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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Get your Poker on

Poker is not a fad. In this year's World Series of Poker main event over 5,600 people entered the event with dreams of winning the 7.5 million dollar first place prize. There are currently under 50 people left competing for the prize. All this info. and more about this can be found by clicking here.

I've been playing poker for a little over a year now and I don't plan to stop anytime soon. The one advantage that poker as an activity, has over say, other activities like horseshoes or lawndarts is that it is a potentially addictive hobby. I'm all for that, addictive hobbies rule. This little inherent loophole also ensures that poker will not end up as some trendy fad.

The girl on your left needs no introduction, she's a poker fanatic who made it to the second day of play in this year's WSOP. She outlasted around 3,600 or so other rounders, not bad at all. Still not as impressive as her acting chops put on full display in American Pie, but I digress.

The guy on the right is Phil Ivey, a poker phenom (as touted in a recent ESPN promo for the WSOP). I met Ivey in March 2004 outside the Golden Nugget Casino. I say met, it was more like he pulled up to the Nugget in his pimp-ass car had the valets park it and walked by me, I said hey to him and shook his hand. I bring this up because I ended up winning about $1,200 for the trip, fucking killing the Nugget at Blackjack (I bought an iPod w/ said winnings). I haven't faired so well on my subsequent trips out to Vegas, so I think shaking Ivey's hand gave me some sort of super gambling strength/luck. Anyway I hope the dude wins it b/c he is sort of indirectly responsible for me owning an iPod.

editor's note: be sure to check out aquariumdrunk, kick-ass radio blog thingy he's got running over there. I'm listening to a song called Bonnie and Clyde by Luna for the third time in row now as I type this.


Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

Good post. I know dick about Poker or any other card game for that matter, but am always up for new shit.

PS - LUNA are the sheeit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:42:00 PM

Blogger Brent said...

Shannon Elizabeth....yum.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:43:00 PM

Blogger Brent said...

I like that 23 Minutes in Brussels song. Never heard of them before, but they sound pretty good.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 8:52:00 PM

Blogger Martin McFriend said...

Poker is almost as good as crack, or nicotine.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:02:00 PM

Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

nuthins better than nicotine

Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:49:00 AM

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