Last Months Recap Congrats Seaeyes and ArmyRet2014!!
Bounty Info & Donor Shoutouts!!
As you all may or may not know, our bounties are based on donations from you folks, our members! Please consider a donation to the THR Bounty Pool to continue the fun that we all have chasing those pesky bounties! Without each and every one of you, we wouldn’t be THR! Thank you for your support!!
For the month of September we gave away over $200 in bounties and added prizes. The bulk of it was handed out in two special THR events. One was the Memorial for our dear friend TrollMax and the other was the Labor Day Tournament. These special tourneys are typically funded by the THR staff unless a donation is made specifically for that reason.
Special kudos go out to the following members for their continued support of THR over the last two months:
ArmyRet2014, BlueJeanie, Boyd94, ddg373, fishbon3 (hiroller), formertroll, Full of it (Humpster), icandonkyou, Jonlock, MerlinCN, nutzer, PortlandPoker, Raddeckel, RadioWade, robjcar48, Seaeyes, Shady Slim, steve22055 (Dunner), theothermj, truthisbest & wickedclown.
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Jampar extends his points lead with a 4th place finish Monday night. This is his 4th FT appearance for the month! He is is also leading the winnings category as well.
After hiatus, fellow red-shirt SteelCrafter is back with a 5th place finish on Monday night. Welcome back Steel and very nice entrance!!
DragonKing has his 1st FT appearance and a win Monday night. Then another win on Wednesday night!! Dragon is playing well this week and moves easily into the top ten on the leaderboard.
Shady Slim gains ground on the top spot with a 4th place finish Wednesday and 9th on Thursday. JimboAAkimbo, always a solid player, eased on up the ranks with two 4th place finishes this week as well. Jimbo has his 4th FT appearance on Thursday. Both are within spitting distance of that top spot.
1ACRPLAY1 (aka 1THRPLAY1) first final table of the month is a win Thursday night. Playful also snagged a bounty this night for a grand total of $8.09 on the night. And NoodleDo's first final table is a win as well on Friday night. Come big, or stay at home baby!!
Friday night's game was a hoot! Gmblr0323 (aka Your Pal Hal) graced us with his second final table appearance of the month.
One of the key battles at the Friday night table was between JimboAAkimbo and Shady Slim -- Jimbo took down 2nd, Shady a 3rd. Both pass Jampar on the board, Shady's slight edge in points is enough to take first spot for now. Jampar still hangs on to the top money spot by a mere .09 cents.
As of Friday, only 85 points separate the top three in a very tight race at this point. On the money side, only .19 cents between the top 3 in that category.
Game of the Week - Call in the Marine
WoohooSueDoyles was one of our $3 bounties Tuesday night when she headed to the final table with a nice chip stack. Sue was crushing it all night. She has already proven herself a skillful hunter in the Bonanza last week. Can she capture her own bounty on this night?
JimboAAkimbo and 2rockets2 were in the hunt, but fell a little short. Their 4th and 5th place finishes, respectively, give them a boost into the top ten and a little bit closer to the top spot.
SingMeATune took a 9th place finish Tuesday to jump into the 2nd place spot. She has now cashed 9 out her 10 games this month!
After the dust settled, there were just two left -- MarineCJ and WoohooSue. This had a ring of familiarity to it. After some fact checking, these two duked it out in the first week of the Bonanza as well. They both had just taken out the bounties at the final table and went head-to-head.
MarineCJ was unwilling to give up and went on to take down the wins for both games. Nice job Marine. Valiant efforts by Sue too. Good games all!
The most notable event of this game is that MarineCJ also won the Bonanza tonight -- bifecta!!
Singmeatune has only two FT appearances this week albeit short-lived. Her 8th & 9th place finishes garnered her enough points to jump into the top ten. But that is not the noteworthy part. Even though she has not hit big yet, it is only a matter of time. She is always there, poised to strike. If we had an award for Miss Consistency she would absolutely deserve it. Her average finishing position in the Freebuy is 15.9 with a low of 29th and was always in the money. Solid game play SingMe!!
Coming up the ranks quick is new THR member MyLastDonut (aka kushyy ) with a 2nd, 3rd & 6th place finish this week!! Very well played games by the new guy and easily moves into the top ten and is currently in 2nd!
And if Donut isn't enough to handle, then say hello to our little friend Jimmy418 (aka 420opponent) another member to welcome into the THR fold. Jimmy has made 2 FTs in 2 games with a high finish of 2nd so far. Keep an eye out for Jimmy in the days to come, he is also kicking some butt in the Bonanza too.
But how about that Jampar character Wednesday night! His K-tel Vinyl Night win propelled him to the number one slot in both categories. This was also his 3rd FT appearance including a 2nd place finish. He is the current leader in both categories with $9.90 and 2480 points.
Dpolerio gets his first win of the month Thursday nite and jumps into the top ten, currently in 6th. BadBoy made his third FT appearance with a 3rd place finish Thursday night and currently in 9th.
Monday night had 240 entries. A high for the month. This coming after the Dunner Scourge Purge from the tail end of last month.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night attendance dipped below 200 and probably the lowest in THR Freebuy history. All lows for the month are coming on the opening of the new Chat Room and other website changes. If you are reading down this far and have a hard time getting into chat, sorry! We are working on the problem.
Week #1 had 7 players making two Final Table appearancess! BadBoy#23, ElStrangiato, Ksoslow, Nutz3r, Shaazy, Steve22055 (aka Dunner) and TheMasterJ. They are tearing it up on the felt already.
Ksoslow is in the lead with a very narrow margin over TheMasterJ, Shady Slim, Nutzer, Shaazy and ElStrangiato. Only 235 points separate the top 6 players at the end of the week.
While not leading, Nutzer is a star player for the week. With only 4 games on the week he is on fire with $1.58 and 365 points per game. One more decent game from Nutzer and the leaderboard would look a little bit different.
Everyone mentioned so far were in or near the final tables on Thursday and Friday night. We ended the week with some thrilling finishes for the Mystery Bounties both nights. Just a great way to cap off fun five days.
The Thursday Night Final Table Thriller ...
Thursday night has to be the game of the week in terms of excitement. BlueJeanie dropped a $10 Mystery Bounty into the mix. The bounty remained a mystery until it was revealed to be Gmbler0323 (aka Hal) who made his first Final Table appearance in a month of Sundays.
Heathencore knocked Hal out in 3rd place and won the tournament for a sweet payday. Heck, Heathen probably knocked out the top 18 almost single-handedly this night!
... and Friday's Mystery Bounty is?
Shady Slim took down the tournament on Friday and his own $3 Mystery Bounty! He was trailed by two hunters, ElStrangiato & BadBoy23. Both of them came close to capturing the $10 Gmbler0323 mystery bounty the night before.
Shaazy picks up a 2nd FT appearance and was in the hunt Friday too. But it is reported by a very credible source that Shady's biggest fear was sitting to his left all night -- Miss Paco!! He luckily side-stepped her on a few occasions and escaped capture.
Joy went solo Friday and the place was rocking!! Thank you for that Gaga too Joy! You sure know how to give the people what they want.
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Week #3 Spotlight
MarineCJ and PSNyteowl pick up where they left off last week with two well played games Monday night. Marine finished 5th over Owl in 8th for a modest gain in points. The battle did not stop there. Marine and Owl went head-to-head in the Tuesday night game and is our Game of the Week.
Jimmy418 (aka 420opponent) has added two wins to his cap this week. Wednesday night's win catapults him into the top ten easily. Jimmy is somebody to look out for in the days to come.
FutureFemPro captures her first Bonanza win on the month Thursday night. Tough battle too. Both Lendo777 and SteelCrafter did not go down without a fight. Exciting game to watch!
Friday's final table included Marine and Owl once more. Owl finished over Marine and only 910 points separate them now. Dpolerio captures a 3rd place finish, plus a $2.50 bounty, to edge a little closer to the top.
Game of the Week - Clash of the Titans
After two great games by MarineCJ and PSNyteowl Monday night, they entered Tuesdays game with piddly-points separating them atop the leaderboard.
Both made the final table with Seaeyes and SteelCrafter. Seaeyes is another points leader in the thick of things at the top. Steel, brother red-shirt, is off to a good start after a little hiatus.
Eventually it came down to just Marine and the Owl. Marine took it down in the end. He had a monster haul of $8.99 with that win. Nice payday, but there is more.
Another thing that makes this game notable is that MarineCJ also won the Freebuy tonight -- bifecta!!
Week #2 Spotlight
MarineCJ and Seaeayes locked horns Monday and Tuesday! Both made Top-6 appearances back-to-back with great finishes in both of their games. Each have a win too and shot up the leaderboard while nobody was looking. Their 2-day totals were huge with the edge going to Seaeyes' 1800pts/$12.55 to MarineCJ's 1600pts/$9.65.
PSNyteOwl's knock-out prowess carried over from his monster Freebuy game last Thursday. Owl had a great week in the Bonanza with 4 straight Top-6 appearances. His 4-game total racked up $19.96 and 3000 points. Owl ends the week in 2nd place. If we had a Wyatt Earp Award , Owl would deserve it.
Then there is our Annie Oakley of the Bonanza, WoohooSueDoyles!! Sue came into Thursday's night game on a spin for a 2nd place finish and a $2.50 bounty. She turned around the next night and captured her first win of the month, or maybe ever (not sure). Her 2-game totals were 1800 points and $12.64. The points are enough to land her in 9th place for the month.
Shoutout to MrLaufer who is moving up with consistent, modest gains. Only a matter of time before MrL hits a big one. He ends the week in 4th place and poised to capture the lead.
Shady Slim has 3 Top-6 appearances this month, but continues to struggle. He is going to bed his horse down for the weekend, then ride out again next Monday. He is currently in 3rd place.
MarineCJ ended the week with a 10th place finish in Friday's game and has 3 Top-6 appearances on the month. This garnered enough points to move him into the top spot with a narrow lead over PSNyteowl. Marine stands 2nd in winnings with $17.25. PSNyteowl is our current winnings leader with $20.21.
As of Friday's game, there are only 900 points separating the top 6 players who are MarineCJ, PSNyteowl, Shady Slim, MrLaufer, Seaeyes and DPolerio. This is the half-way point of the month and it is anybody's game. Good luck next week!!
PokerBrian and Amuna (who are these masked men?) seems to be the players to beat this month and last month as well. Are they members of THR? Not sure, but probably not. Time to bring them into the fold, chat them up on the felt and get them in here.
Tuesday October 2nd was the highest attending Bonanza event to date with 51 unique players (does not include re-entries).
B_eazly, BHaig and Raddeckel had two finishes within the Top-6 this week.
B_eazly (aka RawBacon) sure is getting his share of bounty pie. He scored big on Thursday night with a huge win and raked in a whopping $7.43 combined prize/KO loot. Bacon had a 3rd place finish as well and is our ranking THR member on the leaderboard with 1615 points. He is our overall cash leader with $9.98 in just 3 games.
BHaig played twice this week. Both games were Top-6 appearances and a win in the Bonanza. BHaig cashed for $9.26 and 1550 points and will be a person to watch for next week along with Bacon.
Ruggid had a monster night last Tuesday to the tune of $8.36 combined prize and KO monies. This is the bar to beat so far this month. It is unclear if Ruggid is member of THR as well -- chat him up on the tables too.
Shady Slim settles into 4th place and is trying to regain some of the magic from his admittedly sick run in the last week of September. His top finish is 3rd and a min cash for 7th on Friday night.
Sick 4-day run for PSNyteowl in week #2 !!!
Game of the Week
Thursday night has to be the game of the week in terms of excitement. There were two bounties ( PSNyteowl & Shady Slim) still left when it came down to the final 4 players which included MarineCJ and WoohooSueDoyles.
MarineCJ KOed Owl for fourth. WoohooSue KOed Slim for third. MarineCJ went on to win the match and climb up into the 2nd place spot on the boards. (Marine's 10th place finish Friday night will edge him into the lead)
FACTOID: WoohooSue spun into this tournament with a few pennies and takes home a sweet $6.95 (inc. bounty).