Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hellmuth vs Leonidas USPC 2003

Del posted a link to this video from YouTube on PokerManila.

I have to say, this is at the top of my list of the best poker videos I've seen. It's so great, I just have to post it.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Poker Face

I wore a mask during the FHM Poker Night tournament at the Metro. 

Then I got AA and hit my set on the flop. I slow-played and milked as much as I could in that hand. Then the "victim" raised his concern about the mask. He said that it shouldn't be allowed because it doesn't let him see my face. I kept quiet the whole time he was ranting and tilting. Even then, he wasn't able to convince anyone, even TD Bryan. Long story short, my mask was officially announced as legal and that's all anyone had to say about that.

My stand is, it's the same with a mask that Del wears. I just have a little bit more of a disadvantage because it's hot and I have limited peripheral vision.

Nonetheless, the girls seem to like it.

Except the right-most girl. LOL!

Happy Birthday Nick Galan

Happy Birthday to Metro Card Club Boss Nick Galan!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

FHM Poker Night - Field Report

I just got home from the FHM Poker Night tournament. The structure was a little fast for my taste. In the middle part of the tournament, most everybody were short-stacked and no one could make a play. But I guess all's well that ends well. I finished 20th out of 160 players earning 4k.

Now it being an FHM and Premiere Condoms sponsored event, there were several girls. But as is the case anytime I play a tournament, I don't notice the people other than those on my table. I'll probably just wait for the pictures to be uploaded.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

WSOP 2009

2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker. WSOP 2009 is scheduled for May 27 to July 15, 2009 at the Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. The series will be composed of 57 events with the main event being the World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em $10,000 buy-in tournament.

Hopefully, the Philippines would have a bigger contingent to this series and maybe, just maybe, a Filipino get fortunate enough and show everyone that we're as good as anyone is.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Daniel Negreanu on X-Men Origins

Daniel Negreanu has a cameo on the upcoming, illegally leaked, X-Men Origins movie.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Open Letter to Joey De Leon

Dear Joey De Leon,

Long before poker became mainstream, I saw a TV show which featured your collection of casino chips or poker chips. I remember that it was a remarkable collection but I can't find any articles about them on the internet.

I would want the chance to feature your collection on this blog. If this letter somehow catches your attention, please feel free leave a comment or email me through oliveross@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Ross Del Rosario
Final Table Donkey

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Most Searched, Denim Ong

I was checking my blog stats and Denim Ong has exceeded other Philippine poker personalities in the number of searches. Previously, Neil Arce's name was leading this metric but Denim Ong has passed Neil.

It's amazing how much this fad has spread. PokerManila peeps, you should be proud.

FHM Sexy Poker Night

On the 25th of April at 2pm, there will be a 200k guaranteed tournament at The Metro sponsored by FHM Philippines and Premiere Condoms. Buy-in is at Php 2,000 + Php 200 with one optional rebuy or add-on. Some FHM celebrities are expected to play the tourney but they haven't released who they are.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Share this blog on Facebook

I've no idea what this does because I don't use Facebook. But since a lot of people use Facebook, you may have some use for this.

Share on Facebook

If you can tell me what it does, please leave a comment.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Daniel Negreanu on Twitter

I seldom read Daniel Negreanu's blog. His articles are often really insightful but they're also long. My short attention span can't keep up. Which is why I like to read his twitter page instead. Here's Daniel on Twitter.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Daniel Negreanu's $10 Challenge

Last January, PokerStars announced that Daniel Negreanu will be aiming for $100,000 starting at just $10. He's looking to reach the goal within a few years. He started at the lowest stakes possible, $0.01/$0.02 but they didn't announce where he is right now.

Which makes me wonder, I know I'm not as good as my friend Daniel is but does it mean that my poker goals should be less ambitious? Good thing about it is that aiming for $100,000 is as ambitious to me as aiming for $1,000. Let me do that first.

Monday, April 6, 2009

More Congratulations...

Fresh from his win of the Denim Ong Cup, Alan Escano places 2nd in the PAGCOR Cup. Special mention to former DJ Lil' Joey, Joey Agustin, who finished 7th in the same tournament.

I'm working on my game again so I wouldn't need to keep posting congratulatory posts on this blog and post about my win for a change.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Denim Ong Cup Results

The results are in. Alan Escano bested 100 players (my guesstimate) and won the whole tournament. Denim Ong won their heads-up (Alan was big underdog in this heads-up because Denim had the crowd's support).

Congratulations to Alan and Denim and The Metro for this very successful event!