Million $ Mo

March 27th, 2013

Whilst the PartyPoker Premier League has dominated my twitter,@Britpokergossip , account @MoTheBikeTD has gambled on a $1m guarantee for a mere $125 buy in. Not for the first time. This time the casino cat didn’t have to play to make up the numbers. Sure it was a multi re entry giving the MenArmy 22 bullets […]

Bay 101 increases field size

March 17th, 2011

The racing at Golden Gate may suffer from micro fieldsĀ  but Matt Savages annual Bay101 tournament has increased its field size by almost 25% this year over last. 415 players entered,or were invited as bounties, to play.The winner will pick up a cheque for $1m. Surinder Sunar ,obviously not a horse racing fan , flew […]

No free lunch but a free shuttle to Commerce

March 15th, 2011

Both the Commerce casino and Hollywood Park casino have started a free shuttle service from, the Chinese/Vietnamese populated, San Gabriel valley area. In these times of $4 gas the convenient service is a godsend (or Devilsend). The shuttle to the Commerce departs Valley/San Gabriel at 6:30pm and leaves the Commerce at 10:40pm. The shuttle to […]

Pokerstars NAPT returns to the Bike

March 6th, 2011

It is a really beautiful day in L.A. The plan was to attend Big Cap Day at Santa Anita for my free cap. However, I watched the Man City v Wigan game on T.V. and I was hungry. Where better to score a free lunch than the Bike when the Team Pokerstars are footing the […]

HoHo the end is near

December 12th, 2010

First of all “Get well soon” to post op Scott Diamond who has helped keep this blog alive. Happy birthday to Warren Karp, a fellow Sagi. I decided the Bike would be busier today than tomorrow when just the final four tables of the ME merge.Also they always have FoxSoccer on in the coffee shop,Legends. […]

Everyone’s a Nguyener part two

December 6th, 2010

I know I have used the headline pun before but once again the Vietnamese have dominated a tournament at the Bike.The tournament had a prize pool of $231830 with 813 entries over three evenings The results as follows: 1) Kevork Kozakjian $87k 2) Ben Nguyen $34k 3) Turbo Nguyen $17k 4) Xuan Nguyen $11k 5) […]

It feels like Wednesday

December 1st, 2010

So I made my way down to theĀ  Bike expecting the final table of the $50k guarantee only to find the Day1 of the evening tournament.It feels like a Wednesday to me the way my week has unfolded.The week is in Turbo mode. Only six qualifiers from the Noon part of the guarantee,which had a […]

Live from the cozy Bike

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

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

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 […]