The Miscellaneous Rantings of Marie-Lizette

My Favorite Tweet of the Week!

June 13, 2011

Tags: KevMath, Twitter, Humor.

Please make no mistake, I'm not picking on @Maegan_Q in any way, shape or form. Believe me, I'm always getting names mixed up and forgetting who's who!

I just really ♥ the way she phrased the question; I think that were it me, I would have asked exactly this same way:

And because I absolutely believe that @Maegan_Q isn't the only one in the world with an inquiring mind, here is the answer:

The CAF Charity Poker Tournament Proved That Nothing is Impossible

June 12, 2011

Tags: Tournaments, Poker, Charity.

Ralph Pieplenbos
Ralph Pieplenbos

I had a great time at The Challenged Athletes Foundation Charity Poker Tournament (thanks to Chris Butcher for the invitation and accommodation) and am very humbled after meeting some of the most amazing athletes people I have ever had the privilege of spending time with, including a blind golfer, a one-legged marathon runner, and an incomplete paraplegic tri-athlete who just conquered the Great Wall of China.

At the age of seven months, Ralph contracted Polio, loosing the use of his legs at an unimaginable early age. Believing he would sooner see pigs fly before ever competing in sports, Ralph went on to a successful creative career with Disney. Having seen an elephant fly, Ralph eventually found that nothing is impossible. He now is a competitive athlete and an outspoken advocate and mentor for disabled athletes.


If You Build It, They Will...Come?

June 08, 2011

Tags: All-In, Outonthebubble, Launch, Website.

After two months, several redesigns, and a tweak here and there, I finally feel comfortable enough to announce the launch of my latest endeavor: This site has been a labor of love for me, so I hope that between me and my partner, Mel Sieboldt, we can make magic happen.

If you would like to show your support, please "Like" our Facebook Fan Page at and follow us on Twitter at @outonthebubble. Of course, there is no better way to show your support that to subscribe. Thumbs Up

Last Hand of Maria Ho vs. Allen Bari in WSOP Event #4

June 07, 2011

Tags: Maria Ho, WhoJedi, WSOP, Last Hand.

Credit for this video goes to Jay "WhoJedi" Newnum of

Still Looking for That Double Up

June 07, 2011

Tags: Agent Marco, All-In, Decisions, Donkey, Double-Up, KevMath, Loser, Opinions, Opportunity, Personal, Poker, QuadJacks, Winner.

I must admit that my trip to Vegas for pre-WSOP shenanigans has given me hope that the poker industry is ripe for hard working people to become successful on either side of the rail.

Kevin "KevMath" Mathers
Kevin "KevMath" Mathers

First off, hanging around with all my poker media peeps is always the brightest part of any day (especially with my bestie KevMath). With the Rio serving as the Mecca for poker and the trauma of Black Friday still burning in everybody's wounds, the who's who of poker press are all on hand for the 2011 World Series of Poker. Compounded by the fact that I've joined forces with Dan Michalski as Associate Editor for, had discussions with Jon Friedberg regarding his anticipated re-launch of, and my return to as the Los Angeles Poker Examiner, I was able to enjoy feeling like a colleague on a level playing field rather than a squirrel trying to get a nut.


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Took Down the Caesar's Palace Nooner...Yippee!

June 04, 2011

Tags: Caesars Palace, KevMath, MerchDawg, NLH, Poker, Rail, Tournament, WhoJedi, Winner.

Wow! I actually won... no chop and a tough heads-up opponent. I played my unique game and it paid dividends. Even the dealers were sweating me and complimented me on my play. Two of them said they knew from early on that I would be taking it down, and knowing how many poker players these Vegas dealers see come through their doors, that meant a lot to me...and meant extra tips for the Till. (I'm such a donkey!)

I had one hell of an impressive rail. KevMath, MerchDawg and WhoJedi were watching almost every move I made at the final table. Hey, who knows, maybe I might get to be a celebrity like WhoJedi (see, Pg. 27 of the May 2011 Edition of Bluff Magazine) and get featured in the next Bluff, HaHaHa!!!



I want to run a special game on @liveatthebike on Feb 14. Either a $5K heads-up cash game -or- $1K turbo 6-max S&G #WinnerTakesAll