Archive for November, 2010

Live from the cozy Bike

Monday, November 29th, 2010

A cold wind outside but the heat is on in the Events Center with two final tables in action. First to finish was the NLHE $10k guarantee.A one day tournie with Jacky Lee going for back to back but out in third. The shoeshiners are out in force tonight.Almost three tables of them. Maybe the […]

Bike becomes Mo creative

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Under the guidance of Mo Fathipour the HoHo tournie schedule is really a groundbreaker. Two examples: Today;s tournament cost $100 to enter at Noon but $160 at 8pm .However, the 8pm players receive 16k in chips compared to 12k at Noon. It might be a major talking point if the Bellagio was trying this.The event […]

HoHo in Bell Gardens

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

On a chilly day in L.A. Bike staff breathed a sigh of relief as the first of the HoHo tournament guarantees was reached by $2k! The final day was played out fast. As we reached the final nine blinds were at 40k-80k with average stack 1.1m.673 players entered and first place will be $30k. Results […]

Holiday season at the Bike

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Not exactly gifts from the Gods but the Bike had two overlay tournaments on Sunday. The smaller one gave a $15k pokerstars package away with an entry pool of $9.5k.The big one was the $545 buy in with an overlay of more than $40k. The players returned for the final day at 6pm. By the […]

Matusow on Page One.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Mike the Mouth Matusow may be eating Tofurkey this Thanksgiving. He appears to have hooked up with beautiful Canadian MILF,model Vegan, Annie Le Page.Who says he isn’t running good? With Vanna Tea in NoCal and Sara Chau in Fla Julie Tran is one of few “Hot Asians” to be playing tournaments these days. So I […]

Pokerstars abandons Bike

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The NAPT is still in action at the Bike. You wouldn’t know it though as Pokerstars abandoned the Bike two days ago and never returned. This leaves the host casino holding a $1k Heads Up (way too high for the locals) today and a $200k guarantee this weekend that quite frankly nobody wants. Dealers and […]

Friends fight it out in Compton.Bell rings twice for Alex

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Justin Young and Eric Baldwin are good friends away from the table but are slugging it out in a Compton shootout as I write. Meanwhile in Bell Gardens Alexander Masek won his second NAPT tournie defeating David Rowan from,Todd Breyfogle from Minnesota and local Bobby Suer in the $1k NLHE. The $200k guarantee event […]

NAPT stretches the media ranks.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

With four NAPT events today the media ranks have been stretched between Compton and Bell Gardens. The decider was who had the best food.The last time I was in Compton Max Pescatori called me as he wanted someone to go to Los Alamitos with him.He was going to pick me up in his Hummer. When […]

$5k players playing like Nooners

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The line at the payout counter was similar to the line at a bus stop when the previous bus broke down. Maybe Pokerstars had organised a whale watching trip for their qualifiers . Jessica Welman was back on media row after her fifth place finish in the LIPS tournament yesterday.Her knowledge of online players is […]

Did the WSOP move to the Bike?

Monday, November 15th, 2010

It certainly feels like it. You have the best poker bloggers here.Writers such as Pauly, Change100 and Otis who I never see outside of the Rio. As the $5k main event players reach the money the $3k is in the early stages with Sorel Mizzi, Liv Boeree and Scott Clements part of the 38 player […]