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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 [...]

real talk

February 14, 2012 | 6:41 pm | JCarver

I’m a poker player. Above anything else that I could identify as, no single label could better describe my life, my personality, my outlook, my desires. In no community do I feel more at home, and I only have a handful of friends who don’t come from the poker world. Reality, and [...]

2009-2011 : a retrospective photoblog

December 3, 2011 | 10:58 am | JCarver

The past three years I’ve been very lucky to have visited a ton of cool places with a lot of awesome people.  Browsing through some of my old folders, inspired by BJ Nemeth’s awesome photography work, I felt like it would be cool to share some of my personal photos and memories in a [...]

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 [...]

sweating the end of the 25K

July 11, 2011 | 7:09 pm | JCarver

With my personal WSOP at its end, only one big sweat remains : the conclusion of the 25K fantasy draft (alternatively here, and official standings here).  I’ve never participated in any sort of draft before this one and was worried that I’d make a bunch of dumb mistakes so I tried my best to prepare [...]

dallas trip report and some news

April 6, 2011 | 2:40 am | JCarver

The last few months have been pretty unusual.  Typically, I fill my time with poker, both online cash and live tournaments – but this hasn’t been the case at all in 2011.  Since PCA, I haven’t played much poker or traveled, staying outside the whole poker scene in general.  I needed a break after the [...]

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

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 [...]

prop bet update station

November 21, 2010 | 5:53 am | JCarver

In the past week I’ve been asked a bunch for some more details on the various prop bets I’m in.  If you’ve been feeling like your day to day life has been crippled without intimate access to that knowledge, I have some good news for you.
I have three bets currently running.  I don’t feel comfortable [...]