Thursday, July 30, 2009

Poker News for NPP Readers

First, a quick note that the Premier Poker Lounge is back in full operation Tuesday thru Friday.

Their site is updated with the latest information on their tournaments and ring action. Check it out by hitting the PPL link on the right side of the blog!

Faldo will make a return to PPL soon!

Next, a hat tip to “Hard Boiled Poker”

Here’s ESPN’s complete schedule of the WSOP coverage so you know when it is on. Note that it is on Tuesday night. So, have it on in the background. NPP play comes first!
Better yet, record it to watch later.

• August 4, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- WSOP Champions Invitational
• August 11, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Ante Up for Africa Celebrity-Charity Event
• August 18, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 1A
• August 25, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 1B
• September 1, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 1C
• September 8, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 1D
• September 15, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 2A
• September 22, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 2B
• September 29, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 3
• October 6, 8:00-10:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 4
• October 13, 9:00-11:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 5
• October 20, 9:00-11:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 6
• October 27, 9:00-11:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 7
• November 3, 9:00-11:00 p.m. -- Main Event Day 8
• November 10, 9:00-11:00 p.m. -- Main Event Final Table

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Douge2’s Humor Corner – XIV


THOU SHALT NOT covet thy neighbors putter.
THOU SHALT NOT pick up lost balls before they stop rolling.
THOU SHALT NOT wager with those who carry a one-iron.
THOU SHALT NOT play "inside the leather" with a 52" putter.
THOU SHALT NOT build thy house of handicap with sand bags.
THOU SHALT NOT worship St. Mulligan, except on the 1st tee.
THOU SHALT NOT imitate a stunt driver in a golf cart.
THOU SHALL yell "Fore!" before the body hits the ground.
THOU SHALL restrict profanity on the course to three putting or worse.
THOU SHALL throw thy clubs in non-lethal directions.

Why Golf Is Better Than Sex - From David Letterman's Late Night Show

1. A below par performance is considered good.
2. You can stop in the middle and have a cheeseburger and a couple of beers.
3. You can still make money doing it as a senior.
4. It's much easier to find the sweet spot.
5. Foursomes are encouraged.
6. Three times a day is possible.
7. Your partner doesn't hire a lawyer if you do it with someone else.
8. If you live in Florida or California, you can do it every day.
9. You don't have to cuddle with your partner when you're finished.
10. If your equipment gets old and rusty, you can replace it.

More Truisms

Golf balls are like eggs. They're white. They're sold by the dozen, and a week later you have to buy more.

A pro-shop gets its name from the fact that you have to have the income of a professional golfer to buy anything in there.

It's amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.

When you stop to think about it, did you ever notice that it's a lot easier to get up at 6:00 a.m. to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the yard?

Golf is by far the ultimate love / hate relationship. Sometimes it seems as though your cup runneth and moveth over.

It takes longer to learn good golf than it does brain surgery. On the other hand, you seldom get to ride around on a cart, drink beer eat hot dogs and fart while performing brain surgery.

A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game.

Water hazards are no walk in the park for fish, turtles, frogs or gators either.

Golf is the perfect thing to do on Sunday because you always end up praying a lot.

That rake by the sand trap is there for golfers who feel guilty about skipping out on lawn work.

If there's a storm rolling in, you'll be having the game of your life.

If your opponent has trouble remembering whether he shot a six or a seven,
he probably shot an eight.

You probably wouldn't look good in a Green Jacket anyway! A green sweater-vest will do just fine!

Tomservo2 Wins His 1st NPP Tourney!

Tomservo2 bested a field of twenty other players, including a couple of new players that look like they add to the competitive field here at NPP. Tom becomes the 42nd player to win an NPP tournament.

New members – Budda627 and Meatsword joined us tonight, as did Nixi44, who was MIA for a few weeks.

On to the action:

17 min: Douche_Splat (21st) was the first casualty, but I did not see it.

23 min: A short-stacked (SS) Sirgash (20th) tries to survive with (Ks Qs), but cannot overcome Absea98’s (77).

28 min: Douge2 (19th) sees his (QQ) run into Meatword’s (AA).

40 min: A SS Boother36 (18th) goes AIPF with (AK) (67%) and Tigercub8189 calls with only (Ad 7d) (29%), but a [7] on the flop eliminates Boother.

43 min: LittleRedElf (17th) has to move all in with (98) and a flop of [K98]. But Funtoon is holding (99)! A cold deck night for the star of NPP.

55 min: A SS TresStooges (16th) gets in with (97) when he likes the flop of [89T]. But Meatsword is holding (T2) and it holds up.

56 min: A SS ThePunk75 (15th) moves AIPF with (K5) but Theedouble*d has (AA).

1st Break:
Meatsword 4520
Funtoon 3540
Akensi 3460
Mikeniks-Faldo 2960
Kensik 2750
Theedouble*d 2690
Greggst49 1880
Nixi44 1735
Tigercub8189 1670
Absea98 1505
Budda627 1455
K9isadog 1385
Tomservo2 1085
T3chlady 865

61 min: T3chlady (14th) goes AIPF with (QQ) and is called by Budda627 with (AJ). A [A] on the turn ends the Lady’s evening.

63 min: PokerStars is picking on the ladies as Nixi44 (13th) moves AIPF with (JJ) and runs into Meatword’s (QQ).

77 min: Well maybe not, as PokerStars decides to torture a SS Tigercub8189 (12th). The Cub moves AIPF with (AJ) and is called by Absea98 with (88). A coin flip, but the Cub is behind. The flop of [8KT] trips Absea but gives Tiger a straight draw – which he hits on the turn [Q]! But a [K] on the river boats Absea. Nothing like twisting the knife a little.

79 min: A SS Akensi (11th) moves AIPF with (A8) (61%) and Budda627 calls her with (97) (29%) and a [7] hits the flop and holds up.

83 min: NPP Finals seat holder Theedouble*d (10th) bubbles on adding points as his (66) is run down by Tomservo2’s (KQ) with a [K] on the river!

For the first time in NPP history, two new players make a final table appearance at once! Nice job Budda627 and Meatsword.

90 min: K9isadog (9th) actually goes with (K9) and is called by Tomservo2 with (JT). A [T] on the flop sends this dog back to the kennel.

94 min: A SS Absea98 (8th) makes a move with (KT) but Funtoon has (AT).
109 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (7th) calls with (Q9), but Meatsword has (AK).

The 2nd Break gets delayed as Budda627 has internet problems. PokerStars stopped the clock many times and the game slowed down for about a half hour or so. Meatsword also had some issues.

125 min: When we got back at it, Budda627 (6th) tries a semi-bluff with (JT), but Greggst49 holds (KK).

129 min: A SS Kensik (5th) goes AIPF with (A7) is called by Funtoon with (99). With Ken gone, we will have a first time NPP tourney winner for sure!

2nd Break (20 minutes late):

Funtoon 10565
Tomservo2 8105
Meatsword 7525
Greggst49 5305
142 min: Greggst49 is AIPF with (QJ) only to see Tomservo2 turn over (KK).

148 min: Meatsword (3rd) raises the standard and is called by the BB Funtoon. A flop of [9h Jc Ac] gets a small bet by Funtoon, a move AI by Meats with (KJ), who is snap-called by Funtoon with (AQ).

150 min: Heads up we are and Funtoon and Tomservo2 are even up.

155 min: Funtoon 5400 - Tomservo2 26100

160 min: Funtoon 10000 - Tomservo2 21500

163 min: Funtoon (2nd) moves AIPF with (Ks 4s) (27%) and Tomservo2 calls with (K6) (39%) and Funtoon cannot catch up.

Congratulations to Tomservo2 on his first NPP win!

1st – Tomservo2
2nd – Funtoon
3rd – Meatsword (1st NPP appearance!)
4th – Greggst49
5th – Kensik
6th – Budda627 (1st NPP appearance!)
7th – Mikeniks-Faldo
8th – Absea98
9th – K9isadog

Standings are on the right side of the blog.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Douge2’s Humor Corner – XIII

The Marriage Bond

Sirgash and his buddies were hanging out and planning an upcoming fishing trip. Unfortunately, he had to tell them that he couldn't go this time because the wife wouldn't let him. After a lot of teasing and name calling, Sirgash headed home, frustrated.

The following week, when Sirgash's buddies arrived at the lake to set up camp, they were shocked to see Sirgash was already there. He was already sitting at the campground with a cold beer, swag rolled out, fishing rod in hand, and a camp fire glowing.

"How did you talk Nixi44 into letting you go, Sirgash?"

"I didn't have to," Sirgash replied. "I went home from work last night and slumped down in my chair with a beer to drown my sorrows.

Then the Nixi snuck up behind me and covered my eyes and said, 'Surprise'. When I peeled her hands back she was standing there in a beautiful see-through negligee.

She said, 'Carry me into the bedroom and tie me to the bed and you can do whatever you want'. SO HERE I AM!”

Brokeback II

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife. She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand.

Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk. She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was doing very well.

Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, “You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great. You should go into town and kick up your heels.”

The hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.

One o'clock came, however, and he didn't return. Two o'clock, and no hired hand. Finally he returned around two-thirty. Upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her.

“Unbutton my blouse and take it off,” she said. Trembling, he did as she directed.

“Now take off my heels.” He did as she asked, ever so slowly.

“Now take off my stockings.” He removed each gently and placed them neatly
by her shoes.

“Now take off my skirt.” He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the firelight.

“Now take off my bra.” Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

Then she looked at him and said, “If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you're fired!”

Friday, July 24, 2009

7Jokers Goes Home from Hospital

Great news! 7Jokers felt well enough to leave the hospital and start recuperating at home. Or maybe - just maybe - the doctors and orderlys got tired of losing at poker to him.

Either way, he will be resting at home, so our prayers were answered. My wish now if for 7Jokers to recover quicker than ever and for Mrs. 7Jokers to get some well deserved rest.

To cheer everyone up, let me clear up to everyone where 'twss' came from. As with our "Wookin Pa Nub" video (in the Faldo video section, 'twss' was started by Beerhog and has been kept going ad nauseum by Faldo.

Can't help it. I just smile or laugh out loud everytime either one is used. When I miss a 23 out draw for the 32nd consecutive time on PokerStars, I'm getting "no nub" (love). When my golf drive heads to the woods, but rattles around and comes back out on to the fairway - then I got "tree nub."

When a pot size raise is re-raised all it, someone might say, "Man, did he hit that hard," and I would have to say...

"That's what she said!" You Tube video is now posted.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

7Jokers Has Successful Surgery

We kid around on this blog, and also whine about our bad luck at the poker tables.

But sometimes real life deals us a real bad beat. But like he does at the poker table, 7Jokers will shake it off and make a comeback.

We kept it quiet, but 7Jokers announced at Matchy’s poker game that he had to go in for surgery. Trust me when I say, it is a very serious operation. You can write me at NPP for more information.

Mrs. 7Jokers let me know that he pulled thru the surgery ok, but it will be a few days before the test results are in and he is feeling better. But the hope is that he is home and resting after this weekend.

Obviously prayers are in order for 7Jokers, his daughter and especially his wife who has a lot on her plate to say the least.

7Jokers will be recuperating for a while and I think a little donation to his PS account would help his recovery. His city is Dexter to make sure you get the correct account. At least he can play some cards while he gets better.

Also, get well cards and wishes can be sent to the NPP address I will post on the right side of the blog. I will make sure they get all get to 7Jokers.

7Jokers, you lead NPP in tourney victories, so I know you will win this too! Get well soon so you can return to kicking Faldo’s butt in ring play and tournaments.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

LittleRedElf Wins His 6th NPP Tourney of 2009

To put LRE’s six wins in perspective, nobody else has won more than two this year! In other words, he is destroying a pretty tough field on a regular basis. And he does it while playing in other tourneys on PokerStars at the same time (like last night!).

Twenty players competed, including a new member – Douche_Splat. Also returning were Greggst49 and Whilden. Welcome Douche and welcome back Greg and Mike.

On to the action:

9 min: Gotbug (20th) had a rough night all the way around. First his internet connection was not working well. Then his (88) gets beat by Sirgash’s (Ah Kh). Severely short stacked (SS) he moves in with (AT) and sees that get beat by Douche_Splat and his (96) and a [9] on the flop.

Sometimes it’s not your night.

25 min: TresStooges (19th) sees his flush get crushed by ThePunk75’s full house.

27 min: Kensik (18th) raises and gets called by Douche_Splat and Wingsfancurt. The flop is [6h 9s 7s]. Kensik bets the pot with (AA) and only Wingsfancurt calls with (5d 4d) and an open ended straight draw. The turn [9c] gets checked and all the money goes in when an [8] hits the river.

41 min: Derf-63 (17th) moves all in with (Q6) and a flop of [6QK] (79%). When called by Kaytdid (AA) (11%) and Greggst49 (AK) (9%), Derf is stylin’. That didn’t last long as runner-runner [22] gives Kay the pot.

Another crazy night of cards happened tonight and I can’t even begin to record, tell and explain every one of them. The length of the tourney will have to show the ‘back and forth’ rocking of the stacks tonight – with the underdogs winning much more than their share of hands.

44 min: A SS Wingsfancurt (16th) gets in with (5s 3s) when he likes the flop of [QT3]. But Douge2 is holding (AA).

58 min: Whilden (15th) moves AIPF with (Ah Th) but can’t run down ThePunk75’s (88).

1st Break:
ThePunk75 5840 (two weeks in a row chip leader at break)
Douche_Splat 3870
LittleRedElf 3730 (two weeks in a row in 3rd at the break)
Greggst49 2745
T3chlady 2310
K9isadog 1840
Akensi 1640
Douge2 1485
Mikeniks-Faldo 1410 (900th week in a row – no chips at break)
Kaytdid 1215
Tigercub8189 1160
Sirgash 1040
Davethedog 945
Funtoon 770

62 min: Tigercub8189 (14th) goes out and I missed it involved in an all-in hand on my table to survive.

65 min: Sirgash (13th) moves AIPF with (AK) and runs into LittleRedElf’s (LRE) (TT).

67 min: Davethedog (12th) calls Mikeniks-Faldo’s AIPF with (AA) (81%) and I can only turn over (33) (19%). But my [3] hits on the flop. Usually I am on the other end of these. Tonight I hit a couple of these to stay alive.

70 min: A SS Kaytdid (11th) moves AIPF with (A9) and runs intoThePunk75’s (AQ).

75 min: Funtoon (10th) bubbles on points (two weeks in a row) but I missed the hand surviving another all-in and reporting another beggar at the table.

The beggar was Chief Payne and I told him, not only was I not giving him $5, but he was not getting his country back either! Get it? Indian chief? Not getting their country back? I kill me!

100 min: Twenty-five minutes of battling as the final table is a slugfest! Not only was great poker played by all, but some trash talk started – all in good fun of course!

The chips were flying around and stacks were going up and down as short stacks survived multiple time!

Finally, Douche_Splat (9th) goes with (Kc Jc) and is called by Douge2 with (AK). Great job Douche, pointing in your first NPP tourney. This is not done too often.

110 min: Akensi (8th) makes a move with (TT) and is called by LRE (AT) and ThePunk75 (44) and LRE hits his [A] on the river. What else is new?

120 min: Poor K9isadog (7th) got no nub here. First he calls with (JJ), Mikeniks-Faldo who was AIPF with (33) only to see me hit my [3] AGAIN on the flop! Wow! This stuff was going on at the final table all night.

K9’s final AIPF with (KJ) runs into Greggst49’s (AJ). Ouch!

I guess you could say I screwed both dogs with crabs! (Davethedog and K9isadog with 33)

2nd Break: My bad. I missed getting the chip counts at the 2nd break. Sorry.


123 min: ThePunk75 (6th) tries to flush with (Qh 9h) and a flop of [5h Kh 3d], but misses and Douge2’s (KQ) holds up. LRE runs down ThePunk for the last time as he runner-runner’s a straight to beat ThePunk’s pair.

133 min: Craziness here as Mikeniks-Faldo sees his (AA) lose to a shorter-stacked T3chlady’s (99) with a rivered [9]. But I return the favor the very next hand as my AIPF call with (88) of T3’s all-in with (AK) flops quads! I get my chips back!

145 min: Confession time. Mikeniks-Faldo (5th) got outplayed by Greggst49 all night long. He got so many of my chips, even though I was winning hands – both regular and lucky – I always seemed short-stacked as I bled them off the Greg.

It was only fitting that my panic AIPF with (Qs 7s) is called by Greg with (Ah Qh) and I don’t catch up. Great job Greg!
152 min: A SS T3chlady calls AIPF with (Js Ts) (33%) only to see Douge2 turn over (AT) (66%). The Lady rivers a [J] on Doug.
Now a SS Douge2 (4th) bubbles on the cash and he goes with (8h 4h) and finds – who else – LRE holding (A3).

153 min: The pain continues as Greggst49 (3rd) calls an all-in with (K9) (62%) and a flop of [5d 6d Kc] and is thrilled to see T3chlady only has a flush draw (Td 4d) (38%). The Lady hits it on the river and Greg is now the low man.

154 min: Greg goes with (6c 5c), but – who else – LRE is holding (KQ).

Heads up: T3chlady 18000 - LRE 12000

156 min: LRE’s (AJ) beats the Lady’s (A2).

158 min: A SST3chlady (2nd) correctly moves all-in with (Ac 6h) (64%) and LRE calls with (Td 9s) and – who else - LRE hits a spade four-flush on the river to end the night.

Congratulations to LRE as he continues to dominate this league!

1st – LittleRedElf
2nd – T3chlady
3rd – Greggst49
4th – Douge2
5th – Mikeniks-Faldo
6th – ThePunk75
7th – K9isadog
8th – Akensi
9th – Douche_Splat (1st NPP appearance!)

Standings are on the right side of the blog.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Matchy Puts On a Great NPP Home Game!

Six of us gathered at Matchy’s green felt last night for a One Table Lap Dealer’s Choice of Holdem-Omaha Variations Fixed Limit game last night – moved to the garage.

I will admit, the “one lap” format kept the game moving as the “reminding everyone what game we were playing” was kept at a minimum.

Ok, we still had to remind Matchy every other shuffle, but no system is perfect.

7Jokers, Beerhog, Dave E, Duder1123 and Faldo all partook of the chips, dip, hotdogs, beer and hospitality. A pit fire at the mouth of the garage and smoking cigars inside the garage, kept the mosquitoes at bay for the most part.

I won’t name names, but some of the players (not Dave E. or Faldo) were girlie men and drank Miller Lite – again! Nope, not naming the Brokeback Mt. beer drinkers. That would be mean.

The big winners were Faldo, 7Jokers and Dave E.

So a poker cashing ends the day of golf, Buffalo Wild Wings and poker for Faldo. Now the hard work begins again, as Faldo has to play golf - again - on Sunday.

Oh well, someone has to do it.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

LittleRedElf Wins PokerStars Limit Holdem Tournament

At least he doesn’t just beat us up on Tuesday nights.

LRE bested a 666 player field in a limit Holdem tournament last Sunday, picking up a smooth 114 x entry payday! The event took over 8 hours to complete, and a rest was greatly needed afterwards.

Hey LRE, do us at NPP a favor. Play in a tourney for eight hours starting at noon Tuesday. The rest of us need all the help we can get!

Congratulations LittleRedElf. When you play at NPP on PokerStars, you play against the best! – Faldo

Friday, July 17, 2009

Faldo Finishes 3rd in MI Forum Doyle’s Room Freeroll

Thirty-six players made it to the offering. A freeroll cash is never hard to take.

I don’t know who won it. It was Whilden or Hotgirl (sp), but was playing poker from Beerhog’s backyard. Between the mosquitoes and the bonfire ash attacking me and my laptop, it was a wonder I made it that far.

Doyle’s Room is a member of the Cake Poker Network. I had an account in both, but I usually go with the main site in situations like this. But the MI Forum tourney was not available on Cake.

Whatever. A good time and maybe Sirgash can comment as to where Doyles and MI Poker go from here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Freeroll Offered by the Michigan Poker Forum

Hit the link on the right side of the blog (I assume all NPP'er have been there already) for the Michigan Poker Fourm.

Please use their link to make an account at that site. I can't give the site name since I am a PokerStars guy - but the tourney will be a piece of CAKE and DOYLE may stop by.

Once there, find the "Tournaments" page, and you will see the offer. On the site, it is under "Tournaments" then "Private" and probably "Texas Holdem".

The tournament is at 8pm tonight.

It is for Michigan players only they say. To get the password, ask them on the Forum or write me at npokerp at yahoo dot com.

Faldo is RxQch on that site - FYI.

Planning on playing but a drunken stupor coming off of the golf course today may change that. Hope not.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sirgash Wins His 1st NPP Tourney of 2009

Sirgash won his first of this year and 3rd NPP tourney overall against a field of seventeen others. It was a topsy-turvy night as stacks did a yo-yo and bad beats were common place.

It was good to see the return of the NPP webmaster back to the felt tonight – Davethedog.

On to the action:

19 min: A short-stacked (SS) Theedouble*d (18th) has to go with (AT) and gets two-timed by Funtoon (QQ) and LittleRedElf (KK). DD is gone and Funtoon is really crippled.

25 min: A SS Wingsfancurt (17th) tries it with (7h 4h) and is beaten by Gotbug’s (A6).

44 min: Derf-63 (16th) gets AIPF with (AK) (71%) and gets called by Boother36 with (AT) (24%) and a [T] hits the flop. A lot of this stuff tonight.

54 min: Gotbug (15th) moves AIPF with (77) (81%) and LRE calls with (22) (18%) and The Elf hits a flush on the river. Like I said, a lot of this tonight.

59 min: A SS Davethedog (14th) moves AIPF with (Ks Qs) and runs into Akensi with (AA), and the best hand holds up this time. The end of the return for the NPP webmaster.

1st Break:
ThePunk75 2807
LittleRedElf 2728
Douge2 2665
Kensik 2530
Kaytdid 2475
Sirgash 2180
Mikeniks-Faldo 2110
Tigercub8189 2090
T3chlady 1900
Boother36 1825
TresStooges 1510
Akensi 1380
Funtoon 800

Not too many casualties before the first break as NPP players all have alligator blood. Funtoon has nursed a short stack for over 40 minutes. (twss)

71 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (13th) kept winning X chips and then losing 2X chips to Kaytdid. Now on the low side of the chip count, I move all-in with (88) (56%) and Kensik looks me up with (K9) (44%). I lose the virtual coin flip with a cruel [K] on the river.

72 min: A SS TresStooges (12th) moves AIPF with (Ks Js) and runs into Sirgash with (44) and cannot catch up.

75 min: LittleRedElf (LRE) raises and is called by ThePunk75 and Funtoon (11th). The flop of [Js Qh Ah] moves everyone all-in. It is a real cooler as ThePunk has two pair, Funtoon trips and LRE the straight (KT)! Wow! ThePunk is all but done. Like I said, cruel cards tonight and it continues.

76 min: SSThePunk75 (10th) bubbles on points with (TT) and runs into LRE’s (QQ). What is with this run of cards for LRE???

82 min: Kaytdid (9th) goes with (J9) (80%) and a flop of [5J6] and is called by Sirgash with (85) (20%). The turn is …you guessed it …a [5]. It is the way it is tonight. Ouches everywhere.

85 min: Douge2 (8th) makes a move with (AK) and a flop of [T8A] and is called by Sirgash with (AT). Doug’s string of three straight 5th place finishes ends here.

90 min: A SS Akensi (7th) and Tigercub8189 see the flop of [6TQ]. She moves in with her (T4), but Tiger has (TT).

92 min: Boother36 (6th) goes AIPF with (AK) and Kensik calls with (AT). Boother did it to Derf earlier (see 44 min mark) and now Boother has the favor returned as Ken hit a runner-runner straight.

100 min: I notice going around the table that Sirgash, LRE, Tiger, Kensik and T3chlady are all between 4500 and 6000 in chips, with the blinds at 100/200 – 25 ante. We got a ballgame here!

105 min: Kensik raises and gets re-raised by Sirgash and calls that. Flop is [As Jh 8h]. Sirgash moves all-in with (77) (13%) and Kensik calls with (Ks 8s) (86%) and the higher pair! Sirgash then runner-runner’s a straight and Ken is crippled.

What a move and what a read and call – even if the ending was bad. How many of these have we had tonight – that I even recorded? There were more but I did not get them. Brutal.

110 min: Payback time! Sirgash moves with (JJ) and Kensik calls with (66) and gets his [6] on the flop! Ken is back in business and the frenzy starts.

116 min: LRE (5th) moves with (88) (74%) and a flop of [753]. Tigercub8189 calls with (AK) (26%) and hits his [K] on the river. LRE is paid back (see 54 min). Crazy night!
118 min: A now SS T3chlady (4th) goes with (42) and a flop of [A4Q], but Tigercub8189 has (AJ).

119 min: Kensik (3rd) moves AIPF with (QJ) and is called by Tigercub8189 with (A6) and Ken doesn’t catch up.

Heads up at break: Tigercub8189 17287 - Sirgash 9713

125 min: Tigercub8189 calls all of Sirgash’s bets to the river to see his two pair (AK) lose to Sirgash’s turned straight (JT) – [QJK9Q]. The chip position switched on this hand.

128 min: A SSTigercub8189 (2nd) correctly moves all-in with (A3) (64%) and Sirgash takes a shot with (82) (36%). He has been around long enough to know when PokerStars wants the table, and he saw the way the night went. The expected [8] hits on the flop.

Congratulations to Sirgash on a fine NPP win. Congratulations to Tigercub8189 as he takes over the point lead for the 3rd quarter seat in the NPP Finals!

1st – Sirgash
2nd – Tigercub8189
3rd – Kensik
4th – T3chlady
5th – LittleRedElf
6th – Boother36
7th – Akensi
8th – Douge2
9th – Kaytdid

Standings are on the right side of the blog.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bigbrimar Finishes 2nd in PokerStars Tourney

Bigbrimar, refreshed and rested after a few days of fishing, returns to the virtual green felt of PokerStars. He proceeds to outlast all but one of the 360 people entered.

Also, not reported in the media, it was Bigbrimar who also slapped around Brock Lesnar, and forced Lesnar to apologize for his behavior after his victory in UFC 100 for the heavyweight crown.

Bigbri also told Lesnar to drink Bud Light that night…or else. Video here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Premier Poker Lounge to Re-open in Hartland, MI., Tuesday, July 21

From a World Series of Poker Press Release:

“For 2009 the tables were full and the action was intense. Brian J. Hughes of Howell, Mi was selected as a dealer for this event based on his previous working experience at the tables in Hammond, In., for Harrah’s Gaming.

Brian currently owns and operates Premier Poker Lounge, a Charity Gaming room at Grille 23 in Hartland, Mi. He will return to the Premier Poker Lounge in Mid July to resume dealing to his local customers with stories from the Main Event.”

From Premier Poker:

“Brian is back in Michigan and the Premier Poker Lounge is opening July 21, 2009 at 5pm.

The new location to be at Grille 23, Hartland, MI. 1/2 mile south of M-59 on Old US 23.

Nik’s Poker Palace, and their player’s support is, and has been, greatly appreciated.”


Ron Hughes
Business Manager, Premier Poker Lounge

Please support PPL if you want to play some poker and are in the area. Just not on Tuesday or Wednesday night (NPP and MI Forum nights). Just kidding.

For live action and tourneys, NPP recommends PPL. An unpaid endorsement by the way. I just know it is the best run and friendliest poker room in the Brighton-Howell-Hartland, MI area. - Faldo

Friday, July 10, 2009

From the “This Should Only Happen to Faldo” Department

From the NPP bloglist and the site ‘Keeping Your Head in (all) the Game(s).

“I got this story directly from the dealer involved, he verified the details and the pain involved. This is a WSOP main event tale, obviously from early in a day one session.

Involved in the hand is a known, but not well known player, who has been efficiently building his stack against a very weak table. His opponent is a completely unknown woman, who has to this point demonstrated exactly zero poker skills.

The pro flops top set (kings) with a unconnected board (K-5-2) and they manage to get it all-in with four bets.

The betting did include the question: "How much can I raise?" The player turns over his top set, waits for the novice to table her lower set but instead the lady turns over 9-7 offsuit, no draw, none, period, zip, zero.

Oh wait, there is a five on the flop, so she does have a double belly-buster straight draw (1.5%). She proceeds to catch perfect (6)-perfect (8) for the straight.

As she stacks her chips, something she has clearly not done before; the player asks:

"Excuse me, did you win your seat online?"

She innocently replied: "No, mine was in a bag of Planter's Peanuts."”

If only the (KK) holder was Helmuth or Matusow, the meltdown would have been a You Tube and ESPN classic!

Wish I could tell you who the (KK) holder (98.5%) was for certain, but it sounds like it could be Faldo.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Doug2”s Humor Corner – XII

If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this may bring a tear to your eyes. Peter Marshall was the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. According to Cosmopolitan, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's married?
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give you a gesture you'll never forget.

Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose do?
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head, what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. When couples have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

DavetheDog (4Putt) and Cigar4John - Publishers

The brothers decided it was time to share their knowledge! Since golf and poker no longer are hobbies of theirs, they have some time to write. They do so under duress - and while ironing a dress. Their computers craftly hidden under quilts they hand sewn and knitted. Let's not forget the danger of typing and using an electrical device with dishwater hands.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Little Red Elf Wins 2nd NPP Tourney in a Row

All I can say is that LittleRedElf (LRE) stands alone as the best player at NPP. He is leaving us all in the dust. Not only is he a great player, but he is running hot on league night. Nothing we can do about it right now, but live and learn.

No new players tonight (disappointment to Faldo), but Kaytdid, Rjmech and Wingsfancurt returned tonight, which was good to see.

On to the action:

23 min: ThePunk75 (16th) raises with (KK) and gets called by Tomservo2. The flop is [7c 6h 3c]. ThePunk makes a pot size bet and Tom calls, going nowhere. The turn is a [3d]. ThePunk moves all-in (70%) and Tom (Ac 6c) calls (30%). The river [Qc] flushes ThePunk down the sewer.

27 min: Funtoon (15th) moves AIPF with (AA) and LRE calls with (AQ) and The Elf hits his straight on the river. I said he was running hot! Funtoon goes out the next hand.

30 min: Tigercub8189 (14th) calls T3chlady’s raise and they see a flop of [3s 2c Qc]. Tiger takes the initiative and min-bets. T3 raises and Tiger calls again. The turn is the [Qd]. Tiger checks and T3 bets, Tiger re-raises and T3 calls. Wow! Looks like a cold deck hand in the making. The river is the [Ac] and all the money goes in. Tiger’s trips are no match for TheLady’s full house.

31 min: Wingsfancurt’s (13th) return goes wrong when he loses his set over set confrontation with Douge2. Ouch! We all hate when that happens.

47 min: A short-stacked (SS) Akensi (12th) moves AIPF with (AK) and runs into Mikeniks-Faldo with (AA).

51 min: A short-stacked (SS) K9isadog (11th) moves in with (A4) but cannot catch up to LRE’s (44).

56 min: Kensik (10th) bubbles on points with (99) and runs into T3chlady’s (QQ). T3 bubbled last week's on the bubble point person too.

57 min: Gotbug (9th) goes with (QQ) and is called by TresStooges (AJ) and Rjmech (Kd Qd). An [A] on the flop crushes the Bug.

1st Break:
Tomservo2 5100
T3chlady 4295
LittleRedElf 4125
Kaytdid 3555
TresStooges 2020
Mikeniks-Faldo 1920
Rjmech 1885
Douge2 1100

67 min: Rjmech (8th) makes a move with (76) and is called by Mikeniks-Faldo with (77) and does not straight or runner-runner the Devil's hand.

83 min: T3chlady (7th), Douge2, Tomservo2 and LRE all see the flop of [Kc Jh Jd]. T3 bets, Tomservo2 raises and only T3 raises and moves in with (Js 4d). Tomservo2 is the only caller with (AJ), and the Ace-kicker holds up. Ouch!

88 min: TresStooges (6th) goes AIPF with (AJ) and runs into Tomservo2’s (QQ).
95 min: Douge2 (5th) moves AIPF with (Kd Qd) and LRE calls with (AK). THREE 5ths in a row for Douge2!
112 min: A now SS Tomservo2 (4th) goes with (Q9) and LRE calls with (KQ) and Tom cannot catch up.

116 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) and Kaytdid see a flop of [6 9 3]. Harmless enough, so Faldo moves all-in with (KK) {80%} and is called by Kay after a long think with (A9) {20%}. The [9] - on the river - sends your host packing.

Heads up: LRE 14000 - Kaytdid 10000

118 min: Kaytdid (2nd) raises and is called by LRE. A flop of [555] makes it interesting. Kay makes the standard raise and LRE calls. The turn is a [T]. Another standard raise by Kay and the call from LRE. The river is an [A] and Kay moves all-in, hoping for a fold or that her (K) is good for high kicker. But alas, LRE is holding an (A).

I told you, not only is he a very good player, but he is running hot. Congratulations to LRE on yet another NPP win.

1st – LittleRedElf
2nd – Kaytdid
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo
4th – Tomservo2
5th – Douge2
6th – TresStooges
7th – T3chlady
8th – Rjmech
9th – Gotbug

Standings are on the right side of the blog.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Faldo Says “Yay” or “Nay” to Common Dealer’s Choice Games – Part II

There are other poker games besides what is dealt in casinos and tournaments. The casino games are there because of their speed and simplicity in dealing. More hands equals more rake for the house.

But there are some fun, entertaining and exciting poker games you can deal in a home game, which make you have to think outside “the flop” sometimes.

The description of the following games in this series is Faldo’s opinion only. Others may like my take on a game and some will not. That’s fine. It’s all good. Here we go:

Each player is dealt seven cards face down. There is a betting round here. The player then passes three cards to his right, which acts as a ‘draw’ for the player receiving the new cards.

This game is usually played high-low with a Ace thru 5 as the nut low, with straights and flushes able to swing both ways (twss).

You will note that if you were dealt a wheel, straight, flush, full house, straight flush or royal flush, you will have to break it up in order to pass! Ouch!

After receiving the new cards, each player discards the two he does not want, and arranges his five cards in the order he wants to display them one at a time – face up. The player sets his set deck in front of him and everyone simultaneously rolls the first card.

High card bets and it is played as 5-stud from there.

Faldo’s opinion: Yay! – This is an exciting game with bluffing opportunities galore. Being the lone high or low hand is a great feeling too! Remembering what you passed and knowing the player to your right and left - what you should pass and what you will probably receive – adds strategy to the game.

BLIND BASEBALL (with wild cards) – BEAT YOUR NEIGHBOR (without wild cards)
There is an ante. Each player is dealt seven cards face down, but cannot look at them. Starting at the dealer’s left – under the gun – the player turns one card over and can bet or check that card. After the bet round, the 2nd player must turn over his cards one at a time until he can beat the card shown by player #1. Another bet round. Player #3 turns over his cards one at a time until his hand beats player #2’s hand, etc.

The baseball name comes in as 3’s (outs) and 9’s (innings) are wild and 4’s get you an extra card for your hand. There is an extra ante for the 4, and usually one also for the wild cards.

Once a player cannot beat the previous best hand, his hand is folded and he is out. Best hand wins – usually four of a kind or higher.

Faldo’s opinion: Nay! – Another lottery card game, but can be exciting as the cards are slowly turned over. The first player and last player pay a lot of money into the pot without knowing what their hand is. Any time I have to pay the pot blind, I am not a happy poker player.

More games next time.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Faldo Says “Yay” or “Nay” to Common Dealer’s Choice Poker Games – Part I

To have a home poker game run smoothly (especially after the beer and trash talk has been enjoyed to the max), what games the host will allow to be called should be established – PRE-alcohol consumption or cash redistribution.

Many a, let’s call it - disagreement - has started when there are five players still there and the guy down $80 announces its his last hand and deal and he calls $20 all ante – five card stud showdown. Admit it – we have all seen it.

If the rule is …any game can be called, I would make sure “sitting out” someone’s deal is an agreed option also.

Some games lend themselves up to disagreements, more than others. The description of all the following games have been taken from reference books or my long history of playing them.

The Yay or Nay in this series is Faldo’s opinion only. Others may like my take on a game and some will not. That’s fine. It’s all good. Here we go:

These are the same game. One you need a pair of jacks or better to win the pot and the other, a pair of aces. The game is dealt as 3-card draw usually and if there is no winner, everyone antes and the game is re-dealt by the same dealer.

The goal here is a bigger pot as everyone misses their trip 6’s, straight and flush draws for a few rounds.

Faldo’s opinion: Nay – slows the game down and makes people HAVE TO call with known losing hands and re-ante for another spin at the Wheel of Fortune.

The plus side is sometimes a huge pot forms and some monster hands collide for it. Very exciting!

But I have seen entire bankrolls for the evening’s festivities disappear when full houses collide. This can lead to some hard feelings when it was supposed to be a friendly ‘limit’ game.

Everyone antes the amount the dealer calls. A player is dealt two cards and he either bets any amount he wants that the next card will fall in between the two cards he was dealt – pip wise, that is, or he passes his chance to win any money that time around the table.

If he is right, the player takes the amount of the money out of the pot that he wagered. If he is wrong, he pays that amount into the pot.

Most people play that if the third card pairs one of the bettor’s post cards, he pays the pot double his bet.

Most play that until the first pass of players is complete, no one can bet the pot that the next card will fall in between their two cards.

Some deal it one card at a time, and the player decides if he is betting based on only one card. Most deal two cards to the player who has the turn to try and win the pot or portion thereof.

Some deal it that an Ace is always high.
Some deal that if an Ace comes out first – the player gets to call hi or low for the Ace. Some deal the player can call it no matter when the Ace shows up.
Some deal that a first card Ace is always low and the second Ace is always high.

Faldo’s opinion: Nay – Another game that can empty wallets and end poker nights, even faster than Jack’s or Better. This is a real lottery game, and not really poker. In addition, any game with that many ‘mosts’ and ‘somes’ in the description, is bound to cause problems.

More games next time.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Doug2”s Humor Corner – XI

The Lie Detector

John was a salesman’s delight when it came to any kind of unusual gimmick. He always bought one. His wife, Marsha, had long ago given up trying to get him to change.

One day John came home with another one of his unusual purchase: it was a robot that John claimed was actually a lie detector.

It was about 5:30 that afternoon when Tommy, their 11 year-old son, returned home from school. Tommy was over 2 hours late. “Where have you been? Why are you over 2 hours late getting home?” asked John.

“Several of us went to the library to work on an extra credit project,” said Tommy. The robot then walked around the table and slapped Tommy, knocking him completely out of his chair.

“Son,” said John, “this robot is a lie detector, now tell us where you really were after school.”

“We went to Bobby’s house and watched a movie,” said Tommy.

“What did you watch?” asked Marsha.

“The Ten Commandments,” answered Tommy. The robot went around to Tommy and once again slapped him, knocking him off his chair once more.

With his lip quivering, Tommy got up, sat down and said, “I am sorry I lied. We really watched a tape called Sex Queen.”

“I am ashamed of you son,” said John. “When I was your age, I never lied to my parents.”

The robot then walked around to John and delivered a whack that nearly knocked him out of his chair.

Marsha doubled over in laughter, almost in tears and said, “Boy, did you ever ask for that one! You can’t be too mad with Tommy. After all, he is your son!”

With that the robot immediately walked around to Marsha and knocked her out of her chair.

His Calling

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession.

Like many young men, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away to school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects.

A bible
A silver dollar
A bottle of whiskey
And a Playboy magazine.

“I’ll just hide behind the door”, the old preacher said to himself. “When he comes home from school this afternoon, I’ll see which object he picks up.”

If it’s the bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me and what a blessing that would be! If he picks up the dollar, he’s going to be a business man, and that would be ok too. But if he picks up the bottle, he’s going to be a no-good drunkard, and Lord, what a shame that would be. And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he’s going to be a skirt-chasing bum.

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his room. The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave the room he spotted the objects on the table. With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them.

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm. He picked up the silver dollar and dropped it into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink while he admired this month’s centerfold.

“Lord have mercy.” the old preacher disgustedly whispered. “He’s gonna run for Congress.”

Painful Truth

Faldo and his wife were sitting at a table at his high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table. My wife asked, "Do you know her?"

"Yes," I admitted. "She’s my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago and I hear she hasn’t been sober since."

"My Gosh!" said Mrs. Faldo. "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?"

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Little Red Elf Wins Tourney #2 of the 3rd Quarter

Little Red Elf (LRE) continues dominating the NPP field, which is no small feat. We don’t exactly have a weak stable here.

No new players tonight (disappointment to Faldo), but Boother36 returned tonight, which was good to see. I am doing all I can, but summers are tough I know.

On to the action:

20 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (17th)(your host) got a run of cards early. Unfortunately, the flops missed me and helped everyone else - every time but one. My last ditch effort with (Th 9h) turned into two pair and gave LRE the straight. It runs that way sometimes.

22 min: Fusciardi (16th) goes AIPF with (KJ), and runs into LRE’s (AQ).
31 min: Kensik (15th) moves AIPF with (QQ), but Boother36 has (KK)! A [Q] lands on the flop, but a [K] hits on the river. This cripples Ken who has his (A5) run into ThePunk75’s (55) to end his night.

PokerStars had to think I was sitting in Kensik’s seat for that kind of torture to a player.

40 min: ThePunk75 (14th) and LRE hook up in a pot with a flop and turn of [Qs 7d 5s 3s]. LRE bets it and ThePunk slow play-calls with (As6s) {77%}, wanting to cut into that big stack. But when a [Q] hits the river, all the chips go in and LRE (77) filled his boat.

The first four players were taken out on the same table. What a bloody mess that felt was.

What was the other table doing – having a knitting class with Davethedog-4Putt and drinking Miller-Lite, Woodchuck Hard Cider and Davethedog-4Putts’s Shirley Temple mix?

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

52 min: Absea98 (13th) goes AIPF with (66) is called by Bigbrimar with (AK) and a [K] hits the river. Finally the other table gets busy!

58 min: A short-stacked (SS) Derf-63 (12th) moves in with (7h 4h) and is called by Bigbrimar (JJ) and K9isadog (Kc Qc). The Dog hits his flush.

59 min: Last quarter’s winner, Theedouble*d (11th) has to move AIPF with (As 4s) but can’t catch LRE’s (AT).

1st Break:
LittleRedElf – a ton of chips.
Everyone else – not so much

I don’t have the chip list. I was looking for the nearly brand new shower heads stored in my basement for my son’s new house. Primo shower heads from the Holiday Inn Express collection. Always carry a plumber’s wrench when you stay in a new motel. And check in using Beerhog’s credit card, and the name - Matchy Sirgash.

64 min: Akensi (10th) bubbles for points with (KQ) and runs into T3chlady’s (AA).
69 min: But success is fleeting for T3chlady (9th) as her AIPF (88) is out-flopped by LRE’s (AQ) with an [A] on the flop and then piles on with another [A] on the river.

89 min: Tomservo2 (8th) (66) gets run down by Funtoon with (A8) and an [8] on the flop.
91 min: A SS Bigbrimar (7th) moves AIPF with (QJ) and runs into Boother36’s (KJ).
92 min: A SS Funtoon (6th) goes AIPF with (AT) and runs into LRE’s (AA).

104 min: Boother36 raises and Douge2 (5th) moves AIPF with (TT) {68%]. Boother36 calls with (AT) {30%} and hits an [A] on the flop. Two 5ths in a row for Douge2. Hope he can stay sober.

Get it? Two 5th’s?

110 min: Tigercub8189 (4th) goes card dead and basically hands his stack to Boother36.

117 min: A SS Boother36 with (K5) {37%} hits a [5] on the flop to double up on LRE with (A9){63%}. Boother has chips now.

119 min: K9isadog (3rd) has fought off the red hot LRE to this point. Now, SS’ed with (98) the flop of [847] gives him some hope {80%}. LRE has to call as he holds part of that too with (J7). A [T] hits the turn, moving K9 to an {89%} favorite. But a [9] on the river gives LRE the straight.

Heads up, and one battle I always wanted to watch - and expect to see a lot from now on.

Boother36 13000 - LRE 12500

120 min: Boother36 17565 - LRE 7935

124 min: LRE’s (AT) beats Boother36’s (Ac4c).

125 min: Boother36 17000 - LRE 8500
130 min: Chips EVEN!!!!!
135 min: Boother36 7500 - LRE 18000

What happened? A flush and trips happened.

137 min: Boother36 (2nd) just ran into the LRE buzz saw as even Boother's (Ah Th)
{83%} hits a flop of [Ac Qd Td] against LRE’s (As 9h) {2%}. A [J] hits the turn, making Boother {68%} and LRE up to {9%}. An [8c] gives LRE the straight and the win.

Congratulations to LittleRedElf as he moves up the Walk of Fame!
Congratulations too to K9isadog and T3chlady on their first NPP points!

1st – LittleRedElf
2nd – Boother36
3rd – K9isadog
4th – Tigercub8189
5th – Douge2
6th – Funtoon
7th – Bigbrimar
8th – Tomservo2
9th – T3chlady

Standings are on the right side of the blog.