View Profile | WWW | E-Mail
Ranking Game 7 - The Clover is laughing boy
« Reply #1 on: May 18th, 2003, 11:16am »
| Reply with quote | Modify
Five Fingers has an absolute roller coaster of an evening. Is down to 10 chips within 10 minutes, being beaten up bad in a Fox / DOG lady sandwich. Comes out blazing and doubles up time and time again. Enters the final table with his original stake and a good chance. Fingers folds a number of winning hands pre-flop. In a game changing dilemma, folds the top pair after the flop 853 with 8J in the hand. The board fills up with J8 only for Real Deal to take down a huge pot with 88833. No guts no glory and a mentally numb struck Fingers is ousted shortly afterwards to a Cat call.
The Fox runs away with it in the first hour, amassing a large chip lead to take to the final table. Makes a number of rash late calls before the merger, and arrives at the final table without ever having had to bet a pink chip, a rare accolade indeed. Unfortunately, when the pink lady finally lets the chips loose, its way too loose and the Fox is no more. Our previous winner gives up the Joker shirt after a glorious months reign.
The Candyman is bitter. His run of cards at the qualifying table sounded heartbreakingly poor. Paranoia sets in and the Candyman is concerned that sitting next to the DOG, he keeps drawing dead with K9 (canine) in the hand. Short stacked all night he turns to the darkside and starts grinding. Antes eat up the Candyman and his poor run of form continues. New logo request is only consolation.
The DOG plays an erratic game on the night with some definate gambling moves going down. Looks like being anted away at the final table with a 50% depleted chip stack. On the final qualifying hand, the DOG makes her move and goes all-in pre-flop with Q 10. Fingers should know better but calls, unable to resist the opportunity to put down the DOG with A Q. Two more 10's on the board wag the tail end of her hand. Too rash at the final table, too many all in moves end in tradgedy and a DOG pounding.
It's the Exocet's birthday but his poker presence is limited to the qualifying table only. His adopted name 'Geeney' in tribute to his days Guiness drinking take the fizz out of his play and the old explosiveness is replaced by a mild pop. Hits the bar big time with the Professor making such delights as 'Dirty Tramps Man Juice' and his speciality 'Whiskey Rocks', a secret recipe based on... well straight whiskey and ice really. Wins the second game to prove his aim can still be deadly.
The Professor is pissed. Pissed off at losing so early in the game, he lasted about 30 minutes, and pissed out his mind waiting for the game to begin. An afternoon's FA Cup watching takes its toll as he runs into the Clover steamroller. Tries to give the Clover some good tips and help ('you can bet all your chips nows if you like') in the early stages, but even that can't save him. Left to rue another beating at the ranking game.
The Poker Pirate hardly left dock. All in and all out in a matter of nine minutes, he is totally beached hook line and sinker by the Clover. Ignores the old saying, never bully the 'beginner', especially if they have trips every hand and may know a little more than you think. Blown clean out of the water and left to let his missus do his dirty work for the next four hours. More blunder than plunder tonight.
Obviously I could only be on one qualifying table so if anyone wants to add anything please do. Great game, another new winner. It gets harder and harder to get a result...
For standings click http://www.pokerjokers.co.uk/jokers.htm
Thanks to Dan and Sarah for superb hosting.