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  1. Yeah really! Some people need to look up from their computer screen and realize the world is more than furtive trips to 7-11 and triple dead bolts on the door.This is my first visit to Mexico City and granted I'm staying in the Santa Fe district which I understand is one of the nicer ones but I have to say I've been very impressed with the city, the people and the security. There are security and police visible all over the place, shiny new office buildings with pretty spectacular architecture, expensive cars and great restaurants. It's also pretty reasonable compared to other large cities tho
  2. Thanks. I will check out the hippodromo.In a city of 25 million you'd think it'd be possible to find a game.
  3. I'm here all week and just found out I have a free night. I'm staying in Santa Fe district and can't find info on casinos anywhere. Anyone know any place to play?
  4. TJ Cloutier was involved in this one. It's a story in one of his books. As I recall he was on the winning end.
  5. Very nice. My car doubles in value when I do that!On another note any sign of the WSOP pool prizes. I had planned to give the hat to a buddy for his birthday on Sept. 28th. I'm not being cheap but he's a big fan of the game and it's something you can't get in stores.
  6. Fair enough. I imagine that throught the course of 50B hands on stars there's been someone who's lost a 6 figure sum to a runner runner perfect situation.Of course your game could have been 4k/8K blinds in which case you're probably the winner!
  7. I saw a guy with 8 9 diamonds with a 10 j q diamonds flop lose to AK diamonds.
  8. Seems to be a lot of overlays. Are the numbers down from years past or did they up the guaranteed prize pool.Anybody know what the total dollar value of the overlays has been?
  9. Good advice Bob. I played 5 of these (280FPP though but I think its the tourneys you were talking about). Total investment of 1400 FPP - scored 3 tourney tickets which cashed out to $33 T$
  10. Just checked my files (I keep track of everything) and the hat actually dates from June 2006. Size large please for my swelled head.
  11. My last FCP hat is on life support. I think it dates back to 2007 and has been washed a few times.Looking forward to the new one!
  12. Anyone know roughly how long this one lasts? I've got a meeting at 3 that I can't miss and I'd hate to have to walk away from the tourney.
  13. Anyone know. And by early I mean getting up early not go to bed late type of early. 7am would be perfect. Allvegaspoker says the TI has one at 7am but the hotel doesn't list it.Thanks all
  14. Yeah we'll each have a car. She really just hates walking a mile from the lobby to the room and she really hates the casino. (I know - why is she coming. Let's just say she's not adverse to the topless pools. Benefits of the third wife you know)
  15. I'm heading down to Vegas from June 7-14 - partly for a tradeshow (high end video gear) and partly for the world series. The missus is coming too and she's not really a big hotel type of person. I've convinced her to stay at the Rio for the first few days but she wants to move to a boutique hotel for the last four or five days.She found a place called the Artisan Hotel. From tripadvisor she found the reviews to be all over the place. Some proclaimed it the best little hotel in town - some called it the worst. Has anyone been there? From the price I am really skeptical ($20 a night) but the pho
  16. Point well taken. It's not a business - it's fun. That being said I should be able to have fun while still maintaining discipline. After all it's not winning the absolute dollars that really counts for me, it's the satisfaction of playing well, making proper decisions and showing the wife an online balance that exceeds the one she saw previously. The only problem I'd have there is having too much money in the poker account that she'd start thinking about ways to spend it.Anyway to challenge myself I'll stick to the $5 buy in level until I have 25 buyins or 250 then move to the 10 game.And to t
  17. wait a sec 2c/5c just appeared - or i missed it before. So now I'm there. When can I go to 5c/10c?
  18. Granted. But Rush poker doesn't offer lower stakes so that's where I'm beginning. If I lose the $100 I'll sneak another $100 into the account without telling the boss. I do operate better with a goal though so I wanted to know when I'd be safe to move up.
  19. After years of building to 4 figure bankrolls then blowing it all in an evening playing too high I'm determined to do it right this time (also motivated cause the wife has laid down the law. Play as much as I want as long as I don't lose it all - it's not a money thing though - more of a proof to her that skill is more important than luck)Anyway I'm going to stick with rush poker - it's perfect for my limited attention span and I don't have to go to the home office and multi table on the big monitor _ I can take a netbook in the hot tub and still get in 300 hands per hour.Current bankroll is $
  20. I was three tabling when I realized that there's no point once I discovered the autofold button.Anyone else like it? What is PS going to do to counter?
  21. BTW if by chance someone does get the job please let us know - maybe there will be an FCP special freeroll or something.
  22. I don't know details of the job but if you're interested contact Jennifer Ralston over at Betting Jobs. Her email is jennifer@bettingjobs.comSPAM note: I have no financial or other interest in this position. She is on my LinkedIn account and the job popped up in an automated email. However I am a nice guy and thought that if anyone was to get a job like this it should be an FCP member.
  23. But I do have a real question. What is a PokerStars Online Pro? Is there some kind of compensation or sponsorship/rakeback deal? How does one acquire one of those nifty icons beside your name?
  24. Random curiosity caused me to click the find a pro button on stars and by chance I happened on Boku87. He was playing turbo SnGs - 39 of them at once. I opened up a couple of his tables and he seemed to be keeping up with the action and cashing in a pretty significant amount of the games. Does anybody have a clue how he can do this? I'm picturing a Dr. Evil type dude strapped into a chair working mice with both hands and feet while mainlining coke.
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