Monday, July 30, 2007

Middle Name For the Win

STRIP #151
I'm thinking everyone will call her Emily other than Corbin, who will always call her Ultramarine. But maybe little Ultra will like the name and insist on using it. If +EV is still being made in 2011 or so, we'll get to see what happens with that!

Congratulations to alpendog for winning yesterday's 44th +EV tourney and the comic book that goes along with it! This was alpendog's fifth +EV win, extending his record.

Friday, July 27, 2007


STRIP #150
Yes, her name will actually be Ultramarine! And I must thank Lorne from the comments of the previous strip for suggesting the name and the reasoning behind it (Violet/Scarlett colors).

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Baby Names

STRIP #149
Still deciding on her real name. Send in suggestions, if you'd like!

Monday, July 23, 2007


STRIP #148
This strip is in reference to the recent scandal over the real identity of four6suited, the #12 ranked player on PocketFives. Turns out she doesn't exist and was just an invention of Luke Vrable, known as Darvin HAM on P5s. He created her in order to more easily talk to top players and get poker advice from them, with the help of fake sexy photos as well. But as the story unfolds we've learned that not only did he want poker advice from them, but he also wanted other players to stake four6suited, someone who doesn't exist, in live events, like at the World Series of Poker. At least one player staked four6suited $3,000 to play in a WSOP event, and Luke had no intentions of returning that money before he was caught in this lie. Luke is a cheater and a thief and I hope all his money is confiscated from the poker sites and his accounts closed. Here's the nearly 800 post long thread that started it all, but there are many others throughout P5s with new info.

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Extremely Large Alligator

STRIP #147
Harold is stupid.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Main Event Day 7

STRIP #146
For those who don't yet know, Jerry Yang won the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event early this morning and he's an extremely religious man, often saying that he'll glorify the name of Jesus Christ if he wins certain hands and so on. I hated the guy at first, but started liking him a little after he knocked out Raymond Rahme in third place and told him that he has a "friend for life" while vigorously shaking his hand. This guy's a real character. In his interview with Norman Chad after the win, he kept saying things like "God gave me a set" and "God gave me a wheel" (5-high straight) and "God gave me a 4" and all this stuff. He's a funny guy too, so at least I like him a lot more than Jamie Gold. I'd like almost anyone more than Jamie Gold, though. Congratulations to Jerry Yang!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Main Event Days 5-6

STRIP #145
Poor Corbin.

Huge congratulations go out to Adam Junglen for winning the Sunday Million last night for $198,922.80, no chop. He's one of the original big fans of +EV and he appeared in this strip in December. A huge win like this was a long time coming for Adam and I'm extremely happy for him. You can congratulate him in this 2+2 thread or just leave a comment on his blog!

Congrats to lakritz for winning the 42nd +EV tourney and the comic book that goes with it!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Main Event Day 4

STRIP #144
CLICK HERE to watch a funny video that helps explain the Vinny Vinh situation. In short, three times this year he's suddenly disappeared in the middle of a tournament, including the Main Event, getting totally blinded off in the first two and then getting back just in time to push with a super short stack in the ME. Now we know where he's been!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Main Event Day 3

STRIP #143
CLICK HERE to watch the video of Phil Hellmuth crashing his race car a couple days ago. (Not a Rick Roll!)

Monday, July 09, 2007

Main Event Day 2

STRIP #142
Tobey Maguire did advance to Day 2, so this is at least possible -- you know, assuming that Corbin is a real person and also made it to Day 2.

Congratulations to tow75 for winning Sunday's 41st +EV tourney and the comic that goes with it!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Main Event Day 1

STRIP #141
I hope Corbin and Clancy and Harold all make the final table. Would be exciting. Doubtful, though.

I was a guest on this week's PocketFives Podcast, along with Congresswoman Shelley Berkley. Click to listen. I show up about 22 minutes in for the last 1/4 or so of the 30 minute show.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Welcome to Vegas

STRIP #140
Corbin did a bad thing.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Rick Roll

STRIP #139
Click here to win a ton of free money.

Congrats to SurfChix for winning the 40th +EV Tourney and the comic book that goes along with it!