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Posts Tagged ‘pokernetwork’

The State of PokerNetwork

June 16th, 2011 Poker 669 Comments »

I wanted to post something in regards to the ending of my involvement with PokerNetwork so that people are aware of what’s going on, as I’ve had too many people ask why things aren’t being updated. I was going to do a bit of a “tell all”, but I’ll save that in the drafts for now. It may come out on my blog one day, but the timing today doesn’t seem appropriate while there are still changes afoot.

I just want to make it clear that as of about a month ago, following “Black Friday”, I am no longer managing PokerNetwork. This wasn’t my decision. I wasn’t happy about it. The current stagnant site is not of my doing. It makes me cringe to see plagiarized press releases, banners that are likely to induce an epileptic fit and spam filtering through the forums. I also am crushed to see the tournament database, players of the month awards and points rankings not being updated. I’m not surprised. It was a labour-intensive task that was unappreciated. Now, the history and tradition that was built up from 2003 will probably die.

I have more to write, and may do soon. But for now, I just want people to know that I have nothing to do with the poor condition of the site and it hurts me to see it more than anyone.

Water Off A Duck’s Back

February 18th, 2009 Poker, Travel No Comments »

So I’m now finally back home after trips to Adelaide and Melbourne working for PokerNetwork and the plan over the next few weeks is to grind pretty hard. However I won’t be playing my usual cash games. The plan is to hit the donkament circuit after Duckworth in all his youthful enthusiasm has challenged me to a prop bet – first to AU$10k in tournament earnings. This started when I was in Manila and picked up a small cash, but the stakes have been upped and the rules set in stone after Duck picking up a near $3k cash in Adelaide.

Ok so I’m on the back foot straight away, and I consider myself a cash game player and Tim is more of a tournament player, but I’m sorry Duck, but I think I’m a warm favourite here. At first we were talking live results, and I would consider myself an underdog if this were purely live since I have no major live results to speak of. I wanted some motivation to get a live score. However Duck was actually the one to throw in the ability to play online also, and with that stipulation I think his dreams of success were dashed. I don’t think I’m a better tournament player, but I think I can put in more online volume which I don’t think he can match.

His only hope is a) a big score or b) get onto ChipMeUp. However I can, and have also jumped onto ChipMeUp (backers enquire within) and might be able to fluke a big score somewhere also.

Since being back home over the last two days I’ve already closed the gap, and I think he’s nervous with probing quips of looking to buy out early. Especially when I show him run-goodness such as this…

Run Like God

So I plan to crush Duckworth and watch him cry and then smash the Joe Hachem Deep Stacked Series in March as we also have a smaller “live only play” bet as well. I want to play as many events as possible and may list on CMU to make sure I can play plenty of events and give myself the best chance of multiple cash results.

Current Scoreboard
thkcduckworth: $2,970
TassieDevil: $1,891.18