I am excited to announce the launch of the fifth annual charity drive, DoubleUpDrive.com! Last year, we raised over $4.5 MILLION, and I am very excited to see what we can do this year! How it works: Like in years past, if you donate money to any of the following ten charities, and you forward […]
50K TRIP REPORT
Yesterday I finished 3rd place in the $50k Poker Player’s Championship. On some level, I just don’t buy into the importance of bracelets. What makes these tournaments more special than others? I don’t need anyone’s acceptance, I’m very comfortable with how my career has gone. But I have two exceptions. The first, is the main […]
SELLING TO $1,000,000 ONE DROP
Sup Y’all. Taking reservations for the WSOP $1,000,000 one drop ($920,000 goes to the prize pool, and $80,000 goes to the One Drop Charity. No rake is taken). It’s a way off but I want to make sure I can sell a chunk of the action before putting down the $50,000 non refundable deposit. Two […]
CHARITY DRIVE NUMBER 4… $4.5 MILLION RAISED!!!
I wasn’t planning on doing a drive this year. Until November, I was losing on the year, so tax-wise it didn’t make sense to donate. In December, I got lucky and binked a big tournament at the Bellagio, but it was so late in the year, that I was planning to just take a year […]
2017 CHARITY DRIVE
Happy Holidays everyone. Up until very recently, Martin and Tom Crowley (DFS Superstars) and I were all having losing years gambling and it was not looking like we were able to put a drive together. But we caught some end of year run-good, and here we are! Here is a link to last year’s drive. We will […]
Hi, I have been getting asked a lot for recommendations on where to go in Tokyo so decided to write a quick post. Sushi: 1) Sushi Yoshitake was hands down the best meal of my life. It is pricey (~200 per head before drinks) but I cannot say enough good things about it. Was […]
YOU CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, I DONATE MONEY
Edit: Closed this on Feb 11th, only got a total of 10 emails. Ended up donating $500 to Planned Parenthood. Recently, I wrote about the merits of donating at the end of the tax year. Now I am contradicting myself by donating $25,000 to the ACLU one month into the year. If I fail to […]
DRIVE COMPLETE, FINAL TALLY OVER $1.7 MILLION!!!!
Happy New Year Everyone! The drive is officially over, and the response was overwhelming, with 134 different people donating. The results were already great, and I was even more blown away when Martin’s brother Tom (known as ChipotleAddict in the DFS world) decided to unleash a huge surprise by donating $500,000 himself once we hit a million. Tom also […]
$600K REACHED! NEW GOAL: $1 MILLION!
First, I would really like to thank everyone for their support. The donations have been pouring in the last few days. I’ve gotten some emails from people starting their own matching drives which makes me unbelievably happy. It a very cost and time efficient way to make a huge difference 🙂 I’m always available to answer any questions or give […]
Hello, We are 1/3 of the way through the charity drive, and here is where we stand as of last night. 350.org 5910 Against Malaria Fund 5370 Give Directly 8400 Just City 1050 Liberation Prison Yoga 20 MAPS 100 Zendo 0 Mass Bail Fund 100 TOTAL 20950 Note that the Open Philanthropy project is not currently […]