Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Can you say....+ Five Dimes???


Oh yes, only 24 days back into my poker career and I'm totally a butt kickin machine. Read all about it on my MySpaces Blog as Borat says. lol

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Some wonderful quotes....

I had a long day at work today but I just read Daniel Negreanu's latest blog post, titled "No Limit Holdem, the search for the American Dream" It had some wonderful qoutes in it such as the following...
" I cant believe I just got bluffed by a 12yr old, how embarrassing"
"when talking about going broke while being a professional poker player, Doyle Brunson has been broke over 500 times in his career. So to those that think you are somehow less of a man if you've been broke before, if you take a look at where Doyle is now, I'd say he's done alright for himself."

I recommend reading the whole post. It made my day. Dan is the Man!

A 100 millioniare is doin ok I guess. I've only been broke about 10 times in my life and only once because of poker so the future must be bright for Micadoo right?

Well this is my second update since I've restarted my poker career. I've added another $200 since my last post, so thats + $400 so far. I know that's not much to write about, but I have yet to have a losing session. Ooops I just jinxed myself...

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Poker Blog is Back!!!!!


Drum roll please....dddddddddddddddddddd....After a 7 month hiatus from the poker world Micadoo has returned!! I purchased a lap top over the weeked and found out I had 4 free wireless internet connections in my my apartment, thanks to my nieghbors. Well around midnight I decided to log on to BoDog and play some $50 and $100 heads up matches. Needless to say I finshed up + $230 for the one hour session. Not much I know, but I'll take $200 a day, that's only $6k a month. It seems the players are a little weaker and not as wild on BoDog vs Pokerstars. I look foward to having some profitable days coming up online and working my way back to playing in the circuit again.


Im sure alot of you wonder why I did not play poker the past 7 months, well it was alot of things.... First I had my biggest Tournament win ever taking 1st in the $55k guar $10 rebuy tourn on Poker Stars in Feburary. It gave me a huge bankroll, next I left my employer to pursue making a living at poker. I then headed to Vegas for the WPT World Championship @ the Bellagio. I got to play with Jennifer Harman, Todd Brunson, Marco Tranello, and alot of pro's in the $1k satellites for the WPT. I basically chunked my 16k bankroll on 1k satellites. I was + $2k in the cash games while I was there. Basically broke, I put all my stuff in storage moved back to Dallas, (home) got a real job,lived in a hotel here for almost 4 months (my job paid for) till they finally paid for relocation to Texas, and have been working 60+ hours a week since. So the main reason was I didn't have the time or a computer set up after work to play. I also needed to get my head straight. I was on major tilt online after I got back from Vegas. I made and average of $2k amonth off poker for 2years straight before that big win and I know I'm a great player. I'm back on my game now I just needed a lil time out.......Im Baaaaaaaaaack!


The picture is of a car that flipped on to our lot off of I35. He was going over 100 mph when he lost it and smashed into our trucks...He walked away...what a lucky suck..

Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Home Sweet Freakin Home!!!!


Finally I moved!! I'm offically a resident of Coppell now.lol. I had a great trip back to Nashville but was reminded why I moved back to Dallas. Nothing compares to this city. I've lived all over the country and you can't beat Dallas for fun things to do. My new apt is huge. I havent unpacked shit yet and have alot to do to get all settled in, but I got my bed and I sleep like a baby. Jasmine is so happy now. Poor thing was traumatized by a lil poodle since I left Nashville, then the 12hr ride in my UHaul, but she is so happy now. She is the biggest purr machine.

Went to the Tracy Lawerence Concert Saturday Night @ Cowboys and it was packed. It reminded me of the Cowboys of 8 years ago. The wildest place to go out ever. As you can see by the pic it was nuts after the concert. Now my only worry is my taxes. We'll see what unfolds. Shouldn't be too bad.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Sunday Night Football...Nothin like smashin the Skins


Jimmy and I attended the Cowboy Redskin game Sunday night. I've pretty much done all the leg work on my move. Electricity,movers,washer,dryer,hotel rooms ,car rental... We leave for Nashville 6am Friday. Im so excited!! The parties have been planned for Fri and Sat night. See ya.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Its official!!!!!


I finally got my job to pay for me relocation to Dallas. I'm moving to Coppell 9/25!!! Jimmy and I will be arriving in Nashville 9/22 to load up my furniture and party on Broadway. The official going away party is scheduled for The Stage Saturday the 23rd. I can't wait to sleep in my bed again. You have no idea how happy I am right now!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Howdy....


Hello blogspot. Life has been pretty normal lately, I work alot and play hard when I have time off. I'm excited about finally moving next month. It will be nice to spend some time in Nashville again. I actually kinda of miss the Stage on Saturday nights, but Saturdays here have been pretty fun. I really miss Taylor, I havent seen him since xmas. :( The picture is one I took on a Saturday morning drive to work, it's a rainbow landing on top of Texas Stadium, how appropiate.....Go Boys!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Yes I'm moving ........

I am finally getting settled with work, getting a lil more time off, and most importantly getting my boss to pay for my trip and move from Nashville. I see that the Cowboys play in Nashville sometime in October. Thst might just be the perfect weekend to move my stuff down...maybe sooner. I can't bitch because my company is paying for the studio Im staying right now, it's just too small for me. I'm never there except to sleep anyway. Take care....Nasty

Monday, August 07, 2006

Relationships....

At this point in my life, I'm so busy at work, I do not have the time for a committed relationship. I have one day off a week and tons of people wanting my time. I just can't do it. Call me selfish but I just don't have the time to do it. Sorry.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

My Birthday.....



Well it started out with work and ended at the Ranger game. I had a great birthday. I got a cake suprisingly delivered to my work, a sign plasterd on my door, taken to dinner and the Rangers game vs the Yankees. The best part was a call from my son Taylor!! Well its 10:15 pm and I have to do two loads of laundry..yuk.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Happy B-Day to me!!

Sorry for the french, but fuck me I'm 39 today. LOL. Just think, 26 years till retirement. I think I will retire way before then. The last year of being 30 something. I dont feel or think I look it. Well if I die tomorrow, I have only a few regrets I have lived a wonderful, tragic, and very adventerous life. I'm blessed and so very lucky. I'm very excited about my future. Life's good. Im happy. I hope you are to.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Dog Days of Summer.....


What is it now? 10 straight days of 100 degrees. Welcome to Texas. Thats why we have the best air conditioning right? Business has really slowed down and everyone waits till 8 pm to come look at cars. It's no different than when I left for Tennessee. Looks like I'm moving finally next month. My poker career and my $900 car and insurance payment had put a squeeze on me but I'm finally coming out of it. I didn't mess my credit up at all, just had to pay alot of fees. I am personnally making Chase, Capital One, and various other banks profitable. Im starting to miss poker, somedays I just want to run away to Vegas and take another shot, then I wake up and it's time to go to work. I'll be back someday, I just know it.Now I know what not to do next time i make my run at being a pro. The pic is from last Sunday's trip to the lake at Sneaky Pete's.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I'm so busy and lovin it!!!


I'm so busy, I don't myspace or blog very much anymore. Every minute I'm either working, hangin out with friends, or sleeping. I'm not complaining at all. My career is really starting to take off. I would hope 70 hr weeks would do that. I love my job. I have no clue about moving because I haven't had the time to do anything about it. lol Well gotta go, I'm too busy to write anymore :) Oh like my Texas sunset picture?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

1st the Superbowl, now the NBA Finals....


WWE,(pro wrestling) that's what pro sports has boiled down to. The refs determined the out come of this year's Superbowl and created a new Michael Jordan by rewarding Dewayne Wade with at least two free throws anytime he wants to go to the basket. The best team lost the Superbowl and now the best team lost the Finals.....What a joke.

Otherwise life is going great, I'm making my final decsision on my living arrangements this Sunday. I'm actually leaning towards moving back to my old apartments in Arlington. I went by there last week and found out my old apartment is avaliable for me to rent. It's the coolest apartment I've ever lived in. A true bachelor's pad. I lived there for 4 years and loved every minute of it. I'm getting an apartment till I can settle my tax issues with the IRS, then I'm getting a house. I'm working about 65 hrs a week right now. Funny thing is it doesnt bother me because I LOVE MY JOB!!! Plus since Im still in a hotel I really dont have a home to go home to yet. I'm excited about heading back to Nashville in about 2 1/2 weeks. My best friend Jimmy is coming with me and most of my Nashville friends are ready to party when we get there...should be a memorable night. Well best get back to work. Have blessed day!

Monday, June 19, 2006

The Mav's are making me sick.


Game 6 tomorrow. What a bs game last night. I might get to go to game 6 or 7 with my best friend Jimmy. Tomorrow night will be wild when the mav's win.....unless the ref's keep screwing us. I get my new place 7/15. I can't wait! Life is going well. I'm so glad to be back home. My myspace account is blowing up. I haven't been able to check it lately. I have to go to kinko's since my computer is still in Nashville. That mean's I'll be back in Nashville to get my crap around 7/14. Jimmy is coming with me to join in the road trip home. We'll fly in and drive the UHaul back to Dallas. Should be a fun trip. I hope to have a going away party at the Stage that Sat night. Stay tuned for the details. I love my job, I love my life.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Life is going great! The NBA Finals!


Well since I busted my ass out of the professional poker world and had to get a real job, life is going great. I'm very busy all of the time. I have made so many new friends, plus all my old ones here are keeping me very occupied. I was at Game 2 of the NBA Finals last Sunday.That was a great experience. Go Mavs!! I love my new job, alot more stabilty than poker. As for my love life all I can say is I have no complaints!!! I love this town.

I should be getting my place and moving my stuff from Nashville in the next 4 weeks. The hotel life is getting old. I went to church Sunday and I am so much more happier here than I was in Nashville. Everything happens for a reason.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

What an interesting trip..



I got to play a 1 table satellitte at the Bellagio with Todd Brunson and Marco Tranello with Jennifer Harman sitting behind him. Marco and Jen were to my immediate right. I was in poker heaven. I played in another one with Chris Grigorian and busted him to a small stack only to have him put me out later. Over all the trip was learning experiece. In the cash games I was up $1k for the trip. I made big hits at the MGM playing $1/$2 NLH and $2/$5 NLH. My down fall was going on satellite tilt. I played in 10 satelittes and came close but got stuck for 3 dimes. Oh well I'm even for the month and got a free trip to Vegas.

Back to rebuilding the bankroll online. I'll be putting the hours in at the $3/$6 NLH and the $200 NLH heads up sit n go matches. I hope to head back to vegas in three weeks for the WSOPSE at Ceasars and the Mirage WPT event. We''ll see. I'm $645 online today already. :)

Friday, April 07, 2006

First Week as a Full Time Internet Pro....

I made $2300 since last Thrusday. Next week I work in Vegas. My goal is to play in the $1500 buy in tournament (event #4 in the WPT event) at the Bellagio Monday. All the pro's will be there while I'm there. GSN will be taping another season of High Stakes Poker atThe Palms Monday and Tuesday. All the big boys are playing. I aslo found out the Sahara has a test track that for only $10 you can take brand new 2007 Corvette around a 1/2 mile road course twice, or if offroading is your game you can take a new Hummer or Escalade on the off road course. The tracks are permanent and real. They make you take a breathalizer before you can drive. lol. That should be fun. I guess I'm offically a pro now, if you Google Michael Nast you will see thats what Card Player magazine lists me as one. I didnt plan to play today but I couldnt resist and won $200. 3 wins 1 loss in $100 nl heads up matches.

On a funny note, the weather was awsome today so I've had my patio door open. Every now and then a fly would make the mistake of flying in. Bad move. Super Jazz (my cat) is a super preadator. It's the funniest crap watching her chase and jump all over my apartment to get this invader in our house. I about pissed myself it was so funny. I got to video it sometime. Well have a good morning I'm going to bed soon. Nite.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

36 hrs till Vegas...

Or till I get on a plane that is. I didn't have to play today because I won over $400 yesterday. I went to lunch, visited mom, and now am heading to the Fiddle & Steel for a poker tournament that my friend Jared has invited me to. It's a super- super satelitte for this year's WSOP. It aught to be fun. Life is going so good for me right now, I just have to pinch myself sometimes. Thank you God. U the man. Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

So on my game right now...


I'm playing so good right now, things are going good. Heading to Vegas for the WPT World Championship at the Bellagio and going to try to win a super satelitte to the $25k World Championship. I don't know how long I'll be in Vegas, but this will be a fun trip. I' ve won $1600 in the last 48hrs online. Life is good.

" Poker is more art than science, and that's what makes it so difficult to master. Knowing what to do -the science- is only 10% of the game. knowing how to do it-the art- is the other 90%. You not only have to know what to bet, when to bet, when to raise, and when to fold... you also have to be able do to these things with a certain finesse."

Doyle Brunson from his book Super System

Monday, April 03, 2006

Down and up Sunday.


I'm definitely living he poker life. Go to bed around 5 or 6 am. wake up at noon or later. Well as I found out that's not condusive to church at 10 am. I decided to just stay up all night Saturday and go to bed after church. I made it till 8 am and passed out and missed church. I know I suck!

Poker was a wild ride yesterday. Started off losiing (count em) 4 $200 heads up no limit matches that put me minus $800 right off the bat. Well I then won (count em) 6 in a row! After some win on e lose one afew more times I ended the day + $185. Being the $800 loss right off the bat I was happy. In one of those matches I had a guy down to 20 in chips vs my 2980 and he won the next 8 hands and then eventually the match. The ole saying a chip and a chair. So true.

I have won enough lately that I don't really have to play till I get to Vegas Saturday. I'm sure I will though. Going to the new Larry the Cable Guy flick in a few hours, then come home and work (poker) for a while. Life's good, just wish I didn't miss church. The funny thing is I stayed home Saturday night. lol

Saturday, April 01, 2006

1st day at the new job +$500




April 1st and time to start my dream job full time. I won $500 already today. No more poker for me till after church tomorrow. This is what I love about this job, play for maybe an hour , win $500, party tonight, do whatever today not even have to worry about playing or money. Wow. I know its not always this easy but I've takin enough one day $5k swings now I think I can manage them better now. Maybe soon I'll be talking bout my $50k swings per day. It's beautiful outside so I'm heading out to enjoy the weather. Going hiking or something like that. Anybody want to play? lol Have a wonderfully blessed day.....Mic

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Time to be a pro & Florida Poker....

My company bought out my personal services contract today and it was a nice buyout to say the least. It was a great company to work for but it wasn't meant to be. Plus being a 1099 contractor is killing me tax wise. So I figure its time to make the jump into the full-time professional poker world. The best part is if it doesn't happen I can always fall back on my career and still make bank. Poker has been very up and down lately but im still + $6K for the year.

I played poker at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa this weekend. Wow what a great place and poker room, but all you can play in FL is $1/$2 limit games, WTF? but they do have 1 table sit n go's running 24/7. I finished 2nd in a $120 1 table sit n go and cashed $300.

The next month will proboly be the most interesting in my life. I'll keep you posted

Monday, March 06, 2006

Cruising Baby...

+$2800 since my big win two weeks ago. I won $800 Sat & Sun, $200 today. My goal of winning at least $200 a day has been passed everyday so far. I'm sticking mainly to heads up matches between $200 to $1k buy ins. It's quick either way. It's nice to win a $200 match 30 mins after you wake up and not having to worry about playing for the rest of the day. What a life. I hope it just gets better from here on out, it's pretty good right now. Have a blessed day.

Friday, March 03, 2006

I think my part time job is about to become my full time job....

Being my part time poker job paid $11k in the last 30 days, I'm seriously considering making a living off my computer for a while. Life is treating me so good right now. I can't believe how great I'm playing and winning right now. It's almost too easy, it's kinda scary. Oh well, I'm on my way to the top of the poker world. Least you can say you knew me in the days before I made it big. lol. Hopefully I make that last statement correct soon. Here are my immediate goals for my poker career.

1. Make at least $6k per month from poker.
2. Play in the World Series in July.
3. Make the money in the WSOP
4. Make it to a TV final table this year.

Wish me luck, when I make it big I won't forget my friends. We will have some great parties and I'm not talking in Nashville either.

Have a blessed evening.

I think my part time job is about to become my full time job....

Friday, February 24, 2006

Playin poker with Michael Finley..


I was in Tunica at the Horseshoe last night, playing 10/20 limit holdem and Michael Finley of the San Antonio Spurs sat down at my table and played for about an hour. I finished the night +$450. At times I was down as much as $450, played for six hours so I'm happy with the profit. I'm + $600 since my $9k win on week ago. So life is treating me well. Hopefully I can make another big win this weekend. We'll see.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

9 way chop!! lol The railbirds where in a tissy.

Coming up on 36 hrs with maybe 3 hrs of sleep. Kinda hard to sleep when you beat nearly 1600 players in a rebuy tournment and Win $9k. I had Pokerstars Western Union me $1k this morning. lol I cashed out $8k into my checking account. That way I won't be tempted to play the 100/200 game or play heads up for $5k and possibly loose it all back. I haven't played but one $50 heads up match which I lost on the second hand which I flopped two pair and got beat by a turn flush. I'm taking a break and enjoying my spoils for a while.

Yes my friends we had a nine way chop in the big $10 rebuy tourney. I was 2nd in chips with 2.2 million. My chop was $8500, we agreed to donate $200 for the winner of the table for a total of $1800 more for the winner. The railbirds went nuts. They couldn't believe all nine agreed to a deal. I had a great chop and was not bitching at all. Originally 9th paid only $953 and 1st paid $15k, 2nd $9100 so it was not a bad chop at all for me. If I had any less chips I would not of agreed to chop. So it got down to me heads up with my 2.4 million vs 6.4 million, after I busted him out of a quick million he offered me a deal on the $1800 ....8 for me 1k for him. It was five a.m. and that would put me up to 9K the biggest money winner..I took it. I busted him out 4 hands later but even after the first chop play was alot diffrent (looser)than before. Yes I guess I have no balls as the railbirds said, but I have $9k for it. Let me feel ...I still have balls.

I finally hit the big time!!!! My Bigggest Online Win Ever!!!

PokerStars Tournament #19613565, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
1582 players
Total Prize Pool: $71160.00
Tournament started - 2006/02/15 - 22:15:00 (ET)

Dear MICADOO,

You finished the tournament in 1st place.
A $9,155.21 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

You earned 799.75 tournament leader points in this tournament.
For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
http://www.pokerstars.com/tlb_tournament_rankings.html


Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.

My biggest PokerStars Win Ever!!!!! Im Back!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

I won my first Omaha H/L Tournament!!!


I said I wasn't playing again till the Poker Stars VIP 100k freeroll Saturday. Well that's because I have $.03 right now in my Poker Stars account and am not reloading. Well I found $8 in my Party Poker account that I forgot about. First I played in a $6 buy in Limit Holdem 1 table sit n go, I finished 3rd and won $12. I then sat in what I thought was a $11 buy in NL Holdem 1 table sit n go tourney only to find out too late it was actually Limit Omaha H/L. Oops!! I suck at Omaha H/L!! Well I buckled down and said I'm a damn good card player! plus my head is clear today, I can do it! I did!! I won it! $50 woo hoo. I know, not very impressive, but that's a 1st for me in any form of Omaha, so I'm impressed. Maybe this is my road back to profit. I lost round $4k since Kassi broke up with me 3 weeks ago. Good thing I won $6k in December. lol I spent $3k of it on xmas though so that's actually minus $1k to the bankroll in the last 8 weeks. The pic I posted is Doyle Brunson @ the ESPN WSOP Tournament of Champions I took when I was in Vegas in November. Only 8 days till I'm back @ the Bellagio!!! Woo Hoo!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.

Poker is on a major down slide the last week. Mainly because of my emotional duress of my broken heart. I know better than to play when I'm not right emotionally and i keep paying a hefty price. Well I'm not playing till the VIP 100k freeroll Saturday. Hopefully that will juice my bankroll cause it needs it after the shalacking it has been taking. I still have some $$ for Vegas. Maybe I'll win big there, we'll see. Not much else going on. I post a blog everyday on myspace.com so if you want to keep up on my personal crap that's where to go. This is going to be my poker life blog exclusively from now on.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Hangin with John Rich.. The Rich of Big & Rich


This weekend was fun but exhausting I basically woke Saturday and didnt go to bed till Sunday night. I've been losing lately and my bankroll has suffered. Today is Mellow Monday. I'm rested up now and hopefully can win some money today. I'd hate not to have a bankroll for Vegas next month.yuk. Life's ok, it could be better, I'm just dealing with the cards I've been dealt lately. My pair of ace's got cracked. That's an inside joke to myself. I ran into John Rich ( the Rich of Big & Rich) Saturday night and we took a Hook'em Horns pic as you can see. My friends & I got to hang out with him and his girlfriend all night. We ended up eating breakfast @ the Hermitage Cafe. Had alot of fun. He is from Dallas so we have common.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Vegas for the Super Bowl!

I will be traveling to Vegas for Super Bowl Weekend with my best friend Jimmy from Dallas. I finalized my airline ticket today. We'll be staying at the Luxour and I'll be making some money at the Bellagio's poker room once again. By the way in my last post I was just joking about hiring someone. Thanks for the resumes though.

Amazing!!!

When I have a clear mind what I do. I just need to pay some one to keep me happy....Any takers??? I pay great. Plus alot of travel to the most exotic places on the earth. Email your resume to micadoo@hotmail.com

I just turned $11 into $1258, beat 985 players. I went out with 66 vs AJ i was ahead till the river and the J hit or I'd won $2k. Oh well. I was the short stack on the final table with 9 players left. I played world class!!

From : PokerStars Support
Sent : Tuesday, January 10, 2006 3:10 AM
To : MICADOO@HOTMAIL.COM
Subject : Results for PokerStars Tournament 17676572

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PokerStars Tournament #17676572, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
987 players
Total Prize Pool: $9870.00
Tournament started - 2006/01/09 - 22:40:00 (ET)

Dear MICADOO,

You finished the tournament in 2nd place.
A $1,258.43 award has been credited to your Real Money account.

You earned 446.68 tournament leader points in this tournament.
For information about our tournament leader board, see our web site at
http://www.pokerstars.com/tlb_tournament_rankings.html


Congratulations!
Thank you for participating.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Do you My Space?

My friend Michelle in Texas had been bitching at me forever to get on My Space. So one night while playing poker I decided to see what it was all about. Kassi had been using it to. It's so neat. What a great way to make friends. A girl named Jessica sent me a friend request. (I have no idea how people find me). We've been chattin all day. She's a budding country music singer in Nashville. She has written a song that so applies to my angst right now. I put it up on my profile. She invited me to come watch her sing Downtown at the French Quarter cafe Wednesday night. This is exactley what I need. Something to do and the opprutunity to meet new people. But I've also found out you can get stalkers, and spam disgiushed as a person there too. lol

I've been playing poker while I'm depressed about my break up. I don't play good when I'm down like that. When will I learn. It's good I win so much when Im not. lol

Friday, January 06, 2006

I love Friday's!!

Happy Friday! It now looks like I might have two trips coming up in the next two months. I'm proboly meeting Jimmy in Vegas for Superbowl weekend and I'm planning to go skiing in Taos sometime after Vegas. I'm going downtown tonight, hope nobody breaks into my TrailBlazer. lol.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Massive action yesterday.

I played in 25 $200 heads up matches yesterday, my record was 14-11 . That equals +$350 for the day. lol. Heading to Tunica tomorrow! Wish me luck in event #1 of the WSOP Circuit event!