Friday, April 14, 2006

That's What Friends are for...

What started out as one of the worst days of my life, ended with a night of good times with my blogger friends. Hence, I'm sooo glad that the final match for the HUC3 took place yesterday. Please make sure and visit the HUC site for the final results!

In preparation for the evening I purchased a bottle of 1800 Tequila. Once I started up the chat conference on Yahoo, we had the whole gang of bloggers ready for some fun. Forgive me if I leave someone out during this post.

Immediately, I began to consume my poison of choice for the night. Garth and Katitude were more than willing to keep up with me in the drinking category. Since I hadn't had any dinner, I was feeling rather fine in no time. Soon SoxLover became my personal drinking monitor. He had me pacing myself to avoid a repeat incident from the Mango Tequila night. Kat and I tried to get Gary to sing but were not successful. Next time he needs to be doing shots with us!

I was scheduled to kickoff the evening in a series of HU matches with Flux. But knowing my normal schedule, he didn't believe that I would actually be home at 8 p.m. EST. He ended up showing up just before our second match was scheduled. By that time, I had already lined up a substitute and started playing in a $3 rebuy tournament.

Jordan, one of my all time favorite bloggers to battle, had intially offered to fill in, but he was busy finishing his 45 SNG for the challenge he has going.

I was even willing to play WeakPlayer Heads Up if I had too. But he is holding out till I bake him his cookies...yikes...I really do need to do that....

TripJax was ready to take on Veneno. Hard to believe he was fearful of facing me on the virtual felt at one point in time. We have had a series going for a bounty. He made sure to ask if this counted. Somehow, I managed to type "yes". A note worthy point since typing had started to become a challenge. I don't remember much about the match except for the fact that I lost. Now I owe Trip a nice card case. The word suckout comes to mind.....but I would need to confirm with Trip..Congrats on your victory Trip!

I do remember having a great concern to finish my match with Trip before 9 pm so I could play with Flux. We did manage to complete our game with a minute to spare so I could get my peee break in.

At 9 pm, I was still in my rebuy tournament, just starting to play the HUC3 Lounge event with 11 other blogger pals, and commenced my HU match with Flux. Even tequila could not prevent me from taking the victory against my pal Flux. I am looking forward to his post on the game. Is it possible for him to give me credit for HU skills? We shall see......

The HUC3 final matches with WillWonka and FishyMcDonK were suppose to start at 9 pm also. But they were delayed. By the time they did start their match, I was totally and completely smashed and preoccuppied with the Lounge game, Rebuy Tournament, and the Chatroom.

About this time, AlCantHang, joined our chat. Not long after, I got my first Dial-A-Shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Al! That was great!

Then to make the evening even better, Iggy joined us too.

I somehow managed to make it in the money on the rebuy tournament for a minor profit.

Then, I won the HUC Lounge game....Wooo hoooooooooooo!!!!!!!! Beating bloggers..that's what counts right?

PokerStars Tournament #23000282, No Limit Hold'em
Buy-In: $10.00/$1.00
12 players
Total Prize Pool: $120.00
Tournament started - 2006/04/13 - 21:00:00 (ET)
Tournament finished - 2006/04/13 - 23:12:56 (ET)
1: yosoyveneno (Whittier), $60.00 (50%)
2: weak_player (Atlanta), $36.00 (30%)
3: smokkee (Laguna Niguel), $24.00 (20%)
4: FishyMcDonK (Kanata),
5: 23skidoo (Atlanta),
6: Garthmeister (Washington),
7: willwonka (St Peters),
8: surflexus (Kennesaw),
9: TripJax (Greensboro),
10: HighOnPokr (New York),
11: SoxLover (Jersey City),
12: phluxer (Rye),

Just when I won this match, I got a call from Iggy for my second Dial-a-shot. Of course he didn't let me off with just one. I had at least two with him. I paid the price later...yeah Sox, after all your efforts...I still got sick....I'm gonna have to build up a higher tolerance before Vegas for sure.

Finally, Waffles shows up!

So I ended my evening chatting with two of my favorite blogger friends, Waffles and Iggy.

I can't tell you enough how glad I am to be a part of the blogger community! Thanks for showing me "What Friends are for...."


smokkee said...

I knew once we got short handed in the HUC lounge, you were going to be a tough opponent. Nice takedown.

SirFWALGMan said...

Ya know.. I think your list is sorted incorrectly. I am at the bottom, but I have one of the best win rates against you at 66%. Where Hoyazo *VENDETTA!) has a crappy 0% win rate against you... So technically I am better than him. Keep Fluxer at the bottom..

Veneno said...


You are too cute! I appreciate your suggestion to sort my stats by % win vs games. I will think that one over.

But 66%? Last time I checked, 6/15 = 40%. If you had a 66% win rate you would be leading not losing in your matches against me.

C.L. Russo said...

How does one get into a heads-up match with the legendary Veneno?

TripJax said...

You were definitely rushed. I could tell by your penchant to push hands even stronger than normal.

On the flop with three diamonds I had top pair and a Q high diamond flush draw. You pushed all in and I called. Turn was a blank and river was diamond giving me a higher flush to your medium flush.

Bad beat, but not horrible. Either way it was fun.

I'll be IM'ing you my address soon...

: )