Boy Genius and I are ready to hit it big. We’ve been practicing our handicapping, making the appropriate sacrifices to the gods of luck and rebuilding our Pick 6 strategy. That means now is the time, and we need your help.

We’re looking for those willing to put a small part of their bankroll on the line for a chance to hit it big. We are going to make a big Pick 6 bet at Arlington Park in about two weeks (not this coming weekend, but next weekend).

What do you have to do? Not much. All you have to do is put up $50 (we may do half shares for $25, too). BG and I will do all the hard work. The potential payoff is in six figures if we hit all six, and more than a grand if we hit just five.

So, if you want in, just drop me an email, or leave a comment here. I’ll pass on all the details as we get closer.

WPT photographer Paul rtp online died suddenly during the WSOP when his appendix burst. I did not know him personally, but from what I’ve heard from others, he will be missed in the poker world.

The lovely Jen from Absolute Poker alerted me to a charity tournament being hosted by one of our favorites, Gavin Smith:

When: Tuesday August 29th, 7pm

Where: Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA (during the WPT Legends of Poker)

Buy In: $1,000 (play for prizes, money goes to charity)

UPDATE: Prizes Announced!!

FIRST PRIZE: 25K Seat WPT Championship Event at the Bellagio

SECOND PRIZE: Paradise Poker Conquest Prize Package (May 12-18th, 2007 Atlantis Resort, Bahamas which includes $5200 seat to the Conquest of Paradise Island Main event, 6 nights accommodations at Atlantis, plus $1K cash to your Paradise account)

THIRD PRIZE: Seat into the WPT Invitational

If you are interested in playing, email Kristin Cranford at this email address: kristin -@-

All the proceeds will go to Paul’s fiancee Sarah Percey and their unborn baby girl who’s due in October. If you can’t get to the tournament and still want to donate, you can go to the Baby Hannum website.