NCPT13 – Lombardi Time – February 28th

Well it figures that the one person who actually used to pick up chicks with Paul Horning would win the Lombardi Time Game.  William ignored the anatomical chatter on the night and just played his game to take the win over a humbled Marc Warm.  Mr. Medway is having his best season to date and took third for the second time this year.  Mr. Schiowitz and Kadlec rounded out the field, with Rob Ginsberg our bubble boy.

The timely arrival chip offering (a “TACO”) – was a success and we started promptly at 7:35.  Thanks to everyone – it is a huge help to get people registered and in computer early for initial seating; plus I loathe having to get up from my seat once action starts to collect money and get people situated.  I truly hate being a hard ass, but I see TACOs in our future.  It seems to be the only way to assure prompt starts, less waiting around, and a deeper tournament.  Although I think it reduced the time available to consume Nancy’s lovely snack selection. Thanks to her and Mr. Schiowitz for the Scotch run.

The cash game was fun and thought provoking; but, one point of order.  People getting knocked out in our tournament should receive priority over those who didn’t play.  I know sometimes you need extra bodies to get to a critical mass; but it is our night, and I felt bad that some of you who wanted to play cash may not have been able to.  Ok to invite people in to play game, but I think they should know that they might have to rotate out if the situation arises.

Enough preaching.  Next game is March 21st, quickly followed by our Sandy makeup game on April 4th. Website results posted.

NCPT13 – Begs’ Birthday Game – Feb 7th – Results

Lady luck didn’t give a damn about Begs’ on his birthday.  In fact, in one of those cruel twists, she sat Begs next to his best frenemy Mr. Schiowitz, who knocked Begs out early on.  Mark then managed to cruise to a fourth place finish on the night, while Begs floundered at the cash table.  Hopefully Begs had better luck with Karen last night.

Halfway through the season it is basically the Jeff and Gregg show.  Gregg amassed seven kills on the night and managed to top Nance to win for the second time on the year.  JZ had another great night – even after making a questionable call against an all-in shove from Ben early on – and took third.  Jeff now has two first place finishes and two third place finishes.  Impressively, they are both locks for the final table, plus, each of them has missed a game.  Away from them, the final table is still wide open and given how things are stacked, even the pointless (like Paul) have a chance.

Other noticeable events on the night – not only did he take the leftover cake, but William grabbed 5th on the night.  Kobi now carries the moniker “bubble boy” as he finished 6th for the second time on the year.  Kudos to former member Bruce Yablon for a good showing.  Bruce, next time take two 300mg tablets of Adderall – one only got you to 9th.

Fantastic, but totally over the top but appreciated snacks and scotch from Mr. Perlmutter and a good cash game rounded out a nice night of poker.  Next game is around the corner on 2/28. Hopefully this storm isn’t so bad and we all have a nice weekend.