Friday, January 30, 2009

Poker in Colorado

Some recent poker news.

The state can't decide how to spend the money from the increase stake sizes in Colorado. [Rocky Mountain News]. Some interesting comments. [Denver Post]

Good news, A jury in Greeley (Northern Colorado), acquitted a group of folks who played poker but were arrested by the CBI. It looks like the Poker Players Alliance helped. [9news]

Friday, January 23, 2009

Poker Update

I've done pretty good this week.

On FTP, I've managed to win a $75 token in a 300 ftp points multi-player tournament. That was fun. I managed to be in second place in money when the game stopped because of the seventh player lost. My strategy is to keep on trying to win these and then attempt to win a $69+6 SitnGo to repopulate my bank roll. The only problem I have is that these 300 and 50 ftp point tournament only run twice a day. So I can only get the night one.

I thought I played well, I was aggressive and won many pots to keep about average chip stack. I was also able to fold when I needed to to protect my stack as well.

On Pokerstars, I managed to double my bankroll to playing mostly 1 cent/2 cent NLHE will a minimum buy in of $1 and leaving when I have 10% of my bankroll on the table. It been working pretty good so far.

Current bank roll
FullTiltPoker: $0.03 (1 $75 Token)
Pokerstars: $29.88
Live: $44.00

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The inauguration.

While my boys were getting flu shots today, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as President of the United States.

12:20 PM ET: Good strong speech.

1:00 PM ET: As the former president bush's helicopter was leaving Washington. A chorus from the crowd still gathered on the National Mall could be heard singing

"nana na naaa, nana na naaa, hey hey, good bye"
The Republicans are on the television saying how George W. Bush will be remembered as a better president in history than his current approval rate. His approval rate has been at historical lows in the low 20's whereas Bill Clinton left with numbers in the 50%. I believe that George W. Bush will be remembered as a worse president. An incompetent, incoherent leader with no imagination beyond his own political beliefs and ambitions.

Best part of Obama's speach:
For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus - and non-believers.


Change has truly come to United States. Forget the nuclear codes, forget the oath, the ceremony, the transition to power is complete. is now branded with the Barack Obama logos. It even has a new blog.

Back to work.

Weight check in.

I gained some weight this week. I was really bad in snacking too much. I think my meals were pretty good, but I ate too many healthy cookies, fruit, and extra plate of food at dinner.

One good thing is I haven't increased my belt size.

Current Weight: 245lbs

Friday, January 16, 2009

Late Night Comedy: Jim Carrey

Canada, Wow.... It must have been cold.

My inspired attempt at a comic.

My inspired attempt at a comic.

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Jurassic Park parenting..

I really like this comic from xkcd...

Right-wingnut science

I dislike Right-wing folks on the radio and their bizarre folk science beliefs. A few nights ago I heard a talker on KOA talking about how FDR's new deal didn't help America get out of the depression. Possible, but it prevented the damage from being much worst.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Change Demanded in Online Poker Laws

On Barack Obama's web page, Legalizing Online Poker was voted by citizens as among the top ten ideas that Barack Obama should do in his next administration. It was number 4 for technology initiatives.

Also on the list was legalizing pot and high-speed trains, I'm fine with that as well.

Black Hawk raises limits

I'm dreaming of juicy poker games July 4th weekend.

On Tuesday, Black hawk voted to raise it's limits from $5 to $100. (9News, RockyMountain News and DenverPost)

I'm going to have to start reading on NLHE Cash Games more.

I heard on a Poker Podcast the strategy of a short buy-in on a really loose aggressive game. That if you bring $40 dollars and wait for 2:1 all-in fest, it may make sense to do that to wait for cards that do that.

I have to think about that.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weight Check in

I weighted myself this morning, the first time in about a month. I gained 2 lbs since December mostly over the holiday. I need to recommit myself to my goal.

My immediate goal is to get down to 227. This is possible by the middle of March if I'm really good.

I think I'm eating more at home at night. Last night, I had two servers of chili on spinach and some chocolate black beans brownies. I should have cut that in half. I'm doing good during the day, but that extra bit of fruit or that brownie or piece of chocolate is just too much.

Current Weight: 242.5

Monday, January 12, 2009

Blackhawk Trip Report

This weekend, my wife and I went up to Blackhawk to play poker. We practiced a little at home and I gave her some tips. We went up to the Golden Gates and played at their poker parlour.

We sat down on the same table and played for a few hours. She was playing very weak-tight, but she managed to win a few dollars. I played alright and was able to make about 40 dollars. We left around 6PM and had dinner at the Ameristar Casino. We went there to get a rewards card and to see what the casino looked like. The dinner was alright.

We stopped very shortly at the Lodge Casino and played slots for a little while. I won 20 dollars on the quarter slots and then we left.

Tuesday, Blackhawk is scheduled to vote on raising the limits from $5 to $100.

- weak tight works alright only because you are really tight.
- Most of the money I won was from me being aggressive.
- I probably played too tight when I had position and good cards.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Mid-Day Update

Lipid Levels - 12/9/2008

I went to my cardio doctor and my Lipid level came back as

She recommended that I take some more of my statin, but I've also increased my Fish Oil to help as well. My next test is due for the end of January.

Sleeping Pills

Last night, I discovered the wonders of sleeping pills. I was very tired, but had trouble sleeping the last few nights so I took some and sleep through the night for 8 hours. It was really great.


I've starting programming again at my job and I'm very happy. I miss it so much.


Today's my birthday... Gonna have a good time ...

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Denver UkeFest

This is exciting..

On Saturday February 7th in Denver, Swallow Hill is hosting the Denver UkeFest. This'll be fun there is some really good bands featured including Ukulele Loki, The Hobo Nickels, Mad Tea Party , Victoria Vox and The Boulder Acoustic Society.

I can't wait.

My space page:
Swallow Hill schedule and run down:

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Bankroll update.

I made a quilt over the holidays. I still have to back it and sew it up. That'll make a nice weekend project.

I've been playing much poker again. I missed the game, but it's taking too much of my time.

  • I went up to The Lodge Casino this weekend, I came out 50 dollars ahead but spend 12 hours on the tables. My wife and I are thinking of going up there this weekend.
  • I also started playing on Full Tilt Poker. I only have 3 cent in my account, but I have a lot of FTP points. My strategy is to play freerolls, FTP point tournaments and sit and go's until I have a bank roll again.
  • On Pokerstars, My bankroll was down to about 5 dollars, but I've built it up to $13 on 2/4 cent Limit Hold'em and Limited Hi-Lo Omaha. I won't play No-Limit Ring games until I can put in only 5% of my bank roll on there. (cf Chris Ferguson strategy). I found a 10 cent NL tournament with 360 folks there and got pretty deep.
Current bank roll
Full Tilt Poker: $0.03
Pokerstars: $13.18
Live: $44.00