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Official Nick Rainey thread
      #10668233 - 06/05/07 02:25 PM

A lot of people have complained about having to keep track of a ton of threads to know what poker players Nick Rainey has hung out with lately or played tennis with or has sweet insider info about.

Hopefully Nick will post updates to this thread so everyone can stay up to date on who Nick has been hanging with.

Thanks Nick!


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10668309 - 06/05/07 02:29 PM

LOOOOOOL

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10668321 - 06/05/07 02:30 PM

Diablo's on fire

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: king_of_drafts]
      #10668335 - 06/05/07 02:31 PM

hah

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: burkoboy]
      #10668350 - 06/05/07 02:32 PM

Nick,

Please rank tennis abilities of the poker pros, thanks.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10668356 - 06/05/07 02:32 PM

All,

Also please use this thread for your Nick Rainey questions.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10668366 - 06/05/07 02:33 PM

Dare I ask, who is Nick Rainey?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Butcho22]
      #10668397 - 06/05/07 02:36 PM

Quote:

Dare I ask, who is Nick Rainey?




A tennis pro. He told me you suck at tennis and that he could beat you with you using a racquet and him using his bare hands. If I were you, I'd wager him that you could kick his ass ... he's dumb enough to take such a bet. Good luck and take Nick's money!

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10668448 - 06/05/07 02:39 PM

Quote:

All,

Also please use this thread for your Nick Rainey questions.




How soft is God's skin?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10668513 - 06/05/07 02:43 PM

nick lay me odds on a knifefight between chuck norris and steven segal

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #10668545 - 06/05/07 02:46 PM

hey Nick Rainey, have you ever met EricW and is he as cool in real life as he is on teh interwebs?

kthxbii


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10668546 - 06/05/07 02:46 PM

El D,
I have a disturbing feeling that your intentions with this thread are not completely goodhearted.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #10668644 - 06/05/07 02:55 PM

Quote:

nick lay me odds on a knifefight between chuck norris and steven segal



Impossible odds... Chuck Norris would roundhouse kick Segal's knife out of his hands and into his neck keeping only Segals prints on them.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10668899 - 06/05/07 03:13 PM






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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10669029 - 06/05/07 03:22 PM

I have a serious question for Nick.

Who is fatter David Nalbandian or Benyamine?

And how can Nalbandian reach 4th round in French open when he is fat?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10669039 - 06/05/07 03:23 PM

I heard Nick Rainy had a major gambling problem at a specific southern california school. Rumors of large amounts of credit card dedt etc.

Please tell us how you have overcome these challenges to become the poker player you are today.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: brick]
      #10669303 - 06/05/07 03:42 PM

I bet I could beat all poker pros at tennis. Except PA that is.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: GiantWalleye]
      #10669342 - 06/05/07 03:45 PM

1. Yevgeny Kafelnikov
2. Patrik Antonius
3. Greg Raymer
4. Nick Rainey
5. Everyone else


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: GiantWalleye]
      #10669395 - 06/05/07 03:49 PM

Quote:

I bet I could beat all poker pros at tennis. Except PA that is.



He would just blow everyones mind with anecdotes about when huge Hansen gave him a back hand practise in the lockerrooms after a hard workout


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: samsdmf]
      #10670088 - 06/05/07 04:38 PM

what on earth is going on?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: PITTM]
      #10670426 - 06/05/07 05:00 PM

PITTM,

Just giving people a way to stay easily updated with what's going on with Nick Rainey and famous poker players, as well as a place for people to ask Nick questions.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10670458 - 06/05/07 05:03 PM

Nick- Have you ever french-kissed PA?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10670461 - 06/05/07 05:03 PM

Nick,

What poker pros have you been to nightclubs with?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10670487 - 06/05/07 05:05 PM

Nick, have you said the sentence, no patrick leave your vanquish lets take my TAXiiiiiiiiiii!!!!

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10672370 - 06/05/07 07:21 PM

ED,

i rarely read your posts because i think they are stupid, but you hit a whopper with this one - well done.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: CCx]
      #10673749 - 06/05/07 09:06 PM

LOL I heard about this thread while I was playing todays WSOP event. Just busted with KK vs AA. I layed a sick beat on David Plastik during the rebuy period and he was pissed. Telling anyone that would listen about it.

I have never seen Gus play, but I would rank them in this order based on what I have heard. If David gets back into decent shape he is the best.

David B
Patrick
Gus


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10673788 - 06/05/07 09:09 PM

nick that was crap. we want some names or anwser some questions at least

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #10673815 - 06/05/07 09:11 PM

nick are you better than stephane m. ?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: maroneur]
      #10673848 - 06/05/07 09:14 PM

In our prime he was probably better singles player, but I dont know for sure since I never gave singles a fair shot. Doubles I probably win, but who cares about doubles,

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10673934 - 06/05/07 09:20 PM

nadal or federer for the french open?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10673936 - 06/05/07 09:20 PM

ok i didnt know you were that good. Are you training david for his bet with antonius and gus?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: maroneur]
      #10673994 - 06/05/07 09:24 PM

I am taking Federer for French. Nadal is a beast, but he has to be tired from playing so many matches this clay court season.

I was hitting with David almost everyday until the WSOP started. Talked to him and Erica today at the RIO and we should start hitting soon.

David B is an amazing tennis player, its really weird seeing someone so big hit so well.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10674060 - 06/05/07 09:29 PM

nick ask david his feelings on this thread?

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showfl...=1#Post10667289


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #10674128 - 06/05/07 09:33 PM

Quote:

nick ask david his feelings on this thread?

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/showfl...=1#Post10667289


better yet, ask Erica to be in another strip poker vid

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Methodz]
      #10674221 - 06/05/07 09:40 PM

how dare you not put patrik at number 1

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Teh1337zor]
      #10675862 - 06/05/07 11:25 PM

Nick,

In a typical 5 setter, how many games would you expect the average 2+2er to be able to take from Roger Federer? Also, how many games do you think you could take from him?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: selurah]
      #10675913 - 06/05/07 11:29 PM

Quote:

Nick,In a typical 5 setter, how many games would you expect the average 2+2er to be able to take from Roger Federer?




Uhhhh..


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: jmill2511]
      #10676009 - 06/05/07 11:36 PM

Quote:

In a typical 5 setter, how many games would you expect the average 2+2er to be able to take from Roger Federer?




18


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: selurah]
      #10676338 - 06/05/07 11:55 PM

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: capandfreedom]
      #10676625 - 06/06/07 12:16 AM

Nick,
Is PA aware of our unhealthy fascination with him?

If he is, what does he make of it?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: capandfreedom]
      #10677384 - 06/06/07 01:06 AM

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




For some reason this seems ridiculous.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: early325]
      #10677505 - 06/06/07 01:17 AM

we are just friends. you guys are funny

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: AJackson]
      #10677522 - 06/06/07 01:19 AM

Quote:

Nick,
Is PA aware of our unhealthy fascination with him?

If he is, what does he make of it?




unhealthy?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: early325]
      #10677533 - 06/06/07 01:19 AM

Quote:

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




For some reason this seems ridiculous.




Remember, Impossible is Nothing.. This is Aleksey's famous video resume - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pok0TKDU8 (its not a rick roll, and im sick of having to say that)


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: corpseartist]
      #10677757 - 06/06/07 01:35 AM

Hey Nick can you beat Ryan M? Did you carry him in doubles and did he grow any. When I played him in the juniors he was almost a midget. I never thought he'd be big enough to be a great player but someone told me he played #2 for the national championship team. Can you beat Adam L. or are you guys to big a gap in age to have played?

BTW best poker playing tennis player is Pete Sampras hands down. Although I did see him last year in an ex. match and his return was bleh and he couldn't close the net worth crap and was constantly hitting his first volley a step behind the service line.

surely a hustler like you must've had inside info on USC sports. Did you win any decent bets.

Do you have any insider info on futures/challengers matches and on what site can a US resident bet on challenger matches (or are the limits so low it's not even worth the time)?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: selurah]
      #10677926 - 06/06/07 01:48 AM

Quote:

Nick,

In a typical 5 setter, how many games would you expect the average 2+2er to be able to take from Roger Federer? Also, how many games do you think you could take from him?




a better question is how many points. And that is determined solely by how many times Federer double faults.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: corpseartist]
      #10677978 - 06/06/07 01:51 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




For some reason this seems ridiculous.




Remember, Impossible is Nothing.. This is Aleksey's famous video resume - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pok0TKDU8 (its not a rick roll, and im sick of having to say that)




lol @ his 495 lb bench with 3 guys actively helping him to lift it


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: NLfool]
      #10678006 - 06/06/07 01:53 AM

Ryan Moore and I were ranked #1 in the country 2 years pre season and were NCAA finalists our sophomore year. Not to mention 3-time all americans and NCAA team Champions.

I am fairly certain Ryan Moore owned you all throughout juniors. And why dont you grow some balls you [censored] and post your real name.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10678029 - 06/06/07 01:55 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




For some reason this seems ridiculous.




Remember, Impossible is Nothing.. This is Aleksey's famous video resume - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pok0TKDU8 (its not a rick roll, and im sick of having to say that)




lol @ his 495 lb bench with 3 guys actively helping him to lift it




Yeah the average 2+2 would have a hard time winning 10 points in a 3 set match against Roger. In my prime I am sure I could have gotten 2 or 3 games. lol maybe 1 or 2. He is so good.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10678045 - 06/06/07 01:57 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Nick,

In a typical 5 setter, how many games would you expect the average 2+2er to be able to take from Roger Federer? Also, how many games do you think you could take from him?




a better question is how many points. And that is determined solely by how many times Federer double faults.




QFMFT. The rest of the world just doesn't understand how good this guy is. In sports there are arguements about how X would fare against Y in his prime. Well anyone who knows tennis knows Fed stops every great champion in his prime. It's the only sports arguement where I can say without a doubt who wins.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: capandfreedom]
      #10678208 - 06/06/07 02:08 AM

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




ahahhaahahaha


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10678335 - 06/06/07 02:24 AM

Quote:

Ryan Moore and I were ranked #1 in the country 2 years pre season and were NCAA finalists our sophomore year. Not to mention 3-time all americans and NCAA team Champions.

I am fairly certain Ryan Moore owned you all throughout juniors. And why dont you grow some balls you [censored] and post your real name.




LOL I'm not sure where I insulted you but yes he did own me in the juniors as did a lot of other juniors in socal (which I consider the best concentration of junior talent so I'm not ashamed of getting beat by them). I would be post my real name but I've had some drinking probs and gone through some real highs and lows and everybody said my degen ways would destroy me.

I'm ashamed of that so yeah I'll leave my name out of this. Should I head out to the WSOP you can out me and I'll buy you a beer and you can kick my ass at tennis.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: NLfool]
      #10678370 - 06/06/07 02:28 AM

Sure bud, would I recognize you? So Cal junior tennis is amazing thats fore sure.

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10678420 - 06/06/07 02:34 AM

Quote:

Sure bud, would I recognize you? So Cal junior tennis is amazing thats fore sure.

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




Nick ...

Let the haters hate ... you are one of the best posters of useless NVG (that is a compliment, of course).

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10678497 - 06/06/07 02:47 AM

I don't think we've ever played or met but occassionally I've hit with my cousin who is traveling and struggling on the futures but I doubt you went this road. I had rotator cuff surgery at 16 1/2 so that was the end of my pedestrian career although I still love the game eventhough I picked up a racket maybe 2 dozen times in last 3 or 4 years. I still love watching the game and have appreciation for little aspects applied time over time that win matches.

No apologies needed I was probably out of line saying something about that about a good friend of yours. But I meant it more along the lines of him being a great player despite not having great physical prowess. Keep the insider updates flowing we all enjoy the degen gossip


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: NLfool]
      #10678552 - 06/06/07 02:56 AM

Average 2+2er one set match (2+2er sit in front of the computer 60-70 hours a week, yo) vs Fed. Fed uses ping pong raquet. How would it end?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: eurythmech]
      #10678605 - 06/06/07 03:09 AM

ping pong rackets cant even really hit the ball ... maybe one of those thicker tennis paddles for rainy days. Fed def wins.




Fed also wins 6-0 using a racquetball racket (sp?)


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10679118 - 06/06/07 04:26 AM

Nick,

"Yeah the average 2+2 would have a hard time winning 10 points in a 3 set match against Roger."

I can't figure out where the average 2+2er would find anywhere near 10 points. It's not like Federer would need to go for big serves or tough winners.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10679136 - 06/06/07 04:28 AM

I'd like to know if the average 2p2er could stay standing for a 5 set match.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: TylerD]
      #10679314 - 06/06/07 05:04 AM

10 points is probably pushing it, but there are a few of us with tennis experience, so it would help the average for sure.

I just got home from Naked Sushi with PA and Allen Cunningham was there. Is that chick he is with for real? Thats a bad beat for Allen.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10679354 - 06/06/07 05:12 AM

Quote:

Nick,

"Yeah the average 2+2 would have a hard time winning 10 points in a 3 set match against Roger."

I can't figure out where the average 2+2er would find anywhere near 10 points. It's not like Federer would need to go for big serves or tough winners.




I imagine the average 2+2er wouldn't win a single point that wasn't a double fault by Federer

Quote:

I'd like to know if the average 2p2er could stay standing for a 5 set match.





well most points would be over by the 2nd time Federer hit the ball, so probably

Edited by Chuck D (06/06/07 05:14 AM)


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: king_of_drafts]
      #10679426 - 06/06/07 05:27 AM

in all honesty... when Nick was at PNW... I destroyed him 6-2 6-0... He was probably the biggest joke PNW USTA... It was a fluke for him to win that national title at USC.. I mean jeez... Theres way better players in PWN then SoCAL... Nick might be a degenerate ROFL lol

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: theaznkidd]
      #10679568 - 06/06/07 05:58 AM

ZOMG post under ur real name!!1

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: KSOT]
      #10679577 - 06/06/07 06:01 AM

Nick, I'm a big fan want to get together and hit the volcano? I would love to hear your stories in person.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: shaundeeb]
      #10679784 - 06/06/07 06:47 AM

Went to the French Open yesterday, 200 Euros from a scalper, negotiated in French, balllaaaaaa.

Watched a hot Serb beat Svetlana Kuznetzova who is the least hot player of all time, so that was nice. Then I saw Justine Henin walk all over Serena Williams, who played terribly. Then Federer took on Tommy Robredo. Robredo played at an extremely high intensity level, while Federer sort of jogged around the court. Federer won easily but dropped the second set, later blaming it on the wind. I am a huge Federer fanboy, but I think Nadal's going to take him in the French again.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10680193 - 06/06/07 08:15 AM

Quote:

Sure bud, would I recognize you? So Cal junior tennis is amazing thats fore sure.

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




It's done in the spirit of amusement, Nick. Keep up the fine NVG work, if you please.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10680205 - 06/06/07 08:17 AM

Quote:

10 points is probably pushing it, but there are a few of us with tennis experience, so it would help the average for sure.

I just got home from Naked Sushi with PA and Allen Cunningham was there. Is that chick he is with for real? Thats a bad beat for Allen.




If you're talking about the redhead, it's Melissa Hayden and yes she is for real.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: moving shapes]
      #10680552 - 06/06/07 09:15 AM


Put your hand up if you just arent sure if Diablo is making fun of Rainey or encouraging his tales? I laugh and then scratch my head at this thread. I laugh at postings and I am not even sure it is a joke.

Quote:

Quote:

Nick,
Is PA aware of our unhealthy fascination with him?

If he is, what does he make of it?




unhealthy?




Unhealthy...you know when another man would like to spread his man spirit on another mans face....unhealthy....lol


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Done like Dinner]
      #10681012 - 06/06/07 10:16 AM

The average 2p2er whose only played high school level would earn 0-5 pts in those 3 sets. College division 1 would probably earn around 5-15 points.

I played at a 4.0 level at my best, only highschool.. I personally would have to get lucky to get to 5 points. I'd be blasting both serves hoping to get lucky (brag: 115mph flat) or going for low % winners every shot, just to maximize number of points won. Federer could just use a 90-100 mph sickly spinning high percentage serve.

out of all 2p2, the 'average' would earn 0 points without a doubt. maaaybe 1 double fault from Federer -fluke?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10681028 - 06/06/07 10:17 AM

Why would Roger double fault vs someone that never even played tennis in high school?

Its not like he has to rocket/place his serves at all.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Shadowrun]
      #10681080 - 06/06/07 10:23 AM

yep, he wouldn't .. we'll just give 1 point due to fluke. Strings break, gets a cramp mid point, slips, lucky shot vs him that hits net and dribbles over, etc

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10681127 - 06/06/07 10:30 AM

I think i would employ the strategy of barking and running around the court like a mad-man, akin to Nick's Style in his playing days (j/k think its funny you have someone make a gimmick to insult you).

Maybe Roger would fault from laughing so hard.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Chuck D]
      #10681428 - 06/06/07 10:59 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Nick,

"Yeah the average 2+2 would have a hard time winning 10 points in a 3 set match against Roger."

I can't figure out where the average 2+2er would find anywhere near 10 points. It's not like Federer would need to go for big serves or tough winners.




I imagine the average 2+2er wouldn't win a single point that wasn't a double fault by Federer




No way. Most people who played quality competitive tennis in their youth oughta be able to get a few points just trying to smoke low % winners. Its sorta like playing Ivey HU and going AI every hand. And I wouldn't expect many double faults unless you hit world class returns.

Quote:

I'd like to know if the average 2p2er could stay standing for a 5 set match.




Quote:


well most points would be over by the 2nd time Federer hit the ball, so probably




QFT


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Burno]
      #10681479 - 06/06/07 11:05 AM

It would be extremely difficult for even a competent but not great tennis player to return Federer's serve, first or second. In a 3 set match, I'd maybe get lucky and return one.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Actual God]
      #10681561 - 06/06/07 11:14 AM

Kuznetsova is russian not serb

The "average 2p2er would win maybe, maybe 3 points. maybe

Good solid tennis players who play recreatianally would be lucky to win 6 points. they would not win 2 points in the same game. Federer is beyond awesome

PA is hot


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10681603 - 06/06/07 11:18 AM

Quote:

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




You're a name dropper, but who cares that's what NVG is all about baby! Keep it up. Also, more about Cunningham's g/f plz.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10681641 - 06/06/07 11:21 AM

Quote:

Quote:

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




You're a name dropper, but who cares that's what NVG is all about baby! Keep it up. Also, more about Cunningham's g/f plz.




Dude google her, she is gross. Cunningham is closet ghey and does not hit that.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: unbluffable]
      #10681691 - 06/06/07 11:26 AM

Quote:

Kuznetsova is russian not serb





I know. She got beat by a Serb.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10681762 - 06/06/07 11:32 AM

Quote:



I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




it's only the jack@sses that are giving you crap. anyone with an interest in the poker world wants to know whats going on.

i read a story about melissa hayden, nasty woman is what i heard.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: New2NL]
      #10681773 - 06/06/07 11:33 AM

Quote:




Dude google her, she is gross. Cunningham is closet ghey and does not hit that.




cunningham is innocent till proven guilty


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: New2NL]
      #10681907 - 06/06/07 11:47 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

I am just fed up with everyone giving me [censored] when I provide gossip and updates whenever I can.




You're a name dropper, but who cares that's what NVG is all about baby! Keep it up. Also, more about Cunningham's g/f plz.




Dude google her, she is gross. Cunningham is closet ghey and does not hit that.




I know what she looks like. I mean is that it? Cause she's busted? I thought there was more there, like she was a raging C*** or something.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10682013 - 06/06/07 11:58 AM

cunningham is the type of guy who go after an unattractive woman for her "personality" and intellect.

don't tell me you guys don't have friends like that.

he is not gay.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: selurah]
      #10682130 - 06/06/07 12:10 PM

Quote:

Nick,

In a typical 5 setter, how many times would the racket of average 2+2er make contact with the ball from Roger Federer? Also, how many games do you think you could take from him?




There, I fell for it.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: A S U]
      #10682163 - 06/06/07 12:13 PM

Im pretty sure most the people giving jib to Nick are levelling, and the ones that arnt levelling are just jealous that he gets accidentally touch PAs guns

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Reef]
      #10682869 - 06/06/07 01:11 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

My friend Aleksey Vayner (he posts here occasionally) took a set of Fed in a practice session. I'd imagine that any other 2+2er who can can string together a few 140mph serves down the T wouldn't have much of a problem taking at least a couple sets to tiebreaks.




For some reason this seems ridiculous.




Remember, Impossible is Nothing.. This is Aleksey's famous video resume - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7pok0TKDU8 (its not a rick roll, and im sick of having to say that)




lol @ his 495 lb bench with 3 guys actively helping him to lift it




Why is he in an Under Armour suit when he's ballroom dancing???

HE MUST PROTECT THIS BALLROOM???


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: unbluffable]
      #10683831 - 06/06/07 02:21 PM

Quote:

cunningham is the type of guy who go after an unattractive woman for her strap-on.





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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10689764 - 06/06/07 09:49 PM

Quote:

Nadal is a beast, but he has to be tired from playing so many matches this clay court season.




nadal plays a lot of the early season clay court schedule every year, why would he be tired this year? what an odd comment from a tennis pro....


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: unbluffable]
      #10689928 - 06/06/07 10:02 PM

Quote:

cunningham is the type of guy who go after an unattractive woman for her "personality" and intellect.

don't tell me you guys don't have friends like that.






i do.


they're gay.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: CCx]
      #10689943 - 06/06/07 10:03 PM

He usually skips Hamburg.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: capandfreedom]
      #10690036 - 06/06/07 10:13 PM

nick, i heard you would actually take a bet playing bare hands tennis against anyone else using a racket. LOL this can't possibly be true, i'll take you on anyday!

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: btmagnetw]
      #10690494 - 06/06/07 10:58 PM

Quote:

nick, i heard you would actually take a bet playing bare hands tennis against anyone else using a racket. LOL this can't possibly be true i'll take you on anyday!




i hope your leveling


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: btmagnetw]
      #10690537 - 06/06/07 11:02 PM

To El D and all with any sense of humor,

I can't believe Nick replied to this thread in earnest and I can't believe people are actually using it as a venue for their questions towards him.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: New2NL]
      #10691502 - 06/07/07 12:41 AM

Quote:

Cunningham is closet ghey and does not hit that.



I doubt that. Love is a strange thing.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10692823 - 06/07/07 03:39 AM

I just want to know which of YOU actually know famous poker players and actually take your time to post new info..... that would be none of you other then Nick. So stop hating.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: GeniusToad]
      #10692947 - 06/07/07 03:53 AM

Quote:

Quote:

cunningham is the type of guy who go after an unattractive woman for her "personality" and intellect.

don't tell me you guys don't have friends like that.






i do.


they're gay.




hahaha nh, wp


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Nick Rainey]
      #10698613 - 06/07/07 02:44 PM

Quote:

since I never gave singles a fair shot. Doubles I probably win, but who cares about doubles,




You certainly didn't give it a fair shot the time I saw you "play" in the 2002 Graz Challenger (hint : I was the ALT in the qualie draw). You were hanging with Jeff Williams ... was he being paid to coach you and play doubs with you? I remember your talk with one of the officials after the match explaining that you were there to play doubles ... (so was I, but my partner could not make it and I was left with an empty dance card).

As for any hacker against Fed, their only chance for a point
would be if if they can serve and volley ... actually if they hit their usual volley, Fed will pass you. A great serve followed by a miss hit volley is your only chance.

And trust me, it takes a huge amount of energy just to play a return from a decent Pro server.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10699404 - 06/07/07 03:37 PM

El D-

I made this design for a shirt a long time ago, but no one wanted any. How many would you like?



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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: SuitedSixes]
      #10699515 - 06/07/07 03:45 PM

SS,

How much for a first run of 500?


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: SuitedSixes]
      #10699517 - 06/07/07 03:45 PM

Updated for 2007:


Better shirt for Nick Fan Club
You may choose only one
White House Version
PA Version


Votes accepted from (06/07/07 03:45 PM) to (No end specified)
View the results of this poll



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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10699541 - 06/07/07 03:47 PM

El D-
Don't tease. For you? $2500


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: SuitedSixes]
      #10699568 - 06/07/07 03:48 PM

I like the second one as long as you change it to Patrik Antonius.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ben wb]
      #10699579 - 06/07/07 03:49 PM

SS,

"Patrick" ?

I cancel my order.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10699630 - 06/07/07 03:53 PM

What are you talking about?

In other PA related news, it was reported in STTF that a stripper at the Rhino was quoted as saying, "He's not THAT good looking."


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: SuitedSixes]
      #10699673 - 06/07/07 03:55 PM

SS,

His name is Patrik.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: El Diablo]
      #10699695 - 06/07/07 03:56 PM

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SS,

His name is Patrik.



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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: SuitedSixes]
      #10699742 - 06/07/07 03:59 PM

I'd like "And you don't" on the backs of the shirts. Then I'd go for one.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: TheWorstPlayer]
      #10702891 - 06/07/07 07:43 PM

NICK, which pro is using the bacina account now?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #13209171 - 12/02/07 12:20 AM

Trip Report: Nick Rainey

"You must be a two-plus-two'er." - Nick Rainey


I sure am!


Last night after busting from the $3k event at Bellagio, I signed up for the $1k 2nd chance along with Thayer, Vivek (psyduck), and Scott (mastr). I showed up about 2 minutes late to my table and had an athletic looking (but out of shape), scruffy faced young guy on my immediate right. At first it seemed like he had a bit of an accent and I thought he might be some scandi clown, but he was wearing some sort of track suit that no self-respecting euro-trash would be caught dead in.

It was quickly apparent that this guy was going to be one of the most obnoxious people I've ever played with. Moment 1 came a few minutes after I sat down. 2+2er Todd Terry raised to 125 and the guy on my right calls from the sb. I fold my BB. The board comes something like Kh Jh 2x 3x 6x and is checked on the flop and turn. On the river, Nick bets 50 and Todd Terry shoves for 4k. At this point, our hero in the SB exposes the 4c, and several people at the table say "whoa whoa" and the dealer kills his hand. The hero protests this ruling, saying that this is commonplace and is allowed anywhere (lol?), but eventually relents, not before muttering "you're all a bunch of pussies" under his breath. Since he exposed 1 card, the dealer had to expose his other card, the 6c.

Then I start to notice that he will occasionally toss someone a 100 chip, asking for change, despite having a quite large stack of 25's. At one point, he asked a guy for change when the guy only had 5 25 chips to being with.

By then start of the 3rd level, I was able to put a few clues together and realize I was sitting next to the notorious Nick Rainey. What an honor!

Eventually we got to the 100/200 25 level, and Nick's insistance on collecting every 25 chip on the table got on my nerves. Every hand for the first orbit or so of the level, he would put out a 100 chip instead of a 25 in an effort to get even more. By this point, he had ~60 ante chips, while most had 0-3. This began to drasitcally slow the game down, as the dealer had to start making change for everyone else while giving Nick even more of the ante chips. I got sick of this and asked him "is it really necessary for you to slow the game down like this" or something along those lines and he immediately replied with a smug response of "You must be a two-plus-two'er." I was planning on calling the floor over to complain, but he stopped after I said something.

He also had the wildly obnoxious habit of looking at his cards from every possible angle, usually taking up even more time, before announcing "FOLD" while continuing to find more interesting angles to view his cards, before actually tossing them into the muck.

In addition to doing everything in his power to slow the game down, Nick is a pretty poor tournament player (although he's probably break even or a slight winner, since he's not "clueless tourist bad"). He's a big fan of the "open shove the flop into several people for several times the pot size" move. He also seemed to be getting frustrated with me, as I continuously beat him in pots, starting with an A-high 3 barrel call down I made in a blind vs blind spot in the 100/200 level. In another blind vs blind spot that was checked down, we chopped a pot when my J6 and his J3 both had Jxxxx. He exclaimed "I may never beat you in a pot." He also protested that the dealer gave me 4 100 chips and 4 25 chips while Nick only got 5 100 chips. The dealer said "I think you have enough of those already."

Alas, I wasn't meant to beat Nick in every pot we played together. In the 200/400 50 level, I was UTG and looked down at AA. The SB was all in for 75 chips after having lost a huge pot on the previous hand, and Nick was in the BB. I raised to 1050, which had been my standard raise during the level, with about 15k behind. There were two folds, and then the next player to act shoved in for about 1700 total. It then folded around to Nick, who once again went into his "look at the cards from 92394 different angles" before he put his hands behind his physically large but only 10kish stack and pushed them over the line. I snap called obv, but was crippled by his 99 when the board came K98 9 x. I busted a few orbits later shoving into Todd Terry's JJ.

I was steamed so I bought a few beers at the gift shop and went up to Aaron Been and Clayton's room to cool off. After about an hour and a half, I went back downstairs to check on the progress of some people I knew in the 3k event, and saw Nick was down to the final two tables of the 1k. He had what looked to be one of the largest physical chip stacks I'd ever seen, comprised mostly of 100's, which were the current ante (2nd to that kid who busted strassa in the 06 WSOP ME and Imper1um's stack in the 1k rebuy). I'm assuming that after I busted he went back to his old habits and was placing a 500 out as his ante every hand instead of a 100, or he had began buying all the ante chips with a 1k once the dealer collected them all. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that he took down the tournament unchopped for $40k, since there's no such thing as justice in poker.

Oddly enough, Melissa Hayden, Allen Cunningham's girlfriend that Nick asked about earlier in this thead, saying "Is that chick he is with for real? Thats a bad beat for Allen." exhibited the same annoying habit when I played with her recently.

Edited by MrTimCaum (12/02/07 12:23 AM)


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: MrTimCaum]
      #13209549 - 12/02/07 12:39 AM

Wow that's actually pretty impressive, I mean you have to really make an effort to be that big of a tool.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: MrTimCaum]
      #13209572 - 12/02/07 12:42 AM

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On the river, Nick bets 50 and Todd Terry shoves for 4k.





Nice raise, sir.


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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: MrTimCaum]
      #13209691 - 12/02/07 12:54 AM

It seems I saw TJ Cloutier doing the same, having a lotta ante chips. I'd guess they do it to have a more psychologically imposing chip stack.

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: Daliman]
      #13209910 - 12/02/07 01:13 AM

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It seems I saw TJ Cloutier doing the same, having a lotta ante chips. I'd guess they do it to be dbags




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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: MrTimCaum]
      #13209911 - 12/02/07 01:13 AM

Someone seems sad his aces got cracked...

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: ifoughtpiranhas]
      #13210075 - 12/02/07 01:25 AM

who are u Nick Rainey?

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Re: Official Nick Rainey thread [Re: BeerMoney]
      #13210368 - 12/02/07 01:52 AM

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Someone seems sad his aces got cracked...




I was planning on making that post well before that hand went down.


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