It was back to the grind for WPT televised FT players Tom Lee and Franco Brunetti tonight. Both played in the Bikes $545 $300k guarantee tournament. The event has three re entry day ones with the final on Monday.In fact Franco made the FT.The make up was typical L.A. with five Asians ,one Armenian and [...]
Archive for August, 2010
The final six, to the relief of those media with a WSOP hangover, was decided by 6pm today Returning tomorrow will be:
A Frankenberger NY 3m . Andrew won $162k at the Venetian in June. 1st
Tom Lee L.A. 2.9m The sole hope of the L.A. Asian players. 3rd
Kyle Wilson B.C. Canada 2.8m .Kyle finished second in [...]
As I left late yesterday two Legends Eskimo Clark and Mike Laing were sat on a bench outside the Bike. I arrived before Noon today Eskimo was still in the same seat.
Vinny Vinh and Zach Hyman were late eliminations yesterday leaving 60 trying for one of the 45 payouts. Ted Lawson, Chris Moore,Oleg Osadtchi,Eric Yilmaz [...]
The main ladies are out. Thuy Doan, Lynda Tran, Jennifer Tilly and Kristy Gazes all made early exits today.Ray Dolan and Manuel Reyes are still amongst the chip leaders. Over in Cyprus L.A. players Chris K and Kelly Kim are in pole position.
Dinner break approaches. It appears over 100 hungry mouths will be fed. The [...]
The numbers are in: 462 players played. The winner will take home $750k with the bubble being in 46th place.
Entering the “Last Woman Standing’ side comp are Jenny Tran, Jennifer Tilly,JJ Liu, Erica Schoenberg and Kathy Liebert.Estrella Baltazar was building her stack throughout the day.
Still not too many names although Negreanu,Hellmuth and Hachem are here [...]
The big day has arrived at the Bike. The buy in has been halved from last years $10k. 185 played today and close to a hundred have already signed up for tomorrow. I am assured tomorrows players will include a higher percentage of recognizable players. The satellites were busy tonight including Tong Le who has [...]
The Legends is on hold for the day as the annual Buss/Mariani was held in the event center tonight. Scott Diamond informed me that this used to be a big deal with top poker pros mingling with Laker players and Hollywood celebs. No more. The closest I was to a greatness was Thor Hansen who [...]
For the third consecutive weekend Phuong Tran cashed in a Legends tournament. Today she actually made the FT and was certainly the most popular player with the railbirds judging by how many asked for me to take her photo. Phuong finished seventh for a $3.5k payday.
Young Phan was the star in the returning field of [...]
Two final tables tonight. The $335 Badugi attracted 36 players with four places being paid.Trying not to be the bubble are:
Will Skip Peregud 3rd $1.5k
Dan Halpern 4th $1k
Kamer Bicakei 1st $5k
Kendall Fukumoto 2nd $2.6k
The $545 $150k guarantee players returned at 4pm and FT play started at 8pm. This final was in the capable [...]