Sunday, December 21, 2008


“People seek within a short span of life to satisfy a thousand desires, each of which is insatiable.” - Oliver Goldsmith

I could be happy with satisfying about 10 of my desires. Maybe

Thursday, October 16, 2008


It's been awhile since I got excited about any of the games offered online. Lately, I've been playing more live poker than online which isn't a bunch either.

But today my curiousity got to me when I saw a new game type on Full Tilt called the "Matrix".

Then I read about the format and got interested.

My next quest...Dominatrix!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Time for Tools??

Every once in a while I think about improving my game by reading strategy books and using software tools. I've read a few chapters in books and downloaded software, but then I come back to reality where I know my poker activities are more for the social aspect. I really don't want to work that hard at it. It's fun. But how cool would it be to find a tool that was fun and easy to use and keep my primary focus on chat and entertainment while playing poker?

I think I might have found a Poker Odds Calculator that is just that. I like the layout, the colors, and the information is good too.

And if I'm on a bad run or bored, the Poker Listings site is a great resource for getting a "pulse" on what is happening in the Poker World. Just in one page you can get some very interesting stats. Personally, I love clicking on the profiles of the Pros to see the pictures.

If you decide to use the calculator, please let me know what you think.


Monday, September 01, 2008

OCPT - Next Stop Laguna Beach

The OCPT (Orange County Poker Tour) has really been putting together some fun events. The next tournament is scheduled for this coming Saturday night. Below is a little cut-out from the invite:

This event will be the standard $20+ Rebuy structure, except there will be a mandatory double buy-in for $40 to start...This is expected to be one of the largest OCPT special events ever, with the largest prize pool to date, so don’t miss it.

This will be a sat. game. there is a pool and kitchen so everyone is welcome to bring swim trunks. if the event goes past 10pm we will have to move to my house which has ample room for a final table plus I would think that cards in the air at 4pm would work for this schedule. I will also bring the grill down to the pool for anyone one who wants to bring something. I will provide sodas and light snacks. alcohol is not a problem but I would like to keep any ruckus to a minimum. this will be a BYOB and BYOM that's bring your own meat to grill I will bring down condiments

I've played with the host for the game above and his lovely wife at a new home cash game that has been running in Huntington Beach. He is a tough competitor and usually makes out nicely at these games. I have been holding my own making a profit for the last 3 games at $80, $10, and $37. Not a lot mind you, but this is a $40 buy-in with a enjoyable crowd. One of the guys at the game is training to be a bartender, so I've been letting him practice on me...hehe

Home games are the best!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Borgata Bound

I will be going to Borgata in September thanks to the good Dr.Pauly. Wow...5 years! Happy Blogger Birthday...

All about me

Don't we all like to be noticed, appreciated, admired, and loved?

All about me! It might not be yet, but it definitely should be about me. Not in every aspect of life, but in relationships, the woman should be #1. I expect to be respected, appreciated, and treasured.

Here is a link to some good advice on "How to Treat a Woman"...

I was delighted today to find my blog recognized on The Million Dollar Blog.

Tonight I will be attending the next OCPT stop in Huntington Beach. Should be fun!

Have a great day all!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I had a damn good time at Smokkee's hosted event for the OCPT. This despite the fact that I did not cooler or suckout on Smokkee as has been the case in our prior meetings on the live felt. Last year I landed Quad Js vs his boat.

Lil Elf
makes these events the bomb with her munchies including meatballs, toasted bagles and all the fixings (my choice the pizza baggle mmmm cheese), along with veggies, cheese & crackers, chips, ohhhhhhhhhh, and lots of boooze! For those not interested in keg of beer (that would be me) there was wine and mixed drinks. I opted for Elf's suggestion of Amaretto Sour, which hit the spot perfectly.

Blinders did an excellent job as usual on running the event. I would watch his blog for a recap of his hands at the final table versus Smokkee. He was set on winning the Charger Tickets bounty on Smokkee's Head. By the time it was down to 4 people Smokkee swore that just to spite him, he would lose it to Russ the Accountant, the only person at the game who didn't want the tickets. Which was in fact what happened. It was all highly entertaining. Lastly I must thank him for the cool jams which I enjoy throughout the event.

My starting table included Blinders and the following:

Russ - one of my pals from the Tustin Rounders (the poker crew from HighPlains home games. I sure do miss him.) He was much more tan that usual from his recent days at the beach.

Russ - the accountant that I met last year at Smokkee's. Might have been the only person not to drink (because of a limitation which could result in his death).

Drew - one of the OCPT Tour members. I have played a few times with Drew and his girlfriend Christina, winner of last year's event, who was seated at the other table. They are both good players.

Mike - one of the OCPT Tour members. He was cracking us up with his "acting" and gestures during the game. He was the "over-thinker" of the night. At the final table with Elf, we were waiting for a long time for Elf to act on her hand after Mike essential put her all-in. The board had a KQxxx. He was making his faces and reached and tilted his cup for a drink only to find nothing was left. All of us at the table chuckled. He was getting squirmy with all the waiting and Elf was staring at him looking confused. We all thought she was trying to study him for a read, when she was thinking he hadn't acted and was wondering why it was taking so long. Finally, Drew spoke up and said, "I know she is the hostess and all, but can we get a clock?" Once she realized it was her turn to act, she responded immediately with, "I'm all-in". The cards were shown with Elf having AJ spades and Mike with 88. And the little Elf was out.

At the 2nd table there was...

Smokkee - our host was kind enough to give us some white Bodog caps and black Bodog T-shirts. Thanks my friend for an awesome night!

Lil Elf - the hostess with the mostest. I had to disappoint our hostess and not get completely smashed and stay the night, since my secret boyfriend was pestering me to leave the party. To make up for it, Elf and I have agreed to plan a girls night and make sure to turn off my cell. Thanks for making the event super duper!

Christina - this woman can play the game. She is a tough competitor. Her and Drew play in a few poker leagues. She played one of the $1500 events this year by winning a $300 sit-n-go. I wouldn't be surprised to see her cashing in a major event.

Al - the luckbox from our Tustin Rounders crew. When I walked into the game (late as usual), he had already won the first 5 hand that were deal. Which he boastfully made sure to tell me.

I don't remember who else was there....

All 3 woman made it to the final table, but none of us cashed.

I left when it was HU with Blinders and Russ the account still at it.

3rd - Drew
4th - Smokkee
Bubble boy - Mike

A few hands before my bust, I was up against Smokkee, me with KQ clubs and Smokkee with pocket jacks. The flop came with 2 clubs and an A. He checked to me and I insta-shoved. Smokkee threw in his cards face up and said I fold and some other commentary that I don't remember. I only mention this because of my sick delight at causing any frustration on players I respect. So my mission was accomplished and for this I am satisfied. He would get even later.

The highlight of Smokkee's evening was taking down the Poison! We were at 30 / 60 blind level with my stack right about 10 times the blinds. He was seated in the cut-off position and bet 200. Players behind folded and I shoved in the bb with A3. He called with AK. The board didn't save me and I was out.

I agree with EasyCure's comment, Smokkee next time make the annoucement sooner and bring some of our neighboring bloggers to California!

Hasta luego all....

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Things I'm Bummed About...

I rarely play MTTs anymore and less poker than I used, but don't you get bummed when you play hours and hours only to bust just prior to the final table?

Making it even worse was how I busted, yes I screwed up....

Full Tilt Poker Game #7105820650: $5 + $0.50 Tournament (53909905), Table 6 - 800/1600 Ante 200 - No Limit Hold'em - 4:27:46 ET - 2008/07/06
Seat 1: hu410 (39,925)
Seat 2: yosoyveneno (25,484)
Seat 4: hoggznposse (16,148)
Seat 5: LuckyJake10 (16,310), is sitting out
Seat 7: imsmokie (50,128)
hu410 antes 200
yosoyveneno antes 200
hoggznposse antes 200
LuckyJake10 antes 200
imsmokie antes 200
hu410 posts the small blind of 800
yosoyveneno posts the big blind of 1,600
The button is in seat #7
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [5c Qc]
hoggznposse folds
LuckyJake10 folds
imsmokie raises to 3,200
hu410 has 15 seconds left to act
hu410 folds
yosoyveneno calls 1,600
*** FLOP *** [Th Ac Kc]
yosoyveneno bets 8,200
imsmokie raises to 16,400
yosoyveneno calls 8,200
*** TURN *** [Th Ac Kc] [5s]
yosoyveneno checks
imsmokie bets 6,400
yosoyveneno calls 5,684, and is all in
imsmokie shows [Kh 9d]
yosoyveneno shows [5c Qc]
Uncalled bet of 716 returned to imsmokie
*** RIVER *** [Th Ac Kc 5s] [2h]
imsmokie shows a pair of Kings
yosoyveneno shows a pair of Fives
imsmokie wins the pot (52,368) with a pair of Kings
yosoyveneno stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 52,368 | Rake 0
Board: [Th Ac Kc 5s 2h]
Seat 1: hu410 (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 2: yosoyveneno (big blind) showed [5c Qc] and lost with a pair of Fives
Seat 4: hoggznposse folded before the Flop
Seat 5: LuckyJake10 folded before the Flop
Seat 7: imsmokie (button) showed [Kh 9d] and won (52,368) with a pair of Kings

On Friday the 13th...
I called Ford to pick-up my Van because I couldn't afford the payments. Fortunately, my family was able to let me use a vehicle until I have one of my own.

My attorney called the same day to congratulate me on my Divorce being final.

On a good note...

The cashier at the Trader Joe's asked for my id when I bought the to buck Chuck bottle of Zinfandal.

This was not suppose to be my life at 42...I mean 24...haha

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Another Year

Still in my horizon, but not looking like this year is the chance to play in a WSOP event. I thought 2008 would be the year!

It has been a rough year so far. I feel blessed to have a job, a roof over my head, and food on the table. For a while I thought I would end up living with my parents...ughhhh!!!!!!!!!

Absent is the luxury of live poker play and the weekly games with the TustinRounders. I sure do miss that!

I still find entertainment in the lower limit sngs on Stars and Full Tilt. But the games are in the $2-5 range. Still it was amusing to find out that my current sharkscope status is HOT! meaningless at the levels I'm playing.

This coming weekend a few bloggers will head to Vegas for another WPBT. Call me for the dial-a-shots and I will be ready to celebrate with you guys.

For coverage on the WSOP, make sure an visit Pauly's blog.

Hasta luego all...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

OUCH..ePassporte Discontinues US Poker Deposit Services

I tried to make a small withdrawal today from epassporte and it was cancelled. It seemed very odd. After talking with a friend, I did some searching on the internet and found this....

ePassporte Discontinues US Poker Deposit Services

That is sooooooo disappointing....

****added 4/13/2008

Here is the message I get...

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Worm Turns...

This week I finally went to court to complete custody, child support, and dissolution of marriage proceedings. So with the exception of a few last forms, it is done. It didn't end with everything I wanted, but I will get start getting a much needed child support payment. More importantly, this chapter of my life is closed.

Letting go and moving on has been a journey of ups and downs. But somehow I feel that this final step was what was needed in order to advance into a life of abundance.

Thanks to all my friends and family who have made the bumps on this trip easier to bare.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Grand

A new film about poker will be in theaters on March 21st. Check it made me laugh..

An upcoming film THE GRAND which stars Woody Harrelson, Dennis Farina, Ray Romano, David Cross and a plethora of other notable celebrities. The film is a comedy which actually takes place during a real poker tournament in Las Vegas , if you head over to the official site at:


Hasta luego all...

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Poison Finally Scores!!!!!!!!

I played a couple of tier one SNG's on Full Tilt this week. You pay 11 + 1 on a single table, winner gets a $75 token and second gets $24. On both my games I came in first and got my token.

Getting the token, as you know, is just not a big deal. Generally, I don't ever cash with my sweet little tokens.

I gave some thought to saving my first token to play one of the blogger big games. But given the fact that I don't have much money ohline that plan was tossed.

My plan was to play the tier three a $69 + 6 SNG with 9 player. Top 3 places cash with first place payout of $310.50.

On the first attempt, I bubbled.

But on the second....

Beware...the Poison is back!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

The "Dirty Ochoa"

I've been joining bloggers for the last two Saturdays in the Saturdays with Dr. Pauly.

Last week Gracie took me out and this week it was the Rooster. Below is a little glimpse of the event. The chat with the Rooster & TequilaMom was worth the price of admittance.

PokerStars Game #15329854995: Tournament #76921487, $10+$1 Omaha Pot Limit - Level I (10/20) - 2008/02/16 - 16:32:11 (ET)
Table '76921487 5' 9-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: joaquinochoa (1190 in chips)
Seat 2: TequilaMom (1530 in chips)
Seat 3: BuddyDank (1570 in chips)
Seat 4: Mr Nick UK (1210 in chips)
Seat 5: bigjer98 (1910 in chips)
Seat 6: AVIGANOLA (2070 in chips)
Seat 7: yosoyveneno (1130 in chips)
Seat 8: Jakehead (1440 in chips)
Seat 9: Shamanalix (1280 in chips)
Mr Nick UK: posts small blind 10
bigjer98: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [8d Ts As Ac]
yosoyveneno: raises 40 to 60
Jakehead: folds
Shamanalix: folds
joaquinochoa: raises 150 to 210
TequilaMom: folds
AVIGANOLA said, "sorry my cousins deep in the $109"
BuddyDank: folds
TequilaMom said, "You can dig me out, ya filthy Mexicali."
Mr Nick UK: folds
bigjer98: folds
yosoyveneno: raises 450 to 660
joaquinochoa said, " we go"
yosoyveneno said, "lol"
joaquinochoa: raises 530 to 1190 and is all-in
yosoyveneno: calls 470 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [7s Qs 2d]
*** TURN *** [7s Qs 2d] [9h]
*** RIVER *** [7s Qs 2d 9h] [8h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
yosoyveneno: shows [8d Ts As Ac] (a pair of Aces)
joaquinochoa: shows [Kc Kh 6s Tc] (a straight, Six to Ten)
joaquinochoa collected 2290 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2290 | Rake 0
Board [7s Qs 2d 9h 8h]
Seat 1: joaquinochoa showed [Kc Kh 6s Tc] and won (2290) with a straight, Six to Ten
Seat 2: TequilaMom folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: BuddyDank (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: Mr Nick UK (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: bigjer98 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: AVIGANOLA folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 7: yosoyveneno showed [8d Ts As Ac] and lost with a pair of Aces
Seat 8: Jakehead folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 9: Shamanalix folded before Flop (didn't bet)

joaquinochoa said, "sorry soy"
TequilaMom said, "We call that move the "Dirty Ochoa.""
joaquinochoa said, "word...I like that"
joaquinochoa said, "happens, love"
joaquinochoa said, "besos"

Don't worry Rooster, I'll get ya next time!

Thanks to my newest sponsor, BetUS, I am able to join you guys for these fun events. But instead of donating all my ad money to you bloggers, perhaps I should move on to Horse Betting. offers that convenience online...hmmm....Trifecta here I come......

Hasta luego....

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy V day!

If you're confused on what to do for V day, let me be of some post fueled by some yummy Turning Leaf 2006 Vineyard Pinot Nior.)

Gift: Patron Tequila

I know of one very smart blogger who is getting this for his wonderful wife (yes..there is such a thing!)

Attire: Calvin Klein Briefs

I don't know of anything I like better than my guy in Calvin Briefs!

Atmosphere: Light Vanilla Candles

Happy V day to everyone!


Sunday, February 03, 2008

National Heads-Up Poker Championship Free Tournaments

If you haven't already done so, check out these cool free tournaments on Poker Stars for a chance to play in the next National Heads-Up Poker Championship:

Free tournaments run every day at 7:00 and 10:00 PM ET and can be located in the PokerStars game lobby by clicking the "Tourney" and then "Freeroll" tabs and scrolling to find the next tournament named "Heads-Up Qualifying – Round 1A (U.S. players)" or "Heads-Up Qualifying – Round 1B (U.S. players)".

Play Heads-Up on National TV for $1,500,000 in Cash!
The National Heads-Up Poker Championship is the ultimate test of one-on-one poker skills. It’s a super-exclusive 64- player tournament where, each round, you play against one other player in a heads-up poker match; the winner advances and the loser goes home.

Every year the National Heads-Up Poker Championship is one of TV’s highest rated poker shows, and in the past has been reserved for poker’s elite on an invitation-only basis. The tournament is being held in Las Vegas, home of many great sporting events in the past. It’s the perfect place for some truly competitive poker. This year PokerStars has your invitation!

If you think you have what it takes, you could get the chance to face off against the world’s greatest players, including Team PokerStars Pro members Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Joe Hachem, Vanessa Rousso and Greg Raymer.

From Tuesday, January 22 until Saturday, February 22 we will be holding free-to-enter qualifying tournaments every day.

Daily Round 1 Events:

Round 1A – Every day at 7:00 PM ET
Round 1B – Every day at 10:00 PM ET

Every new and existing PokerStars player will be able to play in one (1) Round 1A and one (1) Round 1B qualifier.

Win these great prizes FREE!

Grand Prize:

* $20,000 buy-in to the exclusive 64-player Heads-Up Championship
* 4 nights accommodation in Las Vegas (February 28 – March 2)
* $1,000 cash for travel

*Note – Winner must be able to travel between February 28 and March 2nd. Winners are responsible for booking their own tickets to Las Vegas. If a winner is unable to attend the event their prize package will be forfeited with no consideration and awarded to the next eligible player.
Best of all, it’s completely free to enter. All you need is a FREE PokerStars account.

If you don't have an account at PokerStars, just click here and use bonus code YoSoyVeneno to sign-up.

Pretty sweet eh?

Who has the Biggest?

There is a new game in town for bloggers hosted by Fuel55.

I will be joining as soon as my rich sponsor (yet to be found..haha)sends me the $800 stake on Full Tilt to yosoyveneno, so beware!!!!!!!!!!

Should be entertaining nonetheless.

Here is a recent chat on the subject:

yosoyveneno: so are you gonna play that big game?
alcanthang: you mean the "who has the biggest johnson" game?
yosoyveneno: lol

Good luck all!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Why I Love 1/2

Since I have time but no money, I've been having a blast at the 1/2 cent tables on Stars. Below is an example of how cool it can get. You might think I was wrong to call, but it just seemed right.

PokerStars Game #14424609818: Hold'em No Limit ($0.01/$0.02) - 2008/01/08 - 22:14:45 (ET)
Table 'Miranda II' 6-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: daguevarac ($0.92 in chips)
Seat 2: srcartman ($5.90 in chips)
Seat 3: yosoyveneno ($3.76 in chips)
Seat 4: lionsfan114 ($3.77 in chips)
Seat 5: aaron424 ($0.87 in chips)
Seat 6: SEXCGS ($2.94 in chips)
lionsfan114: posts small blind $0.01
aaron424: posts big blind $0.02
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to yosoyveneno [Kc Qs]
SEXCGS: folds
daguevarac: folds
srcartman: folds
yosoyveneno: raises $0.08 to $0.10
lionsfan114: calls $0.09
aaron424: folds
*** FLOP *** [Ts Kh Td]
lionsfan114: checks
yosoyveneno: bets $0.10
lionsfan114: raises $0.62 to $0.72
yosoyveneno: calls $0.62
*** TURN *** [Ts Kh Td] [8s]
lionsfan114: bets $2.95 and is all-in
yosoyveneno: calls $2.94 and is all-in
*** RIVER *** [Ts Kh Td 8s] [9d]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
lionsfan114: shows [6d Jd] (a pair of Tens)
yosoyveneno: shows [Kc Qs] (two pair, Kings and Tens)
yosoyveneno collected $7.19 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $7.54 | Rake $0.35
Board [Ts Kh Td 8s 9d]
Seat 1: daguevarac folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: srcartman folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: yosoyveneno (button) showed [Kc Qs] and won ($7.19) with two pair, Kings and Tens
Seat 4: lionsfan114 (small blind) showed [6d Jd] and lost with a pair of Tens
Seat 5: aaron424 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 6: SEXCGS folded before Flop (didn't bet)

By the way, I did end up cashing out a nice $250 profit on UB. So if you haven't tried that site lately, you might want to check it out. And for extra bonus, sign-up via Poker Source Online (PSO), see my sidebar for a link if you aren't already a member.

Hasta luego all...