Archive for the ‘Poker’ Category

The trade mart is officially open (2012-4-22)

As Bruce Buffer says before the start of big UFC matches, “It’s TIME.” In this case, it’s time for trading to begin in CDRL and to no one’s surprise, the four-time defending champion Collierville Kings took the gift wrap off the season by making a deal with the Usual Suspects, sending Drew Storen ($20, 2-year [...]

Year 2 is in the books; looked a lot like Year 1 (2010-12-24)

Famous boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer would announce the decision this way: “… for the winner by knockout and STILLLLLLLL champion, the SIlent AssASSSSSSSSin.” For the second year in a row, Thursday Night Investment Club officials handed the award of Player of the Year to the Assassin, who, unlike 2009, didn’t have to wait until [...]

End of the year, battle for top spot grow closer (2010-12-3)

With just a few battles yet to be fought in the 2010 Thursday Night Investment Club, the first December encounter showed that we’re not quite ready yet to plan a coronation for the reigning and defending champion. A nearly three-hour game Dec. 2 concluded when the Competitor outdrew Magic Man in a one-hand playoff after [...]

He who g-robs his chips last usually wins (2010-11-11)

The Silent Assassin, reigning and defending Thursday Night Investment Club champion, increased his lead over the second-place Competitor to 14 points Wednesday night, as he closes in on his second straight title. Should the Assassin win the championship this year, it would mark the first time in the long and storied history of the TNIC [...]

A thought about the playoffs, Thursday Night Investment Club style (2010-10-29)

If you look at the first round as the flop, and you look at the League Championship Series as the turn card, are we headed for Peel-Out getting beat on the river again???

Recap of Oct. 28 meeting (2010-10-29)

We’ll sum up the action of Oct. 28. My mother always taught me that if you have nothing good to say, you should say nothing at all. All you need to know can be found in the standings at the top of the page. So, on with the statistical notables you might (or might not) [...]

The week after a win (2010-10-28)

In our never-ending quest to bring you the complete statistical breakdown of the Thursday Night Investment Club, we spared no expense in an extensive study to determine which player plays the best the week after a victory. It should come as no surprise that the overall leader — and reigning and defending champion — tops [...]

Does the day of the week make a difference on the poker table? (2010-10-19)

Ever wonder if you play better poker on different days of the week? In our never-ending quest to add value to our unique statistical package, we at took a look at who does best on each day of the week. Since the Thursday Night Investment Club is all packed up and ready to head [...]

The walk of shame — last-place finishes (2010-10-17)

One key to advancement in the Thursday Night Investment Club is to avoid last-place finishes. Here are a few facts about last. ** Assassin, Competitor and Magic Man have the fewest last-place finishes with seven each. Hoot has finished last 10 times. Peel-Out has slunk from the table first 12 times. ** In the world [...]

Two games in the books: What have we learned? (2010-10-17)

Everybody has a win the two League Championship Series. What have we learned? ** The Rangers G-Robbed their chips away in Game 1. ** Ron Washington has no faith in the Texas bullpen. He used five pitchers in the eighth inning the other night as the Yankees came back to beat the Rangers. ** Roy [...]