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havecardswilltravel Interviewed by: barry_89741
 8/11/2011 Newsletter - What's Up Eliters! - Stories

Real Name: Bernie Smith
Location: Ventura, California
Sex: Male
Age: 37
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Security
Languages Spoken: English

Tell us a little bit about yourself - your hobbies; interests; passions in life.

I bowl, play sports and play gin!

What other interests or hobbies do you have (other than Eliters of course)?

Spending time with family and fantasy football.

How did you learn about Eliters and when did you join?

I joined Eliters many years ago as rip83 or ripper83brs while in the army. I stopped playing and found this league 5 years ago as a backup. Once my other league stopped being active I came here full time and haven't looked back.

How did you pick your Eliters' Name - does it have any special significance?

No real significance - my nickname is Rudy thats why I started with it.

Tell us something unique or interesting about yourself that we are unlikely to know?

I have 5 kids and served in both the army and navy.

What makes Eliters special?

Eliters has very tough players who are for the most part friendly.

What games do you play? Are there any other games you would like to give a try?

Texas Holdem and yatzee

What is your absolute favorite game - and who taught you to play?

Gin - my uncle taught me when I was 8, I believe.

Do you currently hold any position in Eliters? Is there any particular position in which you might be interested?

I recently started hosting in spady and having a ball with it.

What is your proudest achievement in life?

Raising 5 kids who are totally amazing.

What is the most important thing for you in tournament play?

Quick play!

If you could offer one suggestion to improve Eliters; what would it be?

I have no suggestions, just wish there were no rude players!

If you had one wish; what would it be?

A million dollars...tax free!

If you could use one sentence to describe the way you feel about Eliters to a prospective new player; what would it be?

The site is easy to get used to and it is fun to play in the tournaments.

What is the most memorable experience that you have had as a TD or a player; online or at a live event?

When I took 1st place alltime in rating for hall of fame..... it took longer than it should have thanks to SirOrsm

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you since joining Eliters?

Not too much, just have fun playing...

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you as a player or TD?

Being called a cheat...

If you could be one person for a day; who would you be and why?

Anyone rich

You are given five minutes to evacuateyour house; the kids and pets are safe - which three items would you grab?

My Sports collection and family pictures

How do you pass the time on your drive to and from work?

I listen to the radio - mainly sports talk.

Name your three favorite movies:

Clash of the Titans; Swordfish; and Live Free or Die Hard

Do you have any particular heroes?

Mike Piazza and Willis McGahee

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Steak and Rice. Oh yes - and gambling!

When I grow up I want to be just like:

I am already there dang it!

Any last words for our readers?

I hate losing like the rest of you, so do what I do and blame the dealer!!!!! lol

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