Firstly, I need to get a tiny little something off my chest.
I so very much appreciate everyone that comes out to our TuckFard Open NLHE game and also The TuckFard II HORSE extravaganza. Seeing you all there every week is just about the best medicine there is for the Monday back to work blues. It truly means a ton that you stop by for our games.
But having said that, please understand that I am merely a mouthpiece when it comes to these events. It’s only because you have to put up with me trying to get everyone out to play, that you know I’m affiliated with these games at all. These events were the brainchild’s of brudder Carson and Nutzfirth, and Nutzy deserves 100% of the credit when it comes to getting all of the details together to make them happen. I am definitely not the host! I’m way more like the drunken, smiling doorman!
The “language” of chat is fairly common knowledge for those that play in the bloggaments these day’s. There’s lol, OMG, lmao, WTF? etc…. The list actually goes on and on. But with Monday night becoming ever more increasingly popular with both my local, ( and I’m proud to say ) TuckFard friends, the also local group from the Masse Hall Team Poker League and an assortment of my favorite IIF’s, I’ve had to redefine and create some of my own chat language to fill some serious voids. The problem is, I get a lot of (?) and WTF? in the replies. So I thought I’d better let everyone in on the new “Bam-chat” terminology, just so you’ll know what it is I’m trying to say.
For instance, “TIME” had to be created just last night. It was during the TuckFard II HORSE game @ 8:00pm, that a comment comes across the chat box that had my full attention. It was my newest and bestest IIF, minidonk!
minidonk : Bam! I’m in another game!
BamBamCan: OK, I’ll come find you
minidonk : cool!
BamBamCan : GooooooooooooMINI !
minidonk : hehe
minidonk : Goooo bAM !!!
Having ‘met’ for the first time in the TuckFard open @ 7:00pm, minidonk and I seemed to instantly become the same age and for the record, I dropped A LOT more than minidonk came up. It’s just so much easier for me to act my real age, (13) when I have someone I like to do it with. minidonk is that someone! I had so much fun with my newfound friend, I literally had Tears In My Eyes, (TIME) from laughter. So in a perfect world, I’ll get to spend a bunch more time at the tables with my new pal minidonk. One thing’s for certain from what I could tell last night, I’ll be guaranteed to be typing TIME in the chat box quite a bit whenever we meet again. Thanks for keeping me company and making me smile and laugh so much last night mini! It was some of the most fun I’ve had at the tables, in a very long time. Even though you wouldn’t say, “Al and Riggs who?” for me! GooooooooooooooooooooooooooooMINI !
If you’re smart, you’ll ((heart)) Donkette! Every game, no matter the level of play or seriousness, I always have my friend Donkette there for me. The joy I get out of us cheering each other on throughout the night, well there’s just no words to explain the enjoyment in the proper way. So I needed to come up with something that can cover how appreciated her companionship and friendship at the tables is to me. Most everyone knows, I’m a hugger! So a hug would be appropriate for sure, but it’s lacking the warmth that comes from my heart as we banter away all night. I needed a HUGE hug and some love to go with it. Therefore I will always, ((heart)) Donkette.
I’d like to say something special and significant about ANIguy too. But my fingers are so messed up from a few weeks of typing, “ANIguy say’s” which is typically followed by something like “Bam’s seriously messed up.” Or even better, “Booooooooom!” For those not aware, the righteous and all knowing geniuses at Tilt, took ANIguy’s chat away for saying, “Shove, Shove, Shove.” I simply sit in amazement, every single time I hear stories like this. When I think of the names I’ve been called during a game, the names I’ve seen others spew forth at un-suspecting victims, it actually makes me so angry that the moral-minority at FullTilt won’t even bother to check the context of the discussion, before handing down a penalty. It is obvious that if someone complains, no matter how harsh or harmless the verbiage, the action is simply to ban the player’s chat. What a freakin’ joke! So in honour of ANIguy and all those in our community that have been shafted by the same moral minority, I give you “FoSoCo.”
Freedom of Speech, or Chat off! ….. Just can’t say it any simpler than that.
Now as most of you know, I’m no saint by any stretch of the imagination either. But I can tell you, the vast majority of my foul mouth and anger comes about, in the protection of a friend being insulted. Last night was a perfect example. PushMonkey was down to about as close as you can get, to the virtual felt. We were in the Stud format and all of pushes chips went into the middle after the cards were dealt. Please try to tell me, that we all haven’t done the exact same thing with ATC ! It’s a standard play. Well Push hit his hand and dragged in the pot. This of course brought on the now standard “how could you call…” diatribe that we have all unfortunately had to become accustomed to. I can put up with limited variations of this “patented” rant on a caller when it’s the first hand of an MTT and the call was actually made and the cards were completely a surprise. But to rant on a player for trying to improve their situation in the best possible spot, while almost out of the game, I say SUAP. Yup! It’s that simple too. Shut Up And Play. There was supposed to be an A and an H at the end there too. But it sounded a little too Greek fto me. If you like it that way, use your own judgment as required.
As situations arise, ( and they always do! ) there will be several more as we go along the way. I’ll try to do a better job of explaining them as I go. But sometimes in the heat of battle or on these spur of the moment decisions, don’t be surprised if you see a garbled mess appear in the chat box from yours truly. I’m just trying to get a point across in a way that probably only makes perfect sense,
My sincerest thanks for dropping by….