This blog started out really small, read by maybe a couple dozen people at most. I've never really made an effort to promote it, but I guess it's gotten a following because I play high-limit poker and occasionally in big tournaments. If you're not a poker player, I'm sorry for the egregious use of poker slang, lingo and terminology. You're going to see sentences like "so i had KJs utg and made it 300, MP called..." and wonder what language this is supposed to be written in. The wikipedia entry on poker jargon may help. (Thanks to jacqueline1776 for the link). You can also just comment and probably someone else will explain. In fact I'm going to go ahead and make this the poker newbie thread for a couple weeks; ask anything you want, even if it seems like a dumb question, and I'll try to answer here (and to my regular readers who are poker players, all help is appreciated :)). Take advantage of this because I'm usually not that patient. :)
Right now I'm at the World Series of Poker here in Las Vegas. I'll be here in Las Vegas until August 20. At that time I'll probably drive home to Vancouver, BC, maybe making some trips along the way.
One thing to correct: The LJ main page says "this player got 8th place in the World Series of Poker." This is not entirely correct, or at the very least a bit misleading. The WSOP is not one tournament; it's a seven week long series of tournaments, most of which last three days. It culminates with a huge main event with a $10000 buy-in. This is the tournament most recently won by Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer and Chris Moneymaker in 2005, 2004 and 2003 respectively. If you were to (incorrectly) refer to the WSOP as just one tournament, it would be this tournament. I did not finish eighth in this tournament. The tournament in which I finished 8th was one of the preliminary tournaments, a $2000 buy-in no-limit hold'em tournament held this past July 7-9. It was won by Max Pescatori.
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