With a little help from the cards and my fellow players, yours truly managed to take first place on the night. Like Eli, there were several comebacks as I was close to the felt early on and I got bailed out with a chopped pot after making a horrible call against Nance. Heads up, it was me and Larry – not unlike Eli versus Brady. Larry, like Tom Brady, was the favorite with his huge chip stack – which he accumulated somewhat fortuitously. But he couldn’t put me away, and lost the next hand after refusing my generous offer to chop, Henry put up another good showing in 3rd place and Kadlec was close to his third win on the year with a 4th place finish.
It goes without saying, but Eli is my favorite QB. Not a coincidence I won after naming this tournament after him. Don’t want to jinx anything – but take the points.
Will update website as soon as I can and next game is February 16th. Thanks to Gregg for the snacks, and have a nice weekend.
On a night with no Begs, one expects a more enjoyable evening. Why? No Begs, less suck outs, less heart breaks equals more enjoyment. In general that was the case, with a few exceptions. Fan favorite Perlmutter had his eyes on first place in the standings, but after an early chip lead he was out kicked by JZ on the river and finished in 7th. A rare appearance by Henry ended with him finishing on the bubble after playing very well on the night. But the king of heart breaks must belong to JZ. Sporting a new very attractive sweater and a professional demeanor, he was the juggernaut last night. Down to 5 players, he had several kills under his belt (including his nemesis RFG) and a healthy chip lead. He seemed destined for a high finish, until he called Mr. Kadlec’s all in shove with the same pair, but worse kicker for about 80% of his stack. He went on semi-tilt after that, finished in a disappointing fifth place, but was somewhat mollified by taking home two leftover meat lovers pizzas. After that victory, Dan cruised his way to a win on the night for the second time this year and for a whopping 68 points.
Although Mark was upset with me handing Nancy his winnings, he was happy to shed the bubble moniker with his 4th place finish, and yours truly adeptly finished in third. Congrads to Gregg, who by constantly thinking WWBD came out of nowhere to take 2nd. Don’t know what happened at the cash table, but it seems like it was fun. To the Yormak boys, remember you broke even and no one served you alcohol.