It has been a very busy week and is promising to be a busy
weekend. Â Â 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). Â Â But with them gone for 7 weeks I will have a
plethora of time on my hands. Â What ever shall I do?
Well first off I will be able to work alot.
If you can't find the game you love....
Sending up the Bat-Signal
Well here it is Sunday again, isn't it funny how it always
seem to come at the same time every week?Â It has been a
very tough week for Chip for a Chair. Â IÂ have been
holding onto these three books for a little over a week. Â
It hasn't gotten so bad, I am checking my emailÂ 5-6 times
a day just to see if I get a hit. Â I also posted the
books on a few different trade/barter websites.
Is it or is it not?
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Â Â Â Â It is the age old question, is poker a
sport?Â There are many argumentsÂ against it being
so. Â First,Â there is no activity. Â Players sit
around a table and only make minimal movements. (Usually the
least amount of movement the better as not toÂ give any
tells)Â Some also contend you have to have a ball or some
other object to be considered a sport.
What is in a name?
"That which we call a rose
Â By any other name would smell as sweet"
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Romeo & Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
Â Â Â Â The Mouth, Kid Poker, Poker Brat, and Texas
Dolly. Â Mention these monikers and almost anyone can tell
you who they really are. Â It seems that it is almost a
necessity to have a nickname. Â 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
As of today it has been two weeks since I started my
adventure. Â When I began I was hoping that it would take
off like wildfire. Â Â Seeing myself at the WSOP seemed
like a sure thing. Â Just as when you have any new idea it
burns in your mind like red hot embers.
If I could....
In contests throughout the country, whether they are beauty,
scholarship, or any other contest, contestants are often
asked the same question. Â "If you could have dinner with
anyone, living or dead, who would it be?"Â Usually the
contestant gets all mushy and names either mom, dad,
grandparent, Jesus, or Gandhi. Â Once again on the open
road of the Texas Panhandle my mind wandered. Â If I could
sit down with anyone for poker who would it be?Â
Â Â Â Â If I took poker players the list is
An Amateur's Dream
Driving between towns in the Texas Panhandle I had a lot of
time to think. Â Over the last few years my interest in
poker has peaked and waned. Â 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. Â 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.