Monday, May 30, 2005

New York 3, Canada 1

Red and white flags hang at half-mast today.

Maple leaves wilt and beer sales screech to a halt.

Somewhere in the distance a moose cries. His sad, melancholy whimper reverberates over the frozen tundra, yet remains unrecognizable over the sound of screaming Phish fans everywhere.

Yes, it is with great shame that I report the fall of the Canuck.

In a thoroughly vicious onslaught, New York dominated the tables earlier today to take the lead in the official North American Poker Blogger Heads Up Competition. (a.k.a. The Moose Cup)

Et tu, Brute?

All this punishment delivered by the hand of her fellow blogger. Her oft-times editor. Her…her…sniff…friend.

So much shame. So much….

A Glimmer of Hope?

There is still a small ray of light glowing dimly upon her shrouded, battered soul. Perhaps she will not have to cloak herself in the veil of defeat after all, and can somehow…someway emerge victorious. Every move of her opponent, every nuance and every pause will have to be noted and acted upon in order for her to claim the title. Does she have it in her?

Mercy is a jagged little pill, yet she asks for a single dosage. One shot at redemption. One more chance to proudly hold a bottle of Moosehead up to the world and utter those three little words…


The Real Deal

Yeah, he sucked out on me huge.
I am going to let the pictures do the talking. We don't have a screen shot of the first game though, so you have to suffer through one short hand history.

My Bad Beat - Game 1:

Table '8457456 1' One on One Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: DrPauly (1840 in chips)
Seat 2: Joanne1111 (1160 in chips)
DrPauly: posts small blind 10
Joanne1111: posts big blind 20
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to DrPauly [5s 4s]
Dealt to Joanne1111 []
DrPauly: raises 60 to 80
Joanne1111: raises 100 to 180
DrPauly: calls 100
*** FLOP *** [Ah 6d 3c]
Joanne1111: checks
DrPauly: bets 580
Joanne1111: raises 400 to 980 and is all-in
DrPauly: calls 400
DrPauly said, "2 or 7"
*** TURN *** [Ah 6d 3c] [5d]
*** RIVER *** [Ah 6d 3c 5d] [2s]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Joanne1111: shows [Kc As] (a pair of Aces)
DrPauly: shows [5s 4s] (a straight, Deuce to Six)
Joanne1111 said, "nooooooooooooooooooo"
DrPauly collected 2320 from pot
***SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2320 Rake 0 Board [Ah 6d 3c 5d 2s]
Seat 1: DrPauly (button) (small blind) showed [5s 4s] and won (2320) with a straight, Deuce to Six
Seat 2: Joanne1111 (big blind) showed [Kc As] and lost with a pair of Aces

Other "highlights" (and I use the term loosely):

Figures, eh?:

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The battle is to continue later tonight. May the best woman blogger win.