Friday, December 11, 2009

Flo vs Deltalina: Round 3 Begins! (and Rules)

Welcome to the SoSG Casino! Grab a drink and come on in! And tonight we have a special event - the SoSG Casino has been chosen as the site of Round 3 of the 1st Annual International Flo vs Deltalina Championships.

The eight contestants are Jason, TD, Keven C, Dusty Baker, Wicks, djansson, rbnlaw, and Scott. And Round 3 is basically a game of blackjack. Only it's "18 Blackjack," not 21. Here's how it works:

  • Today, in this thread, between 10am and 1pm PT is when the game is played.
  • All are welcome to comment as they please, but only comments with all of the following characteristics count:
    • It is made by one of the eight contestants
    • It is made in this thread between the hours of 10am and 1pm PT (inclusive), and
    • The first word in the comment is "HIT" (please use all caps).
  • After 1pm, the last digit of each contestant's such comments are added up, and just like blackjack, the contestants are trying to get as close to 18 as you can without busting.
  • A last digit of 0 is a 10.
  • Sometime before 1pm (it may even be before 10am), your dealer (pictured above) will HIT once, so you can see her first card.
  • There is no double-ing down, insurance, splitting, or anything like that
  • At 1:01pm, all play is off.
  • Sometime after 1pm, the dealer will continue to play her hand, HIT-ting or not. When she comments "STAY" (or when she busts) then she is done.
  • Some players will beat the dealer, some will lose. The object is to get the field of 8 down to 4.
  • Dealer must hit on 14
  • If more than 4 lose, then the remaining players that won move on and those that lost play another hand next week to see who among them moves on.
  • If more than 4 win, then those winning players play another hand next week to see who among them moves on (and the losing players are eliminated).
  • Tie-ing the dealer counts higher than losing but not as high as winning.
  • FYI, being a #1 or #2 seed doesn't matter.

Got it? Good, because I'm not sure I do (most of this was devised and written between the time I got to work (9am ET) and now (9:23am), and I gotta run to a meeting. In fact I have back-to-back-to-back meetings almost all day, so I'm leaving you in Deltalina's hands. I'll try to check in when I can. In anycase, wait 'til 10am and HIT away!

RESULTS:

Player 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Tot Result
Jason* 1 8 9 18 W
TD 5 6 3 14 L
Keven C* 4 3 2 1 6 16 W
Dusty Baker 8 7 15 T
Wicks* 4 3 2 7 16 W
djansson 3 7 9 Bust L
rbnlaw* 10 6 16 W
Scott 8 8 L
               
Deltalina 1 6 8 15

*moving on to 4th round

Please confirm above scores. If they stand, well, what do you know? It looks like we have our four winners: Jason, Keven C, Wicks, and rbnlaw. But please correct me if wrong. Round 4 on Monday!

89 comments:

Deltalina said...

HIT

Eric Karros said...

She got a 1. That doesn't really tell much.

TD said...

Thsi only confusing as hell...

Keven C said...

So does the dealer have to hit on a soft 14?

Eric Karros said...

Keven - no, dealer has no rules as to when she can or cannot hit.

TD, all you have to do is keep saying HIT between 10am and 1pm until you get as close to 18 as you feel comfortable.

Deltalina will continue her hand after 1pm.

Eric Karros said...

Keven C: ...but she won't base her HIT strategy on what other players got.

rbnlaw said...

She got a 1? It looked like a 7 to me. Are we looking at the time stamp number again?
Also, what's a 0 worth? 10 or, well, 0?

Eric Karros said...

0 is 10.

And I'm changing my mind, yes, dealer has to hit on a 14.

will add to post.

rbnlaw said...

Actually, her last # was an 8. Where did you see a 1?

Josh S. said...

And if everybody busts, EK thinks of a new game.

Eric Karros said...

I believe Deltalina's card is a '1':

http://www.sonsofstevegarvey.com/2009/12/flo-vs-deltalina-round-3-begins-and.html?showComment=1260549629859#c2231817217449247781

do you guys see something different?

Josh S. said...

I see a 1.

Eric Karros said...

If everyone busts, we play again Monday. Unless it doesn't work today. But I'm running out of ideas.

QuadSevens said...

If a 0 = 10, then it would be possible to bust on two cards 3 different ways. (0,9; 0,0; 9,0)

That isn't possible in a normal game of blackjack.

Eric Karros said...

This is no normal game of blackjack.

But in anycase I think there's only like a 3% chance of that happening - only Greg can pull it off.

TD said...

HIT

TD said...

How do you check your number again??

Gagne's lucky glasses said...

You all put way too much effort into this game lol

TD said...

Probably true. I haven't put this much efort into anything since I was destroying my second marriage.

Jason said...

TD, it sounds like your browser window is too narrow to fit the entire comment URL in the status bar at the bottom. You can click on the link to open it and check the URL that way. Or buy a bigger screen.

Jason said...

HIT

Fred's Brim said...

SHIT

i wish I was still playing :/

TD said...

Okay sounds about right. Can anyone tell me what I got off my "HIT" comment??

J. Steve said...

TD, you got a 5...

Jason said...

HIT

Keven C said...

HIT the road, Frank & Jamie. And don't you come back...

Keven C said...

HIT the ball, Juan ...

Keven C said...

HIT water if he fell out of a boat Bevacqua could not...

Dusty Baker said...

HIT

Keven C said...

HIT the strike zone, Guillermo...

Dusty Baker said...

HIT

Keven C said...

HIT songs from the 80s no longer! We want more Nancy Bea!

Steve Dittmore said...

Sorry to interrupt your gambling... but this was interesting. Apparently the Dodgers have enough $$ to send players to a six-day nutrition boot camp, er, vacation in Arizona next week. But not enough to add Hoffman to the 40-man... Weird.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703514404574587903694286252.html

Carry on...

Steve Dittmore said...

@Keven C

+1 for combining Lasorda and Yoda

Keven C said...

Whew! I'll stand with 16. Go Flo!

Wicks said...

HIT

Wicks said...

HIT

Dusty Baker said...

Hulk want to kill Kill KILL!!!

Wicks said...

HIT

Jason said...

HIT (come on 9!)

Jason said...

Wow! That actually worked. I will now go buy a lottery ticket.

Wicks said...

HIT

Wicks said...

I shall stand with a 16 and stare at the Deltalina casino picture for no particular reason (wink, wink).

karina said...

@Dusty Baker that's my phrase!

karina said...

By the way, team Flo!

TD said...

HIT

rbnlaw said...

HIT.

karina sighting???

rbnlaw said...

HIT me with your rhythm stick, hit me, hit me.

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Can't believe you are supporting Flo! I mean, Deltalina rhymes with your name. I thought maybe you two were sisters.

TD said...

Since I still cannot get my computer to show the the url can anyone tell me what I got off that "HIT"?

Dusty Baker said...

@ TD

6

rbnlaw said...

My computer cut off Deltalina's first card, so I saw an 8 and not the 1.

rbnlaw said...

I have me at a 7. Seems right?

Dusty Baker said...

hurry deltalina. i need to slam a few beers then get on a plane.

djansson said...

HIT

Dusty Baker said...

RB-

I have you as a 6+0(10)=16

djansson said...

HIT me again.

djansson said...

HIT me once more.

Josh S. said...

karina said: "By the way, team Flo!"

Yeah! Suck on THAT, Team D!

djansson said...

Bust! Dang it! This could be the end...

Dusty Baker said...

I've got your Team D!

Josh S. said...

And thus began an epic insult battle between a baby and a potato.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker i support fellow brunettes. Besides Team Flo has the cute baby, right @Josh S?

TD said...

Okay. Thanks Dusty.

TD said...

HIT. What the hell.........

Eric Karros said...

Deltalina doesn't finish her hand until after 1pm...

Eric Karros said...

Hey Karina! Rare off-season sighting of Karina...

Orel said...

Epale, Karina! Who's that in your avatar?

Fite Club said...

HIT

are we still on? Just got home


(Scott here)

rbnlaw said...
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rbnlaw said...

Wait, I just saw DB's comment. I'm having problems seeing the entire number.

STAND STAND STAND.

I understand if it's too late.

Dusty Baker said...

Oh Deltalina! I'm about to have to board Americina!

Fite Club said...

I think I have an 8 which means I need another card. Do you hit me now or am I supposed to wait for the 2nd card? I'm confused

TD said...

Once again, can someone give me the score off my last "HIT"??

Deltalina said...

HIT

Deltalina said...

HIT me baby, one more time

Deltalina said...

STAY on 15. Let's count 'em up!

Eric Karros said...

Scott (Fite Club), you need to say HIT every time you want another card.

Since you weren't clear I'll give you until 2pm PT to hit again if you want, as you only have 8 so far.

But you will be limited to dealers rules (must hit on 14, stay on 15) otherwise you'll have advantage of seeing Deltalina's cards).

Eric Karros said...

TD your last hit was a 3. You are at 14. I will grant you overtime too, but if you want to HIT again do so in next 10 minutes (by 2pm PT)

Eric Karros said...

Ok sorry Scott/TD, I gotta close the table now cuz I want to post results before heading out.

Josh S. said...

KEVEN CEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

rbnlaw said...

That was close. Thanks to DB for confirming my score before I foolishly hit on 16. I was having trouble seeing the entire post number.

Eric Karros said...

Yeah rbn, hitting on 16 is never a good idea...

karina said...

@Rbnlaw @Orel @Eric Karros truth is i've working like crazy! add winter baseball and a lousy social life which means my days are filled. You can ask Mr. LASF, Josh and Dusty that i tweeted a few days ago i was missing the SoSG bar.

The girl on my picture is the daughter of the cousin of my fellow season ticket holder and she rocks! we "like" each other so much, we attracted the attention of the team's photographer. Isn't she cute?

rbnlaw said...

Good to see karina back. Maybe her positivity can bring the Dodgers some sorely needed off-season mojo.

Orel said...

I heard Aguilas had the best-looking fanbase. And it's true!

Dusty Baker said...

Damn! What did I do wrong.

Ahhhh....read the rules incorrectly. Thought there would be opportunity to see what Deltalina was playing and continue to hit if need be. My bad!

Nonetheless, very cool game.

Fite Club said...

Hey EK, thanks for giving me the chance to stay competitive! Unfortunately I got called away from the computer by some unexpected company. No worries though, I will cheer for my Deltalina-supporting brothers the rest of the way!

- Scott

karina said...

@Orel :) (blushing a lot)