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    Wednesday, July 23, 2008

    Prop Bets FTW!!!!

    As I was wallowing in another evening of missed opportunities and gut-wrenching beats, my mind began to wander and I thought to myself, "What the hell am I doing?" I have very little motivation lately to perform at an optimal level at the poker table. Money is not a problem for me in life, my job has been stressful lately, and I'm going to Jamaica in two days. It's almost as if poker has become like reading the Sunday newspaper...something to do to pass the time but really having no ultimate purpose.

    So as this self-persecution continued, I got an AIM from my good friend Rubbarose who began echoing many of the same sentiments I was feeling. Lack of motivation, poor bankroll management, etc. etc. As the conversation continued, he said that we needed a change... a spark...something to light a fire under two players that have talent but were not capable, in present form, to achieve the levels of the past. He proposed a series of poker-related prop bets. The discussion evolved and we ended up with the following arrangement:

    1. Each person would pick five prop bets
    2. The bets would be divided into two divisons of five (Rubba/W2D)
    3. There would be bounties as follows:
    • $50 for each bet accomplished
    • The winner of the Rubba Division gets hotel and dinner in Vegas for a degen weekend
    • The winner of the W2D Division gets a $300-$500 buy-in to an LAPC tournament
    • Overall winner has to change their STARS avatar to whatever the other one chooses

    4. The bets are only good on TILT and STARS

    Here are the bets:

    Rubbarose Division

    1. Win an online MTT with more than 1,000 entrants
    2. Build your online bankroll to at least $6,500 (no deposits)
    3. Final table a Sunday major (Major, second chance, or Mulligan)
    4. Win a pot at an online cash table over >$1,000
    5. Win 3 online MTT's within 14 days (min. 250+ players)

    Willing2Die Division

    1. Build your PLB score to over 2,000.
    2. Win five (5) TILT $750K or STARS Million seats in one week.
    3. Win an online MTT with at least a $100 buy-in. (Min. 100+ players)
    4. Be up at least five (5) buy-in's at a cash table (min. stakes $.50/$1 NL)
    5. In an online MTT...4-bet pre-flop with pocket fives and somehow win the pot. (HH must be saved)

    There is only one of the bets that I am inherently taking the worst of and that is the pocketfives PLB bet. My current score is only 975 and I think his is like 1,500 so I'm definitely at the short end of the stick on that one.

    Anyways, the contest starts on August 1st and I will return from Jamaica pumped and ready to bury Rubbarose and display my dominance once again. Well....or.....I'll just get smoked like I usually do in wagers with Rubba. Either way, it should be fun and provide us some "extra" motiviation. If I got any of the bounties or prizes incorrect, I'll check with Rubba and make the changes.

    Thanks for reading,


    1 comment:

    Fuel55 said...

    Presto is Gold ( and 146 prior posts), so this should be pretty simple: "In an online MTT...4-bet pre-flop with pocket fives and somehow win the pot. (HH must be saved)"