Our favorite 8g88 is on a nice rush. I won’t say his name for fear of jinxing him!

And you gotta take a peek at all of 8g88 and Iggy’s Vegas write ups. Here’s some of the best of the best of HDouble:

We call Iggy’s hotel room, but he’s nowhere to be found, so M and I stumble hazily into a cab, steeling ourselves for the insanity we’ll shortly face at the Horseshoe. The first day of the big one, and we arrive at Binion’s at around 2:00 PM to battle our way through a huge crowd of observers. ESPN cameras and boom mikes hover around Hellmuth, Doyle sits calmly, and a crowd has gathered behind the window in back of Johnny Chan’s seat.

I’d never thought much of the WSOP. There’s just too much luck involved in winning one big tournament, and I never really understood all the hype. But sitting there, looking at the best of the best at the beginning of a 7 day shootout for all the money, I finally got it. It’s the experience. Nobody in this thing really expects to win, but the rush of playing the best in the world, and just having a chance… that’s what the WSOP is all about.

And a snippet of Iggy:

Long story short – we ended up at a casino called Terrible’s playing craps. Damn, we had fun. The table was rocking and rolling all night as we sunk further and further into savage drunkeness. I’m not sure what did it, but we ended up tilting out the craps boss. I had some help from M, who nicknamed the guy Don Rickles, which the entire table quickly picked up on. It was too damn funny because this guy was openly rooting against us. I suspected he was just bitter about us winning because he was, in reality, the casino owner just slumming it at the craps table.

The Poker Nerd had somethings to say about the future winners of Celebrity Poker Letdown. Don’t miss it:

3rd Place — Star Jones — Could be better than I think, but my guess is her ego, matched only by her size, gets the best of her. I bet Barbara Walters takes all the money in The View’s home game…

Lastly, some Penguin Droppings from the man from New Zealand himself:

Like the Hammer, this may prove to be nothing more than an amusing piece of stupidity. Which brings me back to the question that started it all. What do I feel Sully should do with the Hammer in the BB in an unraised family pot. Well, I think he should check. But I always check my big blinds in limit poker unless there’s only one other person in the pot and I think he’s cheeky. In this case, it’s not yet a value bet, and there are too many players to try and Vegas out of the pot.

Oh wait, the main question was “how is the hammer properly played?”. I don’t have a clue, I don’t play properly. I mean I’m advocating calling as an aggressive play.

As always quality Penguin.…