It occurs to me that I haven't mentioned my weekly WWdN poker tournaments at PokerStars in quite some time.
So I'm going to do that right now (no worries, this isn't a big old pokerfest entry, and I'm doing fine on my deadline: current word count is 679 out of about 1200 or so, and I'm actually enjoying what this week's column is about, so panic has given way to excitement and a touch of anxiety. Thanks for your concern, though.)
Every Tuesday night, I host an eleven dollar No Limit Hold'Em poker tournament at Poker Stars (where I'm on Team PokerStars, much to the chagrin of players who frequently tell me "u suck. y r u on da team? lol." Yeah. Awesome.) We average about 60 entrants each week from places as exotic as Germany and Santa Barbara, and typically pay out the final table. It's a lot of fun, with varying levels of competition (though it's a much tougher game than the average $10 +1 online tourney) and one of the most friendly and enjoyable groups of people you'll ever find in an online game.
To find the game, log on to PokerStars and click the Tourney tab in the lobby. Once you're there, click the Private tab, and sort by name to find the WWdN Invitational. The password is always monkey and the buy-in is always $11 +1. We always start at 8:30 Eastern time. If you knock me out of the tourney, you get the next week's tourney named after you.
A few weeks ago, I started adding a 2nd chance tournament with a later starting time for people on the West Coast, with a twist: the buy-in is only $5 +.50, and we play a different game every week. If you knock me out of this one, you not only get the next week's game named after you, but you also get to choose the game we play. So far, I've final tabled and bubbled all but one of them. Just like the other tourney, it's in the private tab, and called WWdN: 2nd chance funtimes. The password is also monkey, and the start time is 10:30 Eastern. I think we're playing pot-limit omaha this week, which is one of my favorite games.
Incidentally, I've just discovered that you can play poker in Suomi. I, for one, welcome our new Finnish poker overlords.