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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lights are on, but....

Bush is like a model home, it looks nice when you visit, but it's alot of fake junk and nobody is ever home. Here's a little glimpse into his "mind" from the August 21st press conference courtesy Bob Harris via Huffington Post.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Zap!!!

I took this on my cell phone just a few minutes ago from my parents patio! We are experiencing one of the greatest lightning shows ever seen in the Valley.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Last words on the WSOP, by Nate

Honestly, when I got knocked out of the WSOP I thought I would be crushed. With the expectations I put on myself and my want do well for others, I thought I would take losing a lot worse. Fact is, I had a great time. I got to play poker in the worlds largest organized game.

I wasn't first out. I played pretty good and just had a little bad luck. But the best part of the experience was the experience. It was kind of an impromptu party in Vegas for all that could come. I would do it all over again in a heart beat.


Now to the poker. As I waded through what seemed an endless pool of poker tables and poker players I could not have been more nervous. I was the first person to sit down, talk about anxious. As others started sitting down I tried to break down the wall of uncomfortness with a witty line here or there, it seemed to work. Our table was unusually chatty. I bonded immediately with the players on my left and right. I don't know if you're supposed to do that. Actually, I didn't know a lot of what I was supposed to do since this was my first live tournament.

The first 2 hours seemed to last days. After that it started to seem like a regular game with your buddies. As far as cards go, I got a tad unlucky. Got my Aces busted twice against QQ's and JJ's. Even had Aces taken away because of a misdeal. I did get a straight flush, diamonds to the king. Unfortunately, no one had the Ace high flush or I could've made a lot more money. All in all it was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again.

Thanks to everyone for all of their support. See you at the tables.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Keep on truckin' Dave!


Our good friend Dave Clarke is still rolling along in the WSOP. He starts the second round tomorrow at 12:00pm. Hopefully he can move up from the $7,000 he has coming out of round 1. Good luck Dave and we'll keep the rest of you posted on Dave tomorrow!

Sunday, July 30, 2006

It was good while it lasted

Unfortunately Nate has been eliminated. I will have exclusive details on how it went down when he and I get a chance to sit and go over his run. Don't fret though, our other friend Dave Clarke is still going!


UPDATE: The pretty lady with Nate is profesional Devi Ortega, nice.

The Great Nate Update

I just spoke with The Nazz and they just finished dinner with Nate. He is currently at 11,000 in chips, while Dave is at 12,000. The field has only been cut to 1700 at this point and it needs to get down to 800 before the night is over. So it's going to be a long night. Nate has had some close calls, but is definitely hangin' in there. The leader is at 41,000 chips to give some perspective of how the action is playing. The guys are still roughly in the top 50%, so that's good.

Hang in there Nate, you're better than Phil Gordon, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Tilly, etc......

And we're off...

Nate and Dave just started at their respective tables. Unfourtunately, we can't get in until around 5pm, so we just have to be patient and hope they're still playing at that point (they will be, they're good).


Oh, and we meet our old friend from Minnesota... Louie Anderson!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Good Times

Here's what we've been doing since we got here: pool, then eat, then drink, then sleep, then pool...




...and here's the "swag" that PokerStars.com gave Nate to wear, but some of it he can't were on t.v. because it is a .com site which isn't allowed to be advertised on television.

Also, Nate will start is run for the final table at 12:00pm Sunday. Word is that the first rounds have been going as late as 3:30am! We'll be back tomorrow with LIVE coverage from Nate's table!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Poker Stars!




Last night we went to the Activision WSOP party (thanks to Steve Williams) and had a great time. After several bottles of Don Julio 1942, we finally crashed back at the Monte Carlo with Ryan honking all night long. While we were at the party we ran into Scotty Nguyen and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson.

Monday, July 24, 2006

He's ready, he's ready, he's ready...

Nate can't wait to get the 2006 World Series of Poker going. The tournament will be on ESPN starting Friday at 6pm(EDT) for those of you that won't be in Vegas cheering him on. Like I mentioned earlier, I will be doing my best to blog the weekend's events and all that Nate allows me to tell (remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas). Again, good luck, Nate, and if anyone has something specific they want to know about or see with regards to the WSOP and Nate, just leave a comment!