Monday, October 02, 2006

Meeting Phil and Annie

Today's comic is pretty much just a setup for Wednesday's, which is my favorite strip so far. Be sure to check it out! It's extra crazy, though, and bloody, so don't say I didn't warn you.

Over the weekend Cliff "JohnnyBax" Josephy of PokerXFactor finished 2nd in Ultimate Bet's Aruba Classic for $447,000, the biggest cash of his career so far. The final table of that tourney will air on the Game Show Network on December 10th. Can't wait to see it. I'm also looking forward to tomorrow (Tuesday) night, when Eric "Rizen" Lynch, who appeared in this +EV comic, will be featured heavily on ESPN's coverage of Event #3 of this year's WSOP, where he finished third.

Sunday's +EV private tournament on PokerStars went great! 26 players showed up! I finished 25th after getting pocket kings on the first two hands of the tournament and pocket aces shortly after that, losing a huge pot with the aces to a set of sevens. PIMP1111 busted me for the $20 bounty. Diggs82 won the whole thing and he'll get his name in an upcoming comic, probably as an opponent of Corbin's.

I joined the Hendon Mob poker forum recently and read all about Vicky Coren winning the European Poker Tour event in London last week for nearly $1 million. She posts a lot on that forum and has continued to since the win, mostly in this thread. She seemed so nice that I decided to send her a PM asking her to check out the strip, and she replied quickly, saying, "I think that's very funny. I love cartoons and I love poker, so I'm very excited that AT LAST the two have come together!" Thanks, Vicky, and congratulations again on your huge win!

I also want to congratulate Annette_15 on making the final table of the biggest online poker tournament in history early this morning, the Main Event of the WCOOP on PokerStars. Still in Aruba after cashing in Ultimate Bet's big live tourney there, she goes online and makes another $163,000 for 7th place. Incredible.

And last but not least, +EV is now being translated into Hungarian by a fan named Bea who wanted to share the comics with her poker playing buddies on a popular Hungarian poker site. Click the image to below to see more!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know phil was so fat. Does it come with his new look?

10/02/2006 5:54 AM  
Blogger PenaltyMan said...

As always, +EV never fails to provide a good laugh.

I like when Phil covers his bracelet, as Corbin apparently doesn't even deserve to look at it. Very funny stuff. :)

I can't wait for the next instalment. Take care.

10/02/2006 7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said..., were the charactures drawn from a phone discription? I get the joke but...ugh.

10/02/2006 11:33 AM  
Blogger Bobby Crosby said...

I think the drawings of Annie look great. Phil's not perfect, but it makes it tougher since he's wearing sunglasses. About Phil being "fat" -- have you seen him without a shirt on? ESPN showed him bare chested on a WSOP episode. Here's a link --

And it looks like he's gained a little weight since then. He's not fat, but a little chubby. Could have been drawn a bit slimmer maybe.

10/02/2006 10:44 PM  

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