Archive for September, 2009

WSOPE: looking like a classic

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Harrahs dream ticket is a final table with six of the biggest name pros plus three Davids dreaming of slaying the giants. I don’t mean David Benyamine either. Add a lippy Valley girl ,like Tiffany, to  set the forums on fire and the WSOP execs are orgasmic. The ME at the Rio failed to […]

Live from the Commerce FT

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

One hour in and no eliminations. 2:40pm 100 minutes in and Andrew Koly, a satellite winner, is eliminated by Tyler Patterson. 9) Andrew Koly $11786 3:00pm First break first chip count update: 1) Tyler Patterson 880k 2) Derek Christensen 375k 3) Bao Dao 340k 4) Michael Woo 465k 5) John Conkright 230k 6) Dan Lu […]

Commerce ME :Payday

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

4:00pm: Two away from the money as I write. Allen Kessler + Kathy Liebert have been eliminated so John Phan is the last name survivor. Robert DeNiro son is playing and he has a fine chance of making the money. He made a FT in a $1500 event at the WSOP but was under the […]

Main Event time at Commerce

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Once again Matt Savage has shown what a truly great TD he is. He pitched the buy in,$2500, high enough to attract some big names and still affordable ,if only through satellites, to the locals. Matt needed around 200 to avoid having to use the Commerces own money and the figure as I write is […]

Der der “I am Iron man.”

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The strains of Black Sabbath are playing as I write from my perch right in front of the Iron Man tables. Only two tables at the moment but I can see latecomers increasing it to three. I will bring you a list of all IronMen soon. I don’t see any Iron women entrants. Todays $1k […]

Comeback Tuesday: for Commerce, Bolton + wildfires

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The return of the smoke was the only greyness, apart from my t shirt, on an otherwise wonderful day. After following Bolton’s comeback win against West Ham, I took my lengthy pilgramage to the Commerce. The Heads Up had attracted a decent but not sell out field at 2pm. My friend Vanna Tea, in every […]

Calling all Euros PotLimit players needed.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Monday at the Commerce. We have a Day2 FT from yesterdays $100 rebuy tournament. First place will pay $35k. Todays $335 NLHE attracted 152 players including Randy Holland, Christina Lindley and Yarum. The 5pm PLHE looks like a two table event including Sam Simon of Simpsons and Jennifer Tilly fame and Joe Bartholdi jr of […]

Sunday at the Commerce

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Todays $100 rebuy has 370 players at the moment so Matt needs everyone to rebuy three times to beat his guarantee. Or bring John Phan or Amir Vahedi into the tournament. Amir played yesterday and has a shot at the $108k first place money. 54 players returned today.As I write, 120 minutes later, there are […]

Turn $300 into $130k at the Commerce

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Matt Savage and asst Sam Quinto found time for a round of golf before todays tournament. The final figure of 547 means that Matt needs another 750 players to make the guarantee. Players from Day1a are eligible to play again on Saturday unless they finish in the top 27 today in which case they return […]

Two FT but little else

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Thursday was an even quieter day. I think Brandon was hoping Scott Diamond would drop by. 110 players for the shootout which concluded tonight.  Brian McCann is above average weight and couldn’t fit at the eleven handed ft so pushed all in on the first hand and was eliminated. Not sure if he stopped for […]