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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Friday Night's Alright For Donkin'

How to win the Friday Night Dollar Donkament:

1. I don't know.

Here's a pretty good estimation, though:

1. Show up.
2. Rename yourself Sir-Shove-a-Lot. (note: this may not have actually happened)
3. Accumulate stack.
4. Smack people around with your huge junk stack.
5. ???
6. Profit.

Lots of runners in last night's retardfest, including a special guest appearance by the ultimate winner, Uncle Bracelet. I guess it's true, you really can't stop the Bracelet.

The most fun you can have for less than the price of a Happy Meal.


Anticipation is definitely building for next week. If you haven't seen it yet, check out Otis' video montage of WPBT Classic photos. You can also read about his good deed for a pal in Iraq.


I'm in a giving mood myself as well, and not just at the poker table. Giving feels damned good.

I went to the bank yesterday to get cash for Las Vegas. I have a family member who's having a hard time financially at the moment thanks to a perfect storm of bad things - illness, the horrible local housing market, kid expenses, gas prices, you name it. I ran into her at the end of the day and we chatted a bit about how things were going and it was pretty obvious that she was struggling. Nothing takes a toll on you quite like financial stress.

I can't fix the world's problems. Hell, I can't even fix hers, no matter how much I wish I could. But there are things that I can do and I took the advantage of the chance to help out a little. Some money to pay a few medical bills, a little extra to make sure some checks didn't bounce, a few bucks to treat the kids to movie night at home and a stop at the gas station for a full tank. Maybe she'll sleep a little better this weekend.

I'll be a couple buy ins lighter than I'd planned for next week, but I wouldn't trade the hug and thanks for anything.

I think this thing might be contagious.


Speaking of Las Vegas -- hey, I never do that, right? -- and money, if anyone's thinking about making the trip at the last minute but is being deterred by the cost of a room, let me know. I have a double at the swank Imperial Palace which I've already paid for. If it makes the difference for someone thinking of coming, I'm happy to offer up the extra bed. Email is at the right.


Fourish days to go, but who's counting?


Uncle Bracelet said...

You nailed it.

I had told Matty an hour before the thing that I would probably take my $27 remaining dollars and just push every single hand until I was out of money. I figured I'd have busted around the 20 minute mark of the first hour, but by some stroke of luck I ended up around 18k and stopped pushing.

Later, I began pushing every hand again and when I realized that I was only a few minutes from the end of the rebuy and I had 16k or so, I figured I'd stop pushing and use the remaining $1 in my account to add-on.

16k + Add-on + mad crazy skillz = WIN!

Uncle Bracelet said...

Oh, I did push the first 24 hands in a row.

Later I figured I open pushed (or call-pushed) well over 50 times.

I pretty much equaled the ultimate donk last night.

Nice thing you did for your friend. Those things are worth way more than the cost of the money spent.

GaryC said...


I'm freaking counting!

See you in a few days.