Friday, May 19, 2006

Twenty Questions

1. What is the biggest mistake people make at a NL table?

Sitting at the same table as me.

2. What is the biggest mistake people make at a Limit table?


Only pussies play Limit.

3. Why do you play poker?

Because I’m good at it, and I love money. It’s also a good way to let people know how good I am at something win I hit it big.

4. If you weren't playing poker, what would you be doing?

Drinking Buds and playing Cricket.


5. What is your favorite poker book and why?

Hellmuth.

6. Who is your favorite poker player and why?

Hellmuth because he can read his opponents well. I also like Raymer and Hachem and Ivey. I really think Ivey is the Tiger Woods of poker.


7. Which poker player do you dislike the most and why?

I just hate tourists and fish that stick around til the river and keep hitting LOL!

8. Do your coworkers know about your blog?

Yeah, most of them think its pretty cool and they like to read my tips and strategy.

9. What is the most you have won in a cash game or MTT (both live and online)?

I can’t remember too many Buds LOL! Seriously it was a lot one night where I got going really good and pretty much dominated the table. I’d say maybe $1000 at a NLHE$50 table.


10. What is the most you have lost in a cash game or in one day total (both live and online)?


Some tourist hit a miracle and took about a $100 from me once. Of course I got it back when he didn’t believe me when I had the goods. Don’t bluff a bluffer is what my grandpa always said. That and Son I’m gonna go fuck your grandma a good one.

11. Who was your first poker blog read?

Dutch Boyd and YosoyVeneno. I also like reading Miss Maudie.

12. What satisfies you more, your aces holding up for a big pot or a bluff working for a big pot?

Well, since I NEVERBLUFF LOLLOL!! I guess it would be aces. I’m just sick of all the trout catching rivers on my big hands so I would love it when my aces held up.

13. Why do you blog?

Because it’s a journey. And I think to go pro we all need to help each other and share the things we’ve learned. It’s helped me focus just to see all the others focused, and if we’re their for each other then good things will happen. I like sharing my tips and strategy that I’ve learned, and I really think the ship will come home one day and I’ll be on the beach drinking umbrella drinks showing off my shiny bracelet to ladies and living the life of a world champion.

14. Do you read blogs from an RSS reader like bloglines or do you visit each blog?

I don’t know what RSS is, but I do like to visit blogs. I like it when people comment on my blog too except for the hate. Like I said we all need to stay focused and its hard when there are haters bringing down our journey to pro. My two favorite blogs are Jordan and StruggleBogey LOL!!

15. Would you rather play poker for a living than do what you currently do for a living?

Of course. And its only a matter of time. My goal is to play at the NL$1000 table by December. That way if I ONLY win half of my stack I’m up $500. 500 x 300 is $150000 which I can live off of easy. The other 65 days a year I’ll probaby be spending all my winnings on a beach LOL!!


16. Do you wear a tin foil hat on occasion?

No, but Tommy has an old fishing hat with hooks and lures on it that we make fun of him for wearing to the poker table. He says its lucky and that he can tell if someone is bluffing him if they get all caught up staring at his 1957 Wall-Eyed Jibbler.

17. If you had to pin it down to one specific trait, what does a great poker player have (or do) that separates them from an average player?

You just have to be the champion you want to be. Some people are born with it, some people aren’t. I was lucky to be born with it and last time I was home I really thanked my parents for that. I keep telling my dad that it is all one big session and the only way to get there is to keep on going with what I know. And that is Poker.

18. Is Drizz the coolest person on the planet for naming his baby Vegas?

I thought about doing that too, and I probably thought about it a long time before Drizz did LOL! But that’s cool. I liked Cody for the boy, and we went with Jessup as the middle name. I told Crystal he could go by CJ that way if he wanted to but I think he likes Cody. I think its good to give kids options so they don’t get all worked up and go off and do crank or kill someone.

19. What is your primary poker goal and are you close to accomplishing it?

To be a World Champion. Yes I think I’m very close. I’m only one tourney away from it LOL!!

20. What is your primary online site and why?

Doyle’s. So many fish there it should be illegal. There are so many fish that play there it makes me wonder if they stocked the pond LOLLOL!!

21. What site do you dislike and why?

www.cnn.com Let’s face it, they say what they want even if it isn’t the truth. Of course the President isn’t going to tell us EVERYTHING LOL!!! What good would our insiders and spies and FBI be if everyone knew what they did? I know what I know about poker and life, and if it gets me to the final table with all the flashing lights then that’s all I want. All this stuff about politics is just stupid anyway. Tommy told me once that if I kept my eye on the prize, and stayed focused that my one big long session would finally pay off. I believe him and you should too. Remember that.