Nickname (how'd you get it): Wou-Tang: The Silent-Assassin. The Wou-Tang part is an obvious play on my last name and is not indicative of a love for the hard core rap or the orange flavored nectar of the astronauts. My subtitle, The Silent-Assassin was coined by Eliot, who was on Vicodin at the time.
Location: Garden Grove
Favorite hand to play:
I'll play the occasional Ace-Crap Suited (which I'm sure is the technical name for it) but aside from that I don't really have one.
Favorite pro player:
Again I don't really have one, but if I had to choose I would say Phil Gordon because I used to watch a lot of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. (Even as I write this, I can hear the collective groaning of the 4SPT.)
How did you learn about the 4SPT:
It came with my job, since the rest of the IT Department plays in and/or founded the 4SPT.
When did you join the 4SPT:
Spring Season, Game 2
Best thing about winning the 4SPT:
Getting respect from players who know what they're doing.
exciting/best hand you've had on the 4SPT:
I don't have a most exciting or best hand, but I do have a most memorable hand, and even then it wasn't the hand that was memorable but rather what happened after it. I was up against King Richard and I had won with a full house. I started reaching for the chips and saw that Richard was doing the same. He patted my shoulder, said something like "good try", and then started stacking my winnings in his stack. I was still relatively new to the game, so I just sat there dazed, trying to figure out what had happend. It didn't help that Jeff (The Tournament Director) and Von Sandman (Voted Best Player on the Tour) were seated at my table and neither said a word. It wasn't until Susan said something, from the next table over, did anyone realize the mistake.
4SPT player you don't want sitting next to you
Dino (see below)
Where/how did you learn to play poker:
Figured out the rules by watching it on TV. I didn't really learn how to play until actually playing on the 4SPT. As for strategy, I'm still figuring that part out.
Any other interesting stories or whatever else you want people to know:
There was this one time I was playing on C-Mint's coffee table and anyone who has played on C-Mint's coffee table knows that there isn't a lot of room to stack your chips. I was seated on the couch, where if I had stacked the chips to my left, they would have weighed down the table causing it to fall over. So I opted for my right. Dino, thinking they were his chips, reached over and bet with my chips, not once, but twice. After that I took my chances with gravity.