Worst Bet Ever: Here’s a case in point for self-control at the online poker tables if ever we heard one. In December ’05, one Carl Valentine agreed to what, on the surface, appeared a modest enough challenge, presented by a multi-millionaire buddy of his. The challenge was this: that by April 18, ’06 he, Valentine, send 2 million unique visitors to a website they perversely named savemyfinger.com .
If successful, Valentine will qualify to play in a heads up online poker tournament against said millionaire with 1 million dollars at stake. If Valentine wins the tourney, he scores a million smackers. If he loses, he loses nothing. So far, so good หวยออนไลน์.
But if Valentine fails to generate 2 million unique hits on his site, he will still face off against his childhood pal in a heads up online poker match, but this time he’ll be playing for his right index finger. If he wins, he gets to keep all his digits. If he loses, it’s off with his finger – and Valentine vies for the title of World’s Dumbest Amputee.
Online poker room Poker Heaven has supposedly agreed to host the ludicrous match (whatever the stakes).
And the Baby’s Name is Chip: They met at an online poker table. The game was Omaha, $30 stakes, the site – Party Poker. He suffered a bad beat and got into an argument with a fellow player over it using the Chat feature. She defended him. They became buddies from there – literally: using the Buddy List feature, Jackie Johnson and Gary Suffir began, from that moment on, a torrid long distance love affair that culminated in Jackie leaving Las Vegas and heading to New York to move in with Gary. Now they’re getting hitched.
The first known wedding of a couple who met while playing online poker will take place in March 2006. Prior to the ceremony, friends and family of the bride and groom will participate in an online poker tournament. Poker (and more specifically, online poker) will be the theme of the wedding, with a poker-themed wedding cake and floral displays. The newlywed couple will then enjoy their honeymoon on the Party Poker Million V Cruise to the Caribbean.
“But What Do I Win?”: They’ll let you sell anything on eBay these days. An online poker aficionado and (most surprisingly perhaps) eBay Power Seller who goes by the nickname “The_Sellution” and touts a positive feedback rating of 99.97% (of 1,533 transactions) has posted what could be considered the most inane auction listing eBay’s ever seen (though there are admittedly numerous contenders for that title).