Monday, September 11, 2006

Second Annual Hepburn Series of Poker

So here it was the Second Annual Hepburn Series of Poker was held. You can find the first one HERE. A great turn out as many new competitors arrived to the tournament. The defending champion Rev (Paul Morgun) was quoted as saying “this will be a tough tournament, many new faces and many pro’s are back.” At the end of the night Big Shoes (Bryan Mclean) won the tourney with Queen Jack, the runner up and previous champion lost out, with a seemingly better hand King and Queen suited. When Rev paired up his Kings on the flop it seemed as he was going to be crowned champion again, yet Brian hit Jack and another Jack on the turn and the series was over.


(Rev upon loosing on the turn)

We here at the Hepburn Poker Championships were able to catch up with the runner up.
HPC: “How do you feel about coming in second?”
Rev: “Well I went in with the best hand and felt that Bryan was going to call, and then it was all left to luck what the flop would bring. Jacks came up on the flop and turn and that was it. He played well and deserved to win.” HPC: “What was the atmosphere at this tournament like?” Rev: “Well it was tough, Fish (Gil Dueck), was flopping all over the place, his play was erratic and so it is always hard to predict, it was as if he was abducted by KGB at 6 and beaten repeatedly, that would be the only reason why he could possibly be sooo erratic and suspicious of everyone, so the key is knowing that he will over-think his hands…for obvious reasons.”

(Fish)
HPC: “Was there any other highlights?” Rev: “Well it was fun seeing Stalin (Andrew Bergen) commit himself on NOT EVER winning the tourney. All though he is the most experienced player, he was no man of steal on this night. In fact at one point when I took him out of the match I think I spotted a tear. Cactus Jack (Jeff Peters) looked still too rattled from last tourney, he looked like he wasn’t sure if he wanted to do anything with any hand…It was hard to watch we wanted to look away but couldn’t it was like watching a Hutterite fall of his bike, and at one point Cactus destroyed a glass of coke in anger.

(Cactus Jack)
There was lots of loose play and was good to take advantage of it…and like always lots of luck involved, so I am happy with being in the money second time in a row. One disappointment was Doc (Ron Sigstad) not showing up for the tournament, but clearly he knew his result would be a quick exit, so I guess I don't blame him. But there were lots of new players, Full Tilt (Wayne Meek), The Law (Steve Nelson), High Card (Dave Murray) and of course the champion Big Shoes (Bryan Mclean) ” HPC: "Thank you for this enlightening interview, good sir, we wish you more fortune in your play." Rev: "You either got it or you don't."

10 comments:

YootguyMark said...

Sounds like fun Rev. The Fish sounds like a weak opponent. Better luck next time buddy!!

Odjick said...

at least your head didn't grow any bigger through it all ...... oh wait.....


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Paul Morgun said...

Hey Mark good to hear from you, hope your studies in BC are going well.

Ohh Jesse...

Sarah Gingrich said...

ha ha ha
you crazy Russian

Anonymous said...

As High Card's wife I'm kind of disappointed that he didn't come out "in the money" but I am glad that he had a great time. If you need a picture let me know and I can get you one.
Leah

Paul Morgun said...

Hey Leah, I would love a picture od High Card, so he can make an appearance on the blog! :)

Stalin said...

First off, congratulations to you guys and a big welcome to Noah! We're all really excited for you!

Second, and far less importantly, it is clear that this post is engaged in some serious revisionist history - typical for Russians I suppose. But, clearly, this crushing defeat for The Rev was not the first he has experienced. This supposed "Second" Hepburn Series of Poker is in fact the third. The First Hepburn Series of Poker was indeed won by the very same "Stalin" which has been so shamelessly accused in this blog of never winning a tournament. In fact, I believe The Rev was run off the table by Stalin and finished in a shameful 4th place. Clearly, The Rev will always be reeling from his humiliating display at the 1st tournament and will forever attempt to prove his prowess with exaggerated bravado.

Congratulations again!

Paul Morgun said...

Yes Stalin!!! I was waiting when you would engage the conversation!!! I love it...it was Stalin that changed alot of history books in Russia for his cause...I think your name is fitting!!! I love it Andrew...thanks...TTY SOON!!!

Sheldon Mathies said...

Hey, I'd love to get in on this action! Is it only open to Hepburnites? I'm sort of one! Let me know.

Paul Morgun said...

Hey SHeldon absolutely you can join!