Thursday, March 5, 2009

AIM Poker Nights: Union Tournament

The AIM Poker Nights in cooperation with Pavaanjeet and Sameer of MBA Cohort 3 proudly brings you the UNION Tournament this Saturday, March 7. The Tournament will be a gathering of poker enthusiasts, united by a common interest... POKER!!

The Tournament shall start at 10pm. The buy-in for this tournament will be 300 pesos.
There will be a bar at the event venue (poolside) care of the Drunken Ducks.

For those who are interested to join you can immediately sign up with Pavaanjeet and Sameer who will be heading this event. This special tournament is part of their Walkabout Project and the Poker Boys are more than willing to help their fellow students.

So boys and girls see you this Saturday!

XOXO
Poker Girl

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Poker Night Wednesday


The AIM Poker Nights are doing an experimental schedule where this week's regular Thursday game will be held tomorrow Wednesday (March 4)

This time there will be new good-looking tandem who will be managing tomorrow's event. They are Umesh Kandpal and Abhishek Kumar of Cohort 3.

The table will be open from 10pm at the pool side.

see ya there

PS: Post your comments on how good the new dealers are from Cohort 3

XOXO
Poker Girl

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Poke Boy Ken Starts Own Blog


Poker Boy Ken decided to start his own blog. He says it feels almost therapeutic writing your thoughts, goals, adventures and misadventures. He wished he could have done it sooner.

Visit his blog at www.kenreyeslao.blogspot.com

Find out more about Ken and how thinks

XOXO
Poker Girl

Rankings February 19, 2009


Sorry guys if I haven't updated the blog since the February Tournament... the Valentine hangover took longer to wear off than I expected. Any ways it seems that everyone has kept themselves busy playing the game that we all love.

There is something different in this particular ranking because I heard from Poker boy Mark that he wanted to reward the winners of the poker tournament. He granted them bonus points equivalent to double their monetary winnings.

That's why Sid in this particular ranking is up the positive zone.

I feel that this is an incentive for everyone to perform well in the tournaments.
I think there's another one coming up but its currently in the wood work

XOXO
Poker Girl

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Photos: Queen of Hearts Poker Tournament

Queen Of Hearts: Valentines Day Poker Tournament

Setting the mood for a romantic game of Poker

Poker Boy Ken's showmanship is unparalleled
on the day of hearts

Ken and Pierre Francis Tan
Lover Boys


Poker Tournament Table 2


Poker Tournament Table 1



Cohort 2 President Franco Ongkingco visits
AIM Poker Nights after a romantic dinner with his girlfriend Nikki


WE HEART Poker!


The Top 3 winners of the 1st ever Poker Tournament
3rd: Rohit
2nd: Ken
1st: Sid

Congratulations and Thank you everyone who supported the event.
hope to see you again in the next one.


On this day of hearts,
maybe Love is like Luck. You have to go all-in to find it.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Valentine Day Poker Tournament Results


Siddhartha Banerjee (aka Le Chiffre) wins the Queen Of Hearts Poker Tournament with a Queen trips on the river. A fitting ending to Aim Poker Nights 1st Poker Tournament on the day of hearts.

The AIM Poker Nights' first official tournament is very well attended. The V-day Poker Tourney featured 16 players from different cohorts and programs of the Asian Institute of Management and a lone visitor in Pierre Francis Tan who has been a long time friend of Poker Boy Ken. To accommodate all the players the poker boys opened a second table.

Only nine players reached the final table: Table 1 (Ashu, Chris, Ashish, Ken, and Rahul) Table 2 (Siddhartha, Rohit, Pavaan, and Pierre). Sid started the final table with the lowest chip count but miraculously ended the night with a bang.

When it came down to the final two players (Sid and Ken) they both went all-in before the flop. Sid got Queen High and Ken got a King High. On the flop both a King and a Queen appeared giving Ken the advantage of a King pair over Sid's Queen pair. On the Turn came a numbered card and it seemed that Ken was about to win the tournament. Cupid must have been watching this V-day Poker Tournament and the Queen of Hearts appeared on the River. Poker boy Ken had to settle for a second place finish because no one could have written a better ending to a very exciting tournament.

Congratulations Sid, you are now the official King of Hearts of AIM Poker Nights.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Friday, February 13, 2009

Queen of Hearts: A Valentine Day Tournament

This is an open invite to all lonely boys out there who will be sitting out their saturday night because they don't have a date for V-Day. Don't worry Poker Girl will accompany you.

As the Knights in the middle ages so gallantly fought for the affection of their fair maiden so must you showcase your poker skills to win the affection of the Queen of Hearts. This is the first Valentines Day Tournament and the first official AIM Poker Nights Tourney.

Ground rules for the lonely boys... The buy-in is at 300 pesos. You can only buy in once. Once your chips runs out you are eliminated from the game.

I need to know how many people will participate in our official tournament so email us your names and program at aimpokernights@gmail.com
PRE-REGISTRATION is Required.

See ya there!

XOXO
Poker Girl

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Balut Challenge


The Ultimate Philippine Fear Factor
by the Food Club

Exhibit 1: Duck Eggs or "Balut" to Filipinos

Balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly developed embryo inside
It is a Southeast Asian delicacy which is popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac.


it looks like no one is really scared of it...
hahaha

TODA is the man.


Cohort 3 accepts the Balut Challenge


Poker Boys with the 2 of the makers of the Balut Challenge
Carmie and Clarence
(C2)

This picture says it all.

I, personally, am not fond of eating half developed embryo
but I'm an expert in cracking eggs...

XOXO
Poker Girl

Monday, February 9, 2009

Guess Who Wasn't Suited Up??

This is really hilarious!! The school was conducting its annual marketing campaign by taking pictures of its students in their "natural habitat" (the case room) and it seemed that someone didn't read their mail to wear their business suits to class.

All three poker boys ( Dindo, Ken, Mark) located at the front row, wore their casual wear while everybody was in their Sunday's best.

It will be incredibly easy to identify which guys will be "photoshoped" out of this picture.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Rankings February 7 2009


Somebody send Arora a message cuz it looks like he was bumped off the proverbial poker pedestal in our AIM Poker Nights Rankings. Mr.Cynical with his wit and banter manages to
outmatch his fellow poker players to grab top honors.

Another noteworthy achievement is the string of stellar performance of Chris "The Godfather" China to break his way out of the bottom cellar and into 27th place. People around the table has noticed a different style of play... more calculated, more ruthless. Going up against the Godfather requires a lot of guts and a high chip count because you'll definitely need it.

AIM Poker Nights welcome our new players from Butan... Sangye and Pema. They were very quick learners and very animated during the game. Maybe because of the beer hahaha but seriously hope to see you guys more in poker nights.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Sunday, February 8, 2009

AIM Poker Nights Fund Raiser

The Poker Boys were approached by their Marketing Professor (Prof Richard Cruz) and pitched the idea of holding a fund raiser for another Professor who currently has cancer.

The boys will come up with various fund raisers to help Professor Quintos-Gonzales with her ongoing battle against Cancer.

For those of you who don't know her she is a core faculty of the W. SyCip Graduate School of Business (WSGSB). She served as the director of the FAMCOR program since 1998. The FAMCOR program is geared towards understanding and managing the Family Corporation.

Updates on the fund raising activities to follow.

Hope that everyone will show their support in their own way.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Special Poker Night Friday

It was a sad day on last Thursday night when the poker boys had to cancel poker nights because of their academic commitments. But the Poker boys made up for it when they gave up their Friday evening for a special round of Poker at the Asian Institute of Management.

AIM Poker Nights was so in demand that the students of the Institute wanted a special poker night to replace the one that they sorely missed last Thursday.

According to Poker Boy Mark, "it was one of the best nights we ever had in terms of showcasing poker skills". The night showcased old and new players having a blast with the music of the cohort 3 party as their background.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

POKER NIGHTS CANCELED

Poker Nights for February 05, 2009 is canceled due to the Poker Boys preparation for their
Strategic Negotiations Class the next day. The boys are really into this subject and are currently trying to outdo the other in terms of class performance. I heard from the boys that this simulation class being conducted by prof. Confessor and prof. DeVera is one of their best electives by far.


Regular Poker Night will resume on Saturday.

Unless of course someone from Cohort 3 takes the their place for one night.
will someone step up or we'll just wait for the Poker Boys on Saturday?
your call.

XOXO
Poker Girl

Sunday, February 1, 2009

AIM Pokernights Logo Prototype

Hey guys, the Poker Boys were thinking of what kind of logo AIM Poker Nights should have and would really like to hear some of your ideas and suggestions.

Here is a prototype logo that Fiddy Ganzon did for the AIM Poker Nights. She said I was the inspiration for her logo. I was very flattered... thanks girl! So What do you guys think?
We really need everyone's input before the poker boys officially launch the logo.

If you like it, hate it or have something different in mind, comment on this post
to show us your own version of what you think the logo should be, send it to our
email add: aimpokernights@gmail.com

If your logo is chosen we will send you the first tshirt memorabilia of AIM Poker Nights
for free.

it would be nice if you also keep me in mind when you the logo hahaha
Vote on the Poll

XOXO
Poker Girl

Saturday, January 31, 2009

METRO CARD CLUB


Poker Boys Ken and Mark visited the Metro Card Club in MetroWalk in Ortigas. Ken used to play at the old venue with some of his friends and this was the first time he entered the new venue which featured a huge floor area that has numerous poker table and.... a lone billiard table( hmmm maybe for this is for the guys who cant get a seat yet).
The guys met the manager (Brian) of the Metro Card Club and did a little chat about trying to hold an event in this very fine poker establishment... I wonder what the Poker Boys are cooking up.
To find out more about the METRO CARD CLUB please check out their site. And for those of you who play poker in METRO CARD CLUB please let us know how you feel about this place so that our readers will have an idea.
Good Luck at the Tables!
XOXO
Poker Girl

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chinese New Year Sights at Manila China Town (Part 2)

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR
DRAGON DANCE

Poker Boys Mark and Ken with...

Chris, Rohit, Jacob, Anna, Rachna, Grace


JADED Charms


Lucky fruits!


Ken vs. Golden Buddah

Luck for sale

Anna all smiles at ongpin

Rohit, Rachna and Poker Boy Ken


Poker Boy Mark vs. Makati Foodie Jacob

at Presidents Restaurant in China town


Chinese Food

China town @ Night

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Toda Wants to be AIM's Next Poker Boy

Toda wants to be the AIM's Next Poker Boy. He is a graduate of Industrial Engineering from the De La Salle University in Manila Philippines. He is currently in Cohort 3 of the MBA Program of the Asian Institute of Managment.

Find out more about Toda in AIM's Next Poker Boy

Monday, January 26, 2009

Poker Boys Drops on Manila China town Part 1


The Poker Boys took the initiative and invited some AIM Students from different courses to visit Manila China Town. The China town is located in Binondo, Manila just across the Pasig River.

Prior to Makati, Binondo was the center of the financial and business district in the Philippines. Personally I think that the place has lost its sparkle compared to Makati but it still has this rich history which many still find very intriguing to this day.

The Poker Boys, along with a small AIM delegation, left the campus grounds a little after 2:00pm on the day before the Chinese New Year Celebration. And they soon found themselves in the heart of a very busy China town street called Ongpin. Anna Laczynska (ISEP student) from Poland, is the epitome of child-like excitement, taking pictures and trying out local food like there was no tomorrow.

to be continued...

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rankings on January 24, 2009


It was a night of firsts in AIM Poker Nights... Mr.Bond raked in 6,000 points which is the highest ever in one night. He has caught idle players by surprise and is now in the number 2 spot in our poker rankings. He is poised to take on Arora's number 1 spot by force.

Mr.Cynical also won big, especially after finishing off Mystery in the last deal of the night (6 am in the morning to be exact). He raked in Mystery's chips with a diamond A and K Flush.

Watch out for more as our players get better and better

XOXO
Poker Girl

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Search For the AIM's NEXT POKER BOY


The Poker Boys are looking to take the AIM Poker Nights to the next level and they need your help. We are in search for AIM's Next Poker Boy!!

AIM Poker Nights is expanding to new activities, like AIM Poker Tours, and the AIM Poker Invitationals, and we would like you to be part of these elite group of young men. We are looking for individuals who will be able to lead the AIM Poker Community and hopefully some of you will rise up to the challenge.

What does it take to be the AIM's Next Poker Boy?

He should possess creative leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great sense of humor, and of course a passion for POKER. (Exceptional Poker skills is NOT a Requirement)

If you feel you are the one, then we will be glad to hear from you.
Send us a simple email answering the following questions

1. Name
2. Nationality
3. What is the craziest thing you will ever do for AIM Poker Nights
4. Contact/ Cell Number
5. Email

Send this to aimpokernights@gmail.com


Try out now .... Because the "BIG BOYS Go ALL In"

XOXO
Poker Girl

Photos of January 22, 2009

The First AIM Poker Tutorials was very well attended

Eager to Learn the ways of Poker


Poker Boy Dindo Explains the Blinds

Neeraj a.k.a Mystery steps in as mock dealer for AIM Poker Tutorials



Diverse Group of Players



Show Cards


Anticipation....


Emil "3rdRocSun" Tan sits beside Poker Boy Dindo


Arlene Salvador of MM drops by to visit the Poker Boys


Maverick intensely looking at the outcome