Archive for May, 2009

Four eras of poker babes in one place

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Walking through the three rooms holding Day1a of the $1k I realised we had four eras of my blogging present. From my days of the UltimatePokerChallenge at the Plaza we had Denver’s Ruth Graham and Connie Kim. Then from ,when I was famous, Maria Ho,then pokerfolio days the lovely Jenny Lam and from 2009 LAPC […]

Every man and his dog pencilled in for tomorrow

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Certainly everyone I know was planning on playing the $1k tomorrow. It seems that if you arrive tomorrow evening you may be shut out as even in a huge room like the Amazon the “sold out’ signs are being painted as I write. Of course, they may let in alternates. If you do find the […]

Pokergossip welcomes Michele Lawson

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

While I continue to enjoy the weather in L.A. (mid seventies) Michele Lawson is probably shivering in a corner of the Amazon room. She had told me that her husband Ted is in the $40k with Isaac Haxton and Brandon Adams at his table.  Apparently Isaac has cropped his hair. I suspect he is very […]

Recession hits racing.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Hollywood Park has decided to take Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays off with immediate effect. They cite this will make the racing more competitive. The truth is less horses are being claimed as the trainers are finding it difficult to find owners. I have come to love my horse racing in SoCal and would love to […]

Live from Day2 at the Commerce

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

5:30pm: down to four tables: Unknown, overnight leader, Shane Rose still has over 200k.Daniel Alaei, Khalid Hameed + Super Mario are leading the rest of the pack. Jimmy Fricke, Tony Ma, Rodeen Talebi, Raz Mael, Al Barbieri ,Stephen Borgo + Danny Ho survive in a ME really lacking in TV appeal. Perhaps a good thing […]

The Commerce gallery

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Who would think that in such a bleak location I could find some lovely people?

The Main Event is here

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

A sad day really. It means goodbye to all the friendly staff here at the ‘merce. 233 showed up so I would have won my under 250 bet. Prince arrived here from N’Orleans. Chino Rheem, Kelly Kim and Kat Liebert are also making their Cal State debuts.First prize will be $327714.61 finished. 1)Shane Ross (no […]

Cal State poker news

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Some of the internet names are arriving. Not so the B+M players. Predictably, then, the $2k was a low key affair with just four tables being used. A quick check of the entries revealed a player from Australia and several who played in the Bahamas before. Looking at them I assume they have just turned […]

$1k NLHE and HORSE at the Commerce

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Updates on the $1k instead. 18 players returned, already six have departed including Adam Junglen who started in #2 spot with 79k. 18)Raz Mael 17) Kevin McCormack 16) Corwin Cole 15) Salvatore Carlo 14) Manh Tran 13) Adam Junglen 12) Mark Potensky 11)John Virtue 10) Luke Nettles 9) Dan Heimiller 8) Estrella Baltazar 7) Doug […]

Heads Up at the Commerce

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The show must go on. Another day, another tremor. Just my luck if…. Anyway, the heads up line up is as follows: Robert Tanniru v Amir Shahin Jason McIntosh v Sal Rassibi Andrew Bach v Thao Thiem Roman Paradiso v Thanh Luong Results are in. 1) Sal Rassibi $20k plus seat 2) Robert Tanniru $11k […]