Friday, September 01, 2006

Quads Over Quads

Special thanks goes to Jurollo from the 2+2 Forums for inspiring this strip! I like this one. It has Rizen refusing to chop, Corbin running through the full gamut of emotions, and even quads over quads! Don't you hate it when that happens?

I took down the Donk2Shark tourney last night on PokerStars for officially my first non-satellite MTT win since the first tournament I ever played almost exactly a year ago (it was 8-26-05, I believe), so I'm pretty happy about that, even though it was a small field. A good field, though, since it was mostly PokerXFactor forum regulars who really know their stuff after learning from the best. I haven't checked the hand history yet, but I think I only had aces once (just picked up the blinds) and I didn't have kings or queens at all. I also don't recall getting my money in bad in an all-in situation, so that's good. I did get a couple nice runs of cards at times, especially the last two big hands, which you can watch here (#1) and here (#2). I mostly got to heads up play from a lot of well timed bluffs, usually re-steals, which I was proud of, since it was something I had rarely ever even attempted (without having the cards at least!) before joining PokerXFactor.

I've been watching some episodes of "Live at the Bike" recently, including the one appearance Jamie Gold made in October of last year, which was really funny. "Live at the Bike" is a live webcast of high stakes cash games at the Bicycle Casino, which used to be co-hosted by Shirley Rosario, and she kept calling Jamie a "poor kid" who probably has a "limited bankroll." It was hilarious. Gold bought in for $5,000 in the $25/50 no-limit game, lost it all in two big hands, and then after he storms away we see that he still has most of his meal sitting there and Shirley says, "He didn't even finish his food!" Ten months later he finished off 8,773 players in the World Series of Poker Main Event to win $12 million. Crazy stuff.


Blogger PenaltyMan said...

Ha ha, that LATB ep with Gold was great. To be fair, he was outdrawn on, but still, funny stuff.

As always, nothing but praise for the newest comic. :D

9/01/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Gath said...

Wait, is this comic about poker?

I feel Corbin should do that egyptian dance more often in this series. In fact, he should do it whenever possible. In at least one panel per comic, really. Then all you need to do is give Violet a clever catchphrase, and you may never have to write another comic again!

9/01/2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Every strip's been about poker on some level, but this one's the most about poker! I agree that Corbin should walk like an egyptian in at least one panel per strip, and Violet definitely needs a catchphrase, something like Valerie Cherish's "I don't want to see that!" (Look it up, then buy the DVD, then thank me.)

9/01/2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger Gath said...

I don't need to see that? God, let's comeback to that one later.

(Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I'm hilarious!)

9/03/2006 3:31 PM  
Blogger Gath said...

It just occurred to me... In the comic before this, did Harold bring his money with him? Does he just walk around with money?

Maybe he just doesn't want to bother anyone for a tissue...

9/03/2006 3:34 PM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

Yes, Harold always carries all $1.5 million around in cash in a big bag! I hope he doesn't get robbed.

9/03/2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger Gath said...

Attempting to rob Harold would be a frightening experience indeed. Not only is he a giant man who might actually consume me, but he's made of gold!

Yukon prospectors would be terrified...

9/03/2006 7:29 PM  

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