Friday, March 28, 2008


Tay just e-mailed and it looks like we're a go. Right now we have 5 confirmed with another stand-by in the wings. I'm feeling a little BBQ action is necessary before the game. Let me know if you can make it. Cheers, P

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Marathon

Last week was the round 1 that wouldn't end. It began with 6 players at 8 PM, and wrapped up with Jordan taking the last chips from Tim at around 12:30 PM.

Tim actually was bounced first on a bad call with Jordan moving all in catching a straight on the turn. His two pair didn't do any good. But a re-buy and a couple of double up's made him competitive. I was the next to go and then re-bought, only to get bounced again on my second hand back in. A big blind special with 10-9, the flop came out 10-9-K, and I moved all in with my two pair. Jen was already all in with the small blind. Traci called, and then Tim called. The turn came 7, giving Traci a straight with J-8, and the river was another club giving Tim a club flush. I was toast.

Jen went out next, followed by Michelle (who's play was really impressive for a first timer). Traci, Jordan, and Tim went 3-handed for almost 2 hours, before Traci bowed out. Jordan and TIm's heads up was about 30 minutes, and then it was over. Most everyone cleared out for round 2, but Andrew showed, and we went three handed. Tim came out on top of that one.

Next week looks like a no-go. Most everyone has something else going on, so we'll consider it a pass for this week. Cheers, P

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pablosplace Returns

Thank goodness this site hasn't taken off. Otherwise, someone could've bought the domain name, and whew, what would we do.

I forgot to pay go the necessary hosting fees to keep the site up, so I lost the domain name temporarily. Good news is, the renewal was for 2 years, and now we're looking at Pablosplace postings until the year 2010. Seems a lot farther away when I see it written.

Last couple of updates, from three weeks ago - Tim rocked all of us. He basically took us all out one by one until he had all the chips. He and I ended up heads up, but it didn't really matter. He'd had a sizeable chip lead, and I was toast on the third hand.

Last week, Tim and I took turns winning pots. He took round 1, and I round 2. Both hands we were heads up at the end. It was a strange round 2 because Drew had some stuff to do with work right in the middle, so it took a while to get going, and then a large break right smack in the middle of it. But we got it in.

Traci and I also played on Saturday night with great success. We went over to my bosses house and made them feel like we were ringers. We played an 8 person tourney with no re-buys, $20 buy in. Before hand, we declared the pot to be $120-40 for the first and second place finisher. Three handed, Traci and I were still neck and neck with one other person.

On a board of A-K-J-10, she made a move all-in, and I sat and thought for a while. I was holding A-10, and finally made the call. She flipped over Q-3 and I thought that I was toast. I got saved however by a miracle Ace on the river giving me a full house. I had her covered, and Traci and I were heads up for the pot. We agreed to chop the pot, but played one hand face up to see who won, and her A-8 was a lot better than my 8-3. She made two pair on the river for the record.

It was a nice come-up. This weekend, we're a no-go. I'll be in Dallas, TX partying with Brett. Week after next looks ok. I think we can plan on that one.