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09 August 2018 - 11:53 AM

 MapleLeafpoker, on 09 August 2018 - 07:44 AM, said:

I really did jinx the poor kid. Things just went off kilter after my post, but then, he turned 18 yesterday, and all that pressure playing at home.

Also, was disappointed to the see the crowd, looked kind of sparse, maybe weather played a factor.
I really wanted to make it out there this week, last night would have been a good night after the storms, with Felix+Nestor playing at same time.

btw, I cant believe Daniel Nestor is still playing competitive tennis. I'm sure easier to sustain playing doubles, but still.
I used to see him all the time at York U gym/track back in late 80's/early 90's when he first started to gain some attention, and we are about same age. WTF, well done!

last night was a sell out. A lot of people have to leave early when the late match runs long.

I played against Alex Nestor who is Daniel's older Brother in University tennis. He was OUAA Men's singles champion playing for York U. at least once.

Daniel Negreanu grew up I think on the same street as the Nestors. When we were at Atlantis in the Bahamas for Protege 2 Nestor was down there as well (technically he's a resident of The Bahamas for tax reasons) and they gave each other the nod as they crossed paths.

As for Nestor's longevity the last thing that goes is the hands and touch which are most important in doubles. The reason he was never a top singles player is that he is quite slow for a top tennis player but foot speed is far less important in doubles.

In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

09 August 2018 - 02:45 AM

This pretty much sums up the current GOP

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09 August 2018 - 02:40 AM

 MapleLeafpoker, on 08 August 2018 - 06:30 PM, said:

one year later, its Felix time. (hope i dont jinx him, he's playing well)

nice call Bob, been following him even closer since you mentioned it last year, kid has a bright future it would seem.


last night's match is a good example of the things a young player has to work on strategy wise and at finishing close matches. No worries though as it's all part of him growing. Felix has all the tools to be a top player but it'll take time.

In Topic: Random Entertainment Observations

05 August 2018 - 06:15 AM

Jacob Bacharach
The first Picard episode better fucking be called Q-Anon.

In Topic: Random Entertainment Observations

05 August 2018 - 04:25 AM

View PostSuperJon, on 05 August 2018 - 03:56 AM, said:

I'm enjoying it so far. It's going to be a really slow burn if that's your thing. The best part is certainly the acting. Everyone does an excellent job. Especially the main character, Henry Deaver.

When a friend told me about it, I was half expecting it to be a Ready Player One of King's books.

It's not.

Definitely a few small Easter eggs, and (not really a spoiler) it does take place at Shawshank.

sounds good, I'll watch it for sure