Saturday, January 28, 2006
Anyway, I played the last couple weeks and have had a great time. The concept of the tournament is to provide a place for both bloggers and readers of poker blogs to play poker together and have fun. And in particular, having fun is what it is all about. I am a poker player of medium skill, which to me means I know generally what I am doing, but know that I have a long ways to go. I do win occasionally and manage in the money often enough, but realise that there is a long way to go. ;-)
Wil's tournament is different that most in that the group is friendly and it is more like a home game than your traditional online game. The entry price is low enough to not be a huge issue and the game usually feels like it is not about the money, but rather about the enjoyment of playing a game with a bunch of friends.
Regardless of your level of play, if you are a poker fan and have an account at pokerstars, it is worth the effort to make the next WWdN tournament and have a good time.
Friday, January 20, 2006
Of course at this point, I had a complete lack of imagination and after staring at my computer screen for several minutes, I had an idea. I went to my google home page, turned on the word of the day and I was presented with a word that appeared very appropriate:
Susurration \soo-suh-RAY-shun\, noun:
A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
This place will be my soft whispering for anyone who cares to listen. We'll see where that leads us as I try to experience this adventure called blogging.
. . . the soft susurration of the wind through a stand of whistling thorn.
--Ann Jones, "Kenya on horseback," Town & Country, August 1, 1994
Across the road I can make out the grassy park that runs along the sand and hear, in the distance, the steady susurration of the Atlantic Ocean.
--Michael Dirda, "Excursions," Washington Post, January 2, 2000
There was the predictable noise of offence being taken on the Conservative side of the House. But it was low and muted, a mild susurration in the backwoods rather than an outraged gust of anger.
--Andrew Marr, "Making a prime minister of the President," Independent, March 30, 1994