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2 years ago  ::  09 Aug 15 11:15 AM #1
Wkdwitch (888Mod)
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Hi M888’s


There will be some of you who intend to wait for decisions regarding the voting/judging system before putting time and effort into your Blog. No problem, I totally understand. But for those of you who wish to blog regardless and are happy to continue just for the fun of it I hope you will find this months subject enjoyable to write and for others to read.


So, as planned, here is the subject for the August My.888Poker Blog Competition.



Due to many of you finding last months subject a tough one to relate to, well done to all who attempted it, we decided to lighten things up this month and ask you to delve back into your personal poker experiences and tell us….



To what extremes have you gone to in order to play a particular poker game?


And, or…


What are the strangest circumstances you have played poker in?


One or both is fine.



It’s that simple.



Most avid poker players will go to certain lengths not to miss their favourite poker game, a target game you unexpectedly won a seat for, a league game you can’t afford to drop points in, etc….


Modern life, work, holidays, family and friend commitments can sometimes get in the way. We want to know where, when and what you had to do to ensure you didn’t miss that game. The one that was more important than what ever else was going on around you at the time.


Over the years I have heard tales of games played hiding under stairs, in a church while attending a wedding/funeral, in the garden at parties. One member had to hike miles to find a signal during a camping holiday with his family. Luckily he found it in a cosy country pub! His 'significant other' was particularly unimpressed when he returned several hours later and very much the worse for wear. It was a long game.ef71696dfbfaf7337481b26d6a434e79.gif?v=714


Other stories have been of impromptu poker games starting up under the strangest of circumstances both at home and while in foreign lands. Language and surroundings not being a barrier to a great poker experience.


And now to the ultimate extreme and the poker confession box …


Have you lied to get yourself out of a commitment/go AWOL at work for a while, only to be found out? Caught 'red handed'' so to speak! A  A


How did that work out for you? What was the lie? How were you caught? Are you, still together/employed/forgiven?


There you have it. Plenty to choose from and I hope a fun and not too taxing subject to get your fingers tapping those keys.


Your title this month is…


Strange Poker, Extremes and Confessions.



For those new to the Blog Competition please be aware….


To be accepted as a Blog of the Month entrant…



The TITLE of your blog MUST be...


Strange Poker, Extremes and Confessions.



Your Blog MUST be a minimum of 300 words, and all your own words, relevant to the topic explained above and with no copy/pasting from elsewhere.



Good Luck Everybody!


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Prizes to be confirmed at a later date.

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2 years ago  ::  09 Aug 15 02:00 PM #2
slim
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Missed last months 1 as was away , and i will be getting my blog in for this 1 .
I have a couple of good stories of events and games i have played.
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2 years ago  ::  09 Aug 15 06:25 PM #3
Rhonda
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I will be blogging, coz a tournament is a great prize, although I think I will miss it in sept as will be sunning myself on a beach, now theres a thought! Take my tablet with me and I will play on the beach! LOLWink
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2 years ago  ::  09 Aug 15 11:53 PM #4
Celticjoker
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09 Aug 15 08:00 AM , slim wrote:

Missed last months 1 as was away , and i will be getting my blog in for this 1 .
I have a couple of good stories of events and games i have played.





As soon as I read the topic for this months blog competition, I thought of Slim. It's time for you to unleash one of your crazy stories.

Lookin' forward to reading!Laughing

Gareth

P.S

This topic is supposed to be easier than last months. But it's not for someone like me, who's spent their entire poker life in front of a computer.Frown 

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2 years ago  ::  10 Aug 15 04:45 PM #5
David
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My blog is in.

I went for short and sweet and lighthearted for easy reading .  Hopefully a chucke or two as well.

Dang your software makes it hard to do any formatting.  Trying to get the spacing right for better readibility sucks big time.  And just when you think you've got it done, and you check the preview and post, BOOM the formatting all changes so its nothing like what you wanted NOR what the preview showed.

Oh well, I did the best I could so hope you folks enjoy the read. 
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2 years ago  ::  10 Aug 15 05:22 PM #6
Celticjoker
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10 Aug 15 10:45 AM , David wrote:

My blog is in.

I went for short and sweet and lighthearted for easy reading .  Hopefully a chucke or two as well.

Dang your software makes it hard to do any formatting.  Trying to get the spacing right for better readibility sucks big time.  And just when you think you've got it done, and you check the preview and post, BOOM the formatting all changes so its nothing like what you wanted NOR what the preview showed.

Oh well, I did the best I could so hope you folks enjoy the read. 




No offence David, but your blog is a mess mate! 

Formatting your blog is easier than you might think. Keep your eye out this week and I'll post some instructions on how to format your blog exactly the way you want it. Once you've read my post you can then edit it, and give it the presentation it deserves.

Laters, 

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2 years ago  ::  11 Aug 15 04:53 AM #7
David
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10 Aug 15 11:22 AM , Celticjoker wrote:


. . .  No offence David, but your blog is a mess mate! 

Formatting your blog is easier than you might think. Keep your eye out this week and I'll post some instructions on how to format your blog exactly the way you want it. . . .
Laters, 




Sounds great.
I thought I knew how to format but  Embarassed . . .  shall we say that constructive criticism and new information are always welcome Smile

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2 years ago  ::  12 Aug 15 01:00 AM #8
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09 Aug 15 05:15 AM , Wkdwitch (888Mod) wrote:

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Hi M888’s


There will be some of you who intend to wait for decisions regarding the voting/judging system before putting time and effort into your Blog. No problem, I totally understand. But for those of you who wish to blog regardless and are happy to continue just for the fun of it I hope you will find this months subject enjoyable to write and for others to read.


So, as planned, here is the subject for the August My.888Poker Blog Competition.



Due to many of you finding last months subject a tough one to relate to, well done to all who attempted it, we decided to lighten things up this month and ask you to delve back into your personal poker experiences and tell us….



To what extremes have you gone to in order to play a particular poker game?


And, or…


What are the strangest circumstances you have played poker in?


One or both is fine.



It’s that simple.



Most avid poker players will go to certain lengths not to miss their favourite poker game, a target game you unexpectedly won a seat for, a league game you can’t afford to drop points in, etc….


Modern life, work, holidays, family and friend commitments can sometimes get in the way. We want to know where, when and what you had to do to ensure you didn’t miss that game. The one that was more important than what ever else was going on around you at the time.


Over the years I have heard tales of games played hiding under stairs, in a church while attending a wedding/funeral, in the garden at parties. One member had to hike miles to find a signal during a camping holiday with his family. Luckily he found it in a cosy country pub! His 'significant other' was particularly unimpressed when he returned several hours later and very much the worse for wear. It was a long game.ef71696dfbfaf7337481b26d6a434e79.gif?v=714


Other stories have been of impromptu poker games starting up under the strangest of circumstances both at home and while in foreign lands. Language and surroundings not being a barrier to a great poker experience.


And now to the ultimate extreme and the poker confession box …


Have you lied to get yourself out of a commitment/go AWOL at work for a while, only to be found out? Caught 'red handed'' so to speak! A  A


How did that work out for you? What was the lie? How were you caught? Are you, still together/employed/forgiven?


There you have it. Plenty to choose from and I hope a fun and not too taxing subject to get your fingers tapping those keys.


Your title this month is…


Strange Poker, Extremes and Confessions.



For those new to the Blog Competition please be aware….


To be accepted as a Blog of the Month entrant…



The TITLE of your blog MUST be...


Strange Poker, Extremes and Confessions.



Your Blog MUST be a minimum of 300 words, and all your own words, relevant to the topic explained above and with no copy/pasting from elsewhere.



Good Luck Everybody!


a17e0446d9daac36bce452b66a49a9a6.gif?v=760



Prizes to be confirmed at a later date.


i miss last  month

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2 years ago  ::  12 Aug 15 06:55 AM #9
rod
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One or both is fine.


It’s that simple.



Hmmm could get very interesting.


Gl Laughing all.

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2 years ago  ::  13 Aug 15 07:35 PM #10
Randy
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OOH YEAH! HOWDY 888 COMPADRES!

I have joined your ranks with my first Blog post, which takes you back to the beginning of my poker playing!

Hope you enjoy!


theMachoMan blog!


username is theMachoMan

OOH YEAH!

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