Monday, October 5, 2009
Katie Owns In Semifinal!
United States - Simply put, Katie McClain put a beat down on two Nertz champions and one promising rookie. It was over in 5 hands. Katie took on champions Jill Younker-Sny and Meg Holko, as well as, rookie Josh Consalvo.
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Katie started with a 30-point Nertz. Meg followed the next hand with a 29-point Nertz to take the lead. Then it was all over. Katie called a quick Nertz in the 3rd, made a big full table set in the 4th, and closed out the match in the fifth with a 33-point Nertz, which was the hand high of the match. Katie finished with 112 points and made two other players finish in the negative. Meg wasn't too far behind finishing with 76 points.
Meg and Katie have advanced to the Final in this MEGA-Nertz Open online tournament. Meg the most recent tournament champ has her work cut out for her if she plans on becoming the MEGE-Nertz Open champ. Katie still holds the tournament hand high record with 37 points. If she keeps up her outstanding level of play she could clean up in the prize department. If she wins the tournament and her hand high stands, she would win the 1st place prizes, the "Rookie of the Tournament" prize, and the tournament hand high prize! 4 prizes total. She has all but secured two of them, pending the official announcements from the NNA when this tournament is completed.
Though Katie shouldn't count her chickens before her eggs hatch as she still has four other veterans eagerly awaiting to face her, one of which is a 2-time champion. Aaron Whitcomb, Brock Ellis, Natasha Rene Stafford, and Sara Paseka will play their semifinal match this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. CST. Both Katie and Meg will have their hands full with any of the players that advance from that match.
Katie may be taking an extra bit of confidence going into the Final. It isn't easy to knock off two champions in such dominating and quick fashion....but she did make it look easy. We will see what happens in the Final of the biggest online Nertz tournament ever. Keep an eye out for the results.