Monday, December 15, 2008

Poker Boys Dance in Christmas Party

The Asian Institute of Management held its annual Christmas Party last December 10, 2008.
It was headed and organized by the MM batch of 2009. Hosted by our very lovely Arlene Salvador and the dashing Emil Tan.

Since 'tis the season for giving the Poker Boys (Mark, Ken, and Dindo) along with MBA Cohort 2 Class President Franco Ongkingco decided to perform for the whole AIM community. They danced to the medley of jingle bell rock and Mommy's kissing Santa Clause.

well to sum it all up. They stole the show.

this gets me thinking what else can these poker boys do...
we'll soon find out

Poker Girl

Photos from December 7, 2008 Poker Nights

Neeraj aka "Mr.Mystery" and Sachin aka the "Tipping Point"
smiles for the camera even though their almost down to their last poker chip

"P" can't seem to get enough of the Poker Boys
Poses with Poker Boy Dindo Ofrecio aka "PimpAss Paradise"

"P" poses with the Poker twins Kenneth and Mark
its like there's a two for one xmas promo with these two around

Arlene brought her Boyfriend Banjo to AIM Poker Nights
with them is Dindo (left) and Emil "3rdRockSon" Tan

Gino Romero visits his long time buddies in AIM Poker nights
with him are P & C and Bok "Cereal Gigolo" Lamayan

HoHoHo Santa's got a new poker player in Chris Chan from the MDM program

Poker boy Ken aka "Scarlet Spyder" strikes a pose with the "Cereal Gigolo"
to model their hats

Omesh aka Mr.Bond contemplates his next move

Anton "Little LT" plays a little poker while waiting for his wife.
Guess which LOB Professor this Accounting wiz kid was named after??
uhuh u guessed right!

Rankings December 7, 2008

sorry for the late posting... was busy doing some holiday shopping but now its back to poker night mode.

Arora is still leading the AIM pack for the second night in a row. Jitesh (AIM visitor) was just dropping by but eventually played his cards right to grab some points off the poker regulars.

Gear up to break into the top 5 boys and girls
you never know what santa is going to bring you when your playing good in poker

Poker Girl

Monday, December 8, 2008

The PimpASS Paradise Challenge

this just in: Rumor has it that pimpass paradise is challenging the top 5 players of the poker night club to showdown texas holdem 500peso buy-in tourney with no re-buy. money doesn't drive pimpass rankings it's all about pride and glory.

will let you bad boys decide on the date and the place. good luck, drink up and make the poker boys proud!!!!

Poker Girl

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Photos From December 5, 2008 Poker Night

Arlene Salvador of MM 2009 takes center stage
as she steps in as the 1st Poker Night Guest Dealer

Arlene poses with Poker Boys Dindo Ofrecio and Kenneth Reyes-Lao

Spotted: KT (in pink jacket) one of the class presidents of MBA batch3
she has been spotted twice already in poker nights,
the guys are wondering when will she come out to play??

Edwin "The MBA Degree Holder" Del Valle of MBA Batch 1
brings out his lucky charms for Poker Nights

Ann-Sophie Bauwens, our Belgian Exchange Student, and her boyfriend Ludovig Cox
drops by Poker Nights and poses with Poker Boy Mark Uy

Professor Ortigas (right most) starting to rake in the chips
to the sounds of Rock of old.
Arora (center) taking the role of Poker Professor
teaching the game

Who says MBA students don't know how to Multi-Task??
TODA is a prime example of the AIM student
Poker chips in one hand and a highlighted case in another.

John "The Canadian" Lim (in black shirt) of MBA Batch 3 shocks the
Poker Fashion world by forgetting to wear his trademark Poker Sunglasses
beside him are Infinite Justice and Sampoerno

OMG!!! spotted: "P" and "C" gracing the Poker boys with their presence
I couldn't believe they found the time in their busy schedule
of taking YOGA, Shopping, and Relaxing to come to play.
thanks "P&C"

Poker Girl

Friday, December 5, 2008

The New Entrants

Well well, it seems AIM Poker Night is gaining some traction from the other classes. Here are the New Entrants (in alphabetical order)

Don Ramon
Infinite Justice
MBA Degree Holder
Middle Blind
PimpAss Paradise
The Canadian

The Poker Boys welcomes them to Poker Nights.

Stay tuned for more gossips about these fabulous players

Remember Boys and Girls if you're not being talked about then your not famous.

Poker Girl

New Entrants Steal Show; Arora Leads the Pack

I heard that AIM Poker Nights has increased its total player base to 21 players. The new entrants seemed to be holding very well on their own as they did very well in the December 5 outing. Guess the new kids on the block want to show they can play with the big boys.

Arora, playing with a lot of guts and a lot of luck, leads all players with 2220 points. 3rdRocSun performed very well after his dismal performance last Sunday grabbing the second spot of the rankings. PimpAss Paradise started the games with his aggressive tactics and continued to rake in the chips to secure the third spot. PimpAss Paradise is followed closely by Pythogoras and the ever lovable "P".

Our previous leader, Le Chiffre, drops down to the number 6th spot and Mystery takes a dive from being the previous number 2 spot to 12th spot. I guess this just wasn't their night.

The boys of MBA batch 3 seemed to be a little distracted... is it because of Poker Boys' Guest Dealer?? Well next time boys keep your eye on the prize. I know The Canadian will come back with a vengence (or with his sunglasses) and represent the MBA batch 3.

till next time,


Poker Girl

Rankings December 5, 2008

It seemed like there were a lot casualties this time around.

For those at the bottom cellar. don't worry there's nowhere else to go but up!

Poker Girl

Professors Ortigas and Bernardo Visits AIM Poker Nights

Spotted: Professor Titos Ortigas and Professor Jay Bernardo drops by AIM Poker Nights.

Professor Ortigas took time out from his busy schedule checking MRRs to play poker with some of the students from MBA batch 1,2,3 and the MM batch.
Congratulations Professor Jay Bernardo for the first place finish in the rival poker night event. But I guess the poker boys made their poker night more interesting for him to take a peek at the REAL thing.

I hear Professor Ortigas showed the guys a thing or two about poker taking some of them back to school. It seemed to be a relaxing break from the series of MRRs especially when the poker boys played rock music of his "time". Don't worry Professor, the only thing that's important is that we stay young at heart.

Poker Girl

Arlene Salvador Steps in As Guest Dealer

The lovely Arlene Salvador, a student of Masters of Management '09(MM), steps in as the first of a series of Guest Dealers of AIM Poker Nights!
Watch out boys, this girl is a fighter, she rocks the the caseroom as hard as she partys.
Catch Arlene around campus next week as she hosts the AIM annual Christmas Party on December 10 Wednesday!
Thanks for the early Christmas present Arlene
Poker Girl

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Card Slingin'

This just in... I hear THE Poker Boys got some unwanted competition.

Didn't expect poker nights to be really big this soon but guess what? we

have "the other poker night" competing with our poker boys. You know

what they say, imitation is the biggest form of flattery.

But I'm sure this news is not sitting very well with our poker boys.

All's fair in love and war.

In this case, poker wars.

What will our poker boys do? guess wil have to wait and see.


Poker Girl

Monday, December 1, 2008

Le Chiffre Sweeps Off With First Night Winnings

Mr. Cynical was the 1st one taken out but re-buys for P100, followed by his partner in crime Scarlet Spyder. Till the end of the game the following players taken out in order:
Blue Chip
Mr. Cynical
3rd RocSon

Mystery took an early chip lead. Le Chiffre catches up and starts to wittle down his opponents by “sweetening the pot”, a little trick he learned from Baguio.
Pythogoras cashes out just as Mothership takes a seat and before the bets got too sweet

Le Chiffre ends up as 1st place for 12/1 poker night showing everyone how he got his handle. Mystery had a very good start but didn’t have the endurance for the long haul. Tsk tsk, you know what girls say about that Mr. Mystery.
Mothership shows that you don’t have to be a man to rise to the top of the world, a girl after my own heart. Seems Mothership and I have something in common, we both want to be on top. At the bottom is Mr. Cynical, I guess he still has a lot to be cynical about.
Poker Girl

Rankings December 1, 2008

Hey boys and girls, rankings out and hopefully this will satisfy our competitive urges.

Player Previous Points Point Change Current Points

1740 = Le Chiffre
180 = Mystery
180 =Kits
90 =Mothership
-190 =Pythogoras
-400 =3rdRocSun
-400 =Scarlet Spyder
-400 =Blue Chip
-800 =Mr. Cynical

Looks like Le Chiffre knows what he's doing. Who can challenge the current leader?
We'll soon find out.

Poker Girl

The First Movers

It has finally begun. New players have enlisted and gave their poker handles to our beloved poker boys and started raking up the points.

Here is the list of New Players as of December 02, 2008
(in Alphabetical Order)

- Blue Chip
- Kits
- Le Chiffre
- Mothership
- Mr. Cynical
- Mystery
- Pythogoras
- Scarlet Spyder
- 3rdRocSun

Meet the players in our weekly poker nights.
if you feel you have that great poker handle that you really want, let the poker boys know
by sending them an email :

Send your Full Name / Program (MBA,MM,MDM) / Batch / Poker Handle

or you could do it the old fashion way by showing up at poker nights

Poker Girl

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Photos from Soft Opening of POKER NIGHTS

AIM POKER NIGHTS Soft Opening was a success.
The guys of Poker were very glad to teach
this game to those interested to learn.

Guess Who Got Spotted willing to bet his shirt for a game of poker.
Johanson 'BOK' Lamayan

The SA Chairman himself graced us with his presence
and some of students from Cohort 3 taking time out
from their Marketing Projects to check out the Poker Action

Spotted: Dan 'the China Man' Li
looking on the action
wondering "are there mahjong nights?"

Class President KT
scoping out the competition
Players beware, she has won Millions
in Facebook Poker

More Action to Come

Poker Girl

Arts and Crafts

The people responsible for Poker Nights at the Asian Institute of Management has surprised us once again, this time showing us their incredible talent in arts and crafts.

Guess what an illustration board and felt paper put together can turn into when put in these guys' magic hands?? Yup , you guessed right! POKER TABLES!

This puts a whole new meaning in LOW COST.

Advice to the guys: Don't quit your day jobs.

Poker Girl

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Chips Has Arrived

Many thanks to the lovable Emil Tan of the MM batch, who is kind enough to let us borrow his poker set. This will be part of his legacy for the quest of that elusive AIM Poker Nights.

JM Patino of MBA Batch/Cohort 2 will provide us with another poker set for our soft opening.
I'm expecting you guys to be there.

Poker Girl

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Soft Opening

AIM Poker Nights Soft Opening this Saturday November 29, 2008.

Personally I like it Hard at the get go but we'll let the poker boys strut their stuff
this Saturday night. They probably want to sort out the kinks in their operations.

I hear the guys in Cohort 2 have WAC#9 and I hear the guys in Cohort 3 have an OM
exam. well good luck to all, but don't use all your luck on those tests guys, let them spill
over to the poker tables.

Too bad for MM guys who have to go to Batangas... We'll miss them.
We'll keep their poker seats warm for them.


Poker Girl

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Know When To QUIT

You know what they say 'Winners never quit and Quitters never win' but here at AIM Poker Nights they value your time. Players are not obligated to stay the whole time because we know you got cases to read and CAN Group meetings to go to.

So just drop by whenever you got the time and have a little break from those thick case readings.

Rules To Exit

1 ROUND Notification:

You know when you're going, so please notify the dealer that you will be leaving 1 round before you actually need to go.


If you really need to go cuz your groupmate is calling you, just add a small and a big blind to sweeten the pot.

if you don't have to leave then by all means stay and enjoy the company of your friends.
And I know that the best guys are the ones that never leaves a girl hanging.

Poker Girl


Personally the only ranking that I am interested in is the top 100 sexiest guys in the world but to make poker nights more interesting there will be a ranking system for our poker players.
Everyone who plays will be automatically part of the ranking system.

How does it work??

it will be a point system based on the amount of chips you win or lose.
Points awarded each night will be the difference between total chips cashed out and total chip

EX: Buy-in = 400 chips
Cash out = 550 chips
Points = Cash out - Buy in
= 550 - 400
= 150 points

so rack up the points guys because everyone knows bigger is better.

Poker Girl


Everyone who wants to play at the AIM Poker Nights will get his or her own Poker Handle. A Codename of sorts. Players get to choose only once so better be sure it has a nice ring to it.

This is the most exciting thing that ever happened since Tom Cruise played Maverick in Top GUN. For all those too young to remember... rent the DVD!

So think of the coolest codename you can think of.
I already have you have yours??

Poker Girl

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Show Me the MONEY

It really turns me on when guys drive in their hot cars and spend insanely huge amount of money on yours truly. But I know most of you, young MBA soon-to-be graduates, are down roughly 1.2million in student loans. Don't fret I know you can earn it back once we get out of the institute.

For the meantime the poker night guys offers an INITIAL Buy In of 100 php and a minimum additional buy in of 50 php so that everyone can join the fun.


The poker night guys have decided to give 4x for the chip conversion.
which means that for your 100 php, you get 400 worth of chips.


My favorite part of the night... winners cashing out.
All chips will be acounted for and will be converted back to pesos.
10% will go to the HOUSE

For Poker Nights to become a staple in our student life we need to give back to these guys.

Poker Girl


I really like it when a guy is good with his hands. So you better learn the ropes quickly if you want to play with me... here are the best moves that you can do to make me happy.

Poker Hands (In order from best to worst):
Hand Definition Example

Royal Flush A, K, Q, J and a 10 all from the same suit A, K, Q, J and a 10 of spades

Straight Flush A straight of the same suit 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of hearts

4 of a Kind 4 of the same type of card (one from each suit) A of hearts, A of spades, A of diamonds, A of clubs

Full House Three of a kind and a pair 3 Ks and 2 Qs

Flush Five cards of the same suit 2, 5, 7, J and A of spades

Straight Five cards in rank order, but not from the same suit 2 of hearts, 3 of spades, 4 of diamonds, 5 and 6 of clubs

3 of Kind 3 cards of the same face or number 3 Ks

2 Pair Two different pairs A pair of 4s and a pair of Ks

1 Pair A pair of cards Two Js

High Card The highest single card of all the hands A 3 4 8 9 (The Ace is the high card)

Poker Girl


Howdy cowboys and cowgirls, we're playin Texas Hold 'Em at AIM Poker Nights!!
For the poker virgins out there, here's how to play...

At the beginning of every game, each player is dealt 2 pocket cards face-down with 5 community cards dealt face-up. The strategy is to obtain the best hand using any 5 of the 7 dealt cards, whether the combination is a player's 2 down cards and 3 table cards, 1 pocket card and 4 table cards, or all 5 table cards. Any 5-card poker combination out of 7 is accepted. High hand wins.

sounds easy? good! so bring your cowbells and come on over to the party. you don't want to be the one left out.

Poker Girl


For all the poker virgins out there here is a little poker 101 for you so you wont be left out.

poker basics:

All poker games in the AIM POKER NIGHTS use a standard pack of 52 playing cards ranked in the following order: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. Typically, each game begins with an ante. Texas Hold 'Em starts off with two players to the left of the dealer as the blinds. There is a small blind and big blind that are there to build the pot. Afterwards, the betting options are as follows:

Option 1- Call- Betting enough to match the rate of the current or last bet on the table.
Option 2- Raise- Betting more chips than the rate of the current bet.
Option 3- Check- Checking means to pass on your option to bet. You are not out of the hand, but you have chosen not to put any money in the middle.
Option 4- Fold- Dropping out of the current game. Typically, you do this when you don't think that your hand has a reasonable chance of winning. In this way, you can conserve your chips for better hands that you will have later on.

Once all the bets have been called, the players remaining in the game show their cards. The best hand wins the pot.

If you can't understand it by reading it, then your reading too many cases for far too long.
just come and join the table, I'm sure the boys will be more than eager to help.

Poker Girl



Hello AIM students. We've had a horrible month. Tests, cases, and papers, all work and no play makes for a dull mba student. It's getting to be a little boring here at the institute, thankfully someone decided to spice things up. Cards, chips, and booze and we got ourselves a stress relieving recipe for poker nights. Be ready for it next week. I hear it's going to be long and wild, just the way I like it.


Poker Girl