With 109 players forking over $20 + 2, the latest event on Poker Stars was another wild night. I finished an unimpressive 65th while Derek made the money in another WPBT event. If you count cashing in the HORSE tourney and finishing as the highest blogger at the Blue Parrot Invitational plus his 3rd place finish in a Speed Tourney on Party Poker... then Derek is on a hot run.
Congrats to Pathetic Poker who took first place and $651 in his first ever WPBT event. He kept the blogger streak alive. Good job.
The Starting Players:9:05pm EST...I thought it was funny that Derek and Rod were at the same table since his sister Joanne sat at my table.
Seat 1: Grasp a.k.a. Royal Poker... one of the many Michigan bloggers from Midland. Royal is fresh off of his WPBT H.O.R.S.E. win. He has a firm grasp on the game, as firm as Al Can't Hang's grip on his first cocktail of the evening.
Seat 2: 787Style... one of the Austin crew who was a victim of a vicious bad beat in the last blogger event when Dr. Pauly cracked his AA with The Hammer!
Seat 3: Joanne... she's "the chick with the chair" and Calgary's most famous female poker blogger. She's was 25th on the WPBT Leader Board going in.
Seat 4: Rick Blaine... the owner of Rick's Cafe and regular at the Blue Parrot left New York City last year to relocate and practice law in Northern California. It's always great to bluff at pots with Rick.
Seat 5: VaRoadster... the former chess champion from Virginia can be found lurking in the waters on Empire Poker. He's not afraid to throw down The Hammer.
Seat 6: Al Cant Hang... everyone's favorite internet celebrity got toasted at the Boathouse before the tournament. You can tune into his new reality show, starting this summer on MTV called: The Al Can't Hang Experience. It's on right after that awful Lizze Grubman vehicle Power Girls.
Seat 7: Mirven... another Austin player who's been frequenting the WPBT circuit. What's up with that shade of lipstick?
Seat 8: Pauly... our hero. The former Wall Street whiz kid turned Party Poker pitchman is looking to make the money in his first WPBT event in over a year. We don't expect him to shake off the effects of his five day bender in Vegas in time to do any significant damage.
Later on MaiGrey and Life's a Grind and JB1234 would be at my table.
9:23pm EST...F Train and his Hilton Sisters got knocked out by Hunts Vegas Poker. Ouch. He's the first Blue Parrot regular to get bounced.
9:26pm EST... with 45o in the LB, I checked to Joanne when I flopped two pair. She won with 66 when running 8s ruined my chance at slowplaying.
9:28pm EST... Rick slowplayed his aces against Maigrey's KJ.
9:31pm EST... Glyph's A7 lost to AJ and was KO'd. They both flopped two pair. I was in 76th place out of 91.
9:34pm EST... Derek's KK holds up against Rod's Hilton Sisters. In October 2004, Rod won my Hilton Sisters Challenge when he beat out AA. Karmic payback? Joanne wrote in the chat, "Your bro just crippled my bro." Yeah that's when Derek moved into the chiplead.
9:37pm EST... I limped UTG with JJ and missed my flop when two overcards hit.
9:40pm EST... Al Cant Hang was knocked out with his QT losing to Maigrey's KTs.
9:45pm EST... I am 68th out of 86 with T1180. Derek is in the top 5.
10:00pm EST... Derek's Hilton Sisters knocks off Lumberjack's QJ when he pushed all in when a J flopped. Derek had T8000+ and back in first place. I was 59 out of 66. I made the first break but needed to double up soon. During the break I answered questions from fans and fellow bloggers and even discussed medicinal marijuana with Felicia who was on the rail all night, along with Joaquin.
10:08pm EST... Word hit the tables that I was knocked out. I moved all in UTG with a shortstack and a marginal hand ATo. I tried to steal the blinds but Royal called with JJ and I was out in 65th place. Coach and Chris Halverson were both knocked out around the same time.
10:12pm EST... No groveling from Ugarte when his Hellmuth's held up against Mrs. Blood's AQs. Ugarte doubled up against someone who is not Bad Blood's wife. We can confirm that. I dunno who he/she was. But I have a few ideas...
10:12pm EST... Rick Blaine was the next Blue Parrot regular gone. Derek was the chipleader with over 11k.
10:20pm EST... CJ was knocked out when he lost set over set (55s to 88s) to Gamecock. That's about around the time I found out that you could type: asscock into the chat and it would slip pass the censors. That hand seemed to get Gamecock going and he never looked back.
10:21pm EST... Derek's Hiltons were cracked by Sportstrader.
10:26pm EST... Iggy's lucky streak began when his K5 knocked out Rolee's A6.
10:28pm EST... Derek was moved to a new table with plenty of characters.
Derek's New Table:10:34pm EST... Human Head was KO'd after hanging onto the thinest of short stacks. His stack made Kate Bosworth look like Kirstie Alley on one of her most bloated days.
Seat 1: Bad Blood... he admits that he's 100% Balco free although there have been rumors that a cabal of suits running the WPBT want to start drug testing for steroids and horse tranquilizers. I'm so fucked.
Seat 2: Iggy... everyone's favorite blogger had half a bag on and was bogged down in serious tube pullage throughout the night.
Seat 3: SoxLover... a Red Sox fan from Jersey City, NJ. Nobody is perfect.
Seat 4: FW190... an unknown from Washington DC. Rumors for a while suggested he was in fact Jeff Gannon dropping his own version of the Hammer to Beltway Insiders.
Seat 5: Daddy... the creator of sapid whale pussy burritos is a three-time Indiana circle-jerk champion, winning "Golden Cockrings" in Speed Wanking, Distance Shooting, and the Power Jerk.
Seat 6: Papag99... another reader from Milford, Connecticut... I presume.
Seat 7: Waxman... another familiar face on the WPBT.
Seat 8: Derek... the self professed "Don Swayze of Poker Bloggers" was one of the chip leaders. So I guess that make's me Patrick Swayze? By the way, where the fuck was BG... the "Bobby Flay" of poker bloggers? And where was Grubby... the gourmand of poker bloggers?
Seat 9: Ugarte... the former attorney turned stand up comic had plenty of luck and Michael Jackson jokes to keep his night full of laughs. He was the sole remaining regular from the Blue Parrot left in the tournament.
10:37pm EST... With over T8000, Derek was in 3rd but loses a pot to Ugarte who doubled up.
10:41pm EST... Joanne moved all in with 99 and a short stack. John-Paul folded his 99 to Sportstrader who pushed his big stack in with AK. Joanne won the coinflip and stuck around for a while longer.
10:48pm EST... Iggy had a crazy flop with AJ. He flopped a boat against Pappag99's pocket 99s. Ironic that he went out on 99s to the Blogfather.
10:51pm EST... Gamecock went on a roll. He cracked KK with A6s. Derek was 15th in chips and Sethypooh was in first woth over 16K in chips.
10:54pm EST... TP's AK lost to Bill's KK.
10:55pm EST... The Poker Prof's KTs doubled up against Obituraium when he caught a Broadway Straight on the turn.
10:58pm EST... Derek knocked out SoxLover when his Hilton's held up against AT0. He had T9500+ and added insult to injury when he typed "Did I mention how much I hate the Red Sox?"
11:00pm EST... Gamecock doubled up with AA against Ash97's Big Slick.
11:02pm EST... The Poker Prof was out when his AK lost to AA.
11:03pm EST... JP doubled up against the chipleader Sethypooh. At the break Derek was 9th out of 14 with T7400+.
11:11pm EST... Joanne1111 was ironically KO'd at 11:11pm EST. She came in 24th.
11:16pm EST... Bob's 88 doubled up against Bill's AQs.
11:24pm EST... Bad Blood was brutally river'd by Ash when his K9s lost to Ash's 88. Bad Blood flopped top pair and Ash caught his openended straight draw on the river. 21st place for Bad Blood.
11:29pm EST... Derek's KJ lost to Gamecock's A6s. He made the money in 16th place. Good job.
11:30pm EST... Bob's KJ beat Seth's TT when a jack hit the river. Bob typed, "SUCKOUT!" into the chat. Seth lost the chiplead to Gamecock at that point.
11:35pm EST... Pumpkin1974 was the chipleader with T31k and Iggy was in second with T21k.
11:38pm EST... Bob moved into 4th place when his Big Slick held up against Seth's Mrs. Slick.
11:41pm EST... Bill doubled up with pocket aces.
11:42pm EST... LarryVQ knocked out in 10th. The final table arrived!
11: 59pm EST... Bob was out in 9th, Maigrey in 8th, and JP in 7th. I think JP got the Maple Leaf Award for the longest lasting Canadian Blogger. He wins a 12 pack of Moosehead from Daniel Negraneau. "The Moose is Loose" and so is Daniel.
12:08am EST... Bill was knocked out by Iggy's 77. He grinded out a 6th place finish. Good work.
12:20am EST... Minus790 took 4th place. In consecutive hands, Iggy lost two big pots, one to Sethypooh and the other to Gamecock. He was out in 4th.
12:21am EST... Gamecock's Q9 dominated Seth's 10-9 when they both moved all in on a flop: A-9-3. Gamecock had 129k in chips and was the huge favorite to win. Sethypooh finished in 3rd.
12:24am EST... After three minutes of heads up action, Gamecock beat out Pumpkin1974 for the victory. J9 was the winning hand... against K8 when Gamecock flopped a Jack. Good job guys.
The Money Winners:That's it. Time for sleep. Check back later to read Sean's update of the WPBT Leaderboard. Thanks for playing everyone. Thanks to Iggy for setting it up. Thanks to everyone who was on the rail watching, especially Felicia. Get well soon, girl!
1. Pathetic Poker