Friday, June 29, 2007


STRIP #138
The idea for this strip was suggested by +EV fan Smaptastic. Thanks, buddy!

Another +EV fan recently gave me a link to a really informative site about the various online poker rooms that accept US Poker players and what their rules are for that, including which deposit methods are allowed. You should check it out if you're interested in that stuff.

One of the biggest and best sites that allow Americans is Bodog, and they just became +EV's first exclusive sponsor! I'm very glad to have them on board and I hope you all never tire of seeing Bodog ads on every page of the site! Just give in already and sign up if you haven't yet. You know you will eventually.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Things Clancy Saw

STRIP #137
You'd basically have to spend a couple hours reading this massive thread to understand today's strip. Cliff notes version: Well respected top online player Aaron Been was playing with far less respected live player Vanessa Rousso during WSOP Event 30 last Monday. They had a brief verbal exchange after Vanessa made a horrible play and called her opponent (not Aaron) an idiot who two-outered her when she actually checked and let him it. Vanessa got very upset when Aaron said she played badly and went crying to her boyfriend Chad Brown, a suspected steroids user who lists Bill O'Reilly as one of the two people he'd like to meet in this world, who then threatened to beat up Aaron and tried to force him to apologize. Aaron simply walked away.

Had a fun +EV Tourney yesterday, with alpendog winning the event and the +EV comic book that goes along with it. This was alpendog's fourth win, extending his record.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Humbert Brenes Saves Lives

STRIP #136
Craziest +EV ever. Please read yesterday's strip to at least have some hope of understanding what's going on. They're on a football field because Baby Sullivan is a crazy rich man who has a football stadium in his back yard, which he only uses for crazy gun fights where he and his opponent stand in opposing end zones with little hope of actually shooting each other. Clancy was accidentally shot by BOTH bullets, both of which hit his lucky Humberto Brenes card protector and saved his life.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Heads Up for Bankrolls

STRIP #135
For those who don't know, heads up for bankrolls is becoming a pretty popular phrase in the online poker world. It seems to rarely actually happen, but people like to challenge others to a heads up match for their entire bankrolls (all their poker money), or at least jokingly challenge such a thing. In a recent thread on PocketFives (can't remember which one and can't find it at the moment), two people were arguing and someone suggested "HU FOR BANKROLLS!" and then someone else said "GUN FIGHT FOR LIVES!" So I'm stealing the line from that guy, whoever he was. Hopefully he reads the strip and will contact me so I can give him credit. (EDIT: It was thefuture021 -- thanks!) And yes, Friday's strip will feature an actual gun fight. I hope Baby Sullivan dies.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Wubangle Your Grill

STRIP #134
To understand today's strip, you gotta at least read the original post in this massive thread. And this one's good too. For the record, I don't think I've ever spoken to VVubanga and I don't know much about him, other than that he's a very good player and he enjoys wubangling people for a living. I know Kenny Rap a little bit and he's always been nice to me, so I was on his side.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fold, Asshole!

STRIP #133
Here's a simple little strip.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hellmuth Wins #11

STRIP #132
Congratulations to Phil Hellmuth for winning his 11th World Series of Poker bracelet on Monday. I'm a huge fan of Hellmuth's game and often defend him on forums, but I agree with everyone else that he's a big jerk. It's incredible what he's done in the past couple years at the WSOP with these huge fields, and I'd really like to see him final table the Main Event, since that would make the ESPN coverage extremely enjoyable. I want to make it clear that I do not think that Hellmuth has ever cheated in poker, but I just thought it would be funny if Harold and Clancy were chip dumping to him. Only thing I could think of at the time that would involve Hellmuth and some of our characters in an interesting way, other than putting Harold or Clancy at the final table with him, like have Hellmuth beat one of them heads up, but I didn't want to do that.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pure Trash

STRIP #131
I think that Harold and Starla make a fine couple and that this is one of the worst strips ever! Hopefully Wednesday's will be better. Gonna get some more WSOP action soon probably.

+EV is now being translated into Bulgarian! Check it out. A few more languages are on the way as well apparently, which is very cool.

Had a fun +EV tourney yesterday, with Enderclone winning the event and the comic book that goes along with it!

Friday, June 08, 2007

The Hustler

STRIP #130
Scarlett has a fine future ahead of her.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


STRIP #129
For those who don't know, getting coolered is when you have the second best possible hand (or second nuts) and lose to the best possible hand (or the nuts), although people often extend the definition beyond that. For example, most set over set situations would be called coolers, even if it's not the nuts vs. second nuts.

+EV was featured nicely today on Bodog's blog, BodogBEAT! You should check out the nice things they said.

Congratulations go out to Eric "Rizen" Lynch, who took a horrible beat to go out 7th in WSOP Event #4 a few hours ago. He finished third in the same event last year (Pot Limit Hold'em), so this is a pretty incredible accomplishment.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Limit Hold'em

STRIP #128
Harold is playing in today's WSOP Event #6, $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold'em. Or at least he was until he found out it was limit and left the Rio.

Huge good luck wishes go out to Eric "Rizen" Lynch, who is currently the CHIP LEADER with 25 left in Event #4, Pot Limit Hold'em, the same tourney that he finished third in last year! Rizen was the first pro to appear in a +EV strip last September and he's my favorite poker player right now. He's winning a bracelet tomorrow.

By the way, online players are just tearing it up lately live, winning practically everything, including a 1-2-3 finish and then 2 out of the top 4 result in the last two WPT events, and the first 2007 WSOP bracelet was won by a kid who just turned 21 and is a big time player online.

Had a fun +EV tourney yesterday, with SurfChix winning the event for the second straight time that she's played it, something that had never been done before.

Friday, June 01, 2007


STRIP #127
When the +EV forums opened over eight months ago, my brother made a joke list of all these different crazy forums and one of them was called Tiffani's Teenz Dreamz, with the description of "This is where cool teenz go to chat about their dreamz with Tiffani, Scarlett's wacky and beautiful teen-aged babysitter who is secretly in puppy-dog love with Corbin. (NOTE: The Tiffani character is not scheduled to make her debut in the +EV comic until June 2007.)" Seeing that it's now June, 2007, here's Tiffani!