Tuesday, June 28, 2011

She's A Cruel Mistress

Typically when I go out and shoot videos I'll try and get them posted roughly in chronological order.  There's typically some lag time involved with the editing  process, so often you're seeing videos a week or so after they were shot.  This one though, was shot immediately after my (rather brief) appearance at the Venetian DSE tournament on Sunday, June 26.  It was a story that was enough worth telling that I wanted to get it posted straight away.

One error in the video to point out is that in the second hand I discussed I referred to the other player flopping a flush, when in actuality it was a flopped set.

One other note I wanted to add in about the video editing is that it is an amazingly time consuming process.  I have the easy job, I yammer into the camera for a few minutes and I'm done.  Mrs. Flops then literally takes hours to edit the videos and try and turn my yammering into something reasonably coherent.  All of the effects, the green screen background, the music and the titles, that all comes from her.  So, if you enjoy these videos, then really send some thanks out to Mrs. Flops.  If it wasn't for her hard work, they wouldn't get done.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

There Is No Substitute

This is a no poker content video, but I don't think people are going to mind ...

I have a friend who is an automobile broker.  I got an e-mail from her a few weeks ago asking if I was available on a certain date.  As luck would have it I did have my calendar clear.  The event in question was a Porsche driving experience, and there's really not much more to say besides that it was a blast.  Take a look:

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Nasty Chop

In general, when I'm playing in a low buy-in tournament I tend to be pretty mellow about chopping.  Three's a couple of reasons for that.  One, I recognize that these kind of tournaments have a heavy social element and I don't mind sacrificing some EV to maintain that social element.  Also (and this is really the more important reason) typically with these types of tournaments by the time people are discussing chopping there may be no more than 20 to 30 big blinds total in play.  Such situations are obviously very high variance and I don't mind chopping to deal with that fact.  Sometimes though, there's just something about a chop that is so absurd, that you just can't stay quiet - here's one such story:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Makin' Burgers

A while ago I did a video about making homemade pizza.  It was fun and I decided that it was time to do another food video.  This time, I'm making bleu cheese stuffed burgers: