Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Faldo Squeaks Out a Victory

Waiting in Faldo's suite at Niks Poker Palace. It's hard work being Faldo.
In spite of one of the dumbest plays Faldo has ever made (and he has made many), Faldo comes back to win it from a hard – charging Douge2.
Douge2 has been on fire in this 1st quarter. In spite of Faldo’s win, Douge2 still holds the lead in the 1st quarter. Nice rounding Douge2.
The rest of the field had to be rooting for Faldo because Douge2 would have been pulling away with another win. But with Faldo playing Faldo’esqe poker, they had to be worried.
The hand will be explained below – where it happened.
We welcomed a new player tonight – Tim481. He made the final table and actually earned points in his first tournament. Way to go Tim!
Anyway, the race is still tight for the 1st quarter seat, so come on and sign up!
On to the action:
24 min: Theedouble*d (16th)
25 min: Sanster89 (15th) sees his (Ad Kd) run into Douge2’s (AA).
30 min: Derf-63 (14th) runs into Tomservo2’s trip Sixes.
31 min: ThePunk75 (13th) ran into Tomservo2’s full house. Someone is hot!
34 min: A short-stacked (SS) Wingsfancurt (12th) with (AQ) loses to Tomservo2’s pair of Eights as an [8] hits the board. Yep, hot all right!
44 min: Tomservo2 (11th) sees his (TT) run into Mikeniks-Faldo’s (KK). Tom got cold.
52 min: 95corolla (10th) missed it as table closed.
53 min: K9isadog (9th) blinded out
1st break:
Douge2     5810
Tim481    5405
Mikeniks-Faldo    4303
Lump2    3497
Suetman123    2100
LittleRedElf    1530
T3chlady     690
Absea98    665
69 min: LittleRedElf (8th) with (55) runs into Absea98’s (KK).
74 min: A SS T3chlady (7th) runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s flush.
82 min: A SS Absea98 (6th) goes with (4) and runs into Lump2’s trip Queens.
91 min: A SS newcomer Tim481 (5th) loses to Lump2’s pair of Queens.
94 min: Suetman123 (4th) runs into Douge2’s pair of Jacks.
95 min: A SS Lump2 (3rd) with (KJ) falls to Mikeniks-Faldo’s pair of Twos.
Heads up:    Douge2   16700     -     Mikeniks-Faldo     7300
100 min:      Douge2   16100     -     Mikeniks-Faldo     7900
105 min:      Douge2    9000     -     Mikeniks-Faldo     15000
Mikeniks-Faldo has (QQ) and forgets himself for a minute – staring at those lovely Ladies. After the flop Faldo moves all-in on a flop of [7K3]! What can Douge2 possibly call with except a (K) or trip Threes or trip Sevens? Of course he calls with a King. A case can be made for moving in to prevent an Ace from falling, but a decent size bet and a re-raise all in by Douge2 would have been a whole lot cheaper.
Sometimes Faldo’s brain air locks.
110 min:      Douge2   20000     -     Mikeniks-Faldo     4000
115 min:      Douge2   12000     -     Mikeniks-Faldo     12000
117 min:  Douge2 (2nd) tries it with (JT) but Mikeniks-Faldo has (KJ).
1st – Mikeniks-Faldo
2nd – Douge2 
3rd – Lump2
4th – Suetman123
5th – Tim481
6th – Absea98
7th – T3chlady
8th - LittleRedElf
9th – K9isadog
10th – 95corolla
11th – Tomservo2
12th – Wingsfancurt
13th – ThePunk75  
14th – Derf-63
15th – Sanster89
16th – Theedouble*d
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

T3chlady Cashes in a Florida Tournament!

Three cheers for T3chlady!
In Sarasota FL there is a dog track and the upstairs of the main building is devoted to One Eyed Jacks Poker Room.
They have a tournament there almost every evening.
Saturday there were about 60 entries at $100 + 10. This particular tournament had a $25 bounty for each knockout.
First place paid $1300, second place $700, third $400, fourth $200
I played my regular game and stayed fairly static for the first couple of hours. There was a very aggressive woman at our table who was the female counterpart of RJ. She played very much like him. Anyway she was up and down in chips but always entering with a raise and always calling if she had any investment in a pot. I finally doubled up through her with AA against her AK. I felt fortunate that I got the call because the evening was advertising me a playing very tight. The fact of the matter was that I wasn’t getting very good cards and couldn’t push back with the weak hands I had.
So I drifted along with not much excitement and made it to the final table with a middle stack.
I mucked QQ and KK when an Ace appeared on the flop and as it turned out my folds were good ones. I would have lost. But those hands depleted my stack a bit with the blinds fairly high and me entering the hands with a raise.
Then I got QQ again. Three people before me went all in. I called, fully expecting to get beat – but I had a thought that at least two of the all-ins only had one Ace with some reasonable kicker. I was right. The three hands outside of mine were AK, A10 and JJ. The flop was Q85 which gave me my set and then it was followed by 59 for the full house. I quadrupled up and collected two bounties. I didn’t have enough chips to cover the side pot so that player earned the third bounty.
That brought us down to 6 players with four of us having most of the chips and the two others very short stacked. My string of weak hands continued and I pushed with AT but my opponent had a pair that held up. So I won two bounties and the 4th place money.
I would recommend this poker room if you find yourself in Florida.
On a side note, when I landed in Tampa coming into town, we stopped by the Hard Rock Seminole Casino and took a look at that poker room. It is absolutely huge! They were running the Friday night $230 deep stack tournament. About 50 entries. But the really impressive thing was that the poker room had about 50 tables (maybe more) and there was a line of people waiting to play cash. Unbelievable.
They don’t have evening tournaments on the weekends so I didn’t get to play there but maybe next time.
I hope I can go back in March for a shot at a WPT satellite. For $230 you can win a $5000 entry into a WPT event. Top 4 get the entry.
Thank you Jean and congratulations! See - this is why you practice at Niks Poker Palace!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Absea98 Wins and is in the Hunt for the 1st Quarter Seat

Absea98 makes his stand. But it does not look as good as Rachel's.
All Absea98 had to do was defeat the legend – LittleRedElf – heads up. That’s all.
Piece of cake……NOT! They had quite a heads up battle with LittleRedElf coming all the way back.
But Absea98 got it done in the end.
Douge2 – with his 3rd place finish – takes over the point lead in the first quarter. But he has a host of pursuers.
There is still time to get into this league and still win the 1st quarter. What are you waiting for?
On to the action!
17 min:  A short-stacked (SS) ThePunk75 (15th) sees his (99) lose to 95corolla’s pair of Kings.
22 min: Pre01 (14th) two pair loses to LittleRedElf’s bigger two pair.
25 min: K9isadog (13th)
27 min: Suetman123 (12th)
30 min: Tomservo2 (11th) has (99) but loses to Derf-63’s flush.
49 min: Sanster89 (10th)
54 min: T3chlady (9th) runs into Rjmech’s trip Kings!
1st break:
Absea98    4200
Rjmech    4130
Douge2    3310
Derf-63     3250
Theedouble*d    3050
Mikeniks-Faldo    1050
95corolla    995
65 min: 95carolla (8th)
75 min: Rjmech (7th) loses to Douge2’s flush.
82 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (6th) goes with (44) but loses the coin flip to LittleRedElf’s (Ad Kd) when a King flops.
99 min: A SS Theedouble*d (5th) Runs into Derf-63’s (88).
104 min: Derf-63 (4th) goes with (KK) but loses to Absea98’s flopped flush.
110 min: Douge2 (3rd) lost to Absea98’s flush.
Heads up:        Absea98    19000    -      LittleRedElf     3500
2nd Break:
Absea98    17700    -      LittleRedElf     4800
125 min:            Absea98    12500    -      LittleRedElf     10000
130 min:            Absea98     9300    -      LittleRedElf      13200
143 min:  LittleRedElf (2nd) with (Ah Jh) runs into Absea98’s (AA).
Congratulations to Absea98 on his 11th NPP win!
1st – Absea98
2nd – LittleRedElf
3rd – Douge2
4th – Derf-63
5th – Theedouble*d
6th – Mikeniks-Faldo
7th – Rjmech
8th – 95corolla
9th – T3chlady
10th – Sanster89  
11th – Tomservo2
12th – Suetman123
13th – K9isadog
14th – Pre01 
15th – ThePunk75
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Joe Citizen vs. Jose Illegal Alien

Jose and liberals are the weights. The US taxpayer are the arms. Get it now?
There are two families: "Joe Legal Citizen" and "Jose Illegal Alien". Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash "under the table".

Ready? Now pay attention...

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0 0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0..00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare.
Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has 9,631 .00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no insurance!" and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens (100% Democrat do), you are part of the problem! If you vote Democrat, you are lying to even call yourself an American. Americans don't destroy their own country with welfare, open borders and communism re-defined as "progressive" or "liberal".

We need to keep this going--we need to make changes ASAP!

It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans! What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Douge2 Wins His 1st NPP Tourney of the Year

Waiting for the winner ....Douge2....in the NPP Players Lounge
It was a crazy night! You could not get a short stack out it seemed like. There were a dozen comebacks – but not all successful completely. But still a lot of “chip and a chair” players returned into contenders. Even our winner Douge2 was very short-stacked at one time….but took the prize this evening.
This creates a log jam already at the top of the NPP standings. It's always an exciting race.
On to the action!
4 min:  Derf-63 (15th)
10 min: LittleRedElf (14th)
13 min: Wingsfancurt (13th)
47 min: Theedouble*d (12th) Blinds out.
48 min: Tomservo2 (11th) Blinds out.
49 min: Sanster89 (10th)
51 min: Rjmech (9th) runs into Suetman123’s quad Jacks!
54 min: ThePunk75 (8th) runs into Lump2’s trip Nines.
1st break:
Suetman123    6623
Mikeniks-Faldo    5330
Lump2    2610
95corolla    26
Douge2    2132
T3chlady    1643
Absea98    1145
94 min: 95corolla (7th) loses to Douge2’s full house.
103 min: T3chlady (6th) goes with (AK) but loses the coin flip to Douge2’s (77).
2nd Break:
Mikeniks-Faldo     10823
Lump2    4075
Douge2    4025
Suetman123    2826
Absea98    751
129 min: Lump2 (5th) Runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s straight.
134 min: Absea98 (4th)
140 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (3rd) (AJ) (73%) lost to Douge2 with (KJ) (23%). Then (22) lost the coin flip to Douge2 with (85). That’s poker. It’s also....... Faldo.
Heads up:        Douge2    15000    -      Suetman123     7500
143 min:  Suetman123 (2nd) runs into Douge2’s trip Tens.
Congratulations to Douge2 on his 10th NPP win!
1st – Douge2
2nd – Suetman123
3rd – Mikeniks-Faldo
4th – Absea98
5th – Lump2
6th – T3chlady
7th – 95corolla
8th – ThePunk75
9th – Rjmech
10th – Sanster89  
11th – Tomservo2
12th – Theedouble*d
13th – Wingsfancurt
14th – LittleRedElf
15th – Derf-63
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Rjmech Runs Over the NPP Line-up in 1st Tourney of 2014

Adriana Lime waits for the winner in the NPP suite.
Did you ever see the movie “The Silver Streak” when the train crashes thru the train station?
Well the NPP regulars were the plate glass windows, book shelves and cart stands as the Rjmech Express Streak came thru!

Rjmech had the most wins with seven last year, and he looks like he wants the win total title again.
It might be time for a secret bounty on a player. Prize – double points! Suggestions anyone?
On to the action:
8 min: Theedouble*d (16th)
12 min: T3chlady (15th)
13 min: Pre01 (14th)
20 min: Suetman123 (13th)
24 min: A short-stacked (SS) Douge2 (12th) with (33) loses a coin flip when Wingsfancurt with (Ah Qh) hits a [Q].
45 min: LittleRedElf (11th) Missed it.
52 min: K9isadog (10th) missed it as table closed.
54 min: Wingsfancurt (9th) with (TT) runs into Mikeniks-Faldo with (JJ). Ouch!
1st break:
Rjmech    11770
Mikeniks-Faldo    4420
Absea98   1855
Tomservo2     1830
Derf-63    1535
95corolla    1405
ThePunk75     1105
Lump2    80
62 min: A SS ThePunk75 (8th) with (Ah Qh) loses to Derf-63’s’s pair of Tens.
63 min: Lump2 (7th) blinds out.
72 min: A SS Absea98 (6th) goes with (A8) and runs into Rjmech’s (AK).
75 min: Derf-63 (5th)
79 min: Mikeniks-Faldo (4th) runs into Rjmech’s full house.
80 min: 95corolla’s (3rd)
Heads up:    Rjmech   18500     -     Tomservo2     5500
81 min: Tomservo2 (2nd) runs into Rjmech’s straight.
Congratulation to Rjmech on his 13th NPP win!
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Tomservo2
3rd – 95corolla
4th – Mikeniks-Faldo
5th – Derf-63
6th – Absea98  
7th – Lump2
8th - ThePunk75
9th – Wingsfancurt
10th – K9isadog
11th – LittleRedElf
12th – Douge2
13th – Suetman123
14th – Pre01
15th – T3chlady
16th – Theedouble*d
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Friday, January 03, 2014

How to Be a Good Wife from Home Economics Book - circa 1950

Standard position before asking to join husband in bed.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work weary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, papers etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables. Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to relax and unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children’s faces and hands (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer, and vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first – remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
Your goal: try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Don’t greet him with complaints and problems. Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or question his integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
A good wife always knows her place.