PCA 2012: How does a Duhamel run like a god?

PCA-2010-thumbnail.jpgAs the blog team engaged in an important debriefing last night, we were joined by Emma. She's sort of the Shawshank Redemption's Red Redding to the PCA. If somebody needs something, Emma can get it. Over the years, Emma has been a great source of stuff and advice for the PCA team. Last night she shared her love for the series of "How Do Dinosaurs..." children's books.

As it happens, the same books are favorites in my family. In fact I read one to my sons just before I left. Obviously, I was nearing the edge of sappiness and had to refocus on poker for one more day.

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...How does a dinosaur eat all his food?
Does he burp, does he belch, or make noises quite rude?...

And so back into the fray of the $25,000 High Roller I went. I focused. I took notes. And before I knew it, I was realizing Jonathan Duhamel's surname shares the same number of syllables with the word "dinosaur."

Then this happened.

With all apologies to the wonderful Jane Yolen and Mark Teague, I give you...

How Does a Duhamel Run Like a God?

How does a Duhamel run like a god?
Does he bet like a fool and play really odd?

Does he get in behind, no matter the cost?
Does he pay no attention and cry that he's lost?

Does he spew from his stack until he goes bust?
Does he fold to sure bluffs from folks he mistrusts?

Does he weep like a child when he goes broke?
Does he say raise, then say he misspoke?

Does a Duhamel CHOKE?



A Duhamel smiles when things go his way,
And hides the sly grin when he's making a play.

He makes the steel wheel to stay in the tourney,
And makes Isaac Haxton call for gurney.

His main event fails, but he crushes the sides,
And when times get tough, the dude still abides.

To carry his winnings, he'll need a strong camel.
Very well played, young master Duhamel