Monday, February 28, 2011

Poker Tournament this Saturday

Hey Everyone,

Finally! It's time for another fun and exciting Poker Tournament to benefit Colon Cancer Patients. This is our 4th annual one to raise money for the Figgtree foundation. First place will be a $1,000 visa check card (compliments of Clear Title Group). Second place will be a $500 visa check card (compliments of Golden Oak Lending and McKelvey Appraisals 314-972-3220). We have lots of other prizes as well including a trip to Tunica, a TV, poker chip sets, Pokerstars gear, Fulltilt Cash, and lots and lots of great gift certificates.

Your $65 buyin will include food and drinks. And don't forget: YOUR BUYIN IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE. No excuses. If you can't play, consider sponsoring someone else to play. If you know anyone who has (or had) Cancer, or if you want to play poker for a good cause, or if you just want to come prove that you are the best poker player in Saint Louis and can take down the $1,000 first place prize, please play and support our charity.

If you or someone you know wants to promote their business, you can still donate something for the prizes. All sponsors will be recognized on the website (http://figgtreepoker.blogspot.com) and at the tournament.  Every prize we give out is donated. Last year we were able to give a prize to almost every player. All the money raised will help Colon Cancer Patients in need.

There will be first time players, occasional players, and semi-serious players. Everyone has a chance to win something. There will be lots and lots and lots of prizes. Everyone who plays will have fun. We guarantee it!

When: March 5th, 5:00 pm
Where: The Grand Opera House near Ameristar Casino
How Much: $65 if you pre-register ($85 at the door) Add-on available at the door. Rebuys available for the first 3 rounds for $50
To register go to http://figgtreepoker.blogspot.com

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN. We are expecting to get 150 players this year so early registration is encouraged.

So far, we have big donations from:

And many more still coming......

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please visit the websites and use our sponsors. We really hope you can make it there. IT WILL BE A GREAT TIME!

Come help us raise money for charity!

James and Kelly Hawkins

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Survivor tourney number 4

After lots of smack talk, I ended up finishing 2nd after a deal between me an Numb. I'll post more later. Going to bed.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Survivor tournament #4

Soooooooooooo.

Tonight is another night for Survivor: Donkey Island. See Very Josie's post here. I had a friend (outside of our Survivor group) play last Wednesday night and he tuned in to BuddyDank Radio while playing. He LOVED it. He said it was so unique and fun. If you haven't played an online tournament while listening to that tournament being broadcast and commented on by BDR, you have really missed out. It is really fun.

Anyway, on to Survivor: Very Josie's post (or Mr. Joe C Very as Goat recalls her) says she will do NOTHING except focus on winning. If I do say so myself, GOOD LUCK! TEAM DONKEY RULES! Waffles said it best: Stupid people deserve what they get. I'm not saying anything about VJ, Waffles does plenty of that. But I do know he was right in his post when he insinuates Team Donkey is STACKED!

Come on out tonight and see for yourself. Got to Fulltiltpoker then private tournaments then find the Mookie at 21:00pm. Or go to the lobby and under requests, search for a player: jamyhawk (<--link to self per JJOK). Password is vegas1.

See you there. (think I can shove in any more links on this page?)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A rare good fold

$5 rebuy 2nd week in a row

I wish I could say I won it. I really really tried. But I'll take $60 on $10 invested every day. Now I just need to transfer that to the Sunday night Survivor tourneys:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

All the money goes in on the turn

2nd tournament of Survivor Series

Last night was the 2nd tournament in our Survivor series. We had 28 players. I started off the tournament as a LAG but had to lay down hands like TPMK when players were shoving 60 BB's into me.

I got down to as little as 900 chips (starting stacks were 3,000) and doubled up with a shove of 99 over an agro raiser with 64off suit (thanks for the gift pushmonkey72). I chipped up a bit and took on more of a TAG style of play. Next thing I knew, I was chip leader with 12 players left.

But winning the tournament was not important to me. Outlasting Team FISH was important. No matter what, I did not want to vote again. And last night, I think it became apparent which Survivor Team is stacked. With 7 players left, we had 5 Team Donkey players still in (Numbono was one of the 5 and I do count him even though he was voted out of the first tournament because he will always be from Team Donkey).

So once the final player from Team Fish was eliminated (Xkm1245), I opened up my play again and ended up shoving with 22. I don't remember exactly what took me out, but I didn't care. I finished 6th and was glad my team won immunity.

Let's be honest: I didn't play the Mookie/Dank last week and I won't be playing it after the Survivor series is over. I'm in these to get my Team immunity.

In the history of survivor there has never been a more unbalanced division of skill as their is between Team Donkey and Team Fish. TEAM DONKEY RULES!

Now if I can only remember to put my "auto rebuy" on for the rebuy tournaments, I should be able to back this up.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Catch me in these tourneys every Sunday and Wednesday

Survive Donkey Island 001
Full Tilt Poker
$1 + $1 Rebuy
Sundays
9:30 PM EST
password: survive

Mookie/Dank
Full Tilt Poker
$10 + $1 NLHE
Wednesdays
10 PM EST
password: vegas1

Survivor Redemption Island Starts tonight

Sunday, February 13, 2011

First Game of Survivor Poker

First game of Survivor for me tonight. I was ready. I played a rebuy last night to prepare and took it down. I was ready.

Oh and while I start the tournament, I figured I would install Teamspeak so that I can get onto  BDR tonight.

So while working on the Teamspeak, my Fulltilt client wouldn't come up over the Teamspeak window. So I hear a beep and check my table and it's my turn. But the window hadn't popped up.

So the 2nd hand of the tournament, I shove with AK (it's a rebuy), and then go back to work on Teamspeak. Then when I get a moment I go back and check on my tournament, and I'm OUT.

OUT 2nd hand. Brilliant!

Now I know to put auto rebuy on and to get my BDR issues worked out BEFORE I play poker.

Come play Wednesday night. Click the Survivor image to the right. I guarantee I will last longer than the 2nd hand!

Nice little score

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hey Everyone,

Finally! It's time for another fun and exciting Poker Tournament to benefit Colon Cancer Patients. This is our 4th annual one to raise money for the Figgtree foundation. First place will be a $1,000 visa check card (compliments of Clear Title Group). Second place will be a $500 visa check card (compliments of Golden Oak Lending and McKelvey Appraisals 314-972-3220). We have lots of other prizes as well including a trip to Tunica, a TV, poker chip sets, Pokerstars gear, Fulltilt Cash, and lots and lots of great gift certificates.

Your $65 buyin will include food and drinks. And don't forget: YOUR BUYIN IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE. No excuses. If you can't play, consider sponsoring someone else to play. If you know anyone who has (or had) Cancer, or if you want to play poker for a good cause, or if you just want to come prove that you are the best poker player in Saint Louis and can take down the $1,000 first place prize, please play and support our charity.

If you or someone you know wants to promote their business, you can still donate something for the prizes. All sponsors will be recognized on the website (http://figgtreepoker.blogspot.com) and at the tournament.  Every prize we give out is donated. Last year we were able to give a prize to almost every player. All the money raised will help Colon Cancer Patients in need.

There will be first time players, occasional players, and semi-serious players. Everyone has a chance to win something. There will be lots and lots and lots of prizes. Everyone who plays will have fun. We guarantee it!

When: March 5th, 5:00 pm
Where: The Grand Opera House near Ameristar Casino
How Much: $65 if you pre-register ($85 at the door) Add-on available at the door. Rebuys available for the first 3 rounds for $50
To register go to http://figgtreepoker.blogspot.com

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN. We are expecting to get 150 players this year so early registration is encouraged.

So far, we have big donations from:

And many more still coming......

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please visit the websites and use our sponsors. We really hope you can make it there. IT WILL BE A GREAT TIME!

Come help us raise money for charity!

James and Kelly Hawkins