Finished at 69k in chips. About an average stack. Overplayed AJ and KQ suited in last 20 minutes which cost me 20k in chips. On the last hand of the night, with blinds at 250/500 got aces for first time. An ace was exposed so I bet 2k, and everyone folded which was a bummer. Other than that and a couple of other mistakes, thought I played pretty well for my first time and learned a lot. Though I might just fold Aq and AJ. Playing those hands easily cost 50k in chips. I would raise and get called, or call a raise, often double barell on cb after it missed and get called. Not sure how to play them and why I couldn’t scare anyone away. Am I that readable?

Wish I could say it was fun. Yesterday was the hardest I worked since my days trading at Bear Stearns. I have a new found appreciation for Begs achievement and I apologize to everyone I ever gave shit to for busting out early. Allegedly sitting to left of day 1 chip leader who has won a bracelet this year on day 2. Like my chances as long as I don’t get dealt Aq or aj too often.

Gl to today’s players.

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Blinds and Justice Tournament for Urban Justice Center


From: Begs
David Perlmutter‎ in action at final table in last night’s Urban Blinds and Justice charity poker tourney. Actor Dule Hill is on his left. Perlmutter finished 8th.

Yours truly finished 3rd and had the chip lead 4 handed before getting cold decked. Busted like a dozen people, maybe more.  Sucked out many times to get there including when my 95 o/s busted Eric Seidel after he shoved his short stack w J7 suited – I called from the Big blind. I got k8 to beat aq, kq to bust aq when a king flopped etc.

No, Dule Hill’s girlfriend did not have a wardrobe malfunction – that is how it was meant to be worn.

From: PMF

Here you guys are:

Dulé Hill’s Periscope Feed

Dulé Hill’s Twitter Feed

As always with Begs the story begins with a crazy run of cards. This one had Steve saying, “I really need to go home–I have to get up early” followed by 4 shoves and 4 wins, including making a runner-runner straight to knock out a woman who had the nerve to be surprised that he hit it.

From me:

Very fun event!  Begs was chip leader until he uncharacteristically  started playing with premium hands. Then things took a turn for the worse. He finished in 3rd, not 4th. I finished in 9, not 8. But it was 1:30 on a school night so things got a little foggy toward the end.

Begs had the misfortune of having a drunk woman standing behind him to the right narrating the final table to some unseen audience on her phone, probably on Periscope. She was nattering on and on and on. It took every ounce of his decency not to jam her phone where the sun don’t shine since she was plumping for Daniel Negreanu and Andy Frankenberger the whole time.

Vanessa Selbst, who organized the benefit is aces in my book, as is Andy F. Daniel was animated and fun, Erik Seidel was quiet and pleasant. Justin Pugh from the Giants just wanted to go get some sleep. He kept shoving and winning. That went on about an hour. If only the Giants could shove and win.

Eric Bogosian, one of my performance art heroes gone mainstream was very nice, too.

Dulé’s girlfriend got the décolletage trophy (turns out she is in HBO’s Ballers).

And here’s from my Periscope Feed

And here’s Daniel Negreanu’s Periscope Feed



9-17-15 Results

The commissioner writes:

Don’t mess with the birthday boy was the theme of last night’s game.  Play around the bubble tightened up, and Ben’s big stack whittled away as us short stocks managed to survive.  With Kadlec in big blind and no callers, Ben limped in the small holding Kks. Ben then bet into a seemingly innocent flop of 10, 9, 7,  and Dan, putting on one of the great acting jobs I have seen in NCPT lore, made a crying call.  A junk turn, an all in, yada yada, made Ben bubble boy as Dan flipped over j8. Down to five, play picked up.  Mr. Warm took 5th, non-member  Ginsburg 4th, and yours truly finished third.  Mr. Silverman and the birthday boy ended up splitting first place prize and points as it was 1 am and their stacks where pretty even.

Fun time, think even an illegal immigrant would have enjoyed last night.  I will post results as soon as I can.  

PS: We’re working with Flopthenuts on a new Fantasy Poker concept a la DraftKings and FanDuel. Stay tuned. This is going to be HUGE

The Line on NCPT2016

I know a guy who knows a guy that tells me our buddy Flopthenuts is taking action on the upcoming season. Here is the line:

Odds to win 2015 – 2016 NCPT regular season

Ben 10 -1

M Taylor, S Silverman, RFG 13 – 1

Levine 24-1

Kobi 30-1

William 35 – 1

Everyone else 16-1

Anyone can be shorted at the win odds plus 12 points.

Maximum bet $100 to win.  Maximum short bet is enough to win $300.  

Short bet example.  Let’s say you want to short Schiowitz to win the max $300.  Take his win odds (16), add 12 and lay 28 to win 1 or to win the max lay $8,400 to win 300.

Let me know, and we can hook youse guys up.