Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Douge2 Wins His 2nd Tourney of the 1st Quarter!

Anna Semenovich wants to show Douge2 how impressed she is with him
And to show you how strong this group of players is, Douge2 is the only one with two victories this year and he is still not in 1st place! Wow! But Douge2 does manage to pass Matchy on the Walk of Fame. So he has that going for him……which is nice!
Rjmech still doesn’t have a victory but is still leading the way in points by his constant string of top 5 finishes. Nice job Rjmech. 
There is still plenty of time to not only get in the hunt for the 1st seat in the NPP finals, but the other five as well. See you on the virtual felt next week!
On to the action: 
14 min: Sanster89 (19th) I know he was short-stacked (SS), but I was in a hand at the time.
15 min:  Derf-63 (18th) Still in that hand, and missed it as tables closed.
22 min: Theedouble*d (17th) sees his (JJ) run into 95corolla’s flush.
26 min: 8thmile (16th) has (33), but loses a coin flip to Absea98’s (AK) with a [K] on the board.
34 min: LittleRedElf (15th) has (AK) and loses the coin flip to 95corolla’s (QQ).
43 min: A SS Suetman123 (14th) has to go with (KQ), but Tigercub8189 has (A6).
45 min: Cigar4John (13th) Missed it.
1st break:
Rjmech   5015
K9isadog   4384
Tomservo2    4259
95corolla   3105
Douge2    2925
Tigercub8189    1940
Mikeniks-Faldo    1855
T3chlady   1820
Absea98    1592
ThePunk75    1030
Pre01   575 
62 min: Lump2 (12th) with (AK) loses a coin flip to Douge2 with (TT).
65 min: Pre01 (11th) Missed it interviewing caddie applicants.
74 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (10th) goes with an open-ended straight draw and loses to Rjmech’s pair of Aces.
75 min: Absea98 (9th) pair of Kings loses to Tomservo2’s two pair.
78 min: K9isadog (8th) goes with (TT) and loses to T3chlady’s (KK).
87 min: A SS Tigercub (7th) goes with (A7) and a SS T3chlady (6th) goes with (QQ) and both are called by Rjmech and the winner ThePunk75 with (Kh 8h) and a [K] on the board.
96 min: ThePunk75 (5th) with (AQ) loses a coin flip to Douge2 with (77).
107 min: A SS Tomservo1 (4th) goes with (KJ) but Rjmech calls with (Ac Jc).
109 min: A SS 95corolla (3rd) goes with (KQ) but Rjmech calls with (Ah 4h).
Heads Up:   Douge2      15000      -     Rjmech     13500
2nd break:     Douge2      19700      -     Rjmech      8800 
124 min:  A SS Rjmech (2nd) goes with (Js 2s) but Douge2 has (KK).
Congratulations to Douge2 on his 8th NPP victory!
1st – Douge2
2nd – Rjmech
3rd – 95corolla
4th – Tomservo2
5th – ThePunk75
6th – T3chlady
7th – Tigercub8189
8th – K9isadog
9th – Absea98
10th – Mikeniks-Faldo
11th – Pre01
12th – Lump2
13th – Cigar4John
14th – Suetman123
15th – LittleRedElf
16th – 8thmile
17th – Theedouble*d
18th – Derf-63
19th – Sanster89
The 1st Quarter standings are on the right side of the blog!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

95corolla Wins His 3rd NPP Event

And the tattoo makes three?
It was a crazy night that is for sure. Lots of wild cards, wild hands and wild rides for stacks. But 95corolla weathered it all and was there at the end.
LittleRedElf had a run. Sanster89 had a run. Pre01 hada run. Cigar4John had a run. But the most important streak happens at the end and that is where 95corolla got busy.
95corolla is now in the thick of the race for the 1st seat in the NPP Finals.
On to the action:

2 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (19th) hits his straight (TT) on the river but LittleRedElf (As Qs) hits his flush at the same time. Theedouble*d is crippled with the same straight.
6 min: Theedouble*d (18th) can’t fight back.
10 min: ThePunk75 (17th) sees his pair of Jacks run into Cigar4John’s pair of Queens.
12 min: Derf-63 (16th) has a pair of Jacks, but is out-kicked by Suetman123’s same pair.
19 min: Rjmech (15th) has (AK) and pairs his King on the flop. But LittleRedElf trips his (77) on the same flop.
22 min: Lump2 (14th) has a pair of Tens, but Sanster89 hits his flush.
25 min: Absea98 (13th) with (QQ) loses to Tomservo2’s trip Jacks.
32 min: Tigercub8189 (12th) has a pair of Queens, but Cigar4John has a pair of Kings.
42 min: K9isadog (11th)
1st break:
Cigar4John   5595
Sanster89   5070
Pre01   4900
LittleRedElf   3180
Suetman123   3130
Tomservo2    3025
T3chlady   1460
KingBing420   1060
95corolla   840
Wingsfancurt   240
61 min: A short-stacked Wingsfancurt (10th) loses to Sanster89’s pair of Kings.
75 min: A (SS) Tomservo2 (9th) is double-teamed by Sanster89 and the winner KingBing420 with trip Aces.
78 min: A SS KingBing420 (8th) loses to Sanster89’s two pair.
82 min: LittleRedElf (7th) with (AQ) loses a coin flip to Pre01 with (TT).
83 min: A SS Suetman123 (6th) goes with (AQ) and is called by Sanster89 with (As 9s) and Sanster89 hits his Nine.
84 min: A SS T3chlady (5th) with (AQ) loses a coin flip to Pre01 with (TT).
98 min: A SS Sanster89 (4th) goes with (Kd Qd) (28%) and Pre01 (3rd) goes with (AJ) (17%) and Cigar4John calls with (Ah Qh) (50%). Cigar4John hits a Queen and out-kicks Sanster89 to take both guys out.
Heads Up:   95corolla      3100      -     Cigar4John     25400
100 min:      95corolla      4000      -     Cigar4John     24500
105 min:      95corolla      7000      -     Cigar4John     21500
110 min:      95corolla      14000      -     Cigar4John    14500
113 min:  A very SS Cigar4John (2nd) gets (AK) but 95corolla can easily call with (42) and a [2] falls on the flop.
Congratulations to 95corolla on his 3rd NPP victory!
1st – 95corolla
2nd – Cigar4John
3rd – Pre01
4th – Sanster89
5th – T3chlady
6th – Suetman123
7th – LittleRedElf
8th – KingBing420
9th – Tomservo2
10th – Wingsfancurt
11th – K9isadog
12th – Tigercub8189
13th – Absea98
14th – Lump2
15th – Rjmech
16th – Derf-63
17th – ThePunk75
18th – Theedouble*d
19th – Mikeniks-Faldo
The 1st Quarter standings are on the right side of the blog!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Six Lesson Management Course

Lesson 1: 
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. 
When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, 'I'll give you $800 to drop that towel.' 
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob, after a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. 
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, 'Who was that?' 'It was Bob the next door neighbor,' she replies.
'Great,' the husband says, 'did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?' 

Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Lesson 2: 
A priest offered a Nun a lift.. 
She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. 
The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' 
The priest removed his hand. But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. 

The nun once again said, 'Father, remember Psalm 129?' 
The priest apologized 'Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.' 
Arriving at the convent, the nun sighed heavily and went on her way.
On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129.
It said, 'Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.' 
Moral of the story:
If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Lesson 3: 
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. 
They rub it and a Genie comes out.
The Genie says, 'I'll give each of you just one wish.' 
'Me first! Me first!' says the admin clerk. 'I want to be in the Bahamas , driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.' 
Puff! She's gone. 
'Me next! Me next!' says the sales rep. 'I want to be in
Hawaii , relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.' 
Puff! He's gone. 
'OK, you're up,' the Genie says to the manager.. The manager says, 'I want those two back in the office after lunch.' 

Moral of the story: 
Always let your boss have the first say.

Lesson 4 
An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. 
A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?' 

The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.'
So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it. 

Moral of the story: 
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson 5 
A turkey was chatting with a bull. 
'I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree' sighed the turkey, 'but I haven't got the energy.' 

'Well, why don't you nibble on some of my droppings?' replied the bull. They're packed with nutrients.' 
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. 
The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. 
Finally after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree. 
Moral of the story:
Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.

Lesson 6 
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field.
While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. 
As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! 
He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him. 

Morals of the story: 
(1) Not everyone who dumps on you is your enemy. 
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you're in deep shit, it's best to keep your mouth shut!
End of lesson.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lump2 Wins His 1st in 2013; Rjmech Takes Over the League Lead

Waiting for Lump2 by the fireplace after an NPP win.
The last time we had a thirteen player tournament, Lump2 won that one too! Lucky 13 for Lump2, and his 1st win of 2013. But not the last!
Last year's NPP Finals winner Rjmech takes over the lead in the standings, but he has a host of chasers. The race for the 1st seat in the NPP finals is still up for grabs. Everyone is picking up points and that will make the two Total Points seat a wide open race also.
On to the action:
12 min: Sanster89 (13th) Missed it playing my hand.
22 min: A short-stacked Suetman123 (12th) has a pair of Sixs, but Rjmech has a pair of Nines.
28 min: A SS Tomservo2 (11th) has a pair of Tens, but Theedouble*d has a pair of Aces.
32 min: Tigercub8189 (10th) Table closed too fast.
33 min: Absea98 (9th) with (KK) is double-teamed by Derf-63 with (AK) and the winner Rjmech with (AA).
38 min: 95corolla (8th) has (JJ) but Theedouble*d has (QQ).
41 min: T3chlady (7th) has a pair of Aces, but Wingsfancurt has two pair.
1st break:
Theedouble*d    5690
Wingsfancurt   4335
Rjmech    2900
Lump2    2740
Derf-63   2005
Mikeniks-Faldo    1830
66 min: Derf-63(6th) has (QQ) and is called by Wingsfancurt with (JJ), but Wingsfancurt hits a diamond flush! Ouch!
76 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (5th) hits two pair on the turn and moves all in and is called by Wingsfancurt with (QQ). Wingsfancurt hits a [Q] on the river. Ouch!
There is no crying in poker, but there is whining.
What do you mean there is no whining either? Darn.
82 min: Wingsfancurt (4th) hits two pair but Lump2 has trip Tens.
85 min: A SS Rjmech (3rd) goes with (A5) but Theedouble*d has (As Qs).
Heads Up:        Lump2      12,800      -     Theedouble*d      6,700
88 min:  Theedouble*d (2nd) has to go with two pair (Tens and Fours) but Lump2 has a bigger two pair (Queens and Tens).
Congratulations to Lump2 on his 10th NPP win!
1st – Lump2
2nd – Theedouble*d
3rd – Rjmech
4th – Wingsfancurt
5th – Mikeniks-Faldo
6th – Derf-63
7th – T3chlady
8th – 95corolla
9th – Absea98
10th – Tigercub8189
11th – Tomservo2
12th – Suetman123
13th – Sanster89

The 1st Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Douge2’s Humor Corner – Two Ways to Look at Gifts

Another NPP groupie wrinkling Faldo's covers. Hate when that happens!
Thanks for the Gift!
A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator for safe keeping.
He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.
Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.
Shortly before landing in New York, she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin,
"Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans please raise your hand?"
Not one hand went up, so she took them home and ate them.
Two lessons here:
1. Many lawyers aren't as smart as they think they are.
2. Many blondes aren't as dumb as most folks think

Father Daughter Talk
A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.
One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?"

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the conservative side of the fence."

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him..

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

How many liberals do you tolerate? You are part of the problem.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Suetman123 Wins to Put a Lady in the 1st Quarter Race

This win was just an easy ride in the country for Suetman123.
Suetman123 made a run at the final table and fought off one of the toughest NPP players in K9isadog to win her 5th NPP tourney. She is now dead in the center of the standings for the NPP 1st quarter standings.
Everyone, this is a great league, tournament with fantastic players and people playing in it. Join for next week's tournament!

On to the action:

10 min: LittleRedElf (15th) with (KK) runs into Wingsfancurt’s trips.
11 min: ThePunk75 (14th) missed it recording the hand above.
25 min: Derf-63 (13th) Missed it – phone call.
31 min: A short-stacked Lump2 (12th) runs into Rjmech’s two pair.
33 min: A SS Wingsfancurt (11th) has to go with (Ad 3d) and cannot catch Rjmech’s (77).
43 min: A SS Sanster89 (10th) has to go with (A9) and runs into Rjmech’s (AT). Ouch!
54 min: A SS Tomservo2 (9th) goes with (A9) but Suetman123 has (TT).
1st break:
Rjmech    8200
T3chlady   3880
Suetman123   2540
Absea98   1860
Mikeniks-Faldo    1815
Pre01   1755
K9isadog    1410
Tigercub8189     1040 
70 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (8th) goes with (44) but K9isadog has two pair.
77 min: A SS T3chlady (7th) runs into K9isadog’s full house.
88 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (6th) goes with (Ks Qs) (61%) and is called by K9isadog with (5h 4h) (39%) and K9 hits his straight.
89 min: A SS Absea98 (5th) goes with (99) but K9isadog has (TT)!
107 min: A SS Pre01 (4th) has to go with (A9) but cannot catch K9isadog’s (88).
109 min: Rjmech (3rd) runs into Suetman123’s two pair.
Quite a battle ensues now!
2nd break:
Heads up:        K9isadog    12000    -      Suetman123    12500
125 min:          K9isadog    20500    -      Suetman123      4000
130 min:          K9isadog    14500    -      Suetman123     10000
135 min:          K9isadog    16500    -      Suetman123       8000
140 min:          K9isadog      8900    -      Suetman123      15600
145 min:          K9isadog      7100    -      Suetman123      17400
150 min:          K9isadog     16400    -      Suetman123       8100 
133 min: K9isadog (2nd) has (KJ) and Suetman123 calls with (Q8) and hits a [Q] on the turn!
Congratulations to Suetman123 on her 5th NPP win!
1st – Suetman123
2nd – K9isadog 
3rd – Rjmech
4th – Pre01
5th – Absea98
6th – Mikeniks-Faldo
7th – T3chlady
8th – Tigercub8189
9th – Tomservo2
10th – Sanster89 
11th – Wingsfancurt
12th – Lump2
13th – Derf-63
14th – ThePunk75
15th – LittleRedElf

The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!