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Saturday, December 3, 2016

NFL Picks Contest- Week 13 Picks


Here are the picks for Week 13.

Good luck everyone!

lightning36- New England
TwoMinuteWarning- New England
Grange95- Oakland
Music City Momma- New England
Coach- New England
MOJO- New England
Vegas Vic- New England
Captain Crunch- New England
Ace- Denver
4th And Long- New England
Rob- New England
OneAndDone- New England
mrben09- New England

Friday, December 2, 2016

NFL Picks Contest- Picks Due Tomorrow


Just a friendly reminder that your pick for the NFL Picks Contest is due by 6 pm CST Saturday. I have most of them, but if you haven't sent yours yet, it's time to get with it!

Please e-mail me at nfl.picks@ymail com or leave a comment here with your pick.

Only Sunday and Monday games are eligible.

Good luck!

SNG Challenge- Race to 100


I set a goal at the beginning of the year to win 100 sit and go tournaments in a one year period. I made a small deposit on the Bovada poker site and was ready to get started.

It took a while to hit my stride, but last May I found my groove playing their "Super Turbo" tournaments. These are six-man tourneys that begin with 500 chips. Blinds start at a reasonable 10-20 level, but only last three minutes. I noticed a lot of marginal hands were overplayed, so I developed a strategy to trap players by limping top hands. Of course I would get burned occasionally, but overall it proved to be an effective weapon.

During the late summer Bovada became Ignition Poker. Both used the same skin, so the switch was seamless. I continued having success and neared my goal in October, well ahead of schedule. I fired up my laptop a couple weeks before Thanksgiving and reached my goal when I shipped my one hundredth SNG.

It wasn't an easy ride to reach 100. I lost almost 80% of my starting stack when I limped A-K offsuit at the 15-30 blind level. There was one limper, followed by a huge raise to 150. I pushed my entire 570 chips into the center and got called by the raiser's A-Q. The flop missed both of us, but all three cards were hearts. I held the king of hearts, but my opponent had the ace. The turn completed his flush and I was down to 110 chips. Not the best start.

On the button I pushed with Q-9 soooted and was called by the same player. The villain tabled J-9 and my hand held this time and I increased my stack to 250.

At the 25-50 level, I once again received one call when I shoved with A-J. This time I was up against A-2, and paired my jack on the flop. When the river card was flipped, I had doubled up again and was back in business with 600 chips.

Blind levels continued to increase, and I steadily increase my stack by stealing blinds. I doubled up again thru the chip leader when my A-2 beat his K-J when I hit trip deuces on the flop.

Down to three players, I now had over half the chips. The two short stacks got it all in preflop, with the shortest losing and we were down to a heads up match.

With blinds at 100-200, we were both pushing light. The final hand was my A-Q versus my opponents Q-9. Neither hand improved and I had won my 100th sit and go while increasing my bankroll by $19.50.

As of this writing, my total has increased to 111 tournaments won. I'll continue until the end of the year to see how many I can ship. Should be fun!

Till next time, win the flips.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NHL Picks, November 29th


We have quite a few games from which to choose tonight, but only one stands out.

$20 on Montreal (+100) over Anaheim
Carey Price defends the pipes for the Canadians. Price is 13-2 this season, allowing 1.66 goals per game. The Ducks counter with John Gibson (6-10, 2.6 goals allowed per game). Anaheim has dropped 3 of 4, but are 6-5 on home ice. Montreal is 4-4 on the highway and 16-6 overall.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($12.50)
Current Bankroll                            $1,487.50

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at your own risk.

Good luck!

Monday, November 28, 2016

NHL Picks, November 28th


We only have two games from which to chose on tonight's schedule, but one of them look good.

$30 on St. Louis (-150) over Dallas
The Blues have won 5 of their last 6. Starting goalie Allen is 7-0-2 on home ice this season. The Stars have dropped 4 of 7 and are beginning a four game road trip.

Starting Bankroll                           $1,500.00
Profit/Loss                                        ($32.50)
Current Bankroll                            $1,467.50

All picks are for entertainment purposes only with no guarantees implied. Any money wagered is at your own risk.

Good luck!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

NFL Picks Contest- Week 12 Results


Here are the Week 12 results and standings in the NFL Picks Contest.

lightning36- Tennessee (W 27-21)
TwoMinuteWarning- New Orleans (W 49-21)
Grange95- Buffalo (W 28-21)
Music City Momma- Miami (W 31-24)
Coach- NY Giants (W 27-13)
Ace- NY Giants (W 27-13)
MOJO-  Miami (W 31-24)
Vegas Vic- Miami (W 31-24)
Captain Crunch- Buffalo (W 28-21)
Rob- Buffalo (W 28-21)
4thAndLong- Miami (W 31-24)
OneAndDone- Buffalo (W 28-21)
mrben09- New Orleans (W 49-21)

Here are the current standings;

Music City Momma 29+29+24+21+28+39+24+26+15+13+20+17= 285 pts.
OneAndDone- 19+17+31-(4)+30+12+24+26+15+13+25+17= 225 pts.
mrben09- 12+29-(12)-(16)+28+28-(3)+26+35+13+23+38= 201 pts.
Rob- 16+29+24+21+28+28-(3)-(10)+15+13+17+17= 195 pts.
Captain Crunch- 19+43+16-(4)+28+28-(11)-(10)+15+13+25+17= 179 pts.
4thAndLong- (-2 )+29+16+21+28+28-(3)-(10)+35-(7)+23+17= 175 pts.
MOJO- 12+29+16-(3)+30+39-(3)+18-(5)+13+0+17= 163 pts.
Vegas Vic- (-2)+29+31-(16)+28+12-(3)+26-(5)+13+23+17= 153 pts.
Ace (-2)-(6)-(12)+21+30+12+21-(10)+15+32+16+24= 141 pts.
TwoMinuteWarning- 12+17+16-(16)+30+12-(11)-(10)-(5)+13+23+38= 119 pts.
Coach- (-2)+15-(15)+30-(1)-(15)+21+16+35-(7)+17+24= 118 pts.
lightning36- 12-(6)-(13)-(16)+28-(15)+24+26+35-(7)+23+16= 107 pts.
Grange95- (-2)-(6)-(5)-(4)+17-(15)+16-(10)+35+13+20+17= 76 pts.

All-time record score: 515 pts- cokeboy99 (2014-15 season)

Thanks for playing.

Week 13 picks are due by Saturday at 6pm (CST). Only Sunday and Monday games are eligible.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

NFL Picks Contest- Week 12 Picks


Here are the picks for Week 12.

Good luck everyone!

lightning36- Tennessee
TwoMinuteWarning- New Orleans
Grange95- Buffalo
Music City Momma- Miami
Coach- NY Giants
MOJO- Miami
Vegas Vic- New England
Captain Crunch- Buffalo
Ace- NY Giants
4th And Long- Miami
Rob- Buffalo
OneAndDone- Buffalo
mrben09- New Orleans