Absinthe Makes Final 18 at LAPC!

Here in Los Angeles, there is no shortage of cardrooms. We can pick from Crazy Asian games at Hawaiian Gardens, Crazy Industry games at Hollywood Park, Crazy No-Fold-Em games at Commerce, and Crazy On The Internets games at the Bike.

Despite this plethora of places to play poker (Jefe) the real game in town is The Infamous Homegame, also known as Murder's Row. It's a tough game, and if you play in it, you'd better not suck, or you're going to get broke quicker than a jackrabbit on a date (Ralphie).

Anyone who doubts the caliber of play coming out of Murder's Row (I'm looking in your direction, G-Vegas) needs to look no further than Murderer's Row regular Absinthe, who is currently 18th in the LA Poker Classic at Commerce. As if wading through 1100 pairs of sunglasses and baseball caps (I stole that from Speaker) wasn't enough of an accomplishment, Absinthe has been live-blogging the entire thing.  And if you're still not impressed (jerk) consider this dismaying observation: this chamber has no windows, and no doors! Uh, I mean, consider this rather impressive observation: this is Absinthe's very first big live tourney.

He starts play tonight on a short-stack,  (about half of par) so he's written a song to keep himself focused an inspired:

I'm not going to get too down-to-the-felt-al
Like those other shortstacked weak-tight kinds
'cause I'm a member of the poker literati
I only know I need your blinds

Harrington
I know any two cards will do
Harrington
My M is two


Good luck, Ryan! Go kick all kinds of ass tonight.

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