Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Xmas

For christmas my family buys liberal books for each other as practical jokes and then throws them in the fireplace.  Where did I come from?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NYE

As always I am super excited to be throwing a party this new years eve.  I just received my order of three thousand balloons for what is sure to me a magical moment when they rain down from the sky at midnight.  I can't wait.

Friday, December 14, 2012

HH


These mid stake PLO guys so rarely make big bluffs without blockers that it makes these logistical bluff catches that much more satisfying.

IPoker, $2/$4 Pot Limit Omaha Cash, 6 Players
Poker Tools Powered By Holdem Manager - The Ultimate Poker Software Suite.

CO: $994 (248.5 bb)
BTN: $177.11 (44.3 bb)
SB: $606.70 (151.7 bb)
BB: $643.24 (160.8 bb)
UTG: $415 (103.8 bb)
Hero (MP): $380.90 (95.2 bb)

Preflop: Hero is MP with Qd 3d Kc Jc
UTG folds, Hero raises to $8, 2 folds, SB raises to $28, BB calls $24, Hero calls $20

Flop: ($84) Qc 8d 2h (3 players)
SB checks, BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: ($84) 3c (3 players)
SB bets $64, BB folds, Hero raises to $140, SB calls $76

River: ($364) 9s (2 players)
SB bets $364 this is about as polarized as bets can get and he would cbet nearly all his JT hands on the flop that are worth 3betting pre, Hero calls $212.90 and is all-in

Results: $789.80 pot ($3 rake)
Final Board: Qc 8d 2h 3c 9s
SB showed 3h 4c 5s 6h and lost (-$380.90 net)
Hero mucked Qd 3d Kc Jc and won $786.80 ($405.90 net)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

My Attempt to Buy a Fog Machine off Craigslist

Is it NIB?  Still available?  Do you have any juice for it?

thanks,
joel



It is still available. But no juice because it's brand new and didn't come with any. The juice can be bought at party city though.

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may I ask why you are selling it?



Bought it from the guitar center brand new for 300. I didn't need it, but by the time I realized it 3 weeks later, they didn't except returns after 14 days.

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Gotcha, well I'm a buyer at 180 cash.  



Ill accept that. When are you looking to buy?

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anytime before new years is good with me

I live in Decatur, ga.



I suggest the sooner the better. I don't hold the items. It's first come, first serve. So if you want it let me know how soon. I reside in ellenwood, so maybe 10min from Decatur.

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hah, I presume that means you wont be meeting in decatur to sell it?



I will meet you off of bouldercrest. Anywhere else will be an up charge for delivery and gas.

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10 miles at 20mpg is .5 gallons.  so 2 dollars?



Bouldercrest is about 10 miles for me... And I'm doing it free of charge. Perhaps you misread?

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Huh?  Thought you said Ellenwood was 10 miles from Decatur.  Where is bouldercrest? 



No, actually I said it was approx 10 "MINUTES" from Decatur. But honestly, if you want it, we can meet tomorrow. I'll give you an open location, put it in your navi, and we'll meet. All this back and forth is unnecessary.

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Ok ok, no need for caps.  I was just approximating a traveling speed of 60mph and converted your guess of minutes into miles.  I'll avoid those assumptions in the future.  

P.S.  I know you already stated you find this back and forth unnecessary, but out of curiosity what would your up charge price be for a downtown Deactur rendezvous?  I really do abhor driving.  



I do not deliver to homes.

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It was implicit we would meet at a neutral public location to make the sale.


Tomorrow? Yes or no?

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Hahaha


Yes



What time is good for u?

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I'm free all day. 



Contact me at 4046*^(#44

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The Following Was by Text:


Hey, it's the fog machine guy.



Hey, where do you wanna meet up?



Anywhere around downtown Decatur is good by me.



The furthest I will come unpaid for gas is candler rd.
I already lowered the price.



I'll pay for your gas money.
185 anywhere around downtown Decatur?



that's not convenient& you attempting to bullshit me.Now, the only place I will meet is south dekalb mall on candler rd. Decatur ga. Take it or leave it. Sorry.



I'm gonna pass.



Say no more. Thx

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Music

I've been working on music with most of my free time lately.  I usually don't post my creations on here, but I figured I would share this one since I had some help.  Let me know what you think. video

Homemade T-Shirt


Saturday, June 9, 2012

We All Float On

It's been since September 2009 since I've legitimately considered the possibility of not playing online poker for a living.  But with the insane delay on the delivery of the Full Tilt money, the disappearance of the UB money, and the arid wasteland that is the available US online poker scene, my concern has returned.  I just booked my hotel in Vegas for the summer and only plan on playing the main event and a few days of cash games.  I sold 10% already at 1.4 mark up and might sell a few more small chunks at that rate if anyone is interested.  I'm going to keep a majority of my action though.  Not really sure what the future holds in store.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Caught

Has it taken any other poker players 9 years to realize that the more you value bet the more you can bluff?  Also twitter is the nuts during WSOP, I miss it.

In household orders my venus flytrap finally caught its first prey:


Friday, May 18, 2012

Science

I've been doing my research and the results are in:

Honeydew > Cantaloupe

Monday, May 14, 2012

   Is all the riffraff gone?  great...


My life is in an unexpected place at the moment. Income from poker is nearly non existent and I am currently in a happy and healthy relationship with an amazing lady. I have a bit hesitant to blog lately because although I have no qualms with unveiling my deepest thoughts and personal difficulties on the Internet, it becomes a whole different bag when someone else's life is closely knit to yours.  Also the bad moon's blog has been intimidatingly good lately.  

for those board game geeks out there like me I highly recommend checking this one out

It is deceivingly complicated to organize people into social outings. I know I am getting good at a game when I close my eyes at night before bed and all I can see is new strategies developing and I am countering possible outcomes in my subconscious. I woke up this morning calling the turn with bottom boat in PLO.  They say when high level competitors are completely in the zone the illusion of time will drift away and hours melt into seconds. It's not super common, but I have experienced such while playing online poker.

if you play scramble with friends you have to use freeze for both power-ups

I started keeping a journal, but only wrote in it two times this year. I am not sure if I am doing it right.

I think all standardized multiple choice tests should have the option to fill in multiple possible answers for partial credit. It doesn't really make any sense that if you narrow down a question to two possible answers but they are equally likely you are forced to take this coin flip for full or zero credit. All tests should give you the option to answer both and get half credit if such is the case. Let's get rid of unnecessary variance in life ///

I also had an idea to improve survivor. I believe all individual immunities should be allowed to be given to anyone you want after the vote. The ability to bluff people that you are going give it up can create leveling and wasted votes. You could convince everyone to vote for once person and then give them the immunity. You could also convince people you are giving it up and then keep it to create more wasted votes. This would just allow for better game dynamics.


It's a bit of a dream of mine to get on the show.

I was day dreaming in the shower the other day and my body wash was down to the last bits. I had a new one, but still decided to try and get one last wash from the old bottle before moving on to the one besides it. I ended up spending 20 seconds scrapping together one last serving. While lathering up I decided to do some quick math and realized that my 6 dollar body wash has about 200 servings. So I saved about 3 cents for 20 seconds of my time. I quickly regretted scrapping soap out of a bottle for $5.40/hr.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Throwback

I love that the main character of Breaking Bad drives this:

Rant

It's kind of shocking how strong the correlation between the health of one's regular life directly influences one's ability to play high level poker. Sometimes it feels as if focusing on physical and mental fitness is more beneficial than reviewing hand histories and crunching math on particular situations. Obviously the ultimate situation is some balanced mix. I constantly find myself pushing limits needlessly only to continually conclude that moderation is optimal. I spend a lot of time lately thinking about Nash Equilibria. I find it a bit peculiar that I've been such a gamer and math nerd for so long and it wasn't until my twenty eighth year on this planet that I stumbled upon such an interesting tool. I probably should read more books.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012