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Full Tilt Poker $25k Shootout Invitational

January 21, 2011

Lynn Gilmarten greets Tony at the Aussie Millions 2011 and asks how he feels about the $25K Invitational. Tony says he feels great and he’s very happy to be invited, it’s a great field. He says the tables are all stacked and he’s going to have a bit of fun and then go to the tennis.

Asked about his table today, Tony says he’s got the weakest table and he’s very lucky to have them but they are very lucky to have him since he’s the weakest player in the weakest field. With all of that taken into consideration, Tony says that being the weakest player in the weakest field gives him a very good chance to get through to the next round. The Invitational is a three heat tournament.

Tony’s going to see Berankis against Nalbandian in the tennis. Richard Berankis is a Lithuanian connection and new on the scene so Tony will be out there with a cheer squad leading them on for a major victory.

Tony’s dog comes up next in the conversation. Zasko cannot make it due to issues with documentation but TJ is in and will make an appearance on Saturday. Tony says he is very well trained and qualified; he will do some tricks, some barks, and perhaps an attack or two.

Watch the video for a a super charged sense of Tony’s humor and the fun he has with poker and life.

Wishing everyone a great 2011

January 02, 2011 1 comments

I hope 2011 starts on a positive note for everyone and the future is filled with great health and happiness throughout the world. I’m looking forward to new projects and enjoying everything I have with family and friends. And I’m looking forward to many, many more poker competitions. I have one coming up.

It’s January 1st, 2011, and I woke up around 9.30am which is late for me. I am in New Zealand and the plan for the day is to do a 25km (a little over 15 miles) walk and I am sore as I have had a huge bet for a 14km run from 3 days ago. I have some Russian friends staying with me and we are all having fun but the side bets are painful on the body although I am a big winner here, it’s not about that.

I am here to get healthy and Dr. Lee Nelson who runs the fat farm here does the job. He takes care of me and I am getting into shape and feeling strong. On the last day we played an 8 game sit and go and I chopped it with the DR. which was a nice way to end the year. I think that result summed up the year for me. It was very, very good in terms of win/loss.

So the big news is me and Isildur1. The show down is coming. Since it was announced, a lot of people close to Isildur1 have protested that it may not be me playing. The correct way to do this thing is for me and him to sit next to each other at the PCA – where I would rush to – and everyone can ensure it’s me playing. I have had enough of people telling me I can’t play four screens at once. For one, I have doubts about isilidur1. Is it really him playing all 4 tables or is anyone helping him? Let’s sit next to each other and make it a clean game and leave no doubt about it. He can wear a mask to shield himself – that is not a problem – but the only fair way to make this happen now is that way, we sit together and fight this out hard at the PCA and he can cope with some well deserved verbal as well.

Isilidur1 did you pass that driver’s test by the way? Bring your permit with you! LOL