*Outcome affected by computer malfunction. See comments section.
SeahawkBlue's online poker tournament a raging success
In case you haven't already heard, tonight was the first SeahawkBlue Texas Hold 'em tournament, complete with online voice chat and -- did I hear it right -- live music?
Clearly, the founders of SeahawkBlue have created an online fan community like no other. If you haven't checked it out, I strongly recommend becoming an elite member (it's FREE!) and trying it yourself. Start posting right away. You'll be surprised at how easy it is to get engaged, and without all the cockfighting that goes on in most forums.
But I can't say enough about how much fun it was to watch some folks I've known for some time online give it their best shot. It started with ten players, but came down to two, ADP and AZCHAWK. ADP had dominated most of the game, but it tragically ended with the following script:
AAAAAARRRRGGGHH!!! Damn dialup!!!
adp17 finishes in 2nd place.
adp17 eliminated for sitting out too many hands .
After gathering together to come up with a solution for the tragedy, AZCHawk and ADP agreed to finish the tournament fair and square (after some memorable whining from the competitive ADP :P). Same rules and same chipstacks in hand, ADP finished what he started, winning the tournament with a 10 high-10-3 offsuit, which beat out AZCHawk's 9 high. ADP knocked out half of the table, and after gaining a big lead, never trailed again until Senna, the cinderella story, gained and passed him midway through. His lead was short lived, as ADP eliminated tournament maker AlbaNYHawker in 5th. Albany was the one guy who had ADP's number throughout the tournament, so it was fitting ADP won one hand against him-the one that knocked him out. Later Senna was eliminated in 4th by AZCHawk. ChawkUp also made a run, finishing 3rd after ADP knocked him out.
How does it feel?
(This was edited by several people)