Archive for December, 2009

Happy New Year

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I would like to wish all my readers a Happy New Year. This is always a quiet time of year for my tournament schedules but I will be back in action, batteries fully charged soon.Be safe.

Boxing Day : My favourite day

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

December 26th is called Boxing Day to Brits and Canucks. It is a day, in England, when everyone goes outdoors after a day spent indoors with relatives. The weather usually messes with plans but it is a big sporting day. Every football team plays and lots of horse racing. Living in Vegas everyday is similar […]

Poker in L.A. comes with a guarantee

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The only certain way to attract the tournament players in L.A. is with guarantees. Matt Savage, a gambler by nature, has really pushed the envelope to his competitors. The opening event at the Commerce casino’s ,Telegraph Road, flagship LAPC tournament will be a $1 million guarantee. Yes for a buy in of $335 the winner […]

Dream Team Poker sends four to the Superbowl

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

161 players entered the final of the Dream Team Poker series at the Bike. The table toppers “1 800 bad beat” will not be going to Miami. In contention are “777” and “Wizard of Odds”. The stress must be too much for “Cedars”. After Tony Nasr sought medical attention on Monday, teammate Sam Khalaf was […]

Bellagio announces big changes in April

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

The Five Star tournament schedule was announced today and it shows huge changes. Every event looks to be a $1k rebuy, which in theory caters to the masses but still should attract the big gamblers with the rebuy formula. I can tell you from my experience in a rebuy charity tournie, at the Commerce, where […]

4 Superbowl tickets to be won on Saturday courtesy DTP

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Saturday sees the final event in the DTP series at the Bike in Bell. Regulars will start with more chips than first timers but good players should be able to overcome this handicap as even first timers receive 25k. New teams are expected as the $67 per player event has three Superbowl tickets for the […]

WPT time at Bellagio

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Fri: The WPT will be quietly pleased about this final table.Scotty Nguyen + Josh Arieh are usually good viewing,Daniel Alaei is a high stakes cash player and WSOP bracelet winner and Shawn Buchanan won a WPT tournie at M.Bay in the spring of 2007. 1) Faraz Jaka 5.3m 2) Scotty Nguyen 4.9m 3) Daniel Alaei […]

Ho Ho update

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Sun: The ME was a $500 buy in with a 200k guarantee. I don’t think they made the 400 players needed.Hard to say as info from this tournie is scarce as TD Greg is doing everything from payouts to policing the food servers! The winner will receive $68k. A ten way deal was discussed where […]

Bellagio results

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Bellagio Five Diamond is underway and the results are coming in.Lots of familiar names: Event #14 $5 PLO w rebuys 19 entries 1) Mikael Thuritz $162k 2) Mike Baxter $97k 3) Steve Zolotow $65k Event #13 $1500 NLHE 233 entries 1) James Guinther $95k 2) James Van A $69k 2) Jeff Madsen $69k 8) […]

Dream Team has Dream Time

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The 7pm Monday night Dream Team series at the Bike is now a Nooner so it will not conflict with the 7pm Ho Ho holdem. The alternative would have been for the Bike to schedule a Stud/Omaha/LHE tournie each Monday. Anyway , I was there today and although the field size had dropped to 87 […]