The Poker gods were very fickle last night – not unlike a young man at his bachelor party having to choose which scantily clad woman should give him a lap dance (sorry Nance, couldn’t resist). After hitting quads on the first hand, you thought it was Begs’ night. Ultimately he proved unworthy – finishing only one spot higher than his nemesis Mr. Schiowitz . Mr. Perlmutter was looking very good early on, but this Semite was quickly forgotten for another Semite who has decided to grace this world with more offspring. Mr. Heflin, after playing Aces flawlessly against Mr. Pohly, took down Begs in a fashion similar to Begs’ beat of Dan for the championship in 2009. But something about Yankee hater William eventually caught the Poker gods’ eye, and all of a sudden he was graced by a run of cards and a massive chip stack. But they remembered about him taking the extra cake home at the TPC last year, so their favor shifted to our newest member Mr. Ginsburg. Somehow Rob with his new prosthetic took out Dan in third place and went on to capture the title on the night over William, with your humble bard taking fourth. Congrads Rob on a great win.
Cash game was much fun, snacks were great, and thanks again Digitech guys for the venue. Next game is 10/27. Stats on webpage will be updated tomorrow.
Due to my early exit, I really don’t know what transpired. I do know, that Ben was close to the felt when I got knocked out, but somehow managed to survive and amass 7 kills to finish in 2nd place to Mr. Kale who quietly and consistently added to his chip stack all night and killed 6 players on the way to victory. Digitech chief Schiowitz finished in 3rd after making a couple of loose calls towards the end. And fan favorite, Mr. Perlmutter starts off the season well with a 4th place finish. Congrads to Dan and other finishers for doing so well in my hot and sweaty basement. Next game at Digitech, where hopefully playing conditions will be better and I won’t finish last again.
Next game on 10/6, with Mr. Kale on snacks. Invites to come soon. Until then, have a good New Year.
Regarding the cake….
- I deny that I took the cake
- There was no cake left anyway
- It was my cake to begin with
- I have no recollection that I took the cake
- I can’t be responsible for my actions since I on tilts having misread my hand which led to my demise
- Any further comments or inquiries should be directed to my lawyer
P.S. I am in abject admiration of Larry’s success.
P.P.S Can’t wait for next season.
From: Michael Levine
Sent: Fri, Jun 17, 2011 1:33 am
Subject: RE: NCPT11 – TPC Chip Amounts and Cash Game Invite – Results
First – let me congratulate our champion – Mr. Grob. Our TPC champion yet again. Larry, no doubt after winning your third league championship and second in a row, you have demonstrated you are made of the right stuff – at least when it comes to poker. Great job but it is unfortunate that you cannot use money for WSOP because the manner in which you won tonight was very reminiscent of the year Begs won and then went on to final table of WSOP. Unfortunately for Mr. Heflin – he is the Chicago Cubs of our Poker League and was the second place finisher in that year as well.
Starting out in 11th place in chips –Mr. Heflin (my horse at 12-1), managed to knock out four people to be the chip leader heads up against Larry. His first bad beat came when his 10s were felled by an Ace on the river. The next bad beat was probably the king of bad beats in our League history and after it happened, I could hear Barry saying what a stupid fing game this is.
Dan still was the chip leader holding pocket fives when he got all in against Larry with A-7. The board completely missed Larry, but with three fours on the board, Larry still had seven outs coming to the river card. The final four appeared on the river. Larry’s quads with ace kicker left Dan holding very few chips and effectively put an end to what would have been a great run and, better yet, a significant financial loss to Begs.
Kudos to Mr. Zinn who had a great season and finished third on the night and thanks to all those that came to play cash. Nance and Mark, thanks for the hosting gifts, and William, even though we missed the cake after you took it home with you, thanks for bringing it.
Given the lack of internet play, I am sure we will try to get together to play some poker before we re-start in the fall. Until then, be well.
From: steven begleiter
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 12:57 PM
To: Glenn Carr
Subject: Re: NCPT11 – TPC Chip Amounts and Cash Game Invite
I am ordering a meat lovers for William. Hands off guys, I need him to eat the whole thing.