Tuesday, September 23, 2008


A nice article about the arrival of Spanish basketball great Rudy Fernandez to Portland and what it could mean to the team.

I agree that he is (younger) "the second-coming" of Manu Ginobili (said this a few times before) and that although Kevin Pritchard and Blazer Nation are strong believers in him, Nate isn't 100% behind Rudy... Just interviewed by radio station 95.5 The Game, when asked about his role by John Conzano, he said that he'd let decide on that. If Nate learned anything at the Olympics is that Rudy is ready (and Martell Webster is not)! How many times will Webster be an Olympian or go against the likes of Kobe and LeBron and have monster games like Rudy did...

Video of Rudy's arrival to Portland:

Rudy Fernandez

Monday, September 22, 2008

Case Ace to Case King: Finally a Good "Turn" of an Event

Well, typical soft play at the Full Tilt SnG games and this one was no exception almost putting me on "full tilt". We get it all in PF and I'm up against A-3, A-Q, and A-K, and I have K-K. Insane how this hand ended up and only thing more dramatic would have been if it came on the river...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Rivered by the Whore

This guy "Diktator1" was a strange player. I made a note of him from earlier in the tourny that with blinds 80-160, he was 2nd to act and raised all-in for about a little over 1200 with A-A and got called by somebody with nines. And you know what, when he paused and did this over raise w/the relative small blinds on the 1st hand of heads-up play, I actually put him on a big hand, AQ, QQ, JJ, TT, and low and behold, he had the Q-Q. My King had to hit 1st to add more insult to injury and thus, a sick beat...

Full Tilt Poker Game #8165253916: $22 + $2 Sit & Go (Turbo) (62113434), Table 1 - 200/400 - No Limit Hold'em - 12:02:57 ET - 2008/09/21
Seat 5: Diktator1 (7,995)
Seat 8: TheStudent3 (5,505)
Diktator1 posts the small blind of 200
TheStudent3 posts the big blind of 400
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TheStudent3 [Kd Ad]
Diktator1 has 15 seconds left to act
Diktator1 raises to 7,995, and is all in
TheStudent3 calls 5,105, and is all in
Diktator1 shows [Qd Qc]
TheStudent3 shows [Kd Ad]
Uncalled bet of 2,490 returned to Diktator1
*** FLOP *** [3c Ks 6s]
*** TURN *** [3c Ks 6s] [Ts]
*** RIVER *** [3c Ks 6s Ts] [Qs]
Diktator1 shows three of a kind, Queens
TheStudent3 shows a pair of Kings
Diktator1 wins the pot (11,010) with three of a kind, Queens
TheStudent3 stands up
Diktator1 stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 11,010 | Rake 0
Board: [3c Ks 6s Ts Qs]
Seat 5: Diktator1 (small blind) showed [Qd Qc] and won (11,010) with three of a kind, Queens
Seat 8: TheStudent3 (big blind) showed [Kd Ad] and lost with a pair of Kings

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Full Shit River

I win this hand and I probably cakewalk to 1st and $99 but FullShit strikes again...

Full Tilt Poker Game #8036536186: $22 + $2 Sit & Go (Turbo) (61119692), Table 1 - 400/800 - No Limit Hold'em - 23:40:08 ET - 2008/09/11
Seat 1: TheStudent3 (5,460)
Seat 3: censnow82 (3,100)
Seat 5: IrationJD (4,940)
IrationJD posts the small blind of 400
TheStudent3 posts the big blind of 800
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to TheStudent3 [As Ah]
censnow82 raises to 3,100, and is all in
IrationJD folds
TheStudent3 calls 2,300
censnow82 shows [9c Jc]
TheStudent3 shows [As Ah]
*** FLOP *** [Th Kh 6c]
*** TURN *** [Th Kh 6c] [Qd]
*** RIVER *** [Th Kh 6c Qd] [Ad]
censnow82 shows a straight, Ace high
TheStudent3 shows three of a kind, Aces
censnow82 wins the pot (6,600) with a straight, Ace high
The blinds are now 500/1,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 6,600 | Rake 0
Board: [Th Kh 6c Qd Ad]
Seat 1: TheStudent3 (big blind) showed [As Ah] and lost with three of a kind, Aces
Seat 3: censnow82 (button) showed [9c Jc] and won (6,600) with a straight, Ace high
Seat 5: IrationJD (small blind) folded before the Flop

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