Re: Windy City Blowout IV - June 1-3 ... Sign up Here!
I had a bit of time and wanted to say how nice it was to have everyone over.
Besides the Tourney results, the team results were:
1. k9dr (2) and pltrgyst (5)
2. Pebbles (4) and Sandy Creek (9)
3. Josh (1) and Courage (13)
4. FSU88(7) and MGM Grand (11)
5. cdnmoose 8 and mmoose (14)
6. RIch (3) and DJMarc (20)
7. Jamby (10) and Abby's Sister (15)
8. Jeff (16) and Whataboutj (19)
9. Guinness (17) and RHBergman 18
It was great company.
DJMarc was one of the new Chiptalkers, and he fit right in. Great conversation and he instigated some gamboool right away with some prop bets (that I didn't collect on once!!!)
It was also great to get to spend time with Pltrgst...I felt like I knew him from his posts, but what a good guy. He drinks good booze (Balvenie!!! and some awesome rum). That counts for a lot.
MGM Grand - It was great to play poker with you. Your wife was charming and thank you for the Cody Road small batch bourbon! I love bourbon neat or on the rocks, and Manhattans are my favorite mixed drink. The Cody Road came out the day he came to Chicago. What a treat!
Josh - thanks for your generosity! I didn't open the envelope until I cleaned up on Tuesday night, and wow - I appreciate it. I dealt the last hour and a half of the tournament when Josh and k9dr had their epic heads up match for the championship. They both are incredible poker players and it was a lesson in patience. k9dr is a good guy, and we had a chance to catch up after meeting and Courage's last game.
CDNMoose & MMoose brought a bunch of Canadian treats. I liked the catchup potato chips especially. Lindt chocolates, maple cookies, moose pencil, etc. Both very tough players. Fran was great to talk to and Rob kicked some butt at the cash table I was at.
It was great to see Jamby, GWhiz, WhataboutJ, FSU88, Sandy Creek and Deena. They're all Chiptalkers who have been been around for quite some time. Jamby was one of the forces behind starting up the first Chiptalk Meet-up and has been involved in the planning of all of the Chicago meetups. Sandy Creek is an incredible cash AND tourney player. Dena (Pebbles) placed fourth in the tourney and is a awesome help organizing the game and keeping it straight. Nothing escapes her notice.
Call them what you will... The Three Amigos; The Unholy Trinity; Moe, Larry and Curley...Berg, Courage and Guinness are about as fun to play poker with as anybody can be.
Abby99 and Abby's sister showed everyone such a good time that they almost got to the point that they took Berg and Guinness out Friday. I think that's saying a lot.
See you all next time.
Jeff = JCTC
Last edited by Jeff; 06-09-2012 at 11:02 PM.