Sunday, June 08, 2008


Wow - too excited to think right now. Thanks to the people who railed and encouraged not only me, but the other tough bloggers at the final table.
I only suffered one big suckout and caught cards when I needed. The real trick, however, was ... Buddy Dank Radio. I was the only person putting in music requests for about the last two hours of the tournament. If you hated or loved the music -- yeah, it was me.
btw - I am the one who always requests The Candy Man. No reason -- I just did it.


Blogger Loretta8 said...

awesome, congrats!!

7:40 PM  
Blogger corron10 said...


7:42 PM  
Blogger KajaPoker said...

well done man! I was lurking on the rail not saying anything but rooting for ya!

7:44 PM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

The Candy Man Can!!!

Congrats dude you deserve it!!

7:47 PM  
Blogger 4dbirds said...

Great game!! I'm so glad you won.

7:52 PM  
Blogger pokerDegen said...

...glad to see my chips were put to good use. Knew it was KT but hoped it was AJ. Oh well, very well done, nice final table etc... congrats!!!!

8:09 PM  
Blogger OhCaptain said...

Awesome job! Congrats!!!

8:34 PM  
Blogger APOSEC72 said...

way to go!

9:44 PM  
Blogger BigPirate said...

Great job!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Schaubs said...

I was wondering who requested that one. It's kinda catchy for sure.


10:22 PM  
Blogger smokkee said...

good job nabbing the entire chair and not just on leg. well done.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

You can thank me for your victory since I never showed up.

Just kidding. I know you've come pretty close during the BBT3 so this is certainly no fluke. Congrats man, well deserved.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Mr Subliminal said...

Well done, congrats!!

12:04 AM  
Blogger JD Schellnutt said...

Well played Lightning. You mixed it up well between aggression and trapping the last 2 tables and it made it very difficult and dangerous to put a read on you. Congrats and GL.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Irongirl01 said...

Congrats Lightning!! Well done!!

7:42 AM  
Blogger oossuuu754 said...

way to go

8:12 AM  
Blogger lj said...


just sent u an email w/ vegas deets.

9:19 AM  
Blogger The Average Joe said...

WTG! GL in Vegas!!

9:28 AM  
Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Really happy that you won this.

9:50 AM  
Blogger actyper said...

Congrats, you played good.

9:55 AM  
Blogger TuscaloosaJohnny said...

Good luck in Vegas...definitely check my blog for late June/early July blogger gathering updates. We need to all get together for at least me.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Astin said...

Congrats! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Glad I contributed in my small way by essentially handing you my chips! I was pulling for you after that.

Hope we cross paths on the 13th. I get in at 10:15am - any chance you're still in Vegas then?

11:48 AM  
Blogger CEMfromMD said...

Well deserved. When I saw you were still alive and well when I went out around 20th, I was hopeing you would win it. Fantastic job.

12:18 PM  
Blogger RaisingCayne said...

Congratulations Lightning!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Shrike said...

Belated congrats on winning it.

I was disappointed to bubble the final table; would have liked the chance to match wits with you there.

2:42 PM  
Blogger BrainMc said...

Congrats L36. I'm enjoying the trip reports so far, keep 'em up. Let me know if you will still be around during the weekend of the 4th.

2:52 PM  
Blogger lucko said...

Nice job!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Island Bum said...

great job and congrats. Great to get heads up with you.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...


10:51 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

Thanks for all the congrats. It means a lot to have them coming from players whom I respect so much. There are an awful lot of skilled players in the blogger community, and even better, a lot of quality people.

I hope to meet up with some of you Wednesday night at the Rio.


12:31 AM  
Blogger Mondogarage said...

Wow, just got home tonight from Vega$, and find that you won the freeroll. That is soooo badass. I truly hope you play an event and not just take the $$$, because you've got talent and balls, and you NEED to be playing WSOP.

Major congratulations, I'm thrilled you were the winnah!

12:49 AM  
Blogger Evy said...

Sorry i'm late getting in on this, but Astin said, really couldn't happen to a nicer guy. You deserve this!

6:15 AM  
Blogger David Westbay said...

Congratulations! Well done and good luck in whatever event you play!

11:32 AM  

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