Sunday, April 24, 2011


If you're thinking about singing up to Carbon Poker (or a few of the other Merge skins) shoot me a message first. I can hook you up with a very nice deal.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010's Newest Instrcutor!

Hey guys,

I was recently hired by as an instructor/coach to make training videos and become part of their coaching team. I'm really excited.

Thanks so much for following my blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate it.
I will be moving my blog permanently from here over to a blog at

It would be awesome if you would follow my blog there and leave comments.
You can interact with me on the forums (free) and if you're interested in my coaching services you can send me a message directly or hire me via the DC Poker Coaches section of the site.

See you there :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And if you like it, baby, we can take it to the condo.

Hello reader(s?),

Right after my last update I was given a two week notice to leave the apartment I was in (long story, but it was an agreement me and the landlord had, nothing bad). I went looking around for a new place and it was such a drag because realtors suck and are the scum of the earth.
In the end I found a pretty sweet condo. It's a 1,280SQFT 1/1.5 with a big den (poker office) on the 8th floor of a brand-new building in Down Town near the beach. Big windows, good views. Needless to say I really like the place. Here are some pics:

Floor plan:

The Bedroom (where the magic doesn't happen):

King Yogi, sittin' ontop of the world.

Master Bathroom:

The Office:

Living room (should be getting a flatscreen TV soon, pardon the boxes):


Washer/Dryer (woman sold separately):

The View:

Panoramic night view:

I still have a ton of stuff to do before the place is finished but it's already feeling like home.

I didn't play any poker since I got the 2 week notice. I think I played 30-50 games all of August. I just started playing again these last 4 days. First day I lost something like 1,700 and last 3 been on a little heater for around $5k. Nice.

Mekhi Phifer (the actor, he's a red pro on FTP) has been playing a lot of the $119 SnGs with me over the last few days. Says he hired a poker coach and is trying to get into it. I think it's great that he's playing poker and he's been a lot of fun to play and chat with.
yeah cool wHip: gl future
Mekhi Phifer: thanks i need a win
yeah cool wHip: so do i... and im pretty sure ur worth more than me... soooo....
Mekhi Phifer: losing still hurts the ego just as much
yeah cool wHip: f the ego... im broke son, im broke!
Mekhi Phifer: haha

Aside from poker I'm getting back into the gym finally. I was up to around 175lbs and since quitting am down to 165 but I'll be back to form in no time. Can't wait for the results.

OK think I'm gonna watch a movie and pass out. G'nite.

Monday, August 2, 2010

July Results

+ ~$500 bonuses
+ ~$300 in live games
= >$10,000 profit.

I failed on my goals of 1,200 games and top20 leaderboard because I got in a lot of gambling action in real life (playing pool) this past week and have been waking up too late to play poker and get to the pool hall in time. The pool action ended up being a wash (I basically broke even after being up to start) but it felt good getting in action after such a long break.
People in pool are super nitty on top of being really broke on average so I'll probably end up getting frustrated and quitting pool again soon.

I'm happy with the poker results. I put in a good amount of time the first three weeks and had decent results. Hopefully this month nothing gets in the way and i can maybe snap off some of that leaderboard money.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

6/19 update

What's up playa playas?

Well, I wouldn't say I've been grinding to the fullest of my potential, but I've definitely been grinding as much or more than I ever have.
I've missed a few days of play because I've been going out a lot lately and getting drinks (and drunk). My sleep schedule is all fucked up, as always, so some days I wake up at 7-8pm and get a call to go out with some friends.

Poker has been going well. I picked a good time to get on my grind because I've been doing some crushing lately.

I've played around 700 games and am up right around $9.5k after rakeback. I did miss a few full days and 1 or 2 half days of grinding but I'm still on pace to play >1,200 this month and if my results continue on anything similar to this trend I'll be very happy with the month of July.

I'm not so sure how possible getting top20 FTP leaderboard will be. I'm not very far off (32) and if I don't skip days I think I can still make it, but it's going to be tougher than I thought.
On the other hand, I remembered the site I am signed up to has a monthly Rake Race and the other day when I got a gander at it I was 2nd on the LB, not far behind first. 1st is $1,200 so I'm hoping I can bag that, but ultimately anything in the top 3 is OK with me.

I haven't done much coaching this month, in fact I really need to fix my schedule because there are 3 guys I really like who wanted to book some time but so far I haven't been able to get around to it.

With the good poker month and the active social life I would think I'd be more happy then I am right now. To be honest I've felt kind of down mostly and I need to turn that around. I hate getting all emo. I haven't been to the gym in forever. Maybe I'll do that tonight.

Well, I'm going to go grab some late night McD's. See you guys later.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Week

I don't plan on always doing weekly results updates but whatever it's 6am and I can't sleep so...

270 games, $3,240 profit.

Not bad. I did miss 2 full days of play like I said last post, and today I only played around 30 games because I just couldn't get focused.

Life outside of poker has been pretty boring. I really haven't gotten out of the house much in the last two weeks or so. Not that I really mind, I kind of wanted to take a break from going out every night, but now I think I'm starting to get a little stir-crazy especially since I'm living by myself.

Made it to the gym again today. I had been missing a ton of workouts over the last month or two and am trying to get back in the swing of things. I've already seen great improvements from the gym but I really need to stick with it if I want to see the results I really want.

... alright I'm going to try to get some sleep. Nite.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Good Day

Didn't get to play any poker last two days because of prior engagements + waking up way too late. Last night (4th of July) I woke up around 7:30pm, went out, got back and took a nap from 3am - 5am. Went to the gym around 7:30am, got back took a 5hr energy and grinded poker for a little over 5 hours.
Games were loading really slow so I only got in 47 games but I played and ran really well. Made something like $2,400 after rakeback.

I'm about to pass out now but I figured I'd share a good day with you guys. Back to the grind when I wake up.

This is what makes it all possible:

And here are my July results so far: