Full Tilt Poker ChatBan update…I’m baaaaaaccccckkkkk

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Me, to Full Tilt Poker:

Dear Full Tilt Support,

I understand that soliciting other players for money is a no-no, but I would like to say that I was in no way serious about this comment that I made. The comment was made in jest, as there were several other people at the table that I know. If you take a look at my account, I have absolutely no need to borrow $5 from anyone.

Could you please provide the tournament name and number that this took place in?

Thank You

Their reply:

Hello Ian,

Thank you for contacting Full Tilt Poker Support.

We understand and appreciate your circumstances.

We have reviewed the table chat for the tournament, it was a 50 FTP satellite to the $750k Guarantee, and we were unable to find any relevant situation in which this comment could have been made in jest.

That being said, please know that we take solicitation, even in jest, very seriously, and have a zero tolerance policy.

We’ve reinstated your chat privileges at this time.

Any further instances of solicitation (even in jest), will result in your chat privileges being revoked again, possibly indefinitely.

If there’s anything else we can help you with, please feel free to ask. We’re always here to help.

Best regards,

Full Tilt Poker Support

I guess it’s not really a “zero tolerance policy” now, is it?

“You’re a donkey…I like that…”

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It’s not that I don’t care about this blog anymore, it’s just that I don’t have anything to write about lately.  I’m in a kind of creative funk…not that there ever was too much here that was too creative.

First off, an announcement.

We at BuddyDank Radio have been kicking around the idea of a special one-time ten cent rebuy tourney.  For what reason you may ask?  No other reason than it just sounds like a hell of a lot of fun to play a dime rebuy tourney.  BuddyDank radio will be covering this tournament live!!!

NumbBlowMe Invitational
Tournament # 63820195
8:30 pm CST
NLHE – 0.10 + 1.00
Unlimited dime rebuys until first break
Dime add-on of 1500 chips at first break
password = bdankradio

More information on this to come, including a bounty on me, your host for this tournament, NumbBono.

In other news, I received a nice little piece of communication from Full Tilt Poker a few days ago.

Hello Ian,

It has come to our attention that you have been abusing your chat privileges at the tables by soliciting other players for money.

We value all players and strive to maintain an enjoyable online poker environment, free of harassment and begging at the tables. A copy of the offending chat is shown below:

02-Oct-2008 00:51:45 can I borrow $5 from someone?

We have revoked your chat privileges for a period of one month. Please send us an email on or after November 5, 2008, and we’ll reinstate your chat privileges at that time. Please be aware that any attempt to circumvent this suspension may result in the closure of your Full Tilt Poker account.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Andrew T

Full Tilt Poker Support

I think I did this during a pushfest during the Mookie, as a joke, with other people at the table that I knew.   Whatever…no chatty-chat-chat time for me at the tables.  I guess I’ll have to live it up on the girly Yahoo chat (numb_bono if you want to add me).

This was on SNL last weekend, and I thought it was fucking hilarious.  Spot on impression of Marky Mark.

“You’re a donkey…I like that…”

Bye Bye $5 HORSE

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I’m moving up baby.  It was pure fluke that I was even able to play this.  The level of play play is no different than the $5 HORSE, and not too far from the $24 HORSE.

It’s not a win, but I’m still proud of it, considering I was nursing the shortstack for most of the final table.


UPDATE!!! – The Dookie is ON!!!

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Full Tilt finally added The Dookie, so it’s back on.  Looks like it’s not a turbo though.  Oh well, that’ll be a nice change.

No Dookie Tonight

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OK, looks like Full Tilt has yet to create the Dookies for this month.  I guess they need more than four days notice, even though they’ve been taking care of it for me within one to two days of my requests in the past.

With the absence of The Dookie tonight (barring a last minute miracle), perhaps a blogger cash game is in order?

Also, I’m wondering what people (or should I say one person) will whine about tonight, on-air discussion of hands, multi-accounting?

Also, poorly organized fantasy football leagues suck.

That is all,

I’m in a pissy mood.

I’ll be pissy on-air tonight.  www.buddydankradio.com

Mookie/Dookie/BuddyDankRadio Tonight

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It’s that time of the week again, Mookie Night.  The Flagship blogger tournament will kick off at 9:00 pm CST on Full Tilt Poker.  Check the private tournaments tab, and look for it.  $13 buyin, DS NLHE Knockout.  Password as always is vegas1.

damook Of course, whenever it’s Mookie Night, that means another edition of The Dookie.  Tonight, being the first Wednesday of the month, it’s time to switch the game up from its usual Turbo NLHE format.

In honor of Emptyman’s tremendous success in HORSE tournaments this past week, we’ll be playing a little Horsey this time around.

Let’s make this fun though.  If you play The Dookie tonight, you are required to be as verbally abusive as Scotty Nguyen was at the final table the 50K HORSE WSOP event.  Swearing and cursing are not only allowed, but are encouraged.  And every time you type in chat box, it MUST be followed with a BABEEEE.

The Dookie start at 10:30 CST, an hour and a half after The Mook.  $5.50 buyin, password is vegas1.

BuddyDank Radio will be on air in full force tonight, and a party is planned.  If you aren’t listening……well, why not?  Come join the fun.

Need a few more Fantasy Football owners

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Still need a few more people to fill out a poker-blogger fantasy football league.

It’s on ESPN, and is free.  No money involved in this one, this one’s just for fun people.

Draft Day: Tuesday, September 2nd
Draft Time: 10:15 EST/9:15 CST

People entered so far:


Hit me up at numbbono(at)donkeysdraw(dot)com or numb_bono on Yahoo IM if you’re interested.

Screws fall out all the time, the worlds’ an imperfect place…

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I rarely play the RiverChasers these days.  It starts a little too early for me most weeks, but somehow I was able to manage an appearance there this week.

I’ve won a few blogger tournaments in my day…the MATH, Skills Series, Mookie, Dookie, BBT Freeroll, but I’ve never had much success in the RiverChasers.

I guess I can cross this one off my list now.  An early suckout on Pushmonkey put me near the top, and I took the lead shortly thereafter and didn’t give it up until the bloody end.  Everything was working for me on this one.  I played a style similar to the Lucko/LJ school of blogger tournament thought, and it worked well for me, which means I probably pissed off at least three quarters of the field.


Mookie and BuddyDank Radio tonight!!!

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Wednesday…a great night of the week.  A great night due the the fact that the flagship blogger tournament, The Mookie, takes place at this time.

I haven’t been playing too much lately.  The occasional nightly $5 HORSE tourney, and The Mookie/Dookie have pretty much been it.

That’s fine though, it’s summer, and quite honestly, I haven’t had a great desire to play too much these days.  I cashed out a great deal of the bankroll a couple of months ago, and ever since then I haven’t been playing much.  I noticed the other day that the FTP bankroll had actually dropped below $200.  Yikes, that’s not much to play with.  Fortunately, I took second the other night in the nightly HORSE donkfest, and pumped up the roll a little bit.  Though it’s still quite a bit shy of the nearly 2K it was up to before I cleared it out, how depressing.  At least I can say that I’ve made money from poker.

Back to tonight’s festivities… Buddy is on the road this week, and has once again allowed me to fill in on BuddyDank Radio for him during The Mookie.  I’ll be broadcasting the event, with Joanada as the co-host as usual, and we’re working on a potential guest or two for the evening.  We’ll see what shakes out, but rest assured, it will be great fun once again.  Think POOOOOSHHHH FEST if you want a spoiler…

I’ve been a little lax pimping The Dookie lately, but it will be there, as always, at 10:30 CST tonight.  The format tonight is good old NLHE Turbo, and for a mere $5 buyin, you can’t beat the price.

I had plans on implementing some type of leaderboard for the Dookie, but I have to disagree with my good friend Mick Jagger, because time is not on my side these days.  Maybe sometime down the road I’ll get something setup, but for now, it’s on hold.  It’s still a fun little tournament though , and a nice complement to the Main Event.

So don’t forget to tune in to BuddyDank Radio tonight…The Authoritative Blogger Poker Radio Station.

I should feel better about this…

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…but I don’t.

Guy hits on 6th and 7th street to win, in a pot that would have turned the tables.

In the words of F. Gump……”It happens”