Holiday season at the Bike

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.

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

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

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 Dragthebar.com,Todd Breyfogle from Minnesota and local Bobby Suer in the $1k NLHE. The $200k guarantee event […]

NAPT stretches the media ranks.

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

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?

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 […]

NAPT lands in L.A.

November 14th, 2010

Seven players managed to break the 200k mark over the two Day1’s. Kim Fredericksen 237k Nick Grippo 235k Tom Middleton 229k Scott Fischman 224k Hafiz Khan 210k Chad Coffee 202k David Sesso 200k It is a less glamourous drive than the one from the Venetian to the Bellagio but between the Bike and the Commerce […]

A rare break for L.A. grinders

October 11th, 2010

With the Bike finishing yesterday,congrats to Casey Stewart, the L.A. tournie players are free to enjoy the beach and the hoh October weather we are experiencing. Unusually the players are given a break before the Commerce Open commences on November 3rd. This is a good schedule put together by Matt Savage with Omaha8 and HORSE […]

Meanwhile at the Bike

October 4th, 2010

While I may have gone all Hollywood for spending Saturday night at Nancy Cartwrights Northridge residence,the grinders down in Bell Garden where out in force.768 players tried to turn $225 into $65614.Only one player could achieve that and he was James Goldstein. The Bikes Big Poker October runs until the 9th with two tournaments a […]