Sunday, June 18, 2006

Well, so much for that.

Hrmph. So I'm sit down to play in the Pokerstars blogger championship. First hand of the tournament, and I get the big blind. First bad sign. I get 83 off-suit. Second bad sign. There are a couple of callers, and I check. Flop comes K83 rainbow. I check. Late position caller makes a pot sized bet, everyone folds between him and me, and I raise to 450. He comes back over the top, all-in. I have him on a King for sure, and anything but an 8 or a 3. However, I'm in for a rude awakening when he turns over K8 off-suit. I somehow managed to not find one of the other two 3's in the deck. I wished him good-luck and went on my way. I guess I may have been overaggressive in calling the all-in. Still sucks.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Maybe another shot at the Big Dance?

Texas Holdem Poker

I have registered to play in the PokerStars World Blogger Championship of Online Poker!

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 2521058

Thursday, June 08, 2006

That $100 Laptop Again

There is a place where you can pledge to purchase one of the OLPC laptops for $300 if 99,999 other people also pledge to do so by Oct 31, 2006. With that $300 purchase, you'd be getting one of the laptops for yourself and funding two more for the children elsewhere who are the focus of the program.

I'd recommend pledging. It was featured on Slashdot a week or two ago and got a big spike in pledges, but it's tapered back off. Projected pledges by the deadline are about 7,000.