Farewell to “The Wheatie”

Last night I participated in the final WilWheaton.Net poker tourney.  Wil has hosted these games for the last two years, from when he became a member of Team PokerStars.  Because the current conditions of online poker have changed after the passage of the UIGEA  last fall, PokerStars, it seems, has had to cut back on its endorsements.

At any rate it was a big field, with 67 players showing up to get a piece of the action.  I, with the help of a couple of horrendous suckouts, was able to hang on and finish in second place.  The Results:

Results from the final Wheate

All in al, it was a fun time, and it was great to see Wil at the final table of his own last tourney.  All is not lost, however, as we will be continuing the tournament, but in a slightly different form.  Wil asked me to take over hosting responsibilities, so that the game would continue.  Since it’s not his game anymore though, I was asked to change the name.  As such, I’ve set up MonkeyTourney.com to serve as the tournament’s new home on the web.  I’m being assisted in the tourney set up by Jimmy.

More information coming soon… including some insights on using Drupal vs. Joomla.

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