Thursday, February 27, 2014

NPP Old School Returned at Matchy’s

Jennifer Walcott loves herself some Niks Poker Palace.
Beerhog had a poker Jones. Oh, and - a rare these days - hall pass.  
Beerhog is starting to get those hall passes about as often as Davethedog – which is close to never.
Usually they now get about 2 a year and still have to both be home when the bracelet around their junk shocks them.
I think these two went to the same place to get neutered. That is a post for another time. I digress.
Beerhog, Faldo and Matchy rounded up some players from the old NPP limit poker days, and the Matchy no-limit days and had an old fashioned limit poker game!
It was a great time and it was nice to go back to the times when you could sit back - drink a beer (or 10) - and see a flop - without a great starting hand. Faldo even played more than his usual 2 hands an hour. Faldo got crazy and got all the way up to ………..3 hands an hour! Obviously Faldo was drinking heavily and playing like a maniac!
The line-up was Matchy, Gridlock, Dan the Man, 95corolla, Thai Food, Faldo, Beerhog, Greg and Greggst.
The one thing we forgot to do was the closing No – Limit Holdem tournament to close the night. In order to satisfy the No – Limit players, the old NPP added this wrinkle.
We would play limit until midnight or 1am or so, and then close the night with a No – Limit sit-n-go. That gave the No Limit players their fix and as players got eliminated, they would head home. Not a bad system.
Maybe next time……and I think there will definitely be a next time. Thanks for hosting Matchy!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Douge2 Wins for the Second Time in 2014

Tanya Robinson preparing for Douge2.
Douge2 did what he had to do – including a win in the heads up battle with Rjmech to take full control of 2nd place in the 1stquarter standings. Remember, with Faldo leading, 2nd place is as good as first! Faldo does not take a seat.

NPP also welcomes another new player to the our stable of great players - j3gamble. Welcome Josh.

On to the action
3 min: Lump2 (14th) Missed it playing a hand.
17 min: Suetman123 (13th) sees her two pair lose to Douge2’s full house.
26 min: Derf-63 (12th) Missed it.
29 min: LittleRedElf (11th) Missed it.
32 min: Sanster89 (10th) runs into Rjmech’s flush.
43 min: Tomservo2 (9th) runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s flopped two pair.
49 min:  T3chlady (8th) sees her (AJ) run into Absea98’s (JJ).
1st break:
Douge2    6545
Rjmech    6205
95corolla    2795
Absea98    2565
Mikeniks-Faldo    2010
J3gamble    760
K9isadog     120
63 min: K9isadog (7th) blinds out.
68 min: A short-stacked (SS) J3gamble (6th) sees his (KK) run into 95corolla’s (AA).
81 min: A SS Absea98 (5th) loses a coin flip with (TT) to 95corolla’s (AQ) when an [Q] hits the river.
84 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (4th) goes with (AQ) and loses a coin flip to Douge2’s (JJ).
87 min: A SS 95corolla (3rd) goes with two pair but Douge2 has a bigger two pair.
Heads up:    Rjmech     9300    -      Douge2     11700
95 min:         Rjmech     12600    -      Douge2     8400
98 min: Rjmech (2nd) goes with (99) but Douge2 hits two pair.
Congratulations to Douge2 on his 11th NPP win!
1st – Douge2
2nd – Rjmech
3rd – 95corolla
4th – Mikeniks-Faldo
5th – Absea98
6th – J3gamble
7th – K9isadog
8th – T3chlady
9th – Tomservo2
10th – Sanster89
11th – LittleRedElf
12th – Derf-63
13th – Suetman123
14th – Lump2
The 1st Quarter Standings on the right side of the blog!

Friday, February 21, 2014

One Tin Country Dies Away

Listen children to a story,
That was written long ago,
About a Conservative country on a mountain,
And the Liberal Valley folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure,
Buried deep beneath the stone.
And the Valley people swore,
They would have it for their very own.

So the Liberals of the Valley,
Sent a message up the hill.
Demanding all the buried treasure,
Tons of “evil profit” for which they’d kill.

Came an answer from the Mountain people,
“With our brothers, we will share.
All the secrets of our mountain,
And the way to all the riches we have here.”

Now the Valley cried with anger!
Mount your horses, draw your swords!
And they killed the Mountain people,
So they won their just rewards.

Now the Liberals stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it.
“Work hard and follow the Ten Commandments” was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of equality.
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing,
Come the judgment day.
On the bloody morning after,
One Liberal Dictator will rule……their way.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Faldo Wins for the 2nd Time in 2014

Letizia Filippi is waiting for
What is going on here? Faldo hit some turns. Then Faldo hit some rivers. Then Faldo hit flops! Then Faldo got lucky. Then Faldo got cards.
Faldo will admit it. Faldo did not have to play great poker tonight to win. Faldo simply played his hands and they all held up.
Faldo stretched his lead – but remember – 2nd place also gets a seat if Faldo can hang on. So, 2nd place is as good as first right now.
I’m telling you – NPP is the place to play. Get in the game.
On to the action:
11 min: Rjmech (17th) Missed it.
15 min: Pre01 (16th) Missed it.
20 min: 95corolla (15th) Missed it.
24 min: ThePunk75 (14th) goes with (AQ) and runs into Tomservo2’s (AK).
31 min: Wwsatando (13th) Missed it.
32 min: Suetman123 (12th) Missed it.
33 min: Tomservo2 (11th) hits a straight but Mikeniks-Faldo hits quad Eights! Ouch!
49 min: Lump2 (10th) Missed it.
1st break:
LittleRedElf    6360
K9isadog    6247
Douge2     4055
Mikeniks-Faldo   3150
Tim481     2450
Sanster89    1370
T3chlady     1195
Absea98    473
Derf-63    200
63 min: Derf-63 (9th) Blinded out.
80 min: Absea98 (8th) Missed it.
87 min:  Sanster89 (7th) hits two pair and loses to Douge2’s flush.
90 min:  A short-stacked (SS) LittleRedElf (6th) hits trips but loses to Douge2’s full house.
98 min: Douge2 (5th) goes with (Ad Qd) but Mikeniks-Faldo has (KK).
102 min: A SS K9isadog (4th) hits two pair but Mikeniks-Faldo has trip Kings.
103 min: A SS Tim481 (3rd) goes with (AQ) but loses the coin flip to Mikeniks-Faldo’s (44).
Heads up:     Mikeniks-Faldo   22000      -      T3chlady   3500
110 min:       Mikeniks-Faldo   22500      -      T3chlady   3000
113 min: T3chlady (2nd) goes with (AQ) and Mikeniks-Faldo has (Kd4d) and hits a [4].
1st – Mikeniks-Faldo
2nd – T3chlady
3rd – Tim481 
4th – K9isadog
5th – Douge2
6th – LittleRedElf
7th – Sanster89
8th – Absea98
9th – Derf-63
10th – Lump2
11th – Tomservo2  
12th – Suetman123
13th – Wwsatando
14th – ThePunk75
15th – 95corolla
16th – Pre01
17th – Rjmech
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Rjmech Wins for the 2nd Time in 2014

Faldo told you Rjmech would be back in the winner's circle in 2014. Faldo was just hoping it was next quarter is all.
Waiting back in the NPP Winner's Lounge for RJ
With his two wins, he is right back in the hunt for the 1st seat in the NPP Finals.

On to the action:
7 min: Derf-63 (13th) Other table.
16 min: A short-stacked (SS) T3chlady (12th) sees her pair of Jacks run into Rjmech’s pair of Kings. It was on the other table, but Faldo caught it anyway.
19 min: LittleRedElf (11th) Other table.
33 min: 95corolla (10th) runs into Lump2’s pair of Kings.
49 min: A SS ThePunk75 (9th) is double-teamed as Lump2 and Rjmech split his chips.
51 min: K9isadog (8th) blinds out.
53 min: Douge2 (7th) blinds out.
54 min: A SS Absea98 (6th) runs into Mikeniks-Faldo’s pair of Aces.
1st break:
Lump2    6100
Rjmech     5240
Mikeniks-Faldo   3660
Sanster89    3300
Suetman123    1200

70 min: A SS Suetman123 (5th) with (66) loses a coin flip to Sanster89 with (Ah Kh) when an [A] hits the river.
80 min: A SS Mikeniks-Faldo (4th) goes with (A6) (40%) against Rjmech’s (A5) (25%), but a [5] hits on the flop.
87 min: Lump2 (3rd) sees his two pair run into Rjmech’s trip Kings.
Heads up:        Rjmech      15500      -      Sanster69       4000

89 min:  A SS Sanster89 (2nd) has to go with (66) and Rjmech has (A8). When the flop and turn come down [TJT4], Sanster89 is a 4 to 1 favorite, but when a [J] hits the river, Rjmech’s Ace kicker wins!

Congratulations to Rjmech on his 14th NPP win.
1st – Rjmech
2nd – Sanster89
3rd – Lump2
4th – Mikeniks-Faldo
5th – Suetman123
6th – Absea98
7th – Douge2
8th – K9isadog
9th – ThePunk75
10th – 95corolla
11th – LittleRedElf
12th – T3chlady
13th – Derf-63

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Admit it Men.........We All Do It!

It's not our fault. We have to.....and you ladies want us to.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Lump2 Wins for the 1st Time in 2014

Lump2's play knocks her socks off..........among other things.
And it won’t be the last. Lump2 took control early and never relinquished the chip lead. It was textbook play on how to use the “big stack”. Twss!

But, we have a lot of that type of play here with the talent in this group of poker players.

The race is tight and no one has pulled away. There is still time to challenge for the first chair in the NPP Finals. Join today.

On to the action!
2 min: Rjmech (15th) sees his Trips lose to Sanster89’s full house.
3 min: Douge2 (14th) sees his Trips lose to Absea98’s full house. It’s an over-saturated house market!
20 min: Tomservo2 (13th)
27 min: Derf-63 (12th) sees his (KK) run into Mikeniks-Faldo’s (AA)! Ouch!
40 min: LittleRedElf (11th)
44 min: ThePunk75 (10th) blinds out.
45 min: Sanster89 (9th)
50 min: Tim481 (8th) blinds out.
55 min: K9isadog (7th) blinds out.

1st break:
Lump2    9800
Mikeniks-Faldo    4233
Suetman123    3880
T3chlady     2410
Absea98    1347
95corolla    730

72 min: 95corolla (6th) loses to Suetman123’s flush.
73 min: T3chlady (5th) with (AA) loses to Suetman123’s flush! Some more bad breaks for T3, but Faldo must note that her short-stack play tonight was a thing of beauty! “Techlady” will be heard from before this season is over. Trust me.

76 min: A short-stacked (SS) Absea98 (4th) runs into Lump2’s full house.
98 min: A SS Suetman123 (3rd) sees her (88) lose to Lump2’s (QQ).
Heads up:        Lump2    13600    -      Mikeniks-Faldo     8900

100 min:  Mikeniks-Faldo(2nd) tries to force things with (A9) and runs into Lump2’s (AT). Ouch! Faldo was two pips from greatness!

Congratulations to Lump2 on his 15th NPP win!
1st – Lump2
2nd – Mikeniks-Faldo
3rd – Suetman123
4th – Absea98
5th – T3chlady
6th – 95corolla
7th – K9isadog
8th – Tim481
9th – Sanster89 
10th – ThePunk75
11th – LittleRedElf
12th – Derf-63
13th – Tomservo2
14th – Douge2
15th – Rjmech
The 1st Quarter Standings are on the right side of the blog!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

An Open Letter to Democrats

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, the mainstream media, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1930's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of
America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. Then we conservatives will give you first pick! Can’t get any better social justice than that!

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

We'll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them.

We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, FOX News, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you ABC. CBS, NBC MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times and Hollywood.

You can make nice with
Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon, electric car and moped you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

We'll keep "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", “America the Beautiful” and "The National Anthem."

I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute "Imagine," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "Kum Ba Ya" or "We Are the World.”

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

You would agree to this, right? After all, except for us not there to pay for it, it is everything you say you want. Have at it.

In the spirit of friendly parting, we conservatives want to talk with you in 5 years and see which one of us is dong better. Until then, good luck to you liberals.

The Tea Party
P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Barbara Streisand, & Jane Fonda with you.
P.S.S. And, don’t worry. You won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.