For the first time ever, we have the full IMOP crew returning, with nary a newbie in sight. Our cruise director, Santa Claus, has released the preliminary schedule of events, with a few highlights I can share with my loyal readers:My only puzzlement is this: Where is the special honor or challenge in winning with the most powerful hand in poker?
those of you wondering what a signature hand is, think of playing "the Hammer" game for
five full days (albeit with a different personal junk hand), except
your opponents have no idea you're playing. Snap a few Aces after rolling
over, say, 6-3, and hilarity ensues. Multiply that by a dozen guys playing their
own signature hands, and the anti-Iowa cursing can be heard up and down the
Strip. Seriously, it is quite common to have folks at your table see you roll
over a signature hand, and groan, "Oh, you're part of that crew?" This year, in
honor of the sixth IMOP competition, the official signature hand for all Ironmen
will be the mighty Deuce-Four, a/k/a "the Grump".
Saturday, February 26, 2011