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Jul 16 2018

Charles Mason wins Season 20 Week 3, Kevin Berrie 2nd, Liam Pickering 3rd

BCPC Season 20, Game 3– Friday 13th July 2018

Game 3 duly arrived on Friday the 13th at the New Talbot in West Bromwich.  Week 2’s match was rather fitting of the Friday 13th title and the players would hope to alleviate the mishaps of the previous league match event.  Chips anyone?  Tod had managed to find himself at the top of the leaderboard cometh week 2 in a role reversal of last season  Could he continue this fine form?  With the table so tight it was still anyone’s for the taking!

 

Points before the start:

Position

Name

Pts

1

Tod Wood

21

2

Trevor Greenway

15

3

Claire Bailey

14

4

Chris Baker

12

5

Ricky Buckland

10

6

Adam Smith

10

7

Rich Hughes

8

8

Lee Mason

8

9

Graham Gorton

6

10

Mark England

6

Tonight’s game

24 players made it to the game for the evening and the seat draw looked a little like this.

 

 

In true Friday 13th fashion the mishaps had begun early.  Rhoden’s face a pretty picture as her flopped straight ends up being the worst hand against Coshan’s full house. Unlucky Laura.

 

Meanwhile Richard Hughes was getting excited at the thought of big arses; Subsequently tipping a pint over himself in the process, what a waste!

Chips were generously being passed between three players, how nice of them;  Tod took a large chunk from Trev then Trev decided to recoup those back from Mason with 2 pair.

Amy’s early chip bump from Rhoden didn’t appear to help much as her and Tony Trippier would find themselves first to walk under the ladder and their respective games were over by 20:30

With 20 players left Cawley managed a juicy triple up after the deal caused 2 players to start with pocket hole cards.  Tom’s Queen King pitted against 4’s and Aces. A King on the flop gave a glimmer of hope for Cawley then that dirty (or nice) river dependant on perspective can make or break dreams I tell ya!  Queen anyone?

 

It was Tod’s turn to cross the black cat getting involved in an all in against shorter stack Brian come the Turn.  Pocket 7’s for Tod and pocket 8’s for Brian.  Set on set and we couldn’t expect any other outcome could we?  Nice hand Bri, unlucky Tod

By 22:00 the players were whittling down further still.  Trev and Laura were eliminated as we pushed ever so closer to the exclusive final table.

With 11 left at 23:00;  Tod was putting in to practise some of the how not to play poker tips.  Maybe for some payback on the previous 7’s vs 8’s hand?

Out of position and repping the mighty 10 6 he led out on a 3 7 8 board.  Not content with this he further calls off the all in by Brian and his armoury of pocket Queens with a gut shot chance.  He’d need a 9 and a 9 only pretty much or some serious runner runner kind of thing.  With Friday the 13th in full swing the bad luck was about to carry on with it’s demise but not for Tod!  A 5 on the turn would open up open end possibilities and for good measure a 4 would present for the straight.  Brian would proceed to put his umbrella down indoors and exit the game.  Unlucky Bri!

Final Table

The final table was now upon is and the players would sit down in the following seat order:

Rich Hughes (hopefully now dried)

Gaz Howard GUKPT

Mr. Mason!

Tod Donk

Mr. Adelaide Bull

Ronnie Pickering

Mr. Berrie

Moochy NUTS destroyer

Hitendra Baggie

In what would be a very quick 30 minutes the players were dropping like flies.  30 minutes no more and we’d lost 4, yes 4 and were down to the final 5.  Those unfortunate mirror smashers were

9th: Gaz Howard

8th: Rich Hughes

7th: Steve Healey

6th: Graham Gorton

30 Minutes later and H was a goner;  Who needs Aces when you have King 8?  H obviously didn’t throw the salt over his shoulder when he spilt that previously!   Unlucky H.

 

 

In 4th place we would have Mr. Wood who decided to raise 4 handed pocket Jacks and would then find an all in shove by Liam with A 3 off who proceeded to make his flush leaving Tod on fumes.  The next hand Tod’s 2.3k would go in to the pot in a hit and hope but just couldn’t find a double up with the AQ vs A9 hand.  A valiant attempt and 4th place for Tod.

Liam would be out 20 minutes later in 3rd and the “How’d that happen?” question from Tod tends to suggest Liam was stacking.  Well played Liam but tonight it would be between Mason and Berrie.

The winner for week 3 though would be Mr. Mason who did just enough to finish off Kev Berrie and we had a winner!

 

 

Charles had this to say on his win:

” ” Obviously lost for words 🙂

Big congratulations to Charles on his win and that has no doubt done him a World of good in the quest for that coveted BCPC trophy attempt.  Who will be crowned week 4 winner?  Tune in to find out!

 

 Points on the night:

Position

Name

Usual Points

Actual Points

1

Charles Mason

15

0

2

Kevin Berrie

12

0

3

Liam Pickering

10

0

4

Tod Wood

8

0

5

Hitendra Patel

6

0

6

Graham Gorton

5

0

7

Steve Healey

4

0

8

Rich Hughes

3

0

9

Gareth Howard

2

0

10

Matt McKinlay

1

0

 

 

As it stands after game 3

Position

Name

Played

Pts

1

Tod Wood

3

29

2

Trevor Greenway

3

15

3

Charles Mason

2

15

4

Claire Bailey

2

14

5

Kevin Berrie

3

12

6

Chris Baker

2

12

7

Rich Hughes

3

11

8

Graham Gorton

3

11

9

Hitendra Patel

3

11

10

Adam Smith

2

10

 

 What’s on Wood?!  WOW

The part of the blog where we ask Tod Wood for his Telly recommendations.  What does one haveth for us this timeth sir?”

 

“Gotta be factual TV this month with some great docs on the BBC/iPlayer: The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan, Who Were the Greeks?, Gone Fishing, Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema, and the fantastic Smashing Hits – The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland. Enjoy!”

 

Thanks Tod!

 

 

Remember to check out the calendar of upcoming games and events.  Big thanks Tod for spreadsheet data and Brian for newsletter.  Remember to keep getting your pictures in the Whatsapp group for blog input thanks.  Also big game this Saturday on 21st July sees the Champion’s league BCPC vs Nuts Poker.  Bring him home peeps!

If you’re new to the club, have a look around the website. If you have any comments, please let me know.

Next league game Friday 10th August

TARAA A BIT!