Saturday, August 18, 2007

Thunder3 Claims his Second

I’m sitting down and getting ready to play again this week. Carol is out in the living room watching an Elvis tribute show. We were reminded that Elvis really was more than just a celeb – he was an excellent musician. “Return to Sender” was the very first record that I ever bought. I was in 6th grade and just had to have that song. I know some of you are old enough to remember 45s. I don’t even remember what was on the B side of that disc. I think I have a topic for discussion tonight. What is your favorite Elvis song?

We have 34 playing tonight. Time to play some poker.

Thirty minutes in and Holland13 is our chip leader though no one really has jumped ahead in a big way.

Well, I’m out early tonight in 27th place. Just couldn’t win a race even when I had the best hand going in. Oh well, that’s poker. Just missed making it to the first hour break.

Here is your leaderboard:
Marti = 5605
Jayzion = 4130
WhoHasMyLytr = 3495
Papoorboy = 2960
Mr. Que = 2690
Chip Leigh = 2670
HolyDuces = 2665
Bacall9 = 2305
Burldog44 = 2315
Big Lar8 = 2305

Wow, is that Marti I see at the top of the leaderboard? WTG, Marti. I’m going to have to focus on that table for awhile. We are down to 24 as we go into the second hour.

We are down to 20 now just 19 minutes into the second hour. Burldog44 is our leader. Marti has fallen into second place.

One hour 30 minutes and we are down to 15. Marti is back in the lead. This is her night tonight.

We are down to 13 and the top off the leaderboard is getting heavy. Chip Leigh has 6120 and Sorry4urloss is right behind with 5765. With the blinds 150/300 we have a horse race to the final table.

We just balanced the table with 12 and bugman22j is our short stack with 1315. Let’s sit in on his table and see how he fares.

Two folds and he is waiting for his spot. Oops Hazy Cat just busted out and we now are dealing - - - and as I was typing we lost another. Who was it? It was Holland13. We have our final table.
Sorry4urloss = 10485
Papoorboy = 6615
WhoHasMyLytr = 5745
Chip Leigh = 5170
Thunder3 = 5155
Burldog44 = 5070
Jillymae = 4790
Marti = 4265
HolyDuces = 2390
Bugman22j = 1315

Hand 5 and Chip Leigh falls to sorry when AQ went up against AK. No help on the board and Chip is done for the night.

The antes have now kicked in with the blinds still 150/300.

MARTI JUST ANNOUNCED THAT KRAZY KANUCK IS PLAYING IN THE BIRTHDAY BASH. ALRIGHT!!!!

Hand 14 – HolyDuces was all-in with AQ against thunder13 with pocket eights. The queen on the turn doubled holy up.

Hand 15 and Bugman clobbered Lytr with pocket aces. Lytr is on life support.
Hand 17 and Lytr is gone.

We are down to 8 and paying five again tonight as usual.
Hand 20 – Jillymae pushed A Jo and sorry called with 22. Jillymae doubled up.
Hand 22 – thunder just doubled up off jilly when A Jo beat TT.
We are racing hard tonight.
Hand 24 – what is this? a pot played post flop? Marti caught the straight and took it down. Nice pot Marti.

Break time. We will come back to the blinds being 200/400 and antes 50.

Hand 30 and Marti called thunder’s all-in with top pair only to have thunder, who had second pair, spike trips. Ouch.


Well, I just went off to check out the news story that Danni was in and came back to find that burldog44 was gone in 8th place and Jillymae was forced to settle for 7th place.

Its bubble time. Marti is our short stack with 3720. What will she do?
BB for marti – HolyDuces just pushed UTG and took the blinds.
SB for Marti and all fold to her. She folded as well and bugman showed pocket jacks.
Button – all fold to her – push. And she takes the blinds.

Hand 46 and thunder pushes to take the blinds showing QQ.

Hand 48 and Marti pushed UTG and called by thunder. Both show AJ and split the pot.
Wow – hand 49 and Papoorboy is gone. He tried to trap with KK only to have the board show all spades. Sorry had the Ks.

Hand 51 and HolyDuces is gone. Duces had TT, Sorry had JJ and Marti had QQ. Big hand for Marti and HolyDuces is done.

Hand 65 – Marti pushed from the BB only to have Sorry look her up. High card won it for Sorry and our hostess is done for the night with 4th place money.

We are down to three and bugman22j is shortest. The blinds are 400/800.
They are dancing right now. Nothing too daring.

Hand 85 and we have some serious action. Buggy with AQ vs. sorry4urloss with 77. Bugman flopped an ace and turn another for trips. The river was a seven giving sorry the full house and bugman was shown to the lounge. Wow – what a way to go.

Heads up action and the stacks started pretty even.
Thunder has taken a good lead and has the momentum now.

Hand 112 and we have our winner. They pushed on the king high flop and both showed kings. Thunder had the better kicker but also paired his Jack for good measure. Thunder3 is our winner tonight.

Looks like “Blue Suede Shoes” is the most common favorite for Elvis in this group. Not a bad choice but “Return to Sender” is still my choice.

Don’t forget the Birthday Bash OFFICIAL date is September 15th. Marti is shooting for a 9:30 UB time start.

Peace.
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