I've created this blog a few years back to keep track of my online life, the things happening in online games and my social networks.

These days you'll find my cocktail recepies here, poker news, my online poker tails, big boats, bad beats and brags about my life as a low stakes cash grinder and tournament player.

I blog about poker strategy on the EU Poker League's website - eupokerleague.eu. Head over tto the site and check it out! Great community, great players and great poker!

17 December 2011

PartyPoker - Rake Free Tournaments in January

PartyPoker just announced their latest promotion starting on January 1st.

Play multi-table tournaments and pay zero rake at PartyPoker in January.

This means that 100% of your money will go straight into the prize pool, with no fees to pay across the whole multi-table tournament schedule in January.

Begins: 00:00 ET, 1 January 2012
Ends: 23:59 ET, 31 January 2012

Log in and take advantage of rake-free tournament poker now.

Reload your account and get a bonus of up to $100
Time to make another deposit?

Deposit $50 or more and PartyPoker will double your money with a bonus up to $100. Use your bonus to take advantage of their rake free tournaments, or make a splash playing cash games.

Deposit using the bonus code RAKEFREE and get a 100% bonus up to $100.

09 December 2011

$250 Reload Bonus on PKR

Grab an early Xmas treat by doubling your cash this weekend!

Make a deposit on PKR - Let's Play using bonus code DEC11 and PKR will reload you with 100% extra cash up to $250* – paid out in $10 portions as you play.

Hurry, offer ends midnight this Sunday!

The PKR Xmas Cracker series returns with a bang!

Get ready for 12 days of festive tournament fun as the action begins on 22 December with an exciting new event every night! PKR added cool prizes like an iPad 2 and PS3 that you can win in free daily lotteries open to all Xmas Cracker players. Full details coming soon!

08 December 2011

New Online Poker League at PartyPoker

Hey all,
I'd like to share some exciting news today!

As some of you may already know, I've recently shifted my main poker grind to PartyPoker.

The main reason why I did that is that I really like their short handed (6 man) Sit and Go structure with 2000 starting stack and 12 minute blinds. From all sites I've played on those return the best EV and ROI for me.

You should check them SnG's out.

However, through my work in Gibraltar I happen to know one of the PartyPoker Affiliate Managers and we've met a few weeks ago to chat about creating a new online poker league on PartyPoker in coopeartion with HoldemManager and CardRunners.

Cocktail - Basil and Edelflower Collin

Today we're going to make ourself a nice and refreshing "Basil and Edelflower Cocktail". Normally you would need some edelflower lemonade to make this but if you can't get your hands on it, some Fanta Lemon will do the trick too.

Fill a big tumbler to the top with ice and add:

5 Basil leaves
5 cl Smirnoff Vodka
2 cl Sugar Sirup
2 ½ cl Fresh Lime Juice

I recomment making your own fresh lime juice instead of uisng industrial produced juice. You and your friends will appreciate the difference and freshness.

Shake the whole mix well, pour back to your tumbler and top it up with Fanta Lemon. Garnish with a slice of lime and a basil leave and serve with cocktail straws or cut straws.

That's it, enjoy your cocktail!

06 December 2011

200% First Deposit Bonus at PartyPoker

PartyPoker is offering a sick 200% first deposit bonus in December of up to $200.

This bonus is part of the ongoing Aussie Millions Promotion for which satellites are already running on PartyPoker. You can now win your luxury package to the 2012 Aussie Millions and PartyPoker will send you down under to play for Australia’s biggest poker prize – all for free. You’ll get flights, hotel accommodation, and spending money too.

Get started now!
Make a first deposit of at least $25 and PartyPoker will offer you a special 200% up to $200.00 USD first deposit bonus using the bonus code AUSS200. Download the PartyPoker Software to start yoru journey.

Enjoy the ride and good luck,
Your Wisecapra aka HammerMan

28 July 2011

Cocktail - Espresso Martini

It's been a while since I posted one of my cocktails. So here we go, today we'll make ourself a "Espresso Martini". This is the perfect cocktail to offer your friends or guests after the dinner. Great alternative to the ordinary Espresso or Coffee.

Chill Y-Glass with ice, fill big tumbler with ice and add:

4 cl Smirnoff Vodka
2 cl Galliano
2 cl Sugar-Sirup
1 Double Espresso (two)

Shake all ingredients very well and pour to Y-Glass. Grate some chocolate over the top, garnish with 2-3 coffee beans and serve.

The mixture of vodka, galliano and espresso mix make this cocktail a perfect final for a great dinner.

Ohh and please remember.. it's always Espresso, never Expresso. ;) 

24 July 2011

PartyPoker - Sunday Bike Ride with Tony G

You think you got what it takes to put Tony G on his  bike?

Take on Tony G (Antanas Guoga) in the new "Sunday Bike Ride"  $1,500 guaranteed online poker tournament at PartyPoker! The new tournament runs every Sunday at 16:00 ET / 22:00 CEST. The buy-in is only 25 PartyPoints with a guaranteed pool of $1,500.

In addition there is a bounty on Tony G's head. Knockout Tony G and you'll recveive a seat in the PartyPoker Summer Million.

Players who do decide to face Tony G will also be entered into a leader board based on their performance that will last for three months. The top nine players from the leader board will get the chance to take on Tony G again in a Sit & Go tourney for the chance to win a $10,000 WPT package.

What you waiting for?

Get enrolled for tonights tournament now for your chance to challenge the Lithuanian poker legend. If you don't have a account at PartyPoker yet, download the software from here and claim your $500 welcome bonus by using the promo code MICROGRIND.

PartyPoker is also running a special promo at the moment called "Rake Free Tournaments". The entire buy-in for all tournaments goes into the pool including the rake. There has never been a better time to play at PartyPoker!

Best of luck, see you tonight with Tony G at the tables!

18 July 2011

Poker Player Academy Pre-launch Update

The Poker Player Academy has released their new pre-launch campaign and landing page. The new PPA landing page includes a new promotional video and detailed information about the Poker Player Academy, the people involved and all the cool things to come including pro poker lessions with Scotty Nguyen, Antonio Esfandiari, Kathy Liebert and Blair Rodman. Keep your eyes on the Poker Player Academy Pre-launch Page and be one of the first to benefit from the new landing page.

PPA Poker Lessions:
Member lessons are stored in your own personal library and can be viewed and reviewed at your leisure. Lessons cost $15 for members and a massive 66% of this goes back into the Poker Player Academy network for affiliate commissions and tournament prize pools.

PPA Affiliates:
Poker Player Academy works with all their affiliates to ensure members have all the information and tools required to maximize their opportunity. The PPA secured exclusive access in the industry to DittoTalk, a software tool designed to enable anyone to give the most professional presentation. Members will be empowered to share an amazing interactive multi media experience to assist in recruiting new team members. It will be hard for anyone to say no once they have experienced this first hand!

For more inormation head over to the new Poker Player Academy Pre-launch Page.

12 July 2011

Rake Free Tournaments at PartyPoker.com

PartyPoker.com has eliminated tournament fees in a bold, game-changing move for poker players and online poker tournament fans.  With no fees to pay across the entire MTT schedule, 100% of players’ money will go straight into the prize pool.

PartyPoker.com really is the only place to play this month. Just log in and play all their multi-table satellites, qualifiers, rebuys, freezeouts, and deepstacks.

The promotion will end on July 31st. Take advantage of it before the promo is over.

09 July 2011

Poker Player Academy Pre-launch

Poker Player Academy is a leading edge poker training site that utilizes a 'state of the art' software platform to deliver high quality poker content to members. Members can choose to learn from some of the games leading pros including Antonio Esfandiari, Scotty Nguyen, Kathy Liebert and Blair Rodman. Many more pros will be joining after the official launch which is scheduled for October this year.

Members are also able to participate in a totally free monthly online poker tournament for life changing money. Points are accumulated by members taking lessons which enables entry into free online satellites that lead to the major monthly tournament. This tournament is free and totally legal in all countries including the USA.  

One aspect of the business is the ability for members to create a substantial income via the most lucrative 'refer a friend' affiliate plan in the industry. This plan is totally unique and allows members to get paid on a massive 10 levels deep.

People who opt to join during the pre-launch period gain a significant advantage by being in early. To maximize this opportunity, I suggest becoming a fully paid member and then sharing the opportunity with as many friends as possible.

Take advantage of the pre-launch period!
Head over to the Poker Player Academy now and click the box!

23 June 2011

PKR Super Series

Get a daily dose of MTT fun in the PKR Super Series.

There’s an estimated $125,000 plus exclusive Super Series bracelets to play for across ten exciting events. The action kicks off this Friday at 18:00 GMT with buy-ins starting at just $8.40. Let’s play... 

 If the 2011 WSOP has got you licking your lips at the prospect of playing some tournament poker of your own – then look no further than the PKR Super Series! New players receive an instant $10 welcome bonus for just playing one raked hand by using the bonus code INSTANT. Download PKR today and start your journey into an amazing 3D online poker world.

Super Series Tournament Schedule:

Date Time Buy-in Event
Fri, 24 June 18:00 $22 $12,000 EXP Super Series Deeper & Steeper
Sat, 25 June 18:00 $22 $12,000 EXP Super Series Deep Stack (6 seater)
Sun, 26 June 18:00 $22 $14,000 EXP Super Series Extra (4 seater)
Mon, 27 June 18:00 $8.40 $10,000 EXP Super Series Re-buy
Tue, 28 June 18:00 $16.50 $10,000 EXP Super Series Turbo Triple Chance
Wed, 29 June 18:00 $22 $10,000 EXP Super Series Bounty
Thu, 30 June 18:00 $22 $10,000 EXP Super Series Just Antes (6 seater)
Fri, 1 July 18:00 $22 $10,000 EXP Super Series Speed
Sat, 2 July 18:00 $22 $6,000 EXP Super Series PLO
Sun, 3 July 18:00 $35 $35,000 EXP NLH Super Series Main Event

20 June 2011

PKR Social Poker Network Launched

Hi all,
I've got a little bored in the last couple of days so I came up with a new site, once again. I've created a social networking site for everything related to online poker, PKR -Let's Play and PokerGob.

The site looks and feels pretty much as you would be used to from facebook. The difference is that this network is focused just on poker - not necessarily just PKR and PokerGob but anything that has to do with online poker, live poker and poker players.

Member can create their own groups, write blogs, share pictures and videos and much more. Best thing is of course, it's free and always will be free.

Head over to the PKR Poker Player Network now and check it out!

19 June 2011

Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton - Layla Live

One of the best performances ever by Eric Clapton supported by Dire Straits legend Mark Knopfler.

Happy Father's Day!

17 June 2011

PKR - 50% Off Tournament Buy-in this Sunday

The online poker site PKR - Let's Play! has announced that they have reduced buy-in to their most popular tournaments this Sunday! This Sunday you can play all those big earners for half their original buy-in!

15:00 GMT - Just Antes - Before: $11   Now: $5,50
15:30 GMT - Welllbet's Home Game - Before: $36   Now: $18,00
16:30 GMT - Orient Express - Before: $13,20   Now $6,60
17:30 GMT - Monte Carlo (8er-Tisch) - Before: $77  Now: $38,50

You see, there is everything to play for this weekend. Download PKR now and join me on this amazing 3D online poker site. The fastest growing site on the market! By using the promo code microgrinder you'll receive a first deposit bonus of 100% up to $800 and several tournament tickets as welcome gift.

29 May 2011

Cocktail - Passion Fruit Chili Mint Margarita

Today's cocktail is definitely one of my favorites and I higly recommend giving this a try. If you like passion fruit, the taste of refreshing mint with a tickle of spice, then this is the cocktail you been looking for. Depending on how spicy you like it you can vary the amount of chilli you use when mixing this up.

Add ½ chilli and 1 cl fresh lime juice to your highball glass or tumbler and squash it well. Leave it to settle and pour the following to your blender which contains the ice:

4 cl White Tequilla
3 cl Triple Sec
3 cl Monin Passion Sirup
3 cl Fresh Lime Juice
1 Small hand of mint leaves

Blend all ingreidents well and pour back to small tumbler. The Margarita needs to be slush like a frozen Daiquiri. Garnish with some lime & mint, cut straws and serve. For a light twist in taste you could add a splash of ginger puree to the mix. Tastes lovely!

25 May 2011

Cocktail - Sex on the Beach

As per a special request I've decided to put the famous Sex on the Beach up today. Certainly one of the most popular cocktails around the world and the perfect summer drink.

Fill a big tumbler with ice and add:

4cl Smirnoff Vodka
3cl Archers (Peach Shnaps)
1cl Casis
Fill with Orange Juice and shake well.

Pour back to tumbler and top up with Granbery Juice, garnish with a slice of orange or lime and some fresh mint leave.

Enjoy this lovely drink but don't stay in the sun after a couple of those!! ;)

15 May 2011

Double Points on PKR this Weekend

More great reasons to check out PKR this month... 

This weekend PKR is offering you double PKR Points on every hand played in real money ring games during these happy hours: Friday 18:00-19:00 GMT, Saturday 18:00-19:00 GMT and Sunday 12:00-14:00 GMT. That's great news because you can spend PKR Points on cool PKR merchandise in the PKR Shop, buy tournament tickets or choose from a huge range of in-game gear.

This is your chance to get started on PKR with your instant or first deposit bonusand make the points you need to release your bonus quicker.

12 May 2011

Play at the PKR Live in London

PKR - Let's Play! is getting ready for their PKR Live Even VI.

Located at the Fox Club in the heart of London’s West End, PKR Live VI will be a single $1,220 (£750) buy-in Main Event that will run over the weekend of Thursday, 19 May until Sunday 22, May. The prizepool is estimated to reach $300,000 with a healthy five-figure payout for the top finishers - making PKR Live VI the stand alone dominant event in the capital for May.

PKR offers two great ways to win your seat at PKR Live VI. You can choose to buy-in directly to for $1,220 or satellite into from $6.60. Alternatively there is also the package route which gives you the chance to win a seat plus $610 towards expenses. Satellites for this start from just $2.10.

Join me on PKR - Download the free 3D poker software now and enter the satellites for your chance to win a package to the PKR Live VI.

01 May 2011

PokerGob Launches New US Friendly Poker League

PokerGob - "Your Mouth of Poker" announced the launch of their new US player friendly poker league. The poker league is the latest addition to PokerGob.com who is known for their up to date poker news and their live poker show, every Wednesday at 10pm EST.

PokerGob BBQ-Time League – May 2011

We're starting into our first season just in time to get you all on the grind while you're out there heating up your BBQ's. Hence, we've decided to name our first season The PokerGob BBQ-Time League. The whole season is themed around BBQ's, throwing some burgers on and having fun with the rest of the GobHead grinders.

To celebrate the launch of the PokerGob League there is some cool prices up for grabs. $25 added to the prize pool of every tournament and there is a bounty on a players head in their first tournament. If you knock out the bounty player you'll receive this exclusive PokerGob "Major League Shark" t-shirt featured on the PokerGob League Page.

The best ranking player on the leaderboard by the end of May will also receive a full professional version of Hold'em Manager courtesy of HoldemManager.com

Head over to PokerGob.com's League Page now for details.

20 April 2011

PKR Poker 150% Reload Bonus

PKR Poker is offering an amazing Spring Reload Bonus!

PKR Poker has become one of the most amazing, most trusted and fastest growing 3D Online Poker Site on the market. To celebrate their success PKR Poker is now offering an amazing 150% Reload Bonus up to $500. Simply use the promo code SPRING11 when making a deposit.

New user also receive an instant $10 Bonus using the promo code INSTANT or, for the more serious players, a first deposit Bonus of 100% up to $800 using the promo code PKRBONUS.

The time has never been better to get into PKR Poker and start grinding them tables! For more information please see the promotions terms and conditions on the PKR site.

Win your share of PKR's First Lady

PKR Poker announced a very cool promotion today.

For the first time ever in online poker YOU can win your share of Team PKR Pro Sofia "welllbet" Lövgren's price money in the Irish Open! All you've got to do is play the Win a share of welllbet' freeroll on friday, finish in the top 50 and you'll receive your share from 7% of whatever she wins!

Tournament: 'Win a share of welllbet' Freeroll
Time: Thursday, 19:00 GMT
Buy-in: 100 PKR Points

You like to know how much you could win?
Last year's Irish Poker Open winner, James Mitchell, cashed for $809,094. If you were one of 50 players with an equal share in 7% of his win (that's 0.14%), you'd have walked away $1,132 richer!

Not playing on PKR yet?
What you waiting for? Download PKR today and claim your $10 instant bonus!

PokerStars & Full Tilt Regain Dot-Com Domains

The US Department of Jutice announced today that PokerStars and Full Tilt will regain control over their domains seized during last weeks indictment. US players will however not be allowed to get back on the cash grind and only players outside the USA may take advantage of the domains being available again.

As part of agreements, use of the domain names PokerStars.com and FullTiltPoker.com will be restored to facilitate the return of U.S. player funds.

The DoJ's press release is available as .pdf here.

PokerGob.com Partners with new 3D Poker Site

Hey guys,
some exciting news on PokerGob and the GobForum. PokerGob has partnered up with Betsharks.com - a brand new 3D Poker Site. Now, this has been in the works for a long time and the recent "Black Friday" events made all of us on PokerGob run very scared about the hard work running into cold water.

However, it's all good and it's now official that PokerGob joined forces with Betsharks. Now, what does it mean? Well for one, our new league will run exclusive on Betsharks.com with great spcecials and prizes coming up! We're hoping that we'll be able to have our first "firendly" tournaments by the end of this week. All Gobheadz are welcome to join the first tournament on the new site. Please check out the GobForum for details.

There is so much more to say.. but I haven't been sleeping much after doing all the updates on the PokerGob to reflect the new partnership. However, I posted a lot more info already on the GobForum - so head over there to find out more. One thing I need to add though.


19 April 2011

Poker Site PKR reassures legality of their operations

If you haven't heard about the online poker worlds "black friday" yet, you've missed some dramatic news over the weekend. The US DoJ has shut down operations of major poker sites and seized their domains. See my other blogs for more info.

The above events have have lead to poker players from around the world running scared about their bankrolls and placing withdrawl requests to get their bankrolls out. This also affects sites not pursued by the DoJ indictment. Personally I think players are over reacting. Poker sites like PKR - Let's Play or 888poker have clearly stayed out of the US market, not allowing US residents to play on their cash tables.

PKR released a statement today to reassure their clients that their funds are save and that it will be business as usual for all PKR players. The indictment on PokerStars and Full Tilt does not affect PKR at all apart from a lot of new users registering now, after they've lost confidence in "the big guns" of the online poker world.

17 April 2011

888poker Doubling Guaranteed Tournament Prizepools!

888poker, formerly Pacific Poker, has annouced tha tthey are doubling up all their guaranteed tournament prizepools! 888poker’s continued commitment to the new "we play different" strategy and focus on customer safety and experience is gaining momentum with online poker players and liquidity has increased by 45% and still growing rapidly.

 To keep up with the growth, 888poker has doubled  their major guaranteed tournaments including the Sunday Challenge which is now a staggering $100,000 guaranteed. Satellites for the Sunday Challenge run from $8 or players can buy-in directly for $80 for a chance to win their share of the $100,000 prizepool.

16 April 2011

PokerStars and FullTilt Poker updates

Getting busy around my little blog for a change. No surprise, the recent poker news are now already being tagged as the "Black Friday" in online poker. PokerStars and FullTilt are now showing updated messages to their users, what you make of those?


I like the part where it says "...due to developements beyond our control..." does this mean that PokerStars didn't know they are breaking the law in the US by offering deposit gateways working around local restrictions? In my personal opinion the statement as such is a joke. The same goes for "...for all customers outside the US it is business as usual...". This is just crap too, it can't be business as usual cause a large number of PokerStars players running scared about their bankroll.

888poker PR Manager comments on the recent poker news

Now that was one exiting night!

In case you've missed it, the F.B.I. and District Attorney seized several domains of major poker sites in the US. The companies in questions have been charged with multiple offences including money laundering, racketeering and breaking US laws.

All them news are rather disturbing. I feel sorry for my poker friends withing the US for basically being locked out of online poker from one day to the other. It's also said that sites like Full Tilt are already declining withdraw requests which leads to non US based players being a little scared too. The run for the banks has begun and a lot of players are uncomfortable keeping their money in their accounts on the affected poker sites.

Shortly after the news cracked 888poker PR Manager Jen published this blog on my888poker.com. 888poker.com has been known to be very strict to operate within their legal boundaries, here an extract of Jen's blog:

15 April 2011

US District Attorney and FBI Seized Domains of Major Poker Sites!

Internet Domain Names Used By Online Poker Companies Seized

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JANICE FEDARCYK, the Assistant-Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of an Indictment today charging eleven defendants, including the founders of the three largest Internet poker companies doing business in the United States – PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker (the “Poker Companies”)- with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses.

The United States also filed a civil money laundering and in rem forfeiture complaint (the “Civil Complaint”) against the Poker Companies,their assets, and the assets of several payment processors for the Poker Companies. In addition, restraining orders were issued against more than 75 bank accounts utilized by the Poker Companies and their payment processors, and five Internet domain names used by the Poker Companies to host their illegal poker games were seized.

Head over to PokerGob.com to read the full news!

PKR Promo - Aces Cracked and 7-2 offsuit Win

PKR - Let's Play, one of my favorite poker sites annonced a special promotion for this weekend.

"Get your Aces Cracked" and receive a $50 bonus or take down a pot with 72 offsuit to claim a cash reward. Both challenges are very tempting and I guess I'll be doing my grind on PKR this weekend. I'll be playing the PokerGob "Enter the Matrix" tournaments of course. But besides that, PKR sounds like a plan to get a few extra $'s into my bankroll.

72 Promotion:
The hallmark of a truly great player is their ability to win with any two cards - so we're giving you a challenge as cheeky as it is rewarding. Take down any qualifying pot between now and midnight Sunday with 7-2 off-suit (AKA: 'the hammer') and you can claim an extra cash prize worth 5 times the big blind!

Aces Cracked Promotion:
Is there anything more exciting than peeling up pocket Aces? How about knowing you'll get paid even if you lose?! If your Aces don't take down the hand at showdown in any hold 'em ring game before midnight Sunday we'll give you up to $50*.

Head over to PKR - Let's Play! for more info!

Good luck at the tables!

09 April 2011

Busted out 10th. on the 888poker iPad2 challenge

You gonna be like "10th? Wtf…what you wanna brag about?".
Hang on, hear me out.

I really belive I've played some of my best poker ever last night at the 888poker iPad2 challenge. For a small $2.20 buy-in you can win an iPad2. The first 2 of each tournament get one each. Finished 10th. of 345 players enrolled.

I've missed the first two tournaments getting the date wrong twice, and I've almost missed it again tonight… and I will play it again on Saturday. Yepp, I really want this thing and I swear I was "mind set" that night.

Like I mentioned above, I've played some of my best poker ever today. Already before the tournament I said to the misses "I'm gonna ship this" and that's how I've approached it. There was no "in the money" to aim for, no paid places.. nada. Top 2 or nada and this is the thing.. I kinda "felt the table, felt the tournament".

04 April 2011

Poker Site - PKR - Let's play!

Hi guys, on my constant mission of finding the perfect grind I've recently gave "PKR – Let's play!" a swing. I wasn't to sure if I would like a 3D poker software with people making all sorts of funny animations and cheers… but – I DO!.

I have to admit that I like the site a lot. The idea of customising your player, showing your emotions on the table (or the emotions you want other players to "read") and the large range of room designs got me hooked.

04 March 2011

Cocktail - Aqu Aqu

Today we'll be making ourself a little "Aqu Aqu", you'll ove it! As always, only use fresh ingredients or get a can of coke to drink... ;-)

Fill your tumbler to the top with ice and throw it in a blender.

5 cl Bacardi
3 cl Archers (Peach Snaps)
10 cl Pineapple Juice
2 cl Fresh Lime Juice
1 Ring of Pineapple (half if big)
1 Small hand of mint leaves

Blend it all well till it gets "mushy" and fill it into a cocktail glass or tumbler. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and serve.

- That's it, enjoy!

03 March 2011

PokerStars - Sunday Million 5th. Anniversary

On March 6th. PokerStars will celebrate the 5th. Anniversary of the famous "Sunday Million Tournament". To celebrate the anniversary of the worlds largest online tournament, PokerStars throws in an amazing $5.000.000 total prize pool with $1.000.000 guaranteed for the first and a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 for the winner!

01 March 2011

PokerStars - Sunday 1/4 Million played

Ohh YES!

I've managed to finish 262nd. of 36381 players in the PokerStars 1/4 million tournament past sunday. I'm very pleased with this result. Specially as I tried to unregister from the tournament for about 30 minutes, which didn't work due to some issues with the PokerStars software. So it kinda "forced" me to play the tournament which was a very good thing...thanks PokerStars! ;-)

After the tournament was stuck for aprox. 30 minutes it basically started with blinds at 25/50 just before going up to 30/60. This caused some very weird play by a lot of players as everybody seemed very desperate to get them chips in. However, I kept back and I belive I've never played so tight in my life. At one point I was able to build up my stack to just under 300k, which again allowed me to sit back and wait for top draws to continue.

Cocktail - Apple Martini

Today we'll be making ourself a very popular cocktail, the "Apple Martini". To make things easy I will refer to the glasses as "Y-glass", "tumbler" or "highball glass" used to build your cocktail. In order to make quality cocktails you'll always need fresh ingredients such as fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice and numerous syrup's. I recomment Monin as they are world leading in cocktail syrup's and are of very good quality.

Let's get started! Chill your Y-Glass with a few ice cubes and fill your big tumbler with iceto the top. Add the following ingredients to the tumbler:

4 cl Smirnoff Vodka
3 cl Monin Apple Sirup
1 cl Fresh Lime Juice
3 cl Apple Juice

Shake well, remove the ice from your Y-glass and pour your martini into the glass. Garnish with half a slice of a green or red apple..and you're done. Enjoy!


30 January 2011

VBS Worlds Demos Available

Bohemia Interactive Simulations and Caspian Learning are proud to launch two new demos of VBSWorlds highlighting the immense potential of self authored theatre responsive training simulations.

Join the RockPoker Club

The RockPoker Club is a small online community of texas hold'em fans who meet online to play poker. As a member you can exchange your poker experience with other players and compete in league based tournaments, on your way to the top of the leaderboard. Who knows, you could be RockPoker's first "Bounty Hunter" for archiving the most player knock-out's in one season.

29 January 2011

Solo Saxophone on progressive House Music

How is this for a Sax Player?? Enjoy... ;-)

Hestia Charity Album Release!

Press Release:

23rd January Independent singer / songwriter Surianne releases Hestia’s charity single ‘Stronger Than Before’, with all proceeds going to ‘Hestia Housing and Support’. To coincide with the charity’s 40th anniversary, up and coming artist Surianne was selected as Hestia’s single of choice to help raise awareness and funds for the London based charity.

‘Stronger Than Before’ is a moving story about picking up the shattered pieces and rebuilding one’s life. It is an emotional response perhaps provoked by a series of events, both good and bad, experienced by the songwriter. A powerful journey of self discovery and self confidence that through lyrics and music, beautifully describes the process of believing in ones self again.

19 January 2011

Parted from Apez.biz...

I thought I'd write a few lines to comment about the closure of Apez.biz.

After not being active in SL for almost 2 years now I've found that I still receive contact messages regarding Apez support, Apez products etc. Though I've updated my in-world profile along time ago, I do still receive notecards, messages or objects from residents.

At the moment I'm undecided if I will ever go back to SL. So please don't try contacting me via SL. You can always contact me via twitter as the chances I will reply are much higher. Or even via this blog...

As for Apez... It's sad to see that Cenji has to close down Apez.
The actual infrastructure he has created over the years, and it's products, have been leading the way for many other content designers you would find today in SL. Hopefully Cenji will be able to find a SL company, or individual, to take over the entire project. It would be a shame to see it all die like this.

Now, what will become of the former SLCI products which had been merged with Apez 2 years ago?

I have discussed this with Snap, who used to be my partner with SLCI and who has worked a long time along Apez as well. We're undecided if we'll continue the products (control-demon, textures, building tools etc). Neither one of us really has the time to maintain and update the products or to provide customer support.

I will make another post regarding the SLCI related Apez products in the next days.

Best Regards,