Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MBJ WDOP Tournament of Champions Champ!

MBJ WDOP Tournament of Champions Champ!

I was lucky enough to win the MBJ WDOP TOC last night & get my own FTP table! Please help me decide (i.e. pick something you would be most likely to play on).

Here's the link to the poll:

What Table Should I Chose?
.05/.10 PLO
.10/.25 PLO
.10/.25 NLH
.05/.10 NLO8

Remember, it's always better to be lucky than good:

Full Tilt Poker Game #4232782030: MBJ WDOP TOC (30641864), Table 1 - 100/200 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:35:39 ET - 2007/11/19
Seat 3: SmBoatDrinks (15,994)
Seat 4: PokerAA (3,464)
Seat 9: NightPrince (8,542)
NightPrince posts the small blind of 100
SmBoatDrinks posts the big blind of 200
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS *** Dealt to PokerAA [As Ad]
PokerAA raises to 400
NightPrince folds
SmBoatDrinks raises to 15,994, and is all in
PokerAA calls 3,064, and is all in
SmBoatDrinks shows [Ac Jd]
PokerAA shows [As Ad]
Uncalled bet of 12,530 returned to SmBoatDrinks
*** FLOP *** [Jh Qd 2d]
SmBoatDrinks: nh
*** TURN *** [Jh Qd 2d] [Jc]
*** RIVER *** [Jh Qd 2d Jc] [8s]
SmBoatDrinks shows three of a kind, Jacks
PokerAA shows two pair, Aces and Jacks
SmBoatDrinks wins the pot (7,028) with three of a kind, Jacks
Virge (Observer): wow
PokerAA stands up
*** SUMMARY *** Total pot 7,028 Rake 0 Board: [Jh Qd 2d Jc 8s]
Seat 3: SmBoatDrinks (big blind) showed [Ac Jd] and won (7,028) with three of a kind, Jacks Seat 4: PokerAA (button) showed [As Ad] and lost with two pair, Aces and Jacks
Seat 9: NightPrince (small blind) folded before the Flop

Monday, October 08, 2007

WRGPT17 Registration is Open

Registration for WRGPT17 has opened. You can register at: The deadline for registration will be October 19, 2007. The practice round will start about October 8. The real tourney will start about two weeks later. So, register if you are interested in playing this year. Good luck!

Last year I came in 283/1314, and my "good buddy" Grasshopp3r (Brent Hoag) won it all, including the last longer bet! I'll put another $5 bounty on him this year!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Blogger Tourney

Texas Holdem Poker

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

This Online Poker Tournament is a No Limit Texas Holdem event exclusive to Bloggers.

Registration code: 1521782



Saturday, July 07, 2007

Buddy Dank

Very cool to hear Buddy Dank spin your requests, AND give live commentary on your poker action! Enjoyed Buddy for the 1st, & not the last time last night during the Kat's Friday Donkament. Ran my KK into AA & the early chip leader was out!

Added Buddy Dank's poker blog to the list on the right, & here is his music page. Submit your requests & enjoy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Hi SmBoatDrinks ,

To show support for the Poker Players Alliance, PokerStars is hosting a series of $5,000 freerolls. The freerolls will run 3 times a day on Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th at 20:05, 21:55, 23:05 ET.

On top of that, if you place first in one of the freerolls, you'll get to play me personally at the end of the series on April 15th along with other freeroll winners in a 10 seat single table tournament. Who knows, you might just win yourself $1,000 and the bragging rights that come with beating a world champion.

The PPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the game of poker (online and live), its integrity, as well as the rights of American poker players. I myself am a member, along with thousands of other poker professionals and enthusiasts. In fact, I think it is so important, that I also volunteer as a Director on the Board. Registration is free and instant when you play in one of the $5,000 PPA freerolls. All you have to do is register and play.

For more information on the freerolls and joining the PPA, click here.

Take part in the freerolls and support the PPA - poker is worth it!

Greg "FossilMan" Raymer

Friday, March 09, 2007

Finally, a Politician I Can Respect!

Subject: Senator Alfonse D'Amato Takes Leadership Position with the Poker Players Alliance

Dear PPA Member:

You probably have heard that the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has enlisted a key ally to support our cause. Yesterday, we announced that former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato is joining the PPA as Chairman of the Board and to help lead our efforts in Washington D.C. The PPA has been your voice for the past 18 months, now we have elevated our organization and will have even more influence with policy makers.

Senator D'Amato will be a tremendous advocate on your behalf. First of all, he is a passionate and skilled poker player who loves to win in both poker and politics. He has a distinguished 18 year record serving in the United States Senate and worked in a bipartisan fashion to achieve results for the people of New York. Now he is taking his enthusiasm, tenacity and political savvy directly to Congress to produce results for the Poker Players Alliance. We are proud that he has joined our team and we are excited about our prospects to get something done for poker in the near term.

I also want to take this moment to personally thank Linda Johnson, the First Lady of Poker, who was the inspiration behind the Poker Players Alliance and served as the PPA's first Chairwoman. Without her guidance the PPA would not be the great organization it is today.

I encourage you to go to the New York Times Web site
( for more news about Senator D'Amato joining the Poker Players Alliance and to visit our site at


Michael Bolcerek, President
Poker Players Alliance

Senator Alfonse D'Amato Takes Leadership Position with the Poker Players Alliance

Poker Aficionado and former U.S. Senator to Lead Efforts to Protect One of America's Pastimes

Washington D.C.(March 5, 2007) - The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots organization of more than 160,000 poker enthusiasts, announced today that former United States Senator Alfonse D'Amato has joined the PPA to serve as Chairman of the Board and help lead efforts in Washington D.C. to protect the game of poker.

"I have had a passion for poker since my childhood, and for politics almost as long. This new position will allow me to fuse these passions and help establish sensible policy that allows Americans to enjoy the great game of poker in the venue of their choosing," said Alfonse D'Amato, the new Chairman of the Poker Players Alliance.

"We are thrilled to have Senator D'Amato take up our cause to promote and protect the game played by millions of Americans. His enthusiasm, tenacity and political astuteness will bolster the influence of the PPA and help earn poker a much deserved exemption from the recent online gaming law," said Michael Bolcerek, president of the PPA. "For the past 18 months Linda Johnson, the First Lady of Poker, skillfully lead our organization as Chairwoman, today the First Senator of Poker will lead the charge."

It is estimated that more than 23 million Americans enjoyed playing poker on the Internet in 2006. Yet, the recent government crackdown on Internet gaming has swept poker into its net of prohibition and have made it increasingly difficult for poker players to enjoy this great form of entertainment on the Internet. The Poker Players Alliance will be working with Congress to provide a skill game exemption for poker and pave the way for eventual regulation and taxation of the industry in the United States.

"Prohibitions don't work, they only create unintended consequences. The American people know this and we are going to make sure Congress knows it too," said Senator D'Amato. "We need common sense regulation of Internet poker. Prohibition will only drive the industry underground and strip away any protections for children and services for problem gamblers."

The Poker Players Alliance was formed in 2005 to protect the right of poker players to enjoy the great American tradition of poker in the venue of their choice, and Linda Johnson was critical in the organization's development. "I would like to personally thank Linda Johnson for her service to the PPA as its first Chairwoman, and in her continued service as a board member as we take the organization to its next level," stated Bolcerek.


The Poker Players Alliance is a non-profit organization advocating on behalf of American poker players.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Fun Poker Test

Here's a neat test... pretty straightforward and slightly time consuming (approx 30 minutes):

I got a 108 for poker IQ

My strengths were:
- Computational Speed - Better than 88.49%
- Small and Medium Pairs - Better than 89.74%

Opportunities include:
- Tournaments - Better than 2.66%

Reply with your scores!

Friday, February 02, 2007

January 2007 Results

OK, ever since I started posting my monthly results they have been much less than desired or previously. January wasn't much different, so maybe I'll stop posting $ results monthly & see if I can change the SmBoat karma. I was up live!

This whole Neteller arrests/clampdown/freeze really blows. I've been waiting 2 weeks to get the rest of my fundage out of there. Doesn't seem like many others are having better luck.

Looking forward to Vegas in March!!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

December Results

BEST FLOP OF 2006!!!!

December Totals:
Live: - $341.00
Tournament: -$442.23
Ring: -$238.65
Total: -$1021.88

Biggest Win:
FTP $30K Guarantee
$100 + 9
13th of 370

Obviously a less than stellar way to end 2006................. Hopefully my year end #'s will cheer me up a little.........................

2006 Totals:
Live: + $696.00
Tournament: +$8,339.59
Ring: +$443.51
Total: +$9479.10

Biggest Win:
10K Guarantee FTP
$69 + 6
2nd of 215

Next we will review 2006 Resolutions & come up with new ones for 2007!