Sunday, January 31, 2010

$1.5 Million Guarantee

So last night Malibubarbie41 played in one of those Super Duper Turbo Satellites that only start you with 300 chips to win a seat into the $1.5 Million Guarantee tonight. There were approximately 63 runners and it gave the top 7 an entry into the BIG DANCE. BINK!!!!! Can you believe she won an entry? I can. She is the biggest luck box I have ever seen. I mean she landed me right? lol!!!!! Anyway she decided to let the BRAIN play in it tonight so she unregistered from the tourney and shipped me the $216 for a shot @ riches. So be on the look out lephantBRAIN and if you happen to be in a hand with him you are with no doubt "DRAWING DEAD". Hopefully I will have some GREAT news for everyone tomorrow.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Am Iron Man!!!!

I bet you thought I was going to have a clip from the movie or something. WRONG!!! Even though I do love that movie. Anyway something I recently achieved roughly 2 months ago is Iron Man status on Full Tilt. I'm attaching pictures on how to do it cause I don't want to bore you with the details. When you do accomplish it you get an Iron Man Chip next to your screen name while you are playing. I know you are probably thinking that it's pretty cheesy but I disagree. I actually like it. Anything that can give me a boost in my confidence @ the tables is a good thing...Don't you think? lol!!! Oh and lastly. I hope to have some very exciting news to share with you about my poker career in a couple of days.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Will Smith...My Man

For those of you who don't know. I have a bit of I guess you could say a MAN CRUSH on Will Smith. I have loved this guy from the Days of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. You have to remember their hits such as "Parents Just Don't Understand", "Girl's Ain't Nothing But Trouble", "Nightmare On My Street" & the classic hit "Summertime". Just love that song. Will has to be one of the top 3 most talented men on Earth. I would say the list goes something like this. 1) lephantBRAIN, 2) Jamie Foxx & 3) Will Smith or maybe 1) lephantBRAIN, 2) Will Smith & 3) Jamie Foxx. Anyway you look at it he is a true talent. So the reason I am on the subject of Will Smith is because while reading Johnny Hilldo's blog yesterday(If you are not reading his blog you should, he had a video of Will Smith on there talking about LIFE. WOW!!!!! It was in my opinion one of the most enlightening interview pieces ever put together. It definitely helped that it was of Will but it was very powerful and I think everyone should really listen to what he says in this clip because he is absolutely right......Anything is possible in life if you are willing to go out and just get it. People are just to damn scared to go get what they want. While they are showing a clip of one of his movies Pursuit of Happiness Will says to his son "People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you, you can't do it.....If you want something go get it..PERIOD"!!! How true is that. If you are surrounded with people like that(I like to call them dream stealer's) get away, surround yourself with people who believe in you and will fight to the death for you. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Update On My Goals As Of 1-24-2010

Well as you know I just started task 2 of my goals which is to profit anywhere from $1200-$1300 on the $6.50 90 Man KO tourneys. First week did not go as planned but definitely not as bad as I originally thought. I actually thought I lost at least half of the money I made from the $3.30 90 mans in just my first week of task 2. Boy that would have friggin' sucked. It has to be because I made 26 Final Tables out of the 189 games I played. That's 1 out of every 7.26 games played. Just can't finish strong @ the Final Table. I promise you this though. If I make that many Final Tables next week it will be a very profitable week to say the least. Here's my results thus far. UUGGHH!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Running Bad!!!

First things first.
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Well since starting task 2 of my goals(which is to profit anywhere between $1200-$1300 on the $6.50 90 Man KO tourneys) I have lost my ASS thus far. I haven't Shark Scoped myself yet but believe me it's not good and I just can't stomach looking at my graph right now. I will post an update on task 2 this Sunday with Shark Scope graphs. As of right now 1 out of every 6-7 games I play I'm making a Final Table(which is normally pretty good) but just can't seem to finish strong. I'm not gonna be able to achieve my goals with a bunch of 6th & 7th places that's for sure. It would just suck if I lost the original $600 I won on the $3.30 90 Mans and had to start all over with those again right? To ensure this doesn't happen I have already reached out to 1 of the best 90 man players in the world to assist me. His name will remain anonymous for now.

Anyway this video you are about to watch is my first one so bare with me, it's a little rough. I'm going over 2 separate hands I played from 2 separate Final Tables today. I just really wanted to drive home the point that whether you are running really good or piss poor like I am, under no circumstances must you TILT. Just look back at your hand histories and make sure you got your money in with the best hand as well as see if maybe you could have played the hand any differently.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day Off

No On Line poker today. Went to Big Gram's funeral. I held up pretty good until Malibubarbie41's Mother JUNKnTRUNK1 gave the Eulogy. It was a really great speech but just broke me down. Damn!!! Thought I was gonna go the whole day without crying. Anyway keeping it short today. Looking forward to shipping some CHEEZEBURGERS tomorrow. I'm leaving you with another one of my favorite songs right now. I Get It In.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Big Gram

A wonderful woman, Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Big Gram(name was coined by J-Rod @ the age of 2) Malibubarbie41's Grandmother left us yesterday for a much better place I'm sure. All the years I have known this woman she has been nothing less then kind, generous and loving to everyone she has known including me. She was the Mother of 5 children, 12 grand children & 17 great grand children. I've never before seen so much love in one family before. Definitely something to behold. I really don't want to get any more emotional than I already am so I just want to leave you with this poem by Judith Karen Bulock called Remember Me.

Remember me when flowers bloom
Early in the spring
Remember me on sunny days
In the fun that summer brings

Remember me in the fall
As you walk through the leaves of gold
And in the wintertime-remember me
In the stories that are told

But most of all remember
Each day-right from the start
I will be forever near
For I live within your heart


Friday, January 15, 2010

Live Poker Tonight!!!

Going to the "Mountains Ear" in West Virginia tonight to play some live poker with my top student sgthatzo. This should be a very fun evening to say the least mostly because this guy loves to drink when he plays live poker. He also loves to buy me all my drinks as well. It should actually be a pretty relaxing evening BS'ing with all the FISH at the tables........That includes you as well sgthatzo. lol!!! The Bad Beat Jackpot there is $87K. Pretty nice chunk of change I would say. I'll update everyone this weekend how it went as well as any interesting hands that may occur.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

We're Moving On Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I got a late start playing today because of our weekly cleaning service that comes dressed in French Maid outfits. Very distracting, if you know what I mean, so I decided to just admire the view today and wait until they left. lol!!!

Yes!!! Finally I have completed task 1 of my poker goals. As stated in previous posts I needed to profit anywhere between $600-$650 in the $3.30 90 Man SNG MTT's on Full Tilt. Well today was the day it happened. I only played 23 tourneys but managed to make 6 Final Tables. I ran really bad at the Final Tables though. I got 1-9th Place, 1-7th Place, 1-6th Place, 1-5th Place, 1-3rd Place and the last tournament I played......You guessed it. Ship the CHEEZEBURGERS!!!!! 1st Place BABY!!!! This means on to task 2 of my goals starting tomorrow. I now need to profit anywhere between $1200-$1300 in the $6.50 90 Man SNG MTT's. I'm gonna have to get my mind right though. I'm gonna have to prepare myself for bigger upswings as well as bigger downswings(which always SUCK). I just need to stay focused and always remember that I am a winning player and no matter how many bad beats I may take, the $$$ will end up in my account. Here is my graph of the $3.30 90 Mans showing everyone that task 1 is indeed complete as well as a little mood music. Enjoy!!!.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Special Visitor Yesterday

Almost forgot. As we were finishing up our going away dinner for B.J. "Pete" Hunnicut we had a special visitor show up. Taliban Commander Baitullah Mehsud. Needless to say after spending 10 minutes with the "BORO" Bastards he will not be returning to Afghanistan anytime soon.

See You In A Year

Yesterday was an emotional day for us because our good friend B.J. "Pete" Hunnicut is leaving for Afghanistan for 1 year to serve our Country in the U.S. Army. He will be missed.

On a lighter note. What an Uncanny resemblance right?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Update On My Goals As Of 1-10-2010

Ok as stated in a previous post I need to profit $600-$650 in the $3.30 90 Man SNG MTT's on Full Tilt before I can move up to the $6.50 90 Mans and be properly bankrolled for them. I guess you can say it was a fairly light week for me as far as games played goes pretty much due to the recoop time I needed from our A.C trip over the New Year's weekend. It definitely took it's toll on me physically. Also not playing on line poker for 4 days during that trip was a BIG change to my routine. So I kind of wanted to ease my way back into playing again this week. I only played 129 games. That means I spent $425.70 on these tournaments alone this week and that's not including all the Head's Up Tourneys I played as well. So here is my recent Shark Scope graph. Expect BIGGER numbers from me next week. Hold on. Since I have been hearing GRIPES that these graphs are too small and they are hard to see, I just wanted to tell all of my millions of followers to just click on the damn thing to make it BIGGER. lol!!!

Oh. One last thing. Here is probably one of my favorite songs right now primarily for 2 reasons. 1) I love Rap music and 2) BIG Money is what I expect from Poker this year folks.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow Day & A Little Poker

Are you kidding me? A SNOW DAY!!!! Really? UUGGHH!!! J-Rod & the SNAKE(My 8 year old step son)both said 10 Hail Mary's & 10 Our Fathers last night in hopes that they would have a snow day today. All I can say to those of you that don't believe in prayer is "Wake Up and Smell The Coffee" cause it really does work.

So the SNAKE & Oreo(1 of our 2 Mini Wiener dog's) went to work with Malibubarbie41 today and J-Rod & Carmella(A.K.A. Mella Baby) stayed home with me. Mella Baby is sad that her brother abandoned her today as evident to me in this picture.

Just so the SNAKE doesn't feel left out here is a picture of him and Oreo.

As far as poker goes today I just hammered out 22 games. I made 5 Final Tables with 1-9th Place, 1-7th Place, 1-3rd Place, 1-2nd Place & Ship the CHEEZEBURGERS....1-1st Place Baby!!! Here is the graph.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Standuuuured Tuesday Night

Every Tuesday night for the BRAIN household is Rocknes night out. This all came about because Jarrod(A.K.A. J-Rod, A.K.A Worm) my 10 year old step son told his Mommy this is just what we have to do every Tuesday night MOM whether you like it or not. How could Malibubarbie41 every say NO to that? lol!!!

After a lovely Chicken Dipper Dinner with Fries and Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing and 2 Vanilla Vodka Diet Dr. Peppers the BRAIN clan got some upsetting news. Our server Tony who has always waited on us just got hired on @ the Justice Center. I guess this is good for him but what about Me, Barbie and the kids? After all we are the ones who probably put him through College with our very generous 30% tips and this is the thanks we get.

With no luck at all Barbie and I tried & tried to hire him on as our Live In Full Time Chef, Bartender and Waiter. Finally after an hour of haggling with him we decided to just let him go out into the "Real World" and make something of himself. So long Tony we're gonna miss you.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Update On My Goals As Of 1-3-2010

Not exactly the R.O.I. I was looking for but I'll take it. I will try and post my updated goals graph every Sunday if possible.

Oh one last thing. Keep this in mind for the New Year. "The BRAIN TRAIN"!!!!!

New Year's In Atlantic City!!!

What a GREAT last few days in Atlantic City. Malibubarbie41 and I arrived in A.C. @ 11:00AM Thursday morning. We or should I say Barbie41 went straight to the High Roller Slots in hopes of hitting it BIG!!! I tagged along because I like to see how how a BIG TIME BALLA Rolls. When I watch her continuously hitting the max bet button on a high limit slot for $50 a spin it just makes me sick to my stomach. That's just how she does it and by her doing so it allows us to fly, stay, eat & drink for free every time we go to any Harrah's property. That's always a plus. I decided to not play any live poker on New Year's Eve and just spend some much needed QT(Quality Time For You NOOBS That Didn't Know What It Stood For). So after a little slot playing and some grub we decided to take a nap so we would be able to watch the ball drop @ Midnight. We went back to the Casino after our nap so I could witness the High Roller in action again and once again The BRAIN got sick to his stomach watching the Harrah's slots devour Malibubarbie41's hard earned money in short time. I knew she was a little bummed so we decided to go back to the room to watch the Ball drop. BIG mistake. We fell asleep and missed the whole damn thing. lol!!!! That's OK though I still got to spend plenty of QT with my baby.

On to Friday & Saturday. Cash Game Poker my friends. $1-$2 No Limit. How friggin' boring. How can people just sit there hour after hour playing on just 1 table? Are you kidding me? By no means am I saying it's beneath me but I am used to playing 10 games at a time which equals roughly 600-700 hands an hour on line as opposed to 25 hands per hour live.......If your lucky. UUGGHH!!! No fear though there is always liquor and the Bad Beat Jackpot of $500K. That's right $500K. I don't want to bore anyone with too many details like the clock being called on me during a $500 decision or a chick getting mad @ me for raising her BB when I had AK, because the question I keep on getting from everyone is "Well how much did you win"? Great question indeed. Let's just say at 1 point I was up to around $1200 and for those of you who know me I would normally walk at that point but I think Jaime Foxx said it best. "BLAME IT ON THE AL-AL-AL-AL-AL-ALCOHOL"!!!!!!!!!!! Damn. So I only net profited roughly $200 on the trip. I'll take a win any day though. So last but not least. Malibubarbie41's net profit. It's always a mystery to me but in my guess-ta-mation she is down @ least $2K. Actually a little more cause I gave her a $1K loan. I'll probably get SMACKED for saying that but "It Is What It Is". lol!!!!

Great trip though and I look forward to going back this February.

Oh almost forgot. Since I am married to a High Rolling Casino Celeb we get the best rooms available to mankind. I took a picture of our bathroom mirror. "Your bathroom mirror you say"? Yes my bathroom mirror. It had a damn TV in it!!! Now that's P.I.M.P. I hope you can see it.