Ornate Push




Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I'm alive..

Though you could be forgiven for thinking I had fallen off the surface of the planet, I'm still here. Just life's twists and turns are keeping me very busy and I haven't had much time to stop and think, let alone play poker. The few moment's I've had to myself have been spent relaxing with silly games on my new machine, which by the way, is awesome and had no setup problems whatsoever.

I will be back soon, and I will play poker again. I just have some more important stuff at the moment.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


I'm mostly not playing much poker, don't ask me why it just isn't grabbing my interest at the moment. Instead I spend most of the time checking the specs on my new pc parts that are in the post, and eagerly await their arrival.

>Manufacturer : CORSAIR
>Product : 2x512MB 240DIMM XMS2-6400 CL5
>Manufacturer : INTEL
>Product : S775 Intel 975X Express ATX
>Manufacturer : INTEL
>Product : Core 2 Duo E6600 S775 2.4GHz
>Manufacturer : QUIETPC
>Product : SCYTHE Katana Quiet CPU Cooler
>Manufacturer : EVGA
>Product : GeForce 7950GX2 1024MB PCIE
>Manufacturer : COOLMAST
>Product : Real Power 550W SLI PSU

Grunt grunt grunt :o) !!

Thursday, October 12, 2006


As if any were ever needed, this is proof that PokerStars is the greatest poker site on the net. I always had a feeling that if anyone was going to stand up and test this law it was going to be Stars, a site that has always made me feel like it was more about the game than the rake. (exactly the opposite of Party) God luv em !

Meanwhile, I myself haven't been playing much at all. 5 days of feeling sick to work = way to sick to play poker properly, so I just didn’t bother, and the break is always good to freshen things up. So I played ok last night, won a few dollars in some small cash games and got back into the groove. I'd hit a downward slide on attention and focus lately, so a small break seems to have done wonders. A couple of days of small cash games and then I'll try and go deep in some more tourneys come the weekend.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Dark Days

Americans, I feel very bad for you today, you have such a great country, and the majority of you are wonderful people. It's unfortunate that your politicians always let you down. I don't think the bill that passed in the US would get through the house of lords over here, at least I hope it wouldn’t. It seems like our countries are going in opposite directions, the UK has only just licensed the building of large vegas-style casino's. I suppose from a politicians point of view they just see society deteriorating, answers to which I difficult to find, and so anything bad or perceived as bad that they can ban they will, just to make it look like theyre doing something useful. More than anything else what has woken me up a bit is this line of comments on the BBC's website. Everyone I know, including my parents and work colleagues, knows about poker and understands to a greater or lesser degree that poker is a game of skill, rather than chance. The comments on the BBC remind me that are there are many uninformed opinions out there with loud voices, and I don't know how to respond to them, should I try to educate them ? Do they want to be educated ? Should I argue with them ? I can't just leave them alone when they are voices making themselves heard can I ? I don't know the answers, so we'll just have to see what develops around this I guess. One things for sure, the Nanny State is growing strong and powerful and if we don't do something to stunt the growth, soon she'll be too big for us to stop, next time it will be about something far more precious to us than just playing a game.

I hope we don't have to face the same fight over here in the uk, thankfully it seems unlikely, and if there's anything we can do to help you in the meantime just give us a shout.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Just so you know, I finished just 27 places short of the money, in 357th
Just so you know, I outlasted Matt Matros, Humberto Brenes, Greg Raymer, Isabelle Mercier, Joe Hachem and the others.
Just so you know, I only made 2 mistakes, and neither of them got me busted
Just so you know, I played as good as I ever have
Just so you know, I got busted by a 3 outer
And just so you know, I loved every minute
Even at 4am when that Queen of diamonds hit the river
She made it memorable, so, now you know

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Ornate - adj. 1. Elaborately, heavily, and often excessively ornamented. 2. Flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner;

Push - 1. To exert outward pressure or force against something. 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward. 3. To expend great or vigorous effort.

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