From Karaoke Phil:
It’s a 16-week season (comprised of two 8-week sessions). Come out ahead on points and you get a snazzy card protector as your League Champ “trophy”. I speak, of course, of the Free Poker Network (MN Poker League) bar league that I regularly play.
We just concluded our WSOP 2010 promotion at Erik’s Bar in St. Paul where I play on Tuesdays. It was my fourth promotion with FPN. I won the bar during two of the previous three seasons (promos) I’ve played. During this season I took down session 1 (first 8 weeks);that put me in the driver’s seat for a third bar championship and a growing collection of card protectors.
Session two started badly for me. While I was at Running Aces during week 1 playing my home poker league winnings (an entry into RA’s$185 POY tourney) Wyn Santo was taking down Erik’s. I missed out on gaining some bar points, but did get a chance to play with POY-Leader Everett Carlton. When we collapsed to 2 tables he came over. I busted out in 14th. I think Everett went on to win.
Okay, no big deal. I had a good lead and after finishing a spot ahead of Wyn in week two (4th to his 5th) he went on a four week cold streak while I pointed with 5th and 14th place finishes. Two weeks to go and I have a 192 point lead. I haven’t clinched but I’m looking good.
I reached the final table of session 2’s week 7 (the 15thweek overall). It’s good for 96 points. Unfortunately, Wyn is still alive and goes on to win – collecting 221 points. My lead is down to67 points. It’s a tenuous position, but Wyn will need to point (top30% of the field). If I make points myself he’ll need to finish 4 or 5spots above me. I reach the final table again – busting out in 6thplace. And, yes, Wyn is still there, still collecting chips. He needs to finish first or second though – I have some hope. That hope fades as quickly as the Eric Bana/Drew Barrymore movie “Lucky You ” left the theaters. Players start falling like dominoes. Wyn takes second.
I play 15 of the 16 weeks and reach the final table a solid ten times (winning twice) in fields averaging 38 players. Wyn also plays15 weeks and wins twice. He only reaches the final table 9 times but the second place he grabs in week 16 is enough to pass me – 1440 points to 1439. I hate you Wyn. Congratulations on taking down the bar.