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C C P
Posted - 2010.06.28 16:43:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: CCP Manifest on 28/06/2010 22:45:09
“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first.” - Harry S. Truman

There stands one man above all others.
One Tallest, casting lesser devs in his shadow.
One man victorious, holding all the chips.
And we're sending him to Vegas to represent internet spaceships.


Countless late night poker games at CCP offices and a healthy amount of intra-office smack talk recently rose to a fever pitch, demanding that we settle, once and for all, who was the best poker player at CCP. Each of our global offices held a qualifier tournament and the final table was seated during our company trip to Puerto Vallarta at the beginning of May. It was a fitting location for a high-noon showdown of some of the vilest scoundrels CCP has to offer.

Stefán "Stebbi" Friđriksson (AKA CCP Tallest), Level Designer for EVE Online, emerged victorious, earning honor for the Atlanta office although he's originally (and obviously) a "sson" of Iceland.

As the prize for victory, CCP is sending him to Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker on the company króna. Odds of him winning the final table have been set at 50/50.

Stebbi will be heading out to Vegas on July 3rd to acclimatize his proud viking body for a few days in the city of sin before entering competition.

Please join us in following his escapades and getting updates from CCP Tallest and "Team Stebbi".
You can do so at the Stebbi Knows Poker Facebook group, which has Stebbiganda and Stebbiscussion Topics.

**EDIT. STEBBI ON FILM!


We'll be checking in on this thread for any well wishes, bits of sage advice on gaming and rections to his resounding victory or tragic defeat.

Cyrus Doul
E0 Corp
Posted - 2010.06.28 17:39:00 - [2]
 

Isn't a direct buyin for that like 10k USD if you bought him into the main event? think of all the nodes that could have bought!

Barakkus
Posted - 2010.06.28 17:52:00 - [3]
 

Best of luck, you're going to need it for sure lol.

hfo df
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:01:00 - [4]
 

gl!

Janos Saal
Amarr
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:12:00 - [5]
 

SO what happens when he's like 50 grand in the hole and starts gambling with CCP assets? Will I soon be spinning ships and losing ISK in Jita 4-4 World Series Poker Station?

Moon Dogg
Gallente
All For One
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:12:00 - [6]
 

Good luck and all Glory to My Tallest!

Verone
Gallente
Veto Corp
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:13:00 - [7]
 


My birthday is July 3rd, the day he heads out!

Win it for me Stebbi! Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy




Zions Child
Caldari
The Resident Haunting
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:25:00 - [8]
 

CCP: Where foresight is helpful, but not required


Good luck! Don't accidentally the server! Very Happy

Pallidum Treponema
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2010.06.28 18:53:00 - [9]
 

Good luck to Stebbi! Make us cardplaying capsuleers proud! :D

AlaeMortis
Caldari
Telsa inc
Posted - 2010.06.28 19:22:00 - [10]
 

Good luck, and if ever in the hole remember it's up close an personal so blasters are the best.
BTW I was in puerto vallarta the first two weeks of may. Too damn bad I never got to see any of you.

Yakia TovilToba
Halliburton Inc.
Posted - 2010.06.28 19:40:00 - [11]
 

Yo, say hello to my old buddies Phil Hellmuth and Johnny Chan for me..

Masatoshi Hamada
Gallente
The Unknown Bar and Pub
Posted - 2010.06.28 20:20:00 - [12]
 

gl to u tallest

CCP Tallest

Posted - 2010.06.28 21:13:00 - [13]
 

I'm going to fly a bait-ship with a warp scrambler in the tournament. Warp scramblers obviously prevent my opponents from folding, right?

TheTravler
Posted - 2010.06.28 22:05:00 - [14]
 

Next year I say you open it up to the player base. The player that beats the CCP gets the buyin...

See you all in Vegas next year when I win lololol

Brennivargur
Posted - 2010.06.28 22:14:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: CCP Tallest
I'm going to fly a bait-ship with a warp scrambler in the tournament. Warp scramblers obviously prevent my opponents from folding, right?


Gangi ţér vel!
Good luck Tallest :)

llllSeraphimllll
Posted - 2010.06.28 22:44:00 - [16]
 

wow awesome and GL!!!!!

Hugh Munguss
Posted - 2010.06.28 23:06:00 - [17]
 

Make sure you wear plenty of EVE related clothing, hats, etc...

I get sick of all players advertising the poker sites on ESPN cameras! Seeing some Eve related stuff would be cool for a change. I guarantee NOBODY will be wearing a Gurista Hat...

Best of Luck!!!

Anisa Schardl
Posted - 2010.06.28 23:32:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Hugh Munguss
Make sure you wear plenty of EVE related clothing, hats, etc...

I get sick of all players advertising the poker sites on ESPN cameras! Seeing some Eve related stuff would be cool for a change. I guarantee NOBODY will be wearing a Gurista Hat...

Best of Luck!!!


Omg this. You better win it, and you better be sporting the evil bunny when you do.

I'd love to see him make it far enough to have one of the featured interviews, and get the EvE name out there some more.

NeoShocker
Caldari
Interstellar eXodus
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2010.06.29 00:57:00 - [19]
 

Sweet stuff, been playing poker lately. :) When exactly is the game and will it air on TV or on stream somewhere? Would give time and watch if possible. :)

Is it Event #10: Seven Card Stud World Championship?

Glowstix
Broski Enterprises
Posted - 2010.06.29 01:24:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Hugh Munguss
Make sure you wear plenty of EVE related clothing, hats, etc...

I get sick of all players advertising the poker sites on ESPN cameras! Seeing some Eve related stuff would be cool for a change. I guarantee NOBODY will be wearing a Gurista Hat...

Best of Luck!!!


THIS!

Wear a ton of EVE gear! Make us proud.

Zions Child
Caldari
The Resident Haunting
Posted - 2010.06.29 02:22:00 - [21]
 

Originally by: NeoShocker
Sweet stuff, been playing poker lately. :) When exactly is the game and will it air on TV or on stream somewhere? Would give time and watch if possible. :)

Is it Event #10: Seven Card Stud World Championship?



If its Texas Hold'em, it will definitely be on TV.

Taunting Yu
Gallente
The NightClub
Posted - 2010.06.29 03:54:00 - [22]
 

Yes, the buy-in is $10,000 USD.

Yes, ESPN will be recording and editing the main event for later broadcast. I think it's usually September or so when it airs in the US. I'm not sure who will show or when it will air in other regions.

Also, I concur with wearing as much EVE gear as you can! But you better be representing for the Gallente! Well, maybe Minnmatar. Would any other faction support gamblers?

Congrats on the free ticket to the Big Game. I'm jealous!

Also, awesome job on the rhymes, Manifest!

defiler
Mad Hermit
Wayward Alliance
Posted - 2010.06.29 06:38:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Taunting Yu
Would any other faction support gamblers?
Are you kidding?
Originally by: Caldari Introduction
To curb their aggressive tendencies, the Caldari actively pursue and sponsor a range of sporting activities. Many of these are bloody, gladiatorial-like competitions, while others are more like races. But whatever the sport, the Caldari love betting on the outcome, making gambling a massive industry in the State.


Best of luck Tallest, and may I suggest bringing a ship scanner as well? Would be useful to see what they've got...

Dheras
Gallente
The After LIfe
Posted - 2010.06.29 08:08:00 - [24]
 

Good Luck!

I'm a jib operator on the ESPN crew that's covering the tournament, so if you can, stop by the feature table and say hi. I run the second jib, on a raised platform by the main stage.


Grarr Dexx
Amarr
Kumovi
The G0dfathers
Posted - 2010.06.29 10:22:00 - [25]
 

Can you sock Hellmuth in the face for me when he opens his yapper at the final table? Razz

Very Sneaky
Posted - 2010.06.29 11:45:00 - [26]
 

wow, best of luck to stebbi at wsop! do us all proud :)

its a pity we dont see much of ccp at eohpoker, it would be great to have a chance to play a few games with some devs!

Berneh
LEGI0N
Everto Rex Regis
Posted - 2010.06.29 13:03:00 - [27]
 

wait what ?

level designer ?

im still on lvl 1 nobody told me there were others !!!


Barzan Pep
Posted - 2010.06.29 13:18:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Barzan Pep on 29/06/2010 13:19:21
Please gank Phil Hellmuth. His emo rages are the best.

To the rest of CCP: no tournament bad-beat stories? wtf...

Ariana Umekawa
Posted - 2010.06.29 14:44:00 - [29]
 

Good luck, Tallest!

Ipku
Posted - 2010.06.29 19:01:00 - [30]
 

So I herd Tallest plays Magic?

http://www.snapbuzz.com/image/13173/magic-eyjafjallajokull-card


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