So here’s what the specs will be:
AMD Athlon 1.2GHz
BIOSTAR M7NCG 400 motherboard
512 DDR 2100 RAM
120GB Hard Drive
Hauppauge PVR-500MCE Bundle Kit
SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 w/extension card
GeForce2 MX400 video card
IN WIN IW-D500T case
How’s that? I think it should run alright, once I get everything together. I upgraded to the PVR-500 with my poker winnings from the other night. (More on that later) The PVR-500 is a dual tuner, so I’ll be able to record one thing while watching another. It also has it’s own remote and IR blaster to control the cable box with. After it’s all setup, everything should go through the DVR and kick your ass all night long. Plus I’ll be spending about $240 on it, total. Not bad.
So, the Podcast Poker Challenge (PPC) was the other night. It was a free tournament, as long as you registered ahead of time for it. They advertised it on a few podcasts, that’s how I heard about it. Then I told Jay and Jeremiah about it, since we all have accounts on pokerroom.com. There were 138 people, I think, playing. I thought my chances would be pretty good with that amount playing. Well, a few of the podcasts are poker podcasts, so the people that came from those, are good players. In general, most everyone that played was decent.
With that amount of people playing, first place was $520, 2nd – $340, and it dropped off pretty quickly from there. There were also $50 bounties on the hosts of the different podcasts, meaning, if you knocked them out, you won $50. Throughout the whole tournament I was doing well, staying above 20th place and below 4th most all the time. When it got to the second break, i was still doing well, and had gotten one of the $50 bounties. I was happy with that, since money is money. Right after the break though, I had a stupid hand and lost a good portion of my stack. I made the final table, and the first hand I get pocket queens. I go all-in with that and get called by a person with aces, not good. I didn’t lose everything on that, but only lasted two more hands because blinds hit me. I went out in 10th place and won $44.
Jay also made the final table. Since he was still in it, I kept watching. He ended up placing 2nd! That’s $340 for him. We rule at poker! And don’t have gambling problems, which is key. So, my $94 in winnings is going into the DVR, hence the upgrade.
Oh, so after the PPC, I e-mailed Brian Ibbott, the host of Coverville, the podcast we (Jay, Jer and I) were all playing for. I told him about the results of the tourny and even recorded a small audio clip to send to him. The next day, I got an e-mail back from him saying that he used the audio. Woot! Now you all have to go listen to me on Coverville. I’m 2/3rds in, or so.
Corey, from team 25, also came up to Da Cuttt this weekend. A group of people went out to Hooters and bowling and stuff. Much fun was had. Many crotches got sticky. Babies might have been made.
I’ll be leaving for Atlanta on Wednesday morning, early. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully the team does well. I suppose this will be it until I get back. I think it’s enough.