June 2006 Ramblings
June 25, 2006, 5AM:
The Napa Valley Casino
For those who do not know the Napa Valley Casino holds a special place with myself and DeDobber ( Rob, our lovely programmer building this site, who although is a bit of a slacker is doing a wonderful job ;) When we were 16 and 17 years old his father had taken us their to play our very first live game of poker in a casino ( after giving us some preparations and schooling ) He just said I was his nephew and Rob was his son. Back then it seemed only the old guys would play and to have fresh young blood in the establishment that would have a good 50 years of playing ahead of them would be very beneficial to the club. Also, the laws back then weren't so anal as they are today so they didn't really care.
So tonight Mike ( my sister's man ) and I after being teased with my parents home tournament decided to roll down there. It was actually his idea but how hard is it to convince me to go play?
The place has had banner up saying it is under new ownership/management and I have been curious as to what they have changed. I did meet one of the future owners a couple of years or so ago playing 20-40 at the Bellagio but thought it was just all talk. It was not.
I must give kudos to the new ownership/management at Napa Valley Casino. They really are doing things right and have made the room into a very friendly and pleasant atmosphere. They will have their tournament schedule out soon which is low limit/new player friendly but as well caters to more serious players as they will have $100 buy-ins. Their website should be complete soon for those that live in this area and want to know what game and tournaments are available, their url is www.TheNapaValleyCasino.com
Their location is in American Canyon, between Napa and Valleo, off of Hwy 29, you can't miss it.
Last Update: July 1, 2006, 11:16PM
June 21, 2006, 10PM:
Back in action...
Well, last night I decided to get back into poker more. I had a break for like two weeks and it was pretty interesting. I didn't even have a dream about poker.
However, I want to spend more time in the game in a particular area. And that's bonus whoring. Simply put, I'm going to be bouncing around from site to site sucking up the bonuses they offer.
I just dropped a couple hundred on Hollywood Poker for a 100% deposit bonus. I plan to play 1/2 limit to hit the goals, and move up from there as I feel more comfortable.
My existing bankroll will allow me to play 3/6, but I don't know if I'm comfortable there yet. I'd rather just burn through the bonuses.
Last Update: June 21, 2006, 10:11PM
June 16, 2006, 11PM:
I added a quickie stat helper to the "more stats" page. In case you didn't notice, above each user's performance graph is a "more stats" link. This link will break down a user's play by online/offline as well as tournament play.
Well, to make a long story short, I added a little help to this page to show how often a player is in top 10%, 25%, 50%, and bottom 50% of entrants. I was not surprised to see myself (DeDobber) right in the fricken middle of the road. I finish in the top ten percent 9% of the time and in the bottom half 47% of the time.
Hopefully you all will look better than me. Enjoy.
Last Update: June 16, 2006, 11:47PM
June 8, 2006, 1AM:
Taking a break...
I'm going to be taken a bit of a break from poker to pursue other interests. Poker tends to take up more of my free time. I might drop in once maybe twice a week to keep my head fresh in the game, but that's about it right now.
Last Update: June 8, 2006, 1:21AM