Posts Tagged ‘Commerce’

Not a Manic Monday

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I like the way Matt Savage schedules these events. The weeks start off nice and gentle then build up to a full room at the weekends. Maybe a final table and two tournaments isn’t that gentle but Matt + Sam were on cruise control this afternoon. The action started with a 2pm NLHE with no […]

Commerce off to a flyer

Friday, November 6th, 2009

It may be consuming too much of my time but poker players headed off to the Commerce in large numbers today for Day1a, of three, the $200 buy in where Matt Savage guarantees you almost enough winnings to buy a racehorse. .Lizette Acoba picked up a $600 payoff for beating all but 55 of the […]

L.A. on a Friday

Friday, August 14th, 2009

A reminder that you have two options at the Bike tomorrow. A 3pm Eight or better tournament with a $500 buy in and also at 3pm (oops) a $300 NLHE with a gurantee of $200k that concludes on Sunday. For confused players tomorrow if you are dealt four cards then you are in the Omaha8. […]

$1k Final table LAPC

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Just twelve returned from yesterdays $1k event. Actually Grinder did not return , at 4pm, as he was playing a heads up match against John Phan. After emerging victorius from that match he had his chips waiting at the final table. 12) Karl Tretter 11) Jason Kasprzycki 10) Howard Appledorf Each receives $3391 Karl told […]

No Horses but $300 coverage

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Yesterdays $300 Presidents Day NLHE at the Commerce had 1362 entries, a massive field. I haven’t seen a field like this since the $1500 tournies at the WSOP. Truth is I didn’t see it until today as I was at Santa Anita yesterday. 41 returned today and only poker forum addict, LA cop, Scott Diamond […]

Going Up…

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Today we have a $5k PLO with one rebuy. I have also been moved off the floor up onto the stage. Joining me are team CardPlayer, whom I like especially Kristy :) The PLO has 48 entries as I write. The surprises are the fact that Gavin Smith, Tom Franklin, David Levi, Scott Montgomery,Amir Vahedi […]

Triple Sunday

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

A 437 field for the $500 NLHE. The first of the PLO tournaments at 3pm and the resumption of the NLHE from Saturday. All in all a busy day upstairs . Downstairs business is slow but a blonde Kenny Tran  is in a cash game. Playing with him is the guy who looks like David […]

Wrong Ho

Friday, February 6th, 2009

It sounds like the punchline to a joke. I checked my email at 4am to see if Maria Ho had made the final table of the Hi/Lo tournament. I saw a Matthew Ho. The sheets from the Commerce always contain at least two typos so I was hopeful. However Maria sent me a text to […]

Where did all the big names go?

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

I waited until dinner break yesterday before naming all the pros in the six handed. I was surprised to see that, with the exception of Canadian Scott Montgomery, the final, at 4pm today, consists of complete unknowns. In fact most of them don’t even have a Hendonmob database entry the bible or encyclopedia for all […]

90 at Bellagio.760 at Commerce. No Superbowl downswing

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The Bellagio $1k weekenders had dwindled down to 20 players. Not this weekend! The gamblers packed Vegas sportsbooks and this had a positive side for the poker room. Jennifer Tilly played on Saturday and made a profit of $470. The winners were Al Adler on Friday and Mark Luciano on Saturday. The LAPC, at the […]