Archive for the ‘Poker’ Category

the calm after the storm

November 16, 2012 | 12:51 pm | JCarver

It’s been a week now since I left Las Vegas.  Hurricane Sandy’s extensive wipeout of Long Island’s power grid made going home pretty pointless, and so I remained a guest of the Rio for 8 days longer than I had planned.  Luckily, myself and most of my friends and family suffered only minor damage [...]

a new take on some old favorites

July 27, 2011 | 4:55 am | JCarver

While at the WSOP, I had several opportunities to play in some rather interesting home games. Over the summer, I played holdem, plo, pineapple, three-card holdem, 5 and 6 card plo, pot limit badugi double draw, pot limit stud (starting with 4 cards), chinese, and a few other even stranger games for just an [...]

jcarver : origins, the finale

April 5, 2011 | 10:15 pm | JCarver

Well, it’s obviously been more than a few weeks to finish this.  Sorry for the wait!  I’ve wanted to get this finally revised, updated, and published and just got around to it today.  If you’re just joining me, these origin posts are a slightly updated series of posts I wrote originally for SomethingAwful chronicling my [...]

jcarver : origins, continued II

January 5, 2011 | 12:12 am | JCarver

parts 1-3 can be found here
parts 4 and 5 can be found here
Well I’m not really shocked that I didn’t stick to my once a day promise.  Sorry about that!  There should be about 2 more updates to post, give or take, which’ll come over the next week or so.  This update is the first [...]

jcarver : origins, continued

December 28, 2010 | 2:33 pm | JCarver

parts 1-3 can be found here
Part IV : Rising Action
Early January Pacific introduced no-limit and pot-limit cash games. I had never played NL/PL cash games before online [I still remember their "Ring in the New Year with our No-Limit cash games banner/promo]. I sat at a $.50-$1 NL table one [...]

jcarver : origins

December 27, 2010 | 3:38 pm | JCarver

2010 was amazing.  The best year of my life, hands down.  It started rough – getting pretty sick, a downswing – but turned out to be an incredible year filled with lots of new meaningful relationships and some sick poker adventures.

As you can see, I proudly made supernova today, and I’m on target to reach [...]

december comes in like a…lion??

December 8, 2010 | 1:32 am | JCarver

Well, it’s been quite the ride the past few weeks.  There have been some changes and tweaks to the bets and lots to report (when was the last time I included actual pokerhands in a blog?).  I’ve really been getting into mixed games lately, and working really hard on breaking down [...]

jcarver reboot blog 3.0?

November 16, 2010 | 6:05 am | JCarver

It has, quite obviously, taken me awhile to write a new blog entry.  It’s not that I don’t have things going on – there’s certainly been plenty to write about – I’ve just been unmotivated to write in blog format this year.  I have a half-dozen posts partially written and have been writing [...]

JCarver wins SCOOP 37 and all the money

May 18, 2010 | 1:35 am | bragbot

PokerStars blog post about the final table and his win.
Also he final tabled SCOOP 1 and SCOOP 28 for $350k in cashes.
And he won a watch, probably this one:

JCarver finishes 4th in PCA $5K for $81,480

January 12, 2010 | 11:57 pm | bragbot