Archive for January, 2010

Small overlay but be quick.

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

With about 30 minutes left to register the Commerce $545 NLHE tournie today is about 40 players short of making the guarantee.  The locals have entered but not too many names just Chino, John Phan and Men Nguyen.Al Barbieri is trying for his second LAPC win. He will have a problem carrying two of the […]

From horses to Horse

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

After a very pleasant afternoon, at a crowded Santa Anita, I made a cameo at the Commerce. The 4pm HORSE was more interesting than the NLHE with rebuys. Todd Brunson, Jerry Buss, Ali Nejad , Mary Jones and Linda Johnson all entered and all failed. Jerry Buss’ g/f wore a t shirt stating ” I […]

Alaei’s good run continues

Friday, January 29th, 2010

A good run that started at the WSOP 09 continues for the Alaei family. Father Eddie finished 22nd out of 2368 in one of the 1500 NLHE events at the Rio. Son Daniel, a high stakes cash player, then won a bracelet and $446k, in the WSOP Omaha8 championship. A week later he finished 4th […]

Studs converge on the Commerce

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Today was the turn of the stud players at the LAPC. No guarantees so only 150 entered but it was a toughie. Bryan Micon, Brett Jungblur, Frankie O’Dell, David Levi, Shirley Rosario, Blair Rodman, Prince, Jason Stern, Brent Carter, Linda Johnson all trying for a place at Thursday’s final table.The winner will receive $13k and […]

M.Ho wins the Omaha8

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Matt Savage, currently TD at the Commerce (I predict a Vegas room in 2010), only guaranteed $50k for the Omaha 8 $335 today but could have doubled that offer as the stars turned out. Blair Rodman,Thor Hansen, Todd Brunson, Cyndy Violette, Linda Johnson, Marsha Waggoner,Steve Wong, Chino Rheem,Charlie Ng,Chris Bjornin, Shirley Rosario and Pete Lawson […]

Sara Chau on her way to second cash

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

As well as the long Limit final (see below) the Commerce hosted a $545 NLHE and a $335 Stud. The former attracted attractive Sara Chau who cashed in the first event and vegan cougar Annie Le Page. The latter the elusive Pete Lawson, Donna “Mrs Wong” and Mary Jones. No Jerry Buss who preferred a […]

Lily Allen at LAPC final table

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Its “Not fair” but the Lily Allen is from the tree lined streets of Arcadia not the Cockney chanteuse. Yesterdays LHE saw some old friends playing. David Plastik, TNT, John Claycomb,Graham Duke, Q Duong and Yohannes. Only Mr Muruz cashed although Plastikman did go to dinner with vegan Annie Le Page and  uber carnivore Yarom […]

Closer to a big winner in Event #1 LAPC 2010

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The LAPC is drawing WSOP like fields. After a record turnout in appalling driving conditions for the first event, even the LHE attracted 371 entrants. This on a Sunday when many are glued to their T.V. sets watching football. LHE players included Men + Van Nguyen, Graham Duke, David Plastik and Andre Boyer. The dealers […]

$1m: No sweat for Matt Savage.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

After only one day of the LAPC 2010 opening event Matt Savage was predicting his $1m guarantee could hit $1.4m. Saturday should be the busiest day but a Seattle type winter storm did not prevent 1488 Friday and 1273 on Thursday joining the 1282 from Wednesday buying a $330 lottery ticket looking for that $400k+ […]

Inland poker update:

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

With the tournament just eight days away and the qualifying date (Jan 27th) almost over only fifty players have qualified for the Annie Duke $25k freeroll at Pala casino. The weather, five inches of rain and rising, has left the room rather quiet this week. The lucky qualifiers must be doing a rain dance in […]