The Day has Arrived! Game One Hundred at The Godfather Club (1 Viewer)

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Well folks, the Captain is slowly moving around the The Godfather Club readying for the 100th session of The Executive Game.

I’ve had several consecutive runs of games spread dating back to the late 90’s. They’ve all been great games with great players. The Executive Game is enjoying its 100th offering in 18 months. This is unprecedented for me and begs into question the advanced thought I’ve put into the game and hosting it and of course the present crew. I’ll shamelessly plug PCF for amping up my enthusiasm for my setup. I don’t have to tell you how the pride we all take in our games as hosts is contagious.

This two-table event will showcase Big Red; our home built oval and workhorse and the debut of the Black Hole; our recently completed home built ellipse. Next week as we begin working on our official journey towards Game 200, we’ll be back to one table. Well spread two table cash games monthly because they’re such great recruitment tools.

Some noteworthy nuggets:
*100 games in 18 months
*910 seats filled
*3 Royal Flushes
*Progessed from limited food to real food
*50+ player Rolodex w/ 27 playing 10+ times
*Game represents 11 Nationalities
*Player age ranges 21 to 60 years old
*4 active female players
*Has always been a dedicated deal game

I could probably go on and likely will.

Thank you Godmother for letting me create this “build it and they will come” atmosphere, players for being here regardless of weather etc, my coworkers for hanging on my every word on Mondays about the fun we have, and PCF and its members for being as passionate about the game as I am.

We’re very lucky.

Ken (merkong)
Owner/Operator/Founder
*The Godfather Club MN (The Venue)
*The Executive Game, Eagan MN (Current Game)
*Frogtown Card Club, St. Paul (Retired)
*The Poker Family (Our Philosophy

The original house chip at TGC credit @TheOffalo
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The Red Oval Rail at TGC
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The Red Oval at TGC
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The Frogtown Card Club Tribute (retired game) credit @TheOffalo
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Vaping allowed at TGC
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The Captain flops is at TGC
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Mad Max turns it at TGC
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The Captain rivers it at TGC
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The rail for the ellipse at TGC
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The Black Hole at TGC
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Not our ladies at TGC
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The Captain hitting his Vape
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Post Time at TGC
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Flexing at TGC
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The Royals at TGC credit @TheOffalo
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HHR’s at TGC
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Action at TGC
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The Lewis Flyer, my son Zack, Owner of the Redlight Game Lewis University Romeoville, Illinois
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Zack’s The Redlight Game Romeoville IL
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The Flyer label on 43mm Royals credit @TheOffalo
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Ouch by Zack - The Redlight Game. Stop!
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Gutterball and the Captain at TGC
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0115 and the music is playing. The room is completely ready. I’ll hang out at work doing very little and get home in time to place the crockpots and pull the chips, cards, dealer buttons, and straddle chips.

I’m very proud and want to thank PCF for really being the inspiration to bring my game back a year and a half ago and take it to new heights.

Well done.


Ken (merkong)
Owner/Operator/Founder
*The Godfather Club MN (The Venue)
*The Executive Game, Eagan MN (Current Game)
*Frogtown Card Club, St. Paul (Retired)
*The Poker Family (Our Philosophy


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This was a great read and it's definitely an inspiration to pursue my home game and trying to make it grow.

Skol
 
Excited for tonight's centennial game!
Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
 
Awesome set up - enjoy tonight!
Nothing better than having a regular game that you still enjoy.
 
That's a badass setup! Jealous as hell right now! Keep on keeping on brother.
 
Congrats on the success of the game and setup is awesome. Enjoy the celebration tonight! Maybe another royal will hit the board!
 
Oldie Moldies.

The game came back a two table octagon weekly tourney.
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Little check out the table session in the garage.
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One green and one platinum
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The Banker
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Chip for Chip as we started fussing around on Fridays w/ .10/.10
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Dice Chips for our tourneys
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The old cabinet complete with Monte Carlo’s. Man we thought those chips were awesome. Until I picked up some samples.
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Green table action with @scoobydoobs running things.
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A lot has happened in the last 100 sessions. People have come and gone, tables and chips have evolved. The game has changed but also stayed the same. Yeah, now we have food, better gear etc. But I’ve also stayed true my roots; only changes that serve the game at large. No cowtowing even to a majority I I don’t feel it serves the game long-term. That’s great advice to any host myself included.

Stay well and think of about us at TGC.

Ken (merkong)
Owner/Operator/Founder
*The Godfather Club MN (The Venue)
*The Executive Game, Eagan MN (Current Game)
*Frogtown Card Club, St. Paul (Retired)
*The Poker Family (Our Philosophy
 
Have fun guys, sorry I could stay for the game. Enjoy the beer and let me know how ya like them.

@TX_Golf_N_Poker I left a growler of the Texas Sunrise
 
Snapped only a few pics at this momentous session. Two table games are one table too much for me. Had to do it for 100 though.

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Ken (merkong)
Owner/Operator/Founder
*The Godfather Club MN (The Venue)
*The Executive Game, Eagan MN (Current Game)
*Frogtown Card Club, St. Paul (Retired)
*The Poker Family (Our Philosophy
 

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