Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Poker pearl #61 and my 900th post

Above: The August 10 version of Card Player magazine has Brian Rast on the cover. He won the $50K Player's Championship at the WSOP this summer. He also won a bracelet in a $1,500 pot-limit hold'em event.

In an interview, Rast says:

There's a reason why people like tournaments. They're exciting, and there's an opportunity to make a big, life-changing score, but they are also extremely volatile, and variance has a way of picking on some people. Until this summer, I had to force myself into believing that my time was coming after so many near misses.


On May 13, 2008, I started my blog and made my first post. I had been checking out other blogs and read that Smokee had started a series of free poker tournaments for bloggers. Being a cheapskate frugal, the word "free" got my attention.

I had been thinking about blogging anyway and the chance to play in a tournament with other bloggers was too tempting. I didn't know how to sign up, but Katitude helped by sending Smokee an e-mail and that was 900 posts ago. Thanks to all of you who come here.


  1. HBJ : Quite some achievement. And no doubt some following. Although I'm not into the Poker stuf, I like your bridge blogs, location descriptions and stunning photographs.

  2. And the big wins have made it all just a little more fun.

  3. WOW! 900 MOJOisms!

    Congrats my friend.

  4. 900? You da man Mojo. I just barely crossed 100

  5. So by the time you reach 1500 you will have won your first WSOP bracelet?