Archive for April, 2010

America just got fatter.Harrahs 24 hour buffet pass.

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Not sure why my Vegas friends haven’t informed me of this.Maybe because they are in a no wi fi buffet. If this offer is still around next month I could have a lot of fun riding the Harrahs shuttle around.First I have to earn the $29.99. Apparently, one day after I posted, the price has […]

Hillel charity poker at the Bike on Sunday.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

I somehow missed this event last year but it looks a good one. The Hillel seventh annual charity poker tournie will take place on Sunday April 25th at 1pm. A kosher lunch will be available from 11.30 am . The venue is the Events center at the Bike in Bell. (Eastern/Florence.) The charity is one […]

Bellagio replaces quantity with quality

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

No need to bring in the “rent a crowd” for tomorrows WPT final at the Bellagio.(Look at the audience when the Commerce airs.Ipods,text messaging anything but watch the poker). The small field has the desired end result. Today’s play was from ten to six but the media planning an afternoon by the pool before cruising […]

Party is all fun and games

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Unintentionally, PartyGaming may have been responsible for a decrease in the entries for their WPT event at the Bellagio. Any players who took part in the 48hr Big game held in Mayfair,London found themselves unable to fly out of London in time for the $25k event at the Bellagio. The players included Vegas regulars Roland […]

Heather Mercer would be good for WPT TV

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Heather has moved into second place.Still a lot of good players left though so she shouldn’t be buying new boots yet. 35 players left only 18 are paid. 1) Shawn Buchanan 1.8m 2) Heather Mercer 1.3m 3) Robert Cooper 937k 4) Matt Stout 919k 5) Billy Baxter 887k 6) Faraz Jaka 852k After two relatively […]

Bye Bye Bike

Monday, April 19th, 2010

It was a sad day for me. The last day at Santa Anita until late September but I had to go to the Bike for the final day of the ME of the America Poker Classic series. The crowds were out in force on a fantastic April afternoon that felt more like June. I visited […]

Where to go this weekend

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Ironically I was in Coachella today which is definately the SoCal place to be for music loving emo’s from Friday thru Sunday. They must pay the bands well as Thom Yorke, Ian McCulloch, Muse and The Specials are all flying in from England.That is if they are not delayed by the volcanic ash over Iceland […]

Could Ben Nguyen again?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Today was the Day2 of the $200 buy in $100k guarantee at the Americas Poker Classic at the Bike. Ben Nguyen who won the Deep Stack as easily as Zenyatta won at Oaklawn was again two racks full. Many of L.A. best Viets are in contention for the $36k first prize. Paul Chauderson,Jason Nguyen, Binh […]

Ben Nguyen all Smiles at the Bike

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

The Jerry Buss charity eventĀ  relegated the final of the DeepStackĀ  at the Bike to the main room next to a Pan game that must have left Palms Springs senior centre empty. Not a problem for the promising Ben Nguyen who made short work of the 27 who returned from the day1 of the 647 […]

Can you spare a dime?

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Spring is in the air. So are the charity tournaments.Here are three out west for you to consider plus the one from last week. Where: Bike casino. Florence/Eastern in Bell. When; 3pm- 10pm Saturday 10th April Charity: The Smile Train.To provide free cleft surgery for children in developing countries. Stars: Jerry Buss Cost: $275 for […]