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Friday, September 22, 2006

A BIG Announcement and ACR ROCKS!!

As my readers may have noticed, I have never been one to "pimp" a site or put banners all over my blog, or basically make any money off of my blog.

Well, folks, the times...they are a-changin!!

I found out that from a little blurb that I put on my blog at the beginning of the year in regards to the WPS (www.WorldPokerShowdown.com)in St. Maartens (back in April) that I actually got 11 of you fools (I say that in the kindest, most lovingest manner. : ) to actually type in my bonus code.

I went today to check out some banners and found real, honest to goodness, American money sitting in my account. Oh. My. God. You mean this "pimping" and putting up banners and letting my readers know about bonus codes, actually WORKS????


Soooo, that's the scoop on the banners that you now see on my blog.

I am the official Female Poker Blogger PIMP for ACR (America's Card Room). I know the owner, Phil Nagy, personally and have partied with him and heck, I'll admit, I have even touched his girlfriend's breasts. (She let me!!!)

ACR has been the sponsor of WPS for the past 3 trips that I've gone on, and will be the sponsors for the St. Maartens event in November.

Here's the scoop:

You can qualify to WIN your way to St. Maartens ONLY on ACR.

Satellites are ONLY $100/$8 and run on Sunday's and THOSE qualifiers have qualifiers for $10/$1 that run every single night!!

One word: OVERLAY

Almost every week there is an overlay. Almost every night there is an overlay. You've got to check out these satellites to understand what I'm saying. You don't even have to sign up for one (yet) just go into the lobby and watch the sign ups for these events. Tell me I'm wrong.

So, if you're lucky to win the Sunday qualifier, then you win $750.00 for airfare, $750.00 for hotel, $500 spending money AND sponsorship by Phil Nagy and ACR for the Main Event, a $2600 buyin for an awesome split of 50/50.

NOT only THAT, but of course, a first time deposit bonus of 25% for all you fools that click on my banner ad, and if you don't WANT to click on my banner ads, then just use the bonus code of 11PlayNow74 when you register with ACR.

So, there you have it. All the information you could possibly need or want, but just it case it's NOT, go here: http://www.americascardroom.com/common/mahobeach.php and read more about it.

Also, don't forget to check out www.WorldPokerShowdown.com for the actual tournament schedule.

What are you waiting for?? Click on the damn banner for pete's sake.

It's WPS Time!!! St. Maartens....WOOT!!

The World Poker Showdown (WPS) has scheduled their next event, and it is back in
St. Maartens 11/4/06-11/18/06. That's a full two weeks, but a lot of players
come and go different times during those two weeks, so whatever schedule works
for you is good!

As you may recall, I went to the WPS in St. Maartens in April and was lucky
enough to donk (or is that drank??) my way into 1st place in NLHE and 4th place
in PLO. I'm hoping for some kind of repeat, obviously. LOL

The restaurants are close by and delicious, lots of fine dining to be hand, but
also some casual dining with a Subway 5 stores down from the casino, and a
grocery store with a deli 5 stores down the other way.

The pool has a swim up bar which was loads of fun. That would have to be the day
that I got a little too much sun, lol. The pool area has entertainment with
daily Bingo, Trivia, a life size chess board/game, and of course, music.

The ocean is the bluest blue I've ever seen, and the sand is almost white. It's
just simply gorgeous.

Don't worry about your spouse or SO getting bored while you're playing poker, on
the island, life doesn't seem to begin until about 2-3pm, so you'll have all
morning to hang out with her/him and then you can head over to the casino for
some action.

The nightlife is FANTASTIC!! There's a club that is opened most of the days
right above the casino, so no walking far! There is also 2-3 more clubs within
easy walking distance and the music/dancing is wonderful.

With WPS, I've gone on a 7 day cruise, I've gone to St Maartens in April for 10
days, I've gone to Costa Rica for 5 days, and I'm about to go back to St.
Maartens again in November for (hopefully) the full 14 days, but will adust my
schedule as needed.

This year I plan on taking my daughter and my mother (as the "Nanny" : ) and I
know they will simply LOVE it.

Anyone wanting information about rates on hotel rooms, airfare, etc. contact
Trina Jackson, she's the WPS Travel Agent at 800-582-8069 and you can also go to
www.WorldPokerShowdown.com for more details.

If anyone has any questions about anything relating to St. Maartens or the World
Poker Showdown, feel free to email me!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Yes, yours truly, Moi...has started taking....now don't laugh TOO hard...

Square Dancing Lessons.

Stop laughing.

My mom, who moved to Kingman about 6 months ago, gets a phone call from the woman in charge of the classes and then tells me, "Oh come on T, you HAVE to go with me, I'll be all alone!!"

So I sighed and grimaced and went along.

And had a fricking BLAST. That square dancing stuff is QUITE complicated. We learned about 15 different steps and by the end of the first lesson, 2 1/2 hours, not only did we actually have some sort of semblence to honest to gooodness, real live square dancers, but we had walked the equivelant of about 5 miles.

GREAT exercise.

Classes are every Tuesday with a huge "graduation" party, dance...no wait, it's called a "Hoe Down", in January.

I'm going to look damn cute in my ruffled skirt, not to mention my ruffled panties.

; )

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Selling Shares of WCOOP Events

I have qualified and won my way (so far) into Events #4, #5, #7, #8, #12, and #13.

The total of these 6 events is $1,815.00

I am selling shares of myself at 1% a share = $18.15 a share.

Winners would receive their initial investment back ($18.15) as well as 0.5% of the profits.


I cash for $1500 in one event, $1000 in another event, and $1500 in another event. Total won is $4000.00

Each share holder would get back their $18.15 per share bought (4000 - 1815 = 2185) then their cut (2185 X 0.5% = $10.93) which would equal $29.08 per share.

I win an event for $180,000 (let's face it, it's coming!!) 180,000 - 1815 = 178185.00 X .5% = $890.93, total of $909.08 per share.

According to www.ThePokerDB.com my ROI is 151.5%.

I'm throwing this out there to see if there's interest, it's pretty much the same deal I threw out for the events I played at the WSOP and that seemed to go over well, and was way more expensive.

If interested, email me at tanya@pecksmedicalbilling.com


These are more current stats that I just recieved. The ones that I listed above were from several months ago, approximately in April if I recall correctly. These are new and fresh and HOT off the presses! My stats have gone down so I guess it's time for a big win in order to bring them back up again. LOL (I still think they're good though, but I'm biased. : )

Est Winnings: $35,109 Total Played: 340
Est Buyins: $18,558 ITM Rate: 11.8%
Rake: $1,357 FT Rate: 3.5%
Est Profit: $15,194 Top 3 Rate: 1.2%
Avg. Finish: 49/100
Avg. Buyin: $55
Avg. Field Size: 647
ROI: 76.3%
Avg. Buyins Won: 1.384
Avg. Expectation: $45
Total TLB points (# included): 6,997 (57)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A Favor....

Dan Goldman, of PokerStars dot NET, has always been a true friend to the poker masses. Both with RGP (BARGE and other ARGE sponsorships I'm sure, I just haven't been to any others) and allowing me to have my MissT74 Qualifiers, and of course the RGP homegames and a friend to bloggers as well.

Here's a chance to (kind of) pay him back.

Apparantly, some dear friends (Jaime & Irene) of his are in a contest to win a $102,000 Beverly Hills Wedding.

All they need are votes.

Sooooo, I figure if we get this out in the poker community and even if Jaime & Irene actually win, how cool would it be to know that poker players are the ones that allowed them to win the wedding of their dreams.

So go here:


And VOTE for Jaime & Irene.

And fellows...this girl, Irene? One Word. DAMN.

Now go look. ; )

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Good News Overshadowed....

I had a really good day today with online poker, I'll talk about that later. For now though, it seems funny talking about good news when you've received bad news.

Jim Morris is a Physician's Assistant who works for and with one of my clients. He is also the P.A. that I normally see at the office when I need to see a doctor. Lately he has been having health problems and was about to start kidney dialysis in a month or so.

I received a phone call around 10:15pm that he was killed in a motorcycle accident on the way home to Kingman from Tucson around 9pm tonight.

It never ceases to amaze me how short life can be and how you just simply never know when it will be your turn to go. I believe very strongly that you should live your life to the fullest, have fun, enjoy yourself, enjoy your LIFE...you never know when it will be over.

As far as poker news goes, I entered the last $11/R Turbo satellite this AM for the Sunday Million, and ended up winning a seat. I was going to cash out the T$ and not play since my stomach has been bothering me and I wasn't feeling very well. However, I was getting antsy just sitting on the living room couch, so I jumped in and played.

And play, did I ever!! 5375 players and yours truly came in 116th place, good for a cool $1505 plus $25 from EstebanAA with a last longer. I was a little disappointed as I was chip leader and in the top 10 from about 500 players down to 150, then I just couldn't seem to get anything going. I will say that I received pocket aces no less then 7 times in this event and I believe they helped me get as far as I did. Of course, so did the 4 major suck outs that I recall getting. : )

It's off to bed now and tomorrow being Monday, I pray that my client and their office staff have the strength to endure what they are about to go through, what with the handling and notifying of all of Jim's patient's.

Rest in Peace Jim, you will be missed.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Catching Up....

Yes, it's been a few days since I last posted and I AM home now, but it's been end of month for work and that always keeps me busy for several days at a time.

Last weekend, being that it was a holiday weekend and all, I decided to take Cherissa out of town. The debate was between Phoenix to visit Grandpa and Aunt Lorrie's family, or California to visit Aunt Guido's family. However, I received a phone call from a good friend (Lonnie) who told me that he would be in Vegas, so why don't I come down? Thanks to my good friends at Harrah's who hooked me up with a room at Bally's on Thursday night for the entire holiday weekend, I said, Why not??

Therefore, Cherissa and I headed for Vegas on Friday afternoon, arriving at approximately 4pm. Friday night we headed to Excalibur and had dinner at the Tournament of Champions. Very similar to the Medival Times of California, but I had never gone to it while living in CA and thought it would be fun. It was! We had a blast, eating our whole chicken with our bare hands, sipping from beer steins, rooting on our Hungary player. Afterwards we walked over to New York, New York and paid $12.50 to ride the roller coaster, ONCE. Sure, it was fun, in fact I had a blast, but $12.50 for ONE ride? That's 1/2 the price of admission to a whole day at Magic Mountain!!

Afterwards, I dropped Cherissa off at the room and then met Lonnie and Fellknight (who happened to be in Vegas) for a night of clubbing in our private booth at a new club inside Imperial Palace. Sure, IP is a dive, but it's a new club, the music was awesome, the girls (waitresses/dancers) were hot and it was CHEAP compared to other night clubs in Vegas. We all had a really good time, tried to get some local RGP'rs to show up by posting a thread that night, but noone showed up. Everytime I post about having a private booth and to come over and party, noone ever shows up. I'm starting to think people are scared of me. LOL

Saturday had me and Cherissa sleeping in until about 1pm, then we hit the mall girly girl style! Cherissa had asked me previously if she could get her upper ear pierced, I said "Sure, why not?" as I had gotten my upper ear pierced years ago with my best friend. She told me that Christina (her best friend) was also going to get it done, but instead of getting it done with Cherissa, she was going to get it done with her cousin and split the pair of earrings with her. This meant that Cherissa needed somone to get pierced with, in order to share a pair of earrings and (sniff, I love my baby girl) she asked me. So, instead of waiting for her 14th birthday (10/6) as originally planned, we decided to get it done on Saturday while we were hanging out at the mall!

One word: OUCH.

I do NOT remember it hurting that bad when I got it done with Guido so many years ago, but we got titanium hoops vs. studs, so that might be the difference. Both our ears are healing well though and there seems to be no more (or not much) pain now.

After the mall we headed over to the Venetian to watch Fellknight at the final table of the daily noon tourney. He ended up busting out in 9th place (thank God for saves, eh Fell? LOL) and so Cherissa and I departed and went back to Bally's for dinner. Afterwards, I did a little gambling while she watched movies in the room.

Sunday we went to the Live Price is Right! show at Bally's. We had a GREAT time, it was SO much fun and YES, you KNOW it, "Come on down...Tanya...Peck!!" I got to go up to the stage and bid on a rolling suitcase. It was a small one, one that you would carry on and being that I was first to bid, I bid $50 and of course, everyone bid higher after me and it was priced at $139 or something like that. Go figure, that much for THAT little thing?? Cherissa told me later, "It's not a Wal-Mart suitcase, Mom." (I rolled, I thought that was hilarious)

Anywho, the show was great and we had a wonderful time UP until the point where they had their little "Showcase Showdown". I was severely, and I mean HIGHLY disappointed in how they did it. The basically call 2 random people up and then present ONE showcase with about 5-6 prizes and 3 of them being HUGE. Like a 7 day trip to Paris, France; a giant (huge!) screen TV; and of course, a new car.

HOWEVER...the only way to WIN the entire package is to come within $100 without going over. Otherwise, you simply win an office chair. WTF??? What a rip off! There's like practically NO WAY anyone is ever going to win the grand prize, so it seemed like a fisherman hanging his line with the worm on it and then charging us $49.99 to try and nibble it. I'm disgusted with them for that.

So that was the weekend, we came home on Monday and I've just been keeping busy with work and what not.

The GOOD news though: I have won another THREE qualifiers (one a day for 3 days in a row, so far!) to WCOOP events and am tickled pink. So far I am playing:

#4 9/19 NLHE Match Play $215
#5 9/20 Omaha H/L $530
#7 9/22 LHE $215
#13 9/27 PLHE $320

It is Saturday and I am currently playing in two more qualifiers right now and plan on playing a few more over the weekend and will see how many more WCOOP events I can win my way into. Since it's the 3rd day in a row that I've won a qualifier, I'm pretty pumped right now and feel like I'm "in the groove". I'll be even more ecstatic if I can win another (or dare I say 2-3 more??) qualifier today.

I'll be online on PokerStars almost all weekend, come say Hi and have a great weekend!!