Archive for October, 2009

The Secret “Ante Up for Africa”.

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I hope to post trip reports from all the SoCal casinos eventually. It seems fitting that the first Indian casino I would visit was San Manuel. Every time I visit my beloved Santa Anita I return home with my programme which contains a $10 free slot play coupon for the Highland casino. Since this is […]

Are scarves back in fashion?

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Maybe everyone had a sore throat but I noticed how all the Hollywood celebs on the red carpet for tonights “Ante Up for Africa” wore scarfes. I cannot even recall seeing them in the stores I shop. (Goodwill,Ross,Marshalls}.

I play Dream Team at the Bike

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I wasn’t too inspired watching the Dream Team Poker last week so I thought maybe if I played things would be different. First I had to win a two table KLAC satellite. Starting with just 800 in chips , the blinds were 100-200  after ten minutes so I had to adjust to that. A couple […]

Santa needs your help

Monday, October 26th, 2009

If you want to see Santa in December then Santa needs your help in the next two weeks. Santa Anita that is. The majority of locals I have spoken to say they have never been. Astonishing! You can be so close to the horses you can smell their breath. The track is so photogenic with […]

Deeb in the lead.

Monday, October 26th, 2009

The chip lead changed hands again today at the Bellagio with Commerce Invitational winner Freddie Deeb taking the lead .The final moves away from the Fontana into one of the ballrooms tomorrow afternoon. The public are welcome to attend .With the final being on a Monday I suspect they may even bribe you with some […]

Bellagio festa end of Day4

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

For those of you who thought that Lavallee was where you left your car in Paris think again. It is the surname of the young guy from Montreal who is the new chip leader in the WPT at the Bellagio.Well played and good luck to Craig Crivello a reader.01,250 Seat Name Hometown Chip Count 53-5 […]

37 left in Festa al Lago: including Dee Luong

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I misinformed you yesterday that Kathy Liebert was the only woman left in the WPT tournie at the Bellagio. The woman with the sexy lips, Dee Luong, was also in the mix and at the end of Day3 she is the looking to put those lips on national television. Here are the official end of […]

Bellagio down from 368 to 244: 33% drop!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Day2: Phil Hellmuth made his entrance, a day after the majority of the field. He doesn’t need a room there tonight as he is out.Of course, the cash games vultures hope he “stays n plays”. Mark Seif held onto second place. The Tilly/Laak room, dreaming of a FT together last night, is also vacant both […]

Bellagio lowers its buy ins

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

This just in: I will check the original schedules but apart from the $5k PLO and HORSE most of the buy ins are $1k and $1500. Still no L.A. style guarantees though. It seems that the $10k buy ins have been halved (to $5k for the mathematical challenged).Also the Monday 2k have been downgraded to […]

Bike in first place

Monday, October 19th, 2009

The Big poker October came to a conclusion tonight with the player appreciation freeroll filling the room. It was a little chaotic but the staff were not panicking. The cause of the confusion was the awarding of extra chips for every tournie played. With 4000 qualified to play someone was given a bit of extra […]