Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tao of Poker 5th Anniversary tourney, August 5

Everyone's favorite poker blogger, Dr. Pauly, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his outstanding blog, Tao of Poker, by hosting a tournament at PokerStars on August 5 at 9:00 PM ET. Entry fee is $5 + 0.50, the game is NLHE. Besides the usual prize pool from the entry fees, the first place finisher also gets two nights at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City and the $5,000 buy-in for the Borgata Poker Open tourney on September 12. Is that sweet, or what?

More info can be found at Tao of Poker, so check it out and register for the tournament. I will be playing, which means another $5 in dead money for the taking.

See you there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Random update including WPBT Winter Classic info

I have been wrapped up in the play that I am in, so I haven't played much poker lately. One thing I have done, though, is make my hotel reservations for the WPBT Winter Classic over the weekend of Dec. 12 - 14. I will be staying at the Imperial Palace this time, the unofficial WPBT headquarters. I found a very good rate on rooms for that weekend, and I recommend that you take a look if you are planning on partaking in the debauchery. I still need to buy my air tickets, and will probably do that very soon.

The play closes this weekend, so I should soon be able to start playing poker a bit more regularly. One thing I plan to try again is playing in my local Amateur Poker League tourneys. I had dropped out because the venue closest to me gets very smoky, and their tourneys are held on Tuesday nights when the Bodog Blogger game was going on. Now that the Bodonkey is on hiatus, I think I will give the APL game another try.

I'll be back at the online tables soon, to see if I can build my bankroll on the sites where I have some money. I hope I haven't got too rusty.