Archive for May, 2010

Man caught cheating at WSOP

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Michael Craig has returned as the official Full Tilt blogger.Unfortunately, I won’t be able to exchange gossip with him in the FT hospitality suite as they are being very selective who enters the suite this year. Definately, not snacking down there is the guy who was dq from the Event #3 for a seemingly deliberate […]

WSOP not a threat to the Bike!

Monday, May 31st, 2010

I just returned from an enjoyable afternoon at the Bike. The reason for my visit was to observe the FT of the ME. The buy in was $225 with a $75k guarantee. Underlay,underlay. The prize pool reached $140844. Scott Diamond will be pleased that it was the ubiquitous Ben Nguyen and not Men Nguyen at […]

Kent Washington in a good state of mind

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

I wasn’t sure if Kent Washington was his name or hometown/state but the HendonMob db confirms it as a player with a pretty decent tournament history.Kent leads the Casino employees tournie at the WSOP. The other event was the $50k Poker Players Chmp.Scotty Nguyen who decided to pass on the WillTurnerPay event at the Golden […]

Men “the Buddist” Master wins my vote

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Voting is underway for the WSOP tournament of champions. I have seen most poker players at work and play and have decided to vote for Men Nguyen.Men finds it hard to lose his reputation and doesn’t receive the publicity his talent deserves. I have seen what a generous man he is,not only to fellow Vietnamese. […]

Bike grabs the yellow jersey

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The Bike deepstack is underway. Event 1 was a $100 NLHE with a $50k guarantee. They attracted 1304 players over the two day ones.I believe the Saturday leg was a real marathon which is why a ten way deal was agreed upon without a hand being played. The ten were,I believe, Calvin Chan, Le Hoa, […]

Cal State next stop WSOP

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Today was the final day of the Cal State tournament at the Commerce.The final is scheduled for Sunday but it looks like they have decided to play on. Overnight chip leader Will Eister didn’t even make the money in a shocking display that benefitted the pros,Lenny Tam,Miami John and Gavin Griffin, who started at his […]

The inside scoop from WorldTeamPoker

Friday, May 21st, 2010

I have found a well written article by Ftrain than is link worthy…. I would be lethal with a flip at events such as this.When the Chinese team were having their winners photos I had started thinking about breakfast after seven hours sleep.Nothing flip worthy there. 24 hours previous though I watched Ben Roberts play […]

Sunday at the Commerce

Monday, May 17th, 2010

No Ricki Lake this Sunday but they had Bruce Buffer in the Day 2 of the rebuys.Both are very nice down to earth celebs.Not a busy day so Matt Savage must have been practicing his golf swing in the cooler, than Vegas,L.A. afternoon b4 trying a $15 per hour head/foot massage. Arcadia’s Kenny Tran was […]

Familiar names successful at CalState

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The FTs are over for the day at the Commerce with two familiar names takingĀ  the Bear trophy home to Downey..Shirley Rosario won the 89 entry HORSE and Mickey Mills the $335 NLHE. Tomorrow,Wednesday, players have a choice of $545 NLHE at 2pm and $330 PLO at 5pm. $335 NLHE 201 entrants. 1) Mickey Mills […]

Reno reporting by Michele Lawson

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

I was invited to play the Jennifer Harman tournament in Reno this past weekend. I had played well in her NSPCA event at the Venetian so it was exciting to play in another charity event. The flight was a turbulant one although nobody drives from Henderson to Reno except truck drivers! A limo was waiting […]