Saturday, January 26, 2008


I've got a date tonight with the glorious game that so birthed this wonderful blog.

Ryan, a frequent attendee of Scott's Diamond games, is hosting the second instance of his own game, from now on affectionately referred to as the Trojan Wars. You see, Ryan hosted this game last year, but I had made such a donkeriffic move in that tournament that I never got around to naming the game. In a combination of verbal and written discourse that I could never do justice to by explanation alone, Ryan mistakenly referred to his game as the Diamond game, much to the dismay of Scott (who has been running the Diamond games for years).

Suffice it to say, when I received the Trojan condom in the mail along with the official papers declaring Ryan's game as the Trojan Wars, I just about lost it in hysterical laughter.

So, I'm heading off to the Trojan Wars tonight. Randy will be joining me, and I expect to see a few familiar faces from the Diamond games. I haven't seen the guys in a while, so I'm looking forward to that (aside from looking forward to actually playing poker).

I think this is a rebuy NLHE tourney, though I only have enough scratch to walk in with one buy-in. The proverbial "money is tight around here" complaint hasn't changed a single iota. I'm flying in on a wing and a prayer for a little luck, and the wisdom not to do anything completely stupid.

I don't have a game plan, really, in terms of playing. I've had a tendency in the past to play entirely too weak-tight after a long stretch without poker, so I suppose my initial emphasis should be on shaking off the rust and avoiding my timid tendencies.

There are rumored to be 25+ people attending this game, so the prize pool should be ripe. If anybody's got any luck to spare, I'm humbly but gladly accepting donations!


  1. Anonymous said...

    I saw your post on another blog and figured I'd give you a headsup about a WPT giveaway I'm running this year.

    You can win a weeklong vacation in the Bahamas, training from the pro's and a shot at 10 WPT buyins plus $10,000 in cash!

    The first satellite is held on Full Tilt Poker (a freeroll) February 10th.

    Right now there's only 34 players signed up, the top 4 advance to a single-table semi-final in February. The fields aren't going to get any smaller as word of this promotion spreads. So if you want in, you'll want to play some of the earlier events to have less competition.

    Hope the tables & life are treating you well, and I look forward to you playing our free WPT satellite!

    **JZ** said...
    Hey Shell!

    It was nice to see you at the game. We haven't played in forever!! Just wanted to give you the specs on the finish. I got super lucky and came back from about a 8:1 head's up chip deficit to take first. Adam took 2nd and Andrew took 3rd.

    Keep an ear out for our annual American Cancer Society Charity game. I'm looking for someone on the south side to host because getting people to come to the north side I was thinking of asking Ryan because he seems to have the biggest space and the biggest crowd. If he can't I'll check with Scott, who I think hosted it last year. Details to follow!



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