Sunday, January 25, 2009

More Good News

Dear yosoyveneno,
On Tuesday, January 20th, we experienced networking issues that caused a disruption to your play. The problems started at approximately 5AM ET, and tournaments weren’t paused and cancelled for a period of time after that.
You had more chips when the networking issues started compared to when the tournament was paused and cancelled, therefore we have determined that the $368.76 you received for the following cancelled tournament was insufficient:
Tournament #76049420 (Midnight Madness!)
Based on rule #31 of our Tournament Rules (the tournament cancellation policy), we have calculated that if the tournament were cancelled when the issues started, you would have received $627.44. The difference between the amount you received and the amount you should have received is:
This amount will be credited to your Full Tilt Poker Account within 24 hours.
Rest assured that we are taking measures to ensure this problem doesn’t happen again.
Feel free to contact or simply reply to this email if you have any questions.
Full Tilt Poker

Thursday, January 22, 2009

If I can do it....

I've played two of the Tier One 11 + 1 Sit & Go games over the last couple of days in order to win entries to one of the bigger MTT's and/or an entry to the LAPC. So far, I'm 2 for 2.

76894869 Jan 19 22:23ET Tier One $11+$1 Sit & Go $11.00 + $1 9 1 $75 token
7127022 Jan 22 00:34ET Tier One $11+$1 (Turbo) $11.00 + $1 9 1 $75 token

The first token I used to play a LAPC Satellite. I won and got my entry -

75971911 Jan 20 00:26ET WPT - LAPC Satellite $69.00 + $6 18 1 $322
Entry to tournament

Unfortunately, I didn't win my 12k package to the LAPC with this attempt by finishing 36 of 123:

75971333 Jan 20 21:01ET WPT - LAPC Qualifier $300.00 + $22 123 36 --

I'm gonna try try again....

But before I do that, I decided to play for an entry to FTOPs event #1. So I entered a Satellite and scored again -

77173613 Jan 22 01:22ET Satellite to FTOPS Event #1 $69.00 + $6 9 1 $216
Entry to Tournament #73859850

Then I checked my account balance only to find out that instead of using my token, I paid $75 to enter that Satelitte. Shit!!!! So I unregistered for the FTOPS event for now and added $216 in tournament $ to my account.

Then proceeded to play another FTOPS Satellite (this time using my token) - Score again!

7178964 Jan 22 03:15ET Satellite to FTOPS Event #1 $69.00 + $6 9 1 $216
Entry to tournament #73859850.

I have no idea what I'm going to play, but for now I have $432 in tournament $. And still a few hundred from my payout in the Midnight Madness this week.

Something is very wrong here. I'm making money online?

You gotta try it!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009


In preparation for my Dream Team trip, I decided to start getting in some MTT play. So I joined the Midnight Madness last night on Full Tilt. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. I started having connection problems. It was down to 10 players and I was second to last. It was soooo frustrating. Lately, my internet has been having problems, so that was what I assumed. Once the system was up again, I discovered that it was Full Tilt. Here was the result:

Dear yosoyveneno,

We regret to inform you that tournament #76049420 (Midnight Madness!) has been cancelled.

Next Guaranteed Payout: $202.00
Remaining Prize Pool: $9558.64
Your Chip Count: 52544
Total Chips in Play: 3030000

When a tournament is cancelled after it reaches the money, according to tournament rule 31.3 (
* All remaining players will have their tournament fee of $1.00 refunded and be
awarded with the next guaranteed payout of the tournament, $202.00.
* The remaining prize pool will be divided and distributed according to chip
count - (Remaining Prize Pool)*(Your Chip Count)/(Total Chips in Play) = Your
Share of Remaining Prize Pool.
In your case, this means $9558.64*52544/3030000=$165.76

Tournament Fee Refunded: $1.00
+ Next Guaranteed Payout: $202.00
+ Your Share of Remaining Prize Pool: $165.76
Total Amount Credited to Your Account: $368.76

If you have any further questions, please contact customer support at We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Full Tilt Poker

I don't think you guys were adequately excited about the Dream Team Event based on your response (of course with my lack of posting, I may not have any readers). But just in case, check out this video.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dream Team Poker

Itching to go to Vegas, I called one of my poker pals from the Tustin Rounder crew and started discussing plans for a Vegas-bound road trip. Our former host, HighPlains, who is planning a move to Las Vegas, provided the perfect excuse to initiate this event.

A few days later I receive an email introducing me to a new tournament format that has me completely intrigued, "Dream Team Poker".

So, the plans are in the works to put together one or more teams to play the event on March 27th.

This is something to get excited about!!!!