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  1. Daniel,


    I read the post from Brian Micon earlier today and now this. I think it'd be really great if you addressed some of the specific things in his article.


    Specifically, can you address some of your tweets around the time of the NBC HU championship and how they seemed to indicate that you were catching up with old friends or attending to some kind of crisis among a group of your old friends when in fact you were just attending a session with CC.


    With the 277,000$ you raised for St. Jude's (which I think is great btw), do you know whether or not Choice Center is able to use that 277.000$ as a tax deductible donation on its books? You also mentioned that you were "challenged" to raise 100k in a week. Was this a normal challenge for participants in Choice Center or was it specifically targeted at you/other high worth individuals?


    A lot of people would like to know what happens in the first couple days of this program. Brian Micon mentions that part of the program is mentally wearing you down so that your mind can be shaped into believing that it is benefiting more than you should from the program. Please talk a little bit about the first few days of the process and how you felt afterward.


    Last thing: Can you talk a little about the relationships you built through Choice Center? Did you have a romantic relationship with anyone in your class? Was it instigated from your teacher/ leaders?


    Thanks for sharing.



  2. Daniel, I think you should play.


    If you find yourself in a game with him, I'd be really appreciative if you could bring this up with Howard. There was a guy named Paresh Jain who played online poker for a living. Despite playing hundreds and maybe thousands of tournaments with him, I never met him but my freshman year roommate in college was one of his best friends growing up. Pareshjain killed himself not long after black friday and most people suspect it was partly if not mostly because the majority of his bank/life roll was locked up on FTP. Im sure there are other reasons, just as Im sure there are countless other stories like this one. Maybe just ask your online friends for stories like this one and tell one to Howard every time you play with him. Make him understand just how many lives he negatively impacted because of his gross negligence and greed


    edit: Here's the link on 2p2 to the thread about him. http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/61/mtt-community/rip-paresh-jain-dana-gordon-1100256/

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  3. pretty much everything mr. sparco said concerning this hand is correct. Preflop is really spewy.Flop needs to be a check/raise so you can jam turn.Turn, you should just turn your hand into a bluffcatcher unless it improves on river. Check/calling is best.River: snap call BBFIDTS

  4. I dont see how this is as terrible as you are saying. Allow me to reconstruct the hand to make sure I'm on the same page.Lets say blinds are 300/600 with a 75 ante. Assuming there are 9 players to begin the hand, the pot is ~1575.Utg opens to 1600, Phil calls 1600 utg2, and player In MP jams 6k total.Pot is now 10,775 and phil has to call just 4400 (he's getting 2.5 to 1) more so obviously this cannot be the terrible part in the hand.The only thing you can be referring to, in my estimate, is Phil's flat call of the original raise. Assuming phil gained 9175 chips in this hand (6k+1575+orig raisers 1600) Phil would have started the hand with ~21k (It appears as though Pokernews reported him as having 30k after the hand)Set mining on a stack <40 bbs from utg2 is generally going to be a slightly losing play although it can certainly be argued that it is profitable against weak opponents (who are generally quite rampant in these events).Therefore I can conclude (If my reconstruction of the hand is correct) that this is by no means awful, and in fact fairly standard.I would think that DN has no right to be bashing this type of play when your defends and flat calls on stacks of 30 bbs and less are renowned for being very marginal if not losing in the long run.

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  5. Can't be considered small ball when you make it over 3x pre.
    I think he's referring to my post. <3Re:dirtydeeds:Its not really "DN's small ball," as much as it is just playing pot controlled, effective, and good poker.You've bloated the pot so much that once you've flopped top pair you are totally commited to going broke regardless of turn card because of the pot odds you've already created. Its not a terrible strategy for inexperienced players because you get to put a lot of pressure on your opponents and will usually run up a stack or bust. Keeping pots smaller as an inexperienced player is going to allow better, smarter opponents to methodically take your stack as it requires much deeper thought process and good decision making.
  6. pokerstove whatever you think his range might be based on your experience. If he's capable of jamming 33-77 here because he has no idea what to do with his hand then its a call. If he's peeling with these hands then its way more of a fold.Normally Id give an opponent (in a vacuum) 55,66, 77, 87s,89s,8Ts, and all Fd holdings he could have. Against that range you probably have something like 48% equity or something so you'd have to call based on whats in the pot. I dont have pokerstove on this comp.

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