Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Derf-63 Wins for the Second Time in 2013

Danica Patrick runs fast and hot after Derf-63!
Derf-63 built a big stack at his first table and then continued his run at the final table. With this win, Derf-63 joins the crowd chasing Faldo for the 3rd seat in the NPP final.

T3chlady and Pre01 also can run down Faldo to win the 3rd quarter seat.

Ah, but here is the rub! Faldo is a wildcard! If he wins the seat, the second place player also gets a seat!

So, the real leader is T3chlady, who is being chased by Derf-63, Pre01, and LittleRedElf.

As always, an exciting finish all the way to the final week in Quarter Three!

Sorry for the lack of record keeping, but Faldo is trying to WIN A SEAT here!

On to the action:

4 min:  Sanster89 (15th) Missed it playing my own hand.

34 min: Spunkykim (14th) Missed it playing my own hand.

38 min: LittleRedElf (13th) Missed it playing a hand.

50 min: Pre01 (12th) Missed it.

52 min: Greggst49 (11th) Missed it playing a hand.

53 min: Tomservo2 (10th) sees his (KK) run into Derf-63’s (AA)! Ouch!!!

54 min: K9isadog (9th) blinded out.

55 min: Douge2 (8th) blinded out.

1st break:

Derf-63    5925

Lump2   6249

T3chlady    4759

Absea98   1865

Theedouble*d    1587

Mikeniks-Faldo    775

KingBing420     340

68 min: A short-stacked (SS) KingBing420 (7th) has (KK) and loses to Lump2’s (Ts 5s) with runner – runner spades! Ouch!

71 min: A SS Theedouble*d (6th) has to go with (55) but Lump2 has (66).

77 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (5th) goes with (AK) and loses a coin flip to Derf-63 with (22).

87 min: A SS Absea98 (4th) runs into Derf-63’s full house.

90 min: A SS T3chlady (3rd) goes with (KJ) and cannot catch Derf-63 with (A8).

Heads up:        Derf-63    13800    -      Lump2     5300

95 min:            Derf-63      9800    -      Lump2     9300

100 min:            Derf-63      9800    -      Lump2     9300

101 min: Lump2 (2nd) goes with (66) but Derf-63 has (TT).

Congratulations to Derf-63 on his 7th NPP win!

1st – Derf-63

2nd – Lump2

3rd – T3chlady

4th – Absea98

5th – Mikeniks-Faldo

6th – Theedouble*d

7th – KingBing420 

8th – Douge2

9th – K9isadog

10th – Tomservo2

11th – Greggst49

12th – Pre01

13th – LittleRedElf

14th – Spunkykim

15th – Sanster89

The 3rd Quarter Standings and Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Education Continutes at NPP

Manure... An interesting fact
Manure : In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be transported by ship and it was also before the invention of commercial fertilizers, so large shipments of manure were quite common.

It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, not only did it become heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by product is methane gas of course. As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles, you can guess what could (and did) happen.

 Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

Several ships – and people - were destroyed in this manner before it was determined just

what was happening.
 After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the instruction
' Stow high in transit '
on them, which meant for the sailors to stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane.

Thus evolved the term ' S.H.I.T ' , (Stow High In Transit) which has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very day.
You probably did not know the true history of this word. Neither did I. I had always thought it was a golf term.

 And Where it Comes From
 A guy traveling through Mexico on vacation lost his wallet and all of his identification. Cutting his trip short, he attempted to make his way home but was stopped by the U.S. Customs Agent at the border.

"May I see your identification, please?" asked the agent.
"I'm sorry, but I lost my wallet," replied the guy.

"Sure buddy, I hear that every day. No ID, no entry," said the agent.
"But I can prove I'm an American!" he exclaimed. "I have a picture of Ronald Reagan tattooed on one side of my butt and George Bush on the other."

"This I gotta see, "replied the agent.
With that, the guy dropped his pants and showed the agent his behind.

"By golly, you're right!" exclaimed the agent. "Have a safe trip back to Chicago ...."
"Thanks!" he said. "But how did you know I was from Chicago ?"

The agent replied, "I recognized Obama in the middle."

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

K9isadog Wins for the 5th Time This Season!

Waiting for the winner K9isadog back in the NPP Lounge.
K9isadog has almost double the wins this season as his next closest competitor (3), but is not in the race quite yet for the 3rd quarter seat. But that could change. The only thing stopping K9isadog….is K9isadog. He misses too many nights first of all …and second, his aggressive play gets him wins and not very many place finishes. And with spotty attendance, he sometimes comes up just short. He had three wins last quarter but could not win the seat.

Well, he is back in this race …..so look out everyone!

Pre01 is another great player who cannot make every week. Faldo used that to full advantage to wrestle the point lead away from Pre01. But Pre01 is still the “leader” as Faldo is a wildcard and cannot take a seat from anyone. So, it is still Pre01’s seat to hang on to.

Tough duty for Faldo to face LittleRedElf and K9isadog – heads up – in back to back weeks! Where is Faldo’s hazard pay?

NPP welcomes a new player tonight - Spunkykim. Kim found out about us thru knowing Derf-63.
She learned that Derf-63 has been a proud long standing member of NPP.
She learned that Derf-63 knows Faldo. Derf has met Faldo. Derf has associated with Faldo.
She joined anyway because of everyone else in the league!
Welcome Spunky!

On to the action

23 min: Derf-63 (14th) Missed it playing a hand.

35 min: A short-stacked (SS) Wingsfancurt (13th) loses to LittleRedElf’s two pair.

40 min: A SS Lump2 (12th) has (AcKc) and loses the coin flip to Theedouble*d with (QQ).

42 min: A SS Spunkykim (11th) runs into LittleRedElf’s quad Eights.

47 min: Suetman123 (10th) missed it as the table closed.

50 min: T3chlady  (9th) runs into K9isadog’s quad Eights.

51 min: Tomservo2 (8th) blinds out.

53 min: Pre01 (7th) blinds out.

1st break:

K9isadog    7905

LittleRedElf   4315

Mikeniks-Faldo    4280

Theedouble*d    2307

KingBing420    1213

Absea98     980

62 min: A SS KingBing420 (6th) sees her (QQ) lose to LittleRedElf’s (A8) when an Ace flops.

70 min: A SS Absea98 (5th) sees his (99) run into Mikeniks-Faldo’s (TT).

77 min: Theedouble*d (4th) sees his (KK) lose to Mikeniks-Faldo’s straight on the river!

90 min: A SS LittleRedElf (3rd) has to go with (A7) and runs into K9isadog’s (AQ).

Heads up:    K9isadog    10600    -      Mikeniks-Faldo     10400

95 min:      K9isadog      7200    -      Mikeniks-Faldo       13800

100 min:     K9isadog    15200    -      Mikeniks-Faldo       5800

105 min:     K9isadog    15800    -      Mikeniks-Faldo       5200

110 min:     K9isadog    14800    -      Mikeniks-Faldo       6200

2nd break:      K9isadog    18200    -      Mikeniks-Faldo      2800

122 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (2nd) has to go with (AT) but K9isadog has (AJ).

Congratulations to K9isadog on his 16th NPP win!

1st – K9isadog

2nd – Mikeniks-Faldo

3rd – LittleRedElf

4th – Theedouble*d

5th – Absea98

6th – KingBing420

7th – Pre01

8th – Tomservo2

9th – T3chlady

10th – Suetman123 

11th – Spunkykim

12th – Lump2

13th – Wingsfancurt

14th – Derf-63

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

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Faldo is Glad it is Still Golf Season

David Feherty is a Golf Channel announcer who finds very unique, colorful and uninhibited ways of explaining or describing whatever is on his mind...... Probably always on time delay these days. Feherty Quotes:

“Fortunately, he (Rory) is 22 years old so his right wrist should be the strongest muscle in his body.”

“That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn’t find it if it was wrapped in bacon.”

“I am sorry Nick Faldo couldn’t be here this week. He is attending the birth of his next wife.”

“They don’t do comedy at the Masters. The Masters, for me, is like holding onto a really big collection of gas for a week. It’s like having my buttocks surgically clenched at Augusta General Hospital on Wednesday, and surgically unclenched on Monday on the way to Hilton Head.”

Jim Furyk’s swing - “It looks like an octopus falling out of a tree.”

“He’s (Luke Donald) a bloody walking ATM. I slid my AmEx between the cheeks of his ass and out popped $500.”

Describing VJ's prodigious practice regime - "VJ hits more balls than Elton John's chin."

"That's a great shot with that swing."

"It's OK - the bunker stopped it."

At Augusta 2011 - "It's just a glorious day. The only way to ruin a day like this would be to play golf on it."

"That was a great shot - if they'd put the pin there today."

"Everything moves except his bowels."

"Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff."

A Golf Ethics Question
What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes. You had the honor and hit your ball a modest two hundred fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin.
Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway. Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball. Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match."

You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin. About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!". The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole.

Now here is the ethical dilemma:

Do you pull the cheating bastards ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faldo Wins for the 2nd Time This Year

Waiting patiently for Faldo to finish signing autographs.
Well it was a struggle as it always is against this group. But to be heads up against the legend - LittleRedElf - is a little overwhelming! You need three things to defeat The Elf; Luck, cold cards for The Elf and ....alot of luck. Faldo got all that.....and some luck, too.
Things really tighten up in the race for the 3rd quarter seat. Remember Faldo is a wild card, and - if he accidentally and by some miracle wins the seat - the second place person also wins a seat in the finals. So, with Faldo hanging around….all things are possible for anyone even close to the top of the 3rd quarter.
Preo1 – who cannot play every week, which makes it all that much more amazing – is still leading the 3rd quarter.
T3chlady and LittleRedElf just keep plugging along – seemingly picking up points every round.
But virtually every player is only a win or two away from sailing by. It should be a very exciting finish ….as it always is!
On to the action:
6 min: Wingsfancurt (13th) has (AQ) but Theedouble*d has (AK).
25 min: A short-stacked 95corolla (12th) has (KQ), but LittleRedElf has (KK).
37 min: Derf-63 (11th) Missed it playing my hand.
47 min: Sanster89 (10th) Missed it as the table closed too fast.
53 min: Theedouble*d (9th) runs into Tomservo2’s quad Tens! Didn’t Tom just have quad Kings a minute ago??
55 min: A SS Suetman123 (8th) runs into Absea98’s two pair.
1st break:
Tomservo2    6250
Absea98   4035
Lump2   2615
Mikeniks-Faldo     2550
T3chlady   2110
LittleRedElf   1735
Wwsatando    205
70 min: Wwsatando (7th) blinded out.
90 min: A SS Tomservo2 (6th) has (AJ) but Mikeniks-Faldo has (As Qs)! Ouch!
100 min: A SS Lump2 (5th) loses to LittleRedElf’s pair of Aces.
112 min: Absea98 (4th) has to go with (AQ) but loses a coin flip as LittleRedElf has (JJ).
115 min: A SS T3chlady (3rd) goes with (66) but loses a coin flip to LittleRedElf’s (KJ) with a [J] on the turn.
2nd break:
LittleRedElf    13440
Mikeniks-Faldo   6060
125 min:        LittleRedElf      10,900      -      Mikeniks-Faldo       8,600
130 min:        LittleRedElf        8,600      -      Mikeniks-Faldo      10,900
135 min:        LittleRedElf        9,700      -      Mikeniks-Faldo      10,000
140 min:        LittleRedElf        6,800      -      Mikeniks-Faldo      11,800
145 min:        LittleRedElf       10,200      -      Mikeniks-Faldo       9,300
147 min:  A SS LittleRedElf (2nd) has to go with (Kd 2d) but Mikeniks-Faldo has (K8).
1st – Mikeniks-Faldo
2nd – LittleRedElf
3rd – T3chlady
4th – Absea98
5th – Lump2
6th – Tomservo2
7th – Wwsatando
8th – Suetman123
9th – Theedouble*d
10th – Sanster89
11th – Derf-63
12th – 95corolla
13th – Wingsfancurt

The 3rd Quarter Standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Suetman123 Wins for the 2nd Time in 2103

The Ladies of NPP are making the guys take one right on the jaw.
The Ladies of NPP are kicking the men’s butts lately. KingBing420 last week and Suetman123 this week. 
Suetman123 (Claudia) moves up to 19th on the Walk of Fame!

The guys better kick it up a notch. The ladies are not taking prisoners right now.
Darn. But I digress.

Pre01 still hangs on to the league lead, but Derf-63 and Suetman123 made up some ground on him. Somehow, Faldo is still hanging around.
The man’s got alligator blood! And cold cards after the 1st break.

On to the action:
8 min:  A short-stacked (SS) Wingsfancurt (15th) Missed it playing my own hand/
26 min: A SS Wwsatando (14th) has to go with a flush draw, and misses. So Mikeniks-Faldo’s (AA) hold up.
28 min: T3chlady (13th) Missed it playing a hand.
35 min: A SS LittleRedElf (12th) has to go with a pair of Jacks but Sanster89 paired his Aces.
37 min: Absea98 (11th) Missed it playing a hand.
48 min: Tomservo2 (10th) blinded out.
1st break:
Mikeniks-Faldo    4740
Suetman123    3305
Derf-63    2990
Lump2   2550
Theedouble*d    2410
Sanster89    1880
95corolla     1800
Tigercub8189    1755
Pre01   1070
62 min: Sanster89(9th) has a hand that is out-kicked by Theedouble*d.
82 min: A SS Theedouble*d (8th) sees his (99) run into Suetman123’s (JJ).
84 min: A SS Lump2 (7th) loses a coin flip with (88) to Mikeniks-Faldo with (AK) and an Ace on the flop.
86 min: A SS 95corolla (6th) has to go with (22) and is run down by Suetman123’s two pair.
93 min: A SS Tigercub8189 (5th) goes with (AJ) and loses a coin flip to Pre01 with (77).
95 min: A SS Pre01 (4th) goes with (KT) but loses a coin flip runing into Derf-63’s (77).
99 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) goes with (KJ) (95%) and Derf-63 (5%) has only (KT), but a [T] arrives on the flop.
Heads up:        Derf-63    13300    -      Suetman123     5800
105 min:           Derf-63   16700    -      Suetman123     9200
110 min:           Derf-63   10600    -      Suetman123     11900
112 min: Derf-63 (2nd) has (A3) and Suetman123 has (A6) and both pair their bottom card!
Congratulations to Suetman123 on her 6th NPP win!
1st – Suetman123
2nd – Derf-63
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo
4th – Pre01
5th – Tigercub8189
6th – 95corolla
7th – Lump2
8th – Theedouble*d
9th – Sanster89
10th – Tomservo2
11th – Absea98
12th – LittleRedElf
13th – T3chlady
14th – Wwsatando
15th – Wingsfancurt

The 3rd Quarter Standings and Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Dropping in to play at the World Series of Poker or Chess at the US Open?

Either way....you know.....people are not there to give you a warm fuzzy feeling!
But you knew that when you strapped on the chute and got on the plane.

Suck it up .......cupcake!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

KingBing420 Wins for the 1st Time for 2013

The Ladies of NPP are all class!
KingBing420 put herself in the hunt for the 3rd quarter seat in the NPP finals with this win! 
The Ladies of NPP can play some poker! Well done.
Pre01 finished 2nd and takes back the 3rd quarter lead from T3chlady. It’s going to be another great race to the end.
Sorry Faldo had to miss the action this round. Faldo is playing chess at the US Open in Madison, Wisconsin.
It must be a Tuesday night thing because Faldo’s chess round was just like his NPP rounds. 
Faldo left the chess round beaten and broken Tuesday night. Chess board, poker table – whatever – the result was the same.
Here are the final standings for Tuesday night.
Congratulations to KingBing420 on her 3rd NPP win!

  1. KingBing420
  2. Pre01
  3. Derf-63
  4. Absea98
  5. Tigercub8189
  6. LittleRedElf
  7. Lunp2
  8. Wingsfancurt
  9. Tomservo2
  10. ThePunk75
  11. Greggst49
  12. Sanster89
  13. T3chlady
The 3rd quarter standings and the Total Point Standings are on the right side of the blog.