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.

NCPT16 – Preseason Notice, Schedule and League Rules

After taking most of last season off from reporting here on, I hereby resolve to be a more conscientious correspondent. We’re also opening up these pages to you for your literary contributions. Furthermore, any emails sent to the league general distribution list are fair game for reproduction here.

Commissioner Levine writes:

First the final schedule:   9/17,10/15, 11/12, 12/3, 1/7, 1/28, 2/25, 3/17, 4/7 , 4/28, 5/19, 6/9  TPC 6/23 with snow day at 6/16.

So the first game is on 9/17 at Trump, 730pm start time – please let me know if you cannot attend.  I will be bringing snack.

Second, here are league fees – $300 membership fee, $60 per game fee, with members pre-paying first nine games for $540.   Tournaments will remain $300 buy-in, with one re-buy allowed through first few buy-ins.  We have 21 players, and this total should raise us around $18k. That will be enough to cover WSOP buy in, a 5k second prize, some travel expenses, and money for new supplies.

The league roster is as follows:  1. Me, 2. Mark Taylor, 3. Nancy, 4. Schiowitz, 5. Matt Shaw, 6. Kadlec, 7. Eichenberg, 8. Kobi, 9.  William 10. Hammer, 11. RTG, 12. Warm, 13. Kidcatcher 14. Sang, 15. Lambert, 16. Perlmutter, 17. Steve Silverman, 18. JWo, 19. Medway, 20. Paul, and finally 21. Begs.

I think 21 players is the ideal size for deeper games, so if anyone on this list wants to drop for any reasons and with no hard feelings, please let me know ASAP.  Still time for me to try and get a couple of players.

Finally, I think I might take some league money and buy Robert Ginsburg’s table.  That means I can offer our blue felted  table with wood race track table cheap.  Anyone interested?

Official term sheet below, unless I hear otherwise, I will take silence as acceptance.
New Castle Poker Tour 2016 Term Sheet

Membership Privileges:  Only members can qualify for year-end TPC and can share in the winnings of the League Champs. In addition, all members have first right of refusal for monthly tournaments for a period of up to one week prior to a schedule game.
Membership Fee:  $300 membership fee plus $540 pre-pay of Contribution to year-end pot to be applied to first nine tournaments.  Members playing more than nine tournaments will contribute another $60 to the year-end pot for each game played.

League Structure:  Unless changed by Commissioner, we will schedule twelve games of Multi-Table Sit and Go (“Multi-Table”)– $300 buy in, one rebuy allowed over for first few blinds levels as determined by Commissioner at game time.  Payouts for tournament will also be determined by commissioner and will be a function of total buy ins and rebuys.

Multi-Table Points – Members finishing in 1st-through 10th place will be receiving points in the following manner:  13 points to 1st place, then 10 to 2nd, followed by 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.  Each place point will be  multiplied by the square root of number of players at the tournament –so tournaments with more players have more points available.

Non-members finishing in a point slot will take the point slot away from a member.

Pace of Play Guidelines –Unless doing hosting responsibilities, if not in your seat at time of play, hand will be folded. At all times, players should be cognizant of the pace of play, and to keep the game going.  Penalties can be imposed on any player for not abiding by Pace of Play Guidelines.

TPC Qualification:  Top 10 point holders from regular season will qualify for TPC.  If there is a two-way tie for 10th place, TPC will be expanded to 11.  More than a two place tie will be determined by a coin toss.  If a member cannot make TPC, next place finisher in league qualifies for TPC.

Tournament of Champions Format (TPC):  For those who qualify for TPC, their regular season point totals will be converted to chips and our TPC Champion will be that tournament winner.  Points will be converted into chip totals in a manner determined by Commissioner, and will reflect regular seat point total rankings. Chips may be added for Kills, Average Finish, and Profitability, but those will be determined by Commissioner over course of the year.

TPC Champ – Should receive ten thousand dollars, which they must use to buy into a tournament at casino of their choosing. Anything they win in that tournament will be shared with league membership as follows: 30% of the first $200 thousand dollars in prize money and 20% percent on incremental prize amounts above $200 thousand dollars will be shared with the League.  Any amounts received by League will be split equally among league members not inclusive of Champ.   This award should be used in approximately one year from receipt or will be returned to League at request of Commissioner.

Additional League Prizes- Any prize to be awarded other than to TPC champ will be determined over the course of the year by Commissioner.

Members can receive multiple awards and all terms of each award are additive; but no one member can receive more than the TPC Award.  If Awards are used towards higher buy-in tournaments (i.e. Member provides own money towards tournament), the league membership percentage cut will be adjusted appropriately.

Cancelled Games – games that are canceled due to weather or force majeure will be re-scheduled on a best efforts basis by league commissioners.  Re-schedule games require the presence of 14 members to qualify as a normal league game.

League Commissioner has the ability to change all terms and modify rules continued herein for the betterment of the League, and has the right of fining or dismissing members for behavior not favorable to promoting an enjoyable playing atmosphere.

By joining the league, you agree to all terms and conditions stated herewith, and you also agree that all League matters or conflicts to be adjudicated by league commissioner.