I’m entered – PokerStars Online Poker Blogger Championship

PokerStars are holding the PokerStars Online Poker Blogger Championship. Given I play all my online poker there, I figured I’d enter. The time isn’t exactly convenient for me, but hey. To be accepted, I need to show the stuff below, so here it is. Maybe I’ll get to beat Wil

Poker Championship

I have registered to play in the
Online Poker Blogger Championship!

This event is powered by PokerStars.

Registration code: 4853991

Play poker, help Katrina victims

Watching the news and seeing the pictures of the devastation Hurricane Katrina has wrought on the Gulf States brings back memories of what it was like for me as a kid to return to Darwin after Cyclone Tracy. Katrina seems to have been a whole lot more nasty, and with the world a much more dangerous place 31 years on, the breakdown of civilization that’s occuring is very unsettling to witness.

That said, if you at all enjoy playing poker (for real or online), Wil Wheaton and PokerStars have put together several charity tournaments to raise money for the relief efforts. This should go well, as they’ve done this kind of thing before; they raised over US$400,000 for tsunami relief back in January. Unfortunately, all these games are on during my work hours, but if US Eastern is more timezone friendly for you, go to PokerStars, download the software, sign up and join in!

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

A few days late, but this is very cool. Joe Hachem from Melbourne has won the World Series Of Poker, taking away US$7.5M!

As a big poker fan and player working hard to improve my skills – I ended up $400 up on my original $1000 (play money – I need more practice before I play for real) stake last night at PokerStars.com – this is very cool.

Now I plan to keep practicing online (maybe one day I’ll end up on a table with Wil Wheaton. BTW, you really should read his poker stories), playing small stakes with friends and maybe playing a few times a year in local tournaments. You never know, maybe I’ll end up at the WSOP ;).