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Hello Cardplayer!

by Victor Ramdin |  Published: Apr 30, '10

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They say we can tell how many weeks of winter we have left by whether or not a groundhog sees his shadow. Well, I can always tell how well my poker year is going to go based on how well I do at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Things went pretty well for me there in January, so I felt like this was going to be a good year.

No, I didn’t win the main event at the PCA. In fact, I only min cashed. But any other tournament pro can tell you: you can do a lot worse than starting off the year with a cash.

Also, coming into this year, I made a resolution to player more poker on PokerStars.
I know, it sounds crazy, but I feel like I’ve finally figured out how to start winning a bit online, and I’m going to put it to the test. If you want a hint: I’ve already told you – play more. No, not necessarily more often, though practice makes perfect. I’ve just realized that I can’t only play one game at a time. I get too bored. Now, I play at least 3-5 tournaments at a time, and I find that it keeps my adrenaline pumping enough that I can actually focus and not get bored.

I decided I’ll be playing all the Sunday tournaments on PokerStars at least three out of the four weekends of every month. This means at least 36 Sunday Millions this year. PokerStars has such great structures, and if I can start winning without ever having to leave the house – fantastic!

I think I’ve finally broken through online. I’m still learning, but it’s a great experience. So far this year, I have final tabled the $100 rebuy tournament on PokerStars three times. This is in addition to the blast I’ve been having playing their new $13.50 knockout tournaments. They’re a lot of fun, and there can be some good value if you play them right. Add in the fact that I’ve satellited into both NAPT events through PokerStars, and I’m already having a bang-up year online.

The NAPT is down for now, but it’ll be back as soon as the World Series is over. Right now, I’m sweating the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo from my home in New York City, I’ve decided to take some time to play online (of course) and to focus on the upcoming WSOP, by playing as many SCOOP events on PokerStars as possible.

For the first event on May 2nd, I’ll be playing all three starting events: low, medium, and high. There’s tournaments for every size bankroll, so come say hello, and take your shot at me!

I’m also gearing up for this year’s Guyana Watch trip. For those of you who don’t know, Guyana Watch is a charity I started to benefit my home country of Guyana. What we do, is we bring in mobile hospitals where physicians provide free medical care to hundreds of children in the area. We specifically target children with hear defects and often times perform surgery right on the spot in order to give them a shot at getting to still be kids. Lots of poker players attend every year, and we do a lot of good.

I’ll be sure to update again after I win a dozen or so SCOOP bracelets. If you want to know more about Guyana Watch, you can visit the website http://www.guyanawatch.org/ to find out just how you can help too.

Until next time…

Victor Ramdin is a poker player, philanthropist, and member of Team PokerStars.Pro.

 
Any views or opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the ownership or management of CardPlayer.com.
 

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Venable
over 7 years ago

Good luck Victor and welcome to Cardplayer! Will be looking forward to your blogs!

 
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mgils
over 7 years ago

Bmpek, you are a total f--kwad and loser. Do you really have nothing better to do than respond to everyone's blogs with your negativity? What a douche!

 
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quest
over 7 years ago

Victor, you are a gentleman. When I chatted with you during an online tourney, you said you would be happy to play in our private card league if you happened to be in Indianapolis.

Looking forward to you blogs!

 
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danmac78
over 7 years ago

Welcome aboard Victor! I look forward to reading your posts. Pay no mind to bmpek. He has no life so he continually tries to belittle his betters. :)

 
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brec
over 7 years ago

Hello, Victor!

--Steve Brecher

 
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TXMaxx
over 7 years ago

Victor, welcome aboard, I do follow you a bit on PS and am glad CP finally got a new blogger. I play the 13.50 KO on PS too, hope to see you there, by the way I have noticed several super novas playing them too.

 
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imalittlefish
over 7 years ago

I completely agree with mgils. Bmpek is an absolute douche! I'm so sick of reading every single one of your negative posts. Get a life you douchebag!!!!!

 
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MrSydney
over 7 years ago

hey Richenough, take it easy on my boy Dunny!

and little fish...don't waste time hating on the Bmpek.

that he is the most embarrassing thing in the poker world has been proved already...best to ignore...as for little people like him, any press is good press....

Enjoy america!

B

 
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charlywayne
over 7 years ago

Welcome Victor, even though I have yet to meet you I can tell from what I have come to know about you that you are a great guy. Keep up your wonderful charity and I wish you all the luck in your poker quests. Look me up on P/S sometime mabye you can donate to my charity, it's called "build charlywayne's P/S account" and on F/T it's the same but charliewayne instead. LOL GL and see ya at the tables

 
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TXMaxx
over 7 years ago

Congrats on your PS SCOOP 5th place last night for 107K, how did you do in the 500 game where you havd more than 50% of the chips with 5 or so left?

 
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PokerBurro
over 7 years ago

Looking forward to yuor blog V.R.

"Messages that harass, abuse or threaten other members; have obscene or otherwise objectionable content; ...may be removed and may result in the loss of your MyCardPlayer ID (including e-mail). "

harass: (1) to annoy persistently (2) : to create an unpleasant or hostile situation for especially by uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct

how in the world does BMPEK still post on here? lol!

 
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RoyWinston
over 7 years ago

Welcome to Card Player Victor.

 
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TXMaxx
over 7 years ago

OK Victor, don't be a mamby pamby, lets get an updated blog in here...lol

 
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