Saturday, February 21, 2009

Day 1 in pictures 

From Crystal City, VA

I can't imagine what will happen if the rest of this trip turns out like the first night. We started at Mackey's Pub, ran them completely out of Soco, went to dinner and returned to Mackey's. After they went out and restocked the Southern.

Back later with a proper write up. I will not be posting the video of Daddy.

Random guy just chilling along the highway

First shot of the roadtrip. Not the last.

Daddy, Garth and BigMike before things went sideways

Any place that has cards and chips behind the bar gets my vote

The last bottle of Soco.

God bless you Virginia, smokin' in a bar. Almost forgot what that was like.


Friday, February 20, 2009

The start of Day 1a 

From Phoenixville, PA

Today is the first day of my "next" life. I spent my last night in the house and begin my trek south later today. By the end of the day I will be sitting in Mackey's Pub with friends toasting, drinking, and causing havoc. Daddy said the other day, "Mackey's doesn't know what their in for". I disagree since Daddy and I tore the place on our last visit. Taquitos!

Otis made me promise at least two posts a day during my 3 week slow roll that ends at the Southern-most point. I don't know if I can make that happen but I will have a lot more experiences to bring to you. I guess now I need to make like Dr. Pauly and tag the top of each post where I'm actually coming from.

God help me and all those I come in contact with. I should probably apologize to their families right now.


And while I have your attention:

It takes a little longer these days to get things set up with all the crazy stuff going on. But we will be kicking the challenge off on Sunday, March 1st and running through Sunday, May 31st.

Full Tilt has given us 7 seats to the 2009 World Series of Poker. 2 Main Event seats and 5 prelim seats. We'll have other prizes announced shortly but that should be enough to whet your appetite. I will be giving out the seats in the same was as BBT3. Two Main Event seats and two prelim seats will be part awarded as part of the Tournament of Champions. One prelim seat will be awarded to the Player of the Month for March, April and May.

Cake. There are no requirements to win the seats, no badges, no links. Hell, you don't even have to have a blog. This is open to bloggers and readers.

There has been a tweak to the roster of games. The Thursday Riverchasers game has gone the way of the dodo and the Hoyazo shut down the MATH game months ago. Because I already started to hear some wingnuts about the size of the buyins, we've decided to fill the Monday gap with a new and improved Riverchasers game.

We've also decide to reach across the big pond and give our English brethern a shot at the big prizes. This year, BBT4 will include the regular Sunday Brit Blogger game in the game rotation.

I'm waiting on word from MiamiDon about kicking things off with a Blogger Big Game on March 1st. Last challenge we set a blogger tournament record with a 105 players creating a prizepool over $7,000. Crazy.

I will have more specific details once I finish getting the FTP jump page complete but I wanted to give my blogger friends the head's up. Time to start working on those tokens.

Here is the game rotation.

Tournament: Brit Blogger Game
When: Sunday's at 16:00ET
Game: NLHE
Buyin: $5+.50
Password: donkament

Tournament: PPI / Riverchasers Tournament
When: Monday's at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $24+2 or token
Password: riverchasers

Tournament: Blogger Skillz Game
When: Tuesday's at 21:30ET
Game: rotation of non-NLHE games
Buyin: $10+1
Password: skillz

Tournament: The Mookie
When: Wednesday's at 22:00ET
Game: Deepstack NLHE
Buyin: $10+1
Password: vegas1