Archive for November, 2009

Audley has a poker KO punch

Monday, November 30th, 2009

British boxer Audley Harrison made the FT Sunday in the Event #2 of the HoHo hold em series, at the Bike, in Bell Gardens. The event started on Friday with a Day1a. Players were not allowed to re enter, the $75k guarantee,on Day1b. 117 players returned on Sunday afternoon with Nick Ronyecz(200k) leading the race […]

Commerce ME

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

The ME of the L.A. poker open exceeded most estimates, although the Supers yesterday helped enormously. 286 entered 27 will finish in the money. 55 survived Day1. Three women (Estrella,Lisa + Melissa) and three from Diamond Bar (Nik Gera, Para Gill + Akrim Ali) are in the 55. First prize is $160,900. 1) Steve Phung […]

Annie Duke DEF charity night at the Commerce

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Guarantees + bounties bring players in…

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

$1k NLHE 50 entries 1) Brian Brubaker $16500 2) T Manukyan $9k 3) Phuong Nguyen $6.8k 4) Ted Jivkov $4.8k $335 stud 36 entries 1) Alan Miskin $5k 2) Dave Vukman $2.6k 3) Lance Brukman $1.5k 4) Tom Stenvig $1k As you can see from the results the Commerce has been quiet for the last […]

Confusion at the Commerce

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Only if I don’t paragraph then you will be confused. Today saw 54 return for the Day2 of the$250k  guarantee. It was also Day2 of the HORSE tournie and Day1 of a $100 rebuy and 4335 stud. So I will paragraph. The Guarantee started first and is the most valuable with over $72k to the […]

It is Sara Chau day at the Commerce

Friday, November 13th, 2009

3:26am $220 NLHE Day1 1500 entries: 1) Hoon Ya LA 295k 2) Diana Korkis 248k 3) Pavel Klemena 197k 4) Kevin Hailer Seattle 183k 5) John Virtue LA 165k 6) Kevin Thong LA 151k 7) Willie Flores LA 139k HORSE $335 132 entries 1) Yuval Bronhstein Ga 78k 2) Larry Tull Ca 56k 3) Pete […]

Commerce update

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Thank you to Sam Quinto, asst TD, for keeping me updated on the L.A. poker open. I like the modern logo btw. Wed: One day she is polishing floors the next she is building a chip stack taller than her diminutive frame. That is our Sara.The bad news is the chip leader is to her […]

Watching ESPN at Pechanga

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

My quest to visit all the casinos with poker rooms has taken me south to Pechanga in Temecula. Like San Manuel it is not on a reservation in the middle of nowhere.One minute you are passing Big Lots,then a school and there it is. Built more with energy saving features in mind than photogenic qualities […]

Not a Manic Monday

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I like the way Matt Savage schedules these events. The weeks start off nice and gentle then build up to a full room at the weekends. Maybe a final table and two tournaments isn’t that gentle but Matt + Sam were on cruise control this afternoon. The action started with a 2pm NLHE with no […]

PartyGaming acquires WPT

Monday, November 9th, 2009

I don’t usually pass on my emails from Warren Lush at Party. Not that I have anything againsyt Party, I worked for them one WSOP, just it doesn’t always seem to fit in with my West Coast blog. This one could have an impact. PartyGaming has acquired the WPT for $12.3m plus another payment based […]