November 25th, 2007

jimm frickeWith this title you are probably assuming this article has something to do with Greg Raymer. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, but it involves two other players with similar attributes.

Gobboboy is a dedicated 2+2 poster who has racked up over 4,800 posts since joining 2+2 forums in late 2006. Although all this excerise has yet to pay off. Gobboboy’s real name is Jimmy Fricke, who is only known for a 2nd place prize in the 2007 Aussie Millions main event, which landed him $800,000. After this impressive donkament place and some TV time, Fricke deserves some love right. Well, not according to Howard Lederer.

Here is an email Jimmy Fricke sent Full Tilt Poker:

Hi, I’m Jimmy Fricke, and I took 2nd in the Aussie Millions tournament last year and received a large amount of television coverage. I’m coming back for all the tournaments this year, and was curious if Full Tilt would be interested in sponsoring me in some of the events or maybe the main event in exchange for wearing full tilt gear and maybe some other things. I’m unaffiliated with all sites right now and I have a bunch of friends coming to the tournament who are strong online tournament players who also have no affiliation. Let me know if you’re interested in doing business.
Take care,
Jimmy.

Ok, seems like a reasonable request, might as well milk everything you can for winning a tournament. This could be something Jerry Yang could learn. Hours later Fricke was nicely declined by the Full Tilt Staff, which read:

howard ledererThank you for your interest in becoming a member of Full Tilt Poker.
Unfortunately FTP does not take open solicitations from players wishing to
join the team. It is an invite only process that does not have set
standards or qualifications. In the future, if we are interested in
adding you as a FTP representative we will contact you directly. We wish
you the best of luck and we hope to see you at a final table soon.

JD

I’m sure Fricke thought it might be somewhat of a long shot of Full Tilt sponsoring him, since he is only 18. After Fricke accepted that he wasn’t going to be apart of the Full Tilt Team, he found out that he was only being slow rolled by this JD guy. JD accidentally forwarded Howard Lederer’s thoughts on hooking up Fricke, which read:

The guy’s a freak and a very weird dude. He is also quite young. I think we should stay away.

howard lederer saladOuch, eh? Getting by owned by Howard Lederer is like getting made fun of by your own mother, it just shouldn’t happen. Well to conclude this awkward event, Howard sent Fricke an apology via email and asked Fricke not to post it anywhere. Kudos to Gobby for having the balls to make this public.

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November 24th, 2007

These comics are great. This is a how a degenerate poker player justifies purchases.

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November 23rd, 2007

daniel negreanuOn November 20, Daniel Negreanu posted on his regular blog on fullcontactpoker.com. While this usually wouldn’t be newsworthy, his closing statements may leave you scratching your head. Below are excerpts from this blog, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here

In the first questionable part of Daniel’s blog, he posts a transcript of an exchange between himself and a waiter at a steakhouse at the Palms, with Negreanu attempting to order a festive beverage.

“Got Heineken Light?”
“No.”
“I’ll just take a Heineken then.”
“No Heineken either, but we have a beer that tastes kind of like Heineken?”
“Forget, what else you got, how about a Corona?”
“No we have random beer #1, we have Bass, Amstel Light, etc.”
“So you have no beer I want, how about a glass of wine. You have Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio?”
“No, sorry.”

Where to begin……

Ok, first off, we have Daniel starting off asking for a light beer, which could be forgiven…..had he just left the Betty Ford Center. This is not to mention that his second and third choice of brew are Dutch and Mexican, respectively. The man is Canadian, and Canadian men love their beer. Why is he asking for imported beer?? At least ask for something from Molson or Labatt (No, Canadian beer is NOT deemed imported, regardless of the sign above it at the beer store). THEN…..when he can’t find something suitable for himself on the beer front, he asks about fucking wine! You’re at a steakhouse man. If none of the beers sound appealing, tell the waiter to surprise you with one. A crappy beer is far more manly than even the classiest wine. This is reminiscent of that high maintenance girlfriend who bitches at the waiter because he forgot the pineapple garnish on her strawberry daiquiri. Just drink it, shut up and eat your steak, which better not be fucking well done (I guarantee he isn’t eating a well done steak, more on that later). These are not the first seeds of doubt that Daniel has planted about his manliness, but this might be the first sign of a plant growing from said seeds.

Then, we move on to the later part of his blog, where he really raises eyebrows and promises news in his next blog:

“…the next blog I write is going to be very different than anything I’ve ever written before. I considered writing it now, but I wanted to give it some time so I can really think about what it is I’m saying and what the best way to say it is. It’s kind of a good news/bad news blog in a sense, although I prefer to see it as a very good thing and a positive step in my life. I’d explain further but the only way to do that would be to just write the blog now and I’m not going to do that.”

Uhhhh…..

Does this not sound like a massive weight is going to be lifted off of his shoulders? I can think of an announcement that some dudes make which makes them feel great to finally get off their chest, but it also usually results in their father never speaking to them again. Come to think of it…..Daniel has been known to really praise Patrik Antonius…..to the point where people present become uncomfortable. There are also numerous sources stating that Negreanu is a vegetarian (one of the more telltale signs). AAAAANNNDDDD……..we have also heard rumblings that he’s married, but we have heard nary a mention of this “wife” of his. Add all this to the fact that he’s been known to listen to “relaxing sounds, like ocean waves” at the poker table, and you end up with absolutely no need to read his next blog, as you already know what the gist of it will be. It’s not that far from Vegas to San Fran, is it?

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November 20th, 2007

shawn sheikhanIn what can only be described as the biggest tease since that time you thought that stripper was coming home with you, immigration officials have ended deportation proceedings against professional poker player/jackass Shawn Sheikhan. This means that contrary to previous reports, Sheikhan (at least for now) will not be returned to Iran where he can’t annoy us.

The attempts to rid North America of Sheikhan were based on a 1995 conviction involving charges of sexual battery and annoyance or molestation of a child. However, the U.S. Immigration Court Judge stated that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security hadn’t supplied the court with adequate documentation about the California conviction for it to be determined that a deportable offense had taken place.

As if being a douchebag wasn’t enough, Sheikhan served nine months in the clink followed by five years of probation for the 1995 conviction. However, Sheikhan has always maintained his innocence of these charges O.J.-style. These facts alone should be enough to ship Sheikhan out, air-mail.

The Department of Homeland Security has until December 17 to appeal the ruling and resume efforts of deportation, but we’d settle for just keeping him off of television where he can’t bother us. Or at least keeping him away from school playgrounds.

November 19th, 2007

Pow! Joe is back with his latest episode.

November 13th, 2007

erica schoenbergDavid Degenyamine Benyamine is one of the most popular ultra high stakes online poker player in todays game. He is a regular at all the major Full Tilt games which include HORSE $1,000-$2,000, Pot Limit Omaha $300-$600 and basically any other big game that is being played at the time. He is also dating one hot hot poker babe Erica “show us your tits, wait she already did that” Schoenberg.

Here is what David typed in to the Full Tilt chat:

David Benyamine: good luck
David Benyamine: im done on full tilt
David Benyamine: finished 4 me
David Benyamine: 6.5 million loser
David Benyamine: got myword

The $6.5 million loss could be an exaggeration since he is up $5 million this year in Pot Limit Omaha alone. But he isnt called David Degenyamine for no reason.

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November 10th, 2007
November 10th, 2007

tila tequilaAs if conquering MySpace, creating an online poker site (Tilapoker.com), getting naked for photoshoots, and releasing crappy music wasn’t enough, Tila Tequila has found a new way to put her face (among other parts) where you can see it!

As you may have already heard, MTV has a new reality show starring Tila called “A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila”. While at first glance, this sounds like a lame version of the Bachelorette, there is actually more to this than just some chick making guys dance like puppets who are trying to earn a rose. Tila is obviously the girl that 16 dumbass guys are to gain the affection of, but here’s the kicker: There are also 16 girls attempting the same thing!

While you’ve probably already had wet dreams fantasizing about Tila partaking in lesbian activities, settle yourself down. Keep in mind, this is MTV, and lewdness is no doubt being kept far below an R rating. We’d like to be able to update you on how the show (which just aired episode 5) is unfolding, but we just can’t bring ourselves to watch this nonsense, regardless of how hot the bisexual Tila or the 16 muff munchers are. At least her pictures don’t require the pushing of the mute button.

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November 7th, 2007

The last few episodes of High Stakes Poker season 4 on GSN; features some of the biggest high limit players in the world. The game has a required straddle and a min-buy-in of $500,000. According to Doyle, the only person in the game not playing above his bankroll is some fruity French guy Guy Laliberte. Guy is the founder and owner of Cirque Du Soleil.

The latest episode on high stakes poker shows Doyle Brunson getting bluffed by the man that wants to be the worlds biggest bluffer aka Jamie Gold. Note: Each played started the hand with around $500,000 and blinds are $300-$600-$1200 with a $100 ante.

Here is the hand summary:

Gold is UTG+1, calls $1200 with

97 Brunson right to his left calls,

108 Esfandiari calls,

Q8 Farha calls $900 out of the SB with

96 Benyamine calls $600 from the BB with

A3 Antonius checks with

22

Flop:

K4J

4x checked to Brunson, who bets $6k into the $8k pot with
Everyone folds to Gold who calls with

Turn

A

Gold checks
Brunson bets $25k into the $20k pot.

Gold raises by $100k to $125k.
Brunson asks: “Are you gonna show it to me, if i throw it away?”

Could Doyle Brunson really have thought Jamie had the queen high flush? The jack high flush most likely is not plausible, knowing how Jamie plays, he would definitely bet his pair and flush draw on the flop. So I guess Doyle figured “the worlds great bluffer” really had the nuts this time and folded his 3rd nut flush.

Here is what Barry Greenstein had to say about the hand: After the flush hand with Doyle and Jamie, Dolye leaned over and asked me what I thought Jamie had. I told him I thought Jamie had an Ace high straight. When Doyle told me he could beat that, I told him I wouldn’t have folded. Doyle said, “I know by the way Jamie was acting that he thought he had the nuts, but I hope he didn’t misjudge his own strength.” Later when Jamie tells Doyle what he had, Doyle gets steamed up and costs me money with a play he wouldn’t ordinarily make.