Monday, February 07, 2005

The Bell Rings..Final Round

The crowd rises to its feet. Anticipation at a crecendo, will the champ answer the bell. The challenger rises, a little bruised but you could hardly tell he had been toe to toe with the champ all night. The challenger knows, there is no question, the champ will answer. He is ready.

The champ sits, dazed and confused over the last rounds. Eye swollen, nose bleeding, and looks like he has been fighting two men instead of one. In the corner of his mouth though, there is a smirk, almost a smile. He knows he has the power still to take this guy out. So with extreme pride and arrogance, he stands. Ding. Ding.

Thats how it has been so far at Empire Poker. 200 hands left to go and I am way ahead. I can fold my way to profit + bonus from here. I have taken my punches, some unreal draws have come in on the river. I have landed some wicked punches myself though. I will clear up those 200 hands today. Declare myself the victor and consider the demons exised.


North Dakota trying to step it up it seems. Got this off Poker Gazette.
A Bill currently under discussion in North Dakota could lead to the US state becoming an online poker jurisdiction.
The proposal, contained in House Bill 1509, aims to see poker played over the internet to be defined in the state Constitution as a game of skill rather than gambling.

And the proponents of the Bill want to use the law change to encourage poker operators to set up in the state.

Jim Kasper, a member of North Dakota’s House of Representatives, said North Dakota would be prepared to fight the US government if it sought to block the state law.

He said the Bill could bring up to US$500m of new revenue to the state.

Under his plan, Kasper would use 60% of the poker revenue for property tax relief, 20% for public education and 20% for the state's general fund.

The Bill would need to negotiate several hurdles to become law, not least of which is a public vote in 2006 to change the definition of gambling.

But politicians in the state said they were not afraid to take a risk and confront the US government head on.

"I believe that for the people of North Dakota and for the state, we need to be strong and take on this challenge and not be afraid to step out of the box," Mark Dosch, a North Dakota Representative, said.

Be an interesting battle I think. Will keep an eye out on this one.


Not a bad game last night really, seemed like the Eagles gave up though, taken so long to score at the end buy glad they did score.....they covered. I guess my only question is why? Why did Cleveland ever let Bill Belichick go??

Till Next Time!

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