Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Arkansas Razorbacks - love college football, St. Louis Cardinals, Green Bay Packers; for food.. thai (especially green curry), sashimi, sushi, chinese, pizza, mexican - I love to eat! If you cant tell by my name I also like to drink, but not all the time.
Random Fact: when I was little a bird pooped on my head - it was pretty shitty
DC member you wish you could meet: all members!
OMG cool! there are more ppl here my age than i thought...
RL First Name: carlos
Location: in hut by the beach...
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): manny pacquiao!
Random Fact: eh?
DC member you wish you could meet: laura prepon and shannon elizabeth... lol... please make 'em members?
I figure it's about time I introduce myself too.
Occupation: I work in IT field for an international pharmaceutical company.
Favorite: Climbing, Kayaking, biking, bungeejumping, hiking, camping, paintball, PC games, reading, and playing small stakes hold'em, and a few more high-risk activities.
Random Fact: I Studied IT in Minnesota, and lived there for 4 years. Loved it, and I miss my friends and family there a lot. That is also where I got interested in poker.
DC member you wish you could meet: All of them but please not as opponents at the poker table
RL First Name: Willie
Status: GF of 3-4 years
Occupation: landscape gardner
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Liverpool FC (soccer)- food is lamb chops and place is Salvador Brazil.
Random Fact: Jessy May sucked out on me i had 2pr he rivered me allin on the turn he said UL willie!! Plus i would like to do it with a sexy midget and an asian girl before i die.
DC member you wish you could meet: I dunno any of them really seem like goot people!
First: Name: Andries
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Poker facts: Unsuccesfull 25NL player.
Aspirations: Removing the 'un' in above sentence
Sports: Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Cycling.
Pets: Animals scare me. I have a very hairy roommate though
Food: Pork & Peanuts only. Seriously. Only way to live
Heroes: Bill Hicks, Fedor Emelianenko
Random Fact: My biceps are enormous. Hey, be glad I said biceps :-)
Nice to meet you all!
edited to remove politically incorrect joke in original
Have been a member since day 1 but finally made it to the thread
RL First Name: Adam
Location: Rochester, NY
Stakes you play: 200NL-->600NL
Favorite Team: Buffalo Bills :\
Random Fact: My computer chair is worth more than my car
DC member(s) you wish you could meet: Messiah since he's probably the person I've known the longest playing online.. eperez so I can see this BMW he never told me about while I coach him for free.. and of course Krantz although I'm pretty sure he's not real(figment of our imagination).
RL First Name: Tony
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): cat
Random Fact: I was on a family reunion in Florida, and most of the guys planned this deep sea fishing trip for the day. I hate fishing, but decided to go anyways because it sounded like fun. I mean this should be a million times better than regular fishing right?
So we get there and the captain and first mate seem cool. The first mate is this huge Italian guy with a Brooklyn accent and a ton of tattoos. I liked the tattoos and I didn't really think anything about this guy at first. I mean nothing seemed out of place or anything to me.
So pretty much right from the start, the first mate starts drinking beer. This didn't bother me at all like it did some of my family members. I was thinking he's a huge guy, and he's just drinking cans of beer. His tolerance his probably high. Plus it's a fishing trip. He's not a sherpa guiding us up Everest.
Later in the morning the first mate is becoming super personable and talkative. He starts to really like me and my uncle, and we start asking about his life and whatnot. We get to his tattoos, and he tells us that he got must of his tattoos while in prison.
I like to think of myself as as pretty nonjudgmental and open minded person. If someone says they were in prison, and I'm not interviewing them for a job, I don't really wanna ask what they were in prison for. Especially on a fishing boat in the middle of the ocean and with a huge guy who I've already gotten to like and who has already gotten to like me. I would like nothing more than to not piss him off right now. I change the subject at this point, but fear starts to fill my heart when I later hear my uncle ask, "What were you in prison for?" ^$#%$#%$#^#
Ok, so everyone makes mistakes. I'm expecting to hear him say drunk driving, domestic abuse, hiding a concealed weapon when stopped for speeding. Instead he says he was in prison for killing someone in a fight. Yeah, that's not something I hear everyday. At this point I was experiencing a level of fear I have never before felt in my life. Rational thinking was telling me it's ok, people don't get killed on fishing trips in the middle of the ocean too often. The other part of my brain was freaking out.
To make an already long story shorter, he was in prison for accidentally killing someone in a street fight. I run bad at fishing and I didn't catch a shark or whale or anything. I'm still alive, and recently my life has hit a new high point when I signed up for dc. =)
DC member you wish you could meet: Anyone that is serious about poker. Also, I've been reading some blogs of dc and leggopoker members lately, and I was really surprised to find out that a lot of them play basketball. I think it'd be fun to play with a bunch of poker players.
Real first name: Matt
Status: Married 17 years, two boys
Hobbies: Inventing/entrepreneuring, real estate, writing, tae kwon do
Location: North Carolina
Favorites: Shorthanded live poker, passive income, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco, Anchor Liberty Ale, blue cheese.
Random Fact: I have held a beating human heart.
DC member you wish you could meet: Sweat Kranz, play Vanessa hu for a bracelet, and see Joe more often.
RL First Name: Kris
Status: Courting for 8.5 years (getting married in 2 months)
Occupation: Oil and Gas Engineer; Waiting for the industry to collapse so my poker earn rate doesn't look so microscopic by comparison.
Location: Calgary, Canada
Stakes you play: Just moved up to 100NLHE FR (way too over-rolled but being very nitty about building a strong strategic foundation). Also learning PLO and used to play lots of FR/SH LHE.
Favorite Activities: Live Music, Music Playing - trying to learn all the instruments (that's going well [rolls eyes]), Chess - my former non-physical competitive activity I was obsessed about. Got pretty good but there's hardly any money in it. Still use internet blitz to blow off steam when on poker tilt (this saves lots of money).
Favorite Team: I was born under a bad sign: the sign of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Random Fact: I once saw Steve Thomas (a former Maple Leaf who everyone, especially Don Cherry, called "Stumpy") at a Starbucks. Without thinking, I blurted out "Stumpy!" as I approached him. When I got up to him I realized he was at least a couple inches taller then me.
RL First Name: Mike Herrera
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Location: Tri State Area Between - AZ/Ca/Nv
Favorite's Phoenix Suns
Random Fact: I sleep with blanket on in bed when it's 115degrees outside and about 90degrees inside
DC member you wish you could meet: Vanessa FTW
RL First Name: Gareth
Occupation: I work for a company that makes dialysis machines, spend most of my times in hospitals
Location: Near Cambridge, UK
Favorite sports team: Liverpool FC (Soccer team)
Random Fact: I used to work for a porn company, one of my main tasks was to check that all the links on the websites were working correctly. Before doing this job I never thought that being paid to look at porn all day could be boring.
I lived in Norway for 4 years as a child and used to speak fluent Norwegian, now can't remember any of it.
I broke and dislocated my ankle a few years ago when I fell over on a flat pavement drunk, I then tried to walk on it to get the taxi to the hospital (yes I was very very drunk). Spent a week in hospital to have an operation to put a metal plate in the ankle (I also had concussion).
DC member you wish you could meet: mainly watched videos from FwF and Krantz so far, so I'll say those 2.
RL First Name: wouter
Status: desperatly trying to get a girl I fancy
Occupation: college drop-out
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Feyenoord
Random Fact: I once left a dump in a swimming pool
DC member you wish you could meet: all of you guys
what the hell I'm bored.
RL First Name: Jeff
Occupation: student at Univ. of Michigan.
Location: Ann Arbor ldo
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): Detroit Tigers/Red Wings/Pistons/team that is playing the Lions lol fuck the Lions. Michigan obv, and Liverpool FC gogogo!! Food: healthy ones ftw! place: campire getting drunk with friends. Dogs > Cats.
Random Fact: Just discovered that the old Apple comp game Number Munchers can be played on the PC. Eat those prime numbers like its 1993!
DC member you wish you could meet: All of them!!
RL First Name: Joshuah
Status: Married 3 years
Occupation: U.S. Navy (10 years)
Location: Atlanta, GA
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here): I root for any team based in TX.
Random Fact: I've spent the night on every continent except Antarctica.
DC member you wish you could meet: I am sure I would enjoy meeting any of you.
RL First Name: Philipp
Status: girlfriend for 6 months
Occupation: student (technology management)
Location: Stuttgart (Germany), but I'll spend one year in Salt Lake City, Utah, starting in August
Favorites: Mountain biking, surfing, hockey, handball (great sport, unfortunately nobody knows anything about it in the US
Random Fact: I'd love to see a Taco Bell opening here in Germany
DC member you wish you could meet: anyone, feel free to contact me, it would be great if I came to Salt Lake City already knowing someone
RL First Name: Julika
Status: bachelorette for life
Occupation: teacher and schoolbookwriter (economics)
Location: Switzerland obv.
Favorites: Hate all sports other than horseback riding, love everything where I do not have to move like reading, writing, drinking, arguing
Random Fact: I wanna save the world, the world can be glad I found poker instead
DC member you wish you could meet: Vanessa, because generally I am a womenhater (worked in the feminist movement, should explain it all), but saw one interview with her and decided that maybe I am not the only intelligent female on this planet who can drink like a man. I really think that Jennifer Tilly falls into this category too, don't hate me, but maybe it is just because I like her breasts, and I usually do not look at women's breasts, mine are a lot uglier, maybe I should stop here.
RL First Name: Dave
Favorite (Sports Team, food, place, beach, pet, etc...anything goes here):Anything Footie, Lobster, Ferrari
Random Fact:Ive been to 103 countries so far.
DC member you wish you could meet:Anyone who can put up with me.
RL First Name: Phil
Status: GF of 5 years
Location: Belfast, N.Ireland
Stakes you play: 1knl
Favorites : Snowboarding, Man Utd, Good Coffee, Good DVDs, Being out with friends, Days Off, Any time I have the time to do absolutely nothing.
Random Fact: Spent 2 months on a pacific island, loved every minute of it
DC member you wish you could meet: Krantz, or anyone wanting to discuss hands or strategy, pm me.
Status: New girls are great
Occupation: In the process of becoming a poker player
Location: Glasgow, Uk
Random Fact: Moving to Thailand next year to party hard, brush my teeth in the shower
Favorite: Travelling, Basketball
DC member most like to meet: Any of you guys planning any Thailand trips??