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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last week of BBT4 (for reals this time) 

This time I'm pretty damned sure that this is the last week in the Battle of the Blogger Tournaments 4, just six games left before we settle up and settle down for the Tournament of Champions. I definitely won't be playing in the Brit Blogger game tomorrow unless my Vegas flight is REALLY delayed since 16:05 is my departure time.

Get in there and get it done.

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

Tournament: PPI / Riverchasers
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: Limit Hold'em (with Knockouts)
Buyin: $10+1
Password: skillz

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

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

Tournament: Blogger Big Game
When: Sunday, May 31st at 21:30ET
Game: Superstack NLHE
Buyin: $69+6 (or token)
Password: donkey

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The Daily Crutch: Weekend Edition

I'm backed up a few of these after a long week. She ain't the mortal nutz in the looks department but I picked her since there was an NCIS marathon during the weekend. Dr. Pauly will remember her as Pacey's brother on Spanker's Dawson's Creek. Sasha Alexander ladies and gentlemen. Hand to hand tipping only.










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Run Good Challenge: WSOP Edition Part 2 

Never a dull moment this week, and for once that's not silly blogger speak for checking emails, writing puny 200 word posts and rearranging my iPod playlists. It was amazing how at one moment I was hanging out at a very very successful Cystic Fibrosis benefit loving life to the other end of the spectrum.

I'm always dealing with my demons, what's one more?

My bags are mostly packed and I have a few more items on my to-do list, 24 hours from now I'll be sitting in Philly airport (and hopefully not the security office portion of the airport) waiting for my flight to Vegas to cover my first full WSOP. I have no idea what to expect but we'll see what happens. When in doubt I'll self-medicate with booze.

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Following up last week's Run Good Challenge: WSOP Edition from PokerListings.com, today they are poneying up 2 prelim seats to a few bloggers out there. I'll be there hoping to dodge Benjo's ducks and make a better showing than last time around.

Feel free to stop by and rail your favorite bloggers. That's always assumed to be one of the other players, I won't be offended.

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Thank you to everyone who left comments and sent emails last week. It was very much appreciated. I will mostly back to myself next week and will bring back The Daily Crutch with gusto.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Goodbye my friend 

I don't want to write this post and I may take it down after I do. I don't know if it's anyone elses business or I just need to write something to get it out of my system. I've done what I need to do, put on some pedal down music and get through it.

Friday my friend Ashley went out with her boyfriend, my good friend Mike, and Saturday morning she was gone. There is no reason, no explanation, she just didn't wake up that morning. I found out Saturday evening and I still can't make any sense of it.

She was just 23 years old and I met her when she became the regular bartender at the pub. We spent a lot of time laughing and bullshitting and had more fun than should be legal. I would work on any excuse to talk her into staying over after her shift and the laughter never stopped. If you spent any time around her, she cackled like a school girl til she couldn't take it anymore. The days were full of practical jokes and you could never say she didn't love life.

There were serious times when she knew I would be there help out and she spent more than enough time listening to me bitch about anything and everything. Those complaints seem childish in light of what's happened.

I just spent an evening with the two of them last week and it was the same old fun and games. We spent the night playing horrible music on the jukebox, making friends at the bar, snapping pictures, and ragging on her tattoo. Standard.

Some of my internet friends met Ashley at different points when they were in town for a Bash or a drink. This seems to be the easiest way to let my friends know that I've lost a friend and you'll have to forgive me for being a little withdrawn and snarky. I'll miss my friend but I don't know that I'll ever understand it.

Rest In Peace Princess, you were around far too short a time.









My last picture taken with her last week

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BBT4 Tournament of Champions correction 

I won't be posting much this week, I just don't have it in me to write and I don't care to explain why. I do need to clear up about the BBT4 Tournament of Champions.

The BBT4 page on Full Tilt was incorrect and being changed now. The ToC is being held on June 7th, the Sunday after the BBT4 is complete. The last game of the challenge will be MiamiDon's Blogger Big Game this Sunday at 21:00ET.

There are just 4 games left before we crown a winner starting with tonight Blogger Skillz Game which is good ol' fashioned Limit Hold'em. I'm in the process of updating the leaderboard after the last two events.

Update: Obviously my brain is somewhere else. Of course there are two weeks of games left in the challenge. My apologies for the confusion.

Update #2: Every BBT Tournament of Champions has been a 5000 starting stack, 12 minute/level, slow structure tournament. Every. Single. One. What do you think I might have set up for this one?

Update #3: It seems my attempts to correct information was a complete failure. The final Blogger Big Game is on Sunday, May 31st.

Tournament: Blogger Skillz Game
When: Tuesday's at 21:30ET
Game: Limit Hold'em (with Knockouts)
Buyin: $10+1
Password: skillz

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

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

Tournament: Blogger Big Game
When: Sunday, May 31st at 21:30ET
Game: Superstack NLHE
Buyin: $69+6 (or token)
Password: donkey

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