The Grind and the blogger game
Sunday January 07th 2007, 4:32 am
Filed under: Bonus hunt,No-Limit Hold'em,NPRG,Pacific Poker,PokerSavvy

Tonight I finished the grind over at Pacific Poker. Wow, less than two weeks and I grinded out the 250 Comp Points which are necessary to clear the PokerSavvy (aff) bonus. Nice that I was able to do it that fast and only losing a minimum (non of my original deposit, but some of the initial signup bonus) in the process. Insane, that 250 Comp Points really means that 2500$, yes 2.5k, were wagered to get those points. Seeing that the Comp Point conversion rate is ridiculous in relation to the accumulation formula of those points – priceless (10$ wagered = 1 Comp Point, 100 Comp Points = 1$, !lol!).

After the successful completion of the bonus, I decided to take some time off, watch some tv…and “tape” the on-going blogger game while doing so. The wonders of the modern interweb…beautiful…I’ll have my very own “high stakes poker”-show to watch tomorrow…and boy…after taking a peek, it’s going to be worth watching (I only saw one hand so far and it was sick, not Gus Hansen vs Daniel Negreanu for 600k sick, but sick…let’s just say 45o flopped a full house, which was no good after pocket aces improved to a better full house on the turn!)…

I’m not in the position to publish the video, at least I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing so without asking the players involved and everything which is a little too time consuming and most players wouldn’t want it to show up anyway (?!), so I’ll probably just retell some of the hands, if any other interesting hands are in it…or maybe not, we’ll see…

On another note: as a internet player, what’s your stance on “taping” such a game? Cool, not cool?




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not sure which blogger game you mean. but, totally cool with me if i’m in it. Lucko mentioned that PXF (pokerXfactor) had a way of uploading all the hand histories for a tournament and watching it replay with the hole cards shown. i think that would be awesome.

Comment by smokkee 01.08.07 @ 6:32 pm

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I was referring to the game that is currently going on (quite regularly) at the 1$/2$ tables at FullTilt, where many of the fellow bloggers get their game on together (MiamiDon, Kat, SirWaffels before busting now, fluxer, etc etc)…so basically the “low end” version of high stakes poker…minus the high stakes and the hole came…but with extra trash talk…lol…

Comment by Ingoal 01.08.07 @ 7:03 pm