8g88 in the Weeds!!!


My brother, Derek, has entered the world of bloggerdom… and you can now visit his poker blog called: 8g88 in the Weeds. He recently posted his day 1 report from our trip to Las Vegas last month, where he has some funny things to say. Here’s a bit:

Luxor tourney sucked ass. I was so pumped to play in Vegas again but my enthusiasm was slightly deflated when I got knocked out of the tourney within the first half hour. $28 down the drain and it was my first poker action of the trip. Some dirty Brit caught runner runner on the turn and river to catch a flush and crack my pocket KKs. Dirty fucker was calling my preflop raise with 3-6d. I flopped a set and the English bastard kept calling all the way to the river and knocked me and some girl with a set of 3’s out at the same time. I hate that the Luxor tourney isn’t no limit until the final table. That’s what sucks about limit games. Too many callers who catch shit. Unfortunately I don’t have the bankroll to play with better players. But who doesn’t have a story about someone calling crappy hands to the river and catching lucky miracle wins? I guess there’s way too much WPT and espn tv watching. The one thing I learned at the Luxor is that pot limit can kill you just as easily as low limit especially when there’s tons of loose players and dirty runner runner catching Brits!

Check out his site and link him up! He’ll be posting more of his Las Vegas trip later this week. By the way, I love the name of his blog…

Hangin’ with the Homeys

It looks like fellow poker bloggers have been busy. HDouble has morphed into Yoda, my new nickname for The Dude, after tutoring his pupils in the Ways of the Force. I couldn’t think of anyone better to be a mentor. Although, I’m sure Shana Hiatt can teach me a few new things or two. Boy Genius and his brother built a poker table this past weekend. Very cool. I’ll have to check that out some day, perhaps on my next trip to Michigan (my last trip was en route to see Phish last year in Wisconsin). Chris Halverson is attempting to throw together a home game. I wish him luck! I’m having a blast filling a seat at Ferrari’s and the Blue Parrot over the past few months. Poker is an amazing hobby/sport/distraction. It’s a social event when you play with a group of friends, so I wish him luck. Lord Geznikor has some interesting things to say about playing $5-10. Al Can’t Hang always entertains me with his stories about his wild weekend benders!! Maudie is on a nice run, crushing the $2-4 games over at Pacific. And Iggy is hard at work putting the next WBT event together. Burt Fu makes me laugh. Good site he’s got going. The Poker Penguin has been posting regularly, which is always a pleasure to read. Felicia has a great post on Razz, and I hope she gets back into the swing soon. The Poker Prof is posting some great write ups of the WSoP. Check out his site.

Welcome to Las Vegas?

And lastly, is Grubby moving to Vegas? Let me know, and I’ll be your roomie, Grubster! How crazy would that be… me, Grubby, and two leggy blonde, scantly clad, UNLV coeds… sharing a house. A novel and screenplay would write itself under those circumstances. That could be a new sitcom… hey Grubby let’s pitch a comedic/sitcom version of Rounders meets Men Behaving Badly to NBC and get Wil Wheaton to play your character. Wil as the Grubster. I love it. We’ll get Elisha Cuthbert to play one of the roomies, a fish out of water from a small town in Canada. A man can dream, right?

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