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10 April 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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It has been a very busy week and is promising to be a busy weekend.    My wife and two wonderful sons will be leaving me to visit her family in Australia on Tuesday morning, so I have been spending all the time I can with them and getting very little else done (hence no posts this week).    But with them gone for 7 weeks I will have a plethora of time on my hands.   What ever shall I do? Well first off I will be able to work alot.

Sending up the Bat-Signal

1 29 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
Well here it is Sunday again, isn't it funny how it always seem to come at the same time every week?  It has been a very tough week for Chip for a Chair.   I have been holding onto these three books for a little over a week.   It hasn't gotten so bad, I am checking my email 5-6 times a day just to see if I get a hit.   I also posted the books on a few different trade/barter websites.

Is it or is it not?

27 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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           It is the age old question, is poker a sport?  There are many arguments against it being so.   First, there is no activity.   Players sit around a table and only make minimal movements. (Usually the least amount of movement the better as not to give any tells)  Some also contend you have to have a ball or some other object to be considered a sport.

What is in a name?

25 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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"That which we call a rose   By any other name would smell as sweet"                                      Romeo & Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)      The Mouth, Kid Poker, Poker Brat, and Texas Dolly.   Mention these monikers and almost anyone can tell you who they really are.   It seems that it is almost a necessity to have a nickname.   If a player doesn't have one when they start playing, if they stick around long enough and have enough success they will get stuck with one.

Chip for a Chair Update

3 21 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
As of today it has been two weeks since I started my adventure.   When I began I was hoping that it would take off like wildfire.    Seeing myself at the WSOP seemed like a sure thing.   Just as when you have any new idea it burns in your mind like red hot embers.

If I could....

1 19 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
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In contests throughout the country, whether they are beauty, scholarship, or any other contest, contestants are often asked the same question.   "If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"  Usually the contestant gets all mushy and names either mom, dad, grandparent, Jesus, or Gandhi.   Once again on the open road of the Texas Panhandle my mind wandered.   If I could sit down with anyone for poker who would it be?       If I took poker players the list is easy.

An Amateur's Dream

3 15 March 2010 , By: Frank Willburn
Driving between towns in the Texas Panhandle I had a lot of time to think.   Over the last few years my interest in poker has peaked and waned.   I have always been a fan of the game but it seems that I go in spurts where I play a whole lot, and then play very little.   A couple of years ago I was playing in the now defunct Texas Poker League, a free bar league, and made it to two State Finals.