Archive for February, 2010

It’s reigning women at the Partypoker WPT

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

With Santa Anita’s all weather track once again failing to handle the rain my attention was fully focused on solving the puzzle of who will be in front of the T.V. cameras next Thursday. Two former WSOP ladies champions share a table tomorrow (day 3) .Jennifer Tilly 05 champion faces the current champ Lisa Hamilton. […]

Time for some new picks at the WPT event

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I am the media version of Hellmuth. See no point in arriving for the start of play on any Day1.So it was an afternoon at Santa Anita before hopping on the  train to Atlantic.From start to finish of the Gold Line. It took three walks round the room to convince me that Sara Chau was […]

Marathon FT for $5k

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Seat 1 Allen Bari, Seat 2 Jesse Chinni Seat 3 Bo Path Seat 456 Jason Potter 8 James St Hilaire 9 Denis Volkov

Move over James Mackey: Here is the new babyfaced assassin

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

When James Mackey posed with the $700k prize money at the WSOP07 after one of the  NLHE tournies most of us assumed he was a thirteen year old and we waited for his father to appear.(Remember bloggers   are not allowed to watch the final tables but are allowed in for winners photos.) Yesterday another very […]

Totti signs for Party Italia:Dario cries

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Francesco Totti, the Roma soccer star, has signed for the Italian division of PartyPoker. Totti is no run of the mill soccer player in Rome, he is a legend. Totti has shown a rare loyalty to Roma never being tempted, to be like Robbie Keane or Craig Bellamy,to move to Milan or England for a […]

Caesars announces line up for NBC Heads Up

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

By coincidence,probably, on the day of the $10k Heads Up at the LAPC I received an email from Rogers + Cowan, who are already doing a better job than Jackie Lapin did at the LAPC Invitational, listing the 57 stars who will be joined by seven qualifiers at Caesars Palace on Friday March 5th for […]

S10k Heads Up means the end is near.

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The $10k Heads Up has brought in sponsored players such as Erich Lindgren, Scott Fischman, David Singer , Amit,Vivek and Erik Seidel. It has also relegated the local players to the satellite section. They dream of an entry into the PartyPoker ME but the reality is they will be in Bell Gardens playing at the […]

Chris wants Moore cashes

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Chris Moore only plays the larger buy in tournaments and has a record of cashes/tournies played that few can beat. The Chicago born twentysomething has arrived in town for the $10k Heads Up tomorrow at 4pm. However, he may have a conflict of schedule as he is currently in with a good chance of playing […]

Treble for Al Barbieri

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

The Ironman was scheduled to keep the media in town after the Celebrity Tournament. However, nobody was the slightest bit interested in missing a nights sleep especially when Pokerstars are giving away rooms and $50 in food comps at the Venetian. Those tough guys from the east coast, Al Barbieri,Mike Santoro and Will Falla filled […]

Party at the WPT

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Day 2 of the Invitational,the Media who didn’t bust out yesterday,have moved on. Although I had to have a quick tour of the final three tables from one of the WPT staff to point out celebs they are there.There are a number of people in L.A. who make a good living from celebrity home games […]