Tony Trippier wins Season 21 Week 2, Brian Yates 2nd, Adam Phelan 3rd.

BCPC Season 21, Game 2 Friday 30th November 2018

Game 2 was upon us after a cracking first game that saw our first ever use of an alternate which just shows how popular and the growth of the BCPC, hoorah!  Could Cromwell extend on his win from game 1 or would it be another player’s turn to occupy the top spot, we should soon find out!

 

Points before the off

Position

Name

Usual Points

1

Matt Cromwell

15

2

Aneurin Venables

12

3

Tod Wood

10

4

Brian Yates

8

5

Rich Hughes

6

6

Tom Cawley

5

7

Adam Smith

4

8

Trevor Greenway

3

9

Laura Rhoden

2

10

Claire Bailey

1

Tonight’s game

26 players made it for the second game which appeared to be an achievement in itself.  Players were dropping out left, right and centre due to unforeseen circumstances which meant that the alternate list went out the window.  It did however provide a great

 

All quiet on the update front for about 45 minutes, apart from the first hand where Bri was all in.  He took it down on a very wet board, but refused to say what he had.  boo! The next bit of action would see two all ins.  Nic Rawlings pushing it in and finding a call in Brian.  AK Vs AK stalemate with no nasty surprises.  Phew on both accounts!  Nye’s table would see their first all in not until 21:00 by Dan Ryder, Laura folded however.

Courtney was taking the opportunity to work on his dealing skills, but unfortunately was struggling with multitasking.,  He deals the cards, and ends up heads up against Yates.  The flop comes and first to act Courtney checks, Bri bets and Courtney tries to call.  In the mayhem however it appeared that he’d mucked his own cards whilst dealing, doh!  The card guard Churchill finding his way to the naughty corner.  He tries to find them, can’t and the look of sorrow is clear to see LOLz.

 

Liam was down to 375;  His J9 vs AJ on a J-10-8 flop.  Open ender with flush draw.  Not to be for Pickering as it went brick brick.  First blood of the evening came out blue and would be that of Mark England.  Mark will be the proud owner of the shirt of shame for week 3’s match.  Unlucky Mark.

Gaz would leave the fold after getting it his A/7 all in vs the A/K of Nic Rawlings.  Steve Healey mucked pocket 7’s after several reraises, but would have taken home the bacon (or quorn) whatever.

 

Quick break and back in to action;

 

Matt McKinlay would be next to leave before Courtney gets it all in on the flop against Healey’s KQ.  A double up for Steve ensued as he hit the straight which was higher than Courtney’s.  Unlucky!

 

Tod would be getting involved against Marc Ward next.  He raises 1500 pre and ends up going all in against Marc’s K/Q  A river Jack would just seal it further and he doubles up to 4300.

H would leave us next shortly followed by Steve Healey.  Full house over full house, unlucky Steve AAAJJ not good enough against AAAQQ

Players seemed to be dropping thick and fast and Courtney would go next.  His A/7 slight favourite properly stuffed by Nic’s full house with an Ace on the board too, ouch!

Come 10:00 it was Marc Ward’s turn to leave us.  AK of Bri vs Marc’s K/Q.  No help on the board.

Tod would take Foyie out shortly after.  10/8 vs Foy’s pocket 2’s.  An 8 on the flop would seal Foy’s fate.

Mr. Trippier the short stack manages to survive an all in pre shove with 6/7 against Yate’s A/5 with a rivered 7.  How important would that be?

Another underdog also getting there.  Dan Ryder can’t have been happy seeing Berry flip over one of his 9’s with A/9 vs Ryder’s 9/10ss:  However there was a twist to the tale.  two spades on the flop and it was all sealed come the turn.  Nice hand sir!

Tony T was at it again.  An all in shove with KJ would see him slight underdog vs Amy’s 10’s but would you believe it?!  The river rat strikes and Tony takes out Amy as the final table drew ever closer.

Tony the master slayer not content with Amy’s scalp would follow it up taking Ryder out.  Dan gets it in good, but Trippier hits trip Jacks!

Rhoden would be out next leaving 11.

Cawley gets it in with pocket 5’s and finds a caller in Ty Godwin who has pocket 3’s.  No board help and Cawley doubles up.

 

Cromwell has a mini fist bump as he looks down at pocket Queens and raises to 1k.  Finds a caller in Bri and flop comes AAQ.  Cromwell checks followed by Brian, Turn 10, both players check and a Jack on the river now means any Ace or King will probably hang Brian.  Matt bets another 1k but Brian folds, damnit!

Nye would conclude the last player but one to exit before the final table after going all in pre vs Trippier.

Cawley leave us in 10th place; his 6/7hh not helped on board and Trippier’s K would carry for a point and 10th place.

 

Final Table

It all goes in pre.  Slightly shorter stack Bri has pocket Queens and it’s in against Ty Godwin’s pocket 8’s.  Ty’s alive, but only just.

 

 

Not long after and Ty Godwin has gone in 9th, courtesy of Cromwell for the 2nd time in as many games.  Pocket 10’s of Cromwell against Ty Godwin’s 10/J , but straight possibilities made it a bit of a sweat!

Mooch would leave in 8th place.  A/5 vs Phelan’s A/K.  The King carries.

 

 

Rich Hughes on his 2nd consecutive final table would leave in 7th.  His all in pre with pocket Jacks called by Phelan’s A/9.  Hughes predicted it and out it came… an Ace.  Well played Rich.

 

Phelan was having a Phield day on the final table.  His next victim?  Nic Rawlings in 6th place.  Nic’s pocket 6’s up against Phelan’s A/10 and the straight comes courtesy of the river.  Well played Nic.

By 1am Tod was shoving with K/3.  Tony getting a bit irate after a few moves made by Tod goes you can’t have it every time and calls him with A/7.  An Ace (and a 7) drop on the flop and it was goodnight Vienna for Tod out in 5th.

Matt Cromwell would exit in 4th.  He raises to 7k pre with A/4 and gets called by Brian.  Flop 7/10/2.  He shoves and Brian snaps.  Not a hard decision when Bri holds pocket 10’s.  Nice hand sir!

Just before the 2am mark, Phelan who’d done so well taking out final tablers managed to find himself leaving in 3rd himself.  Well played!

 

Heads up and it was Brian hoping to push on with his 4th place finish in game 1 vs Tony Trippier who had an air of patience about him all evening.  It started well for Tony courtesy of a double up, nice!

 

 

In what appeared to be an eon of over an hour this may very well have been the longest heads up in the history of the BCPC. Trippier was riding his luck on more than one occasion; An example being the below rivered straight for the split which would have given victory to Brian.

 

 

 

They say when your luck’s in, your luck’s in and Tony was definitely taking advantage of that; Much to the dismay of Yates.  So much so he amalgamated an impressive run of getting it in bad on 4 occasions, whilst winning 3 and splitting the one mentioned above.  It must have been written in the stars as it appeared there would only be one winner of this evening’s events as the Poker Gods doth bestowed their fortune on his very head.  The final hand would select Trippier’s 6/7 to receivethe gratuitous prize of a straight and elect Yates for this week’s runner up position.  Well played Tony and unlucky Brian!

 

 

Tony had this to say on his win:

“Nice to win another league game on the back of the 4th in 10th anniversary game and another league win last season, particularly as the level of play seems to improve season on season.  Most pleasing was winning back to back flips against Tod, one in 10th anniversary game and one on final table week 2.  Haha, I fank you.”

Points on the night:

Position

Name

Usual Points

1

Tony Trippier

15

2

Brian Yates

12

3

Adam Phelan

10

4

Matt Cromwell

8

5

Tod Wood

6

6

Nic Rawlings

5

7

Rich Hughes

4

8

Graham Gorton

3

9

Matt Godwin

2

10

Tom Cawley

1

League Table after tonight’s game

Position

Name

Played

Pts

1

Matt Cromwell

2

23

2

Brian Yates

2

20

3

Tod Wood

2

16

4

Tony Trippier

2

15

5

Aneurin Venables

2

12

6

Adam Phelan

2

10

7

Rich Hughes

2

10

8

Tom Cawley

2

6

9

Nic Rawlings

2

5

10

Adam Smith

1

4

11

Graham Gorton

2

3

12

Trevor Greenway

1

3

13

Laura Rhoden

2

2

14

Matt Godwin

2

2

15

Claire Bailey

1

1

16

Gareth Howard

2

0

17

Yvonne Hughes

2

0

18

Dan Ryder

2

0

19

Claire Thornton

1

0

20

Amy Coshan

2

0

21

Lee Mason

1

0

22

Kevin Berrie

2

0

23

Steve Healey

2

0

24

Matt Kay

2

0

25

Liam Pickering

2

0

26

Paul Foy

1

0

27

Hitendra Patel

2

0

28

Marc Ward

1

0

29

Courtney Penn

2

0

30

Matt McKinlay

2

0

31

Charles Mason

1

0

32

Ricky Buckland

1

0

33

Mark England

2

0

 

What’s on Wood?!  WOW

Time to ask our resident TV buff what’s on the box.  So without further a do… What’s on Wood?

“Currently watching Zapped series 3 on Dave.  It’s daft, but I love it.  Just finished The Heist on Sky/Now TV- Pretty addictive in the end.  Next thing is probably Homecoming on Amazon, which I’ve heard fantastic things about.  Aaagh too much good TV!!”

Cheers Todimus #boysontour

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.

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Next league game : Friday 11th January Season 21, Week 3

TARAA A BIT!