Archive for February, 2006

Last week At The LAPC Tournaments

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

First off I wanna thank all the people that have read my article in Cardplayer and Cardplayer College, and those who have sent me such wonderful and touching emails. I really truly appreciate it. I played in the invitational event but didn’t play so well and got knocked out very early. I’ve just been taking a break from poker for the last few days and hanging out with my friends. On Sunday I went and did a live radio interview for KLSX with Louie and Brian, and got to meet Steve Ringgold who is the producer of the show. They were all very pleasant and made me feel so relaxed and the interview went so smoothly. I am flying out to San Jose this morning and I will be playing in the Shooting Star event. Hope to see many of you there. Here are some pictures that were taken during the Invitational Event and the live radio interview…Last week At The LAPC Tournaments.

There’s Nothing Better Then A Weekend Surrounded With Friends!

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

It’s been a long week for me. I had a very good week playing the 600-1200 limit game…yay!!! I played in the LAPC 10k event on thursday which i got knocked out early. Then the very next day I spent a whole day at South Coast Mall 🙂 filming a documentary that will be titled The Poker Divas which will include Evelyn Ng, Jennifer Leigh, Karina Jett, and Stacy. And finally to end my weekend I got to spend a relaxing and fun night with my friends at LAX nightclub. Here are some pics to look at…

Winning My First Tournament!

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

I finally achieved my goal! I won my first tournament in the 1k limit holdem event at LAPC. This was the first tournament that I’ve played since I’ve been back to LA. Before the tournament started I had said to myself that i would try twice as hard and won’t give up because there was a very special reason for it. I didn’t want to disappoint my friend because I had given my word to help the MS Society. From the time the tournament started till the moment I won the tournament the only thing that lingered in my mind was the conversation my friend and I had and what his mother and other unfortunate people were going through. I kept saying to myself no matter what I have to win this tournament. The first day of the tournament after about 5 hours of play I lost a few hands and was down to about 2500 in chips, but with my determination i was able to bounce back and at one point I was the chip leader.
About 5 minutes before the 1st day ended I lost 20k of my chips to a deuce- four hand and was left with only 20k left to start with on day 2. I got a very nice email from my friend’s mother before I started day 2… Her email gave me all the confidence and determination I needed to take this tournament down. I started day 2 with a very positive attitude and I played the best I’ve ever played. And now I am finally able to do what I’ve always wanted to do which is to help others in need. I have always believed in what goes around comes around. There are allot of adults and children out there that aren’t as fortunate and by caring and doing good deeds will always pay off at the end… Out of the 20% earnings from this tournament 15% of it will go to The MS Society Foundation and 5% will go to the unfortunate people back in my country that are in need of food and shelter.
I encourage everybody to try and help as much as possible and to donate to charitable foundations. The more money we give, the closer we are to finding a cure, and making the world a better place to live.

My Goals For 2006

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

For those of you that do not know, the goals that i have set for myself for the year of 2006 are to win my first bracelet and to help out the unfortunates by donating 20% of my winnings to charities. I’ve given allot of thought on what charities I should go with until i had a recent conversation with a dear friend that has a close family member that is suffering from MS. Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, in which the white blood cells that usually attach foreign bodies and germs, attack the cells of the body. In the case of multiple sclerosis , the area being attacked is the protective coating around nerve endings. As nerves deteriorate, victims of multiple sclerosis can show a very wide array of symptoms: trembling or twitching, dizziness or vertigo, bladder dysfunction, difficulty walking, and fatigue.
Multiple sclerosis remained undiagnosed until the 1860s, although many doctors had seen cases of it and attempted to treat it without luck, even going to far as to inject patients with strychnine and use electricity to stimulate their nerves.
It affects two or three times as many women as it does men, and most people with multiple sclerosis are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50. Multiple sclerosis can go undetected for long periods of time, until a patient suffers an attack or relapse, in which all their symptoms reappear. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis , but with therapy and medication, patients can feel well enough to live their lives as a healthy person would.
There is no cure for multiple sclerosis , but with therapy and medication, patients can feel well enough to live their lives as a healthy person would. I’ve given my word that if and when i win my first bracelet I will take majority of the 20% winnings and donate it to The MS Foundation and the remains will go toward helping the unfortunates back in my country.
I will be playing in all the events at the LAPC starting tomorrow Feb 3rd. Hopefully it won’t be long till I’m able to follow through with my words. See you all at the tables!