What’s good for slot onlain and what would have been great for poker
After all the theatrics and histrionics displayed by slot onlain “RaiNKhaN” in the past week, I think both the crowd and ESPN producers were a little disappointed in the early going. Khan didn’t seem to be himself. Although he had a playable stack, the heavy early action kept him from getting into pots. And, when Khan can’t get in a pot, he rarely seems happy. Further, we don’t get to see his dancing, nor hear his primal screams.
That has all changed post 3pm today. With play now six-handed, Khan has started getting involved. In fact, even when we thought he would be shut out of pots by raises, he has come over the top. Within a span of just a few minutes, Khan was all-in twice.
From Pokerstarsblog.com So, he played the final table exactly the way he plays an SNG. Super tight early, then force other people to make the tough decisions. Standard Turbo SNG strategy, and the way he plays every one of them.
I don’t blame him, dance with the one that brung ya’, right?
Sounds like Jerry Yang is a solid citizen (hell, after the angle-shooting, cheating, attempted-welching Jamie Gold, who wouldn’t be?) and will probably be a gracious ambassador for the sport. But a part of me really wanted Rainkhan to win. For poker. Having a wildman with personality would have been killer, and the marketing potential and endorsement opportunities would have been off the charts. Any gamers not playing poker now would have been selling their Playstations for buy-ins the way dead moneythat all us fat white rednecks snuck $50 online when our wives weren’t looking after Moneymaker won.
As it is, he’ll land a sweet deal. The cameras love a guy like that. Any poker room would get their money’s worth and then some by putting this guy on the circuit.
.. Rainkhan was still in the main event, on the final table bubble. At the time, (~ 6 a.m.), he had a decent stack, with an M of about 30 or so. I’d give you chip counts, but Tony G will send goon squads out to get me because he comes from the street.
Plus, PokerNews.com is blocked here at work, so there’s that too.
Now, it makes even more sense
As I pointed out in my prior post about feed counts for Blogger blogs, using the feed redirect feature in Blogger gives you a more realistic picture of your reach.
My feed numbers went from ~40 to 222 overnight. It remains to be seen if that number holds up going forward. After all, feedburner numbers historically bounce within a range and it is not uncommon to see inexplicable spikes and valleys. But, let’s assume it holds up somewhere in that range.
No, I didn’t add 180 subscribers in a night. Those were subscribers built up over the course of nearly 3 years of blogging, subscribers that were lost and invisible to me. So, I dug into the data at feedburner to see where all these people were hiding.
Remember a post from a while back about a Netvibes tab I created and shared? The data shows approximately half of you subscribing did so through Netvibes. The tab has been downloaded 105 times to date. Since I included some of my favorite blogs on that tab, each of those blogs should have seen a corresponding increase in their subscriber numbers as well. So, these people owe me a beer:
Or, you know, a link would work too. 😉
That’s the end of the blogging posts over here. Back to poker in my next post. Or, you know, some geigh thing, like the Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo sex pictures and how their lawyers are earning overtime scrambling to every website that publishes them.