AGP Home Game Week 25 Recap: Pokersaurus Devours the Competition
This past week’s home game was pretty much a one-sided affair. Nobody seems to be able to find the solution to the dinosaur of all poker players, Richard Pearl. The game was at yet another site. This time way out by the railroad of Bell Buckle. The setting kind of gave you the feeling of an old wild-west saloon type poker game, minus the Wild West and guns part. Although we did contact American Pickers as there many potential artifacts in the old 3-walled shack. Kyle look for a big white van coming to your place soon! Anyways, this is how it all went down that night.
The first victim of the night was Bryan “Quad Steak” Knepper. He was up and down most of his tenure that night and finally decided to call a raise by “Pokersaurus” Richard Pearl. Too bad for him his A-9 with a flush draw couldn’t hit and Richard’s A-K held. Bryan remains near the top of the tight race for the 3rd quarter lead.
Next to go was Kyle “I suppose I will never get a nickname” Phillips. Kyle had very bad hands all night and the three hands he actually did have that were worth playing lost out to higher made hands. One of those hands sent him to the rail when his pocket 8′s were beaten by JD’s J-10 when a jack spiked on the flop. No help the rest of the way and the host was gone in 5th.
Out in 4th place was Mike “Daggum” Krisle. Daggum traveled all the way from the Kentucky border to play in this one. He missed last week and it cost him his 3rd quarter lead. He is also dangerously close to giving up his 2nd place position in the overall season points race. So he decided to put his efforts into preventing that this week. Unfortunately, he couldn’t muster much all night and after he finished his cigar, it wasn’t long before he became another meal for Pokersaurus. With the blinds increasing he made a move with a flush draw after the flop. Pokersaurus called with a pair of 7′s. Yeah, you can play a pair of 7′s when you have almost all the chips in play. Needless to say the pair of 7′s held as Daggum missed every possible out and was ousted in 4th. It was actually a good showing for Daggum as he remains in striking distance of the 3rd quarter lead and narrowly holds on to his 2nd place position overall.
Next to go was JD Deckard. Not really much to say for him other than he basically folded his way to a 3rd place finish. JD swears he was getting UNO cards all night and folded nearly 75% of all his hands he was dealt. Nevertheless, he did manage to hang on all night, that is until he ran into a hungry Pokersaurus. JD goes out when his green #7-blue reverse cards lose a race to Pokersaurus’ J-9.
Alan didn’t have much of a stack or chance heads-up. The 6-time winner this year was up against the 7 to 1 chip lead of Pokersaurus. Just a few hands later and Pokersaurus chomped down on his last victim when his pocket 6′s held against the A-Q of Alan. With the win Richard “Pokersaurus” Pearl secured his 6th win of the year, putting him in a 3 way tie for most wins this year the other two being JD and Alan. These 3 players have pretty much owned the home game this year as far as wins go. Troy is the only other player with multiple wins (2). Many records could be broken by the end of this season including the points total and most wins in a season. Will Daggum be able to hold on to the 2nd place position overall that he has had for the better part of 2 quarters. Can anyone catch JD? Will anyone stop the carnage of the Pokersaurus? But most importantly, will Kyle ever get a nickname? Stay tuned as we wind down the 3rd quarter at the AGP Home Game. Can you say Pokerpalooza?!