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Benyamine returns to Full Tilt Poker

Following a bad run of cards with playing on Full Tilt Poker over a month ago along with a reported loss of over $6 million, David Benyamine announced that he’d had enough of Full Tilt and vowed that he would never return.  However, Benyamine was spotted making a...

Update – Back in the black

Phew, so I have a new graph! After the horrific downswing comes the much welcomed upswing. Since the last blog entry, I have been playing 10-18 tables of the $6.50 45 man SitnGos, with a few $12 games thrown in as I reach break-even again. All this has been late night...

Sunday Tournament Report – December 23rd

In the biggest Sunday tournament around, Romanoff11 scored the near $200,000 first prize in the Poker Stars Sunday Million. Not so far behind was low stakes cash game regular littlepotato in 2nd, who earned just over $100,000. The Sunday Warm up paid nearly $100,000...

A not-so-pretty graph

Well it’s taken me about 2 days to get round to writing this entry, partially because I’m feeling pretty down on Poker in general. I had to stick around in Manchester for another day because my lift home let me down. I Decided to move a lot of my roll into...

Doyle Brunson Classic results

In a record setting final table performance, Eugene Katchalov took first place in the Doyle Brunson Classic in only fifty-three hands. In less than four hours Katchalov mowed down well-known online players such as Jordan Rich, known as Octavian_C online, and Ryan...

Blue Screen of Death

Well, so much for the epic 2 weeks of grinding. My computer exploded and blue screened every 2 minutes so I had to take it to the college IT guys to get it fixed, there goes my potential income. Never mind, I guess the break from poker has probably done me good and I...

Sort your life out

Wheeee it’s time for a blog. I’m 19, a student of percussion at college :D, oh and I suck at poker. November was terrible for me.  It was such a potentially good month but as the 2k roll I needed to move up to 100NL got closer, I decided to cash out $700 ...

Ventrilo

We need more people in ventrilo. It’s a great medium for chatting and not losing your concentration while playing poker. All it requires is holding down a key or mouse button when you want to talk. No typing, no diverting your attention from poker, and no having...

That guy

Who was that guy who posted his own blog in the FTR blog comment forum back when it existed?  I want to interview him for my blog.

Update

Ok so I haven’t played for forever and I don’t know what my playing schedule will be like in the near future. I found out I failed the bar exam I took back in late July (which I expected because I didn’t study enough) so I am going to hit the books...

FIRST!!!!!!

Hi my name is bigred.  I’m new here.  I mainly post in the poker sections.  You probably won’t find me in the community forum.  Those guys are weird, LOL!!!!!!

Everest-Poker New Live The Dream Promotion

Everest Poker has a new “Live The Dream” promotion, a unique contest where they are choosing 10 players to represent their website and spend a year living the life of a poker pro. The ten who are chosen will win free entries into the world’s biggest...

The PPA fly-in to Washington

Some encouraging news for online poker players, on October 22nd – 24th, around 100 members of the Poker Player Alliance met up at Capitol Hill with lawmakers in their bid to defend poker player’s rights to play online in the US.  With Howard Lederer, Professor...

WCOOP Event ME: Report

Anyone who had the money couldn’t resist entering into the WCOOP Main Event on Sunday September 30th. The $2300 buy in conclusion to the WCOOP series hosted nearly 3,000 players, and, more importantly, the biggest prize pool in online poker history: $7,495,000!! The...

WCOOP Event #11: Report

Normally playing bad cards is a bad thing. In Razz, you try to play as many bad cards as possible. It’s not a surprise then that a player who likes playing bad cards, a player named OnlyPlayRagz, would be the winner of Event #11, the only Razz event of the WCOOP....

WCOOP Event #9: Report

WCOOP Event #9 may have been the most exciting of all the events so far. Rebuy events are known to have some crazy and aggressive play. Players often joke that the Swedes are the most aggressive players around, so it’s not too much of a surprise that a Swede ruthan...

Been very busy lately

I’ve had a bunch of stuff going on lately, and I feel it is my personal duty to let over 1000 strangers know all about it.  After getting back from Vegas, I have spent a lot of my poker time getting a new training site up and running.  I finally took care of the...

WCOOP n what lies ahead

played the final 2 wcoop events the 1k limit and finished itm in 28th, was close to a big score there, but played one hand bad and got a bit shortstacked and took a small beat to bust out right before we got down to 3 tables. in the main event i did well built a...

WSOP ME: Hour 17

I just woke up to see that maxxscam got out in 216th, for about $6k, not too bad. gp333 didn’t cash and neither did busto_soon. Right now I don’t recognize barely any names left. We have our final table, and the one name I do recognize, HelmetSky, is just...

WCOOP ME: Hour 7

Sorry guys I took a break because I had to study. So gp333 has had an incredibly up and down day and right now it is down. He is under 30k chips and has only just over 10bb. Busto_soon has been less swingy in his day, but still has failed to get anything going....

WCOOP ME: Hour 4

gp333 has been up and down. He has stabilized at 52k chips. Unfortunately gabe misclicked off 7k chips. He got some of that back by letting his opponent bluff into his KK. PokerStars Game #12366146604: Tournament #70000023, $2500+$100 Hold’em No Limit –...

WCOOP ME: Hour 3

gp333 suffered a horrible beat and now finds himself in the middle of the pack. PokerStars Game #12364448401: Tournament #70000023, $2500+$100 Hold’em No Limit – Level V (200/400) – 2007/09/30 – 19:12:37 (ET) Table ‘70000023 171’...

WCOOP ME: Hour 2

gp333 continues to dominate his table with aggression. He’s unstoppable right now. His postflop skills are so good he is raising hands like J6o profitably. PokerStars Game #12363373539: Tournament #70000023, $2500+$100 Hold’em No Limit – Level IV...

WCOOP Main Event: Hour 1

WCOOP ME is underway! Nearly 3000 player have entered and first place is nearly 1.4 million dollars! Top 8 will recieve 6 figure paydays! It’s going to be somebodies lucky day today, and right now its looking like it could be gp333’s day! The FTRer is in...

LOL CreditCardRouletteaments

Wheeeeeeeeeeee, just got back from Las Vegas.  Me and 3 buddies met up Wed and took off early Sunday morning after just a shit ton of drinking, clubbing, gambling, and drinking.  I didn’t play a single hand of poker but I played about 20 hours of Pai Gow,...

WCOOP Event #8: Report

Although a known tournament pro made the final table of event #8 of the WCOOP, a $530 buy-in Limit Omaha H/L event, the winner of the tournament was an amateur. A player simply called Copi beat a field 917 entrants to take the $103,804.40 first prize in a prize pool...

WCOOP Event #7: Report

The 7th WCOOP Event was the first of two Limit Hold’em events of the series. Although it featured only an $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, by the time the tournament began the prize pool was four times that amount, a whopping $400,000! The field featured one of the...

WCOOP Event #6: Report

We may have had our first player to ever have a WSOP bracelet and a WCOOP Bracelet. FossilMan, more commonly known as the WSOP 2004 main event winner Greg Raymer, beat out 771 people on the way to winning his first WCOOP event ever.  This event was a $320 rebuy and...

WCOOP Event #5: Report

The 5th Event of the WCOOP proved to be the best so far. The tournament had 6025 entrants and a prize pool of over 3 million dollars. AB_illusive, a respected high stakes cash game regular, took home almost 400 thousand dollars in the biggest prize pool of the WCOOP...

Rants and rambles

First post and all I do is bitch…….wheeeeeeeeeeeeee OK, I’m at work and have an hour off for once so I decided to put some thoughts down.  Something just happened about an hour ago that made me question what the fuck I’m doing with my life.  I...

Getting antsy to play again

So I have only played like 50 hours this past month due to family visiting, house hunting, and just taking some time off.  Time off is nice, but I am ready to play again.  My wife’s folks leave this Sunday so I think next week I’ll finally get some hours...

WCOOP n more

So the WCOOP hasn’t been going very good, earlier in the year i won 2 WSOP packages on stars, so i got w$ for the 2nd package, decided I will use them towards the WCOOP and possibly save some to use to qualify for wsop or pca next year as well. So i played the...

Starting out

Just read this old post by soah from 2+2: http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=5121718&page=0&fpart=all&vc=1 It’s about varying flop bet sizes – it’s nothing advanced or groundbreaking, but posts like these...

WCOOP Event #4: Report

The World Championship of Online Poker’s $215 buy in, 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball tournament, was the 4th installment of the WCOOP series. It was the smallest tournament of the Championship so far. It had a field of only 649 players, and a prize pool $129,800. The winner,...

WCOOP Event #3: Report

The 3rd WCOOP tournament, a shorthanded $215 buy-in pot-limit Omaha high event, had a field of 1818 players and a prize pool of over $350,000. Although some professionals had a strong showing the eventual winner was jalla79, an amateur who took home just under...

Introduction

Hi, and welcome to my new blog here at FTR. You might not know who I am, but I’m one of the older posters here and I havent made a post for over half a year. I started out posting on the boards about 2 years ago. Originally I was a SnG player who grinded out the...

Welcome to my first blog post.

Hi there, Welcome to anyone reading this. I am going to try and keep motivated to post this and keep it as up to date as possible. Getting motivated to play poker in the proper mindset that I need to win seems to be difficult latly, I am hoping writing might be a good...

WCOOP Event #2: BadgerPro Interview

BadgerPro, a top MTT professional, recently entered the WCOOP Event #2: 5 Card Draw. He Final Tabled the event and recieved a 5th place finish for over $6,000. Interestingly enough, Badger hadn’t played 5 Card Draw seriously before he entered the event, but...

WCOOP Event #2: Report

The 2nd WCOOP tournament, a 215 dollar buy-in pot-limit 5-card draw event, showed a field of 857 players and a prize pool exceeding 170,000 dollars. The eventual bracelet winner, spielraum.at from Salzburg, Austria, took home a cool 26,265 dollars, a nice chunk of...

WCOOP Event #1: Report

WCOOP kicks off, almost one million dollars up for grabs! The World Championship of Online Poker kicked off last Friday with Event #1, Short Handed No Limit Hold’em, which had $215 buy in. Big names came out for the event, including Victor Ramdin, The__D__RY (16th...

WCOOP Kicks Off

Event #1, $215 Short Handed NLHE, reached a prize pool of almost one million dollars! The winner was samh133, a well known high stakes cash game player. Event #2, $215 PL 5 Card Draw, reached quadruple the guaranteed prize pool! ($400,000) The winner was spielraum.at...

Pleased to Announce FTR is offering full WCOOP coverage!

Hi all, Tomorrow the WCOOP will officially start with the $215 short handed NLHE event. There is 400k guaranteed, which yours truly will be fighting for. Through this coverage we will be giving you recaps of each event, which will include quotes from your favorite MTT...

Back from Vegas

Well I finally went and played live for the first time since I have learned how to play poker in Vegas this last weekend. The results were bad, but my play was fine – of the tenish tourneys I played, I only got it in bad once. This week my mom has arrived for a...

Trite analogy

My daughter is learning to crawl. Try as she might, she just can’t get it so far. She strains and grunts and stretches and rolls to no avail. Eventually, she gets frustrated and fusses. I don’t know what innate urge compels parents to speak to their infant...

Hi my name is Anosmic and I'm a donk

I’ve been donk-free now for about 300-hands. Previously I’d gone about 500 hands without donking before I fell off the wagon and went with TPGK against obvious pre-flop strength. I know I have a problem, I know I have to quit. I’m just taking it a...

Hey All

So my month has been real up and down. If you haven’t seen the graph i posted in the commune go look. It’s the topic with the frowny face… lol. In it you’ll see in a little over 10k hands i have a 40BI upswing, and then in that same amount of...

Flop Turn River Attracts 10,000th Member

FlopTurnRiver.com, One of the Internet’s Most Popular and Fastest Growing Online Poker Communities, Has Just Registered its 10,000th Member FlopTurnRiver.com’s popularity continues to spread throughout the Internet at an explosive rate....