Friday, July 31, 2009

Poker Tournaments...Poker Tournament...How I LOVE THEM!!

As the minutes countdown in July and goes into August, I want to talk about my favorite subject to talk about....POKER!! Specially, Poker Tournaments!

Most of my poker playing the past two weeks have been playing tournaments....specifically online poker tournaments. Although I haven't had a "HUGE SCORE" per se, I've had consistent results. I've played 5 online tournaments the past two weeks and cashed in 3 of them. The encouraging part of my cashes is that I've improved each time:

July 12th -- $33 Buy In ($15,000 Guarantee) -- 85th out of 934 players...Good for $53
July 18th -- $11 Buy In Deep Stack -- 228th out of 1,827...Good for $17
July 26th -- $33 Buy In ($15,000 Guarantee) -- 63rd out of 786 players...Good For $56
July 28th -- $33 Buy In ($15,000 Guarentee) -- 37th out of 868 Players -- Good For $78

It's extremely difficult to get through these huge fields of players, so I'm very happy with my play...I've been played my normal game, tight aggressive, and making moves at the appropriate times against certain chip stacks. Lately I've been implementing a late game strategy I picked up from an online pro that has been beneficially, where I'm able to pick up precious blinds and antes without much resistant.

I've put a lot of effort in these tournaments, trying to make the best optimal play for a given situation without being "results oriented". I've trained myself that if you make the right play the results will take care of itself.

For August, I've going to be as many online poker tournaments as I can...I'm VERY Confident in my game right now and I feel I'm due for a huge run...I think I earned, but most of all, I deserve it!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Need to Do Some Stuff!!

My blog entries usually are commentaries and opinions on a wide variety of topics, especially poker!

In this entry, I decided to make a list of things I need to do to improve my house:

1) Clean the garage—I don’t think I’m taken anything out in the 5 years I’ve lived here..?i need to sort out what I have and get rid and donate the stuff I don’t need anymore.

2) Fix my garage door—My garage door is busted slightly in the front. It’s more of a cosmetic fix than anything else.

3) Clean my yard—This is the biggest one. I’ve got weeds all over...especially in the backyard...I need to pull up my sleeves and pulls theses things out..I remember my brother and I had a long conversation about this...I told him I’d just hire someone to do..he says, why?? You can do it yourself....Just need the motivation.

4) Need to replace the grilling plates in my grill—My grill has a few cracks in them. I need to make a home depot run and buy a new onces..maybe I’ll go silver.

5) Need to repaint my house—Right now it’s a dull off white...haven’t painted it once since I moved...maybe a new coat of paint is just what the doctor ordered.

That’s the important stuff....I got to take one task at a time and hopefully I’ll be about to finish it…

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Deaths of Michael Jackson and Steve McNair -- MY TAKE

The biggest stories of the past two weeks have been the deaths of Michael Jackson and Steve McNair.

As a society, we tend to look to enhance and give more attention to the bad side of people when they have passed away especially when talking about celebrities. It’s human nature, it’s easy to pile on the negative in people when they can’t defend themselves. We bring up all the negative aspects of their lives because it makes us feel better about ourselves…when in reality it a way to cover our own insecurities.

With Steve McNair’s death, a lot of his personal life is coming to light about him have a extramarital affair, while still being married with 4 kids. Look, have an affair doesn’t make you a bad person. Maybe there was something in Steve McNair’s marriage arraignment-wise that we didn’t know about that allowed him to have a girlfriend. Again, that doesn’t make him a bad person. From all I’ve read and heard, Steve McNair was a good, giving, and charitable man. He personally went to Louisiana during the aftermath of Katrina to personally had out supplies to those who lose so much in the hurricane. He’s involved in numerous charities, which he not gave his money, but gave his time..something most athletes don’t do. I watched him play for nearly 13 years as one of the toughest quarterbacks to play the game and was the ultimate competitor and teammate…that’s what I want to remember him for…

With Michael Jackson, I’ve read a lot of people thinking that there has been excessive coverage of Michael Jackson’s death…and bring up his pedophile charges…that we should this much coverage to a “Pedophile”…Or his different idiosyncrasies like dangling his baby over his hotel room and his numerous plastic surgeries. As for me, I’m a BIG BIG MICHAEL JACKSON fan. Ever since I saw the “Billie Jean” video, I’ve been a absolute fan of his music. I think he’s a greatest entertainer who ever lived. He’s the King of Pop whose influence so many future artists. When I heard about Michael Jackson’s death was a saddened. I felt like one of my own family members died, because he was a big part of my growing up. When I was kid, I thought the “Thriller” album was the greatest thing in the world. To this day I think the Thriller is the greatest music album off all time!! Yes, in later years, Michael Jackson’s behavior came into question, but there is no denying his musical talent and how he left a legacy in music that can never be or will be duplicated…that’s what I want to remember him for.

So when you remember those who pass on in our lives celebrate the good they did in their lives and their contributions to society, and not dwell on the negative.