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« Reply #60 on: June 18, 2005, 11:38:37 AM »

Great read Rob.....when everyone's out there don't stop the reports....make sure you get to bed early ok !!
If and when Tikay goes deep in a comp we know who to turn to.
All the best and good luck
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« Reply #61 on: June 18, 2005, 12:54:39 PM »

Great stuff Rob, really enjoyed following your diary so far.

It must have been an experience sitting next to Daniel Negreanu. I'm interested if you are the character that cardplayer were referring to that was giving Negreanu a bit of needle;

"There is quite a feud brewing between Daniel Negreanu and an unknown player in Seat 2 at his table. Shortly after arriving at the table, Negreanu asked his unknown opponent, nicely, to square the table. The unknown decided to take a combative stance, and immediately went to work needling Negreanu. Some bits of conversation for your enjoyment:

 After Negreanu bluffed the unknown out of the first pot they played together:
 
 Negreanu: "That's 75 (in chips) we're coming for the rest."
 Unknown: "I got a surprise for you."

 After the unknown continued to needle Negreanu, and Negreanu dragged another pot:
 
 Negreanu: "You're messing with the wrong guy, bro. I promise."
 Unknown: "You just have luck on your side. Wait until I take that away from you."

Good luck in future events, hope you can cash a few more times
P.S. Go easy on me, this is my first ever post
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« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2005, 01:39:54 PM »

Hi SMILE, welcome to the forum, nice post, hope its the first of many. They're a great bunch on here and Im sure you will feel at home

Like the alias by the way, its like an instruction, Grin
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« Reply #63 on: June 18, 2005, 04:28:55 PM »

Rob needling someone over the table? Surely not  Wink
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« Reply #64 on: June 18, 2005, 06:32:28 PM »

Rob - best read on the web for me at the mo - loving your posts so please keep 'em coming....

Sounds like you are having a great time out there anyway so keep it up, keep enjoying and best of luck at the tables.

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« Reply #65 on: June 18, 2005, 11:12:39 PM »


Rob, you are a STAR. Keep 'em coming Yongsta, keep 'em coming. You have a refreshing honesty to your posts.

Rob is an animal in the table, guys, but a lovely fella off it. Truly.

And welcome to blonde SM1LE, enjoy!
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« Reply #66 on: June 18, 2005, 11:32:46 PM »

great read rob i know when you got stars at your table it makes you play better so i hope you have stars at your table all the time iknow no-one intimidates you so keep it going how did carslon get on
anway see u tommorow keep the phone on ring you when we arrive
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« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2005, 04:58:19 AM »

No poker till Monday for me as its all non-hold'em stuff today and tomorrow. I used my last pair of boxer shorts this morning so took a trip to Caesar's Palace Forum shops to re-stock. I decided to stop off at The Bellagio on the way and exercise my WPT 5 Diamonds demons. I hadn't been there since December when I went out 52nd (50th got paid $25K) in the $15K main when I was standing 6th in chips before the hand of death - I held JJ, re-raised the 4th chip leader, he called, flop AA8, he checked, I checked, turn 9, he bet $50k, I moved all-in for $500K representing AK and he called holding A5 of clubs and I was out. I sat at the bar reminiscing the flack I got from everyone after making that move (even total strangers had generously stopped by to tell me I was an idiot that day). Its only over the last couple of months that I have been able admit to myself why I did it - I believe now I made the move for 2 reasons; primarily because I was on the TV table and secondly, I was still really unhappy about the previous hand, when Howard Lederer had correctly laid down KQc on the BB before the flop when I put in a very small raise with AA - he was so close to re-raising me all-in as it was the 3rd consecutive time I had raised his big blind. Anyway, just as I was pondering all of this, a well known Chinese tournament pro (although I can't remember his name!) interrupted my day dreaming by tapping me on the back and saying hey, you the guy that fuxxed up in the WPT, yes?, I smiled through gritted teeth as I remembered he was one of the strangers that had spent over an hour telling me that I suck at poker immediately after my tournament exit. He then asked me for a cigarette, and a light, and then without a word, walked back into the high limit card room still shaking his head in disapproval - anyone would have thought he had paid me into the damn thing. The relevant point here is that top pros never forget a hand or a face, even when they are not even in the hand or on the table! I think I because I am half Chinese, I tend to get a lot of the older Chinese players giving me advice, which is always welcome. I remember Willy Tan taking me aside after I had been playing 3 months and saying, you gotta stop playing this way, son, after he had took all my money in a cash game! It's been one of those days I'm afraid, I even tried a short cut out of Caesars through the casino employee exit and nearly got run over on the freeway and it took over me 2 hours to walk back to the Rio!



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« Reply #68 on: June 19, 2005, 10:14:06 AM »

Chin up rob and forget the showboating exit hand in the wpt. Best to not dwell on your f*** ups before more big games. I cant even remember my biggest fk up on a tv table (although the number 10 and 6 still keep flashing into my mind). your good mates will be out there in a few hours so have fun with chubbs, kev and burnley.
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« Reply #69 on: June 19, 2005, 03:10:15 PM »

Nice Posts again Rob, although not sure I like your neagtive thoughts. I was at the WPT event in question and my only thoughts are that there is a very fine line between failure and genius. YOu made a play at a pot, it didnt come off. We have all done that. I think it is admirable that you made the play based on YOUR game, not thinking about the numbers invovled. God bless you for that my friend. You played superbly well to get to where you did then and, without stating the obvious, the way you played, got you that far so dont be too critical.
You also just hit the money in the WSOP and you are on the up. Great stuff, stay positive, I will be rooting for you.
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« Reply #70 on: June 19, 2005, 05:06:42 PM »

Another great report from the Yongster!!!!!

Keep it up mate get focused for Monday 5000 dont let that Nowab put you off!!!
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« Reply #71 on: June 20, 2005, 11:46:19 AM »

Got a text message from the no.2 heads-up player in the world, Chubby Nowab announcing his, Colchester Kev, and Burnley John's arrival in Vegas at about 4pm. I took them over to the Palms $200 tourney but none of us made the money. I lasted longest but went out in a huge 3-way pot holding 5h6h on a 4d7d8d flop. One guy had AdKd and I donated him all of my chips not believing that he had a made flush. I pushed all-in to protect my hand against another diamond on the turn and the guy must have thought it was Xmas AND his birthday. I'm really looking forward to tomorrows $5000 PL as the structure allows a lot of play and I'm expecting 400-500 runners making a prize pool of $2-2.5m. My strategy will be to try and look for opportunities to get involved in multi-way raised pots with suited connectors when I have position. However, I won't be playing hands out of position to avoid feeding the pot for later position raisers and then having to bet draws out of position. The blinds starts at 25-25 and there is no antes so I feel $5000 chips is enough to be patient. Due to the nature of PL, it is very important that I am prepared to lay down AA, KK or top pair after the flop, as trickier players will be calling with lesser hands looking to flop 2 pair or trips which they would not do as much in No Limit. Changing the subject, Simon Nowab and Burnley John (curretntly ranked number 3 in Europe) have over won $500,000 dollars in the last 12 months between them, but neither of them have a current sponsorship deal, I think these 2 guys are great characters on the circuit and it would be nice if one of the web sites decided to invest in them, as they would definitely get their sponsors more PR than most of the sponsored players who are not as networked as they are - these 2 guys talk to everyone and have a rapour across all sectors of the poker community, and it would be great for this double act to get some support. Without meaning to be rude, some of the players who are currently sponsored cannot hold a candle to the results that these 2 odd balls have achieved. I have no personal axe to grind here myself, as I don't get on with either of them, but they have brought in the results.....


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« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2005, 12:27:50 PM »

Yep, couldnt agree more Rob  I think they should be sponsored as a pair, you just always think of them together. Starsky and Huch, Batman and Robin, Grumpy and Chubbs.

Be honest though, you would fancy a result anywhere if you could send those two in to bat

How's the third member of "the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (your the good one Kev) my much missed mate, Colchester Kev doing? please pass on my best wishes.

Ps, please let Kev have a go on your laptop Rob (no smut please) he will give us the real sp!
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« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2005, 01:04:04 PM »

Couldn't agree with Rob more, how the hell have the husband and wife team (we all know whos the daddy) not been picked up by any online site. I have a strong feeling they may be about to be swept up in vegas by one of the better known European sites  Wink
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« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2005, 02:16:35 PM »

a very very good read Rob, my first visit to the blonde forum and already found it worthwhile.

all the best for the rest of your trip.
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