About the makers of Five-Deuce Poker Tournament Timer
Headlight Software: the company
Headlight Software, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Michael Burford. Products include:
For the iPhone & iPod Touch:For Windows
- GetRight® download manager for Windows.
- GetRight® Professional download manager for Windows.
- Go!Zilla™ download manager for Windows.
- Lightning Download download manager for Windows.
- FindFiles.com search engine.
- Desktop Armor security software for Windows.
- Geek Superhero security software for Windows.
Michael Burford: the programmer
Michael is the programmer for Headlight Software, and the programmer for the Five-Deuce Poker Tournament Timer. He programmed GetRight® for Windows & FTP on the Go™ for iPhone among many other software products (listed above).
- Worst Poker bad-beat:
"I don't play poker that much. At a home game, I flopped a straight and lost (to Peter) who flopped a set and rivered 4-of-a-kind."
Peter Burford: the designer
Peter thought doing a poker tournament timer was a good idea, and got Mike to help him with it. He is also the graphic designer and web designer for Headlight Software.
- Worst Poker bad-beat:
"I had AA vs. JJ. We got it all-in preflop, and I flopped four of a kind. He made a royal flush. Small-stakes online, so the pot was about $100. No jackpot. (No, I didn't make that up.)"
- Favorite poker game that isn't Hold em:
"Pot Limit Omaha High/Low."
- The story of 5-2.
"Long ago, I was playing $4-$8 limit hold em at Diamond Lil's in Renton, WA. I had KK in middle position and raised. The player on my left re-raised (he said later that he had QQ). Being low-stakes, the button and both blinds called. I capped it and everyone called. The flop was 4-3-9. I bet, the guy with queens raised, two calls, one fold. I 3-bet, the guy with queens capped, and the other two still called. Turn was a 10. I bet again, the queens raise, it's called around and I just call this time. River was an Ace. The small blind bets out, I call disgustedly, the guy with queens folds, the button raises, and the small blind 3-bets. Now I fold in pure disgust. And the button caps it. The button showed 5-2 off suit (Yes, he called 3 bets cold with 5-2o preflop). The small blind showed 5-2 suited (Yes, she called 2.5 bets cold with 5-2s preflop). They each made the same straight and split a huge pot. After that, I started telling friends that 5-2 is clearly the most powerful hand in hold em."
"I have gone on to win some substantial pots playing 5-2. Including the hand that is re-created on this program's splash screen."