LOL Donkaments

word type: verb

  1. Literally, laugh out loud donkaments.
  2. Phrase used to express amused disappointment with the quality of play or comical results of a poker tournament.
  3. Commonly used poker term to refer to the luck factor and variance in poker tournaments.

High Stakes Poker

In September 2006, a member of Two Plus Two Publishing's poker forum said that he would donate $10,000 to Barry Greenstein's favorite charity, Children, Incorporated, if the famous poker pro would say "LOL Donkaments" on GSN's "High Stakes Poker." Greenstein agreed, and on the February 26 episode, after winning a hand against Erick Lindgren, he sheepishly uttered the phrase, to the delight of tablemate Brian Townsend, who frequents the message board. "High Stakes Poker" commentator, Gabe Kaplan, had no idea what he said, thinking the phrase was, "LOL Donkuments," or "LOL Documents," depending on how one listens to the broadcast.

As it turned out, the offer was a fake. To make up for it, members of Two Plus Two's poker community rallied to Greenstein's cause, contributing enough to surpass the $10,000 mark within a day of the episode's airing. By the end of the next day, $20,000 had been donated. A final figure resulting from "LOL Donkaments" is not exactly known, but it is believed to be upwards of $40,000.

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