Archive for August, 2011

Full Tilt down due to FBI investigations – the full story

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Poker News | 3 Comments

The world of online casino and poker has received a major shock wave a few months ago, with the shutdown of a few major online poker sites. On April 15th, on a day that subsequently became known as Black Friday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the domain names of a number of US facing poker sites, including Poker Stars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker. There was no warning that there would be a shutdown of these online casino gaming sites and, literally overnight, US online poker Read more [...]

Why do you play poker?

Sunday, August 14th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament | 2 Comments

Despite being in a rotten tournament slump these days with no cashes in ages and underdogs constantly busting me out, I still somehow enjoy the game. Why else would I keep playing through frustration after frustration with a bank account that would be better off if I didn’t play at all? Maybe it’s simply a bad habit when I’m bored or maybe it’s more of a love/hate relationship…..fact is I keep playing. Why do you play poker?

Frustration at the tables this weekend

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 | Poker and Life, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Arghhhhh haven’t had any success what so ever this weekend. Lost 5-10 key hands in tourneys where I was ahead by 65% or better. Haven’t hit my draws while opponents have hit their draw all the time – when I hit top pair, they hit straight or flush; when I hit straight, they hit flush. Sometimes poker is such a joke….it’s been for ages since I’ve had a decent tourney cash. SIGH!!!!!

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