Archive for April, 2009

Commerce commences

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

As L.A. bathes in sunshine for the first time in a week , players converged on the, pleasing to the eye, Commerce casino in an area where visual stimulation is at a minimum. Todays event was for casino employees. Tomorrow, expect a full room for Day1a of a $335 no rebuy, $400k guarantee, tournament. Sara […]

Pokerstars in fight against dogfighting

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I have restricted promoting the many charity events as I realise how little money actually filters down to the charities after what has become a cash cow for some industry organisers. However, two tournaments taking place in L.A. deserve a mention. The first is for the Bridge Program and takes place at a venue called […]

Huge drop in Caesars ME entries

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Entries for the ME at the Caesars WSOP circuit event dropped from 334 last year to 187. The circuit event had been successful until this main event which isn’t filmed for TV. Only 88 players remain. These includeAmir Vahedi 94k,Binh Nguyen 88k, ZeeJustin 82k, Grinder 81k, Danishpastry 83k + Moto Mabuchi, one of last years […]

Bike v Commerce in photos

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Where to play in L.A? Maybe this gallery will help!

Another fun YouTube

Monday, April 27th, 2009

After a great effort by the Italian players in San Remo here is a song about the Dfish, particularly his hair. A for effort

No records broken at the Bike

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Today was the final of the Bike tournament. Not an embarassment but no dealers getting overtime either. The ME, a $1k buy in with a limit of 350, attracted 119. Looking for a celeb ? Today we had racehorse trainer Patrick Biancone. He smokes, he drinks, he is overweight and he was banned from training […]

Beat this…

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Found this on Marco’s facebook. The Italians

More from the Bike

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

87 for the $300 NLHE. Todays star was English boxing pro Audley Harrison. Josh Merrin  returned to live poker action but after a good start his pocket kings ran into aces. 1) Huy Quach $10k 2) Michael Tait $5.5k 3) Jack Najjar $3k 4) David Ramirez $1.7k 5) John Claycomb $1.4k 6) Juan Solares $1.1k […]

Europe’s B team cash at Bellagio

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Euro B team, consisting of Ross Boatman, Barny Boatman, Liv Boeree, Bruno Fitoussi and Boris Becker all cashed in the $25k WPT event at the Bellagio. (Wasn’t it called the Doyle Brunson until Doyle decided the cash games are more beatable and opted out?). I think they only came out here to check out […]

A Bike ride to the WSOP

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

No buffets, a little practice in living with 100 degree heat and a lot of practice at getting to name unfamilar faces. This is my route to the 2009 WSOP just 34 days away. Before that we have anothe Matt + Sam directed tournament at the Commerce. The Bike is all NLHE now with a […]