Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Week 8 Results

Maddoggy44 scored a trifecta last night, taking down the win, the bounty, and moving into the points lead for the league. Fivefingerz put up a valiant fight but settled for second, and newcomer XPreacherX took third. 5 point bounty next week on Maddoggy44.

The current top nine:

maddoggy44 (1) 134.88
EJ89 (2) 123.55
themerk08 105.56
potnets (1) 102.84
nekendrick 90.28
HiRoller88 87.94
Ehonda500Mob (1) 85.40
nutzforU (1) 76.68
UAEgreg 73.26

On the bubble with two weeks to go:

laxstarr1995 71.90
ravensfutbal 66.71
A7X CHAPTER4 64.38
raquel1988 63.62
FiveFingerz 62.55
BaltoBruiser 61.83
xICEPICKx (1) 61.23

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Game Day!

Tonight is Week 8 of Season 1 - the first of three remaining games before the Championship. The bounty is on last week's winner, nutz4you. See you tonight!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

More Bonus Bucks!

See those little Google ads on the side and below this post? We get a tiny little trickle of change just for putting those in front of your faces, plus a somewhat bigger bit of change if someone actually clicks on them. We just recently hit a milestone, moving past one dollar in revenue so far this season! They send you money when you reach $100. What does that mean for us? Well, sometime around Season 75 or so there will be a nice bump in the prize pool!

So we all have that to look forward to!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Week 7 Results

The bounty hunt this week was a little anticlimatic, since EJ89 was one of a couple of players sitting out, but it was finally taken down by nutzforU who also maintained a lead for nearly the entire tournament. Maddoggy44 (2nd) and themerk08 (3rd) put up a good fight, but nutzforU held on to take down the weekly title.

There are 6 players within about 10 points of the Top 9 bubble, so it's still anyone's game.

The updated standings:

EJ89 123.55
themerk08 99.76
maddoggy44 97.46
potnets 94.61
Ehonda500Mob 85.40
nekendrick 85.28
HiRoller88 81.11
UAEgreg 66.98
=== Top 9 =====
laxstarr1995 62.76
xICEPICKx 61.23
rachel1988 58.24
ravensfutbal 56.43
BaltoBruiser 54.36
A7X CHAPTER4 52.65
Craig1625 50.00
FiveFingerz 41.09
Kore89 32.09
mxrider 19.93
DarkRattler 7.02

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

League Policy Update

We have decided to continue providing the weekly tournament passwords openly on the blog, and to allow non-league members to play in the weekly tournaments if they wish to do so. The reasons for this are:

  1. Keeping the password secret does not prevent non-league members from observing the tournaments and commenting in the chat window. This was an issue recently; the solution is to ignore unwanted chat and report inappropriate chat to PokerStars Support. Please do not respond to inappropriate chat.
  2. Allowing non-league members to play in the weekly tournaments simply increases the weekly prize pool and does not interfere with the league scoring. In addition, it may encourage new people to join the league.
Comments welcome.

Game Day!

Week 7 is upon us tonight. There is a 5 point bounty on last week's winner and league point leader EJ89. Everyone should have received the tourney password by email - contact me if you need it.

AX7CHAPTER4 - I still need your email address. You can use the comment link below to provide it (it won't be published).

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Let the Manhunt Begin

Okay, that's a little dramatic, but we are looking for valid email addresses for the following two league players:


Don't worry guys, you are not in trouble, we are just making some administrative changes to the league and will need your email addresses for further use.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Week 6 Results

EJ89 became our first repeat winner and has taken a strong lead in league points. In what was likely our longest tournament yet at over 2.5 hours, nekendrick placed second and LaxStarr1995 took third despite being hospitalized and heavily medicated. That's the sort of dedication we admire in this league!

A7XCHAPTER4 took the 5 point bounty by eliminating xICEPICKx. EJ89 will be the bounty next week.

The updated standings:

EJ89 113.27
potnets 88.33
themerk08 83.16
nekendrick 80.28
Ehonda500Mob 77.93
maddoggy44 76.00
HiRoller88 74.28
UAEgreg 61.18
==== Top 9====
laxstarr1995 53.62
xICEPICKx 53.00
ravensfutbal 51.05
Craig1625 50.00
FiveFingerz 41.09
A7X CHAPTER4 40.92
BaltoBruiser 40.65
Kore89 32.09
nutz4you 25.55
mxrider 19.93
DarkRattler 7.02

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Game Day!

We now begin the downhill roll towards the league championship. Tonight is Season 1, Week 6, with a 5-point bounty on last week's winner, xICEPICKx. The league prize pool has now topped $300, thanks to cash added from the Bonus Situation, so for the couple of folks each week that somehow manage to forget about league night, stay focused and get in there!

Championship Final for top 9 players: January 20.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Bonus Situation

See that little flashing PokerStars logo over there on the right? That's an affiliate link, meaning if someone clicks on that and opens a new PokerStars account, funds it, and meets a minimum level of play we get some money. Well somebody actually did that (thank you!!) so now we have a few more bucks to work with.

Next season, we will be having a $5 cash bounty each week instead of a 5 point bounty, which should provide a little more instant gratification. We will still do a 2-point knockout bounty for the championship tourney.

In addition, there is still $25 left over that will go into this season's prize pool, pushing us over the $300 mark! That accounts for all of the money received, which maintains our non-profit status - this league is all about the love. :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Week 5 Results

I thought this week's bounty was going to fall in the first hand when E made a comment preflop about having 2-4 and my cards just happened to be 2-4. Of course the flop came down 3-5-6. E led out $100 and I raised to $500, but when he pushed I knew he spoke the truth. All-in first hand for the bounty, only to get a chop.

The 5-point bounty went to nekendrick and that took the remaining nine to the final table. Along with the bounty, nekendrick took down third place. Second went to raquel1988, and this weeks winner is xICEPICKx. Keep an eye out for xICEPICKx next week - there's a 5 point bounty on his head.

Updated standings:

potnets 79.19
EJ89 75.84
Ehonda500Mob 71.16
themerk08 66.95
HiRoller88 65.86
maddoggy44 64.96
nekendrick 55.28
UAEgreg 53.39
==== Top 9 ===
Craig1625 50.00
ravensfutbal 45.76
xICEPICKx 45.75
FiveFingerz 41.09
laxstarr1995 34.13
BaltoBruiser 28.33
Kore89 22.09
A7X CHAPTER4 21.95
nutz4you 19.94
mxrider 19.93
DarkRattler 7.02

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Game Day

Week 5 is tonight at 9pm, bringing us to the halfway point in the season. There are still lots of points to be had, so come on out. 5 point bounty on last week's winner, Ehonda500mob.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Need Money!!

Last week we had a few people scrambling for PokerStars money for the tourney as it was getting started. Just a friendly reminder that it is ok to plan ahead a day or two. Registration for the tournaments is open for nearly a week before start time...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Season 2 Format

The polls are closed and the masses have spoken. Mixed Games won by a large margin. So for Season 2 we will use a mixed games rotation much like we saw in the MDP league. For the Hold 'em voters, no worries - we will have some Hold 'em in the mix as well. This is a great chance to try out some new games in a friendly environment. Nothing too exotic, but it changes things up a bit and is a lot of fun. Hopefully everyone will enjoy it!

Season 3 will return to the NL Hold 'em format.

Thanks for voting!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Week 4 Results

Ehonda500Mob took control of the final table early, and never let it go. He took down week 4 and will be the bounty next week. Rounding out the top 3 were themerk08 and HiRoller88.

The standings:

potnets 73.39
Ehonda500Mob 64.33
EJ89 64.11
HiRoller88 57.63
maddoggy44 57.49
themerk08 53.24
Craig1625 50.00
UAEgreg 48.39
ravensfutbal 35.48

==== Top 9 ==

FiveFingerz 34.81
laxstarr1995 34.13
nekendrick 33.68
rachel1988 30.44
BaltoBruiser 28.33
Kore89 22.09
mxrider 19.93
nutz4you 14.56
xICEPICKx 13.33
A7X CHAPTER4 12.81
DarkRattler 7.02

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Game Day

Tonight is Week 4 of Season 1. There is no bounty this week.

New players are still welcome to join, and would be "seeded" this week with 5 league points. Details here.

Also, don't forget to vote in the poll for next season's league format.