Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tommydoo Wins 2nd NPP Tourney in Four Starts! – Absea98 Wins 4th Quarter!

The final table is set! What an exciting ending it was. Details to follow in this write-up.

The final table will be: Absea98 (a former finalist), K9isadog (who destroyed the league point wise), LittleRedElf (perennial qualifier), Suetman1 (Mrs. Absea’s first visit to the finals), ThePunk75 (another returning finalist) and xxxKdogxxx (1st year / 1st attempt qualifier).

This is an absolutely brutal final table of talent to have to overcome. Good luck to all of you!

Be sure to sweater this game and support your league! Please recruit for next year and I will be posting the Heads Up tournament format soon.

Only fourteen players entered tonight as most missing in action could not secure a seat and are saving their nickels for the Heads Up tourney and next year.

On to the action:

24 min: Theedouble*d needs to have a 1st or 2nd place finish to take an at-large seat without assistance, so he was pushing the action.

A flop of [5c 9c Jd] has the short-stacked (SS) Theedouble*d (14th) raise LittleRedElf’s bet and only Meatsword calls. The turn of [6d] has DD push with (J3), but Meatsword hits his flush (8c 6c) on the river.

Meatsword also has to have a big showing tonight to overtake Absea98. So a lot of Turbo-type betting took place.

26 min: Wingsfancurt (13th) sees his (QQ) get run down by Derf-63’s (KT) with a [K] on the flop. Derf-63 actually was eliminated from title contention as soon as Absea98 entered the tourney. Ouch!

28 min: Absea98 (12th) and his early exit made it interesting. A host of players now had hope.

A family pot and a flop of [Kc 5s Tc] got a bet from Odds2win777 and three callers, including Absea98 (K3). The turn of the [3c] gets Absea pot committed and he falls to Douge2’s flush (Qc 9c).

37 min: T3chlady (11th) loses when her (Ad Td) loses to a flopped Spade flush by Odds2win777.

57 min: Suetman1 loses all but $10 of her chips when she loses a coin flip with (AK) to Meatsword’s (66). No matter, she locked up a seat when Theedouble*d fell early. She still fought on and made the final table!

1st break:
ThePunk75 5050
Derf-63 3680
Odds2win777 2875
LittleRedElf 2135
Tommydoo 2050
Douge2 1870
Meatsword 1800
Tomservo2 1150
Suetman1 240
BKrywko1 150

61 min: BKrywko1 (10th)
62 min: A SS Tomservo2 (9th) goes with (As 5s) and a flop of [924], but cannot catch LittleRedElf’s (74).

68 min: A SS Meatsword (8th) goes with (6d 3d) and runs into Derf-63’s (A6).
69 min: A SS Suetman1 (7th) finally gets a hand, (AK), but the hard driving ThePunk75 makes the call with (35) and makes the baby straight on the river.

No matter. Welcome to the NPP Finals Mrs. Absea98! We have to watch and see if your husband will join you.

71 min: Derf-63 (6th) moves with (66), but ThePunk75 is holding (AA). Ouch!
73 min: Douge2 (5th) with (K3) and a [K] on the flop, gets out-pipped by Tommydoo with (KT).

75 min: Odds2win777 was still in the hunt for the 4th quarter seat, but he was going to have to finish ahead of ThePunk75 to do it.

Odds2win777 (4th) gets the best of it with (AJ) against the hard charging - but locked in a seat – ThePunk75’s (K7). But a [7] on the flop ends the dream for Odds2win777. But a great season anyway!

77 min: LittleRedElf (3rd) (Ad Kd) gets ambushed by Tommydoo with (8s 5s) and a [5] on the flop.

Here is the deal: If ThePunk75 – 11000, wins, then he takes the 4th quarter seat, leaving Theedouble*d the last one, and crushing Absea98 from the league lead’s last seat.

If Tommydoo – 10000 wins it, then ThePunk75 and Suetman1 take the at large seats, shutting out Theedouble*d and Absea98 takes the 4th quarter league title by ONE point.

It doesn’t get any closer than this!

90 min: Tommydoo 12000 - ThePunk75 9000
95 min: SAME
100 min: SAME

103: ThePunk75 (2nd) has to ship it with (AQ) on a flop and turn of [792A]. Tommydoo is holding (92)!

Congratulations to Tommydoo on his 2nd NPP win!

1st – Tommydoo – 24 points
2nd – ThePunk75 – 19 points
3rd – LittleRedElf – 15 pts
4th – Odds2win777 – 12 pts
5th – Douge2 – 9 pts
6th – Derf-63 – 7 pts
7th – Suetman1 – 5 pts
8th – Meatsword – 4 pts
9th – Tomservo2 – 3 pts

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


Absea98 said...

Congrats on a great win Tommydoo! You saved my bacon! A tip of the hat to Punk75 for a heck of a game.

Another great season in a class league! Thanks Mike for all you do.

Anonymous said...

Sigh....excellent season gang! Guess we all need to watch out for tommydoo next year. Takes LittleReElf out with 8s 5s, and kills Punk with 9 2 (garbahhhge)?Got pro written all over him?
If you need someone to play Faldo's seat, I am available. LOL DD

LittleRedElf said...

Mike, You won a seat by winning the 3rd quarter. You should play in the finals also! C'mon! You did the same thing last year. You earned a seat but did not play. Get in the game, Nik Faldo!

Absea98 said...

I agree with LRE on this one Mike...you should play! You earned it and seven players sounds like a good number.

Nik Faldo said...

Thanks for the love everybody. Just qualifying against this group is all I need! One thing I don't want to do (even though the odds are stacked against it) is to have Lord Stanley award the Stanley Cup to ....Lord Stanley - if you get my drift.
Faldo would much rather place the NPP crown on someone else's head.

Anonymous said...

Let's see ..... Congrats on a GREAT season for everyone!! Mike thanks for running everything!! YES, you should play more! Remember when Faldo uses "OUCH" he is ALWAYS talking about ME ....