Thursday, October 13, 2011
The tournament itself starts at 6pm but I'll be arriving in Macau three hours early. I'm happy to have secured a room at the new Hotel Okura which is within the Galaxy Resort. I'll hopefully check into my room and if the sun is out, spend a couple hours lying on the Galaxy Resort artificial beach. I'm also supposed to have dinner with Dale Philip (@daleroxxu) who is an interesting character online but I've never met in real life.
After dinner I'll be arriving at the Grand Lisboa poker room to (late) register in. I'm supposed to dominate my 6 handed table for a few hours until Day 1 ends and gather an insane amount of chips. That's the plan but obviously I can't be sure of it happening. One thing I can be sure of, however, is that my table will be very, very loose. =)
After Day 1 of the tournament there's a plan to hit Cubic. That's all I'm gonna say cuz it'll probably be all I'll be able to remember.
It should be fun!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
"you are the sunshine of my eyes,
that's why I'll always be around.
you are the apple of my eyes,
forever you'll stay in my heart."
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Today is a Black day for the innovative world. Apple has announced that their founder Steve Jobs is dead. I'm sad and affected, more so than when any other famous person has died. That is because when Steve was around, Apple created innovative products that truly fitted my personal needs and wants. It's like losing a personal friend. Steve has changed my perspective on many things. The iphone forever changed how I use a phone. The Macbook Air literally changed the definition of a computer. Even the ipad, it redefined the accessibility of information. I honor that.
I'm also sad because the innovative world will never be the same. I might be too naive to think that if Steve were healthy, we would've gotten an iphone 5 instead of an iphone 4S. But it's evident that Apple decided to take the safe road this time around and give an incremental update in the iphone 4S, instead of a total redesign which would've been the iphone 5. Apple decided to put sales ahead of innovation, to put investors ahead of users, and that I think is something Steve wouldn't have allowed. The iphone 4S marks a fallout of innovation. It reintroduced 2010 technologies and duck-fed them down their fans' throat. Dual-core processors, over a dozen Android phones had them six months ago. 8 megapixel cameras, we had those since 2005. 3.5" screens, they look like they time-traveled from 2008. Fixed antenna, don't even get me started on this. Most importantly, Apple has moved from leading the industry to catching up to it. The iphone has fallen behind peers. By playing not to lose, it lost.
A lot of people out there will go and buy an Apple product in honor of Steve. I won't. I will truly honor Steve by not buying an Apple product until it's met with Steve's standards. Say No to iphone 4S.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
3:28am: Round 3 starting. Opponent is OLD TIME GIN from Canada.
2:27am: Round 2 took 7 minutes and 18 hands. Mr HABIBI is weak and tight and predictable. I took a 2:1 lead with nut flush vs straight, and the knockout when I jammed broadway wrap into his middle set and connects. More waiting for Round 3. zzzzzz.
2:20am: finally Round 1 is over. Round 2 opponent HABIBIYANOUR from Sweden.
2:05am: these 2 are still nitting up like grandmas. fuck.
1:47am: only 1 table still going. moonwatch79 vs caecilius. pls hurry up.
1:19am: only took me 19 minutes to win the match. The guy blew some chips with air when i called him down with the under boat JJxx on a KK7Jx board. He was down to 2:1 chips and I was able to further pressure that to a 4:1 chip lead. I gave the knockout blow with KT9x on a KsTs9s flop, he had the nut flush but I turned the T to seal it. Long wait until Round 2. zzzzzzz.
1:00am: first round opponent is radik-dn from Russia.
12:59am: bought into the $320 PLO HU 2nd chance 1 minute before it closed. 64 runners.
10:53pm: WOW busted holding QQxx on KQ6 board vs KTxx, turn T, river K. this is fucked up.
10:51pm: down to 4:1 dog after missing a wrap+FD trying to bust the guy.
10:49: 1.5:1 chip lead now after a flurry of attack.
10:43pm: back down to 1.5:1 dog on AAxx < JJxx.
10:30pm: back to even stack.
10:12pm: 2:1 dog in chips after missing a 12 outer.
9:59pm: ok no Round 1 bye. Opponent's name is allucan3at from Holland. GLME.
9:56pm: Hi guys, I'm gonna attempt to do a live blog on the go during the matches on this WCOOP Event 58 PLO Heads-Up. PLO HU is definitely one of my best games so I'm really feeling excited to play in this event. 4 more minutes until Round 1 starts. I'm definitely feeling it. (However a lucky Round 1 bye wouldn't be bad either.)
Monday, September 12, 2011
49 21-Sep Wed 06:00 $215 NL Hold'em [1R1A] $200 $15 $400,000
V6.0: Added back Event 49.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
"Sometimes in life a person can feel lost and wake up one morning not recognizing who he is. Last summer that was how I felt. Prior to winning the WSOP in 2008, my life was very much a good solid routine of playing online poker and hanging out with my friends and family. Winning the WSOP changed that. I relocated to London and started a new life, the life of a high profile poker pro. For almost 2 years I was in a constant spotlight, travelling from poker tournament to poker tournament, doing thousands of interviews and never had a chance to catch my breath. In the whirlwind that followed winning the WSOP I lost track of the most importing thing in my life, myself.
Last summer I decided that I wanted to stop playing poker and catch my breath and find out who I am and what I want to do with my life. Over the last 8 months I have had a chance to reconnect with my friends and most important, my family. I have spent quality time with my family and really had an opportunity to figure out who I am and what I want to do with the rest of my life. When there is no financial pressure it can sometimes be hard to get motivated to move forward as a person.
I truly enjoy playing poker. I love the competitive element and the mental challenges of tournament poker. I feel it is important to constantly grow as a person and for a while I didn’t feel I was moving in the right direction. Having had time to think about my life and future I feel I have figured out how I can combine playing poker with a healthy life outside of poker.
I do not consider this a comeback, as I always knew there was a good chance I would play poker again. During my hiatus from poker, PokerStars have been very supportive. Therefore, I am pleased that I will start out with playing two events where I will be sponsored by PokerStars. First, I will be playing the PokerStars.com EPT Copenhagen which of course means a lot to me, since it is on my home ground. Then I will play the NBC Heads Up Championship. I am fortunate that PokerStars have the best online tournaments, so I have an opportunity to get back in tournament shape.
There have been some questions about the sale of my WSOP bracelet. I was not trying to devaluate the WSOP name. It was not sold to make any kind of statement. It was sold to raise money for UNICEF and I am very proud and thankful that the sale raised £100,000 to UNICEF."
- Peter Eastgate
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Straight off the bat I would like to highlight that I most look forward to Event 17: $535 PLO 6-max.
Here's the list, note that all start times are in Hong Kong local time:
Event 4, Feb 8 10:00am: $1060 NLH 6-max
Event 17, Feb 13 3:00am: $535 PLO 6-max
Event 27, Feb 15 10:00am: $1060 NLH (multi-entry)
Event 33, Feb 17 10:00am: $322+R NLH 6-max
Event 44, Feb 21 3:00am: $256 NLH 6-max KO
UPDATED: Removed Event 35: $322 PLO HU as I'll be rather tied up that day!