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A Newbie's Guide to Blogger Events

There seems to be a new wave of bloggers over the last several months. Well, welcome to the wonderful world of poker blogging and all it has to offer. Look to your left. Now look to your right. By the time you are done blogging, there still will be no one sitting next to you on your left or right. But you will have met a few dozen people by playing in blogger events.

At first, there was the WPBT. Then, as the poker blogging boom hit, the proliferation of blogger events have only soared. Some see it as an epidemic, spreading across the countryside, laying waste to the crops as it swarms. Others see it as a boon for us pokerfiles, another opportunity to meet up with like-minded individuals and play poker while chatting it up.

For anyone who has not played in an online blogger event, let me explain what you should expect. You will generally see a lot of chat. Don't be shy. Get in there and mix it up. Trust me, most of the players can take it, and those who can't, well, they deserve to be tilted. You'll also notice in some events (see WWdn, below) that there are non-bloggers participating. They'll be quieter, and are likely to have Trekie icons. Well, so be it! Take their money and move on!

With all that said, let's get down to a listing for all events poker blogging related. I'm going to by day of the week, so I don't want to hear any yapping about putting one before another. Of course, we'll start with DADI. Why? You know damn well why! It's because DADI is the premiere monthly poker blogging event, and I should know, since I, along with TripJax am a founder:

When: Monthly (Next Event: May 29th at 10pm EST)
Where: PokerStars
Who: Bloggers and Readers
How Much: $10+1
Game: Varied (Next Event: Pot Limit Hold'em)
For More Information: The DADI Website

DADI, which stands for the Donkeys Always Draw Invitational, is a monthly event hosted by yours truly, and TripJax, along with the sagely advice of GCox, the M.C. of the upcoming DADI 6. DADI originated when Trip and I decided that we wanted to play in a game with the 10 or so bloggers we were close with at the time. We hoped to reach 20, but it blew up from there. The events are monthly, and we try to change up the game each time. So far we have had NLHE, PLO8, Heads Up, Short-Handed, and Deep Stack WSOP-Satellite tournaments.

When: Tuesdays, 8:30pm EST
Where: PokerStars
Who: Bloggers, Readers, and Trekkies
How Much: $10+1
For More Information: Wil Wheaton's Blog

Wil Wheaton, in case you don't know, was once the young actor who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek the Next Generation. He is currently balancing acting, voice-over work, writing, and poker. He's a member of Team PokerStars, and has arranged these weekly games for a long while. It's a good mix of players, and since it's weekly, the next WWdn event is just around the corner. It's all No Limit Hold'Em.

The Mookie
When: Wednesdays, 10:00pm EST
Where: PokerStars
Who: Bloggers and Readers
How Much: $10+1
For More Information: Mookie's Blog

The Mookie started in much the same way as the DADI. Originally called the Big O Poker Tournament, it was an attempt by Mookie to create an event where fellow bloggers/readers can have a good time. It has done increasingly well, do in large part to regulars and the fact that the game always involves good banter. It's all No Limit Hold'Em.

The WWdn:NOT
When: Thursdays, 11:30pm EST
Where: PokerStars
Who: Bloggers and Readers
How Much: $10+1
For More Information: This one I'm not 100% sure on, but Darval's Blog seems to be the best bet.

The WWdn:NOT was originally Wil Wheaton's West Coast tournament. Naturally, a man can only host so many tournaments, so Wil packed it in. Then something strange happened. Like Mumra himself, the WWdn just wouldn't die.

When: Varied (Twice Monthly)
Where: Varied (Generally, PokerStars and FullTilt)
Who: Bloggers only
How Much: Varied; generally $20+2
For More Information: Biggestron's Blog

The WPBT, which stands for the World Poker Bloggers Tour, was the granddaddy of them all. It's a series of events arranged solely for Bloggers, with a Player of the Year (POY) system. The games are varied, as are the locations.

Now, there are others out there, sure. Most notably, a couple of sites have tried to make Blogger freerolls if bloggers are willing to post about the tournament's sponsor. I wish I had more information on these, but I don't. That said, they can't be too hard to find.

Hopefully, this has been an enlightening journey through excessive blogger tournamentdom. Above all, there is always a game around the corner, and plenty of bloggers to fill the rank. So, join us for DADI, and while you are at it, hit up some of these fine tournaments. And I'll see you at the virtual felt.

posted by Jordan @ 6:00 PM,


At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good show this time. Liked the laying it out.

At 7:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe you dropped a Mumra reset on us. That is the best ever. I officially nominate this for blogger post of the year in all categories.

Which naturally leads to this question...

Mumra vs. Mon*Star


At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the veneno HU tourneys where she takes everyone's hard earned cash.

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advertising on the WWdN: Not, and you are correct, my blog is the place to get the updated info. We do plan to do it on a weekly basis, so you should be able to look ahead and get registered.

I might have to steal that image tho. ;-)

Rick (aka darval)

At 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with CJ on this use of Mumra...

Nice job Jordan...lots of cool bloggers and blogger events in the sphere...way to put them all out there.

At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pimpin' !

At 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Snarf, blogs are totally ghey.

At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info....I have been aimlessly looking for all of the above information, but have been overloaded by the gazillion blogs out there....

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very helpful stuff. As one of the aforementioned newbs, I'll be looking to giving all of these a crack in the near future.

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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