Saturday, February 27, 2010

Art Contest! Win $50...

I am doing a contest. I need some artwork done. It doesn't really matter the size of the artwork. I guess somewhat good resolution is good but not too small. Basically here's what I want. I need a "Cre8ive" logo made. I want the C capitalized and all other letters/the 8 used in some way. Be CREATIVE/use your imagination/make it interesting and exciting but don't go too overboard because it still has to be visually easy on the eyes. It doesn't have to be just "Cre8ive" across .. as long as it is easy to read "Cre8ive" then anything is possible. Like I said, have fun with it, make it cool. I will pick a winner and the one I like best will receive $50 on FTP.

I would just focus on making a LOGO. Remember it doesn't need background art, it's just a LOGO. So make sure you follow LOGO standards when submitting your artwork/doing your artwork.

Some examples of some Logos.. I'm sure you graphics/art people will have a better idea of what is supposed to be done than me so I will leave it up to you. Just make it interesting and be creative. That is the whole point of the name, creativity. I will probably post all the submissions on my blog as well. I think having everyone judge them would take too long so I am just going to pick the one I like the best. If there are a couple really nice ones maybe I will give out some other prizes or something but as of now there is just one winner. Contest will be over Thursday at midnight EST. Not sure what else to say about that, so if anyone has any other questions let me know.

Submit your artwork to my email Cre8iveCoach ~-AT-~ Gmail ~-DOT-~ com.

1) Logo
2) Reasonable size/not too small
3) Submit to my email
4) Capitalize the C and use the rest of the letters/number in "Cre8ive"
5) Contest ends Thursday at midnight EST.
6) Be Cre8ive!!!!

Other than that.. let's see. I have been grinding a little online poker. Have been close to a couple nice scores. I made a final table on Tuesday in the $162 on Stars and got 5th. Played pretty well in that and just lost a monster coin flip for a big chip lead at the final table. Tomorrow I am going to play the $1k at the Hard Rock. It's always fun playing a nice live tournament so I am looking forward to that. I will probably be grinding a little more online this coming week. I didn't go as hard as I could have this week so I expect I will step it up this week!

That's it for now. I wanted to throw this blog up for the weekend so if anyone has some free time and wants to earn $50 for an hour of work or something they have the opportunity. I will do a tournament summary from the Hard Rock if it goes well and I will also post soon when I can do a group free coaching session on some Super Turbo Strategy like I promised a couple months ago. I should be able to get to that this week. Goodnight.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Change of Plans...

Last blog I talked about how I would be playing poker this weekend. Well that was somewhat true. I got invited to the Jay-Z concert at the last second by my buddy Stu. I made it back to South Florida late Saturday afternoon and headed over to his house. Instead of playing all the Saturday tournaments I was now on my way to the concert. (Sidebar real quick - my buddy Raj won the $2600 FTOPS outright, so congratulations to him!)

Stu and I got to the Bank Atlantic Center at around 7:00pm. The concert was supposed to start at 8:00pm. We got some food and then I thought it was best to get down to our seats before the place went crazy. It was pretty mellow and everyone was just hanging around.

We had good seats on the floor probably 30-40 yards away from the stage. I ran into a couple friends who were also sitting close by. I knew a lot of people going to the concert. The opening act surprised me. It was Trey Songz. He's an up and coming R&B guy I'm pretty familiar with his music, but he's more so for the ladies. He just put out a CD a couple months ago (which I've listened to) and most of those songs are directed towards his female fan base. He sang a couple of those songs and warmed the crowd up. It was alright, but I was there for Jay-Z.

I went to get a drink and ran into my other friend Tim (cane3418.) He told me that Jeezy was also going to be performing. Wow, pretty sick lineup for one concert. I wasn't even aware of the other acts. I hadn't even thought about it. I like Jeezy too but like I said before; Jay-Z is probably my favorite rapper/hip hop artist. I also think he is one of the best, if not the best ever. I won't touch too much on that, but I am definitely a fan of good music and Jay-Z is my favorite.

It was a pretty cool setup they had on the stage. They had good visuals. I tried to get a decent picture but the Iphone camera isn't too good. During the performance the crowd started screaming a little louder around me and P. Diddy walked by with Cassie. Stu and I were in the front row of our section and everyone who was sitting in the special middle section had to walk by us. So Diddy walked by a couple times with Cassie, A Rod, and even Beyonce. She is beautiful lol... I actually got to snap a picture of her on her way out of the concert. It's a little blurry but I did my best.

All in all I had a great time at the concert. Jay-Z's performance was awesome. Jeezy did a good job as well. I'm really glad I got to go. I don't think I've been to a concert since a Green Day concert when I was in middle school. I was disappointed I missed out on all the good tournaments on Saturday but it wasn't a big deal. Who knows when I will/would have another chance to go to a concert like that. I missed out on a Jay-Z concert over the summer in Vegas so I was definitely happy that I didn't miss this one too.

Today I played my typical Sunday schedule. I got deep in the Sunday Million, Sunday 500, FTOPS 6max, and the Mulligan. I might of had some other cashes but that's what I remember off the top of my head. I played really well today (I believe.) I just didn't have everything fall in place to win a big one. I just have to run a little better to make a big impact on a Sunday. Sunday's are rough, period.

I'm gonna get to bed. I gotta wake up early tomorrow to run some errands and then I will be grinding the typical online schedule. It sucks that the FTOPS is over and I missed so many events, but oh well. Still no gold jersey. Maybe next time. Goodnight.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Poker and Poker Coaching...

I have been pretty busy over the last week or so. I spent some time away from my computer over the weekend and didn't get to play poker once again. At the beginning of the week (Last Monday/Tuesday) I grinded online and had a couple sweats/Final tables. Nothing too huge though. I came up to Orlando on Wednesday and then was expecting to go to Tampa on Friday for a DeepStacks poker camp.

On Friday I was asked to help out Mike Matusow with a one day poker camp he was running in Daytona. I drove from Orlando to Daytona, which was about an hour drive, and met up with Mike and the rest of the DeepStacks crew. He had 20 people come to his one day camp and we both instructed the people and taught them cash game and tournament strategy. Everyone really enjoyed it and it was fun teaching them the basics and some advanced things in poker.

After the camp we sat down and played some 1/2 no limit. You can only buy in for $100 in Florida cash games. I ended up winning about $90 in an hour. We ate at the casino and then I came back to Orlando to get my things and head off to Tampa.

I got to Tampa at around midnight and went to sleep. I had to be up early in the morning on Saturday because we had a bunch of students coming in for the weekend camp. I taught poker from 9am-8pm on Saturday. We had a turbo bounty tournament at the end of the day where all the DeepStacks pros had prizes you could win. I ended up making the final table but busting in 7th place when I was really short on chips. I tried to win the tournament, but it was nice that someone won the bounty as well.

That night Adam Levy (roothlus), Alex Outhred, and I went to dinner at the Palm Restaurant right across the street from the hotel we were at. We watched the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest and 3 point contest. I was pretty disappointed with the overall dunk contest. I know it's tough to be creative and come up with new dunks that people haven't seen but I think you should have some good dunks planned ahead of time. The dinner was awesome and Adam ended up losing credit card roulette which is always nice too. Sorry Adam.

After dinner we headed back to the hotel. I was super tired and tried to fall asleep but couldn't. I ended up watching TV for a couple hours til I finally fell asleep around 3:30am. I woke up at 8am again and headed down to the conference room to teach some more poker. On Saturday we went over cash game strategy and on Sunday we did tournament strategy. Everyone learned a lot and a lot of good things were said about the camp. I was happy that all the students enjoyed their time hanging out with us and learning a little bit about poker. They played a championship tournament that night where first place won a trip to California for one of our later camps and second place won a free entry to a camp TJ Cloutier is hosting in Tampa in a couple weeks. Some more prizes were given out and everyone had a blast.

Since I was doing all that work for Deepstacks I didn't get to play poker this weekend. It's going to be tough to balance out my time between playing poker and coaching. I'm still getting my schedule straightened out and seeing when I will be doing what.

I played the 1k FTOPS last night along with all the other decent tournaments. I got deep in a couple but nothing developed. I made a couple silly mistakes and need to fix some of the things I am doing. Overall I feel like I know what I need to be doing and most of the time I am doing what I'm supposed to. I know that sounds pretty vague but I know what I'm talking about! I basically feel like I have a really good grasp on tournament strategy. If I don't make mistakes and run good at certain points than I will definitely have a shot to get deep in tournaments/win tournaments. I have been cashing a fairly good percentage as of late and need to continue to play well and put myself in a position to win those tournaments.

I was supposed to be going to the Jay-Z concert in Miami this weekend. A couple months ago a friend said he was getting the tickets and something fell through and we didn't find out until it was too late. I tried to get tickets but all the good tickets were sold out and I didn't want to sit so far away from the stage where I wouldn't be able to see anything, so I decided not to go. It might actually be a good thing because now I will be able to play poker this weekend. There will be some really big poker tournaments and I'm looking forward to it.

Tonight I will be playing the FTOPS turbo and probably some other good tournaments. We will see which one's I feel like playing. Definitely at least the turbo FTOPS if not anything else. I am about to get a workout in and then get ready for poker. I will update more frequently just haven't been around a computer too often.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Crazy Hand...

I was supposed to do something really cool this weekend on Saturday for the Super Bowl. It fell through and I ended up playing poker instead. Oh well. I bubbled both $300 NLs on Stars and FTP. I cashed in a couple and bubbled a couple other. I have one pretty interesting hand I'll post here.

Full Tilt Poker Game #18240396543: $100,000 Guarantee (130357892), Table 81 - 120/240 Ante 25 - No Limit Hold'em - 17:19:49 ET - 2010/02/06
Seat 1: SavePluto9 (1,765)
Seat 2: uRuGwa1 (12,682)
Seat 3: Cre8ive (13,325)
Seat 4: Drewby17 (11,301)
Seat 6: gusavo (9,516)
SavePluto9 antes 25
uRuGwa1 antes 25
Cre8ive antes 25
Drewby17 antes 25
gusavo antes 25
uRuGwa1 posts the small blind of 120
Cre8ive posts the big blind of 240
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Cre8ive [5s 3c]
Drewby17 folds
gusavo has 15 seconds left to act
gusavo raises to 650
SavePluto9 folds
uRuGwa1 folds
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive raises to 1,800
gusavo has 15 seconds left to act
gusavo calls 1,150
*** FLOP *** [9c 2h 6d]
kasper74 sits down
kasper74 adds 18,398
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive checks
gusavo has 15 seconds left to act
gusavo checks
*** TURN *** [9c 2h 6d] [9s]
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive bets 1,500
gusavo has 15 seconds left to act
gusavo calls 1,500
*** RIVER *** [9c 2h 6d 9s] [5d]
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive has requested TIME
Cre8ive checks
gusavo has 15 seconds left to act
gusavo has requested TIME
gusavo bets 5,150
Cre8ive has 15 seconds left to act
Cre8ive has requested TIME
Cre8ive: lol this is sick
Cre8ive calls 5,150
*** SHOW DOWN ***
gusavo shows [Td 8d] a pair of Nines
Cre8ive shows [5s 3c] two pair, Nines and Fives
Cre8ive wins the pot (17,145) with two pair, Nines and Fives

It was from the $300 NL 6max on FTP. It's just a crazy hand all around but I think the river call is pretty easy. Poker at it's finest.

Well let's see about Sunday... I debated if I should play or not. The Superbowl was going on and I had family over. I decided to play just a couple tournaments today. I played the Sunday Million, FTP 750k, 100r, 100r turbo, Second Chances... I think that was about it. A couple other small super turbos too. I tried to keep the volume low today to see if I had better results. I got deep in the FTP 750k and cashed but other than that no dice. I made a couple good bluffs in some tournaments where I knew what the opponents had that didn't work out. Happens.

I will probably be grinding this whole week and them I'm back up to Orlando/Tampa for the actual DeepStacks camp. The one last week was just the free preview. So I will be missing poker next weekend. The FTOPS starts on Wednesday so I want to have a lot of time for those and try to win one. We'll see how it goes, maybe I can get lucky enough.

The Saints won the Superbowl if you didn't know! I wasn't rooting for anyone in particular. I was indifferent. I thought Peyton couldn't lose. He is probably the best QB ever. I really thought they would win so I guess I was rooting for them, but it was a good game and I was happy that the Saints won too. I really could have cared less lol, but if I said I was rooting for the Colts I guess I cared? I just thought they would win (if all that makes sense.)

That's it for now. Just wanted to throw something up real quick. It will feel good to get back on the online grind. I have been slacking lately. With the exception to next weekend I should be playing a lot online. I'll let everyone know if anything exciting happens. Goodnight.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Let's Slow It Down...

It feels like I've been all over the place lately. I have been out of my comfort zone which is typically attached to the computer. I normally spend the majority of my days on the Internet. That hasn't been the case lately. In the last week I've been to Orlando, Tampa, Atlantic City, Orlando, and now back to South Florida. Let me touch on all of that.

Like I stated in the last blog I went to Tampa to a DeepStacks workshop. That ended around 9pm on Sunday night and I had a 8:30am flight out of Orlando to Atlantic City for the Borgata Winter Open Main Event. I only got about an hour of sleep on Sunday night. I packed and went to bed at around 4:45am and woke up at 6am to make it to the airport for my flight.

The flight to Atlantic City went well. I slept most of the way there. I wouldn't actually call it sleeping. I guess it was fading in and out of sleep while bobbing my head around the headrest. I'm sure everyone knows what that is like. It's hard to sleep comfortably on a flight. Regardless, I got a little rest on the plane and made it to the Borgata at 11:15am. The tournament had already started (11am) and I quickly bought in.

I went to my table and seat and someone was already sitting in it. I grabbed a hold of the floor and we tried to figure out what was wrong. Apparently the guy in my chair was at the wrong table (table 29) and should have been at table 28. They told me I had the option to pick either table. I could pick my original seat, or I could take the guy's original seat. I surveyed both tables and decided to take his seat at table 28. At moment's like this I always wonder if destiny runs it's course. Did I alter my destiny, or was this a curve ball to have the stars align for me this tournament? That's what I asked myself after I sat down at table 28. Did I make the right decision?

The starting stacks for the Main Event were 30k. The blinds started at 25/50 and the levels were 75 minutes long. I was sitting in the nine seat and the table looked good. Irv Gotti was in the two seat, and the table was mostly middle aged men. Eric Buchman (who finished 4th in the WSOP Main Event) was in the five seat. I thought this player looked familiar, but I didn't recognize him at the time.

I started min raising blind UTG. Every time I was UTG at 25/50 and 50/100 I min raised blind. It generated some good action and gave me a nice, loose image. I typically do this in some deep stacked live tournaments and see how my opponents react.

The first interesting pot I got involved in was actually at 75/150. The small blind made it 700 with about 5k behind. I had QThh in the big blind and called. I wasn't really worried about his 4x+ raise. The flop came T99r and he checked to me. I bet 1k, he shoved all in, and I called. He turned over A4o and rivered an ace for about a 12k pot. I didn't let it phase me. On to the next hand.

At 75/150 UTG made it 700. He had been fairly active and his opens were always large, in the 4x area. I called in 3rd position with QQ and two more called. Eric Buchman moved all in from the small blind for 10.5k. The UTG raiser thought for a little bit and folded. He was the only one I was worried about in this hand having me beat, aside from the all in player. I thought about it for a little bit, got a read on the player, and moved all in myself. The other two players folded. Eric turned over AQo and I held to go back up to about 35k.

This next hand is a tricky spot but it was a fairly easy fold. It was the hand before break and I opened to 400 with 66 in 2nd position. The button called as well as the sb and the bb. The flop came A86r and I bet 900. The sb called and the big blind made it 1300 more. The sb was a very tight/straightforward player and the big blind was an active, more aggressive player. I didn't think I would get much action from the sb if I just flat called so I put in a small reraise to 4700 total (2500 more.) The small blind thought and he made it 5k on top of that. The big blind mucked and I thought about it for a little bit. Obviously I could rule AA out of his range. So therefore his range was... well he had no range. His hand was exactly 88. I didn't think this was a spot where this player would ever try to bluff or take this line with two pair. I still thought about it for a little bit and told him he had to have 88 here. I mucked bottom set and he showed me 88, for middle set. I made the correct fold, but it was an easy fold. If the sb would have flatted my reraise on the flop I think I would have shut down as well. It was just a player dependent situation. Down to 28.5k

Mike Gracz was moved to Eric Buchman's seat and made it 600 UTG at 100/200. The tight player from above called in 2nd position and I made it 2200 with KKs in middle position. Gracz flat called with 10k behind, the other player called too. The flop came AQJsss and they checked to me. I bet 3300 and they both folded. 43k now.

Hijack opened to 625 and the cutoff called. I made it 2125 with AA on the button. The hijack folded and the cutoff called. The cutoff was the same player with the A4o vs my QT and he only had about 5.5k behind after calling. The flop came T75r and he checked to me. I bet 600 and he called. The turn was a Jack and he moved all in. I snap called and he turned over AJ and I held. My stack had grown to 51k.

A couple hands back from break the blinds are now 150/300. I open AcQh in 2nd position to 800. A short stack player called to my left and the big blind called as well. The flop came TT9cc and I bet 1600. The big blind raised 2500 more. He was by far one of the most active players and was also a thinking player. At this point in time my image was really good. I had stopped min raising blind and all of my showdowns I was involved in were good for my image. I won't explain too much thought process but I thought there was a chance he was on air and I could float for clubs. The turn brought the Kc and he checked to me. I bet 5600 and it looked like he wanted to fold, but he decided to call. The river was the 8h and he lead for 8500. I thought about it for a little bit. I was fairly certain he did have a ten at this point and was trying to block bet the river. I took everything into account and made it 15k more on top of his 8500 bet. He tanked for a little bit and folded. It was a little risky bluff but I knew what he held, knew my image, and knew he was capable of folding. I was now up to 69k.

The very next hand I get AKo and make it 800 again. The short stack player to my left made it 2k with about 8kish total. It got back to me and I put him all in. He called with TT and won the race. I was down to 60k.

Nothing too interesting went on throughout the night until one hand before we were about to end for the night. The online player "AreTheseUtz" came to my right. I wasn't sure who he was. At first I thought it was him because he chopped the Aruba tournament that I played at the end of 2009. I just thought he was shorter. We started chatting and turns out it was him. Anyways...he was playing well. Playing pots in position, didn't build any unnecessary pots, hadn't 3bet yet. I pick up QQ UTG and they announce we have 3 more hands until the end of Day 1. So 3 hands after this hand. I make it 1300 at 250/500. The most aggressive/active player at the table calls in 3rd position and AreTheseUtz makes it 5100 from the big blind. I was really in a tough spot. He had 37k behind and I had him covered, having about 65k. The other player had probably 80k or so. I knew that if I flatted the other guy would flat too. I thought and thought. I can't remember the last time in my life I folded QQ in this spot to a single 3bet, in position, semi deep stacked. I decided I didn't want to call (which is my norm here) and play a 16k pot three ways, so I folded. The flat caller said he would have called if I did (which I already knew) and I told AreTheseUtz to tell me what he had when the last 3 hands were finished. He later told me he had AA. I am not sure if this is the truth or not, but I do believe him. Either way it was a pretty insane spot and I am happy with how I played it. I obviously had more information than just what I wrote, but I thought it was an awesome hand regardless.

We wrapped up play for the night and I finished with 62k. The average was about 49k. I was happy with my performance and felt like I made minimal mistakes. I was also excited that I got through Day 1 on so little sleep. That was my goal. Get through Day 1, get some sleep, and kill it on Day 2.

When I woke up for Day 2 I tried to take a shower and the water was absolutely freezing. I am not even talking about COLD water. This water was FREEZING water. I can't operate being dirty and decided to get my hair wet so I could wash it. I stuck my head in the water for 3 seconds and it was immediately frozen. My head was hard as a rock and colder than ever. I washed my hair real quick, rinsed it off with another 3 seconds of freezing water and decided to wash the rest of my body with a wet rag and soap. It wasn't the best time getting clean but it worked out. I made my way to the tournament area and found my seat.

I only had about three hands to talk about from Day 2. There was one guy who was really spewy/loose. He played a couple pots early and bluffed off about half his stack. For example he called an early position open with K6o on the button which got to showdown. Remember him for later.

Anyways, the first fun pot I played was when a player limped for 600 in second position, the cutoff limped, the sb called, and I checked my option with ATo. The flop came J33r and I bet 1100. The first limper called and the other two folded. He had been pretty solid so far and I felt his range was pretty polarized at this point. The turn was the 3c which brought two clubs. I fired again, 3300. He called once again. Now there was about 12k in the pot. The river was the 4s. I thought for a little bit, he started chatting it up, and I bet 20k. He ended up folding rather quickly, saying he had KJdd, and saying that he would have called up to 8k and didn't want to call more to chop or run into quads. They asked me to show it but I declined for obvious reasons lol. I know this bluff seems suicidal, because nobody is probably folding a Jack here ever, but hey... it worked.

The next spot I was involved in was when the cutoff limped in for 600. He actually threw out one black (100), one purple (500), and two greens (25 each.) He quickly grabbed the green chips back, so it looked like his intentions were to limp. I picked up 99 on the button and the player who limped only had 27k behind so I made it 2600 so he could call without having to make change. This is probably a stupid thought but something I do every now and then. It folded back to him and he thought about calling, and made it 4k more to 6600. He had about 21k behind and I went into the tank. He had been pretty snug but I really thought he meant to limp. His reraise sizing was pretty small too and typically these type of players would re-raise larger with their big hands here. I decided to move all in and he snap called with KK. I didn't get lucky and lost a big pot to go down to 40k. I went with my read and really thought the player meant to limp since he grabbed his greens back so quickly. His sizing was good and he said after the hand he had meant to raise. Oh well.

The last hand of the tournament happened after I had been fairly active and it was my second hand raising in a row. I made it 2100 at 400/800 with AKo. The guy I 3 barreled with AT earlier (who had commented on my play/wanting his chips back/almost called in the big blind when I made it 2600 with 99 with 46o so he said) made it 7k in middle position. The button (who was the crazy loose spewy player I first talked about) flat called the 7k. It got back to me and I moved all in for 30k on top. With all the dead money out there and me being about 99% sure the flat caller doesn't have KK/AA it's an easy shove. The 3bettor called and the flatter folded. He turned over KK and I didn't get lucky and was eliminated.

I immediately booked the next flight back to Orlando. I was pretty happy overall with my play but of course disappointed. I still made mistakes and messed up in certain spots I shouldn't have. It happens.

I got on the flight and it took a little bit until we got on the runway. They said we had weight distribution problems. We finally got ready to take off and the engines cranked up. We started moving and after gaining some speed, the plane started swerving left and right. Holy crap. We ended up coming to a stop, which is exactly what I was hoping for! The pilot got on the intercom and said the engines didn't balance out together and we were going to go to the end of the runway and try it again. Uht oh. I sent out a last second Tweet in case I didn't make it lol. We ended up taking off and I made it to Orlando safely.

I relaxed for a day in Orlando then played some online poker Wednesday night. I got deep in the 100r 6max on Stars but didn't close it out. I made a 4bet bluff shove and didn't get lucky to bust in 33rd. It will be nice to get back to grinding online. Like I said earlier I have been on the go and haven't been by the computer too much.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do tomorrow. I have to do some things and definitely hit the gym. I wrote an article for Ante Up Magazine in their February Issue. It's on page 52. Check it out here Ante Up Magazine Cre8ive Article Page 52. That's it for now. I've been writing for a while with interruptions here and there. Hopefully this blog came out alright. Will update again soon. Goodnight.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Rush Blog...

I will try to make this update quick, but decent (notice the spin off of the newly formed rush poker!) It's 2:40am right now and I am in Orlando. I have a flight to Atlantic City in 6 hours at 8:30am. I arrive in AC around 10:40am to play in the 11am Borgata Winter Open Main Event (Day 1B.) I am pretty pooped. I just got back from Tampa as well. I was with DeepStacks University/DeepStacks Live doing a free preview workshop for people in the Tampa area.

It was a good time. We had a lot of people come through the doors who were interested in poker and wanting to improve their game. We offered a couple free, quick lessons and some people were interested enough to sign up for the camp we will be hosting in two weeks at the same location. It was fun meeting everyone and I had a great time. It was a long weekend though and I am pretty tired. I didn't get much sleep throughout the entire weekend.

Unfortunately the downside to hosting a workshop this weekend was the fact that I didn't get to participate in the Saturday/Sunday poker tournaments. Full Tilt Poker doubled all their guarantee tournaments and PokerStars doubled the Sunday Million to the Sunday Two Million. Ultimate bet was also hosting their UBOC. I came to the conclusion that today was the sickest Sunday for poker in the history of online poker. I just had to look at the Sunday Million lobby. It got almost 20k players with a first place of 550k. Wow. I won't even dare load Full Tilt Poker because I will be absolutely tilted to see the prize pools and all the crazy tournaments I missed this weekend. I am pretty sad to miss such an amazing day in online poker but I had a commitment and had to stick to it. Hopefully the sites continue to do things like this. It really shows the interest level in poker and it is an amazing thing to see that they could generate prize pools like that.

On the next note I am hoping that since I missed so much poker this weekend that I will be fresh for the Borgata Winter Open Main Event tomorrow. I am trying to just get a quick blog out so I can catch a couple hours of sleep before I have to catch this flight. I haven't played much poker in the last week. I feel really good and am super excited to play this tournament.

I will just leave it at that for now. Thanks to everyone who came through to the workshop this weekend. Also I am super jealous of everyone who was able to play poker this weekend and the whole week! I normally end my Sundays hating poker and I'm not sure today would have been any different. Haha.. the only thing I can say is I didn't play so I will never know. Sorry if this blog is really sloppy. I'm super tired, gotta sleep. I will have some good blog/Twitter updates while I'm in Atlantic City. Goodnight.