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Monday, May 16, 2005

WBPT WSOP Satellite IV: Motley Crue

Last night, it all came down to this: Three tickets had been punched for Vegas. Who was going to fill out the quartet of debauchery and join the drug pusher, a guy who actually wrote a book about poker and the man from Deliverance country who presumably says ‘arrrrrrr’ a lot?

Would it be some random dude whose primary claim to fame is living about five blocks from the 4th best poker player in the Greater Muskegon Area?

Nope. The power of the 616 let me down. Again.

You can instead add one metrosexual to the motley contingent. Congratulations to Joe Speaker over at The Obituatirum for prevailing over 67 other entrants in WPBT Satellite IV. You should already be reading Joe. If you’re not, you’re either new or you need to have your head examined. Seriously.

As for myself, I can only say that finishing third, when 1st is a seat and 2nd is enough cash to cover a whole weekend’s worth of 99 cent shrimp cocktails and $2 craps, is almost like being kicked in the junk.

I won’t bore you with hand histories, in part because I don’t have access to them at the moment. Probably the biggest highlight was seeing the hammer dropped FOUR times in one orbit (I think – I got one, TXChach had two and someone else – Joe? Jason? – had another). I got to watch some players (e.g. Iggy, Maigrey) try to come back from huge holes. I paraphrased (yes, in jest) a famous line from “Gone With The Wind”. I’ll be adding TripJax to the list of people that I need to buy a drink in Vegas. I remembered how to fold preflop. Good times.

Anyway, rock on fellas. Go read the Tao of Poker for a real writeup.


BigPirate said...

Acutally, my "arrrrrrs" have turned to "arrrrggghhhhhsss" as I continue to try to get my money out of Noble. I keep building up the bonus bucks though. Hope they let me vistithem one day.

James Dicky was writer-in-residence at the U. Of South Carolina for awhile before he died. I always think of Deliverance as more of a other side of the river thing as he set it in a fictional Georgia County. We are much too genteel to do anything like that. Haven't you heard? Nothing bad ever happens in South Carolina.

Dr. Pauly said...

Congrats on makign another final table, bro!

Drizztdj said...

I'm going to have to hit you up for some MTT advice in Vegas.

Great plays last night!!

Ignatious said...

damn, you played great AGAIN. was pulling hard for you and joe and just happy one of you won.

helluva tourney - kudos.

Joe Speaker said...

You played great, thg. Just cold cards at the end there.

I did indeed drop a hammer during that one frenzy. I'm not sure what I'm more proud of...

Thanks for the kind words, man. Looking forward to meeting you.

TripJax said...

Sup THG,
Oh how I wish I could take you up on that drink. I'll be their in spirit only...with a 4 week old, an audit at work, and other various things, this year is bad for me. Basically the only way I was gonna be able to make it was if I could say the words, "Honey (or Bossman), I just won a seat to the WSOP."

Alas, I tried all 4 times and the best I could muster was 8th place. Had a hell of a fun time trying though. Good luck and have a shit ton o fun in Vegas.

I'll be their next year, no doubt.


CJ said...

You played really well, again... and you played a major role in ensuring a blogger would win, whether it was you or Joe. We ALL appreciate that!

MrCy said...

I should schedule my next gambling trip to Vegas before the WSOP event. so that I can play.