Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Presidential Proclamation -- National Tony Bigcharles Day

Presidential Proclamation: Tony Bigcharles Day, 2016


In the history of No Limit Hold em Poker, many players have distinguished themselves as visionaries and ambassadors of the game. It takes a unique individual to distinguish himself over years and across the entire country, playing wherever he could find a poker game or one of dem GOOD machines.

Be it living in casino hotels, apartments and boxes (when necessary), the search for a beatable game is the most noble of tasks for the itinerant gambler. To do so for twenty or more years requires dedication, perseverance and intestinal fortitude far beyond the common poker player. Tony Bigcharles has provided a template for those looking to dedicate their life to finding the perfect game.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, February 10, 2016, as National Tony Bigcharles Day. I ask that the people of the United States honor Tony through prayer, contemplation, the ringing of bells, evening candlelight vigils, and other appropriate ceremonies and activities. I invite people around the world to participate in this commemoration.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.


Disclaimer: Of course, this is not an OFFICIAL proclamation from the President of the United States, u see. It is just my way of being the first person to say Happy Birthday Tony! I hope you are prepared to have a wonderful birthday tomorrow!


Blogger Pete P. Peters said...

Greatest. Post. Ever. Yet, perhaps an understated tribute to the man who is, perhaps, the greatest grinder in the history of the game . . .

9:43 AM  
Blogger Tony Bigcharles said...

funniest blog ever. of course, feb 13 is the d@y we will celebr@te this in G@ry

9:47 AM  
Blogger Memphis MOJO said...

Epic, absolutely epic.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Koala said...

Tony's fame has reached International Status. On more than one occasion I have been asked if I have heard of Tony Bigcharles by poker friends here in Australia. I am regarded with awe and admiration when I reveal that Tony is one of my best friends in the USA, and that I regularly play poker with him and have travelled to far flung casinos with him in search of the perfect good VBJ machine.

5:50 PM  
Blogger thundering36 said...

I'd have a cheeseburger in honor of Tony Bigcharles Day, but it's Ash Wednesday and I do not want to face the fires of Gehenna if I do. Instead I will make an extra large bowl of mashed potatoes. I hope that will suffice.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ive long doubted the existence of tbc but found myself at hollywood toledo pokerroom and sure enough, the legend is confirmed. Actually played at same table for awhile hoping for something epic but had his nose buried in his tablet and kept totally to himself, very dissapointing

2:47 PM  
Blogger lightning36 said...

It is amazing how many people think that Tony is a complete level and doesn't really exist. And Phil -- next time say something to Tony. He will talk if he thinks that he is among friends.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I figured he wouldnt like a total stranger knowing who he is and his whole situation money etc. Perhaps next time i will but i bet he will move on soon

6:09 PM  

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