DINE ON THE WHALE
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
"The very next hand I got 33, shoved and stole
the blinds. The guy in the big blind said, "I
wish I hadn't looked I was calling with any
two." He showed 4-2. I resisted showing the 3s
but also wished he hadn't looked. Then I got
moved to three different tables in a matter of
minutes. Always behind the blinds, so in some
way I was running good.
But I didn't get a hand no matter where I sat.
The Baton Rouge fog continued. Pretty sicko,
that the streak would carry over from the day
Nonetheless, the other players were getting
eliminated and peeling out of there like they
had a stomach flu. So, despite being card dead I
was getting closer and closer to the money. I've
come back from near nothing before so I stayed
patient. I traded ten per cent with two of my
buddies who had decent stacks and were both
alive. Wow, if I could get a run of cards this
could be a pretty good day for us I thought. ."
DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 04/03/14] Nolan Dalla.com is where you find the
wit and wisdom of one of the most well known
poker writers in the industry. His WSOP
coverage speaks for itself. His home blog
covers a wide range of topics written
with that singular Dalla conviction.
"I watched a television show last week. It was
about outer space. They showed a bunch of
planets and stars. Boring stuff like that.
The show was confusing. Even worse, it made me
They talked about how gigantic the universe is
compared to earth. Like that’s big news, or
something. Everybody knows that. They talked
about the beginning of time up to the present
day. It all made me realize that a human life is
like a milli-second on the gallactic timeline.
We’re nothing a blip. It kinda’ made me feel
like shit. Like I’m nothing."
04/03/14] Shannon Shorr has graduated. That's bad
news for the poker world because he's terrorized the circuit
while also being a full time college student. Now without
distractions, like class every day, the only question is how
quickly will he add to his over 3.2 million dollars in
tournament winnings. You can also read Shannon's blog at
"It was pretty easy to speak my mind as an
arrogant 22 year old. As my 29th birthday
approaches, however, I find myself thinking
things like "Am I going to regret this one year
from now?" before writing. Additionally I'm
enjoying living a more private life. I'm finding
it rewarding to immerse then reflect personally
on each of my life experiences. This is
something I didn't do a great job of prior to my
last 2.5 years of dedicated self-improvement.
Then, I felt more of a need to be on my mobile
device reporting how great my life was to anyone
who would listen by way of this blog, facebook
or twitter. I've done a lot of reading with
regard to freeing oneself from the ego. This is
easily the biggest and toughest personal battle
with which I deal, and it is an ever-ongoing
process. It's a goal of mine to one day get to a
stage in my life where all of my decisions come
from my Higher Self.
It is a process that is going to take serious
time, but it's a process to which I'm committed.
All of this said, thanks again for checking in.
I appreciate the interest in my life and career.
While I may blog infrequently, I am at an
all-time high when it comes to personal
happiness. You can trust that I am somewhere in
the world attempting to live my life to the
Jennifer Gay is a poker player, poker room supervisor and
Ante Up Magazine Poker Columnist local to
Tunica, MS. Her blog covers the sometimes personal and
always comical reality of a life fully centered around poker in
"Early this morning, Amanda Desnoyers called me.
I missed the call while I heated a bottle up for
Carter. Her voicemail told me everything without
saying more than "call me back".
She said, between sobs, when I called her back:
"You know the poker people. Would you help get
the word out so I can stop making phone calls?"
She sounded exactly like you'd expect a woman
who'd just lost her husband to sound. Grief
stricken. Frazzled. Tired. Full of the
realization that this nightmare is only
beginning. She spoke briefly about her family
being local and an autopsy, not knowing when
arrangements would be. Her words were soft and
broken, tearful, before she exclaimed another
call was coming in and to please keep in touch. " [+]
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[UPDATED 03/09/14] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and
lives in Mobile brings his
football perspective on to GCP.NET.
"The second installment
of the Sean Payton era is in full bloom.
Earlier this year, the Saints jump-started their offseason by
releasing Will Smith, Roman Harper, and Jabari Greer: all
valued, productive, respected players who helped the Saints win
their first Super Bowl.
With those cuts made, the Saints took another step forward on
Friday and released Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. Pierre
Thomas's future in New Orleans, meanwhile, hangs in the balance.
The carnage will probably continue in the coming weeks.
While it stings to watch these players depart, their bonds to
the team and fanbase remain indissoluble even if their playing
careers don't. Their departures, and career resumptions
elsewhere, are the natural end-result of the NFL's salary cap
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winnings . He was the WPT Season VI player of the year.
Born in Pensacola Florida, a mere 24 years ago the sky is the
limit for this young pro whose online handle is jcardshark.
He also is a poker coach at
"Lots of changes
Quite a bit has happened since I last posted a blog here. As
many of you can tell, I post numerous per times per day on
twitter, which has almost taken place of this blog. Despite
that, I would still like to give everyone a little summary of
what I have been up to.
As everyone now
knows, online poker has taken a huge hit in America. I was
really lucky that I only had around $15,000 online, most of
which was on pokerstars, which is the only site that has allowed
players to cash out. Most of my play was in the live poker
arena, which basically means Black Friday will have little
impact on my actual poker play. "
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[UPDATED: 03/08/12] PLAYER N scribes a tale
of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all
hustling on the Coast.
cigarette breath assaulted me as the man in the tattered Red Sox
jacket put his hand on my shoulder, "Hey boss, spare a
dollar..." it hung there not as a question but an instruction. I
couldn't sidestep it or the man. His gently tightening grip,
neither affectionate nor comforting, but oddly somehow both soft
and malevolent made the hairs on my neck stand up. The harsh
cold wind pushed at me, up the darkened street gaining speed
between the concrete buildings. It buttressed me helping the man
stop me on that corner. " [+]
I gave him a steely look, and he inhaled quickly through his
nostrils, "Sorry guy." I tried to wave him off, but his hand
didn't move. I had to look him in the eye.
Quiet, gray blue eyes surprised me, they looked like they still
had the sparkle of youth, maybe a forty years old but his
weathered face told a different story. Craggy, fractured and
leathery ridges told of many more years and hardship born of
living outdoors. Then in a flash, those eyes lost their luster
and bore into m
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BEAU RIVAGE SPRING
BREAK MAIN EVENT:
First off, a
big thank you, and a hearty congratulations to the Beau
Rivage for another first class event. Thanks to Johnny
Grooms, Paul, Eric, the dealers and all the
tournament/support staff. Everything went smoothly
this year and lots of positive things were said about the
event, the numbers, the structures, and the options.
The Beau is at
its best when it provides those little extra perks to
players. Aaron Hendrix, an on site blogger whose
coverage over at Beaupoker.com, is a luxury you just don't
get at other venues anymore. Great job writing all the
synopses Aaron. Eric from ImageMasters took great
photos all week. You can still order your own from him
JOHN LANGEVIN SHOOTS
DOWN THE OTHER Js TO WIN:
players whose name began with a J, that came to the final
table placed in the top four. Just a matter of
jostling to see who would wind up where. John Langevin
of Pensacola bagged 51k officially for first. Unofficially
we heard after a couple of chops it was closer to 33 or 32k.
A great score for the former dealer. Josh Palmer
of Daphne, AL in second got almost as much, even if it's
reported he won 27k. Joe DiDonato of Slidell, LA,
third, is listed as a 18k winner
and Jeff Bond of California, who finished in fourth got 16k.
rooting hard for a couple of #FriendsofGCP (GeneD starting
that twitter hashtag, we'll figure out a way for those that
use it in future tournaments to get their tweets on the
frontpage in our twitter feed, again, that's #FriendsofGCP)
who came awfully close to winning it.
Frank "On His
A Game" Alpandinar came in as a short stack and fought his
way long enough to not be the first player headed to the
exit. David Chocheles (pictured) got it in a little
bit later, flopping two pair only, to get counterfeited on
the turn and finished sixth. Great job, both of you
Langevin (Pensacola, FL) $51,894.00
2nd Josh Palmer (Daphne, AL) $27,535.00
3rd Joe DiDonato (Slidell, LA) $19,063.00
4th Jeff Bond (Thousand Oaks, CA) $16,098.00
5th Bryne Wilson (Tuscaloosa, AL) $13,768.00
6th David Chocheles (New Orleans, LA) $11,650.00
7th Lawrence Smith (Jacksonville, FL) $9,531.00
8th Frank Alpandinar (Baton Rouge, LA) $7,413.00
9th Bill Cox (Walker, LA) $5,295.00
BEAU RIVAGE SPRING
BREAK MAIN EVENT:
Jeff Bond of
California, comes back as the sole player over 1 million in
chips. Bill Cox of Walker, LA and Lawrence Smith of
Jacksonville Florida both have
700k. Frank Alpandinar is the short stack with 123k.
Josh Palmer, Dave Chocheles, Joe DiDonato, John Langevin and
Bryne Wilson all return with stacks somewhere in between.
Still anybody's game...
LEAVE IT LATE AND BUBBLE FINAL TABLE:
(pictured), Kevin Choe (a new New Orleanian), and GCP's Wild
Bill Phillips exited in 12th, 11th, and 10th place
respectively. Each won over 4k, but were a hand or two
away from playing at the Final Table. Bill Cox of
Walker, LA got both Wunstel and Phillips to set the final
table. He'll have a lot of chips to start play.
Here's a look at...
THOSE THAT CASHED BUT
WON'T BE BACK:
10th Wild Bill
Phillips (Metairie, LA) $4,024.00
11th Kevin Choe $4,024.00
12th Corrie Wunstel $4,024.00
13th Dean DiGeralamo $3,389.00
14th Jonathan Luckett $3,389.00
15th Chad Melerine $3,389.00
16th Thu Tran $2,754.00
17th Boston Rob Mariano $2,754.00
18th Brian Delatte $2,754.00
19th Kristopher Cannattelli $2,118.00
20th Harry Short $2,118.00
21st Ben The Destroyer Mintz $2,118.00
22nd James Allen $2,118.00
23rd Justin Hooker $2,118.00
24th Carl Guillot $2,118.00
25th Calvin Smith $2,118.00
26th Paul Herbert $2,118.00
27th Drew Kelley $2,118.00
CHANCELLOR COMES OUT
Chancellor, who lives in Chancellor, AL won 4.9k for first
place in Event 14. Tom Knower of Metaire, LA
took home 2.8k for second, and Gary Reed (pictured) of
Biloxi, MS earned 1.9k for third.
Chambers of Jackson, MS, Bruce Soileau of Lafayette, LA, and
Jay Bishop of Pearl, MS all made the final table and tasted
4/5 2014 MAIN
$10,000 SEAT AND $1000 CASH
1ST---Michael Lugo (pictured)
2ND ---Kenny Milam
4TH--- David Mytk
4/02 6 way
MISSISSIPPI TO STUDY
INTERNET GAMING/SPORTS BETTING:
the best efforts of Sheldon Adelson (who ironically just got
in trouble for his casino's
allowing minors to play), online gaming movements seem to be
gaining traction in different parts of the country.
Now it appears Mississippi is going to give the idea some
further thought. Poker News Daily's Earl Burton wrote
piece on where things
stand. Also, this
article in the
Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald.
school player who used to be one of Chip Reese's mates has
Here's a clip where he tells a pretty funny story from back
in the day about angle shooting one of the kings of angle
shooting Puggy Pearson.
BEAU RIVAGE SPRING BREAK
PRISSY JUST MISSES SIX MAX FINAL TABLE:
and Jerry Giroir of Lafayette, LA put together a great trip
to the Beau Rivage. After her husband cashed twice
Prissy was looking to make a final table of her own but
unfortunately lost a coin flip to finish seventh in Event 7.
Asunscion of New York went on to win the event and become
the first female winner of this series. Reed Cooley of
Santa Rosa Beach, FL (4th 1.1k) Jeremy Eyer of Gulfport, MS
(3rd 1.5k) Warren Hughes of Mobile, AL (2nd 2.4k) and Kevin
Baker of La Grange, GA finished in the money. This
final table showcased players who would go on to several
other high finishes later in the week.
with the winner of the very next event... Reed Cooley...
NO COOLING OFF:
final table in the Six Max Event, Air Force pilot Reed
Cooley went out and won the No Limit Hold'em Event 8 the
very next day. Cooley bagged 3.5k for first.
Stephen Rowell of Mobile finished third for 1.5k.
TOPS IN EVENT 9:
Hartselle, AL's Herbert Tascott beat Stan James of
D'Iverville, MS in heads up play of the Pot Limit Omaha 8 or
Better event. Of late James has been winning every 8
or Better tournament he's entered so when he had Tapscott
down to almost the felt, you'd think it was all but a
formality. Tapscott had other ideas and the
credentials to make the comeback. After all he's a
Circuit ring and WSOP bracelet winner. One rush later
and it was Tapscott posing for the winner's photo this time
and winning 2.4k. Tommy Welborn of Cornelia, GA
finished third and Jay Hall of Lake Bruin, LA finished 5th
both in the money.
WIN HALF DOZEN BUT PREVAILS IN FULL RING:
Reed Cooley parlayed the confidence from his final table in
the six max to a win later in the week, Kevin Baker of La
Grange, GA did the same with a victory in Event 10.
Baker won 3.4k for first. Unchong Bairos of Destin
finished third for 1.3k. Terry Fisher of Pensacola,
John Durio of NOLA, and Kory Dunn of Foley, AL finished 6th,
7th, and 8th respectively.
BOSSES STUD 8 OR BETTER:
Louisiana's native son Kell Bosarge won Event 11.
Pocketing 4.4k for his effort, this is his second win at
Beau Rivage poker tournament. This time beat David
Delchamps of Mobile, AL (1.1k) heads up. Herman
Shumaker of Brandon, MS finished third.
CHAMPLIN NOW A
CHAMPION WINS EVENT 12:
Jonesville, LA business owner prevailed late in the night of
the one day event. He beat a loaded final
table that included Biloxi's Lacey Coffee (9th pictured),
Calvin Smith of Vancleave, MS (8th), Chip Thornhill of
Brookhaven, MS (5th), Sean Locantro of NOLA (4th) and Albert
Harper of Meridian, MS (3rd). Champlin won 5k for
BEAU RIVAGE SPRING
BREAK CLASSIC RESULTS:
CAPTAIN TOM FRANKLIN
GETS THE BIGGEST SLICE IN EVENT 1; $340 NLHE REENTRY:
Tom chopped up event one with many of the remaining players
and gets credit for the W. Walker McDuffie, James
Galloway, Carl Adkins, Allen Devoll, Luther Tran, Ben
Wright, Michael Usakowski and Chioh Yim rounded out the
SUPERMAN IN EVENT 2; LIMIT OMAHA 8 OR BETTER:
Orleans tournament reg, Kris Kent scooped $2.6K for first.
He outlasted some familiar names Philip Sass (2nd $1.5k),
Charlie Hubbard (3rd $1.1k), James Barden (4th $792) and
Dawn Weaver (5th $462).
JACQUELINE PATMAN WINS LADIES EVENT:
Covington, GA native won 1.5k for first. Also in the
money were Jasmine McGehee (2nd) of Lafayette, LA and
Kathleen Gregory (3rd) of Spring, TX. The $230 Buy-in
event three title is Patman's first win.
RICHER AFTER WINNING EVENT 4:
know this one ended in a chop and know the details too
because GCP's Wild Bill Phillips (pictured) was at the final table.
Richardson and Phillips got the biggest chunks of change and
five players each got ~2K. Richardson from
Auburn, AL also earned the trophy and bragging rights.
Friend of GCP Jerry Giroir (Lafayette, LA) pocketed his
second cash of the series and made it to the chop.
on it were Cody Cash (Carrollton, GA), Lane Leblanc (New
Iberia, LA), Phuoc Tran (Albany, GA) and Quan Phui
(Pensacola, FL). Aaron Remble of New Orleans just
missed the "good" money and along with Ron Baldos rounded
out the final table. Congrats also to Chad Melerine of
Slidell, LA who finished in the money in 10th.
JAMES BRINGS THE
to BeauPoker.com's Aaron Hendrix Stan James has been on a
roll in Limit 8 or Better. Four tournament wins, in
this discipline, in the last six month is an impressive
feat. James, from D'Iberville, MS, won 1.4k for first.
Eldred Miller of Biloxi finished second. Also in the
money were John Davis of Birmingham, AL, Mike Husar of
Biloxi, and Ted Barrick of Ocean Springs.
GIDDY UP GIESSE
WINS SENIORS EVENT:
Semi-retired Horse trainer Carl Giesse earned 6.8k for
first. Also at the final table were Jerry Stumbo of
Ocean Springs (4th 2.2k), Clyde Duet of Cutoff, LA (5th
1.9k), and John Olson of Moss Point, MS (9th $826).
"Lucky" Len Emmanuel of Pass Christian, MS just missed the
SPRING BREAK, AT THE BEAU WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT:
BEAU RIVAGE SPRING
BREAK CLASSIC STARTS THIS WEEK:
again for another big Beau Rivage event. It kicked off
with a 150K guarantee event on Friday, that they smashed and goes through
this week's 150k guarantee Main Event. We'll make our
own guarantee with four flights for the Main Event and a
great price point we predict they'll dust this guarantee
easily too. We
have a slew of results to get up on here. In the
meantime, you can read the great write ups by Aaron Hendrix
on Beaupoker.com and look at the excellent photos by Eric
Harkins and ImageMasters over there too.
FRIEND OF GCP BJ MCBRAYER SHIPS THE $580 IN ST LOUIS FOR
We want to
give a shout out to BJ McBrayer for getting some more
ringwear up at Lumiere in St Louis. BJ bested 150 other
players with a total prize pool of $75,000. We look forward
to seeing BJ and all the other local rounders this week in
Biloxi. It also appears, he's wrapped up his seat in
the National Championship.
As we get
closer to the final WSOP-C event in New Orleans we'll take a
closer look at
the players from the Coast who are in the mix for that.
HARRAHS WEEKLY UPDATE:
CHOPPING, CHOPPING, CHOPPING AT HARRAHS:
Chopped 5 Ways
4 players got $860.00
3/29 84 players
Chopped 6 Ways
5 players received $1100.00
Trishelle Cannatella (pictured)
7TH ---Patricia MCardle
4 PLAYERS RECEIVED--$900.00
NEWS AND LINKS:
HIGHLIGHT FINAL 19 IN WPT JACKSONVILLE:
Mercier (pictured right) and Jonathan Racener are below chip
average with 298k and 216k respectively (average 407k).
Plenty of other notables dot the field including recent
champ James Calderaro,
Faraz Jaka, Luke Graham, Jordan Christos (2nd in chips), and
Jared Jaffe (first in chips). First place is 206k.
HEARTLAND POKER TOUR IN VICKSBURG:
limited information about this event. We know that New
Orleans rounder Teddy Conner had an early cash in one of the
preliminary events. We know Ben Mintz and one of his
buddies are at the final table of the Main Event. We
also know they are now one of the most clandestine hosts of
poker tournament anywhere (see Monkey's current blog).
Not surprisingly, as the flow information only dribbles out
we don't have much to share. We'd love to share
the results with you so feel free to send updates to
BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP
Can you keep
calling it the Big One when it's the second one? The
third one? Anyway, the WSOP is, and that refers to the
Million Dollar entry event that benefits the One Drop
Charity. Last time Antonio Esfandiari won it for 18
million. The tournament maxed out selling 48 out of 48
seats. This time the max has been raised to 56.
At least half of the 2012 players have commited to play.
PokerKing has the list
here of those who
GREATEST POKER PIC OF
ALL-TIME CHRIS MONEYMAKER:
over at Wicked Chops Poker have been counting down the
greatest poker pics ever taken and it's no surprise, the
seminal moment in poker tops the list. Our favorite
former accountant from Memphis celebrates with all that
money and inspires a poker boom. Our friend Eric
ImageMasters took the
photo (feels like two good guys won with that ranking).
Sadly, Chris's father, whose presence on the telecast was
almost as notable as Chris's, just passed. We extend
our thoughts, prayers and condolences to his entire family.
Chopped 4 Ways
Thu "Tony" Nguyen
3/15 $7500 Guarantee
63 players (Overlay)
5th---Thu " Tony" Nguyen
8th---Robert spider Henderson
THU “TONY” NGUYEN
ROBERT “SPIDER” HENDERSON
7TH ---ERIC DOGU
THERE WAS AN OVERLAY FOR THIS EVENT
3/8 Chop $1508.00
4TH ---JUSTIN BRACY
TIE FOR 10TH AS 2 PLAYERS GOT KNOCKED OUT ON THE SAME HAND
AT DIFFERENT TABLES:
AS ALWAYS, THE DEALERS AND STAFF WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL WHO
PARTICIPATES IN OUR TOURNAMENTS TO MAKE THEM SUCH A HUGE
The dealers and staff would like to thank all who make our
tournaments a huge success.
Darrell Guillory & Sabrina Richards
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PLAYER FAILS IN STRATEGY GAME:
Survivor is a
show that parallels tournament poker in a number of ways.
Sometimes an elimination can be capricious or because of
another player's mistake. Sometimes a bad player can
luck box their way all the way to the title. Yet,
often a tactical misstep will deservedly spell doom for a
player. This past week of Survivor Garret Adelstein
committed just such a misstep. Following in the
tactical footsteps of Boston Rob, who found poker after
Survivor, Adelstein tried to strong arm his team into a
public vote. Only problem for Adelstein, Rob did this
after taking control of his tribe mates, while Adelstein had
no such power so early in the show.
In what will
go down as one the most embarrassing eliminations in
Survivor history, somehow Adelstein got blindsided while
possessing an immunity idol and not playing it. Even
worse he did not even bring it to tribal council. What
makes it even more worse was there was good reason for him
to be confident. His rival on the chopping block had a
temper tantrum and dumped out 98% of the food. Nobody
has ever survived such an egregious action against the tribe
in the history of the show.
choked a gigantic lead in the challenge ( a lead primarily
created by the brute strength of Adelstein in the water) by
performing terribly at a puzzle she claimed she was good at.
Again, another sin pretty much deemed unforgiveable in
Not to mention
that in the early days of the show she had the trinity of
characteristics required of a player to be voted out
strategy be damned. She was unlikable, bossy, and
lazy. Throw in that she was terrible at the
challenges. Hardly able to swim and the sole reason
they lost by assuming responsibility she couldn't bare.
Adelstein somehow screwed all that up.
quite trip over his ego as badly as the Florida Marlin's
President who went in the first elimination but Adelstein's
send off in many ways was far worse. He said he
was embarrassed in the postscript interview. He seems
like at his heart he's a nice guy, so it's painful to write
this, but Garret the poker world was embarrassed too.
For a different take on his elimination the talented Chad
Holloway has opinion
here on PokerNews.
By the way, if
you think we are being too hard on Adelstein? You can
tell by his interview
here he's pretty hard
on himself too. Great poker-esque introspection
complete with words like results oriented and playing
optimal. It's a shame but he likely won't get a
chance to learn from his mistake, as usually being voted off
early makes it hard for you to get a recall in an All-Star
episode. However, his misstep was pretty "Epic" so
maybe we'll see more of him on an island in the Pacific.
What a great
story by Paul Oresteen over at Bluff Magazine (read
Bazeley who used to be a fixture on the Gulf Coast
Tournament poker scene got one of his biggest scores after a
night out with friends. A quick trip to Mexico and one
Sunday Millions final table later, means this will be one
drunken decision Baze won't ever regret.
Chan Pelton is
a lightening rod for criticism. We've seen his story
light up opinions both on his behalf and against. To
recap: the Palm Beach Kennel Club confiscated his
winnings and vacated his POY points after he was seen
removing a chip from his stack prior to winning a tournament
on the WSOP-C. Pelton claimed he was adding it to his
souvenir collection. It was the second win for him in
Palm Beach and locked up the Casino Championship (and a spot
in the National Championship), until he removed the chip.
There is also a furor about him and the second place player
possibly agreeing to a chop with the points at stake.
The debate rages on everywhere particularily this
regs got together last Wednesday to battle it out again.
If there was a points title Kenny Milam would be back near
the top as he chopped it four ways with Kamon Mitchell,
Charlie Gregerson and Ian Crozier. Teddy Conner and
Eric Wilkinson got their first final tables of the new
the first weekend
of the month and that meant a battle for a WSOP Main Event
seat. Perhaps, due to Mardi Gras and a crowded
poker schedule, the field was small which meant one thing AN
OVERLAY. Harrahs honored their guarantee and added to
the prize pool to make sure the winner Jovon Williams
(pictured) got a seat. Harrahs recount of the finale
WEEKLY WINNERS (Chopped 4 Ways $888 each)
Bubble boy--- Thu " Tony" Nguyen
3/1 WSOP Main Event Satellite ($10,000 Seat in Las Vegas)
20 players (Overlay)
Williams dominated the final table with a huge chip lead
over Judy Rhodes who finished 2nd. On the final hand,
Judy went all in with Q4 and Jovon only looked at 1 card
which was an ace. When it came to the showdown he turned
over AA. What a way to finish off the tournament. The
dealers and staff would like to thank all who make our
tournaments a huge success. "
-Darrell Guillory & Sabrina Richards
TILT PAYING BACK SOME OF THEIR CUSTOMERS FRIDAY:
The best thing
to happen to poker players would probably be to finalize
these remissions the day after the World Series of Poker.
The best thing for the poker economy might have been for
them to pay everybody back the day before the World Series
of Poker. Instead, payday for many will be February
28th, 2014. In truth, any day we get paid, what is
rightfully ours, is a good day. Friday, Green Friday,
is a good Friday and a far better day than the Black Friday
that started this mess.
Facebook is already blowing with former online players
celebrating their balances being returned to them.
Congrats to those getting paid, our condolences to those
that still have to wait, and good luck with however you
choose to use all that loot.
WINNER, LOCALS AT WSOP-C RESULTS:
SHAWN SCHORECK WINS
MID-STATES POKER TOUR:
Gretna resident Shawn Schoreck outlasted tour regular Kou
Vang in heads up action to win 34k. On the ultimate
hand Schoreck called Vang's shove and said, "I guess I have
to get lucky," but the only luck he needed was for the best
hand to hold. His pocket sixes did just that against
Vang's pocket threes.
Vang won 21k for second.
Third place went to Daniel Holmes, of Lafayette, LA who also
fell to Schoreck. Holmes' pocket 8s lost the flip to
Ak. GCP's Poker Monkey Will Souther got knocked out
just before him in fourth.
The last woman standing, Belle
of Baton Rouge regular Erica Sumner finished tenth.
Michael Benton finished ninth, Allen Kessler eighth, Mihail
Karasoulis seventh and Robbie Matthews sixth.
Other notables crashed just before the bubble and within the
money. Seville Hale of Florida, had a long trip back
as an unlikely bubble boy. Considering the grueling
bubble spanned five levels going hand for hand, with short
stacks winning every all-in, it's no surprise stacks got
turned upside down during the course of it. It was
most painful for Hale who went from chipleader to the last
person to leave without a stop at the cashiers cage.
Justin Truesdale and David
Chocheles busted out on the same hand but in the money when
Vang made a loose call to get a little closer to the final
table. GCP's Gene D finished a couple of spots from
the money. Almost there too were Nick Graphia, Ben
Thomas, GCP's Bill Phillips, Andrew Ashby, Claudia Crawford,
Austin Bursavich and Lynn Morris.
While many of the pros stayed
on the Coast for the MSPT a fair amount already had travel
plans to go the Circuit Event in Caesers Las Vegas.
Caufman Talley cashed shortly after touching down in event
one. He repeated his feat making the money of event
Josh Mancuso of Baton Rouge
(pictured) had even better luck just missing the final table
but winning almost 4k for tenth place in the reentry event.
Chris Conrad of the Florida Panhandle settled for second.
Jerry Ard also got a min cash.
SURVIVING LARGE FIELDS LOOK EASY:
Within nine months, recent
Alabama grad Eric Fields almost has a ring collection as big
as Nick Saban's. The youngster won his third ring
since debuting in a New Orleans circuit event (that he also
won) last May. This time the payday was a little bit
bigger as Fields will be taking home 52k. His
stats are gaudy. Since last May he's won almost 300k,
with 12 cashes, 6 final tables and 3 rings.
CHOPPING IT UP:
tournament saw Anthony "Binger" Bellao get another big chunk
of the pie in a five way chop. "Wild" Bill Phillps
made his third final table in a row, and again busted just
before the money was split up. He didn't get a chance
to go four for four as he was tied up in the MSPT in Baton
Rouge on Saturday. Robert "Spider" Henderson, however,
went two for two on the week.
also notable because there was an overlay on the guarantee.
Thu "Tony" Nguyen made it three out of four in the good
money when he chopped with Spider, Allen Farber and four
others. Thanks to Harrahs for contributing to the pot
for the regulars that didn't go up to Baton Rouge and
honoring the guarantee.
6th- Wild Bill Phillips
7th- Bruno Skerianz
8th- Robert Spider Henderson
9th- Christopher Stephens
10th- Billy Robinett
Thu "Tony" Nguyen------------$943
Robert Spider Henderson--$943
8th- David Glass
9th- Randolph Hedge
10th- Philip Treaudo
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participates in our weekly tournaments.
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Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:
what I have been feeling like recently as its been months since
my last blog. I have been working a lot and staying ridiculously
busy, and working on trying to get my family into a new house.
This blog may take a few days to get up but I will start putting
dates just in case I can't pull this blog off in one sitting.!"[+]
MERCIER SHOWS NO MERCY|
01/02/14) Florida's Jason Mericer is one of the best poker
players in the world. Why wouldn't you read his blog?
"Setting goals for 2014 was one of the thoughts that kept
resonating with me throughout my two month break from poker.
Often before a new year, I set very broad goals such as “profit
a million dollars.” Now, while I think that’s a good goal to
have and a very achievable one, I wanted to come up with a
little more structured list this year.
Most importantly, I want to win at least 3 live poker
tournaments this year. “Easier said than done” you might say.
Well, I’ve done this twice already in my career- 2009 (5), 2011
(3). I’m hoping to do the exact same thing in 2014.
Winning another major title (EPT, WPT, WSOP) is one of my goals
as well. Each of these titles would give me a unique sense of
accomplishment. If I were to win an EPT title, I’d become the
first player to ever win two. Winning a WPT is the one leg of
the triple crown I’ve yet to complete. And if I could win my
third WSOP bracelet this summer, I’d become one of the youngest
players to accomplish such a feat."[+]
THE POKER MONKEY
Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker
circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:
"Some of you recall that I had a monster celebrity crush on
Erin Andrews. I'd like to declare that crush as being officially
dead. DEAD. It started with that fucking Pro-Biotics commercial.
Something about her voice in that thing grated on me. Then it
was her switch to Fox Sports...and hearing her in the studio.
And watching her act like she is all chummy chummy with every
athlete, acting like she is one of them in every interview she
does. Just annoying.
the final straw came when Dancing with the Dipshits decided to
get rid of Brook Burke, who I've always thought was a rockin
hottie...and to add to it, she's incredibly classy and soft
spoken...in favor of Erin. Well, after one episode that I forced
myself to sit through...I almost sawed off both of my ears.
Unbearable. That voice could kill cancer. So yeah. She's dead to
Davy Murrah dispenses poker insight with an intriguing
approach to the game:
a mistake the other day. I realize that a poker player making a
mistake isn't headline news. But a poker player admitting he
made a mistake may be.
The hand: We were at the very early stages of a tournament. Most
of the players, including myself, had quite a few chips in
relation to the blinds. I was on the button and everyone folded
around to my pocket aces. I raised the standard amount, the
small blind folded and the big blind called. We went to the flop
heads up. The flop was Kxx rainbow. He checked, I bet about 3/4
of the pot, he called. The turn was a Jack. Again, he checked, I
bet about 2/3 of the pot, he called. The river was a brick. He
checked, I put in a value bet of less than half the pot. He
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new title but the same blog,
Goondingy or Big Smoove and pure aggression on the felt examines
live poker action:
"Greetings and salutations.
I had to get on here and throw down some thoughts on how the
year went for me and to set some expectations for 2014.
Poker has really taken a back seat, I live through Gulf Coast
Poker.net and some friends in Vegas. I truly plan to get back
into action in 2014, slowly but surely. My action figure
business did not get off to a good start and following up on
that with my other responsibilities hurt my slothfulness. [+]
08/21/13] THE POKER BAT is an online player from Northern
Louisiana who is trying out blogging to help him with his game.
Bat will delve into hand scenarios and discuss issues facing
today's online player.
"Anyway, while in Vegas for the World Series of pissing on the
shoes of Eurotrash hipsters in the Rio bathroom, the Bat saw a
sign like the one above in the apartment he rented out. Probably
written by that oompa loompa Matt Marafionetti. Being about a
crotch lice’s hair over five fiddy the Bat doesn’t take the
stairs ever for no reason. If there is option between one step
and a handicap ramp that swirls around the building the Bat
takes the ramp. Now, on the face of this, these types of notes
make a little sense. Folks on the 20th floor can’t get to the
20th floor quick enough when all the fat and lazies insist on
riding the elevator up one floor."
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[UPDATED 12/27/13] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and
lives in Mobile brings his
football perspective on to GCP.NET.
"Plummeting to this point
has been an exercise in frustration, considering where the
Saints were and where they are now. Over the course of the last
month, the Saints have been in a freefall.
They've lost three of four games. In two of those losses,
they've been decidedly beaten by more physical, energetic,
better-prepared teams. In the other loss, the Saints displayed a
trait that's becoming disturbingly familiar: blowing a late lead
against a good team on the road.
In all, the last month of Saints' football has made moderate the
once-lofty expectations for the season.
After enduring the fugue state of 2012, the strangest year an
NFL team has surely ever faced, the Saints of 2013 have been
quite vexing and odd in their own right.
They've taken "weird" and made it an art form. "
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IS DAVID CLARK?|
David Clark bagged more points than any other at large qualifier on the WSOP this year. The Texan has been blogging and
winning for some time now.
"Rocky road to the Rocky Mountains.
La recently decided she wanted to add the Colorado Black Hawk
circuit stop to the schedule. I wasn’t convinced. I was enjoying
the beautiful Dallas weather, sleeping in our bed, and getting
some much needed exercise. I eventually told her she should go
by herself if she wanted to grind, but I didn’t feel like it and
I didn’t think there would be much Omaha action for me anyway.
She wasn’t very happy about the idea of traveling without me and
decided to make a few last minute compromises that would allow
me to enjoy the Colorado state of mind while she got on the mtt
grind. Once I agreed we got all the travel arrangements sorted
quickly and packed for an early morning flight.."