Easy n Dirty

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  1. Greatest American Rock Band

    Be that as it may, it seems to me it would be even more difficult to classify the Jimi Hendrix experience as British, and you gotta' group them in somewhere, don't you?
  2. Greatest American Rock Band

  3. WSOP Main Event - Final Table

    The final table of 9 players is underway, if you're interested you can follow fairly up-to-the-minute updates right here. The first 20 hands have been quite eventful - Phillip Hilm, who came in to the day as the chip leader with 22m, has already been eliminated in 9th place. Jerry Yang, who came in 8th in chips at 8.45m, now leads with over 44m - more than a third of the chips in play. Here's the hand where Hilm went out, with a questionable play to say the least: Hand #15 - Tuan Lam has the button in seat 6, Jerry Yang raises from late position to 1 million, and Philip Hilm thinks for about a minute before he calls from the small blind. The flop comes Kd, Jd, 5c, Hilm checks, Yang bets 2 million, and Hilm thinks for about 30 seconds before he calls. The turn card is the 2h, Hilm checks, Yang bets 4 million, Hilm moves all in, and the crowd applauds as many of them rise to their feet. Now it's Jerry Yang's turn to sweat a big decision. But he only thinks for about 30 seconds before he calls with Ad Ks for top pair, top kicker. Hilm shows 8d 5d for a pair of fives with a flush draw. Hilm needs to improve to stay alive. The crowd is shocked, but pleased to see an all-in situation. Moments before the river card is dealt, everyone falls silent. The river card is the 6c, and there is a smattering of applause as Jerry Yang wins the pot with a pair of kings. Philip Hilm is eliminated in ninth place, earning $525,934. The next player eliminated will receive $585,699 for eighth place.
  4. WSOP Updates

    Agreed, 8 cashes at this year's WSOp is nothing to sniff at. Are there any standings kept to determine which individual player is having the best World Series? I understand that there are a number of different ways to measure this (total number of cashes, or something along the lines of what BC does for our pool, plus various others I'm sure) - I'd be interested in knowing which players are having the best WSOp overall...and I suspect that with 8 cashes that Chad Brown would be toward the top of that list.
  5. Fencing Company - Is this Normal?

    That's a really good point right there.
  6. drink shots

    Snakebite - Yukon Jack with a splash of lime juice, chilled. Tasty and strong.
  7. WSOP Updates

    Pat, you're fighting a losing battle here. Checking with the nuts is never a good play and is essentially indefensible, yet you are trying to defend it. There is no downside at all to beting here...ever. At all. And there is some downside to checking, however slim you may think it is. To check here is a bad play, a very very bad play.
  8. Al Gore's kid busted

    I don't drive stoned anymore...but back in the day, I felt like whenever I drove stoned at night, the car behind me was always a family station wagon with a ski rack on top...
  9. A Good Poker Hand

    Literally within three minutes of reading this last night, I get dealth K-8 suited in middle position. Under-the-gun raises to $3.50 (blinds are $.50/$1), and I folded, which is a good fold I'm sure - and the flop comes K-K-K. Another caller won this pot with pocket 5s, so I woulda' gotten a little something out of it, but not a monster pot. In my experience, it's fairly rare to collect on quads, except in those rare instances like Menduo's above where the other guy has a boat.
  10. YouTube Videos

    No idea if this has been posted yet, but I found to be pretty cool.
  11. I Need Some Songs In The Vein Of...

    Fits well into the category of "electro-dance poppy stuff", nice call Yuk.
  12. Poker Help

    I tried playing this way over the weekend and just couldn't bring myself to limp in with J-J with no callers in front of me...so I abandoned it. When playing SnGs I almost always play 6-seated turbo tournaments, and this approach just doesn't make sense to me for those tournaments. I agree with the general principle of being very patient early on, but not to the extremes advocated in this article...and I hate the idea of pushing all-in with A-A or K-K pre-flop. With 10 players I guess there's a better chance of getting some clown to call you, but with 6 players not so much, especially if you're already in middle position.
  13. Are they obligated......

    I agree with H8Tank (someone hit me) - obligated is probably the wrong word, but I would certainly expect a free repacement drink (for which I would tip extra), and if I didn't get one it would be the last time I'd eat there. I think it's just a basic of decent service.
  14. Adios...

    A couple important tips to help beat the crowds (and it will be crowded, you're going at one of the most peak periods of the entire year): 1. Always be at whatever park you're going to about 15 minutes before rope drop. You will get more done in your first two hours at the park than you will in the following four hours. In fact, if you're staying on campus, I highly recommend you go to the park at opening, stay until about 1Pm or so, then head back to your hotel for a refreshing swim (a shower during your afternoon break will do wonders). Then head back to the parks for the late afternoon/evening. 2. Fast passes - first thing you should do when you get to the park is get a set of Fast Passes for your entire party. The FP will entitle you to go on that ride later in the day on a shorter line. So, for example, your first FP of the day might say you can go on the ride (say Everest at Animal Kingdom) on the Fast Pass line any time from 9:45 to 10:45AM, and you cannot get another FP for any ride until 9:50AM. Two very important things to note here: a) despite what it says, that FP will be good all day after 9:45AM. If you're on the other side of the park, don't rush the entire family across the entire park to get back to Everest between 9:45 and 10:45. You can use that FP at 3PM that afternoon if you want. They don't publicize this, but cast members are specifically instructed to accept that FP any time that day. B ) when your next FP window opens, someone in your party should be nominated to head to another headline attraction in that park, with everyone's park passes, to get another set of FPs as soon as possible. Rinse and repeat. In this manner, you are collecting FPs all day. I'll illustrate with a reasonable touring plan for Epcot - you don't wanna go too commando on the family, but you don't wanna' be waiting in lines in 90 degree heat either. Show up at least 15 minutes before rope drop. As soon as ou enter the gates, everyone gives their park passes to the FP volunteer for the day. That's probably you. The FP volunteer gets as far to the front and to the right as possible. The rest of the group does the same but with less urgency. At rope drop, the FP volunteer stays up with the front of the crowd heading to Saorin' (everyone is heading to Soarin' and cast members will lead you there without letting you run ahead). When you get to the ride, head immediately to the FP machines and get a FP for everyone in your party. Then meet your party at the standby line for Soarin' and ride Soarin' on standby (i.e., not FP, there are no FP admissions until about 9:45). By 9:15, you've ridden Soarin' once and you have a set of Fps to ride it later. You'll want to do the same thing for headline attractions at the other parks (Everest for Animal Kingdom, either Tower of terror or Aerosmith Coaster for MGM, maybe Space Mountain for Magic Kingdom, this assumes your kids wanna' go on thrill rides, not sure how old they are). But the idea is you go ahead and grab FPs first thing, then meet the family at the standby line and ride it on syandby. Within fifteen minutes of entering, you've ridden the ride once and have FPs to ride it again later. The fifteen minutes assumes you are there before rope drop. Head to The Seas - Turtle Talk With Crush is an absolute must-see and does not have FPs, get into an early show if possible. Kids can check out the nearby aquariums while you wait in line, then join you as they begin to admit into the show. As soon as the next FP window opens, or as soon as possible thereafter (if you're in the Crush show), the FP volunteer heads across the park and gets a set of FPs for Test Track. From this point forward, you're on your own - just continue to grab FPs whenever possible and accumulate them. If you have unused FPs when you leave for the day (it will happen occasionally if you do this right), give them to someone who is just entering, they will be very appreciative. Don't be afraid to ride Mission Space, but do so on the green rise (without the centirfugal force). You'll likely not need FPs here because people are leery of this ride (there have been one or two deaths, but that was before they added the milder green version, and it is a very good ride). If you leave at midday as I suggested above and are returning later that evening to the same park, be sure to grab a set of FPs on your way out. I've probabbly already gone on way too long - we have a time share dwn there and go every summer, and I've spent alot of time researching ways to beat the crowds. It's worth it, believe me, there's nothing worse than waiting in line...IMO anyway. That's not vacation, that's just annoying or worse. If you're going for two full weeks, that's plenty of time, I would recommend taking every fourth day at a minimum as a break day where you don't go to any parks at all, just relax at the pool, maybe go to Downtown Disney or a water park. You don't wanna' be one of thosecouples who come home from Disney moaning "I need a vacation". Have a great time dude, it is a great place to take a vacation and the kids will love it. Sorry for the length of this post.
  15. Poker Help

    OK Menudo - my boss is out this afternoon, so I'm gonna' join a 10-man $20 SnG and try the strategy advocated by your article. I typically play 6-man SnGs and have done fairly well - I play very slow and patient early on, but I don't necessarily push all my chips in as readily as this guy seems to suggest. I'll let you know hot it goes. EDIT - it is a turbo tournament, with 5-minute levels, be interesting to know if this changes this guy's strategy, I would think it does. Ugh - 8 hands in, haven't seen a flop yet, I get dealt A-K off one seat off the button with blinds at 15/30. UTG limps in, all fold to me, I make it 240 - more than I normally would, but I'm following this article. Both blinds and UTG call (!!). Flop comes A-K-7. Both blinds check, UTG makes a minimum bet of 30. I simply call 'cause I wanna' slow play it, which perhaps is not consistent with the article. Both blinds call. Turn is a 4, small blind checks, BB goes all in, UTG limps, I call, and SB folds. BB turns over pocket 4s and I am now down to 190 chips from a starting 1500. Perhaps not a good test of the article strategy because he might have had me push after that flop. Update #2 - just tripled up with pocket 4s of my own, still in trouble at 600 though. Update #3 - still at 600, but blinds are now 30/60 with next level being 50/100. I'm abandoning the strategy, maybe another time. Had J-K off with one limper in front of me, couldn't fold it, pushed and everyone folded, now up to 750. Update #4 - went all in with Q-8 off (blinds now at 50/100) just to take advantage of first-in vigorish, was disappointed to get 2 callers, one with 5-5 and one with A-10. Flopped a Q and held on, now up to 1,830. shortest stack of 5 remaining players, but within shouting distance. Update - got up to 2800 with A-K when I flopped a K, then hit this tough spot. Q-7 off in big blind, with one limper and small blind. Flop comes 4-6-7, 2 spades. Small blind bets 100, I make it 300, limper calls, small blind goes all in. Could easily be on a straight or flush draw, but I decided to wait for a better spot. Now at 2,500, with the 4 other guys at 2600, 2900, 3000 and 4200. Final - came back to finish second, got $60 back on my $22 entry fee, I'll take it. Went to heads up with 4k in chips versus 11k for the other guy, never really made him sweat from there (blinds were 400/800). Not a great test of Menudo's strategy based on how it developed - but it does seem to me that this strategy is more suited to 10-man versus 6-man tournaments, and to standard levels rather than turbo or super turbo. As an example, when the blinds hit 50/100 in this particular tournament, 7 of the 10 players still remained, meaning average stack size was about 2,150 (15,000 chips total). That's an M of only 14, I don't think you can afford to be as ultra-selective as the article suggests under thse conditions.