Archive for August, 2009

No Winstar like overlays at the Bike

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Despite a lack of clear information it was obvious the Bike covered their $50k + $25k guarantees in their $100 buy ins which followed the ME won by Prahlad. The $50k returned with 112 players at 7pm this evening with ninety finishing in the money. TNT, with his lucky Buddha in place, made a st8 […]

Prahlad wins a million:Del Mar pick six $2m?

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Prahlad Friedman, who rarely shows his face. Prahlad Friedman, who rarely shows his face other than the WSOP ME,won todays WPT Legends of poker marathon. A winner in my mind for winning the hand of full lipped Dee Luong, Prahlad won the title shortly before midnight much to the relief of the media row who […]

End of Day 3: No ladies: no seats

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Today was a sad day.Any hope of Vanna Tea turning her satellite entry into a mini cash were dashed as she was the first player of the day eliminated. Pretty Thoyan Doan started the day in third place but had a few bad levels at a tough table and left without visiting the payout cage.Scotty […]

Legends : End of Day2

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Good luck to pokergossip favourite Vanna Tea and to Thuy Doan (not Thug Doan as on the official list). Vanna has been drawn at Men the Masters table but if she reminds him she played at his charity event last week she should be fine. Table 5 Seat 1 Men Nguyen 144k Seat 2 Mike […]

Men Nguyen saves the vets….again.

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Walking down Eastern, from the Bike, past the boarded up Fortune Tellers shop,(well nobody has a fortune in Bell) I wondered if the American Legion would suffer the same fate if it wasn’t for an unlikely benefactor; Vietnamese poker player Men Nguyen. How did Men discover this small windowless club? Maybe the Bike ran out […]

Another day another party

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Tonights party was the long delayed IPPA launch . The choice of venue, the Lucky Strike Lanes, gave me the opportunity to see the L.A. live area which is a relatively new area of restaurants etc facing the Staples/Nokia center. The area receives a thumbs up from me. Las Vegas event organiser Lisa Wheeler, of […]

Gallery from Jerry Buss Frank Mariani charity tournie

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I have a report coming over the weekend on both this and Men the Masters wonderful charity event. Like buses in the daytime London streets events are running back to back with another event tomorrow.They are not luring in the big name pros though. 1) Xuan Nguyen $27k 2) Jay Moriarty $14k 3) David Spitler […]

PLO final table line up

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Tonight was the latest I have ever been to the Bike. it was very peaceful there and the walk down to Mens charity event was,fortunately, uneventful. I met a reader who told me how he called a player “An assh#2e” last week and said he would have taken the guy out to the parking lot. […]

The star trickle in but no HORSE ride for me

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

After saying how hopeless I was at predicting field sizes I actually won an under today. The prize? Some $1 rice pudding off the players menu. The forfeit? Riding a winning quaterhorse at Los Al. What scares me is the bend so close to the finish otherwise…The final number was around 80  with some name […]

Another week another lost over/under prediction.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

I will never take actual bets on the over/under,except with John at the Bellagio who is forever the optimist. I was thinking six tables for todays $1k NLHE at the Bike. After all Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin is the only name in town and L.A. players don’t show for anything above $300 usually. Even Men and […]