Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Lightning Strikes Blog 10th Birthday is Just Days Away

Believe it or not, the end of this week marks ten years since I began the Lightning Strikes blog. The blog began merely as a vehicle for me to participate in an online blogger tournament series that had a buy-in to the WSOP Main Event as first prize (I came in 4th btw).
During the heyday of online poker, posting almost every day in your blog was required to keep up with the cool kids. I wrote of online tournaments, actual hand histories, Las Vegas trips, and even regular news from the greater poker world. As the online poker crazed died down, thanks to the U.S. government, I began writing less about poker and more about general life issues. Never did I suspect that one day I would actually hit the ten year mark.

So ... over the next few days I am going to republish some of my personal favorite posts, pictures and screenshots. At least the ones that I will select are ones that stand out in my feeble memory for one reason or another. Some will deal with family, some with poker, some with Las Vegas trips. Going on the assumption that I will get done what I would like to do, I hope to publish a special Tenth Anniversary post that I have been mulling in my mind for several months. Stay tuned.
A freeroll that won me a $2,000 WSOP package. Sweet. So I wasn't a total tournament dork?


Blogger DuggleBogey said...

How ironic that the UIGEA was sponsored by two republicans and now that same party's favorite to win the nomination is a casino owner.

What a world.

3:04 PM  
Blogger angerisagift said...


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Blogger The Poker Meister said...

It's been awesome reading your blog during most of that time!

6:36 PM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Looking forward to the next 10 years!

2:54 PM  

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