Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Mikey Likes It + 1/26 Tourney Sign-up below

We had a great tournament and all the cool kids showed up. Unlike the last tournament, there were no controversies and it was very refreshing.

We had a full house of 20 players. With the format change to a freeze-out with onl;y one add-on, play was very tight for the first 3 rounds. Everyone added on and the chip count was a record 1,000,000 chips in play. This made the pot very large = $893. There was a safe for 7th and the prizes rounded out as follows:

1st = $325
2nd = $218
3rd = $128
4th = $94
5th = $58
6th = $40
7th = $30
Rico, the returning champion, was the first out. Then they fell fast down to my elimination when my 88 couldn't hold up to Jesse's 77.
The game summary follows:

8:50:53 pm 1/19/2008: Rico was busted out by Peter and got 20th
8:53:00 pm 1/19/2008: David O. was busted out by Carol and got 19th
9:15:23 pm 1/19/2008: Ian was busted out by Stacey and got 18th
9:19:29 pm 1/19/2008: Jim was busted out by Jesse and got 17th
9:27:46 pm 1/19/2008: Toby was busted out by Jesse and got 16th
9:53:07 pm 1/19/2008: Diana was busted out by Jeff and got 15th
9:55:19 pm 1/19/2008: Todd was busted out by Peter and got 14th
10:25:44 pm 1/19/2008: Henry was busted out by Cindy and got 13th
10:40:17 pm 1/19/2008: Jeff was busted out by Paul and got 12th
10:50:39 pm 1/19/2008: Joel was busted out by Armando and got 11th

Final Table

11:21:06 pm 1/19/2008: Paul was busted out by Jesse and got 10th
11:21:14 pm 1/19/2008: Cindy was busted out by Jesse and got 9th
11:39:16 pm 1/19/2008: Stacey was busted out by Michael Allan and got 8th
A $30 safe was declared

12:08:04 am 1/20/2008: Carol was busted out by Peter and got 7th = $30
12:08:17 am 1/20/2008: Armando was busted out by Stuart and got 6th = $40
12:15:51 am 1/20/2008: Stuart was busted out by Peter and got 5th = $58
12:33:24 am 1/20/2008: Jesse was busted out by Michael Allan and got 4th = $94
12:52:11 am 1/20/2008: Clara was busted out by Michael Allan and got 3rd = $128

12:57:13 am 1/20/2008: Peter was busted out by Michael Allan and got 2nd = $218
And the winner is Mikey = $325. On the final hand Peter pushed with QQ and Michael called with Q6o. The flop brought a 6 and the turn another one. It was over.
To honor Michael here is a little video in his name.

Tourney on January 26th - 6PM

All - we are hosting a tournament on Saturday January 26th at 6PM. Please RSVP by Thursday midnight for 2,500 chip bonus, show up ontime for another 2,500 chips.

$20 freeze-out (20,000 chips), $10 add-on (10,000 chips) - same blind structure as previous tourneys.

I will start keeping track of the Points and Money this season!

Signed-up so far (RSVP bonus chips):
  1. Jim
  2. Stacey
  3. David O.
  4. Justin
  5. Henry
  6. Carol
  7. Cristine
  8. JoAnn
  9. Cindy
  10. Mookie - AKA Armando
  11. Michael
  12. Joel
  13. Frank

Monday, January 14, 2008

Been a While....

It's been a while since I have posted, but we are well into the new year and it's time to get back into poker.

I have decided to run the Championship Tourney this weekend, January 19th. The Jackpot has grown to $361, so we should have a huge payoff. Like last year, we will have a discounted buy-in based on your ranking. I will update the prize pool as the players respond to the email. I have posted the rankings and the buy-in below. Click on the image to enlarge.

If your name isn't on the list, and you received the invite, your entry fee is $36 ($10 added because if your name isn't listed above, you didn't contribute to the Jackpot pool).

I have also decided to post the tournament RSVP's on my blog. I will send out the tourney announcements through email and post the people that have signed-up by replying to the email on my blog. Remember, I can only take the first 20 people.

Championship Tourney
January 19th, 2008
6 PM Sharp
Format: Freeze-out 40K chips to start
30 minute blinds first 3 rounds
20 minute blinds after 3rd round
$10 add-on for 10,000 chips (anytime in the 3 rounds)
Payout: 1st - 6th
Rico is the defending champion... see the post here.
  1. Stacey
  2. Jim
  3. Toby
  4. Diana
  5. Paul
  6. Michael A.
  7. Rico
  8. Armando
  9. Clara
  10. Ian
  11. Stuart
  12. Todd
  13. Henry
  14. Carol
  15. Peter
  16. Jeff
  17. Cindy
  18. David O.
  19. Jesse
  20. Joel --> Projected Pot at this point = $892 (Assuming everyone adds on)

We are full - now if anyone else RSVP's we will start the alternate list.