Monday, December 31, 2007

Some Love for Veneno!

I've been playing on UB lately because it has been soooo good! Take a look at the loving I received tonight:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

My Slogan

I saw a little slogan on F-Train's blog and decided to give it a try...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


This Christmas was a bit strange for me. I didn't go to the malls. Didn't participate in the frantic gift wrapping at the last minute. No shopping for presents would have made it a stress free season if I wasn't worried about other things.

EM lasted about 5 days in my residence, so that ended as quickly as it started. On a good note, he did give me the rent money for January, so I will have another month to job hunt without having to move from my apartment.

Although things have been in a bit of a downhill spiral of late. I feel that a turn for the better is just around the corner.

One of the very thoughtful gifts that I received from my family this year was a perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel and spray fragrance by philosophy called Grace. It had the following lovely message on the bottle:

how you climb up the mountain is just as important as how you get down the mountain. and, so it is with life, which for many of us becomes one big gigantic test followed by one big gigantic lesson. in the end, it all comes down to one word. grace. it's how you accept winning and losing, good luck and bad luck, the darkness and the light.

As I read these words, I realized that through of all the tests and lessons, there are a few things that have never been lost, one of them being grace.

Hope all of you had a holiday filled with love, laughter, and cheer!

Hugs and kisses to you all from the Poison...xoxoxoxox

Monday, December 17, 2007

I got my book!

I finally got my autographed copy of Phil Gordon's - The Little Blue Book. This was one of my prizes for winning the blogger Roshambo event last year. I wanted to read his book before my poker lesson.

Can the awesome Phil turn me into a profitable player?

If you haven't already heard, Bodog poker has been holding Tournaments on Tuesday nights for bloggers. Unfortunately, that is the night that I go to meetings for my business. Below is the information for anyone who is interested...

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

You Don't Have to be Good

This post is overdue I know. But now that I am fueled by some yummy Cosmos, I can release my thoughts properly.

I love being a blogger! Not because..

- I write great
- I offer such insightful poker advice
- I am funny and amusing
- I can use my blog to vent about all my personal drama

I love being a blogger because of you!

The weekend before last I had the pleasure of attending the latest blogger Vegas event. Even though my trip was only for a night, it was enough to remind me why I enjoy being a part of the poker blogger community. Outsiders will never understand how poker bloggers from all walks of life can connect in such a meaningful way.

I felt the love. The kinship. The appreciation.

My bucket was filled. It was a rejuvenating experience.

Thank you my friends! And thanks especially to the little man who wouldn't let me stay away.

So if you have been waiting to start your blog, wondering if it will be good enough. Wondering if people will read it. Coming up with other excuses not to start. Let me just say, stop waiting. You are missing out on the biggest benefit to join. You will be one of us. We will love you whether you post all the time or once in awhile. Whether we give a hoot about what you write or not. My advice to you....Just do it! Start enjoying the ride...

Friday, November 30, 2007

Rainy Days

I was reading Speaker's recent post about our LA rain and decided to share a rain song too...

I love rainy days!!!!

Who Knew?

Here are the results on reading level for my blog:

Houseboat Memories

If you have never taken a houseboat trip then check these pictures out. This is one of my all time favorite vacations, houseboat trip on Lake Mead 2004.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hosed by the Hoy

I've finally been able to play a few of the blogger games including last night's Mondays at the Hoy. Our host the Hoy took me out when we both landed trip Queens only he rivered a Boat to win the hand and end my game.

Still it was fun to play with my blogger pals.

Laters all...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Exotic Berry

Exotic Berry is my Poison of choice for the evening. It is a Bartles & Jaymes flavored malt cooler that is quite tasty. And my donation site for the evening is Poker Stars. Now that I have time and but no money, I've been playing the low limit MTTs for kicks.

Last night, I made after playing about 4 hours in a 3.30 MTT, I made a whole 7.36 (whoopeeee!!!) by finishing 30th.

I've also had fun donating at some of the recent blogger events lately. There are so many new bloggers that I don't even know. How have you guys been missing your proper orientation? Didn't anyone tell you that you must play HU with Mrs. Poison? Hit me up for a HU match already!!!!!!!!

Enjoy your evening all....

Monday, November 05, 2007

Pissing and Poker

Last Saturday night, I played at a home game that was set-up in the garage. The host asked all the guys to piss outside in the dirt and the women could go inside the house. The more I thought about it, the more disgusting it seems. And yes, I stayed and played the game anyway.

I just kept thinking that if the men are pissing outside then they are not washing their hands. Ugghhhh!!!!!!!!! So I was touching the chips and cards that were touched with hands unwashed after urinating. TOTALLY gross!!!!

Even more disturbing was the fact that people were eating pizza and chips after touching the cards and poker chips.

So I decided to do some research about hand washing. Here are some of the things I found:

Hand Washing

Hand Washing Prevents Hepatitis A Infections

Men Not Washing Hands

Perhaps I should find comfort in the comments of a fellow blogger on the subject, ..."men piss on the seat, not on their hands"

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Starr Glitter Fire

Now that I am unemployed, I have time to figure out what my Stripper name would be...

We all need a stripper name...

A. Follow the instructions to find your new name.

B. Once you have your new name, put it in the subject box and forward it to friends and family and co-workers. Don't forget to forward it back to the person who sent it to you, so they know you participated. Here goes...

1. Use the third letter of your first name to determine your new first name:

a = Chesty
b = Fantasia
c = Starr
d = Diamond
e = Montana
f = Angel
g = Sugar
h = Mimi
i = Lola
j = Kitty
k = Roxie
l = Dallas
m = Princess
n = Heidi
o = Bambi
p = Bunny
q = Brandy
r = Sugar
s = Candy
t = Raquelle
u = Sapphire
v = Cinnamon
w = Blaze
x = Trixie
y = Isis
z = Jade

2. Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your new last name:

a = Leather
b = Dream
c = Sunny
d = Deep
e = Heaven
f = Tight
g = Shimmer
h = Velvet
i = Lusty
j = Harley
k = Passion
l = Dazzle
m = Dixon
n = Spank
o = Glitter
p = Razor
q = Meadow
r = Glitz
s = Sparkle
t = Sweet
u = Silver
v = Tickle
w = Cherry
x = Hard
y = Night
z = Amber

3. Use the third letter of your last name to determine the second half of your new last name:

a = hooter
b = horn
c = tower
d = fire
e = thighs
f = hips
g = side
h = jugs
i = shock
j = cocker
k = brook
l = tush
m = sizzle
n = ridge
o = kiss
p = bomb
q = cream
r = thong
s = heat
t = whip
u = cheeks
v = rock
w = hiney
x = button
y = lick
z = juice

If you take the time to get yours, type it in the comments.


Monday, September 17, 2007

HighonPoker takes out the Poison

After surviving the another horrendous move, I was looking forward to doing battle with one of my favorite HU competitors, the one and only Jordan. If I had only known....

Jordan has a great write-up of the event, so go check it out. Congrats my friend!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Musta been the Lucky Buck!

Tonight, I was in the mood to play me some pokah! Of course, my accounts online were at a balance of zerooooooooooo. I could reload, but I've been trying to watch my spending.

Then I saw Jordan on the IM. He had $10 to return to me from the chess challenge I didn't play (which would have been a waste). He gladly sent me the $10 plus an extra buck. I foiled his plan of taking it all right back via a one on one match. We ultimately decided on playing an $11 two table SNG and sent an invite to Fluxer to join us.

The game was fun. But even better was hanging out with my buddies and enjoying some Donkalicious poker play.

Flux got screwed and busted early on with TT, vs 99 and AK. Jordan made a nice come back from a short stack. Then doubled up when he had AA vs my KQ. Then it was a race to the finish. We figured one of us would make it. I pushed with AK of diamonds and Jordan called with QQ. I hit the flop and Jordan busted on the bubble. He was very gracious and continued to cheer for me till the end when I finished second.

Great playing with ya guys!!! And don't worry Jordan, I still want that HU game....

Speaking of HU, go sign-up for HUC5 already!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Poker Fun...

It's been a while since I had a good time playing poker. But this little HU game for a $26 token reminded me of good times. A Veneno classic the chat..that is the entertaining part...

kirbaintnorooki: you are poison
yosoyveneno: yes
yosoyveneno: so beware...;)
kirbaintnorooki: a rookie
yosoyveneno: i like rookies
kirbaintnorooki: ok i am then
yosoyveneno: i like pros
yosoyveneno: i likem allllllllll
kirbaintnorooki: hahahhahahaha

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (1,530)
Seat 2: kirbaintnorooki (1,470)
yosoyveneno posts the small blind of 10
kirbaintnorooki posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Qs 7c]
yosoyveneno: mostly..i like your chips
yosoyveneno: in my stack
yosoyveneno raises to 60
kirbaintnorooki raises to 180
yosoyveneno calls 120
*** FLOP *** [2s 8c Qc]
kirbaintnorooki: u cant have em
kirbaintnorooki bets 250
yosoyveneno: oh really?
yosoyveneno raises to 1,350, and is all in
yosoyveneno: you sure?
kirbaintnorooki folds
Uncalled bet of 1,100 returned to yosoyveneno
yosoyveneno mucks
yosoyveneno wins the pot (860)

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (1,960)
Seat 2: kirbaintnorooki (1,040)
kirbaintnorooki posts the small blind of 10
yosoyveneno posts the big blind of 20
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [7h Qc]
kirbaintnorooki: not all of em
kirbaintnorooki raises to 60
yosoyveneno: eventually
yosoyveneno: they will come
yosoyveneno calls 40
*** FLOP *** [7c 8h Tc]
yosoyveneno: they like me
yosoyveneno bets 20
yosoyveneno: come
yosoyveneno: come
kirbaintnorooki: ha
kirbaintnorooki calls 20
yosoyveneno: come
*** TURN *** [7c 8h Tc] [8d]
yosoyveneno bets 60
kirbaintnorooki calls 60
*** RIVER *** [7c 8h Tc 8d] [7d]
yosoyveneno bets 1,820, and is all in
yosoyveneno: commmmmmmmmme
kirbaintnorooki calls 900, and is all in
Uncalled bet of 920 returned to yosoyveneno
*** SHOW DOWN ***
yosoyveneno shows [7h Qc] a full house, Sevens full of Eights
kirbaintnorooki mucks
yosoyveneno wins the pot (2,080) with a full house, Sevens full of Eights
kirbaintnorooki stands up

And if you haven't heard the word, HUC5 has arrived!!!!!! The price has gone up and the rules have changed, but it's HU, so how can I miss it?

If any of you donkeys need some quick HU schooling, you know who to call right? Email me at yosoyveneno at

So has anyone been wondering about me? I've been around here and there. The other night Mr. Dreamy invited me to play a Super Sat to the FTOPs Main Event with a bunch of bloggers. Even though I didn't make it, I thought it was a cool idea. Fluxer made it to the Sat, but unfortunately didn't land a seat to the main event.

I did win a $75 and $26 token this week. Not sure what to use it on.

Most of my focus lately has been on finding a new place to live. I will be enduring the ordeal of moving again the end of this month. I'm looking forward to more space. I still have way too much stuff for an apartment. The new place is 1200 sq. ft compared to my current 900 sq ft place. But more than that, here are the other cool features:

1) It is 16 minutes from work!!!!!!! (you guys know how much I always spend driving, this is gonna be heaven and who knows might even give me the chance to play some more blogger events that are wayyyyyyy too early)

2) The school district is great. It rates a 9 on the Great Schools site.

3) Did I mention 1200 sq ft for a 2 bedroom?

4) It is a single story place. (I won't miss the hearing the bed banging on the second floor. Yeah...I'm jealous!)

5) Walk in Closet!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, I need every inch.

6) Close to the Laundry room. I just take a short walk about 50 feet and I'm there. Anything to make the laundry experience more tolerable is a plus.

7) Large Patio. This one is actually large enough to put a table, BBQ, or whatever.

8) Parking spot is close to the apartment. After hauling things from parking lot to apartment..I think I will love this.

Hasta Luego all....

Monday, July 30, 2007

Finally...Neteller Funds....

The NETELLER Plc Group has announced that the distribution of funds to its US members will begin on July 30, 2007.

You are receiving this e-mail because our records reflect that you are a US member who may request funds from NETELLER. As of July 30, you will be able to make a request for funds on NETELLER’s website by signing in to your account. In the meantime, you should visit our online FAQs for more information about the distribution plan.

Please note that US members will not be able to request funds from the NETELLER website after January 26, 2008.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Me & the Mookie

I was home earlier than usual last night, so was able to join the Mookie. Although I didn't last very long, it was pretty entertaining. You know I had a good time if another blogger was making fun of me. Last night it was Cracknaces who felt the Power of the Poison in this hand... Of course, DDionysus got a good portion of my chips shortly after this hand. Enjoy the hand histories on the links above. Below are a few cut-outs of some of the comments for your enjoyment.

cracknaces (Observer): such good players here
yosoyveneno: lol...yep
columbo: where?
cracknaces (Observer): KT out of position vs re - raise weeeeeeeee donks
yosoyveneno: only donks win
yosoyveneno: weeeeeeeee
cracknaces (Observer): oh I am sure you and Waffles are HUGE winners
RecessRampage: KOD, you need to start treating these like the 26k
yosoyveneno: I play for fun
yosoyveneno: dont you know
yosoyveneno: and that is getttin more fun by the minute
cracknaces (Observer): so playing for fun = playing like a tool box.... and to think I was always having fun playing poker before

Is this what I've been missing?....

In case you've been wondering about me, I've just been playing a lot of low limit Sng's. Nothing worth writing about.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Chip and a Chair

Played another Full Tilt Satellite tonight using 300 FTP in a 9 person SNG. After a few hands, I was down to 15 chips. I came back all the way to win. Take a look at the final hand that got me 1st place.

Here is what I play next:

Still Trying

I haven't given up trying to win my seat this year to the WSOP. Here is my results for tonight in 2 of the 3 attempts I made to move forward.

This win gets me into this...

And I keep getting close on these crazy one seat games..this one was a freeroll...

HighPlains had a special 6 max event last night with a two table start of 9 players for a $40 buy-in. This is one of my favorite games, so I definitely didn't want to miss it. I finished first for $172.

I wish I could keep up with my reading of blogs. Every time I open one, I'm finding really cool things. Hoyazo monied in a WSOP event. Jordan is running a chess tournament which I am joining. And Bloggers having fun at the last WBPT in Vegas.

If anyone chats with VinNay, he needs to put up a special banner and ode to Veneno..hehe..Congrats on his win last week of the MATH.

Laters all...

Thursday, May 31, 2007

WSOP* Bound

Don't I wish...

I've been reading about the bloggers heading to Las Vegas for the upcoming WPBT and/or other events during the 2007 WSOP*. In fact, this year the gathering is being coordinated by Falstaff, one of my favorite poker bloggers. I will be with all of you in spirit. It would be awesome to read about one from our community hitting it big in a major event...

And you never know, if I get lucky on Bodog with one of their low buy-in satellites, you might just find me in Vegas after all.

Best wishes everyone!

* World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ("Harrah's"). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, Poker Poison or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Live from Los Angeles...

Some of you may have noticed that I am rarely online anymore. Aside from still being busy commuting all the time, I've been enjoying one of the perks of living in LA, playing live poker!

My most recent series of live stops started last weekend. I joined the $40 buy-in no limit game at Hawaian Gardens. This game can be a little crazy, but I was fortunate to find a table where most of the players had well over $100 in chips. You know I'm not into the details, so to make this story simple, I ended up cashing $250 ahead after 2.5 hours. Super sweet.

Next stop, the ladies tournament at the Bike. This is one of my favorite events. They usually hold a ladies event 4 times a year which includes a buffet with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. The food is great. Plus they give all of us ladies a couple of charms for a bracelet. We feel pretty special. The women are all in good moods and it is quite the social affair. I generally attend with my girlfriend Debs. In fact, I called her the night before to join me. She was interested but had no money. So I told her if I made money at HG, I would stake her for the event. I think that was partly why I was able to leave HG with money. Once I had enough to pay for both our buy-ins ($60 each), I didn't want to blow it. Upon leaving HG, I called her and told her I was on the way to the Bike to buy our entries for the next day. This way, we didn't need to rush or worry about it selling out. I did just that. Then went home.

Unfortunately, Deb's husband called the next morning to tell me they were at the emergency room. She was in pain due to gall stones and was gonna have surgery that day. The Bike was really good about giving me back my money. I was pleased that it was no hassle at all.

I was pleased with my play during the tournament. There were 133 entrants. When it was down to 3 tables, and 6 places to the money, I had about 9k in chips with 300/600 blinds and 100 antes. There were a few people as low as 2k, so my plan was to just play premium cards and not try to do anything stupid. I look down and find myself with QQ utg. I raise it up to 1800 and a short stack shoves with about 3k. She has AJ off suit. I call. She hits her A and I lose. Then a few hands later, another short stack with about 3k moves all in. I am in the bb with big slick suited. I call. She has pocket 5's and they hold. I'm crippled. I finally go in with Ax and lose. Busting in 21st place 3 away from the money. D'oh!!!

On a good note, I went staight to the $100 nl tables and made $150.

That same night is my regular home game at HighPlain's place. It was a small turn out of 6 people. I end up winning and make another $60 bucks. That win brought my league points up and I am in 2nd place with one more week to go. The way the league works is that a portion of every week's buy-in is put towards the championship event. The starting chips for that event are determined by your final standings for the 10 week league. I am generally dangerous without chips, so those boys better watch out this championship game. Cause I'm gonna be a terror....hehe.

Tuesday night, I stopped at HG again. They had a $58 shootout event with a maximum of 27 players/3 tables. I joined. While waiting, i headed to the cash game. I was doing okay and then my last hand, I limped in LP with Q9 off. I end up hitting the nut staight on the flop. A short stack in EP leads the betting and goes all-in for $61. Next player moves all-in for about $85. Then another goes all-in for over $100. I have to go all-in with my $150. I have everyone covered. The shorty ends up filling a boat when the board pairs and I end up $7 ahead. take that pot down would have been grooooovey!

I head to the shootout. Everyone starts with only 500 chips. My first big move came when I called a raise to 75 on the bb with J5 spades. An Ace is on the board along with a possible gut shot for me and a flush draw clubs. I check and he checks. The turn gives me a straight. I check. He bets. I smooth call. The river makes the club flush. I shove. He thinks for a while. Finally, calls with Cowboys and is disappointed to see he has lost all his chips to my straight. Once I had chips, I was on a roll. I ended up busting 6 of the 9 players on the table. The top 3 move to the next round. During the next round, I get a lead early again when I call in LP with K9 off. Lucky me lands a boat on the flop. The initial raiser bets all the way down and is all in by the river. Poison doubles up. Weeeeeeeeee. I had the lead for a while. Then lost 3 races in a row. Finally ended up busting in 4th place making a profit of $40. Too bad. 1st was $575.

While live play has been fun and profitable, online has not been so good. Boobie Lover helped me bust my last bit of money on Fulltilt last night. Prior to that, we were entertained doing a battle of Roshambo on UB. I'm telling you, it is a total blast. You gotta try it!

My plans tomorrow are to play the ladies super satelitte at the Bike. Wish me luck.

Aside from that, I have plans for a fun post coming up. Inspired by a new co-worker that writes riddles, I have written a poker riddle. I'm working on a special deal to go along with it, then it will be posted. Anyone out there even like riddles?

Hasta luego all.....

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Sooooooo close!!!!!!!!!

Some poker moments really suck! I could taste it. I was already picturing myself playing in the WSOP. It was mine. And then it was gone.....

I do want to play in the WSOP. It is a dream of mine. So I signed up tonight with 1000 of my stars FPP and gave it a shot. After six is the result.

Thanks to Smokkee, Fluxer, and Jessie for railing me.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Poker Source Online

If you are considering signing up for an online poker room right now, stop. Go directly to Do not pass go. DO collect free money. DO collect free gifts. DO get more bang for your poker buck.

The concept of Poker Source Online (PSO) is simple. Reward poker players for playing poker! You can go straight to an online poker site, download the software, deposit your money, and sign up yourself, and have tons of fun. But you can do all that by stopping by PSO first. You’ll get your initial deposit bonus (sometimes a better one), PLUS a free gift just for signing up. Depending on the poker room and your personal preferences, the gift could be valued anywhere from $50 to $270. And if you are not sure what you want for your gift, just defer your choice, bank “points” on the PSO website, and purchase a bigger ticket item in the PSO store later.

It really is a no-brainer. If someone told you that you could have a savings account at a bank and receive no interest or have a savings account at the very same bank and receive five percent interest, which offer would you take?

Oh, but there’s more to PSO than the free gifts. How does a freeroll tournament every week strike you? How about a five dollar poker league with $600 in added prizes every tournament, plus a total of $2,700 to the top three overall finishers? Or free money just for referring friends to PSO, friends which can get all the same goodies that you will?

The fun doesn’t stop there. PSO is the home of one of the best poker communities on the internet. The PSO poker forum now has over 60,000 members which whom you can talk about poker rooms, strategy, PSO promotions, or anything else that moves you. Add in PSO’s own chat room and poker resources, and you have everything your little poker heart desires.

Stop on by. Say hello.



Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Roshambo Anyone?

Need a change from your usual routine?

I just discovered Roshambo online at UB. It was sooooooooo fun.

You gotta try it cause it is a hoot!

Oh and if by chance you don't already have an account, check out the offer with PSO. Click here and use my YOSOYVENENO bonus code. Especially if you don't have an account with rake back. I wish I had known about that when I started. D'oh!

Okay...enjoy...let me know if you try it.

Friday, May 04, 2007

After the Rain

"When it rains, look for the rainbow."
Source Unknown

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Smokkee and Elf Rule!

A big thanks to Smokkee and LoveElf for hosting a fantastic Poker game last Saturday night. And to Blinders for coordinating the tournament.

It all started when Boobie Lover beat me HU in order to win a free dinner from yours truly. He decided to come to LA to collect this past weekend.

In preparation for his very first visit to California, Smokkee and Elf agree to open their home for an evening of poker goodness. Smokkee does a nice job of recaping the evening.

I should post a picture of the LoveElf slapping Boobies buns. He has quite the grin. But I'm gonna get to bed instead.

On the sexiest blogger front....Kat & Falstaff have been added to the list. Waffles (sexiest man) and Slb159 (sexiest woman) are still #1. Not to late to vote!

For the next category of Blogger Best, who is the most Admirable Blogger? This one will just have one list. Cast your vote here in the comment section.

Hasta luego all....

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A Good-Looking Geek?

DDJ has been trying to convince me he was a Geek. But I just didn't buy it. How could such a good-looking guy be a geek? Didn't make sense to me.

So I put him to the test. I made him take the Math Geek test.

He not only did well, he liked it!

I couldn't even get freebie number 4. Finally I just gave up.

So if math is your thing..knock yourself out.

Please tell me what the deal is with freebie number's gonna bug me if I don't know.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Waffles in the Lead

Leading in votes for the Sexiest Poker Blogger is the one and only Waffles.

Click here for the full list including pictures.

It's not to late to vote. Are you guys really going to let SLB159 pick the Sexiest Woman Blogger?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Big Game Blues

So I finally played the Big Game. I wasn't planning to but LoveElf and Al encouraged me, so how could I say no?

My final decision came only minutes before the game. Should I really risk about 1/3 of my FT bankroll on the Big Game? No time for Token Frenzies. I did win a $26 Token in a HU sng, then realized there was no HU game for the $69 token. So I paid full price.

The result.....

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Blogger Best #1 - Sexiest Poker Blogger?

Time to vote for the Sexiest Poker Blogger!

You can send me your answers via email to remain anonymous or put them in the comments.

Vote for one man and/or woman.

I will compile and post the results.

My vote goes to DDJ (Drawing Dead Jordan) pictured above.

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Good luck all!!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Nice Change

Nothing major...but it has been so long since I knew what first felt I had to share...

Luck or Skill?

If only it were a game of luck, I might be a money making player. Lately, I'm only donating. Especially any money I lay on a cash table with bloggers.

But worse than that, I have lost 4 straight HU games with Fluxer. While he has had the lead on me this year, I was never concerned about losing my lifetime victory. I mean, I had an 11 game lead on him last year how could I lose? But things aren't looking so hot. Even wine didn't help last night! Instead, I lost another 3 matches.

But today...tide has turned...

I had fresh blood to introduce to the Powers of the Poison. Anyone remember this Geek? Today he hit me up in IM for the first time. We had a very nice chat. He has been out of the poker/blogger scene for about a year (hmmm he got married about that time). See what happens when you get a life? I keep trying to warn you people. Relationships and life will interfere with poker/blogging. I'm just envious...maybe one life will be tooo rich for these things.

During our chat, I reminded him of how he blew me off in the days when he was popular and I didn't even have a blog. I was just learning the game and Waffles told me PokerGeek was a really good player. So I was complimenting him at a table on Party Poker (mmm...I do miss Party) and he types something like, "Are you done sucking up to me yet?" It was funny to remember. He was nicer to me when we met in person to play poker with other bloggers at the Hustler last year. I don't think he even remember the incident as I was a "nobody" back then...not that I'm a "somebody" now.

Today, I couldn't resist offering him a chance to play me HU. He was in an SNG, but took the offer when he busted. It was quite the battle. The match lasted 76 hands. He was in the lead early. I was down to 455 in chips when things turned around on the following hand:

Full Tilt Poker Game #2158560107: $5 + $0.25 Heads Up Sit & Go (16233475),
Table 1 - 15/30 - No Limit Hold'em - 16:03:25 ET - 2007/04/07
Seat 1: yosoyveneno (455)
Seat 2: JediMyndTrik (2,545)
yosoyveneno posts the small blind of 15
JediMyndTrik posts the big blind of 30
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to yosoyveneno [6h 4h]
yosoyveneno raises to 90
JediMyndTrik raises to 290
yosoyveneno raises to 455, and is all in
JediMyndTrik calls 165
yosoyveneno shows [6h 4h]
JediMyndTrik shows [Jd Jc]*** FLOP *** [5c 6s Qc]*** TURN *** [5c 6s Qc] [2s]*** RIVER *** [5c 6s Qc 2s] [3s]
yosoyveneno shows a straight, Six high
JediMyndTrik shows a pair of Jacks
yosoyveneno wins the pot (910) with a straight, Six

I started playing more aggressively. It was getting exciting.

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (1,250)
Seat 2: JediMyndTrik (1,750)
JediMyndTrik posts the small blind of 30
yosoyveneno posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [3c 3s]
JediMyndTrik raises to 180
yosoyveneno raises to 1,250, and is all in
JediMyndTrik has 15 seconds left to act
JediMyndTrik: god, i wanna call
JediMyndTrik folds
Uncalled bet of 1,070 returned to yosoyveneno
yosoyveneno mucksyosoyveneno wins the pot (360)

And of course more suckouts were to come....

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (1,430)
Seat 2: JediMyndTrik (1,570)
yosoyveneno posts the small blind of 30
JediMyndTrik posts the big blind of 60
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***Dealt to yosoyveneno [4c 5d]
yosoyveneno: afraid?
yosoyveneno calls 30
JediMyndTrik: more like not foolish
JediMyndTrik checks
*** FLOP *** [7h 2s 3s]
yosoyveneno: lol
JediMyndTrik checks
yosoyveneno: what did you have?
yosoyveneno bets 120
JediMyndTrik raises to 1,510, and is all in
yosoyveneno: poison power
yosoyveneno: come help
yosoyveneno: suckout
yosoyveneno has 15 seconds left to act
yosoyveneno: to
yosoyveneno: commence
yosoyveneno calls 1,250, and is all in
JediMyndTrik shows [2d 7d]
yosoyveneno shows [4c 5d]
Uncalled bet of 140 returned to JediMyndTrik
*** TURN *** [7h 2s 3s] [6c]
*** RIVER *** [7h 2s 3s 6c] [Kd]
JediMyndTrik shows two pair, Sevens and Twos
yosoyveneno shows a straight, Seven high
yosoyveneno wins the pot (2,860) with a straight, Seven high

Finally the kill....

Seat 1: yosoyveneno (2,380)
Seat 2: JediMyndTrik (620)
yosoyveneno posts the small blind of 40
JediMyndTrik posts the big blind of 80
The button is in seat #1
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Kh Qd]
yosoyveneno calls 40
JediMyndTrik checks*** FLOP *** [Qh Qs 3h]
JediMyndTrik checks
yosoyveneno bets 2,300, and is all in
JediMyndTrik calls 540, and is all in
yosoyveneno shows [Kh Qd]
JediMyndTrik shows [Th 3d]
Uncalled bet of 1,760 returned to yosoyveneno
*** TURN *** [Qh Qs 3h] [2s]
*** RIVER *** [Qh Qs 3h 2s] [Jd]
yosoyveneno shows three of a kind, Queens
JediMyndTrik shows two pair, Queens and Threes
yosoyveneno wins the pot (1,240) with three of a kind, Queens
JediMyndTrik stands up
yosoyveneno stands up

Next, I played Gordogg for the first time this year. I warned him that my Poison Power was back! He should have listened. He lost. Yes, I had to suckout to win.

Anyone wanna try to be the Cooler? Mission for Jordan?

I tuned in today to the chat with a Pro - Ben Roberts on Full Tilt. I thought some of his comments were interesting. Here are a few for your enjoyment:

Question From KingKongKK: Hey Ben, I totally agree with you theoretically
about poker being 100% skillful in the long-term. But practically does any
player ever reach the long-term in his poker career to the point where luck
plays no role whatsoever?

Ben Roberts: Good question, if you are already a winning player then the element of luck over a long period does not come in at all. We are talking about long term.

Question From ICdedmoney: Hello Ben, what edge does a good tourney pro have over an average amateur in the WSOP ME?

Ben Roberts: A good player will always have an edge over bad players whether it is a cash game or a tourny. The only difference is that with tournaments it takes a little longer for the profit to come in.

Question From Watanga: Hi Ben, just wanted to ask you how can i learn to deal with long bad runs even being a winning player? I found very frustrating those streaks and they affect my confidence,even if im putting my money in with the best hand most of the time

Ben Roberts: Visualising yourself as an overall winner before the game can be a great help in controlling your bad beats. Also remember that losing in a session or 2 is absolutley OK. Be confident in your game, concentrate on performing well.

Question From roboem: is it not that the best players are the ones with the bankroll who can play more tourneys?

Ben Roberts: The top 10% of pro players have 1 thing in common. They all
started at the bottom 10%.

Question From gambit333333: is it easy to make a living playing poker

Ben Roberts: You need passion because when you fall, which you will, your passion will energize you to move on. As long as it remains a labour of love its easy.

Question From bigbluff85: Which game in your opinion has more skill Limit Hold em or No limit Hold em?

Ben Roberts: No limit Hold'em is generally a richer and more profound game.

Question From socalsuzi: tourney play question..would you advise to start aggressively or conservatively (sit back and learn about the other players)?

Ben Roberts: I prefer to start conservatively and gather as much information as I can, for future decision.

Question From ONOTHINGO: Hi Ben. Which do you think is the highest level of
poker: the mathematical approach or using instinct and going with your gut

Ben Roberts: I would go with my instinct and my gut feelings, although a
mathematical knowledge is needed to begin with.

Question From portdeco20: pokers a game of skill. Its about playing your opponents and not your cards. Do you think this theory is correct?

Ben Roberts: Yes I do to an extent. Generally, when you know what your opponent
holds, the rest is easy.

Question From yosoyveneno: Can a non-skilled player make money long

Ben Roberts: No, they cannot. (Guess I'm dooommmmmmmmmed!!!!!!!!)

This was my first time tuning in to their Pro Chat. I thought it was pretty cool.

Want $100 free poker money online? If you aren't a already a member of PSO (Poker Source Online) then sign-up today. Just click on the Ad at the top right of my sidebar. Make sure to use bonus code: yosoyveneno . Thanks!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

No Tattoo for Me!

Thank goodness for my suckout Powers! After losing the first match, I had to suckout with K6 vs Ax to win the second. For the last game, I called with AJ s and called Jamins all-in when he shoved with K60. It will be sweet to see the "Poker Poison" name on my challenger.

Thanks Jamin for a great game and a super fun challenge. I'm looking foward to posting the Video of you getting Marked. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

Will Veneno get a Tattoo?

The match has been set. Tonight I will play Jamin from GrindorGamble. Billy has agreed to post live updates of this event on their blog. So check it out starting tonight at 10 pm EST.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Did You Miss Me?

At least one person noticed that I hadn't posted in a couple of weeks. Of course, that person knows I have had some post worthy activities happening. Below are a few highlights from what you have been missing.

I have a great time playing HU with Fluxer. Mainly cause it feels sooooo good to beat him. But it is also entertaining to see how MUCH he enjoys beating me. I'm sick, I know, cause I enjoy both. So no matter what, I have a good time. UNTIL.. it cost me major cash. For the first time, I did not enjoy losing to him soooo much. Things started out good. The other day, we were playing some 5.25 games, which is my usual against bloggers, and had a 3 to 1 lead. Then he wanted to up the stakes to $50. I agreed. And won. This put us at 20 - 20 for the year. Of course, Flux will have to give you all the details of why I got lucky and should not of won a couple of don't remember all THAT stuff. I'm a results kinda gal. After these, he suggested we play a $100 game. I actually hesitated. Then agreed. Lost. OUCH!!!!!!!!!! That did not feel sooo good.

Waffles finally played me HU this year. And LOST!!!!!!! hehehe. He was bragging about how he has been kicking ass with some of the other bloggers. But there is only one blogger that counts when it comes to HU. My question was...."Can you beat the POISON?"...the did feel good.

Drizz and I played our Omaha Hi PL Heads Up game recently too. He assumed that playing Omaha would give him an advantage over the Poison Powers. But he was sadly mistaken. Don't you know Drizz, my weakness is STUD. Thanks for playing. I know you don't even like HU. So I appreciate the good time.

Then there is Mr. Slb. He had pretty much decided not to play HU with me anymore because I don't take it seriously in his opinion. not take Heads Up seriously? Does he read my blog? Does anyone else post a chart of HU activity? thinks that, primarily because I will soooo shove the first hand even, if I get the hammer. Ironically, he has confessed to using this move recently and winning...haha. So anyway, if you recall, he had told me he would play me HU if he won the CC Heads Up event a few weeks ago. He did. But I guess even with that victory under his belt he is intimidated by the Powers of the Poison...hehe.

KGB has yet to complete our challenge. He has been waaaaayyyyyyyyy too busy with a life of all things. See why you shouldn't get a girl friend? You forget about poker! That is just wrong. It looks like someone has been messing with his blog too.

Then there is this mystery blogger who offered me a challenge to play a live game. If I lose I gotta get a tattoo of their blog. I was super thrill with the offer. But we keep missing opportunities to play. TEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a great time donating to my blogger friends at the cash game the other night. Just reading the chat with Smokkee gunning for Fluxer was amusing. As one non-blogger on the table put it, "This is better than TV". If you have never played a blogger cash game, you are truly missing a good time. It just hit me, Smoke has yet to play me HU. What is wrong with you boy? Get with the

There are a few people that I would especially like to play Heads Up:

1. AlCantHang - He tells me he will kick my butt if he plays me drunk. Bring it on Baby!!!
2. Duggle - Doug is a player I really respect. But ever since he discovered that War of Worlds game he is hard to find online. Come baaaaaaaaaaccccccccckkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!
3. Gordogg - I think I'm ready for this aggressive toker. He bested me last year, but I'm pretty sure I got his number now.
4. Snailtrax - I still feel cheated that we didn't end up Heads Up in the Vegas Blogger event. Would be fun to face you one on one!!!!!!!!
5. Up4Poker - I want a shot at winning another cool bounty from the Luckbox!
6. Mr.Bracelet - Someone have a link? What girl wouldn't wanna have one on one action with this cutie?

I've decided on the 2007 prize for finishing at the top of my NL Heads Up Challenge. A T-shirt saying "PWNED the Poison". You can play as many games as you like with me. The person with the biggest lead wins. Good luck!!!!

Here is important stuff...Mark your calendars for the WPBT Summer Classic 2007 - June 6-11 . You know I'll be there. If you are looking for a room mate. Hit me up early.

I've been traveling a bit of late. Over the last three weekends, I've been to San Francisco, Vegas, and San Diego. All you guys really care about is Vegas so let me give you a little recap.

While it was a great time with two of my good friends Gordogg and HPD, it was anything but profitable. Perhaps Mr. Braclet will be happy to know, that I don't always run HOT. Here is a breakdown:

Poker: -360
Craps: -200
Slots: -200
Blackjack: -100
Paigow: -100
Roulette: -20
Keno: -20

As you can see, I didn't win at ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!! I did have one winning session of limit poker at the Palms on the last day and made $20. Weeeeeeeeeeee.

If I had just listened to MiamiDon, he gave me a betting tip on Sunday, but I couldn't make it down to the sports book in time. I had to check out of the hotel. Next time, I need to get my priorities straight, bet first, checkout later.

On a good note, I got totally smashed on Saint Patricks and stopped just in time to avoid another Mango Tequila incident. I discovered a new drink I like, Irish Car Bombs...although, I still don't care for Guiness alone.

Last and most importantly, I somehow missed Kat's Birthday celebration. Hope you had a good time girl friend!!!!!! Guess I better get to reading some blogs and keep up with the current events.

Hasta luego all....

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Poker Poison's 2007 HU Challenge

I've been on quite a losing run with online poker lately. In the past, when I had these runs, I could always turn to my HU games for fun. At worst case, I would usually break even.

But now, even Heads Up has taken a turn for the worse. Fluxer, of all people, has found my number. Keep in mind, he has seen me play more HU games than anyone and has actually played me more than anyone. Plus, he has had the advantage of watching me play others with the insight of getting to know what I have and how I play. I of course have the same kinda advantage of knowing his game. I do give him credit for one thing, he didn't give up. There are some who couldn't handle playing me anymore. Who actually told me, never again. The torture was too Flux on the other hand was persistent. After being humiliated last year with the worst record, he still came back for more.

I'm not sure there is any other blogger who seems to get as much satisfaction out of beating me in HU. Hearing his sheer delight is almost worth the whipping. Almost!

Congrat Flux, for moving to the top of the HU challenge for 2007. Now, it seems you are more than capable of handling the Power of the Poison. I still find it hard to believe you have a 5 game lead on me. I'm starting to feel pwned by Fluxer. Ohhhhhhhhhhh noooooooo!!!!!!!!!

I've decided to offer a reward for the 2007 HU leader. I will think about the reward. Open to suggetions. But whatever it is, it will be engraved with "Poker Poison's - 2007 HU Champion".

Now, who wants some?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

HU is in the Air

First and foremost, BoobieLover has officially opened his HU challenge. If you want a shot at free drinks at the next blogger event, go sign-up NOW!

Next, CC hosted a HU event this evening for bloggers. Somehow this event occurred without a special advance warning invite to the Poison. I never get home for this kinda stuff unless I make a special effort. (i.e. get to bed early the night before, get to work early, and beat my usual horrid traffic ridden drive home). Congrats to Steve who won this event. You made me proud my friend!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Live HU Challenge

Remember this challenge......

i have a HU challenge for you... 2 actually... my blog teammate lives in LA... wants to challenge you to a best of 5, LIVE heads up match... the loser has to get a temporary (henna) tatoo of the other's blog name while the winner gets to post video of said loser getting the tattoo in shame... im interested in a best of 5 online for an as yet undetermined prize... let us know if you're interested

I finally got a call yesterday from the local blogger making arrangements for our LIVE HU match tomorrow night. I do not care for tatoo's so this is one match that I don't wanna lose.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

This is How to Get Free Drinks

I'm sure everyone has been wondering what is happening in Veneno's world..haha

Can you say Heads Up? Oh yeah! Still playing HU. Still having fun!

I owe you an update on a few of these exciting events.

First and foremost, a little midget finally got the best of me. After pwning him in 2006 with a record of 9 and 0 (*he did win our very first match when I kept pushing all in because I didn't realize it was him, so I threw that score out). These matches were never on my chart prior to now. Admittedly, he was drunk during most of our matches. This year, I had to nudge him into our first match. He was willing, but on one condition, we had to up the stakes from our usual $5.25 games to $50. He won. I could hear the glee in his voice. At that point, I was actually happy he got me once. Once was okay. And I was having a complete blast playing and chatting and just enjoying his delightful company. Then on to match 2. He was willing to drop the stakes back down, but I was not. So we played another $50 game. He beat me again. This was not okay. How could I lose? He was my sure had to play one more. This time I did agree to drop it down to a $20 game. He won. And so the I lost my undefeated status against the blogfather. Bummer!!! Congrats Iggy. Despite losing, I had a fantastic time as always. Iggy now leads the pack with the best HU record vs the Poison for 2007.

If there was one blogger I could aggrevate more than any other in 2006, it was this youngster. I would taunt him endless about our HU matches. Use it as proof that I was a better player (haha...I knew it had no weight - but it was fun...hehe). He had the worse score (poor thing...he didn't know about Iggy-maybe that would have made him feel better). He of course thought HU was all about luck and no merit should be place on a specific skill or edge in HU. This year, he has played me more than any other blogger. He is the one ASKING ME to play. I think he has actually been turned on to this game. And even more amazing, he admits (perhaps not publicly) that I have helped him improve his HU game. While he is not leading, he is holding his own against me. We are 10 and 10. And I must say, our games now are always a challenge. I must find me a new sure thing!

My marathon HU challenge with KGB continues slowly. We did get in one game last month. It was our first match without Stud (I suck at Stud), so I finally showed him the Poison Power! Felt good to finally take a match.

Now for the most entertaining HU challenges for 2007. I have already had 2 challenges this year with the BoobieLover. The first, we were discussing terms for a bounty on a 1 game challenge. I said, "How about the loser buys the winner dinner". He thought I was joking and reminded me he was only halfway accross the nation from me. I then informed him that the bounty would be paid at the next blogger event we attended. I've been trying to get this guy to come out to an event like he should! He agreed. And had a few more questions, "How lavish of a dinner are we talking here? Like expensive wine and shit too? Do I have to wear a suit at this dinner?" I said yes to all of the yeah, that sounded SWEET!

So with the terms set, we played our match. We were talking on the girlie chat and having an entertaining time, as only HU matches with the Poison can be. He won. I felt like such a loser. Now I have to have a date with this good-looking, blonde, blue-eyed, intelligent sweetheart with a voice that would knock your socks off! I'm such a loser..hehe. If only I were 10 years younger!

Now here is where you learn about getting free drinks at a blogger event. Our next challenge was a best of 3. The bounty, free unlimited drinks at the winter blogger event. Now with this kinda reward, I had to put forth my best effort. No fun and games. This was for a weekend of booze! We played two matches. I won. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm always so bad with details but I do remember a few things aside from winning. Our second game was my longest game ever. It went 118 hands. What a pain! Duration is not one of my strong points. I tend to get impatient and make mistakes. We went back and forth a few times in this match. I finally set him up when I played 34 suited and hit a staight on the flop. We checked the flop. And he lead the betting on the turn. I smooth called. And we were all in on the river. He still had some chips left at this point. So on our final hand. I called his all in and hit my straight flush. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Unlimited drinks for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

We still have details to work on, but the bottomline is that BoobieLover is gonna take on 5 challengers to get his own drinking sponser. I think this is a really cool idea. If anyone is interested in lining up some matches with other bloggers to pay for Blogger Event drinks, let me know, and I will be happy to make the arrangements.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Poker Poison

On that Fateful Night,
Playing Party Poker Fish,
I met a lovely lady,
Much nicer than could wish

Veneno loves the suckout,
Coming from behind,
But masked in the Poison,
Is a great Poker Mind

Sexy and Defiant,
Fiery as can be,
What is one to do,
When her spell is cast on thee?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Double Date

Steve did the honors last night of hooking me up with CC for a HU challenge. CC had been waiting a long time to face the Poison, so how could I turn him down when he suggested that we play?

As is customary, we first had to negotiate terms for a bounty. Since my girls were waiting to watch a movie, I suggested that any reward be for their benefit. They are fond of a Disney actor by the name of Corbin Blue, so for my prize, I would get a couple of magazines with Corbin Blue should I be the victor in our best of 3 series. CC wanted to have some munch a crunch or something like that. I might need more

We played our matches. And CC took me out on the first match when he called with AT vs my AK. I knew it was bad when I had the better hand. I don't remember the details of the second match. I just know I looooooooooossssssssssssstttttttttttttttttttttt!! So not only does CC win his first HU challenge with me, but I have yet to beat him, and he moves to the top of the 2007 list. Congrats CC.

To make me feel better, he sent some pictures of his absolutely adorable boys and suggested we set up our kids for a Double Date. Too funny!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Not My Style

My apologies for posting about the HU challenge with Serg. I did not wish him any harm, and it wasn't my intention to get into a humiliation bashing. Thanks for everyone's support, but I'd like to stop the tailspin here.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Whose Got Game?

I've gotten two very interesting Heads Up offers.

The first one from Billy is very cool and creative. I immediately accepted. In case you didn't see it in my comments section, here it is:

i have a HU challenge for you... 2 actually... my blog teammate lives in
LA... wants to challenge you to a best of 5, LIVE heads up match... the loser
has to get a temporary (henna) tatoo of the other's blog name while the winner
gets to post video of said loser getting the tattoo in shame... im interested in
a best of 5 online for an as yet undetermined prize... let us know if you're

The second from X, not so cool...Let's put this to a vote. I will let my readers decide my fate.

Should I take the following challenge from X, who is apparently STILL trying to find ways to stop me from playing ONLINE poker:

so your a HU pro lets see what you got. I say i will smoke you so lets play
for real. race to 5 if you got any poker guts at all. if i win you never play
online poker again. if you win name your price. tic toc tic toc do you have game
or just all talk behind a picture of some other girl. post this challenge on
your site!!!

To place a vote just put a comment on this post with YES/NO to take the challenge. You can also offer up a suggested response to this proposal.

By the way, my loyal readers knew that picture wasnt of me. It was just for fun. But now it is time to get into Pure Poison mode to kick butt on my HU matches. With that in mind, meet my new Latrodectus mactans.

Here is a little descriptive about her...

The adult female Latrodectus mactans is 2-3 cm long and has a body length of 2-3
cm. It received this name (red-back spider) because of the distinctive red
stripe on its abdomen. The male is seldom seen because the female eats him after
mating. That is where the name “black widow” comes from. The male is about four
times smaller than the female and is less dangerous. Besides the reddish
hourglass-shaped design, it often has four pairs of reddish stripes on the sides
of the abdomen

Looking forward to the responses.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

2007 HU with Veneno is in Full Swing

It's a new year and the HU matches are in full swing.....

Everyone wants to make it on to my 2007 HU chart. This week I got to play two of my favorite HU competitors, Jordan from HighonPoker and Weak_Player.

Jordan and I have set our challenge for a best of 5. Winner will receive a poker T-shirt. So far we are one and one.

Since I still owe Weak those bloody cookies, we did not wager any new bounties. Our match was my longest so far this year, 73 hands, yikes!!!!! My luckbox reputation is ALIVE!

If you been on the fence about challenging me, get off, come join the fun!!!

Friday, January 26, 2007

I know my Bible

This is really bad...I bet Waffles a buck that I could beat his score..just cause I knew I could...

You know the Bible 95%!

Wow! You are awesome! You are a true Biblical scholar, not just a hearer but a personal reader! The books, the characters, the events, the verses - you know it all! You are fantastic!

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vanquished by Veneno

Starting from behind at 1 and 2 didn't stop me from Vanquishing the mighty VinNay. Our last two matches were true battles. He definitely made me work to get this victory with the first match going 55 and second 35 hands. No quickies with him. But the best part is that I collect another bounty. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! Keep a look out for a new banner and ode to Veneno on his site.

I also played in a 4 person HU shootout yesteday and won.

After receiving my cute little Bonsai from CJ, I realized it was time for me to pay up on some of my own bounties.

Trip finally received the Personalized Silver Velvet lined card holder that I owed him. I got this IM from him today:

i just wanted to tell you i got something in the mail this morning.

I think he liked it.

Another package finally went out to Jordan with his Copag cards.

There is still one bounty that I owe. Those bloody cookies!!!! Weak is gonna be out here in LA during the month, so I just might have to get to baking. Check his recent post about dropping the Hammer on Fuel! Another good reason for me to pay Weak is that the receipt of my bounty from Garth is contingient on me paying Weak. How did that happen?

Speaking of bounties, I have yet to collect my CD from Gary. He brought it with him to Vegas intending to give it, but somehow managed to misplace it! I WANT MY

I also should be receiving a set of cards from TanOrpheus.

If you haven't hit me up for a HU match do it! What are you waiting for? Just send me an email or catch me on IM. It's sure to be a good time. And someone will get a cool bounty. Doesn't get much better than that!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Give me some V's

I got a few Vs to share with you....

First KGB got me in what he calls his Vendetta match. I think he wrote it up nicely. It's true, I suck at Stud. But I have a feeling that I will improve before this series is done. Thus far, I am 0 for 2 in our 15 match challenge. Despite my loss, I've been enjoying the conversations and witt of this super young and challenging player.

Second, VinNay has officially made it onto the Veneno HU Chart. If you haven't check out all they new charts, please take a peak when you get a chance. I don't remember much about the first match other than the fact that he won. After this, I decided to give him a taste of my wicked aggression. In the final hand, I pushed with the nut flush, he called. I can't blame him after I had showed a few stone bluffs with all-in moves. On the final match, I hit my straight on the river, but lost because the same card gave him a bigger straight. Doh! Congrats VinNay!

Also, make sure and read his post "January kicks me in the Junk". I found it to be very entertaining. But even better, were the comments left by Jo.

Third, V is for "Victooorryyyyyyyyyyyy!" I played in a Super Satellite to the 750K guaranteed on FT. In order to win my seat, I had to beat 62 other players. Because there could be only one winner, I played a bigger range of hands and was highly aggressive. Once I moved into second place, I slowed down a bit and picked my spots more carefully. It was sweet to say the least. So I will play the 750k Satellite this Sunday at 12:30 pm PST and then with any luck, I will be in the big game at 3 p.m. PST.

Hasta luego all.............

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

FT Cash...gotta love it

This is why I'm loving the FT cash games....
Full Tilt Poker Game #1618932577: Table Bizet (6 max) - $1/$2 - No Limit Hold'em - 3:39:24 ET - 2007/01/17
Seat 1: sexy_husband ($197)Seat 2: imrussian ($197.30)Seat 3: bettingonit ($134)Seat 4: yosoyveneno ($144)Seat 5: jwkinca ($165.80)Seat 6: ackaboy ($154.85)

jwkinca posts the small blind of $1
ackaboy posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Ks Kc]
sexy_husband folds
imrussian folds
bettingonit calls $2
yosoyveneno raises to $9
jwkinca foldsackaboy calls $7
bettingonit calls $7
*** FLOP *** [7d 2c Qc]
ackaboy checks
bettingonit checks
yosoyveneno bets $20
ackaboy calls $20
bettingonit folds
*** TURN *** [7d 2c Qc] [6d]
ackaboy checks
yosoyveneno bets $115, and is all
inackaboy calls $115
yosoyveneno shows [Ks Kc]
ackaboy shows [Jh Js]
*** RIVER *** [7d 2c Qc 6d] [4d]
yosoyveneno shows a pair of Kings
ackaboy shows a pair of Jacks
yosoyveneno wins the pot ($295) with a pair of Kings
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $298 Rake $3Board: [7d 2c Qc 6d 4d]
Buy-in of $80...Cashout $298
Here is a recap of 2007 Sessions so far...

Now for the HU update. I lost another match to KGB today. Instead of going in order, I felt like getting one of the Stud games out of the way. Ugggggghhhh. I just don't like Stud at all. Congrats KGB! That's 0 for 2 so far.
Lastly, I've finally had a chance to play in some of the blogger events. Had a great time Monday in the Hoy. And donked it up good tonight in the WWDN 2nd chance.
Hasta Luego....

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Time to Track

It's time to start tracking my poker activity. I've done it before and found it to be valueable. I went back to the free tracking site, Poker Dominator (recommended to me by Tripjax) to start inputting my sessions for this year. I've only entered a few sessions and will need to get back to it later.

I'm just going back for sessions in 2007, so that I can track my results for this year. Some of the things that I'm interested in knowing are the following:

1) Net profit/loss for the year
2) What games are most profitable
3) What sites are the most profitable
4) Hourly rate on cash games
5) Online versus Live play comparisons

Of specific curiosity - How much money do I spend getting those bloody tokens? You know the ones that have never resulted in any profit. What is percentage win/loss on those same token SNGs? I think I'm due for a win!

What I can tell you without even entering the information, I'm up this year. Even with the loss of $250 on that blogger cash game, I'm still ahead for 2007. Most of the profit has come over the last week. I've played about 7 sessions of 1/2 nl 6 max ring games. Made money in 5 of the 7. The net profit for those 7 sessions is $380.

No offense to my blogger friends, but I'm avoiding cash games with you guys. Whenever I get on a blogger table, my donkey mind set kicks in. For me personally, I know it is a -EV scenerio.

I will keep you posted. Cause I'm sure you guys are all soooo interested in how im doing...haha

Also, Tommy just for you...I will get a picture of the my new little baby Bonsai. You guys wanna help me name him?


Thursday, January 11, 2007


I have been working a lot of long hours which is cutting into my poker time..ugghhh. The beginning of the year is pretty busy. And I've been under a lot of pressure to get everything done.

To make matters worse, I when I brought my girls home last night, they soon started feeling sick. Any doubts I had about deciding to get two restrooms disappeared. I had one barfing in each toilet. It was a sleepless night.

This is the kinda day when you really need a little something special. And thanks to a super terrific blogger, I got just that!

I was sitting at my computer working in my front room when I heard someone knocking at my door. This is extremely rare. It was the UPS man with a delivery. Hmmmm. Sweet! Wow a package for me?

Excitedly I opened the card first. Who would send me something?

This is what it said:

Besting the Luckbox isn't easy.

Now I knew. It was my bounty reward for beating CJ in our HU challenge. Awesome. So I opened the package and found the cutiest little bonsai tree. I loved it. It was just perfect.

Thanks CJ for making my day. That is the best bounty that I have received. I definitely can't wait to beat your butt again...hehe

See guys...that is why HU and bounties are so much fun. You might just get something special on a day when you really need it.

Hasta luego all...

Saturday, January 06, 2007

The Donkey Experiment

It was inevitable that I would have a donkey session this year. So why not get it out of the way early?

This week I joined one of the blogger cash games you may have been reading about at the 1/2 NL table. Weak_player was generous enough to leave the table and give me the opportunity to sit. The bloggers I played with included Waffles, MiamiDon, Mr. Dreamy, TroubleCat, PokerNome, Fuel55, Zeem and Fluxer. I think I forgot someone...

Blogger games for me are generally a temptation I cannot resist. Understand that one of my primary reasons for playing is for the social aspect. But this blogger table was no social affair. These guys were out to get each other and I was just wasting a seat.

I generally buy-in short in order to limit my risk. A fun about for me to donk of is in the $50 range. But this night, I did not limit my risk to a "fun" range.

My first buy-in was for $69. I lost most of this to MiamiDon, when I bet into his nut boat. Sweet!

Then I bought in for another $60. Donk!

By now I was not very pleased (Poison tilt). The stubborn side of me took hold and I placed the balance of my FT bankroll on the table, $120. This sum dwindled gradually until I had about $80 to donate to one of the bloggers (Zeem I believe) in my final donk style move. Instead of making a move on the flop or the turn. I called him down with a flush draw and pair and lost to a pair of tens when none of my outs hit.

After busting out, I realized the following:

* I was out powered (being a short stack for all sessions)
* Outplayed (definintely not playing my best)
* Unlucky (my flops were not hitting and I did not suckout)
* Not having fun

I had one my first SNG of the year the night before on a $50 table made $170 profit. And earned $176 profit the week before on a cash game. These were nice scores for me. But in the end, donating this profit on the Blogger table, was not worth it.

I will chalk this up as a lesson learned.

Last night when Waffles and Mr. Dreamy tried to entice me into making another donation, it was easy for me to say - NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I still have a few hundred on Stars and money on Neteller to play. Think I'm gonna stick with HU for my entertainment. And get back to my SNGs for building.

Hasta luego all!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


The Poison Power is back with a fury! I think this is gonna be a good year.

Today's head up event started on UB with a random player redraptor77. We played a total of 4 matches before he declined to play. Results: 3 and 1

Then it was Ingoal's lucky day. Not lucky in terms of his beating the Poison, but he finally got to have his shot at some one on one action. Our first match was the typical NL Holdem. It was a fine match. You just know it's gonna be good when your first hand is the hammer! I bet 200 with blinds at 20 and he folded. Woo hoo! With the hammer drop out of the way. We were off and running. We swapped the chip lead midway. I got it back. Then finally, took him out after 56 hands in Poison style...see below:

Seat 1: Ingoal (220)
Seat 2: yosoyveneno (2,780)
Ingoal posts the small blind of 25
yosoyveneno posts the big blind of 50
The button is in seat #1*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [3c Ah]
Ingoal raises to 220, and is all in
yosoyveneno calls 170
Ingoal shows [Ad Qh]
yosoyveneno shows [3c Ah]
*** FLOP *** [Ks 3h 2s]***
TURN *** [Ks 3h 2s] [Qc]
*** RIVER *** [Ks 3h 2s Qc] [3d]
Ingoal shows two pair, Queens and Threes
yosoyveneno shows three of a kind, Threes
yosoyveneno wins the pot (440) with three of a kind, Threes

Then, Ingoal tortured me with a PLO8b match! I'm sure I never played this HU, perhaps with Drizz. He likes to torture me too. But with Drizz at least it was short and sweet. This Omaha match kept going and going (41 hands of Omaha to be exact). I kept hoping the game would change. Before the match..I called out for a "double dose" of the Poison Power to ensure my victory. Incidently, I took down a nice post with a 72 in the mix of my cards.

Then it was time for some RAZZTASTIC. It was wild, fast, and crazy. And despite my good call on the final hand. Ingoal finally got a piece of me.

I had a blast Ingoal! Looking forward to the remaining games....

Make sure and check out all the new 2007 HU charts! Wow...a lot of charts...

Hi Ho Hi Ho..Head Hunting I will go....weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Sign up early

It's a new year! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

A few hours into the New Year and I get an IM from my pal TrumpJosh. He blew away his blog again, so don't bother trying to click his link. This time I think it might be for good. But he will always be a special blogger to me. Some of you may remember that it was because I wanted to leave a comment on his blog that I started my blog. He restricted comments to bloggers. And I was not gonna let that get in my way of leaving a remark. Waffles was my inspiration to actually publish content and share this thing with the world. I figured if he could do it. So could I. haha!

Okay, so back to my story. Josh IM's me. He says he could put some money online for the sole purpose of playing me HU. Now unlike many of you, he pwn's me at HU. Yeah, I really hate to admit it, but it's true. So for Josh, starting his new year playing HU with me is an automatic ego boost for him. He is sure to be happy.

Not being one to turn down a HU opportunity even against my ultimate rival, I agree. I end up being getting in a match with someone else first because Josh screwed up! The donk gets lucky on me after I set a trap with my flopped straight. Runner runner for him and he hits a flush!

Josh beats me the first match. I win the second. And he wins the final. Hearing his laugh was well worth the sacrifice. Call me silly. But if by losing I bring sheer delight to a pal, then I am pleased too. That is why playing with voice is the only way.

And then to make myself to feel even better, I figure I must play the one person that I'm sure to beat. ...hehe...Flux (aka DP)...He owed me a match. And it was good to know...I still pwn him. Weeeeeeeeeeee.....That felt good. Especially since I smack talked the entire session. Starting with..."Are you sure you can handle this"..."Will you be okay WHEN you lose"...etc.

And then for the match I've been waiting for. I'm kinda glad it didn't start until the new year. I had my first match with KGB this morning. Our challenge will consist of the following:

2 Seven Card Stud
2 Omaha
2 Omaha 8/OB
2 Razz

We will tackle these in reverse order.

I agreed to wake up at a ridiculously early hour just to start our challenge today. It was worth it.

The HORSE match was a good one. We made it through all the games and were on our second cycle when it finished. I was pleased just to survive the stud games which I loath. In the end, he was the victor. If he chooses, I'm sure you will get better details from him. I remember the experience and bottomline results.

But better than the match. I got to know a really smart and interesting person who enjoys a challenge just as much as myself.

So if you are game, get signed up for some HU fun with the Poison while the list is short. The 2007 HU chart has officially opened!