Week three is in the books and it has been a good start to the season for the greatest home game on the planet. The game featured 7 players as Dan and Ricky were absent and no scabs were present. Troy “KOP” Steffy eliminated 6 of 7 en route to an impressive win last week. Would it be the same this week? This is how it all went down Tuesday night.
1/24/12 Hand of the Night
The first to taste the rail this night was Buzz Finger. After suffering a penalty in week 1, Buzz was at -4 points for the year. He had a dismal performance in week 2, finishing in 8th place and this week was worse. Buzz went first out and lost nearly every hand he played. He happened to play almost every hand that was dealt up to that point. He played rather recklessly and took a string of defeats that would make the 2011 Indianapolis Colts cringe. His demise came when his K-10 was out done by Alan’s K-Q. Buzz not only was first out, but he set a new record for quickest railed at 22 minutes! The previous record was Bryan in 2011 at 45 minutes. Yikes! Buzz did get a point for his efforts but remains in the negative for the season. It should be noted that Buzz is behind Dan and he hasn’t even played a game this season! Double yikes!
Next to go was Troy “KOP” Steffy. Troy was quiet all night, only taking down a few pots. He couldn’t gather any momentum and finally got it all in with pocket 10′s. Unfortunately for him, Alan had pocket Jacks. The Jacks held and Troy was out in 6th.
Alan was a bulldozer early on, knocking out the first two players. He slowly began to lose his momentum later. He took tough hits to his stack from JD, Bryan and Mark in a short period. He went all in 3 times in a row in an effort to steal blinds and regain a little bit back. The 4th in a row didn’t work as planned when his A-8 was out ran by JD’s A-6. Alan was gone in 5th.
Mark was out next. He has continued to show that he’s the most consistent player in AGP by finishing in the middle of the pack again, a feat repeated each week this season. Mark played few hands all night and was very selective deciding which pots to get involved in. He played well all night until his pocket fours were rivered by Mike “Daggum” Krisle’s made straight. Mark’s streak of not being first player busted was extended to 59. Joe DiMaggio has nothing on Mark!
Daggum went out in 3rd. He played well all night but like in week 1 when he finished 3rd, he got short-stacked late. He was railed when his pocket 7′s couldn’t hold up against Bryan’s K-Q. Daggum is off to a good start this season.
Bryan and JD battled heads up through one blind cycle until Bryan lost a huge hand with the infamous A-8 (Dead man’s hand) as it was outdone by JD’s A-2. Bryan was all in the next hand with a Q-7 and was up against JD’s pocket Aces. The Aces held and JD took down his second win in three weeks. Bryan has had a great start to the season with two runner-up finishes in the first 3 games.
JD was also the bounty, helping him earn max points for the evening. With two wins, a knockout and a save, JD has jumped out to a sizable lead in the first quarter. Will anyone catch him? It’s still early in the season and much drama is yet to unfold.