Saturday, January 26, 2013

isnt there a famous person named Jaimee Lee Lewis or something like that?

couldnt find one online, but thanks to Jaimee Lewis for the new battery. it lasts about 3-4 times as long as the old battery but my cell still died eventually when i was playing games on it, but its certainly a lot better battery. (he dropped it off at sams town).

Spent the whole day at samstown, playing WHIP IT hands, and left over $100 up with a new roll of $1900. was sitting by Pam a lot of the time, who used to work at the mirage as floorperson years ago some of the time, and later at the wynn. she gave me advice on how to lift the old 86. and said if she was the manager she wouldnt mind if i played. also she knows both lederer and zolotov, and said maybe she could find me cheaper rent since she knows a landlord who would rent to a poker player. shes always thought i was a good poker player, and was surprised my rolls so low.

and im tired, i only slept 4 hours or so, waited to hear back from stump last night, but gave up and went to sleep and i found out today the game broke about 5am, about the time i was ready to go back over and texted him and akgal. theyd both came over from green valley to play last night, and joined me in the game. i was sorry to go, but i had no choice was up just around $100 in NL, and couldnt risk giving it back, $100 is a lot with my bankroll. especially when its a win instead of me trying to get unstuck.

and ill be sleeping very shortly, within the hour im sure.

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  1. There is a singer named Jerry Lee Lewis and an actress named Jamie Lee Curtis.

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  2. Hey Tony, if you do not play VBJ or VP for the next 2 weeks i will send you $50 on lock poker. I believe that you can make it if you do not degen money. Good luck.

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    1. You do know he's willing to lie to you and everyone else and just not blog/tweet about it to get the money?

      He did it for a live stake previously and then bragged that he lied just to get the free tourney entry.

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    2. Yeah, he had also offered bounty to anyone catching him on vp/vbj machines, that didn't work either. He just played the most out of the way machines with worse payoff so that no one sees him.

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    3. I never play VP or VBJ. I'll take the $50.

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    4. new roll $1700 dead tired and going to sleep, i blew this because i have no self control. maybe had claudia not disappeared id have been able to get the help i need.

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    5. What a douche you truly are BigCharles - Claudia did the right thing by leaving your sorry ass and you prove her right every day - you are bitter and lost as far as your mind and emotions are concerned.
      I am rooting for you to go broke bec that is the only way you will learn to not gamble away the only money you have.

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    6. Tony you won't get the help you need because YOU don't want it. You're thoroughly convinced that machines will run your roll up for you and it's just a matter of time til you hit a hot streak.

      Claudia isn't with you BECAUSE of your neediness and insistence on blaming everything on everyone but yourself.

      You're a grown ass man. Grow some balls and make a change and stop feeling sorry for yourself. Pity gets you nowhere. Try pride for once.

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  3. Terrible idea Sean - tony has no problem lying when it benefits him, and $50 isn't enough to sway him when he's stuck and MUST UNSTUCK IMMEDIATELY

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  4. "but i had no choice was up just around $100 in NL, and couldnt risk giving it back, $100 is a lot with my bankroll. especially when its a win instead of me trying to get unstuck."

    Always funny to me (or very very sad) when I read that $100 is a lot to lose back in his chosen "profession" poker, but that martingaling a $500/$1000 loss or more in VBJ or VP is given little thought. It is really mind-boggling that such a 'genius', as Tony proclaims himself to be, or really just any schmuck that has gambled for 20 years and survived, can not come to the realization that martingaling is one of the most idiotic strategies in gambling. Apparently, for some reason, TBCs autistic brain has grabbed hold of this martingaling concept and will not let go.

    I will laugh aloud as I always do when TBC comments how stupid someone is for not using their Casino Card in the machine, while TBC continues this martingaling practice.

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  5. Today I ate Pancakes for Breakfast.
    Dinner was Sloppy Joes
    I had some Combo's to snack on during the day.
    I finished my day with some PBcup Ice Cream with a chocolate fudge hard shelled topping.

    I had two Segrams drinks and a few Diet Dews.

    I watched Avengers and I moved boxes from my closet to my spare room.

    Ain't Life Grand

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    1. Sloppy Joes mention made my mouth water. Way too sodium rich for me to make them anymore.

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    2. Today for breakgast: Bacon and eggs with homemade hash browns and sausage patties on the side and some Texas toast.

      Lunch and Dinner were the same meal: Smoked some Beef spare ribs and beef short ribs, made some borracho frijoles and potato salad also some cole slaw and a few cold ones.

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    3. During the week, I usually just have coffee for breakfast ... always need to get to the office early. But this w/e, my lovely wife made blueberry pancakes from scratch! She doesn't want to sit behind me when I play poker, but I think I'll let her stay around anyway...

      I didn't do much this w/e - we are at the tail end of a deep freeze in London, and it was still way to cold to play golf. No golf drives me bat-shit crazy ... looks like next w/e will be warm enough.

      Grouchie, what are "Combo's"??

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    4. Yeah, few years ago now I made a 'sudden and drastic' change in my diet after 1) they kept me in the hospital an hour extra to monitor my high blood pressure (after coming in due to kidney stones) and 2) after I called paramedics to my home due to strange feelings in my chest. They tested my heart, etc and said there was no immediate problem, but that my BP was much too high. As they were leaving they said you only have one heart, one life, and high blood pressure reduces your lifespan by making the heart work faster.

      I went to the doctor and got medication, but I really did not like the way it made me feel, so I researched and found that changing your diet also can significantly reduce your sodium level, which reduces your BP.

      I knew nothing about nutritious eating, never having an idea about calories, sodium levels, anything. I was a fast food junkie, thinking healthy eating was lunch at Subway, and I ate frozen dinners many nights (loved Stouffers Lasagna).

      Long-story short, I researched all the low/high sodium foods and cut the worst offenders out of my diet immediately (or only cheat once in a while) which stocking up on the low sodium variety. Gone with no cheating whatsoever is just about any frozen dinner as they are the absolute worst for you sodium-wise. Out almost entirely are any pork products, bacon (still get it once in a while), ham (the worst), ribs (but I love ribs so much I sneak them in here and there), any fast food (actually any restaurant food is super sodium rich) and I got rid of Gatorade which was my main drink (I thought it was super healhly lol), and reduced Dr Pepper drastically.

      I was surprised to find many cereals are high in sodium, especially many of the supposedly healthy ones like Special K, etc. I was happy to find Fruit Loops one of the lowest sodium cereals :) and chocolate, hamburgers, steak on the list of low sodium, as well as eggs (but they get the heart another way, right).

      Bananas are HUGE because the potassium in them actually reduces sodium directly, as well as baked potatoes. And I loaded up on chicken, even frozen chicken which you can get pretty cheaply in low sodium form (but there is no skin and it is pretty bland) I discovered certain spices that are sodium free to make the chicken tasty, and this great variety of products named Mrs Dash, that makes chicken, etc taste good with zero sodium.

      I still eat many things that I like, but in a few months time my BP was reduced drastically, and since that time I have maintained my diet as much as I am able.

      Bottom-line, is I do get all weepy when I hear about your great lunches and dinners. Although I never get weepy about what TBC eats.

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    5. So glad to read about your change in diet to reduce sodium. I have an inner ear problem where I get vertigo (and throw up) if I get too much sodium in my diet, so I am very vigilant about keeping it low. It's amazing how much salt there is in prepared foods. In general, staying away from stuff someone else has made and making it yourself from scratch keeps the sodium away.

      Great work on your blood pressure!

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    6. Yes -- very inportant to reduce sodium and fat from the diet. Otherwise you may face all those nasty things that get you -- high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes. And staying away from all those frozen processed foods is high on the list also. Sometimes it is hard to believe just how much sodium they have.

      I had a mild heart attack just over 16 months ago. Since then, I have greatly increased my exercise and decreased sodium and fat consumption. Being scared to death at first, I was extremely rigid with this. Over time, I have gotten a little more flexible, for the key is changing your lifestyle. There is always a little room to have the occasional "bad meal," but the challenge is making it only occasionally, not regularly.

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    7. I've been eating healthier and losing weight for over a year now. Not because of any immediate medical reason but because I jumped on a scale and just realized that I was a big fat ass.
      I know that if I continued I was headed for something bad to happen so I made a change and have been doing good since then.

      However, I do have the occasional bad eating day or week.

      Whatever, I can splurge now and then because I do it in moderation and go back to my more healthy eating.
      Down 55 pounds and have 25 more to go to get to where I think my Ideal weight should be (or at least a weight I'm comfortable being. We'll see what happens once I actually get there).

      And Combos are:
      Delicious
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/Combos
      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/combos
      DotCom: http://www.combos.com/
      Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combos
      Images: https://www.google.com/search?q=Combos&hl=en&tbo=u&biw=1600&bih=785&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=YhMHUZLZJuSG2gWMjYG4AQ&ved=0CEsQsAQ

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    8. Poker& Amp, I love to cook and stumbled across this recipe for ketchup a few years ago. You don't need to put salt in in it at all. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/spicy-homemade-ketchup-recipe/index.html Whip that up and then use a recipe like this for sloppy joes and omit the Worcestershire sauce and salt and you should have a very low sodium joe. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/04/sloppy-joes/ Emeril also has a Worcestershire sauce recipe you could try adapting by eliminating some of the salt and the anchovies.

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    9. Wow, Thank you AgSweep I will give it a try.

      Congrats on the weight-loss Grouchie, and I am glad you included the info on Combos, I have never seen or heard of them before.

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    10. Grouchie,

      Those Cobos look pretty tasty - obviously we don't have 'em over here in England. Nor do we have Jack-in-the-Box tacos ... I'm living an impoverished life over here...

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    11. Thank You AgSweep, appreciate that contribution. And Grouchie, congrats on the weight loss. Also, I had never seen or heard of Combos before. Thank You for sharing, even though I see after looking at Sodium of the pizza thingys I will not be allowed to try those at least.

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  6. hey this isnt a forum to talk about food. i just went to walmarts as usual to get the cheapest store brand of everything and still made it home $70 up

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    1. Let's talk some POKER then, baby!

      How's it going online in the hyper turbos against all them bad players? Surely you're up a few thousand for the month, yes?

      If you get a chance could you reply to my comment on the previous post, asking your thoughts on the hand where you get all your chips in with 10 10 6 6. Thanks!

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    2. Ok Chef Tony no more food talk, lol.

      Tony i guess no more talk about VBJ and VP since it is strictly a poker forum.

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    3. Why would you go to more than one wal mart? Aren't they all the same? And it's kind of amusing to see that you get visibly uncomfortable when people are talking about something other than you.

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    4. Ok Tony what did you buy at Walmart? What are you going to cook up for yourself? And like bishow5454 said why in the world would you go to more than one Walmart. My only guess would be to get in some exercise bet that is why, multitasking grocery shopping and exercise all at the same time wow.

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    5. Which Walmart did you go to?
      The one across from Sam's Town?
      I used to live down there before that Wally World was ever built. There was a Chilli's or a Chi Chi's in the area but I think it shut down.
      There was also a pretty crappy steak house - over priced too.
      I've only eaten the Sam's Town Buffet once and it gave me the squirts - So I stopped.

      Why can't we talk about food?
      what would you rather have me talk about?

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  7. Yes, this forum is not to talk about food. Only the PRICE of food, as this is bears a direct consequential relation to the size of the roll.

    With this in mind, please consider the fact that I miss carbs (pasta, cereal, bread . . .).

    Also, I made a surprising finding the other day. Breaded tilapia has nearly 20 carbs per serving. Just crazy. Yet, unbreaded has like 4 carbs.

    The lesson - folks, beware of hidden carbs!!!

    Sincerely, your friend, Triple P

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    1. I didn't give up carbs.
      I've tried it before and was quite unsuccessful.
      Now I've adapted to more of a weight watchers diet (not a diet though - a diet implies that I'm going to quit at some point) and have been doing well for quite some time now.

      But, to each their own.

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    2. Yeah. I didn't have a choice on the carbs. Gotta limit them to less than 100 a day. Frankly, after four months, it's become easier.

      Congrats on the 55. That's frigg'n awesome!

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    3. People, people ... didn't you hear Tony? This IS NOT a forum to talk about food. Following Tony's lead, this is OBVIOUSLY a forum to talk about:

      1. Dem good machines
      2. Claudia
      3. Roaches
      4. Bicycles
      5. Jean
      6. The trend of so many women wanting to be lesbians
      7. The 2nd coming
      8. Tony's mom
      9. Cell phone batteries
      10. Las Vegas bus routes

      STAY ON POINT, people!

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    4. Did Claudia break up with Tony to become a lesbian???

      Regards, Lester

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  8. OK - just to get some poker talk going in this poker blog, here's a hand that felted me Friday night and my thinking behind it:

    Friday - about 10:30pm, Aria, 1/3NLHE:

    Table is pretty good - three guys in town from Chicago, they know how to play but are clearly there to "gambboool it up". They will pay off anything with TPGK, and pretty much play fit/fold. 2 older nitty players, never saw a move from either of them. 3 good players, at least 2 of which are better than me. Me.

    I'd been playing about 5 hours, up and down...only showed one bluff, but won a few pots with speculative holdings, so my range was somewhat wide but not LAGGY. I was sitting on $360.00 when this hand came (bought in for 300.00 - V has me covered):

    I'm utg and have AhKh. I had raised a few from early position, but was wanting to play this hand larger, so I limped and was looking to pop. The chicago guys were raising with any Ace or any pair, from any position. 5 other limpers and then the button popped it to 26. He had been there a couple hours and hadn't made any position moves that I had noticed, and was playing very tight. He clearly had a hand. The blinds folded and one botched the fold and dealer exposed Ac. Nice. One other caller (chicago), so about 70ish in the pot.

    Flop is 2/2/A. Beautiful flop for me. 2 diamonds, I know he doesn't have a 2 and he doesn't have AA, so I'm way ahead here, but out of position. Checks to button, who bets $65. I want to keep him in and call, chicago folds. Turn is 2. Heaven. I've got the nuts, but may now be looking at a chop. I take a fairly long time, thinking it through here. If he doesn't have the A, he's got to be putting me on one and will fold if I bet. If he has the A, he's going to either call my turn bet or, worse, push all in to try to buy it. My thought is to get him to put some money in, I push, and maybe avoid the chop by getting him worried about a 2. I check. He checks. I'm not too worried here, because he would probably check the nut there anyway, hoping for a river bet from me with worse, if possible.

    Turn is a Q. I push, still carrying my turn thoughts with me, hoping to fold out the chop. He calls, and promptly turns over his pocket Qs for 2nd nuts. Beautiful.

    Clearly, my error here was not re-evaluating on the river, as pocket Qs would have played that hand exactly that way. But, did my thinking on the earlier streets make any sense? Anyone have any thoughts to share?

    s.i.

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    1. not going allin on the turn a bad play

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    2. That certainly cost me the pot.

      However, the lack of detail in your post leaves me wondering if you're basing your feedback on a thoughtful analysis of the data, or simply on the results.

      I could have shoved pre and been a small favorite, but would have lost it all regardless. Perhaps he would have folded and I could have raked a $50.00 pot. Perhaps.

      Poker is a confounding game at times.

      I'm really looking for feedback as to whether it was ever possible to push anyone off that hand, without showing the 2. The guy was playing tight, but it's hard to imagine a fold there. He was 4% on the river, so it was probably better to plan to check the river regardless, hoping to call a bluff. Still would have cost me the pot, but better than a push, I think.

      Ugg.

      s.i.

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    3. ftr: I'm referencing pushing him off IF he had the Ace I put him on.

      s.i.

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    4. Why on earth would you ever want to push him off his hand in the turn when you are a 96% favorite? The only discussion here should be what is the best way for me to get the most chips in? Villain hit a miracle river. If you think he'll fold turn if you bet but might bluff turn or put more chips in on river if you check then CHECK turn

      It's a crime to even discuss trying to get villain to fold when you are this big of a favorite

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    5. At first read, it looks like fancy-play syndrome, but you had him drawing to 2 outs, how bad can that be?

      I'm referencing pushing him off IF he had the Ace I put him on.

      Sorry, but I've played with these guys before and he's not folding any ace, not happening.

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    6. no way will he ever fold an ace, and the idea should be to get the max out of him if he wants to draw to his 2 outer instead of give free cards. like i said, push allin on the turn. not the flop, its best he have only 1 chance to hit it. but do bet the flop.

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    7. That analysis is yet another reason Ungar-the-Second can't build a bankroll.

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    8. so the TBCs opinion is to push allin on the turn, so that in case the player has a 2 outer you will make him fold, to keep him possibly drawing to a 22 to 1 shot. Because we never want a player to call for a 22 to 1 shot with a smaller bet.

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    9. I'm not agreeing with Stuey Bigcharles' analysis or proposed play at all, but for SBC it's actually the optimal way to play this hand.

      S.I. can laugh at the ridiculous beat laid on him, shrug his shoulders, walk away, and be back the next day; if SBC took a beat like that in a "big" pot he very well end up barred ed at one of the few places he can still play like poker out.

      Shoving on the turn might be -EV for most folks but could actually be +EV for the SBC in the long run if it helps prevent another blowup and barring.

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    10. I don't think I would ever come up with this in real-time, but your best line to push him off an ace might have been to c/r the river and try to rep queens. Nobody is ever giving you credit for the fourth deuce.

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    11. I agree, Matt. I do think I should have checked the river - I'm not sure we were deep enough for a c/r there, as his river bet would have been at least a benjamin, leaving me w/o much strength over the top.

      But maybe I could have done a soul read on the QQ ;-)

      s.i.

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    12. Are you ever getting this player to put more money in the pot with a worse hand after he bets the flop? If you think the answer is yes, then letting him draw is fine, you more than make up for it with the extra bet. In this case, checking both the turn and river may induce a river value bet, or river bluff.

      Personally, I think as described, it's unlikely that you're getting anything else from him after his flop bet unless he improves. As such, you might as well check raise his flop bet. In face, a CRAI on the flop might even get called by KK who can't fathom that you'd play an A or 2 that way.

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    13. I wrote a long reply to this yesterday but perhaps I messed up posting it. Here are my cliffs from it:
      it is a crime to even consider pushing someone off their hand when all the hands you beat are pretty much two outers. Only analysis for this hand would be what is the best way to get the most of villain's chips into the pot. Nothing more to say. It's a cooler, but it would be a crime to consider any line by trying to forece out a hand like QQ. Tough beat!

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    14. Man, that Stuey Bigcharles line had my laughing pretty hard!

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    15. Vook - its only a crime to push out a 2 outer if there is another line that will extract more chips. In the given hand, I think most players are done putting in money after the flop cbet.

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    16. Prob. Like I said that was the short version. I was just addressing any comments about wanting the guy with QQ to fold before he hit his Q. Never. Of course

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    17. In retro, I do think crai flop would have been the best move. Could have put me on diamond draw - A is never folding after turn.

      one more example of just how much it sucks to play a hand out of position. I don't think I get away from that hand, even on river, but would have really put the pot in better shape for my bets.

      thanks for all the feedback, guys.

      s.i.

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    18. I take it back - I think my line was fine until the river. Should have checked the river. Still would have cost me, but may have got him to bluff w/ weaker hand. Much better than a shove, I think.

      s.i.

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  9. Gotta love them Sloppy Joes!!! I make mine w/ 1 lb. hamburger (browned), add 2 cans Chicken Gumbo soup, a squirt of ketchup and mustard(to taset).....Good stuff!!

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  10. Tony, I just got a comment to approve on my latest blog post that is supposedly from you. Please confirm that you left the comment. If so, I will approve it. I am thinking tho it might be someone pretending to be you, so I want confirmation first. Thanks.

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  11. I hear it's really healthy to eat a lot of fish in your diet.

    Speaking of fish, how's the poker going against all them bad online players, Tony?

    Any hands you'd like to share from your recent play?

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    1. im trying to end all cash play, and play less hyper turbos to lower variance, going to try and stick to double or nothings even though at times its boring.

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  12. Tony, this blog seems like the new "go to place" for diet and nutrition talk. Congrats!

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  13. I can't seem to get Tony to talk poker so I was wondering if anyone had a nice leg of lamb recipe they'd like to share.

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    1. I had a great burger and fries the other day. I could feel the arteries hardening.

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  14. because of aces cracked, i made it home with $58 profit, $78 had i not bought a little lock poker money from vook. was tired so i left about 90 min before the promo ended, because i felt i was no longer playing tight enough.

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    1. so, another 2 hours at the office :)

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    2. Actually I would be curious if you mentioned how many hours you play at poker when you post, if you do not mind.

      I would also be interested in why you have it ingrained in your brain to martingale? Is it just the gambling addicion thing or have you worked out some math on it. You probably do not realize it, but the martingale thing is likely the major reason you have no bankroll.

      I found it interesting when you explained your reason for liking VBJ, and I understood you much better because of it and see why you have tried to make it work for so long now.

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    3. it all depends on how my day is going, and how tired i am as to my hours. and i cant resist the continuous small wins, emotionally it makes me feel like im getting somewhere and of course i know its why i have no roll

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  15. I don't really like Walmart. But if I was to go I think its a great idea to go to 2-3 Walmarts in a row. Like previous poster said; get some exercise.

    I love making Asparagus "eggrolls" Chop fresh asparagus in 3-4" pieces. Stir fry in Safflower oil for 2 minutes. Then wrap in Egg Roll Wraps with some vegan (fake) cheese. Then fry the wrap until brown and crispy on the outside (about 3 more minutes). Deliscious.

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    1. Only thing missing in that Asparagus eggroll would be some bacon!

      Regards, Lester

      PS: The Targets stores that sell food/groceries have prices about as good as walmarts

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  16. Bought a 3lb bag of apples yesterday. Discovered today that several of them are severly bruised.

    Talk about a bad beat...

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    1. IRM: unless those are organic apples the list of chemicals those apples have been exposed to is frightening. I stick to apple schnapps because the alcohol purifies it...

      Regards, Lester

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  17. I made Pork side ribs yesterday for the family with seasoned sweet potato fries and a shredded broccoli salad. We aren't dieting exactly but the wife has been doing the wheat free thing and for dinners me and the kids join in. She has been at it for 5 months now, lost a few pounds and has a noticeable increase in energy. Tony, perhaps you should give it a try.

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    1. I may be wrong, but I do not think he can eat anything like Ribs due to the nature of his un-brushed teeth for so many years. Its why he is always eating soft foods. But I could be wrong there of course.

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  18. The New Food Blog seems to be very popular :)

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    1. Anyone have a good recipe for hot wings? I've tried a gazillion different ways but can never get them just right. I'd say that I wanted to serve them at my next POKER game just to stay on subject with this POKER blog, except they tend to mess up the cards.

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  19. this is the most expensive poker table http://infonetorg.blogspot.ro/2013/01/the-most-expensive-poker-table.html

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    1. Here is my simple go to recipe very easy to follow.

      3 pounds chicken wings separated at joints
      1/2 cup butter i use land o lakes
      1 cup hot sauce, i use Louisiana hot sauce but any one will do
      1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more for hotter wings
      1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

      1. Preheat grill for high heat, i use a charcoal grill.

      2. Cook the wings directly over the coals for about 8-10 minutes per side or till the juices run clear.

      3. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and mix in the hot sauce, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

      4. Place wings in a large bowl with a secure lid. Pour the hot sauce over the wings and seal. Shake the wings until thoroughly coated.

      5. Grab some wings and a cold beer and enjoy.

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  21. Anyone who would like a new twist on outdoor grilling. Try planks. The Indians (ours) not asia, developed this. You take a board (i go to HomeDepot; much cheaper than those premade at Williams Sonoma)Get a cedar fence board. Cut into 10-14" or so lengths. Soak for at least 4 hrs (i soak mine on the pool steps with a rock as a weight). You can soak for days (even better).

    Then make charcoal (have not tried with gas). Once charcoal is ready put on plank. Add meat or fish. Close lid. The plank will cook and smoke the meat without drying it out. You have to cook longer thanwithout the plank. Burgers about 20min. Steaks same. Fish maybe 30. All depends on the meat thickness. Corn 1hr. Its great and easy. You can vary the wood for differents tastes.

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  22. Any vegetarians here? We have been making this dish recently as a replacement to wheat-based spaghetti pasta. Cut a spaghetti squash in half and bake it in the oven. After it's baked scoop out the flesh which comes out in strings looking and resembling the real thing. It can be seasoned in a number of ways, including a classic tomato based sauce with a variety of veggies, or you can saute with olive oil, garlic, onion and green pepper. Cheese is a must, Parmesan and Romano go quite nice with it, and for an extra kick, you can chop a jalapeno or two with the onions and green pepper. Enjoy Tony!

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  23. Hey Tony,
    I'm the Chaperone from Roughingthepunter.
    I've read your blog for a long time, and needless to say, I'm a huge fan. You have so many amazing stories to tell, and such an eclectic way of telling them.
    Here's the thing: I'd like to stake you. You're one fine poker player, and you're selling yourself short by playing for low stakes. I've got quite a bankroll, so it's no problem for me to give you as much as you might need.
    I'll be at the Suncoast this week for their Super Bowl party. You should come find me over there.

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    1. Wouldn't it be something to see Tony dominate at higher stakes?

      Give us a report on how this goes, Tony/CG!

      s.i.

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    2. Suncoast party? Do tell -- what makes that the place to go for Super Bowl poker? The Mirage has some sweet poker specials that day.

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    3. lightning said, and i agree that stake is probably as fake as the one at the stratosphere, and he is just trying to get me to go way out of my way for nothing.

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  24. Tony, I'm going to be in vegas for the weekend on Feb 8th. I'd be willing to stake you for a tourney, what casinos are you able to play at?

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  25. All this stake talk is making me hungry.

    How's the poker going the last few days, SBC? You've been awfully quiet. Staying away from them machines still?

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    1. sevencard2003 January 30, 2013 at 10:19 PM
      new roll $1700 dead tired and going to sleep, i blew this because i have no self control. maybe had claudia not disappeared id have been able to get the help i need.

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      Always an excuse, always someone elses fault. If you blew it, you blew it entirely because of YOU, only YOU, and due to YOUR flaws, mistakes, laziness and not because of another sole. Good Luck, I hope you can find your peace and happiness

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  26. Borrowed from Primal Grill if you are indeed looking for some good chicken wings.

    Piri Piri Wings

    Method: Indirect Grilling
    Serves: 4-6 as an appetizer
    Advance
    Preparation: 6 to 24 hours for marinating the wings
    Category: Fowl

    Ingredients:
    For the marinade:

    1/2 cup fresh peri peri chiles, cayennes, red serranos, or other hot fresh red chiles, stemmed and cut in half (for milder chicken, seed the chiles)
    or 1/2 cup South African peri peri sauce, Brazilian piri piri sauce, Crystal hot sauce or other hot sauce
    6 cloves garlic, peeled
    1 small onion, peeled and quartered
    A 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    2 teaspoons coarse salt (kosher or sea)
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    3 pounds chicken wings

    For the glaze:

    1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) salted butter
    3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    3 tablespoon peri peri sauce or one of the other hot sauces mentioned above
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


    Directions:
    Make the marinade: If using a blender, add the chiles (or hot sauce), onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro, oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and puree until smooth. If using a food processor, puree the solid ingredients first, then work in the liquids. Transfer to a large nonreactive bowl or roasting pan.
    Cut the chicken wings in half, discarding the ends. Stir them into the marinade and marinate for at least 6 hours, or as long as overnight-the longer, the richer the flavor-stirring every few hours.

    Make the glaze: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the cilantro and garlic and cook over medium-high heat until sizzling and aromatic, but do not let the garlic brown, 2 minutes. Stir in the peri peri sauce and lemon juice and simmer for 2 minutes.
    Set up your grill for indirect grilling and preheat to medium (350 degrees F). Brush and oil the grill grate. Arrange the chicken wing pieces on the grate, skin side up, and indirect grill until crisp and golden brown on the outside and cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes. Make a small cut in the thickest part of one of the wings: there should be no traces of red or pink at the bone.

    Transfer the chicken wings to a platter and pour the hot glaze over them. Toss to mix and serve at once.

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  27. hi just wanna ask if i can post a blog at your site, is all original and if you agree i will only post it here

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  28. hi i just wanna ask if i can post my blog here, its all original and if you agree i will only post it here

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  29. Sounds great. Thanks. Is there an alternate method to indirect grilling?

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  30. To try to get back on topic here.... does anyone know for sure if Jamie Lee Curtis is or is not a hermaphrodite? Back around the time of the True Lies movie somebody had told me that and I thought no effing way! 2012/2013 timeframe hmmmm maybe????

    Regardless, Lester

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    1. I have read that it is an urband legend.

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  31. Tony, if you had to choose, would you rather marry a woman with no arms or a woman with no legs?

    Please consider that if you choose no legs, you'd have to carry her around all day to the poker tables with you. That would suck. On the other hand, she could not run away from you.

    If you choose no arms, you'd have to feed her, wash her, etc. That would be a burden. Plus, she'd give really shitty hugs and hand jobs. Yet, she'd be far more mobile. And she'd be able to do certain chores for you (like pick up milk and noodles at the store, assuming she had some sort of bag contraption slung around her neck to hold your groceries). Also, she'd never change the channel on you when you were watching Poker After Dark.

    Thoughts?

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    1. You would be amazed what one can do with one's toes, including changing channels with the remote.

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    2. would absolutely want neither one of course.

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    3. Tony, if you absolutely wouldn't want a physically disabled woman then why should a non-mentally disabled woman have to date a mentally disabled man like yourself? You feel you deserve a woman, so why doesn't a woman with no arms deserve a man?

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  32. Hey Tony - You were asking about VBJ or slots in the San Diego area. I'm happy to report that I have yet to see a video machine anywhere. They certainly have live blackjack and other table games, but to my knowledge, no slots / VBJ. Check out my latest posts for Oceans Eleven Casino & Palomar Card Room. Both likely suit your game very well, FWIW.

    http://lowstakeshands.blogspot.com/2013/01/short-trip-report-from-san-diego.html

    http://lowstakeshands.blogspot.com/2013/01/short-trip-report-from-san-diego-oceans.html

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    1. My experience is TBC does not play well against extremely aggressive opponents, thus recommendations for him to play anywhere in California are probably good in theory but bad in practice. Initially I always told him Los Angeles and San Diego were great places for him to play, but he always fared VERY poorly in Los Angelos. I came to realize Tony is much better against the 'generaly' more tightish type of players who play in Las Vegas v a super aggressive/donkish California bunch. I do not think he does well in games where people are pushing the action AND making many more calls. Personally I love that action.

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  33. Stu Unger would have kept the bike!

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  34. cant seem to get the reply feature to work, only the comment feature at the bottom. getting ready to make a new blog entry

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  35. Did Stu Unger have a chicken wings recipe?

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