What happened to BalugaBay? Also, quick life recap. Holla.

Sup guys,

I know it’s been quite a while since I updated my blog.  Also, you may notice that all of my previous blog entries on balugabay are gone–in short, the blog was hosted through DeucesCracked, they decided to no longer host blogs themselves, and I didn’t really understand the process I needed to save my stuff, so voila! it’s gone.

In a sense, it’s a pretty kick-ass metaphor for what’s been going on with the poker world in general.  We had our money with full tilt, it didn’t do too well, anddd…. its gone.

Well, we have the option of blaming (easy to do), languishing (even easier), watching NetFlix (awesome, but eventually my patience ran out), watching Game of Thrones (awesome, give me more), or finding something productive to do (really???).

Yes, really.

So, my life has now become two lives– my poker life and my non-poker life.  Let’s do them both, one at a time:

Poker Life

 1) I relocated to Canada to play online poker.  I ran 40BI under EV immediately.  Lol.  That’s okay, though.  I don’t live in Canada anymore (I moved to San Francisco), but I maintain a residence there and sometimes return and play poker.

2) I published Easy Game 3rd Edition and have received quite positive reviews.  It’s really awesome to hear feedback from so many people telling me that my work has helped them understand how to think more effectively, play better poker, and enjoy the rewards of winning.

3) I’m knee-deep in an awesome poker-related project based on my experiences traveling abroad and meeting other poker players.  I’ll write more on this in the future.

4) I’m working on another book, this time about theory of tournament play and the difference between cash games and tournaments.  Before black friday I became increasingly interested in tournaments, did a lot of work and studying, and almost immediately won a 100k gtd for a beautiful 29k of money that now resides in a safe at Chris Ferguson’s house.

Non-Poker Life

1) I’m getting close to launching an awesome business with my older brother and another person I met through the pokersphere.  The idea stems from a conversation my brother and I had about wanting to own a very large, very ballin’ yacht, but neither of being able to afford it.  So, we brainstormed ways to afford it, and came up with a pretty good idea.  Again, will produce more once the site is closer to going live.

2) I just took an awesome trip to Spain and Morocco with my other brother.  Seville and Fes were major highlights!  I’m doing a full trip report that will probably be up later today.  The outcome of the trip might result in me opening a Moroccan rug shop in the USA. Maybe.

3) Big UPS to my man Molson, president and founder of Kikbo for his brief story in TechCrunch.  Entrepreneur doing things amazingly well.  What a boss.

4) Getting set up in San Francisco is taking up a lot of my time, but I look forward to doing some more blogging (including  starting another, totally non-poker related blog), experiencing the city, being warm (finally), and learning some new tricks.  And, of course, eating great food, listening to good music, meeting gorgeous and intelligent women, etc etc etc.  Life’s not so bad.

 

Anyway, that’s all for now.  BalugaBay will remain my poker-related blog, as well as the source for most of my general life-ramblings and to-do’s.  I have some exciting trips planned for my future, including Spring Training in Arizona, Israel in May, NYC in June (with possible Dartmouth visit!), and then I have a hankering for some Panama or some Colombia or something like that.  Of course, if we get our FTP money back that would just be icing on an already very delicious cake.

Alright y’all, catch you soon!

Andrew

 

3 Responses to “What happened to BalugaBay? Also, quick life recap. Holla.”

  1. Mitch says:

    “I’m working on another book, this time about theory of tournament play and the difference between cash games and tournaments.” Yay! I’m a cash player that just started playing tourneys on the side and they’re amazing (used to think they were dumb), wouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of cash players do the same in the next 12 months so this is perfect 🙂

    Glad to see everything else is going so great.

  2. Pete Dunn says:

    Hey man I’ve watched a ton of your videos and I am trying to move up the stakes in poker. Seem to be stuck at 50NL would love some coaching. I got skype would love help in a session or 2. I’m not a complete new fish I actually just took first in a live tournament the other day for $3200. Just can’t seem to be profitable online. Email nikedoors6@yahoo.com. Thanks Bro!

  3. Chris says:

    Quote: “Before black friday I became increasingly interested in tournaments, did a lot of work and studying, and almost immediately won a 100k gtd for a beautiful 29k of money that now resides in a safe at Chris Ferguson’s house.”
    LOL – Sucks that it’s not gaining any interest while it’s sitting. Hopefully all of the FTP players will get paid soon.

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