Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Odds2win777 Wins His 3rd NPP Tourney

Odds2win777 puts himself smack in the race for the last seat in the NPP finals! Absea98 takes over the league lead with his 2nd place finish.

The other finishes leave five players with a shot at the 4th quarter seat: Absea98, Meatsword, Odds2win777, ThePunk75 and Derf-63. Unfortunately for Derf-63, if Absea98 just enters next week, Derf can't tie him - even with a win.

The total points race still has three players battling; Suetman1, ThePunk75 and Theedouble*d.

Next week will be an exciting finish to a great year!

On to the NPP action:

3 min: The fact that ThePunk75 is almost guaranteed a seat in the finals somehow, had a lot to do with this hand. Theedouble*d (19th) moves all in with (QQ) and is called by ThePunk75 with (KJ). The flop was [JJX] – wiping out the DD.

27 min: A short-stacked (SS) Douge2 (18th) goes with (A7) and runs into Tigercub8189’s (99).

33 min: Meatsword (17th)
45 min: LittleRedElf (16th)
52 min: Suetman1 (15th)
53 min: Derf-63 (14th)
56 min: Pre-01 (13th)
58 min: K9isadog (12th)
59 min: Wingsfancurt (11th)

1st break:
Tomservo2 7755
Tommydoo 6147
Eyekall 4665
BigDaddyTman 3540
Absea98 2170
BKrywko1 1210
T3chlady 1060
Odds2win777 925
ThePunk75 608
Tigercub8189 420

61 min: A SS ThePunk75 (10th) goes with (Ac Jc) and gets run down by T3chlady’s (KQ) with a [K] on the flop.

62 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (9th) goes with (A5) and cannot catch BigDaddyTman’s (Ah Jh).

68 min: A SS T3chlady (8th) with (Kc Tc) cannot catch Absea98’s (QQ).
90 min: BKrywko1 (7th) sees his (JJ) run into Eyekall’s (QQ).
110 min: A SS Tomservo2 (6th) has to go with (Qh Jh) but cannot catch Absea98’s (AQ).
112 min: Tommydoo (5th) with (AQ) catches a bad beat as BigDaddyTman with (KT) flops [KTX].

119 min: A SS Eyekall (4th) has to go with (8s 7s) runs into Oddss2win777’s (AA).

2nd break:
Odds2win777 12175
Absea98 8768
BigDaddyTman 7557

128 min: BigDaddyTman (3rd) Sorry, I missed it.

Heads up: Absea98 15200 - Odds2win777 13300
130 min: Absea98 17000 - Odds2win777 11500
135 min: Absea98 10500 - Odds2win777 18000
140 min: Absea98 8200 - Odds2win777 20300

Quite a battle! Finally,
143 min: A SS Absea98 (2nd) has to move in with (As Ts) and Odds2win777 calls with (K5) and hits a [K] on the flop!

Congratulations to Odds2win777 on his 3rd NPP win!

1st – Odds2win777 – 24 points
2nd – Absea98 – 19 points
3rd – BigDaddyTman – 15 pts
4th – Eyekall – 12 pts
5th – Tommydoo – 9 pts
6th – Tomservo2 – 7 pts
7th – BKrywko1 – 5 pts
8th – T3chlady – 4 pts
9th – Tigercub8189 – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Niks Poker Palace – The Home of Exciting Poker Action

Matchy has stopped playing on line, but has taken over as the NPP Live Action Game Manager. Averaging about a game a month, it has turned into quite an event. Beers brought, pizza ordered, chips purchased and all consumed and passed around.

Faldo, Bo, Boother36, Marc, 7Jokers, Tim2, Matchy, Artic1blast and DaveE rounded out the field.

We had seven for the tournament and nine at the peak for the .25 - .25 $40 buy-in NL game of “HOPE”. HOPE is Holdem, Omaha, Pineapple Holdem and omaha hi-lo Eight qualifier.

7Jokers (yes, our NPP Tourney winner) and Marc (PS name to follow) split the tourney win. Ring play followed for a good six hours before an “about even” Faldo called it a night. Another great game held and hosted.

And the internet league fight for the final seats in the NPP Final is as about as exciting as it can get. With just two rounds left, 12 players still have a chance to win the last seat. In addition, three players are in the hunt for the one – or two – at large seats also.

In the category of “Odd Twists”, Theedouble*d is trying to win the 4th quarter seat on his own. But, if he can’t get there, he has to hope Suetman1 or ThePunk75 win it. Then he can claim the last of two at-large seats.

Unfortunately for Theedouble*d, Meatsword, Absea98, Derf-63, T3chlady and Odds2win777, Rjmech, Tigercub8189, Wingsfancurt and Douge2 all can make things difficult for him.

Monday Night Football and Tuesday Night NPP. Life is good!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Douge2's Humor Corner LVI

One Dark Night

Outside a small town near Everett, Washington , a fire started inside the local chemical plant and in a blink of an eye it exploded into massive flames. The alarm went out to all the fire departments for miles around.

When the volunteer fire fighters appeared on the scene, the Chemical company president rushed to the fire chief and said, "All our secret formulas are in the vault in the center of the plant. They must be saved. I will give $50,000 to the fire department that brings them out intact."

But the roaring flames held the firefighters off. Soon more fire departments had to be called in as the situation became desperate. As the firemen arrived, the president shouted out that the offer was now $100,000 to the fire department who could bring out the company's secret files.

From the distance, a lone siren was heard as another fire truck came into sight. It was the nearby Norwegian rural township, volunteer fire company from Stanwood, Washington composed mainly of Norwegians over the age of 65.

To everyone's amazement, that little run-down fire engine roared right past all the newer sleek engines that were parked outside the plant.

Without even slowing down it drove straight into the middle of the inferno. Outside, the other firemen watched as the Norwegian old timers jumped off right in the middle of the fire and fought it back on all sides. It was a performance and effort never seen before.

Within a short time, the Nord old timers had extinguished the fire and had saved the secret formulas.

The grateful chemical company president announced that for such a superhuman feat he was upping the reward to $200,000, and walked over to personally thank each of the brave fire fighters.

The local TV news reporter rushed in to capture the event on film, asking their chief, "What are you going to do with all that money?"

"Vell," said Ole Larsen, the 70-year-old fire chief, "Da first thing ve's gonna do is fix da brakes on dat focking truck!"


Irish Virginity Test Kit

Paddy is planning to marry, he is, and asks his family doctor how he could tell if his bride-to-be is still a virgin.

His doctor says, "Aye, Paddy, all Irish use three things for what we call a Do-It-Yourself.... Virginity Test Kit.... a small can of red paint, a small can of blue paint and a shovel."

Paddy asks, "Aye, and what do I do with these things, doctor?"

The doctor replies, "Before ye climb into bed on your wedding night, you paint one of your balls red and the other ball blue.

If she says, "That's the strangest pair of balls I ever did see...", you hit her with the shovel.”

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Real Story of Thanksgiving



An NPP tradition. Enjoy the "real" story.

History revisionism is not something that’s been going on since outcome based education. It’s been going on for quite a while. The false story of Thanksgiving can be summed up very quickly.

The Pilgrims came from England to escape oppression. They arrived in a new land and were immediately overwhelmed with their own incompetence as human beings. They couldn’t grow food. They couldn’t feed themselves. They couldn’t protect themselves. They had no clue what to do.

Our schools and the media have obliterated the contributions of America’s earliest permanent settlers, the Pilgrims. Why? Because they were people inspired by profound religious beliefs and overcame incredible odds. Today, public schools are simply not teaching how important the religious dimension was in shaping our history and our nation’s character.

President Washington’s holiday declaration for Thanksgiving spoke only of using this day to thank God for the many blessings and miracles he gave our nation. Period! There was nothing about thanking the Indians or stuffing ourselves.

Whether teachers are just uncomfortable with this material or whether there’s been a concerted effort to cover up the truth, the results are the same. Kids are no longer learning enough to understand and appreciate how and why America was created.

The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century. The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community.

After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible.

The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work.

But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford’s detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote. There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims – including Bradford’s own wife – died of starvation, sickness or exposure. When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats. Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper!

This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives, rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments.

Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belong to the community as well. Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives.

He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage, thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. That’s right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened?

It didn’t work! Surprise, surprise, huh? What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation!

But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for hundreds of years – trying to refine it, perfect it, and re-invent it – the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild’s history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future.

Here now, in its entirety, the William Bradford journal, what he wrote about the social experiment after abandoning what essentially was socialism shortly after the Pilgrims had arrived in the United States or in the new world:

“The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years…that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing – as if they were wiser than God,” Bradford wrote. “For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense…that was thought injustice.”

Do you hear what he was saying, ladies and gentlemen? The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive.

So what did Bradford’s community try next? They harnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the under girding capitalistic principle of private property. Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work and permitted to market its own crops and products.

Not just use themselves and not just send to a common store but they could market. They could grow as much, they could sell it for what they could get for it, and the incentive was clear to do as much as possible on both sides. “And what was the result?

'This had very good success,’ wrote Bradford, ‘for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.’

Bradford doesn’t sound like much of a Obama-maniac, does he? Is it possible that supply-side economics could have existed before the 1980s? Yes.

In no time, the Pilgrims found they had more food than they could eat themselves. So they set up trading posts and exchanged goods with the Indians. The profits allowed them to pay off their debts to the merchants in London.

And the success and prosperity of the Plymouth settlement attracted more Europeans and began what came to be known as the ‘Great Puritan Migration.’ Now, let me ask you: Have you read this history before? Is this lesson being taught to your children today? If not, why not?

Nevertheless, the Pilgrims and the Puritans of early New England are often vilified today as witch burners and portrayed as simpletons. But to the contrary, it was their commitment to pluralism and free worship that led to these ideals being incorporated into American history, and our history books purposely conceal the fact that these notions were developed by communities of devout Christians who studied the Bible and found that it prescribes limited representative government and free enterprise as the best political and economic systems.

Now, there’s only one word for this, folks. It’s censorship.

That’s what’s being taught today. What is not being taught today is the devotion to God that these people had, but the failure of a socialist compact to adequately provide for the residents of the first colony and how William Bradford himself saw it was failing almost from the outset and devised a new compact which was basically capitalism and unfettered competition, and incentive, and then it was Katie bar the door. All of these things are part of the original Thanksgiving, and even when I go back and remember my days in school, I was not taught this. I was not taught the involvement and the references to God.

I was not taught that the Pilgrims had all this bounty after awhile and shared it with the Indians. It was quite the opposite. The purpose of teaching Thanksgiving when I was a kid was to tell all of us just how wonderful the Indians were and how well they treated us when we arrived because we were basically inept and incompetent.

I enjoy passing this story along every Thanksgiving because we’ve been doing it here since I published and wrote the book, and it always reaches new people. Every year we do it, people who have never heard it before are amazed. Now, if I was able to find it and get the true story, it’s out there, but it’s not in conventional history textbooks that you’ll find in many of the public schools.

Rush Limbaugh

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tommydoo Wins His 1st NPP Tourney

And in only his second try! Ladies and gentlemen; we added a player! Our 61st winner of an NPP tournament and the second 1st time winner in as many weeks.

Tommydoo is showing he will be a force next season and hopefully in the Heads up tourney starting soon.

We welcomed back two great players from earlier in this season: BigDaddyTman and Rennzzo – both making the Final Table upon their return. Great to have you back guys.

The 4th quarter is really tightening up and it will make for an exciting finish – and a few heartbroken players. Not everyone contending will get the last three seats available.

Because all the front runners took it on the chin tonight, thirteen players still have a shot at the 4th quarter title (because all Olivia has to do is ASK!). And three are still in the running for the Total Points seat(s).

On to the NPP action:

9 min: K9isadog (18th)
23 min: Theedouble*d (17th) loses the coin flip with (AK) to Tommydoo’s (99).

24 min: Odds2win777 (16th) gets double-teamed (KT) by T3chlady’s (99) and Rennzzo’s (AQ). A flop of [Q2K] and a turn of [T], gets all the money in. A [J] on the river pushes the chips to Rennzzo.

26 min: Tomservo2 (15th) (TT) loses the coin flip the other way to LittleRedElf’s (AK) with a [K] on the flop.

27 min: A double knockout of Suetman1 (14th) and ThePunk75 (13th) to Tommydoo’s (KK).

34 min: A short-stacked (SS) Meatsword (12th) with (KQ) cannot catch Wingsfancurt’s (99).

44 min: A SS SpartanFlash (11th) sees his (A7) run into Pre01’s (QQ).
47 min: T3chlady (10th) sees her (Ah Th) get run down by Absea98’s (KQ) with a [K] on the flop.

1st break:
Tommydoo 5305
Derf-63 5035
LittleRedElf 4705
Tigercub8189 3525
BigDaddyTman 2335
Absea98 1715
Pre01 1655
Wingsfancurt 1385
Rennzzo 1340

67 min: Wingsfancurt (9th)
80 min: BigDaddyTman (8th) loses the coin flip (AK) to Tommydoo’s (JJ).
85 min: Pre01 (7th) sees his (77) get run down by Absea98’s (66), with a [6] on the turn!

92 min: Tigercub8189 (6th)
94 min: SS LittleRedElf (5th) (A9) gets run down by the (Ac 3c) of Rennzzo as he hits his flush. Lots of run-downs tonight. Case in point:

105 min: A SS Absea98 (4th) sees his (KQ) lose to Tommydoo’s (Ks 3s) as the wheel straight hits [A245].

108 min: Derf-63’s (3rd) (As 8s) cannot catch Rennzzo’s (A9). A one pip kills.

115 min: Heads up: Rennzzo 15800 - Tommydoo 11200

2nd break:
Rennzzo 19845
Tommydoo 7155

Now starts a string of hands where Tommydoo has the best of it, but Rennzzo has to call heads up. Tommydoo takes the lead.

124 min: Rennzzo (2nd) moves in with (88) and runs into Tommydoo’s (QQ)

Congratulations to Tommydoo on his 1st NPP win!

1st – Tommydoo – 24 points
2nd – Rennzzo – 19 points
3rd – Derf-63 – 15 pts
4th – Absea98 – 12 pts
5th – LittleRedElf – 9 pts
6th – Tigercub8189 – 7 pts
7th – Pre01 – 5 pts
8th – BigDaddyTman – 4 pts
9th – Wingsfancurt – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings on the right side of the blog!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Community Card Review – XV

It’s coming up on two year of Hope and Change with the foreign born Muslim atheist racist communist – Barrack Hussein Obama – who was elected to bring it. He may be the first politician to live up to his campaign promise.

Two years ago unemployment hovered at 7% - now it is at 14% - and if you throw in the people that have given up looking, the number is 17%. That is government reported. Real estimates, without the Democrat spin, put the figure at over 20%.

Two years ago, all Americans were tired of the over-spending by our government, the deficit, and alleged Republican corruption by one man playing footies in a toilet stall. Change happened. Now deficits have quadrupled, the printed money wasted on admitted fictitious “shovel ready” jobs and slush funds to Democrat Wall Street and backstreet (unions) friends.

Every week another Democrat is caught not paying his taxes or using taxpayer money as his own personal ATM. Or both. Never mind the “legal” stealing, like two 747’s for Nancy Pelosi to fly around in.

The White House was caught reporting and promoting success with shovel ready jobs. The only problem was the congressional districts they claimed the jobs were “grown” in, did not exist. The president, Hussein himself, had to admit there was no such thing as a “shovel ready” job. Our Democrat media stopped the story there and buried it.

The bailout also went to “save” the poor American’s mortgages and halt the flood of forecloses. The unreported facts not given by the Democrat controlled media is that the foreclosures are still happening at a record pace.

Where did the money go? Well, to Democrat donators who will eventually return most of it to the Democrat Party for re-election. Taxpayer funded, of course.

Another change is taxes. Much higher to the thrill of the Democrat elite (read; those who already have their fortunes and dodge most of the increases). Included is a “cap and tax” on energy for all Americans, in spite of the Global Warming lie being exposed.

Another change; socialized medicine complete with the collapse of the personal health insurance industry (more jobs gone), rationing and yes, death panels – admitted finally by the communist economist at the NY Times, Paul Krugman. He trumpets that the death panels are a “cost saver.” So was Auschwitz, Siberia and Chinese death marches according to liberals like him.

Another change; To get on an airplane, you now get strip searched by an x-ray machine and your naked image appears on the internet in less than an hour. Or you get frisked like a common thief. Joe the Plumber and Sister Mary have a better chance of being pulled out of line for an even greater indignity of a body search than Abdul Achmed Mohammad Hussein Akbar, the 20 year old student from Pakistan.

Another change; Obama works diligently to disband our nuclear shield against Russia, bows to every foreign leader while apologizing for the existence of the United States, while leaving our borders wide open.

This is just a weekly reminder that elections do have consequences.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Douge2's Humor Corner LV

A Helping Hand for a Friend

As the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became
aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to
the height of the first step of the bus.

Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver,
she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking that
this would give her enough slack to raise her leg. She tried to
take the step, only to discover that she couldn't.

So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached
behind her to unzip her skirt a little more, and for the second
time attempted the step.

Once again, much to her chagrin, she could not raise her leg.
With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind to
unzip a little more and again was unable to take the step.

About this time, a large Texan who was standing behind her
picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the
step of the bus.

She went ballistic and turned to the would-be Samaritan and
yelled, How dare you touch my body! I don't even know who
you are!'

The Texan smiled and drawled, 'Well, ma'am, normally I would
agree with you, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I kinda
figured we was friends.'


The Economy is so bad…

I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

The Mafia is laying off judges.

Goldman-Sax laid off 25 Democrat Congressmen.

Congress says they are looking into this Bernard Madof scandal. Oh great!! The guy who made $50 billion disappear is being investigated by the people who made $2.5 Trillion disappear!

And, finally...
I was so depressed last night thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, my savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc., I called the Suicide Lifeline. I got a call center in Pakistan, and when I told them I was suicidal, they got all excited, and asked if I could drive a truck.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Douge2's Humor Corner LIV

Faldo is disgusted with this commercial. That is no way to treat.....

video

the transmission or the tires on a car!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Meatsword Wins His 1st NPP Tourney!

He becomes the 60th player to win an NPP event and also jumps into the lead in the 4th quarter standings. But it is still a race for twenty players as we have three weeks left.

The race for the one or two Total Season Points seat has been whittled down to just three players. If anyone behind ThePunk75, Suetman1 or Theedouble*d rises up and takes the Total Point Lead, they would have to win the 4th quarter anyway, and not need the at-large seat(s).

This will make for some interesting rooting interests coming down the stretch.

For instance, it may turn out to be beneficial for a player to beat you in the league race and take the 4th quarter title, allowing you to move up into their spot for the Total Point seat. I’m just saying - it could happen.

We welcomed THREE new players tonight; BKrywko1, SpartanFlash, and Tommydoo. Welcome guys!

There were also some suprise absences as Douge2, Rjmech and Wingsfancurt missed and they are right in the hunt for the 4th quarter seat. But things come up (twss).

On to the NPP action:

1 min: Rjmech (18th) sees his trip kings lose to Meatsword’s threes over kings full house! Ouch!

21 min: Another ouch early as T3chlady (17th) sees her (QQ) lose to Odds2win777’s (9s 4s) flush on the river after a flop of [6s 7s 4h].

28 min: But that hand is no omen for Odds2win777 (16th) as his (77) run into Meatsword’s (99).

34 min: LittleRedElf (15th) Missed it due to the hand below.
39 min: At the 33 min mark, SpartanFlash (14th) throws in a raise with sees his (Ks Qs), and only Meatsword (Th 7h) calls. They check a flop of [8s 4c 7d] and the turn of [Kc]. It all gets in there on a river of [Ts] and Meat’s two pair takes it. This hand dimmed the Flash and he went out six minutes later.

42 min: K9isadog (13th)
45 min: Tomservo2’s (12th) (AT) runs into Derf-63’s (TT).
47 min: Pre01 (11th)
48 min: Tigercub8189’s (10th) (66) runs into Eyekall’s (KK). Final table set before break.

1st break:
Meatsword 6170
BKrywko1 4585
Derf-63 4310
ThePunk75 3550
Eyekall 2250
Absea98 2120
Suetman1 1845
Theedouble*d 1115
Tommydoo 1055

65 min: Tommydoo (9th) (AK) loses a coin flip to Derf-63’s (JJ).
71 min: Suetman1’s (8th) (JJ) runs into Meatsword’s (KK).
75 min: Eyekall (7th) sees his (AJ) lose to ThePunk75’s (KK).
94 min: A rude – but standard - bad beat for a new player, as BKrywko1 (6th) sees his (AA) lose to Absea98’s (Ac 8c) and the Club flush.

97 min: A short-stacked (SS) Theedouble*d (5th) has to go with (Ks Ts) and a flop of [Q6T], but Meatsword is holding (QT).

99 min: ThePunk75 (4th) gets bad beat as his (KK) loses to Absea98’s (QQ) as a [Q] hits on the river.

100 min: A SS Derf-63’s (3rd) (QJ) cannot catch Meatsword’s (KJ).

Heads up: Meatsword 13520 - Absea98 13480
105 min: Still dead even!
109 min: Absea98’s (AA) gets run down as Meatsword’s (54) hits a [4K5] flop.
110 min: Meatsword 22305 - Absea98 4695
115 min: Meatsword 19130 - Absea98 7870

2nd break:
Meatsword 19480
Absea98 7520

125 min: Meatsword 21000 - Absea98 6000

126 min: A SS Absea98 (2nd) has to try with (65) but can’t catch Meatsword’s (T4).

Congratulations to Meatsword on his NPP win, and a second straight second for Absea98!

1st – Meatsword – 24 points
2nd – Absea98 – 19 points
3rd – Derf-63 – 15 pts
4th – ThePunk75 – 12 pts
5th – Theedouble*d – 9 pts
6th – BKrywko1 – 7 pts
7th – Eyekall – 5 pts
8th – Suetman1 – 4 pts
9th – Tommydoo – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings on the right side of the blog!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Folding Your Way to Victory" – Excerpt From a Book by Faldo!

Some say that Faldo makes the average nit look like Gus Hansen on steroids. I would like to argue that analogy, but I’m in a hand.

I have (AK sooooooted) and 53 big blinds of chips in the big blind. The Villain has 1.5 big blinds left in the small blind. The table folded around and the Villain has moved all in.

I fold. He could have (AA), right?

Ok, I exaggerated that a little bit. But let’s look at a real hand situation.

Early in a $2-$4 $400 cash game, the Hero raises to $14 with (Kc Js) from under the gun in a 5-handed game. The unknown players in the Cut-off position calls as well as the Big Blind. $42 in the pot.

The flop is a favorable [Kd Qs 6s].

The BB checks and the Hero makes the continuation bet of $40. This is a standard bet, protecting top pair against draws and extracting value from worse hands; K-X, Q-X and small pairs.

The Cutoff then re-raises to $120 and the BB folds.

Most players would call here. After all, Doyle Brunson says “You must protect your children (chips already sent into the pot).”

Faldo would not. There are too many possible holdings that have the Hero killed.

There are six combos of KQ.
Eight combos of AK.
Thirteen combos of 66, QQ, KK, AA.

Then there are the draws he could have – nine combos. Some he may not raise with, so let’s call the probability at 5 combos. Against this range of thirty-two possible hands, our hand equity is around 25%. Not so much.

What turn card would make you happy you called? You can hit a lot of cards that simply will cost you the rest of your stack.

Limit game or short stacked in a tourney – oh yeah – let’s gamble. But in a no limit cash game, I think it is smarter to wait for a better spot.

Your thoughts?

Monday, November 15, 2010

UB Challenge Update - And Some November Advice

Already completed - and before Thanksgiving too.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because you don't have to exchange presents and everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing: Men watching football - Women in the kitchen cooking and bringing the men beer.

Guys, be sure to show your "lovely and talented" this quote above. They will thank you for reminding them of their place on that day. A gentle reminder she will be forever grateful for. Trust me.

Back to the Challenge. I have to bet at least $9 (which was my entire bankroll on Ultimate Bet at the start of this challenge) every month, and see how high I can grow it in a year. The monthly results are on the right near the bottom of the blog.

After a small losing October, Faldo responded with a profit this month. I considered betting more this month to get to the point where I tripled my bankroll ($27), but hopefully it will come. No need to rush.

Anyway, grew it to over $25 so far. This is Phase I of the challenge and bankroll management is still the over-riding premise here. Risk management comes later.

Now, back to Thanksgiving...a "Kiss the Cook" apron makes a fine present the Wednesday night before her favorite day in the kitchen. Just make sure that in her overwhelming desire to jump your bones after your thoughtful gift, that she doesn't forget that Wednesday night prep is key to a smooth Thursday of work.

If you really want to have her know you care, add some throw away plastic containers and sealing plastic lunch bags in with the apron. Now that shows her you care.

Faldo, always trying to help.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Community Card Review – XIV


Do the “rich” have an obligation to help the “poor”?

The answer is…..of course they do. The real question is should the “rich” be forced to help the poor by the government under the threat of seizure of property and a prison sentence?

This year the “rich”, the small business, the middle class and the lower class will all be obligated more than ever – by force – as the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire.

The entire Democrat agenda is based on wealth distribution (communism), as Hussein (Indonesia) Imam Obama admitted to “Joe the Plumber” during the campaign.

Enough absent minded, lazy and ignorant voters ignored the evidence and voted for their own poverty. You know who you are – and thanks a pant load.

Please realize voting is a responsibility to your fellow Americans – as well as a right. Stop taking it lightly.

The Democrats confiscate this property – by force - on the premise of “helping” the poor. But as with all liberal lies, the “help” ends up hurting everyone. Liberals policies (taxes) choke off economic growth, job creation and for the poor – self reliance.

The “poor” stay poor and become permanent wards of the state – which is the game plan of the Democrat politician all along, in order to keep their power. You must crawl on your bellies to the liberal politicians for your very existence. The Democrat vision is a crime against humanity – pure and simple. But then communism always has been.

And liberals are – by far and away – the worst at donating to charities. Al Gore’s tax return on the year prior to his presidential run had charitable deductions for an entire $200. The liberal Kennedy fortune is hidden from US taxes overseas. John Kerry docks his yacht in New Hampshire to avoid Massachusetts taxes.

Liberal movie/TV stars, show people and singers donate their “time”, not their money. And anything they do for the “poor", is done in public – for the public.

America’s conservative wealthy are the most generous in the world – both voluntarily and involuntarily.

Another great question would be – Do the “poor” have an obligation to help themselves and their fellow Americans - instead of bending over and grabbing the ankles for the Democrat politicians – and a miserable meager existence?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Douge2’s Humor Corner – LIII

Tax Dollars at Work

A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job.
The interviewer asks him, "Are you allergic to anything?"

He replies, "Yes, caffeine. I can’t drink coffee.”
"Have you ever been in the military service?"

"Yes," he says, "I was in Iraq for two years."

The interviewer says, "That will give you 5 extra points toward employment."

Then he asks, "Are you disabled in any way?"

The guy says, "Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both my testicles.

The interviewer grimaces and then says, "Okay. You've got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 am, and plan on starting at 10:00 am every day."

The guy is puzzled and asks, "If the work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, why don't you want me here until 10:00 am?

"This is a government job," the interviewer says. "For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that."


Another Obama Initiative Fails

NASCAR's Jeff Gordon announced today that he was firing his entire pit crew. This announcement followed Gordon's decision to take advantage of President Obama's scheme to employ inner city youngsters.

The decision to hire them was brought about by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from Detroit were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment; whereas Gordon's existing crew could only do it in 8 seconds with millions of dollars worth of high tech equipment.

It was thought to be an excellent and bold move by Gordon's management team, as most races are won or lost in the pits. However, Gordon got more than he bargained for!

At the crew's first practice session, not only was the inexperienced crew able to change all 4 wheels in under 6 seconds, but within 12 seconds, they had changed the paint scheme, altered the VIN number, and sold the car to Dale Ernhart Jr. for 10 cases of Bud, a bag of weed, and some photos of Jeff Gordon's wife in the shower.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ThePunk75 Takes 2nd in PokerStars NL Holdem – 6 handed Tourney

Take it away Punk!

“I had an all-nighter on Sunday. I entered a 500 max, 6 handed 4K Guar. tourney on PokerStars and had a pretty clean run to the final table and a 2nd place cash.

The cards didn't flow my way early on and I was down about a third of my stack kind of quick but pocket aces quickly revitalized my chip stack.

I probably had AA at least a half a dozen times and they held every time. In fact I was able to dodge the PS bad beat programmers for most of the tournament. I only suffered one suck-out of a turned set of 8's to my pockets 10's.

Also for most of the night I got all my chips in with the best hand, just once did I get them in bad with a turned two pair against a made straight but the board straightens on the river and I luckily settled for a chop.

I made my first giant jump in chips when there was around 18 players left I had (KsJs) and the board came [KT9] (two spades), all the chips ended up in the middle on the flop I and I was up against KQ, but a river [4s] gave me the winning flush and huge double up to well over 100K.

At around 9 players remaining with 450K in chips I had (AcJc) and raised to 45k (7.5-15k blinds) button called and the blinds folded flop comes [QcJc3h]. I bet out 55K, button pushes. I call. He shows AA and a turn straight draw gives me even more outs on river, but river is a blank and I’m left with about 120K in chips and about 10 blinds.

But some aggressive preflop shoves get me the blinds and antes and some breathing room. I doubled right back up to 400 K with a rivered straight a couple hands later.

Final table finally comes with the final 6 and I am 2-3 in chips. A knockout of the first two players gives me the chip lead at about 650K. Got to heads play down a little over 2-1 in chips - his 1 million to my 450k. But I was able to grind him down and eventually took over the chip lead after about 20 minutes of play.

But a flopped straight against my top pair doubled him up and the cards went cold. It ended when I flopped an opened ended straight draw with (34) and his top pair Jack held to my all in after the flop [J25]. 2nd place was worth 67 times my buy in."

Great job Punk! Faldo needs to do this.......very soon!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Suetman1 Wins 3rd NPP Tourney – Ties for 1st in 4th Quarter

Suetman1 (Claudia – or Mrs. Absea98) not only ties ThePunk75 for the 4th quarter league lead, but she takes 1st place alone in the Total Points seat race.

So even if she falters down the stretch in the league, she could still hang on to one of the two Total Points seat. Every week is important as most of the league is still in contention for either or both seat chances.

I urge all of you to take a look at both the standings. Still four rounds left and most of the league can still make the finals. Very exciting stuff!

I must apologize for the poor reporting tonight, but I did warn you. I just could not stay on the action full time.

I had some hospital work done on me today, and I had family here tonight. Second, I made some calls to tell folks how it went. Third, I had calls from well – wishers. Fourth, there was some questions about what medications to take when, so I was calling the doctors and trying to get an answer.

Obviously, it was a busy evening during the tourney tonight. Good thing I won my seat last quarter. I would have had no shot this quarter.

On to the action:

4 min: T3chaldy sees her (QQ) run into ThePunk75’s (KK). Crippled, but battle on she does.

7 min: A short-stacked (SS) K9isadog (17th) goes with his signature hand (Kh 9h), but cannot catch Theedouble*d’s (AJ).

12 min: Pre01 (16th).
13 min: Nahanni74 (15th)
27 min: Theedouble*d (14th) goes with (A9) and cannot catch Absea98’s’s (AT).

32 min: Douge2 (13th) sees this flop with four-way action: [Tc Qc 7s]. xxxKdogxxx makes the standard 3x blind bet and Douge2 is the only caller. The turn is a [Ad]. Kdog bets again and Douge moves in with (AT) and Kdog has to call with (Ac 3c), and the flush card hits the river.

38 min: T3chaldy (12th). The end of the fight.
44 min: LittleRedElf (11th).
48 min: Eyekall (10th)
49 min: A SS Wingsfancurt (9th) go with (Kh 6h), but cannot catch Derf-63’s (44).
51 min: A SS Meatsword (8th) goes with (AT) and runs into ThePunk75’s (JJ).
53 min: A SS Odds2win777 (7th) has to go with (Kd Jd), but cannot catch xxxKdogxxx’s (QQ).

55 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (6th) moves with (TT), but Absea98 (AK) correctly calls and hits his [A] on the flop.

1st break:
xxxKdogxxx 8970
Suetman1 8690
Absea98 4280
Derf-63 1887
ThePunk75 1673

Doctor calls, daughter visit and a few other distraction stops my usual full reporting of the finale. Sorry readers and players. Next time.

65 min: ThePunk75 (5th)
67 min: Derf-63 (4th)
86 min: A SS xxxKdogxxx (3rd) goes with (Qd Jd), but cannot catch Absea98’s(AT).

This sets up a husband – wife battle for tonight’s title. If Absea98 likes the couch, he should play for the win. Or,

100: Absea98 (2nd) has to ship it in when his (87) takes top pair on a flop of [2c 3c 7c]. Unfortunately, his lovely bride is holding (Qc Tc) for the flush!

Congratulations to Suetman1 on her 3rd NPP win!

1st – Suetman1 – 24 points
2nd – Absea98 – 19 points
3rd – xxxKdogxxx – 15 pts
4th – Derf-83 – 12 pts
5th – ThePunk75 – 9 pts
6th – Tigercub8189 – 7 pts
7th – Odds2win777 – 5 pts
8th – Meatsword – 4 pts
9th – Wingsfancurt – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings are on the right side of the blog.

Monday, November 08, 2010

The Origins of Sayings

There is an old Hotel/Pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial of course) to be hung. The horse drawn dray, carting the prisoner was accompanied by an armed guard, who would stop the dray outside the pub and ask the prisoner if he would like ''one last drink''. If he said yes it was referred to as “one for the road.” If he declined, that prisoner was left “on the wagon”.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery. If you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor". But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot, w\so they "didn’t have a pot to piss in" and were the lowest of the low.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt Poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat.

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "Bring home the Bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around talking and ''Chew the fat''.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of ''Holding a Wake''.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, ''Saved by the Bell '' or was considered a ''Dead Ringer.''

And that's the truth...Now, whoever said history was boring?

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Matchy Hosted Another Great Game

Matchy made the call and the players responded. We had seven for the early tournament, and eight at the peak of the cash game.

Dave E, Duder1123, Matchy, Boother36, ArticBlast1, Mikeniks-Faldo and new players Aaron and Mark made the line up. And we even had a few players that wanted to be there, but just couldn’t. This should bode well for future Matchy games.

Aaron and Mark are college students at Eastern Michigan, who – by the style and savvy of their play – are obviously majoring in poker. They have a weekly game in Ypsi and the pots grow massive there, from what I heard.

I am pretty sure Aaron and Mark chopped the tourney prize and Dave E was the big winner in the cash game from all appearances.

Great guys, a good time and hopefully I added some NPP readers and players to the group.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Faldo Takes 2nd in a Poker4Ever Tourney

Faldo bested 60 of the 61 entries on his way to a final table and a 2nd place finish.

My KQ-soooted ran into QQ at the end.

Just a change of scenery after getting slapped around by PokerStars for a small streak of losing. This cash out and near win gave me a little confidence (and cash) back. I made 12 times the entry.

I then returned to PokerStars and won a SNG my second game back!

Poker4Ever is a small site that accepts US players. They are ranked 21st in the world in traffic. But last Friday night (not the night I played this tourney), they had only 412 players logged in. I hate so see how many players #30 had.

I use eWallet to move some chips in and out of there, but they also allow credit cards and bank wire transfers.

A small site with low priced and small tourneys. Most of the offerings appear to be turbo's, so keep your all-in button close by.

NPP at Matchy's tonight. Hope to see some of you there and hopefully recruit some new NPP Tuesday night people.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

PokerStars is the Toughest Site by FAR!

I may not play at nose bleed limits. I may not make it to the WSOP in Vegas, and I may not show up on television on the World Poker Tour. I may not win the WCOOP’s, the FTOPS or the UB Challenges. Heck, I rarely qualify for the qualifiers for those events.

But I have played a lot of low limit poker on many, many internet poker sites. I have played on probably twenty sites that don’t even exist anymore. I have played on a few dozen more that are still around, but don’t accept US players anymore. I currently rotate thru eleven poker sites that still accept US players.

I play limit, pot limit and no-limit ring game action. I play sit-n-go tournaments and I play multi-table tournaments. I play Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, HORSE and even Badugi. I have done this on nearly every site I have played on.

After many months - in hours - of ring action, and playing in thousands of tournaments - from nine player tournaments to 14,000 player events, I think I am uniquely qualified to offer the following opinion:

PokerStars has the toughest players on the internet.

I may stink as a poker player, but I supplement that by being one of the best bankroll managers around.

As such, I find PokerStars the absolutely toughest site to squeeze out a profit on.

If you are only playing on PokerStars, and are getting pounded – you may want to give another site a try.

I love PokerStars. It is the best site. But, unfortunately, I have found it to be the toughest site to win at. The fact that I am a donkey, not withstanding.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Odds2win777 Wins His 2nd NPP Tourney

The 4th quarter race has locked up! Odds2win777 moves into the mix with his win tonight. Three players are withing a point! And a dozen players are a win away from being back in the race!

We had a couple of surprising no-shows tonight; Merhibka and Rjmech. They were near the top of the standings, and not playing tonight allowed some players to gain some ground or distance themselves a little. I hope they are back next week.

Just a note that next week, your host may not be able to moderate or commentate. I have a scheduled hospital stay that I hope will be over in time to be back for the next tourney report. But even if I am, my reporting may be down to just the results.

Just don’t be looking for the Pulitzer Prize, edge of seat tournament report you have come to expect every Wednesday morning. You will be disappointed with in the morning (twss).

Cautious playing tonight as the race tightens. On to the NPP action:

25 min: xxxKdogxxx (19th)
30 min: Last week’s winner Meatsword (18th) sees his (Qh Tc) open ended straight draw and flush draw [9h 6h Jh], but Douge2’s pair (66) hangs on.

42 min: A short-stacked (SS) Yecats423 (17th) goes with (Ks 9s). But she is double-teamed by Tomservo2 (AT) and the winner, Tigercub8189 (AQ).

43 min: Wingsfancurt (16th) sees his (TT) lose to T3chlady’s (KK).
50 min: LittleRedElf’s (15th) (Ah Jh) cannot catch Nahanni74’s (88).
59 min: Eyekall (14th) sees his (A5) lose to the flush draw of Absea98.
60 min: Pre01 (13th)

1st break:
Theedouble*d 4135
Douge2 3815
Absea98 3590
Tomservo2 3245
Odds2win777 2510
Tigercub8189 2135
Funtoon 2115
Suetman1 2090
ThePunk75 1935
Nahanni74 1210
Derf-63 1030
T3chlady 690

64 min: SS T3chlady (12th) sees her (A5) lose to Theedouble*d’s (Kd Jd) on a flop of [AJK].

71 min: Derf-63 (11th)
74 min: Nahanni74 (10th)
82 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (9th) loses (A9) to Tomservo2’s (AJ).
90 min: A short-stack (SS) Absea98 (8th) (Th 7h) lose to ThePunk75’s (KT).

Funtoon has only 100 chips at this point. Watch where he finishes!

95 min: A SS Suetman1 (7th) sees her (Ac Jc) lose as she gets double-teamed by Theedouble*d (TT) and Funtoon (KQ) who wins with a [Q] on the flop.

99 min: Douge2 (6th) (A6) sees the flop with Tomservo2 and Odds2win777 [Ad 4s Qh]. Douge2 (Ac 6h) min-bets and only Odds2win777 (2s 3s). The turn is the {5c]. Douge2 moves in – and into a buzz saw.

103 min: SS Funtoon (5th) (AA) finally gets a great hand, and they are his death cards. Odds2win777 correctly calls with (Ad 4d) and hits his flush. But what a comeback by Funtoon.

118 min: Tomservo2 (4th) sees his (Ah 4h) lose to Theedouble*d’s (Kd 5d) as a [5] hits on the flop and it holds.

2nd break:
Theedouble*d 13565
Odds2win777 8010
ThePunk75 6925

126 min: ThePunk75’s (3rd) (As 5s) cannot catch Odds2win777’s (AJ).

Heads up: Odds2win777 16235 - LittleRedElf 12265

129 min: Theedouble*d (2nd) and Odds2win777 see a flop of [2c 4d 6s]. Odds min-bets and DD calls. The turn is a [Qs]. Odds min-bets again and DD calls. The river is a [9s]. Odds2win777 now checks and Theedouble*d moves in (Q7) as he hit his top pair on the river. But the river drowns him as Odds has (Qc 4c) for two pair.

Congratulations to Odds2win777 on his 2nd NPP win!

1st – Odds2win777 – 24 points
2nd – Theedouble*d – 19 points
3rd – ThePunk75 – 15 pts
4th – Tomservo2 – 12 pts
5th – Funtoon – 9 pts
6th – Douge2 – 7 pts
7th – Suetman1– 5 pts
8th – Absea98 – 4 pts
9th – Tigercub8189 – 3 pts

Every one else earned one (1) point. Standings on the right side of the blog!

Monday, November 01, 2010

NPP’er Cashing On-line Also

T3chlady did well in a $35,000 Full Tilt tournament:

T3chlady says, “I used a Step 3 ticket to enter this event, winning 35 times the entry.
Last hand my KJ lost to J8 when the opponent hit an 8.”

Pre01 files this report from some PokerStars action: “I had a little success recently. At a two table, 18 person SnG, I came in 1st. Won x6 my buy in!

Simultaneously playing a 9 table, 90 person SnG, I came in 10th – just missing the final table – but doubled my buy in. Also came in 70th on a free roll with 1006 starting players. Won a little.”

Faldo, still trying to recover emotionally from the bubble at PPL, I entered a one-table SNG On BoDog Poker and quickly saw my KK lose to a flush draw that hit.

This leaves me with only 200 chips and a full table of opponents, all with 1300 chips or more. The blinds were still at 10 / 20, fortunately. In Beerhog fashion, I battled back and won it!

That helped my confidence a ton.

Maybe I go back to PPL for the Thursday Night Tourney at 7pm.