Saturday, April 24, 2010

Heads-Up Match for PokerTVAsia

I'll be filming an episode for PokerTVAsia tomorrow called Mad Props. Basically I get to play HU against another guy for a silly prop bet which is a punishment thing on the loser of the match. The match will be filmed, with hole cameras and all. The happening of the silly prop bet will also be filmed, for viewers' pleasure and the loser's dismay. The production is professional (as I've previewed some of their other shows), like something you would wanna catch on ESPN2. The final product will be available for viewing online in May, naturally thru

So, this other guy who I'm gonna play with and hopefully beat up is Sai. He's an active pro cash game player in the HK/Macau area. You probably know him anyways if you play poker around here. We're gonna play a best of 3 match, and to beef things up a little, we're gonna play each game for $5k. (ie. a 2-0 scoop would result in a $10k payday.) To spice things up even more, we're gonna drink hard liquor during the game, non-stop. (yeap this will look real good on TV.) And the silly prop bet itself? I'm gonna let you guys find out when the episode comes out. (Hint: it involves bikini girls.)

Oh and also, pick up a copy of Baller Magazine's May issue if you can. It'll feature a piece with me and Sai, with photos and all. (We did the photoshoot last weekend and things looked pretty cool.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Important Message: Dogs need your help

Guys, I'm using what's my limited publicity to try and help some poor animals. Some 170 dogs might have to be put down if they don't find new owners within two weeks because the Hong Kong Dog Rescue has to relocate. Click here for more info. Please help these poor animals by spreading the word as much as you can, and if you can adopt one, even better. But just like with getting any pet, think thrice before you decide. It's a life long commitment and you'll need to know you can provide endless love and care for the animal.

Once again, please spread the word.

Friday, April 2, 2010

OMG last night was funnnnnn.....

I had probably one of the most fun nights in terms of hang out with poker people last night. I went out for dinner with Terrence, Celina, Fred from Pokerstars, and my friend Manish. We went to my favorite Japanese restaurant Sushi Kuu, headed by my awesome friend Satoru Mukugawa, who's one of the best Jap chef I know. We had omakaze (Japanese chef's menu). As a general guideline, always go for the omakaze at any upscale Jap restaurant for true goodness. Satoru's omakaze is as fantastic as always, maybe even more so this time since this is the first time I had abalone from him. We probably ate more food than we thought we would be eating, and we cleared two bottles of sake. We played CCR for the bill but Fred and Manish bought themselves out so it was 3-handed (Terrence, Celina, me). Terrence lost and had to cover the tap.

Naturally we played poker after dinner. We played SHOT, which was a combination of 150/300 Limit Stud, 25/50 NL Hold'em, 25/50 PL Omaha, and 150/300 Limit Triple Draw. The mixture of the game was great and the action was good too as we had one guy walked up to us asking if he could join. I think all of us smiled wickedly while welcoming him. It was one of the most enjoyable poker session I've had since I love mixed game so much and with the right bunch of people the fun level just gets elevated by so much. We ended the night at like 2:30am and I went home a happy man. Oh, also helps that I ran good and made 10k. =)