If you happened to watch High Stakes Poker this week, you undoubtedly heard Barry Greenstein say "L O L donkaments" after check-raising Eric Lindgren all-in on an A-K-3 rainbow flop. (Those who missed it can watch the hand on YouTube.) After Lindgren folded and the pot was pushed to Barry, Gabe Kaplan mentioned that "Barry just made ten thousand, in addition to the pot, by saying 'lol donkuments'." Not entirely true.
Turns out, that the Beats, Brags and Variance forum of 2+2 promised to donate $10,000 to Children Inc., Barry's preferred charity, if Barry uttered the phrase on air. Good to their word, BBV contributors have donated over $25,000 since the episode was shown Monday night. Barry shared the following email he received from the CEO of Children, Inc.:
Dear Barry,Kudos to Barry Greenstein and the BBV forum.
Much to our surprise and utter delight, we have received a great number of contributions which we are attributing to your endeavors and encouragement on our behalf! I have been trying to catch you on the poker channel and have enjoyed seeing you interact more with the players. The interaction is more in the High Stakes Poker Games than the tournaments and I enjoy your comments as do the participating players. You raised their eyebrows when you commented on the set being the same and surprised them when you added that the girls were different.
We estimate we have already received over 200 contributions ranging from $20 to $1500 each and more coming in as I write this.
Your message reached Canada, Sweden and Australia. This is incredible!
Can you tell me how this all came about? What does 2+2 Forum, 2+2 BBV Forum and LOL Donkaments stand for?
Whatever you did, we cannot thank you enough!!! Looking forward to your reply.