Thursday, March 23, 2017

KingBing420 Wins for the 2nd Time - but Tomservo2 Wins 1st Quarter of 2017

The men can't handle KingBing's game.
KingBing420 took down the nightly tourney, but Tomservo2 held on to win the 1st quarter. That is two years in a row Tom got his seat in the Finals early. Nice going Tom.

And nice going Nancy (KB420) on your second win of the year. The 2nd quarter starts next week so......get in here!

2nd - Theedouble*d
3rd - T3chlady
Bubble - Tomservo2

Congratulations to KingBing420 on her 7th NPP win - and moving up the Walk of Fame!

Now some fun facts:

Mosquito repellents don't repel. They hide you. The spray blocks the sensors of the mosquito.

American car horns are in the tone of F.

No piece of paper can be folded more than 7 times.

In a year, donkeys kill more people than airplanes.

One in four Americans has appeared on television.

You burn more calories sleeping than watching television.

Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are at least 50 years old.

The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache.

A Boeing 747 has a wingspan longer than the Wright Brothers first flight.

The first product with a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

Most dust in your house is dead skin particles.

The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer.

Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

It takes 3,000 cows to supply the leather for a season of NFL footballs.

You can lead a cow upstairs, but not downstairs.

The average life span of a major league baseball is 7 pitches.

A duck's quack has no echo, and no one knows why.

The reason firehouses have circular stairways is because when horses used to pull the equipment, they would wander up traditional stairs.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tonight's Tournament Cancelled Due to PokerStars Technical Difficulties

We tried to have our tournament, but the PokerStars server appeared to have an issue. Hopefully we will be back next week.


Faldo arrives by dingy for a wedding.






Romance Math
Smart man + dumb woman = affair.
Dumb man + smart woman = marriage.


Shopping Math
A man will spend $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will spend $1 on an $2 item she will never use.

General Principles

A woman worries about her future until she lands a husband.
A man doesn't worry about the future until he has a wife.

To be happy with your man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with your woman, you must love her a lot, and not try to understand her at all.

Every married man should forget about his mistakes. There is no reason for two people to remember the same thing.

A man marries a woman hoping she will never change.
A woman marries a man planning on changing him.

A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Douge2 Wins for the 1st Time in 2017

Douge2 always has a prize as his target.
Douge2 jumps right into the race for the 1st seat in the NPP Finals. But we all have work to do to catch Tomservo2 - who continues to rack up the points!

2nd - Absea98
3rd - KingBing420
4th - Tomservo2
5th - Tim481
Bubble - LittleRedElf

Congratulations to Douge2 on his 23rd NPP win!

Well, there are many way Faldo could describe the liberal media. But all my negative, insulting and ...yes ....deplorable things I could truthfully say about them won't win over too many who may still be saved from the mental illness of liberalism.

Maybe Don Henley sang it best to describe the newspaper, magazine, radio and TV media:

I make my living off the evening news
Just give me something
Something I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry

Well, I could a been an actor
But I wound up here
I just have to look good
I don't have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry

Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em all around

We got the bubble headed
Bleached blonde
Comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash
With a gleam in her eye
It's interesting when people die
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation
Is the head dead yet?
You know the boys in the newsroom
Got a running bet
Get the widow on the set
We need dirty laundry

You don't really need to find out
What's going on
You don't really want to know
Just how far it's gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry

Kick 'em when they're up
Kick 'em when they're down
Kick 'em when they're stiff
Kick 'em all around

Dirty little secrets
Dirty little lies
We got our dirty little fingers
In everybody's pie
We love to cut you down to size
We love dirty laundry

We can do the Innuendo
We can dance and sing
When it's said and done
We haven't told you a thing
We all know that Crap is King
Give us dirty laundry!
 (end)

Maybe we - the consumer - need to grow up and stop paying attention to this drivel.
Look in the person in the mirror. Do we really need to know who an actor is screwing or which political party a singer belongs to?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Michigan Women Gear Up for ‘A Day Without a Woman’


Women are encouraged to wear red, take off work and not spend money on Wednesday

"Women throughout Metro Detroit and the nation plan to wear red, take off work and not spend money to support “A Day Without a Woman” on Wednesday."   Read the rest of the article here.

This post was brought to you as a public service by Nik's Poker Palace.  We care.

How did men deserve this "A day without nagging and them spending our money?"

Additional informational links:


As Faldo explains:

These types of stunts are exactly why liberal women DO NOT deserve to be paid the same as men. Liberal women are spoiled, selfish and deep down lack a sense of self worth.

They garner their self worth by complaining and trying to make everyone else as miserable with the world around them as they are.

Men do not join pointless movements, and do not take days off from supporting their families for no good reason, and do not attempt to hurt other people's businesses because elections do not go their way.

Of course liberal men are not men at all. They are scared, gutless losers in need of a government to care for them.
And liberal women are not real women.

Real women can survive without an all powerful government supplying their every need, while taking their freedom.

And real women demand men be real men.



Saturday, March 04, 2017

Tomservo2 Wins for the 4th Time in 2017

Tomservo2 - wins four!
Tomservo2 is taking all of NPP to task so far this season. He finished first in a field of twelve to take control of the lead in the 1st quarter.

2nd - LittleRedElf
3rd - Mikeniks-Faldo
4th - T3chlady
Bubble - Theedouble*d

Congratulations to Tomservo2 on his 25th NPP win!

Now for some simple truths:

Love is grand, but divorce is one hundred grand.

I am shape. Round is a shape.

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.

An optimist thinks that this is the best possible world.
A pessimist fears that this is true.

There will always be death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year.

In just two days, tomorrow will be yesterday.

Practice safe eating. Always use condiments.

It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.

Brain cells come and go, but fat cells live a lifetime.

Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.

Life not only begins at forty, it also begins to show.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

More Sunday Pictures

Enjoy.....



KingBing420 Wins for the 1st Time in 2017

NPP ladies can hold their own in any poker situation there is!
Skill was a lady tonight - not luck!

KingBing420 beat a field of 15 to win for the first time in 2017.

The field is tightening (as it always does), so be sure to be here on Tuesday at 8pm EST on Pokerstars.net for the best poker tournament on the internet.

2nd - Tigercub8189
3rd - Derf-63
4th - Mikeniks-Faldo
5th - Absea98

Congratulations to KingBing420 on her 6th NPP win!

Now for a classic fable - then the modern version:

CLASSIC -
The ant works hard all summer in the heat building his house and gathering supplies for the long winter ahead.
The grasshopper thinks he is a fool and plays and laughs the summer away.
Come winter the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter and dies out in the cold.

MODERN -
The ant works hard all summer in the heat building his house and gathering supplies for the long winter ahead.
The grasshopper thinks he is a fool and plays and laughs the summer away.
Come winter, the grasshopper calls the main stream media and gets a press conference demanding why the ant gets to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. Protesters gather to demand, "no warm well fed grasshopper, No PEACE!" and burn flags, throw rocks and bottles and loot stores.

CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the NY Times and the rest of the newspapers in the country provide pictures and videos of the shivering grasshopper and showing where the ant's home is so protestors can find it easily.

Kermit the Frog shows up on The View to explain the difficulties of being Green.

Nancy Pelosi makes the rounds of all the main stream media talk shows vowing to do everything possible so the grasshopper can get 'economic justice' and punish the ant who prospered due to "global warming". She also explains that this bitter cold winter is also the fault of global warming. The main stream media never asks her to explain how that is possible.

Obama is sought out by the media to proclaim that the ant got rich off the back of the grasshopper and calls for an immediate tax hike on all ants so they can pay "their fair share" so the government can re-distribute the ant's wealth.

The Clintons get their lawyers to file a Defamation suit against the ant and get the case tried in the 9th Circuit Court to make sure the ruling is against the ant. The ant is fined for not using enough "illegal green bugs" to build his house and gather his food for the winter.

The story ends with the grasshopper finishing up the last bit of the ant's food inside his government supplied house - which just so happens to be the ant's old house. But the house is crumbling around him since the grasshopper never paid for it and therefore doesn't maintain it.

The ant is dead and laying underneath the snow somewhere, but on the mainstream media channels Meryl Streep and Madonna are standing in front of Democrat supporters stating how happy they all are that "justice" was achieved for the grasshopper.

Shortly thereafter, the grasshopper was found dead in his free housing due to a drug overdose. The house was abandoned due to it's rundown condition and unpaid taxes. Now it has been taken over by a gang of spiders who now terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

Epilogue: There is a new sheriff in town, who appears to be bringing back the Classic version to the country. Now that real Americans have wrestled the car keys away from the children, we must keep them in their child seats and seat belts in the back seat - facing the other way.

If they cause too much of a distraction back there, place them in the trunk or don't even let them in the car in the first place. They are a danger to everyone.

Safety first!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

LittleRedElf Wins for the 2nd Time in 2017

LRE wins two and they fight over who's first.
There is a pattern developing this year at NPP it seems - repeat winners mostly. That should tell you that poker is a game of skill and not luck.

Luckily for Faldo......he has neither.

LittleRedElf wins for the 2nd time against a field of thirteen.

2nd - Douge2
3rd - Absea98
4th - GMOgolf
Bubble - No idea as the PokerStars records department broke and Faldo had to manually figure out the standings.

Congratulations to LittleRedElf on his 33rd NPP win and he regains the top square on the NPP Walk of Fame!

Now for a Manhood Test:

1. In the company of females, intercourse should be referred to as:
A: lovemaking
B: screwing
C: Hiding the salami in the bread box

2. You should only make love to a woman for the first time only after you have shared:
A: Your views of what is expected from a sexual relationship.
B: Your blood test results.
C: Five tequila slammers

3. You time your orgasm so that:
A: your partner goes first
B: You both climax together
C: You don't miss Sports Center

4. Passionate and spontaneous sex on the kitchen floor is:
A: Healthy creative lovemaking
B: Not the sort of thing your woman would agree to
C: Not the sort of thing your woman better find out about.

5. Your woman tells you she gained five pounds in the last month. You tell her;
A: you never even noticed.
B: It doesn't matter to you
C: that's a conservative estimate

6. You think a sensitive, caring man is a:
A: myth
B: an oxymoron
C: gay

7. Foreplay is to sex as:
A: Appetizer for the entree
B: Primer to the paint
C: A long line just to get a short ride in an amusement park.

8. A woman who is uncomfortable watching you masterbate;
A: Probably needs more time before she can cope with that level of intimacy
B: Is uptight and a waste of time
C: Should not have sat next to you on the bus in the first place.

If you answered A more than 3 twice, your testicles no longer work.
If you answered B more than 3 times, your testicles are slowing down.
If you answered C more than 5 times, YOU DA MAN!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Rjmech Wins for the 1st Time in 2017

Another Rjmech groupie awaits him.
Rjmech won for the first time this year and it will not be the last. He bested a field of twelve, coming back from being extremely short stacked early. Nice job Rj!

2nd - Mikeniks-Faldo
3rd - GMOgolf
4th - Tomservo2
Bubble - Derf-63

Congratulations to Rjmech on his 25th NPP win!

Now for some hockey history:

Many years ago the Montreal Canadian great Maurice "Rocket" Richard was out for a few games with a wrist injury. After a very spirited game at the Montreal Forum, the color commentator asked The Rocket:

Commentator: "That was quite an exciting game Rocket."

Rocket: "Dat's for shore!"

Commentator: "So who is your pick for the 1st Start of the game?"

Rocket: "Well that would have to be Jean Beliveau, the best center on the Canadians, and I think, in the league. After all, he had 2 goals and an assist."

Commentator: "And the 2nd Star?"

Rocket: "I'd 'ave to pick my broder Ohnree. He scored a goal and was all over the ice on both offense and defense. I'm so glad my broder is on my team.

Commentator: "And your 3rd star?"

Rocket: "For da turd star, I have to pick Boom Boom Geoffrion. He had 2 assists and some good hits, eh? And he sticks up for his Montreal teammates too!"

Commentator: Well, if you had to come up with an honorable mention, who would that be?

Rocket (with a scowl on his face): "I guess I would have to say Gordie Howe. If it was not for his four goals, we would have won the game."

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Derf-63 Wins for the 1st Time in 2017 - T3chlady Tourney Date Set

Gemma Atkinson is floored by Derf-63's poker skills.
Derf-63 beat back a field of 12 for his 1st win of the year. Derf is no stranger to the top platform at NPP. It looks like the same suspects, so far this year, were 'hanging around' the Winners Circle trying to step in - before access was denied.

2nd - Douge2
3rd - Absea98
4th - KingBing420
Bubble - Tomservo2 (still on fire!)

Congratulations to Derf-63 on his 30th NPP win!

And congratulations to Douge2 for qualifying for the Poker Stars Billion Chip tournament this Sunday!

Now for a live tournament update:
T3chlady (Jean) is going to hold a poker tournament at her place on Sunday February 19th at 2pm. 
Buy in will be $40. 
Please RSVP ASAP. 
If you do not have T3's contact information, please contact Faldo either in the comment section below or the npokerp at yahoo email address and Faldo will take care of the rest.
 

Now from the Douge2 joke collection:
 
The Jewish Quarterback
 
The coach had put together the perfect team for the Chicago Bears. The only thing that was missing was a good quarterback. He had scouted all the colleges and even the Canadian and European leagues, but he couldn't find a super athlete who could ensure a Super Bowl win.
 
Then one night while watching CNN he saw a war-zone scene in the West Bank. In one corner of the background, he spotted a young Israeli soldier with a truly incredible arm.
 
He threw a hand grenade straight into a 15th story window 100 yards away. KABOOM! He threw another hand grenade 75 yards away, right into a chimney. KA-BLOOEY!
 
Then he threw another at a passing car going 90 mph. BULLS-EYE!
 
I've got to get this guy!", the Coach said to himself. "He has the perfect arm!" So, he brings him to the United States and teaches him the great game of football...and the Bears go on to win the Super Bowl.
 
The young man is hailed as the great hero of football, and when the coach asks him what he wants, all the young man wants is to call his mother.
 
"Mom", he says into the phone, "I just won the Super Bowl !"
 
I don't want to talk to you", his mother said. "You are not my son!"
 
I don't think you understand, mother," the young man pleads. "I've won the greatest sporting event in the world. I'm here among thousands of my adoring fans."
 
"No! Let me tell you!", his Mother retorts. "At this very moment, there are gunshots all around us. The neighborhood is a pile of rubble. Your two brothers were beaten within an inch of their lives last week, and I have to keep your sister in the house so she doesn't get raped!" 
 
The mother pauses, and then tearfully says, "I will never forgive you for making us move to Chicago.
 




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tomservo2 Wins for the 3rd Time in 2017

Tomservo2 is knocking the heads off the competition!
Tomservo2 is En Fuego! A little Spanish lingo for 'on fire' or 'in the zone'.!

This time he vanquished 14 players. Will anyone be able to stop him? We have eight rounds left to catch him and it will not be easy.

2nd - Johnnied55
3rd - Douge2
4th - TooBIGAKQ
Bubble - Theedouble*d

Congratulations to Tomservo2 on his 24th NPP win!

They finally invented the The Ultimate Fact Finding computer. This was quicker, faster and more accurate than any other search engine developed. The inventors claimed that it knew or could find the answer to any question asked.

The salesman stepped forward at it's unveiling and said, "The Ultimate Fact Finding computer - or TUFF - will give you an intelligent answer to any question you may care to ask it."

A computer professor from the University of Michigan stepped forward and asked, "Where is my father?"

There was a soft hum of powerful electronic processing for just a couple seconds, when an electronic voice said in a level tone, "Your father is working for a kitchen remodeling firm in Florida, and will retire next year."

The professor laughed and said, "Actually, my father is dead! It was a trick question."

The salesman was shocked and a little unnerved, but quickly replied, "I didn't think it would matter, but perhaps a rewording of the question might work better. Can you try again?" The salesman was breaking into a heavy sweat since he had invested his life savings into this computer firm's stock!

So the smug professor from the Socialist Republic of Ann Arbor said, "Very well, where is my mother's husband."

The computer hummed again and said, "Your mother's husband is dead and buried in Westbury Cemetery in New York State, but your father is still working in Florida."

Saturday, January 21, 2017

250,000 Hits for NPP! - Oh and Trump Takes Office

The United States Wins in a huge upset again! God saved the USA from the internal communists one last time.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tomservo2 Wins for the 2nd Time in 2017

Tomservo2 is knocking the rest of  NPP senseless!
Tomservo2 is on fire! Already a two-time winner this year, he moves up the Walk of Fame! Way to go Tom! He bests a field of 15 players as he took the lead a quarter of the way thru the final table and never looked back.

2nd - LittleRedElf
3rd - Wingsfancurt
4th - Mikeniks-Faldo
5th - Absea98
Bubble - GMOgolf

Tomservo2 has the lead with LittleRedElf right behind him. The Elf has a win and two cashes - so he is back in form early.

Come join us and see if you can unseat these two great players who are running hot right now!

Congratulations to Tomservo2 on his 23rd NPP win!

Now for a secret hacked email! NPP will not reveal the source of this email. It could have been the Russians. It could have been one of the hundreds of criminals and terrorists released by First Traitor Obama. It could have been more sloppy loose lips at the Democrat National Committee as they plot against their own members, and then blame everyone else.

Or it could have been found in a file drawer of forgotten letters to our own T3chlady - who is a computer expert - par exsalonce! Here it is:

Dear Tech Lady,

Last year I upgraded from Boyfriend 5.0 to Husband 1.0 and noticed that the new program began making unexpected changes to my Clothes Allowance modules, and limiting access to flower and jewelry applications that had operated flawlessly under Boyfriend 5.0.

In addition, Husband 1.0 uninstalled many other valuable programs such as Romance 9.9, but installed undesirable programs such as NFL 6.0 and Golf Central 3.0.

Conversation 8.0 no longer runs and when I tried to add Housecleaning 2.6, it simply crashes the system. I have run Nagging 5.3 to fix these problems, but it didn't work at all. In fact it increased the installation of other undesirable background programs, such as Tilted Kilt 3.8, Hooters 3.6. or the immediate system takeover by malware BWW1.0.

Signed Desperate Wife

Dear Desperate Wife,

Keep in mind Boyfriend 5.0 is an entertainment package while Husband 1.0 is an operating system. Try entering the command C:/I THOUGHT_YOU_LOVED_ME!! and install Tears 6.2.

Husband 1.0 then will automatically run the applications Flowers 12.0 and Guilt 3.0.

But remember, overuse can cause Husband 1.0 to default to Grumpy 2.5, Happy Hour 7.0, and Beer 6.1.

Beer 6.1 is such a bad program as it creates "Snoring Loud" wav files. 

DO NOT install MotherInLaw 1.0 or try to install another Boyfriend program. These are not supported applications in Husband 1.0 and will crash the system.

In summary, Husband 1.0 is a great program but it does have limited memory and cannot learn new applications quickly. Consider buying additional software to improve the system. I personally recommend NiceDinners 8.0 and Lingerie 5.3.

Good luck,

T3chlady


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Little Red Elf Wins for the 1st Time in 2017

Little Red Elf just floored all the competition Tuesday night!
Oh boy! We are all in trouble if The Elf returns to winning form this year!

Congratulations to LittleRedElf, besting a field of 14 on the 2nd round of the 1st quarter.

2nd - Derf-63
3rd - Rjmech
4th - Absea98
Bubble gal - T3chlady

Absea98 takes over the 1st quarter lead with two straight cashes.

Congratulations to LittleRedElf on his 32nd NPP win!

Here is a list of employment recommendations Faldo has received over the years from past associates.

"In my opinion, you will be very fortunate if you ........actually get him to work ......for you."

That must mean I am truly a hot property!

"I most enthusiastically recommend this person ..........with no qualifications....... whatsoever."

See, that was with feeling too!

"I am pleased to say that Faldo is .....a former ......colleague of mine."

That person likes me.

"I can assure you .....that no person.......would do a better job."

I am that good, eh?

"I urge you to...... waste no time making him an offer...... of employment."

The all want Faldo I guess.

"All in all,...... I cannot say enough good things about him.....or........ recommend him too highly."

There you go. Testimonials to Faldo!



Thursday, January 05, 2017

Tomservo2 Wins 1st NPP Tourney of 2017

Obviously this was not Tomservo2's first rodeo.
The 24th season of Niks Poker Palace got underway and Tomservo2 bested 12 players to take the early lead. And with this win, he moves up the ladder on the NPP Walk of Fame.

2nd - Absea98
3rd - Johnnied55
4th - Mikeniks-Faldo
Bubble - GMOgolf

Congratulations to Tomservo2 on his 22nd NPP win!

Now and oldie but a goody with classic bumper stickers from the past:

IF YOU DRINK, DON'T PARK. ACCIDENTS CAUSE PEOPLE.

MY KID GOT YOUR HONOR ROLL STUDENT PREGNANT

YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS BECAUSE THE VOICES ARE TALKING TO ME.

I DO WHATEVER MY RICE KRISPIES TELL ME TO

CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

I'M CHANGING LANES - COVER ME

HONK IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN AN UZI FIRED FROM A CAR WINDOW

WARNING! DRIVER ONLY CARRIES $50 IN AMMUNITION

STOP LIGHTS TIMED FOR 35 MPH WORK FOR 70 MPH

BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE

CAUTION: WOMEN DRIVERS - EVERYWHERE!

DON'T BE SEXIST. BROADS HATE THAT.


Monday, January 02, 2017

Season 24 Starts Tomorrow - Changes Made by Poker Stars

Faldo dedicated to his lake swimming work out all year round.
Hi NPP'ers.

Ready for 2017?

Poker Stars has upped the minimum entry fee for private tournaments.

Twenty times the past minimum to $17000 entry and $3000 rake.

All players are re-instated so registration is now OPEN for tomorrow night.

See you at the virtual felt.

Faldo

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Another Christmas ....another load placed on the wagon for men to pull.


In the poker game of life......

women are the rake!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Best Value Spirits for the Holiday Season


Faldo already posted the Best Value:

Bourbons
Scotch
Single Malt Scotch

See the posts below for those.

Here is the list of  quality spirits that won't break the budget:

Kimo Sabe Mezcal - $35
Macchu Pisco - $27
Prunier Family Reserve - $70
Rhum J.M.V.S.O.P. - $47
Teeling Single Grain Irish Whiskey - $44
Tin Cup Whiskey - $33
Tito's Homemade Vodka - $20
Agavero Tequila Liqueur - $30

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Rjmech Wins 2016 NPP Player of the Year!

Edith Labelle waits for Rjmech in an NPP suite.
Rjmech rolls on!

Congratulations to Rjmech on his 24th NPP win in this annual exclusive Sit-n-Go.

This is also Rjmech 2nd NPP Player of the Year win!

2nd - T3chlady
3rd - Douge2
4th - Mikeniks-Faldo
5th - Derf-63
6th - Tomservo2
7th - LittleRedElf
8th - ThePunk75 - DNP

Dear NPP players and future NPP players:

Thank you again for another fun year. We will start up again January 3rd. Some of our tournament dates will be on holidays, but that is just the way it goes.

With the election of Donald Trump, maybe - just maybe - Pokerstars.net will be allowed to service US players again.

As you may remember, Poker Stars - 8 years ago - asked the thieves currently in the White House what they had to do to be allowed to offer on-line poker to the United States?

They agreed to the rules and paid a nearly $700 million dollar fine for crimes that there were no laws even written for.

But as Democrats do, they lied to Poker Stars, stole their money (where it went should be an investigation unto itself) and did not do anything to get Americans to the on-line felt on the most trustworthy poker site on the planet.

What Faldo is hinting to is that we might see real money poker return to Poker Stars. It's a possibility. We have businessmen - not thieves - running things now. Faldo is confident Poker Stars will once again approach the US government and remind them of the deal they thought they had.

If and when that happens, NPP will go back to a real entry fee ($) format, probably at a quarter break. But Faldo is getting ahead of himself as he often does.

Enjoy the Christmas break and see you January 3 at the NPP felt.


Thursday, December 08, 2016

Rjmech Wins the 2016 NPP TOC and an Aria $125 Buy-in Before That!

Malia Jones is floored by Rjmech's poker skills.
Every player at NPP is good. Some of the NPP players are great! But, on another level is Rjmech.

ThePunk75 and LittleRedElf are JUST BELOW on the next level in Faldo's opinion.

Then the rest of the great players are below that.
Then the good players.

Then a Racko-Uno player who somehow stumbled into NPP is next.
Then Faldo.

Rjmech needed a victory in the TOC to win a seat in the NPP Finals and that is exactly what he did. It was his 4th win of the season - in only 12 starts. Did you catch that?? That is a 33% winning percentage against a very tough field.

2nd - KingBing420 (a great effort to win a seat in the NPP Finals)
3rd - Derf-63
4th - Johnnied55 (another great effort - but ran into the RJ buzzsaw)
5th - ThePunk75 (who will have blood in his eye in the NPP Final!)
Bubble - Wingsfancurt (another one giving his all to take the last seat)

Congratulations to Rjmech on his 23rd NPP win! Now all the seats are set for the NPP Final this Tuesday.

Rjmech - in his spare time (or is NPP his spare time?) - won a $125 buy in tournament at Aria in Las Vegas. Faldo will let him tell the tale:



"There was a total of 89 players in the field. 
I was alternate number 30 because I showed up at 10 minutes after 7 o'clock when the tournament started driving from the Orleans to the Aria. 
I didn't start playing poker until 9:30 PM almost at the end of level four. I made a point not to drink any alcohol the day of the tournament, ate a good dinner beforehand, and had a great night sleep the night before so I was ready to go!

I built up my stack slowly but surely. I even recovered from a coin flip late in the tournament with three tables left: I raised with pocket jacks from the cut off and the small blind moved in with ace king off suit. It cost me 2/3 of my stack to make the call but I'm not folding JJ. The board rolled out all little cards then BAM an ace hit on the river! 

I was proud to make a great recovery after losing most of my chips. I felt that I played like a champion. The tourney ended at 3:30 AM. 

This was the best live poker tournament win I ever experienced. I was even commended on my play by my table mates at the final table. 

There was a player at the final table who had the same amount of chips as me and he made a remark that I was an expert player. [Faldo concurs] 

I was fortunate to knock him out him when my pocket kings held up against his ace king. After I knocked out the big stack I had over half of the chips in play so it was just a matter of time before I ended up winning the tournament. The tourney ended at 3:30 AM.

It feels great to be a winner at the Aria! I cashed for $3100 for a $125 buy in. Needless to say. The Aria is my favorite place to play poker in Las Vegas.

As a side note, my previous best finish at the Aria was when I came in sixth in 2011 for $650 after suffering a bad beat when I held pocket threes in the big blind while a young hot shot moved all in on me from the small blind with A3 off suit. Sure enough the Ace hit on the river. I also came in 15th for a min cash last year.

Rjmech