Friday, November 27, 2015

Tigercub8189 Wins for the 1st Time in 2015 - All But One Seat Taken

A cook in the NPP kitchen in standard work uniform.
Tigercub8189 could not win a seat in the NPP Final Tuesday, but he can give himself a chance in the Tournament of Champions now on Tuesday night!

He bested twelve players who showed up to play the last round. Johnied55 needed a last round win to win the last quarter seat. And with Suetman123 sitting out, all he had to do was win. But his 'need to win' aggressive play cost him and he was an early exit.

So the only thing left to settle was if someone without a win would make the TOC. Well Tigercub8189 stepped up and got it done! Congratulations! Now you get to play all the other winners to try and win the last seat in the NPP Final.

If someone with a seat already wins the TOC, then the seat is passed down to the highest finisher who does not have a seat yet. So - if you won a tournament this year and do not have a seat in the Finals yet - here is your big chance!

Who is in the TOC you ask? Here are your winners of the 48 NPP rounds:

Everyone else will be blocked from the TOC entry. But don't panic, you will be back for the action next year.
Here are your seat holders currently who cannot take a seat from the TOC victory. Those of you without a seat may want to cheer for them as well as yourself on Tuesday.
Absea98 - won seat 1
MikeniksFaldo - won seat 2
LittleRedElf - won seat 3
ThePunk75 - won seat 4
Suetman123 - won seat 5
Derf-63 - won 1st most points seat
K9isadog - won the 2nd most points seat

So these seven players may win the TOC but will not take a seat from the nine on the TOC qualifier list who do not. Faldo hopes to see a full 16 player tourney on Tuesday. See you then!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

K9isadog Wins for the 4th Time in 2015

Vida Guerra is floored in the NPP lounge by K9isadog's poker talent.
K9isadog a player! He hid in the weeds basically all season and at the last minute, it's he who nearly decides who is in and who is out!

K9isadog wins, but has no shot of winning the 4th quarter.
 K9 wins, but doesn't clinch a Total Point Seat .......yet.
But he clears nearly all the competition out of the way for Suetman123 - which in a round about way - really sets him up to win a Total Point seat. You see if and when Suetman123 wins the 4th quarter, she leaves the Total Point pool! With her out of the way, K9isadog is the Total Point leader.

The funny thing is.....where was K9isadog all year? Well, where he was ....was slowly and consistently gathering up points and then striking when the time was right.

95corolla finished 2nd out of 15 players.
Absea98 adds to his league leading total - finishing 3rd.
Rachael0388 finished 4th.
And Suetman123 does what leaders do - picked up points against some great and hungry poker players!

Its not over yet for Johnnied55. He can still overtake Suetman123 for the 4th quarter seat. It is his only shot for a regular season seat. Although he still has the Tournament of Champions tournament even if he fails to eak out Sue.

Now, for the Total Point Race. Suetman123 has one of the two Total Point seats locked up. Good for her as she has earned it!

K9isadog has Derf-63 looking over his shoulder. If Johnnied55 can pass Sue, then the race between K9 and Derf becomes a last round fight to the death. If Johnnied55 whiffs, then K9isadog and Derf-63 are in.

Be here for the drama! Be here to win the last week and get a seat in the Tournament of Champions - to win that - and get a seat in the NPP final!

We have one week left in the regular season. Be here for the conclusion - and get some practice for next year

Congratulations to K9isadog on his 20th NPP victory!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

NPP Takes on QuadZilla

This is what your hands looks like when you play against the NPP'ers! Beware!
A group of NPP veterans head out to show the poker world what we are all about. ThePunk75 is gracious enough to send in this report!

"This past Saturday afternoon, three current NPP players and one NPP legend competed in a two table monster stack holden tournament. 
TheeDouble*d, 95Corolla, The Punk75 and Matchy were the players and QuadZilla was the game.

The field ended up with 17 players and each was given 400k in tournament chips which was 400 BB to start.  95Corolla was seated at one table, Matchy, Punk and DD were seated at another. 

When seats were taken The Punk was seated directly to DD's left. DD was warned to to try his 10xBB raise on Punks big blind. Early on there was not many fireworks. Although an all in four bet was announced by 95 Corolla, it ended up not being called and word got back to our table it was KK vs AA. 

Matchy was the first casualty of the NPP group as he never got any traction. 

DD was next out of the group. 

I was card dead and short stacked and was waiting for any kind of all in hand. It finally came with A4, so my all in was anounced for 61k which was about 3x BB. The BB called with QJ. An ace of the flop gave me the double up I needed. 

My next double up came a few hands later when the SB raised me all in, in the BB I looked down at 44. Think for a minute and call. I flip them and ask if they are ahead. They are as he has J2. 5 cards that were not a jack hit the board and I was just a little more then  my starting stack.

The final table formed a few minutes later. 95Corolla and myself were both still short stacked compared to the remaining players. That would not last for long. Facing a min raise from the player next to me, I look down at AK and reraise all in , folds all around to the raiser, he tanks and calls with 88. An ace hit the flop and I have doubled up to 840K. The dinner break hits.

When play resumes, my cards catch fire as I quickly chip up to over 1 million. With 95Corolla in either SB or BB, I min raise to 120k and he announces all in for about 280k. I call , it my 10's vs AQ. The flop is rolled out slowly exposing an ace first.. I sigh.. then a 10, and then a fist pump. 

The knockout of 95Corolla gave me about 1.4 million. The heater continued on as I chipped up to over 2 million when we got to 4 handed and up to nearly 4 million at 3 handed play. 

While in the BB the small blind(and the short stack) limps for 120k, I look down at A7, I announce raise to 340k. The SB thinks then raises all in for 800k. I call and my A7 leads his K6. A seven on flop eliminates a couple of his outs but 2 bricks on turn and river brings us to heads up play. 

A quick chip count takes place and I have about a 1 millions chip lead. A brief chop is discussed but I want to play it out. Heads up play doesn't not last very long. 

I have AQ and want to set the trap. I limp into the BB hoping the BB will raise. Bingo, he raises to 360k. I pause, then announce reraise... to 1 million. He tanks. I say I've always wanted to say  "I raise to 1 million". Yes it was as awesome as I thought it would be! 

He re-raises all in. I snap call. Its my AQ VS AJ.

A stupid Jack then hits the flop. Really? Then 2 bricks. Im crippled to about 900 k. 2 hands later it ended my A4 vs KQ, with 2 kings on the flop. So I ended up with 2nd place." - ThePunk75

Great job and great report ThePunk75!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Johnnied55 Wins for the 3rd Time in 2015

Sara Jean Underwood and friends stop by NPP lounge for Johnnied55.
This is what is known as 'making a run' for the title! The 4th quarter title to be exact.

Johnnied55 has won three times this quarter to get close enough to our long-time leader Suetman123, to make the last two rounds of the 4th quarter - extremely exciting!

Now Johnnie and Sue are not the only ones still with a shot at the 4th quarter seat in the finals.

Tomservo2, Theedouble*d and Douge2 are also in the hunt!

Then of course there are the two seats for most points without a quarter win. Suetman123 looks to be in great shape to grab one of those - if she doesn't win this quarter.

Derf-63, K9isadog, T3chlady and Sanster89 all have a stake in that race - as well as the three players already mentioned!

They all have to simultaneously root for Sue to win the 4th quarter (taking her out of the Total Points Seat race) - while picking up much needed points themselves to move into - or stay in the top two of points earned for the year. Or enough points to pass both Sue and Johnnie! Decisions - decisions!

The best plan is to finish as high as you can and let the chips (pun intended) fall where they may.

So, that is a total of nine players still with a chance for the 3 remaining seats available via points.
HOLD ON - there is more!

Winners of a tournament are eligible for the Tournament of Champions. The highest finisher in that tournament - who does not have a seat yet - also wins a seat in the Finals.

So, if you have not won yet this year - you still have a shot at yet another chance to make it to the NPP Big Dance!

The bottom line is - for the best in on - line league poker action (actually the best poker action on the internet - free or not) Niks Poker Palace is the place to be!
See you Tuesday.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

A Public Service Poster

.....and told that Santa said they get everything they want this Xmas!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Theedouble*d Wins for the 4th Time in 2015

Theedouble*d won alot more than the shirt off of LeeAnn Tweeden!
Faldo didn’t see the win, but Theedouble*d got himself back in the chase for the 4th and final seat in the NPP Final with this win.

Tomservo2 followed up his win from last week with a 2nd place finish.

ThePunk75 already has his seat, but took the PokerStars chips for a 3rd place finish.

T3chlady seems to be making a late move and picked up points again with a 4th place finish.

Johnnied55 took the 5th place points and continuing his run for the last seat.

The players are here every Tuesday night. The challenge to play some of the best players in Michigan and a few other states is available every Tuesday night. Be here!