Tuesday, August 24, 2004
"The measure of good business practice isn't necessarily determined by how many mistakes are made but, rather, how those mistakes are handled when made. Pacific Poker snafu'd royally with the WBT IV tourney last eve - it pissed us all off, to be blunt. To their credit, they followed up in short order first with an apology and then with money in all our accounts to back that apology up. To sweeten the deal, they offered to add an additional $500 to the prize pool should we decide to hold the tourney there after all. I don't see how they can do much better than that. Thanks, Pacific. Now if you would just get rid of that annoying honk!"
Maudie - Poker Perspectives
Perfectly put, thank you, Maudie.
First off, thanks for all the comments (over eighty in a day) & emails. I apologize for any unanswered emails up to this point - things have been hectic. Damn, I'm just looking forward to this tourney actually getting played, so I can get back to what I do best: blogging about poker!! This has really been an awkward digression.
Eveyone ready for the update?
The Monty Memorial Blogger Tournament will be THIS Sunday. 9pm EST. I'm sorry to those of you who stated they couldn't make it this Sunday - no matter what date we choose, someone won't be able to attend.
Best of all, I have been promised a starting chip stack size of 1500! Coupled with the extra prize money and individual player bounties this is truly going to be a memorable event. First prize will likely be somewhere around a grand! Not bad for a $20 entry fee, eh?
To those concerned about not making it this Sunday evening, Pacific has told me that the charges for the tournament will occur AFTER the tournament has begun, so if you don't make it, you won't be charged. Thank you, Pacific.
I'm opening up the player list until 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday evening. My only stipulation is that if you don't have an existing Pacific Poker account, to use my link to download and sign up. Email me your screen name and email address you used to sign up by tomorrow at 6.00.
So jump in - $20 entry fee to play with the world renowned poker bloggers.
Also, we'll have a Yahoo chat room going for anyone wanting to talk before and after. Pacific abruptly closes the table once the winner is determined. So get with Al, BG, Hank, me, or the Fat Guy and we'll get ya in there.
Here's the final list, as it stands right now. If you are not on here, you are NOT signed up yet and need to email me ASAP. Conversely, if you KNOW you can't make it, email me and I'll take you off the list. Also, please let me know if you wish to place a bounty on yourself, or another player.
Please double check your screen name:
AntMaude CD mix of girl music
Badblood Badblood's metal compilation
boygza Bottle of Spanish wine, picked by BG, the connoisseur
chrishal DVD's of "Championship Poker and the Plaza" and "American Poker Championship"
fatguy44 A CD of The Gourds, Shinebox
dogbert Signed Phil Helmuth book "Play Poker Like the Pros"
CantHang Bottle of SoCo
Iggster Guinness something...
otisdart $50 cash bounty
Up4Poker $50 cash bounty if same player takes out Otis
VARoad - Custom Poker CD
pdxnewb Panasonic Portable CD player
Link of the Day:
I'll Drink to That
Considering the number of people who take life guidance from Jack Chick, it's about time that someone used the awesome power of the amateur-quality cartoonist for other ends.
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