too much difficulty skipping on the drinks.

I love omaha.

Friday, April 16, 2010


11 drinks tasted
15 days witnessed

I dwell in the past too much. The future looks pretty good.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I got a friend request from a suspicious Joe Cada account, so I sent him a message:

Joel Patchell April 8 at 10:26am
who is this?

His reply was pretty convincing that it was the real Joe Cada:

Joe Cada April 14 at 7:57am Report
not see? is Joe Cada


11 drinks qualified
14 days quantified

david attenborough > oprah winfrey

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


T-Minus 4 drinks
T-Minus 17 days

There is nothing worse than not until flirting with a cute girl for ninety minutes do you notice the monster rock she is wearing.

I am a stones throw away from getting my handicap below 20.

I could probably go 9 months without playing poker online and not even notice.

Monday, April 12, 2010


11 drinks drunk
12 days sunk

I never meant to be a heart breaker.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


9 drinks forgotten
11 days remembered

In my weaker moments I throw private pity parties for myself.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


10 days gone
9 drinks gone

If I could make two changes overnight I would wake up tomorrow and be less lazy and be more appreciative of the all the lovely gifts life has given me and those I've let slip away.


9 days cherished
9 drinks savored

I could stop playing poker for 2010 tonight and this would hands down be my best year.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


8 days set
7 drinks finished

Pet Peeve of the Week: Glaringly poor sound editing and dubbing for online pornography videos.


7 days through
6 drinks killed

The past two days took a little bit of will power to pass on some deliciously tempting libations. I think it would take at least 10 million dollars for me to give up alcohol for the rest of my life.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Full Tilt Poker: $1 + $0.10 Heads Up Sit & Go
Seat 1: gamblegambel (1,532)
Seat 2: Dwigt (1,468)
gamblegambel posts the small blind of 10
Dwigt posts the big blind of 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to gamblegambel [Jh 7d]
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel raises to 40
Dwigt calls 20
*** FLOP *** [2c Ks 9s]
Dwigt checks
gamblegambel checks
*** TURN *** [2c Ks 9s] [3h]
Dwigt bets 55
gamblegambel has 15 seconds left to act
gamblegambel calls 55
*** RIVER *** [2c Ks 9s 3h] [Kh]
Dwigt bets 100
gamblegambel calls 100
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Dwigt shows [4s 7s] a pair of Kings
gamblegambel shows [Jh 7d] a pair of Kings
gamblegambel wins the pot (390) with a pair of Kings

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


6 days passed
6 drinks consumed

Things I would like to do/be for just one week:

Very popular/social
A bum
A police officer
A high school counselor


5 days gone
6 drinks consumed

I had a dream that one of my best friends was dating my ex girlfriend and then I went on a cruise ship that took off to space and my dog fell off.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


4 days
6 drinks

P.S. In regards to dating women, speaking softly and carrying a big stick doesn't work out so well.

What's the Difference

So Pennsylvania recently reneged on their ruling that poker was more of a skill game than luck. It's kind of hard to quantify just exactly how much skill and luck any risk venture has, so I'd thought I would draw on some hard data. Here are the graphs of the biggest fortune five hundred companies performances over the past three years as compared to the most successful players on table ratings for the past two years (you can see the company name in the task bar if you place the mouse over the graph):


3 days in
6 drinks down

way way behind pace

Saturday, April 3, 2010


2 days in
5 drinks down

way behind pace

Sometimes I feel like Meursault in the Stranger in that I have a concrete wall separating my emotional states from the rest of the world and my distance creates a complacency for my inevitable death.

Friday, April 2, 2010



1 day down
3 drinks down

off pace thus far

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I got my garden started back up today. I am doing strawberries, cherry tomatoes, and sweet basil this year. My oregano and pomegranate tree are still going strong and somehow Brad's carrot lived through the winter outside...


1 hour in, zero drinks so far and I'm still a station...

Seat 3: R.andomDonk ( $6865.50 USD )
Seat 4: S.pirit Rock ( $10139.00 USD )
Seat 6: gamblegambel ( $19239.50 USD )
gamblegambel posts small blind [$25.00 USD].
R.andomDonk posts big blind [$50.00 USD].
RandomDonk posts ante of [$10.00 USD].
Spirit Rock posts ante of [$10.00 USD].
gamblegambel posts ante of [$10.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to gamblegambel [ Ks Kd 7d Qd ]
S.pirit Rock raises [$205.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$180.00 USD]
R.andomDonk folds
** Dealing Flop ** [ 4c, 5d, Ah ]
gamblegambel checks
S.pirit Rock bets [$490.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$490.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 4d ]
gamblegambel checks
S.pirit Rock bets [$1470.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$1470.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 5h ]
S.pirit Rock bets [$4410.00 USD]
gamblegambel calls [$4410.00 USD]
S.pirit Rock shows [Jd, 7s 9s 8d ]
gamblegambel shows [ Ks Kd 7d Qd ]
gamblegambel wins $13230.00 USD from main pot