Archive for June, 2009

I do like SOME poker players but not many…

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

If only I had a dollar for everyone who has had free photos off me and said they would “take care” of me when they won something. Of course, the miracle happens (they win a tournie) you don’t see them again for six months as they hit every Rhino in the US + Mexico  then […]

Some familiar faces

Friday, June 19th, 2009

1) Tribal chief can afford to play WSOP after UB fines. 2) “No I have never used public transport, unless a limo to a Lakers game counts” 3) When I win another bracelet I am going to ask Kristy Arnett to do that trick with a soccer ball. 4) Am I at the Commerce? Jessica […]

Poker cancelled for hockey;next week Nascar in the Amazon

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

A $5k noon tournie with no tournie at 5pm ensured the room was vacant for the arrival of the Stanley Cup and some players. Most of the media decided to take a break and do laundry (Well i did).Now if you can bring Ronaldo over from the Palms, Mr Pollack, I would be impressed as […]

Like father like son: like son like father

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

In todays $2k NLHE we have Jamie Roberts starting day3 with 257k in chips. 19 players remain out of a starting field of 1534. Jamie will have plenty of advice today as he is the son of Full Tilt pro  Ben Roberts. He is also a member of Neil Channings team at BlackBelt poker. Jamie […]


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Seconditis is a horse racing term when everything you punt on finishes second. Today ,Englands Jeff Kimber was second in the PLO to JC Tran and John Duthie was runner up in the $10k heads up. My new, much loved, hometown of Arcadia also had two runners today. Shan Jing, who I have never met […]

Monday : the thermometer is rising

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Any day less than 100 degrees is a bonus in mid June in Las Vegas but those days are as endangered as an American winning a bracelet. Today we listened to the Swedish anthem then a vocal edition of “God save the Queen” for Roland de Wolfe. With Devilfish singing behing me I had the […]

Euros strong on Sunday

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Seth Palansky has 17 hours to figure out if he can find the correct anthem for Sweden on the internet.Why not play the Smiths “The Queen is dead” for Roland? We have a sense of humour. Roland has been playing really well this series. This was his fourth cash of the series. Roland won the […]

Black still in the red: Saturday round up

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

In an email sent out, by the WSOP Statto, today it appears that Andy Black has entered more tournaments than any other player at this WSOP. I can give you the address of a Buddist community on Flamingo if you have lost your religion. The email also said that Andy was 0-14. That may change […]

Friday gallery

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Jp Kelly : The first English winner for two years.

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

I thought I could call the WSOP media out on this one as I distinctly remember a Neil Channing backed winner last year. However, Martin Smyth is indeed a Brit but not English being from Belfast. I have a sneaking feeling the “Brits” will win another bracelet this summer with the quality of players coming […]