Archive for September, 2010

Nancy Cartwright Monte Carlo night is on Saturday

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I don’t understand why but everything on my calendar is on October 2nd. Zenyatta is running at Oak Tree which sadly is not at nearby Santa Anita this year . Bad Company are helping to close out the L.A. Fair and Rockyard in Fantasy Springs has booked the excellent Helicopter as support to David Brighton […]

WSOPE live on ESPN3.com

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This just in: ESPN3.com will feature the final two days of the WSOPE on Monday and Tuesday starting at 9am PST. Lets see what the tableside food is and if Todd Brunson complains about the warm beer. Also see if Dario Minieri is sporting Phil Laak like black eye after being ambushed by Roma hating […]

Commerce ME sees sharp decline

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

The Commerce ME started today. 140 players entered compared to 270 last year .This despite a drop from $2.5k to $2k for the buy in. The clash with the WSOP in London did not help.Also the Commerce casino ill timed statement against online poker. Only 21 survived. The final is scheduled to be on Sunday. […]

Tragedy strikes for the Jetts

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

A late night look at 2+2 brought the very sad news of the drowning of Karina and Chip Jett’s son Apollo. Karina was one of the first poker players I knew when I started in the business. She was a regular on Matt Savages TV specials such as “Battle of the Sexes” and the “Ultimate […]

Mario is Super

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Local tournament player Mario Esquerra won the $335 bounty tournament at the Commerce. “Super” added quite a few bounties to his $19.5k first place money. Mario is over 70 years old but often stands up to shadow box when not in a hand. The Commerce had to add money (and players) to the guarantee but […]

Double stack final a Nguyen er!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The Commerce October series is a mainly local event and the Vietnamese are certainly well represented at this afternoons final table. The event will be shown live on the Commerce casinos internet: Take the 62 bus to the front of the Casino. Mike Rhymer 352k 7th Chau Nguyen 120k   4th Don Nguyen 119k      1st Chris […]

Player appreciation night

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

The Bike held the monthly player appreciation tournament this weekend.The Event Center was filled for both nights with 1130 players trying for the $3.1k first prize. Thirty four players returned on Monday .Mo Fathipour rewarded the players and me(dia) with a really good dinner buffet. Chip leader was Wonyol Yi with 10% of the 5m […]