When asked about the philosophy I take to the tables, I recently put forth the following two aphorisms: 1.) Embrace the process, and have no attachment to outcomes 2.) In general, don’t generalize

I didn’t put focus and discipline on this list because they didn’t even cross my mind. I’ve always assumed that focus and discipline are part of who I am. But after a recent edition of Killer Slot Gacor Hari Ini Analysis (in which Todd Brunson emphasized the importance of focus and discipline) and a careful look at my own game, I realize that focus and discipline can never be taken for granted.

Since landing my deal for Killer Poker By The Numbers back in the fall of 2005, I’ve been a writing machine. Add coaching and some random consulting here and there, and well, 2006 and 2007 weren’t exactly spent playing a lot of poker. Now we’re in 2008. I’m still writing, coaching, and consulting, but I’m also putting in some serious online playing time.

My old stomping ground, Party Poker, is no longer a possibility for me. After some serious scouting, I decided to adopt Cake Poker as my new home. Their rakeback deal is excellent, and the competition on Cake is easier than average. I don’t know exactly why it’s easier, but one hunch of mine is that it’s because they don’t allow the use of player tracking software and heads-up displays (HUDs); the hoards of HUD-using multitablers on Poker Stars and Full Tilt aren’t at Cake.

Of course, this means that I myself can no longer be a HUD-using multitabler. Luckily for me, I was multitabling before HUDs. But in those days, I was playing 4 tables at most. The beginning of 2008 has been all about honing my 6-max no-limit hold’em multitabling chops …

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With cons popping up on the web impacting on every type of on the net industry in the game of 8g88, it´s not stunning that folks are becoming weird that a person is outside to pull the constructed from wool over their eyes any time they engage in the on the internet transaction, or location a good wager at an on the web online casino. As a result, some people include the understanding that online internet casino game is just about all rigged to ensure that will online players never win, ensuing in larger sized revenue to the casino. Even though it’s hard to genuinely prove or disprove this specific myth universally because generally their likely couple of disreputable internet casinos out there that are just simply looking for a good solution to make a new quick buck online; but that’s a huge, unproven accusation to produce regarding virtual casinos as a new whole.
So just how can casinos players make sure they don’t turn into a victim of often the couple unscrupulous virtual internet casinos on the market that may well need rigged games? Stick to the reputable kinds! The majority of the top on the internet gambling dens use major computer software companies to build harmless, reliable games for their site. Try to find well-known titles in gambling establishment name development like Manager Media, Cryptologic, Microgaming and even World Video games before you make deciding to join a new virtual internet casino. When some sort of electronic casino works on the key casino software supplier for you to develop their games, this data is typically shown right on the particular casino’s home-page or classified by their Terms & Ailments document. When you can’t find details about the casino application on the site, think 2 times concerning subscribing …

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Oh, there’ll be dancing in the streets of Silicon Valley this morning…
The Wall Street Journal reports that SEC staff, including chief accountant Don Nicolaisen and Alan Beller, director of the division of corporation finance, will recommend to the SEC’s commissioners that the implementation date for Statement Private investment Custodian be delayed by six months. Instead of taking place in fiscal periods beginning after June 15, the proposal will require implementation to begin in fiscal years beginning after June 15. For calendar year companies, that would mean it would be effective January 1, 2006. According to the Journal’s sources, the five commissioners are likely to approve the change unanimously.
A couple of thoughts…
First, the proposal is a disservice to investors who have waited patiently for over ten years for something resembling honest reporting of stock-based compensation. In 1937, SEC Chairman William O. Douglas declared, “We are the investor’s advocate.” Not this time; not by a long shot. This must be the “kinder, gentler SEC” that former Chairman Harvey Pitt was talking about a few years ago.
I don’t have to speculate whose interests are being advocated in this move. It’s pretty clear, even if you’ve been paying attention to the subject only peripherally.
Second, the excuse of “Section 404 overload” is full of water. Companies have been reporting this for years in their footnotes; SAB 107 gave them every implementation break they could want, save delay; and hundreds of companies have already found ways to comply. Case closed.
Third, if the SEC is going to amend FASB standards in this regard, I offer one suggestion: plug the hole in the standard that permits mere footnote recognition of the compensation given when firms accelerate the vesting of options. This is a travesty in the making, as noted in this space …

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Another EU member nation will add poker to its State run gaming site. This time Austria is seeking to control the revenues from online poker.

“Casinos Austria would shortly set up an online virtual poker room on its gambling platform Win2day. Casinos Austria has bought the technology for its new QQWIN99 offering in Sweden. Casinos Austria would impose a new weekly limit of 800 Euros in bets by an individual as part of its effort to fight addiction to gambling.”

As more and more European Union members opt for the State operated gaming sites over free market competition, it is becoming more and more obvious that there will be a boiling point in this trade war that will require the EU as a whole to decide if online gaming is or is not a open trade commodity.

The Balkanization of poker is becoming more and more a real possibility. If this happens everyone will be limited to playing online poker with only members of their own country or cooperative trading nations. The global freedom of the internet may actually meet its first defeat at the hands of governmental controlled poker games.

I Coulda Been Goin’ to Rio!

OK the U.S. Congress screwed up a lot of people with that dumb ass Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act. Personally, I lost access to my two favorite online poker sites and the sites I now play on have complicated machinations to get my money in and out. I also had a nice chunk of my bankroll tied up with Neteller for nearly a year and I have to write letters to politicians who I wouldn’t let in my dog’s house. Yes, yes, ever red-blooded American (French, German, Turkish, Canadian, Danish, etc.) poker player has some or all or more complaints about the meddling …

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Somehow, I knew where this was headed. No good can come of it. Nothing positive would be molded from the mental mud this week. I’m the blogger-in-waiting, the guy who knows Otis. If you’re luring fish, I’m the friggin’ worm.

Let’s start here : 12 AM Friday (Vegas Time)

This is the start of my work day. I’m always here this early. It makes for a nice commute. Sort of like playing automotive frogger with the early morning drunks. I had one story to tell before I got on the plane. One quick tale and then the high-tail to Sin.

Get this :

Someone broke into a trucking company in the southern slot hoki part of the county. He stole a dump truck (the kind with tires bigger than men), and drove it downtown. Check that. He drove it to jail. Directly to jail. The idea, it turns out, was to ram police cars parked just outside, which he accomplished with great style. He then hopped out, ran to a nearby gas station, and called 911…on HIMSELF.


To tell dipatchers what he just did, and DARE them to catch him. He got away, but police took the payphone into custody. Just another day at the office. I love my job.

That story was in the can by 12:00PM (Vegas time)…the airplane…and further absurdity.. await.

The G-ster touched down 12 hours later…and was starting to feel the effects of what was already a long day. It was also a very long flight and, did you know, those in-flight beers are $5.00 EACH.

CJ met me at the front door of the EXCAL, and it was straight to poker. I knew I was in trouble. I saw Otis, and what turned out to be Pauly, playing some sort of limit …

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One of the more exciting events in this years World Championship of Online Poker came to an end late this afternoon. Event #30, a $500+$30 NL Shoot-Out Tournament, resumed Thursday afternoon with just 10 players remaining. The high-stakes NL Shoot-Out held a $500,000 guarantee which ultimately was not met. With only 895 players PokerStars was forced to dig deep and pony up $52,500 in overlay. While overlay is great for those playing the event it can be a bad sign of things to come for the rest of the series.  However Event #30 seems to be one of just a few specialty events that may not have garnered as much attention from tournament players because of its structure.  The tournament started with all the players spread out across 100 tables. In a shoot-out tables are not combined as players bust, instead each table works down to one remaining player and then another round begins.

Once the event was underway there were plenty of good players on hand vying for a $91,250 first-place check.  Among the 895 players were plenty of PokerStars professionals including one who was fortunate enough to make the money. Highlighting those inside the top-100 were Barry “barryg1″ Greenstein who busted in 41st place for $1,925. The high-stakes cash game professional is one of the most recognized players in poker due to his appearances on shows such as NBC’s “Poker After Dark”, The “Big Game” on FOX, and “High Stakes Poker” on GSN. Other notables professionals included Pat “TorontoToro” Pezzin, George “Jorj95″ Lind, and former WSOP ME Champion Chris keluaran hk Moneymaker.

The final table was delayed until Thursday which left the remaining 10 players plenty of time to stratagize against their opponents. Being a shoot-out all ten players involved started with identical chip-stacks:

Seat 1: …

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Shares in online gaming companies jumped in recent days after a spokesperson for the powerful Democratic lawmaker Barney Frank, Democratic Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said that Barney Frank is currently working on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. This gave the industry a glimmer of hope that the sweeping ban Congress passed last year might be repealed. Although Mr. Frank has not yet confirmed his intentions.


The Financial Times website reports that Barney Frank said that the ban, formally known as the ‘Unlawful Enforcement togel  Gambling Act’, was one of the “stupidest laws” passed.


He continued “I am working on legislation to cut back on this internet gambling thing . . . I think it’s preposterous. I’m looking for ways, maybe we can make some money off of it,” he said, signalling that he could be considering a proposal to make online gaming legal by regulating, and taxing the industry. A spokesman for Mr. Frank reportedly said he had not yet drafted any legislation and was still at a ‘thinking stage’.


Although the Massachusetts Democrat represents a potentially powerful ally to pro-gaming interests, people who watch the issue in Washington expressed scepticism about the prospects for repeal.


Under the rules of the upper chamber, a single lawmaker can, in most circumstances block legislation from getting a vote. A spokesperson for Jon Kyl, a Republican senator who supports the ban, said he would oppose any effort to repeal the legislation.


Mr. Frank also said “I am not ready to get into specifics yet. People have come to me with some ideas. Not Al D’Amato and I’m looking at it.” Thus referring to the former New York senator recently named chairman of the Poker Players’ Alliance, a lobby group that is …

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The donkaments at Ultimate Bet are growing every month! By playing the multi-table tournaments at Ultimate Bet, you can earn your spot on the UB Leaderboard! For complete details of what you can win every week, see the first post of the UB Leaderboard by courtiebee by clicking here.

If you want to check out for yourself who is leading on the leaderboards, you can check out FTR’s UB network page by clicking here. By navigating down to the Excapsa Software bitcoin dice Leaderboards section, you will be able to see the past and present leaders for every single at at Ultimate Bet. You can look through any single day to see when the players topped each other. It is usually right down to the wire every single week and one tournament could make the difference in thousands of dollars! As UB’s leaderboards are usually a couple days behind on their site, one week goes from Wednesday – Tuesday on the FTR archives.

Well, we are now in the third week of April and before we check out who is currently at the top, let’s have a look at last two weeks top 10 winners! You can view the entire 50 player list by checking out the April 8th Archive:

1 foolishgolf 678.25

2 scottyclark 629.74

3 spades27 445.28

4 CrazySixeS66 273.99

5 zestfulyclean 271.92

6 jsjh94 263.85

7 NeddyFlanders 261.32

8 sweetjj 251.93

9 KzooHustlin 250.56

10 busto_soon 230.13


Looking back throughout the week, we see that foolishgolf got started off good but finished even better. He was in the top 3 for most of the week, where he finally passed scottyclark and spades27 near the end. This was very clutch as it looked like spades27 was the clear favorite leading almost every day. 4 days into the …

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There are a lot of books on Blackjack card counting of varying quality. Wong’s Blackjack Secrets is simply one of the best. Even though Wong doesn’t go into as much depth on some topics as other books, he does cover a truly staggering amount of ground in a mere 256 pages.

Chapters 1 and 2 contain the standard introduction to Blackjack and explanation of basic strategy. This has become obligatory for any book that teaches a card counting system. The great thing about Blackjack Secrets is that Wong covers this material in less than 25 pages. The information presented on these topics is up to Wong’s exacting standards of completeness and accuracy.


Chapter 3 covers the Hi-Lo card counting system, one of the simplest and most powerful available. Here he covers the count, true count adjustment, strategy variation, and gives other advice on learning counting systems. Wong covers this material more thoroughly (almost pedantically) in Professional Blackjack, but his coverage here is more than adequate.


The book would be worth the price tag with just the coverage thus far, but with Chapter 4 we really get into the meat of the book. Here we have about 50 pages of some of the best advice ever written about how to win while not getting barred. The tactics mentioned here were not all devised by Wong, many of the best known and most successful Slot Gacor names in card counting contribute. I guarantee that nobody plays Blackjack so well and has given the game so much thought that there won’t be a lot of material here that’s new and valuable. It’s that good.


The next chapter, “Winning Faster”, is equally as good. At a game with such a small edge, anything that can increase your advantage by a few …

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