Friday, November 28, 2008

POLL - Format for Season 2

The MDP league had an alternating schedule for tournament seasons - they would alternate between a season of NL Hold 'em and a season of mixed games (stud, hold'm limit and NL, omaha, razz, HORSE, etc). People seemed to like this since it changed things up a bit. Some people don't like the other games though. So I'm looking for input on what format we should use for Season 2. There is a poll over there on the right, and there is also a poll over on FftD. Comments are also welcome.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Very Sad News

Jay Allen Craig (aka JacJr, Craig1625) passed away this morning.

Goodbye Jay, you will be missed...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Week 3 Results

Week 3 ended with Craig1625 victorious, edging out maddoggy44 and UAEgreg. As if winning wasn't enough, Craig1625 also scored the 5 point bounty for knocking out last week's winner early in the contest.

The results:

As of Week 3, the standings are:

potnets 62.06
EJ89 51.22
Craig1625 50.00
maddoggy44 42.49
HiRoller88 39.54
UAEgreg 38.27
themerk08 29.96
ravensfutbal 29.79
Ehonda500Mob 29.33

nekendrick 28.35
laxstarr1995 28.04
FiveFingerz 27.16
BaltoBruiser 21.78
rachel1988 21.30
mxrider 19.93
Kore89 15.03
A7X CHAPTER4 12.81
nutz4you 9.56
DarkRattler 7.02

Game Day!

Week 3 of Season 1 takes place tonight at 9pm. The 5 point bounty will be on potnets. Tournament information over on the right.

If you've been on the sidelines, it's not too late to get in. We had several new players join last week, and two of them finished in the money putting them in the top 10 overall. New players are "seeded" with a few points - half the points of the current low score - so you are not starting from scratch. Including tonight, there are eight tournaments left in the regular season - lots of points up for grabs!

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

MDP is Dead, Long Live FftD!

In its heyday, was a pretty cool place to hang out. It wasn't perfect - the owners of the site had basically put the site on autopilot - but it got the job done, and many of the folks in this league met each other and stayed connected through MDP.

Tragically, MDP was struck down a couple of months ago, a victim of a virtual drive-by shooting. Despite assurances from the owners that MDP would be back quickly, brain functions ceased and all that is left is for the plug to be pulled. MDP is over, its members slowly wandering away from their keyboards and rejoining normal society.

But normal society wasn't the answer. The void needed to be filled. Enter Forum for the Degenizens - FftD for short. The faithful began discovering it as it took shape, and it is now ready to take its place as a premium time-suck in the lives of former MDP-dwellers. But it is much more than a MDP replacement - this place is all about its members.

If you aren't already there, check it out:

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Playoff/Payout Details

Here is how the end of the season will go.

After the 10 regular weeks of the season, the 9 players at the top of the scoreboard will play in a "Championship" STT. The points from this tournament will be added to the regular season totals to determine the final league standings.

Since the Championship STT will not have the usual bounty in play, it will be a 2-pt knockout tourney instead. Each player will essentially have a 2-pt bounty - knock someone out, you get their 2 points. The tourney winner keeps the 2 points they they didn't give up. So that puts 18 extra points into play for the Championship in addition to the usual tournament points - lots of opportunity to move up in the standings. It also makes getting into the top 9 critical during the regular season!

At the conclusion of the Championship tourney the top 3 point leaders overall will get a share of the league prize pool, as follows:

1st place - 50%
2nd place - 30%
3rd place - 20%


Forgot the results pic:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Online Poker Leagues Are Rigged...

We had several new players join this week, including HiRoller88 who took second and 24.15 points and rachel1988 who took down third along with 18.8 points. UAEgreg scored the 5 point bounty on EJ89. And your humble host outlasted everyone to become top donkey. Hee Haw!!

The updated rankings:

potnets 56.73
EJ89 42.08
HiRoller88 26.65
laxstarr1995 21.49
FiveFingerz 21.47
rachel1988 21.30
nekendrick 20.70
UAEgreg 20.18
mxrider 19.93
themerk08 19.84
maddoggy44 19.21
ravensfutbal 18.46
Ehonda500Mob 14.33
BaltoBruiser 13.45
Craig1625 10.00
Kore89 8.94
DarkRattler 7.02

Thanks to everyone who came out!

Game Day!

Week 2 of Season 1 is tonight, 9pm EST. Details over on the right.

As a reminder, it's not to late to join (or to recruit others)! As the season progresses new players entering the league will start with half the points of the lowest score. One good finish and you are right in the mix.

Rumor has it E was going to join the league, but he has been laying low. Group peer pressure encouraged.

As a wise MDP poster once said... "Get yer balls in there!"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week 2 - Jump In!

The battered combatants from week one are getting set for week two, Tuesday night at 9pm. It's not too late to join in! Placing high in any given week will give you a big jump in the standings, and we give new players a few points to get started (half the lowest score). Plus there's always a 5-point bounty on the previous week's winner.

Most of the people that played week 1 probably know someone that was interested or on the fence - apply that peer pressure! The league will be better the more people we have in it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Feed Test 2

Just trying some more things out.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Check. Check-1-2.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Week 2

The Week 2 tournament has been created - the password is PLQE98nK. There will be a 5 league point bounty on EJ89, who won week 1.

It's not too late for new players to join the league. New players entering after the season starts will start with half the points of the lowest score. For example, someone starting this week would be starting with 2.5 points, since the lowest score is 5.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Week 1 Results

We had 13 players battle it out in week 1, with EJ89 taking down the top spot along with the 5 point bounty. The honor of going out first went to Craig1625. The remaining field battled for about an hour and a half, with the top 3 spots going to EJ89, potnets and FiveFingerz. The final hand was JJ vs. TT, all-in preflop. A Jack on the flop (along with 2 6's) and a Ten on the turn made it interesting, but the jacks held up in a boat-over-boat finale. The rundown:

The points standings after week 1 of 10:

EJ89 36.06
potnets 20.50
FiveFingerz 15.82
mxrider 13.03
nekendrick 11.12
ravensfutbal 9.72
maddoggy44 8.63
UAEgreg 7.75
DarkRattler 7.02
themerk08 6.40
laxstarr1995 5.87
BaltoBruiser 5.41
Craig1625 5.00

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Tuesday is fast approaching. Thanks to those of you that have joined the league and registered for the first tournament!

If you expressed an interest in the league and haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you join. Just transfer $15 to potnets on PokerStars, and register for the first tournament (info over there on the right).

If you are already in, see if you can get a friend or two to join as well. More people in the league will make it more fun, as well as increasing the prize pool.

See you Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

League Starts Next Week!

The first tournament of the first season of the MD DonkFest Poker League is next Tuesday (complete info over there on the right). To make sure you are all set for the league, here's what you need to do:

1) Join the league! The league fee is $15 for the 10-game season. All of the money brought in by the league goes into the prize pool for the league. To pay your $15 fee, initiate a PokerStars transfer (Requests->Transfer Funds... on the main PokerStars screen) to user "potnets". The confirmation pop-up will show my city as Severna Park - please make sure you are transferring to the correct person! Once I receive your fee, I will add you to the league roster. The league fee must be paid in order to earn any league points.

2) Register for the tournament. To find the tournament, click on Tourney, then Private. Scroll down to Nov 11, 9pm EST and look for "MD DonkFest S1W1". The weekly tournaments are $5+.50 and pay out like normal tournaments.

Reminder - if you need to get a PokerStars account you can do so here

Complete league details here

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fun with AdSense

Some of you may have noticed the little Google-placed ads over on the right side of the screen. Google decides what ads "fit" based on the content of the page, and if people actually click on the ads a tiny bit of ad revenue can be generated (if any money is actually generated here, BTW, it will either go into the season pool or towards cash bounties - this is non-profit).

Anyway, so far all of the ads have been poker-related as expected, and some of them even look like decent websites. Today, however, they started running an ad about dealing with psoriasis. Hmmm. Maybe they know a little TOO much about us.

Of course, now I've mentioned psoriasis so their methodology has just been confirmed. Rats. Oh well, let's try a new one: herpes. Herpes, herpes, herpes. Let's see what you got, Google!