Tuesday, January 17, 2006

ROW v US Round 5?

Veneno asked the other day about the next ROW v US bloggers sng and I thought I'd put it out there to see if there's enough interest to give it another go.

$6 Sng at Pokerstars on Sunday 22nd at 10pm Gmt ( 5pm Est) would be the provisional plan.Last time we jumped into a public 27 player Sng at the same time and it worked well.Open to any suggestions apart from changing the format from NL Holdem.All these damn omaha and razz blog posts are confusing the hell outta me!

All bloggers and readers( Andy?) welcome.It would be great if more ROW poker players could play as we've always been greatly outnumbered ( never outgunned!) in the past.We lead the series 3-1 and if we get to 5 I believe we get to choose our own State to keep or use as a timeshare option...

Let me know if your up for it and if you've not played before which side you'll be on.

Not much poker played last night.2 tabled 50c nl full ring tables for 1/2 hour after Mark left and left $3.40 up.

Ok here's a true story from todays paper I liked...

How Ziggy the indiscreet parrot gave a cheating girlfriend the bird: By Alan Hamilton

When the African grey said: 'I love you Gary' in his partner's voice, Chris Taylor became suspicious.

WHEN Chris Taylor’s best friend repeatedly mentioned the name Gary, his suspicions were aroused. He didn’t know a Gary.

And, when the best friend made slurpy kissing noises every time he heard the name Gary on television, Chris wondered if Ziggy was trying to tell him something about some other pretty boy. The penny dropped when, one romantic evening as Mr Taylor cuddled his girlfriend Suzy Collins on the sofa, Ziggy blurted out: “I love you, Gary.”

What gave the game away was that Ziggy spoke the fatal phrase in Ms Collins’s voice. Even by the standards of African grey parrots, Ziggy is a mimic and a half, and from his cage in the corner he had heard every bill and coo of a secret love affair.

A chill ran down Mr Taylor’s spine. He turned to Suzy, whose cheeks had flushed to beetroot. As she dissolved in tears she was forced to admit to a month-long fling with Gary, some of their intimacies conducted in Mr Taylor’s home while he was out at work, but Ziggy wasn’t. She could not deny it; every time her mobile phone had rung, Ziggy had piped up in perfect imitation of her: “Hiya Gary.”

Feathers flew, the relationship was over, and Ms Collins, 25, a call-centre worker, was sent packing that very night from the house in Headingley, Leeds, she had shared with man and bird for a year. That was sad enough, but what is even more heartbreaking is that Mr Taylor has had to part with Ziggy. Hearing the bird constantly squawking the hated name of Gary in the voice of an ex-girlfriend was just too much.

Ziggy has found a new home thanks to the good offices of a local parrot dealer; Mr Taylor, 30, a computer programmer, is adjusting to life on his own. “I wasn’t sorry to see the back of Suzy after what she did, but it really broke my heart to let Ziggy go,” he said yesterday.
“I love him to bits and I really miss having him around, but it was torture hearing him repeat that name over and over again.”

He believes Ziggy was looking after his master’s interests as the bird never really took to Ms Collins, nor she to him. It might have been jealousy, which can flare so easily in a household of two males and one female.

“Ziggy was one in a million; he was a loyal friend, and I have no doubt he was looking out for me,” Mr Taylor said.

The bird was nothing if not multi-talented. He was, according to his former master, a better impressionist than Alistair McGowan, who could exactly imitate Chris’s friends, copy voices from television and radio, and do convincing impersonations of the doorbell, microwave and alarm clock.

Mr Taylor acquired him as a chick eight years ago and named him after the David Bowie character, Ziggy Stardust. He taught the bird to dance while it sang: “Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.”

Ms Collins, who is staying with friends, admitted her fling yesterday but refused to identify Gary.

“I’m not proud of what I did but I’m sure Chris would be the first to admit we were having problems. We had spoken about splitting up several times and I think it was inevitable.”

She added: “I’m surprised to hear he’s got rid of that bloody bird; he spent more time talking to it than he did to me. I couldn’t stand Ziggy, and it looks now the feeling was mutual.”
Not, in her view, a pretty boy, then.


At Tuesday, 17 January, 2006, Blogger TripJax said...

If you want me to set it up private so we don't have to deal with signing up on a 27 person SNG I will, but again, it is a minimum of $10 to do that.

Then again, it is kind of cool to have other non blogger/reader folks in the sng to pump up the payout. Either way, though, let me know...

And yes, I'm interested...

At Tuesday, 17 January, 2006, Blogger Juice said...

any response from poker tracker yet?

At Tuesday, 17 January, 2006, Blogger littleacornman said...

Thanks Trip I'll see what kind of response there is.

Hope it gets off the ground again.I don't get enough chances to sit round the table with y'all.

Juice I downloaded the latest patch and found all my hands....but it wouldn't let me import anymore as it thinks I've done my 1000 hands and still to register.

An email to support should sort things out :-)

Just emailed Ben W the autorate rules I use.Give me a shout if you don't get them.

At Wednesday, 18 January, 2006, Blogger Juice said...

thanks acorn,

But Im not quite sure which icons to you in the auto rate and also do your rules work for 10 man rings?

At Wednesday, 18 January, 2006, Blogger littleacornman said...

I think those were 10 player ring autorate rules.Simply ( hoho) impoer those new rules to PT and the icons will change automatically.

I think I got them from the bet-the-pot forum.Worth checking.

At Wednesday, 18 January, 2006, Blogger Juice said...

yes bet the pot is where i saw those values too

At Wednesday, 18 January, 2006, Blogger presidentdavelee said...

I am going to try and make my first ROW v US on Sunday, I would be open to either the private or public, but think that the public would be better with the nonblogger/readers putting in money as well. Do you guys just meet up on Yahoo messenger before hand?

At Wednesday, 18 January, 2006, Blogger HighOnPoker said...

Yes we do, Prez.

I will try my best, but I think I have obligations Sunday afternoon. If we made it one hour later, it'd be easier. I'll do what I can.


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