Thursday, April 27, 2006

WWdN Not Tonight

Ok bloggers and readers, Help us keep this tourney alive. The WWdN used to have a west coast game on Thursday nights. I'm on the east coast, but I played this game some because I have a trivia team that competes on Tuesday nights. I'm trying to help "a fellow blogger" keep the dream alive by pimping a WWdN substitute tourney on Thursday nights so if you're up late or on the west coast come and join us tonight. Here's the details:

What: WWdN: Not the
Where: PokerStars.
When: Thursday, April 27th, 8:30 PM PDT (That's 11:30 for all you est people like me)
Tournament: 23734651
Password: monkey
Buy-in: $10+1

Spread the word, pimp it up.

I hope a few of you read this in time and can join us.
Best of luck to everyone this week. I'm heading to Tunica for a short trip. I'll be leaving Sunday morning and coming back Wednesday.

EDIT: I placed 3rd to squeak in to the money.

Monday, April 24, 2006

DADI Tonight

I'm getting ready to play the DADI blogger tourney in about 45 minutes.
There is a bounty on my head in this tourney tonight. Kaelinn18 and I are partnering to bring you a 4 player heads up 10+1 match freeroll. Just knock either of us out in tonight's tourney and win a spot. If one of us wins the whole thing, or if someone knocks us both out, we will select a guest blogger to participate. Good luck everyone!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

50 Fun-Filled Facts About Surflexus

1. I am a Libra.
2. I have been happily married for 20 years.
3. I have 3 wonderful children. (Brent-25, Holly-19, Trey-17)
4. My oldest son is in Iraq but comes home in 2 weeks.
5. I was on the U.S. Army boxing team.
6. I set a World Record on a video game when I was 17.
7. Kelly (mowenumdown) was my best friend in high school.
8. I have broken one bone in my life. (my thumb, returning a kickoff)
9. I have one sibling, a younger sister.
10. I am over 6 feet tall.
11. I have never been arrested.
12. I have never had a speeding ticket.
13. I have a dog (Molly) and a cat (Charlie).
14. My cat is named after Jason(Spaceman's) friend Charlie.
15. I quit school in the 10th grade and played video games for a living for a year.
16. I went back and finished high school.
17. I was in the gifted program in school.
18. The first trophy I ever won was for playing chess.
19. I was in the Airborne in the Army but never left the USA during my time in.
20. My wife and I compete on a trivia team on Tuesday nights. (same time as the wwdn every week..sigh)
21. I work for the coolest boss in the world. (he is going to okie-vegas with me)
22. I sing karaoke.
23. I play guitar.
24. I always wanted to see Kiss when I was young.
25. I got trashed on the way to Kiss and passed out before the show when I was 19.
26. I won a first class trip to Maui for my wife and I and we were treated like royalty for a week.
27. I have worked at car dealerships for 20 years.
28. I love Starbucks coffee.
29. I get a new car to drive every 3,000 miles.
30. I can say or sing the alphabet backwards in under 5 seconds.
31. I am an amateur magician.
32. I can moonwalk.
33. I can ride a unicycle, juggle, and play the harmonica at the same time.
34. I have several famous friends in the music business.
35. I'm 41 years old.
36. My wife and I were both late to our wedding.
37. I type 72 words per minute on average. (offsuit)
38. I keep the volume on an even number always.
39. I love all kinds of music.
40. My wife and I both love to play poker.
41. I was a volunteer worker for the Special Olympics.
42. I went to high school with Marla Maples. (Donald Trump's ex-wife)
43. I almost drowned when I was 8 years old.
44. I learned to swim when I was 15 years old.
45. I am afraid of grasshoppers.
46. I still own 3 8-track tape players that work.
47. My nickname in the Army was Gator. (short for instigator)
48. I helped build a "Habitat for Humanity" house.
49. I don't like to fly in planes.
50. I have 3 friends that have won millions in the lottery.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


This is a reminder to anyone who hasn't already made their travel plans....Okie-Vegas is fast approaching. If you are still undecided about if you are going or not, it's time to get up off that fence and let Gary know if you are attending. If you aren't familiar with what Okie-Vegas is, you need to head on over to Gary's blog and check it out. It's going to be great!!!

I'm making a little 2-day run with Mrs. Surf up to Tunica May 1st and 2nd. We will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and Mrs. Surf thought a little poker action would be just the way to celebrate.

That's all I've got for now.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rookie Mistake

I made a serious online poker rookie mistake in the Mookie tournament tonight. I had a suited ace and tried to limp in for 20. Someone raised it to 120 and several callers so I figured it was worth a look...........Doh...........that last guy didn't call, he raised to about 600 and I accidentally called it. To make matters worse the next guy shoves and the other two call. I have a choice now. I can fold and have 300 chips left or I can call with over 4 grand in the pot. I chose to go ahead and call. Bad, bad, bad.....
I have added several new links to the right there; SirF , FatBaldGuy , BrianMc , CLRusso , and Hoff . These are all blogs I have read for a while and finally got linked up. I can't believe I didn't already have SirF's blog linked. I've been reading his blog for a long time.
Two goals for the next few weeks: Continue to try to qualify for a WSOP event and continue to try to qualify for a WSOP event.
Good luck at the tables this week

Monday, April 17, 2006

Brand New Day

I was the first to bust out of the WPBT event last night. I really enjoy playing with all the other bloggers so this was a huge disappointment. As the title of this post says, I'm not going to dwell on it but I would like some opinions on how you would have played this hand.
It's the second hand of the tourney. The first hand was folded all the way around and I showed "The Hammer" in the big blind. Now I'm the small blind and I have AK offsuit. Four limpers in to the pot when it gets to me. I raise it to 180 to narrow the field. Everyone folds except for one caller. The flop is K 9 2 rainbow. I fire out 400 and they think for a moment and make the call. The turn is a 10. I bet 600 and they call again. The river is a rag. I throw in my remaining chips and get called. He has K 10 and I'm out.....sigh...

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Friday, April 14, 2006

Follow Up

I finished in about 75th place last night. My AK fell to QQ and then my AQ suited fell to AA. Thanks to everyone that railed me and/or wished me luck.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Making a Run

I'm making a run in a multi on Party right now. We started with over 2,000 players and are down to 125. I have a below average stack of 29,333. The average is 50,000 so I could use a big hand soon. This is my first cash in a multi with over 2,000 players this month so I am excited about that. I'll post the results later or tomorrow.
Tourney started at 8:30 pm est and is tourney # 662402 in case anyone sees this tonight and wants to watch.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

I Nominate This Hand "Worst Beat of the Year"

Wow!!!!! If you have read my blog for a while, you know I rarely post bad beats or whine about a hand but WOW!!!!! I have to post this one.
It's a big multi table tourney. I've played solid for an hour and I'm sitting on a stack way above the average when this hand occurs.
Blinds are 100/200.
I have pocket sixes in the big blind. Three limpers. The flop is 10,6,2. Two of the cards are suited so I don't want to give a flush draw a free card. I fire out a bet of 1,200. I get a caller, a folder, and the last player to act raises it to 3,000. I raise it another 4,000 and I'm all in. The guy caught in the middle of this gets out of the way. My fish on the hook calls quickly without hesitation with the unbeatable hand of, they don't have a flush draw. I kinda like the looks of that.....until the turn is a Q and the river is the A....................sigh

Thursday, April 06, 2006


I gave him a good test but FishyMcDonk knocked me out of the HUC 3 tourney. I got ahead a few times, once or twice on extremely lucky catches. He should be a great challenger for whoever comes out of the other bracket to take him on....well played bud.
Head on over to FishyMcDonk's blog for an excellent recap of the games.


I resume play in the HUC 3 tonight. I will be playing FishyMcDonk. We should be playing around 9 pm on Full Tilt. I'll post the results later tonight.

Monday, April 03, 2006

WPBT WSOP Satellite Tourney Tonight

What: WPBT WSOP Satellite #2
When: Monday, April 3rd @ 9PM EST
Where: Poker Stars
Tournament #: 21868191 (see private tourney tab)Buy-in: $30 +3
Format: NL freezeoutPassword: socoshot
Restrictions: Bloggers only

I'm playing the WSOP blogger's satellite tourney tonight. I'll post later and let you know how it went. Best of luck to everyone this


Original quote from Mrs. Surf right after getting knocked out of a tournament: "I led him all the way to the river and he left me dehydrated with no I.V.s."