Posts Tagged ‘LAPC’

Snow on the moutains.Slow at the tables.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The much discussed rain finally left for Vegas. Not before covering the hills in white stuff. So much Amy Winehouse is trying to get a visa as I write. The 18 players left from yesterdays $2k, probably stunned from playing so late last night, have barely the energy to lift their chips. The usual exodus […]

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 […]

Introducing Angela…

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Angela is one of the longest serving dealers at the Commerce. Today she used her experience to deal the winning hand in the Omaha8/Stud8 final.

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 […]

Matt Savage is in the house

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

No disrespect to young Sam who has kept the tournament running smoothly in Matt’s absence but with Matt in the house today even I have to look busy! Matt was checking that the finalists names were correct. Yesterday,in Matts abscence, a woman was allowed to cash as Alejandra Muropiaz when the previous evening she was […]

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 […]

Sunday at Santa Anita

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Sundays! When the Mexican women cook menudo and mole and the men watch soccer. I like the weekends in L.A., my host Tiffany, not Michelle or Williamson tg, doesn’t have to take her triplets to school or go to work. I usually sit myself at the breakfast table in time for pancakes, muffins or oatmeal. […]