DINE ON THE WHALE
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
"Cash has still been going great. So too,
the Harrahs Weeklies. Been bubbling a little too
much there 13th, 12th, 16th, but a fair amount
of top six finishes too sprinkled in recently,
so I can't complain. Sounds like the free roll
may have as much as 29 or 30k up for grabs.
I've put together a package that includes many
of the upcoming events (IP's WPT events, Harrahs
in house event, and the beginning of the Million
Dollar Heater) that I've sold most of. Feel on
the precipice of some deep runs and am really
confident with how I'm playing lately. Been
really locked in with where I stand in hands.
Minimizing losses on coolers and making some
great calls, and thin value bets. Kai Landry
once blogged about live poker, and that just
innate sense when you put someone on a hand,
some indefinable moment of cognition, that your
subconscious processes but you could never
identify specifically. That's been happening a
lot. It's weird and eerie but fun.
Just wish I could find the time to play more
often. It's hard with the new edition to the
family, and the fact, he isn't sleeping through
the nights yet. Oh well. A healthy baby is a
great "problem" to have."
DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 11/26/13] 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.
"This is a special table. Then again, I
suppose all tables are special. In todayís story
Iíd like to tell you why this is so.
I donít know much about this table you see in
the photograph, nor do I know its history. I
presume it didnít cost any more money than a
usual table of its make and size. In fact,
thereís nothing really at all to distinguish
this table from any others. Its pretty common,
So what makes this table so specia"
11/25/13] 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
"Hey everyone! I last wrote in September
from Barcelona, and this entry comes from my
condo in Birmingham, Alabama. I still have
strong attachments to this city where I was born
as my mom, dad, sisters and baby niece all live
here. It is a perfect spot for breaks between
trips as it gives me a chance to see everyone,
catch my breath, and get back on my diet and
fitness grind. I'm at my happiest when spending
time with family, and this week has been no
different. Earlier this week I returned from an
ineffaceable 82 day trip in Europe. I once again
return to the US extremely inspired and happy. A
lot of my time over the last couple of years has
been spent on a journey of personal development.
I feel strongly that being in Europe facilitates
that. It can be attributed to the fact that I'm
able to stay very active, meet people from
different backgrounds, and have some incredibly
different experiences from those I have here in
USA. I can feel a sort of personal growth of
which, admittedly, I am proud!"
05/01/13]Jay "queen10off" Kaplan is a prolific
online tournament specialist originally from
Maryland, who has spent a good deal of time in
Atlanta and on the Gulf Coast. Jay currently
travels the live tournament circuit, and will be
blogging about his experiences and strategy from
tournaments and cash game. He also blogs on All
weather is heating up, and it's almost time for
the WSOP in Vegas. I know many players will be
coming to Vegas for the full 6 weeks and playing
full or partial event schedules, but there are
also a lot of players that come to enjoy the
experience, and to play a few <$500 tournaments.
It's possibly the best time of the year for
these types of games, since the Venetian, the
Aria, Caesars, the Golden Nugget, and Binions
(maybe more even) have lower stakes tournament
This blog is intended to be several strategy
thoughts, and some general tournament thoughts
designed to immediately improve your game for
the coming summer. I'm not going to do any super
advanced analysis on any of these ideas - but
rather I'm going to focus on filling leaks and
attempting to increase your overall ROI. I tried
to make the title headings as cliff note-y as
possible but there's lots of good pointers if
you can put up with my long windedness . I'm
envisioning a Part 2 follow up to this - How to
Choose a Tournament - as some are clearly better
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[UPDATED: 12/05/13] SCOTT CLARK is a GCP friend from
Saint Louis, MO. A pro since 2007, he has played
20,000 hours of live poker and over 5000 MTT tournaments online.
His blog features poker related videos, player interviews, poker
gossip, and tournament reports.
"I am part of a
poker club, and every once in awhile, members
offer shares of themselves in live tournaments
to others within the group. Staking and backing
is not an exact science, there are many ways it
can be done, and staking has evolved over the
years. Often I get asked about staking by
newbies, and it is my hope this post will answer
some of those inquiries.
In the future I will refer those persons here.
Cooking The Perfect Steak: The Fundamentals of
The good old days. God bless the good old days.
Back in the day, a standard deal was the backer
put up the buy in and we split the profit. This
practice remains in use to this day, but with
the explosion of poker's popularity, the staking
game has evolved and packages are now much more
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05/11/11] Jonathan Little has over 4 million dollars in lifetime
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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and you can call @504-889-7350
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
"Needless to say, this is a big change for
me. Those of you who know me, or even those who
have just followed through the blog over the
last few years, know that I've always been
footloose and fancy free. A relationship was a
stretch for me.. much less, a SERIOUS
relationship. But things change.. and really,
there is something different with this one. I
chased this man down since the first
conversation we had. I fell in love first. Head
over heels really. I moved mountains to put
myself in his path and win him over. And though
he was never far behind me on any sentiment or
idea... this is the first time in my life I've
been 1,000% sure that I want something. Someone.
I couldn't be happier. Even when I'm bawling
because the pregnancy has made me a temporary
nutt bar." [+]
[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
There are still lots of good options. Look for our
upcoming article where we rank all the sites still
IP WPT FALL CLASSIC POKER TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP 2:
Second in chips when the final
table started Caufman Talley survived some hiccups to win
~38k. Edward Gilfillan, unlucky in second place,
earned 26k. Heads up Edward got it in with pocket
queens. Tally turned a set with pocket eights to win
the trophy, the cash, the glory and this winners snap shot.
His best yet. Well, maybe his coffee cup one was
Captain Tom Franklin finished
third for 16.7k, Kyle Cartwright who crushes the IP finished
fourth for 12k. Chun Law (5th, 9k), Hai Guyen (6th,
7.4k), Rami Owera (7th, 6.1k), Jack Trammell (8th, almost
5k), and Laura Green (9th, 3.7k) rounded out the final
Is it possible? In his
own words on the stone cold bubble at the WPT Dolye Brunson
Five Diamond World Poker Championship:
left and 45 pay... The scenario was I was dodging one of
two Jacks with one card to come WHILE on other table
there was a guy allin who needed one of two Tens with
one card to come as well to stay alive. Did the math.
Going to both our rivers in this exact spot, the odds...
That play continues w/46 left (both still in) is 4.3%
That I cash for $21,700 is 91.2% (him busting)
That I cash for $10,350 is 4.3% (we both bust)
That I cash for $0 is 0.2% (I bust and he hits miracle)
The Jack hits on mine and the Ten hits on his. Absurd
lol. Mehhh oh well... it was only $1,100,000 to the
Gross... In better
news globetrotter Corrie Wunstel found himself in the money
in the same tournament. Wunstel won 26k for finishing
35th. Robert Salaburu finished 24th for 30k.
Andy Philachak 11th for 52k.
WINS, CALLS ADELSON HYPOCRITICAL:
Sheldon Aldelson, CEO of
the Sands, has been a vocal critic of the dangers of online
gambling (if he doesn't stand to profit from it, must be
dangerous). Meanwhile, in his home casino the Venetian
he allows online gambling on tablets and smart phones.
It's dangerous if you play from your home but not if you
play from your hotel room? Joe Barton of Texas pointed
just this out to Aldelson.
IP WPT FALL CLASSIC POKER TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP 1:
SMITH, HALE, MONROE
TOP THREE IN 75k:
The 75k guarantee featured an
all star final table of the Coast's best players.
Michael Smith of Gautier prevailed. Word is circulating
there might have been a chop with second place Seville Hale
and third place Jerry Monroe (pictured) are out there.
David Hall finished fourth
just ahead of David Nicholson, Corrie "Slim" Wunstel and Sam
Bailey. Danny Doucet and Boston Rob Mariano rounded
out a loaded final table.
We mentioned Tim Burt won
event 1, but failed to give you the rest of the gory
details. Burt won just over 13k, Douglas Gambel of New
Orleans won 9k for second. Stanford James (Ocean
Springs) a hair under 6k, Seville Hale 4.4k for fourth,
Lawrence Highfield of Atlanta 3.3k for 5th, David Chocheles
2.6k for 6th. Also in the money Frank Alpandinar, Guy
Turner, Baron Whipple, Bert Ladner and Matt Welch.
TWICE, SECOND ONCE, AND THIRD ONCE:
Robert Harwell has been on a
bit of a heater this year. That didn't cool off at all
when the WPT arrived in his hometown. At the IP he won
a $240 No Limit Holdem Event (Edwin Kenney second, Joshua
Floyd third) and a $300 tournament (second David Newcomb).
He also managed a third in the 240 Pot Limit Omaha Event
(first Craig Norals, second Khamsing Keolatvanh) and second
in the $300 w/Bounties tournament. All told he earned
just under 7k. Congrats to Robert the obvious most
valuable player of the series. Second place in that
race? Kamsing Keoatvanh who won the $300 w/bounties
and finished second as mentioned above. Also cashing
in the Bounties event Wesley Wesley, Edwin Kinney, and
Ricky Kestner of Ocean
Springs, Larry Little of Pensacola, GCP's Wild Bill
Phillips, Montgomery, AL's Matt Lansdon (also managed a
second in another evening event) Larry Alexander (of Grand
Bay, AL), Richard King (of Bilxoi), and Michale
Yentzen (Gulfport, MS) all took down a nightly at the IP.
KILETTO'S 6 DOUBLE Bs
Florida girl Lily Kiletto got
short after some wild swings and is the smallest stack going
to the final table in Montreal with six big blinds.
This is her second WPT final table. The big stack is
Sylvain Siebert (140bbs) followed by Mukul Pahuja
Jonathan Little made another
deep run but busted in 17th place (we have word his dad was
busy scooping a nightly at the IP). The WPT did a
interview of him about
the action when he got short stacked. Patrick Eskander
did Jonathan three better finishing 14th.
TIM BURT WINS
EVENT ONE AT THE IP:
We'll have more information as
it comes available to us about this secondary WPT event.
We know Burt won approximately 13k in the 50k guaranteed
re-entry event and the first place trophy. We also
know that Seville Hall made back to back final tables (also
making the 75k final table) and were told he chopped the 75k
event three ways.
FEELS LIKE EVERY CASINO IS HOSTING A WPT EVENT AT ONCE:
The Seminole Hard Rock just
wrapped up their WPT branded series with a 500k Main Event.
Former local Darryll Fish finished fifth for 36k. Matt
Waxman won the whole enchilada for 123k, a dollar more than
second place Yuan Shen. So probably, he chopped the
enchilada. Michael Mizarachi finished tenth for 10k.
Chino Rheem was spotted min-cashing.
The Borgota held their Fall
Poker Open and while it wasn't technically one of the
thousands of WPT events going on at once it was a poker
tournament. John Holley of Destin cashed in eighth for
41k. Great job John.
Who is good and who is bad in
poker. It's hard to keep track and it's hard to know.
Ask anybody that covers the game. This is a well
written window into the thoughts of a poker writer assessing
poker talent in poker tournaments. Go
HAPPY TURKEY DAY:
IP FALL CLASSIC
flights for the 50k guarantee on Friday, this tournament
could be a nice little addition to the post Thanksgiving
landscape. A 75k guarantee follows on Saturday with
two flights each for $555. Schedule
CHAD HOLLOWAY WRITES
WELL, WILL WRITE MORE:
Chad Holloway just land a gig writing about Poker for a
major U.S. newspaper. Wanna know why? Kid can
write (he's also a bracelet winner so he can play too).
Want some proof? Here's two pieces by him we enjoyed
read this week on PokerNews that you will too.
Texas Road Gambler, with ties to our region is one of the
forgotten greats. Great profile
Cloutier has a couple of anectdotes about Hooks
-A player wins
a WSOP Main Event seat, then it all unravels from there.
Ken Horrell vs. Attack Poker
TONY DUNST REAL DEAL:
No raw deal
for Dunst at the WPT Caribbean No Limit Hold'em Main Event.
The kid beat 191 players and won his first WPT title and
145k. With the Mad German Marvin Rettenmaier at the
final table and Ebony Kenney in the money, not an easy
Look left and
right for links to updates to a lot of our blogs.
Nolan Dalla, Wild Bill, and Gene D will have fresh ones up
in the next couple of days. Lots of others are back at
it too. Check these guys out...
has returned to 'Merica. As always his blog is a great
read, this one profiles his European adventures. By
the way, we missed one of his posts in September so keep
reading after you enjoy his lastest.
who says his day job gets in the way of his poker, has
updated his blog River Poker. Fast becoming one of our
Monkey is blogging again. Check it out.
WSOP GOING BI-ANNUAL
FOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS:
next year no World Series of Poker Europe. In it's
slot will be the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific.
The following year, Europe is back on Asia Pacific sits out.
Ty Stewart is comparing it to the Ryder Cup, while others
compare the new rotational format to the World Cup.
Both analogies are stretches as the real World Series is
locked into Las Vegas and going nowhere.
RAFA NADAL TENNIS
GREAT, LIVE TOURNAMENT POKER NEOPHYTE:
pro signed with PokerStars over a year ago. Almost two
years? It was a good while. Haven't seen him pop
up in a live tournament since then, but things are about to
change. He's headed to the EPT, we hope he wears a
head band and sweat bands at the table.
WSOP-C, WPT, AND LINKS:
CREEL THE REAL DEAL:
The final table
of the Bossier City Main Event featured some big names on
the circuit, yet it wasn't Daniel Lowery, Rob Salaburu or
Cord Garcia who left with the title. Instead, Monroe,
LA's Thomas Creel earned 144k, a seat at the National
Championship, and a Main Event winner's ring. Thom
Creel beat Sean Small (2nd, 89k) of Douglasville, GA heads
up. Cord Garcia peaked in third place winning 65k.
Daniel Lowery finished 6th for almost 28k. Salaburu of
San Antonio, matched his WSOP Main Event finish with another
8th place (17k). Susan Kattamuri of Irving, TX
we made a Franlkin Delano Romanowski reference would anyboyd
THE CHOFF AND
SLIM IN IT WITH A CHANCE TO WIN WPT GLORY IN JVILLE:
Corrie "Slim" Wunstel enters
the Jacksonville, WPT bestbet final table fourth in chips.
With one big blind more, Michael Horchoff (on the right)
sits third in chips. Will be nice to have two rooting
interests going for the 252k first place prize. Jared
Jaffee is a monster chip leader with 3.65 million (91 BBs).
UPDATE: Horchoff finished third for 106k
and Slim fifth for 59k. Great run fellas.
Btw, nice beard Michael (beard not pictured).
BAY TO HOST PPC NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP:
What's the PPC? The
Players Poker Championship. Yes, the name of their
tournament has championship in it twice. Must have
stolen the idea of redundancy from that World Championship
of Championship Poker Tournament of Champion Ships
tournament in Biloxi. The tournament will run from
July 10-20 at the Tampa Bay Downs Silks Poker room next
year. If you have a ship that players poker and is a
champion we'll see you there.
WAGING WAR ON ONLINE GAMBLING:
The Billionaire casino mogul
Sheldon Anderson is on the verge of launching a public
campaign to sway elected officials and the public against
online gaming. He says the elderly and children
are especially vulnerable to online casinos. Not that
brick and mortar casinos do everything they can to prey on
(uh... market to?) the bus riding elderly. Washington
DEADSPIN DOES A
Most of it is just reads like
advertising for a site called One Billion Hands.
Regardless, there are some new and interesting looks at data
in terms of luck. Applied to the Main Event turns out
Ryan Riess ran really well. Glad they ran One Billion
Hands to tell us that. Just kidding. The article
and the website are interesting. Click away
BOSSIER CITY WSOP-C MAIN EVENT:
DANIEL LOWERY LEADS INTO DAY 2:
Daniel Lowery continues to
make waves on the circuit and is a model for
consistency across the board. He has 1 ring to his
name...numerous final tables on the circuit...and over $500k
in total poker winnings. He will be one of the ones to watch
ALSO MAKING DAY 2:
with 269,000...Jessie Bryant at 255,500...Cord Garcia with
249,000...Frank Alpandinar (pic) with a hefty 172,000...Rob
Salaburu at 142,000...La Sengphet with 107,000...Barth
Melius with 60,000...and TJ Cloutier with 48,500
BOSSIER CITY WSOP-C
LEHR KEEPS EYE ON THE PRIZE:
Keith Lehr won
17k and the first event in his hometown circuit event.
Frederic Roetker of Lafayette joined him at the final table.
Roetker won 3.3k for sixth. Danny Doucet of Opelousas,
LA finished 8th for 2k. Donald Ward of Shreveport,
Kevin McArthur of Lake Charles and Daniel Rivera of Baton
Rouge also made the money.
Duplechien of Lafayette got the min cash in event two.
Also in the money were John Dudley of Greenwood, LA, Robert
Calhoun of Shreveport, LA (8th 2k), and Corey Mathews of
Alexandria LA (5th 4.4k). Jorge Melendez of Perryton,
TX won the event and the crisp 18k that went with the title.
THRILL IS THE CHASE AND CHASE IS THE WINNER:
Hernandez of Seabrook, TX a former Internet poker pro, took
some time off from his job to win Event three and 35k for
first. Larkin Riser of Bossier City finish 8th for
4.1k. Also in the money Jerry Giroir of
Lafayette, Ernest Moore of Braxton, Reynaud of Shreveport, LA.
must not have liked husband Jerry garnering all the
accolades, because she quickly followed up his cash in the
re-entry with a final table in Event 4.
finished 9th for 1.4k. Daniel Rivera of Baton Rouge
cashed again. San Antonio player Sandeep
Vasudenan won the event and 15.8k.
SCHWARTZ, MERCIER, AND SHORR TOP TEN IN GLOBAL POKER
Ryan Reiss will
tell you he's the best player in the world but the Global
Poker Index suggest Daniel Negreanu is this year. More
importantly to us, two GCP bloggers Jason Mercier and
Shannon Shorr are also in the top ten along with Floridian
Noah Schwartz. Is there time for them to catch the cagey
canuck? One month to do so. Rankings
GUS HANSEN ON A
downswing you mean lifetime cooler on online poker then yes.
The gory details? The debunaire Dane has lost more
than 13 million on Full Tilt poker over the last six years.
For more go
PAYMENTS PRE BLACK FRIDAY FUNNELED THROUGH MORMAN LAND:
A bank in
Utah, processed millions of dollars in poker money.
Utah where gambling isn't only illegal it's more sinful then
having more wives appendages. Sounds like a good read
on how and why it happened? Good thing for us somebody
at the Salt Lake Tribune thought so too and wrote a story.
RISE OF THE BEAST,
REISS WINS MAIN EVENT:
MEGAWIN FOR MEGATRON FAN:
Ryan Reiss will
tell you he's the best player in the world. He said
that before the final table predicting his win and said it
after his predicted win came to fruition. Jay Farber
gamely battled Reiss, but Reiss was too good, and running
too hot to be denied. Meanwhile
this guy's website
picked up a few more hits.
Internet/message board/twitter criticism of Reiss and
Farber's words and actions after the fact. Here's a
sampling of the hate over on
Pokerstars Blog defends Reiss
BEAST VS. COMMANDO
PANDA TO WIN MAIN EVENT:
RYAN RIESS "THE
BEAST" TO PLAY PARTY ANIMAL JAY FARBER HEADS UP AFTER AN ALL
is guaranteed, already, five million dollars. So there
is already reason to party and don't think they haven't.
However, the two youngsters still have to play for about
three milly more, a half million dollar bracelet, and the
most glorious title in poker. Farber holds a slight
edge in chips but experience is on Riess' side.
A wild final
table that played out through the night on ESPN2 came to a
close with two early morning eliminations. Frenchman
Sylvain Loosli's alligator blood finally ran out, despite a
heroic effort in riding small stack to win fourth place.
It was Last Call for Dave Atell sorry... Amir Lehavot next,
exactly one hand later, when his sevens forced him to commit
his stack preflop only to see Riess' 10s call.
Farber eliminated every player at the final table.
Farber earned the most when his huge stack called a preflop
shove of fellow big stack Marc-Eitienne McLaughlin.
Farber showed Aces and McLaughlin Kings. Cooler.
It wasn't the
first for McLaughlin as he started the evening with a cooler
that went upside down. Short-stack Mark Newhouse
shoved with Queens and McLaughlin held Kings. The
smaller pair improved with a queen in the window. You
have to imagine McLaughlin will be cursing pocket cowboys
for a long time. The French Canadian seemed to be the
most active player at the table, and in many people's eyes,
the most skilled and aggressive.
patience and selective aggression of Farber and Riess paid
bigger dividends. JC Tran, apparently, got a steady
diet of airballs and managed to peter out in fifth place.
A disappointment for the chipleader, but in some ways, a
success that he stayed in the fight for so long with no
The two kids
who will duke it out for the glory, quickly made plans
to go out with each other and their cheering sections when
the action completed. Bleary eyed and hung over poker
players may be coming to a screen near you tonight.
MILAM TO MAIN EVENT:
KENNY MILAM AKA THE MEGA MASTER IS SIMPLY A MASTER OF
Kenny beat a
loaded field that including Barth Melius, Ashly Butler,
Ryan Lenaghan, James Arruebarrena, and some of the top
weekly tournament regs to win a seat to the World Series of
Poker Main Event next year. Milam got to heads up
action and struck a deal to get him a ticket to the biggest
party in poker. Also, at the final table, and in the
money, was GCP's own Wild Bill. Congrats Kenny, we'll
be pulling for you next November if all goes well!
EYSTER THE TIGER:
EYSTER WINS 87K FINISHING 6TH IN HAMMOND WSOP-C:
pro added his eighth circuit cash to his resume and a huge
chunk to his bankroll with his deep run in the Main Event.
Eyster's payday is his third for over 85k at a WSOP branded
event this year.
The title was
won by Hershey Pennsylvania native James Dorrance (418k plus
the ring). Amalim Onyia of Jackson, MS finished 14th for
28k. Also in the money: BJ McBrayer 93rd for 4.4k,
Austin Davies of Metairie, LA 119 for 3.7k, and Mike
Horchoff of River Ridge, 171 for 3.1k.
BIG TEX POKER NEWS:
BOB TALBOT'S TUNICA POKER SITE:
Grinder, Bob Talbot has a website and if you are headed up
to North Mississippi you might want to check in there to see
what's happening. Bob's been a friend of our site for
some time, so put some eyeballs on his homepage if you are
thinking about playing poker on your trip. It's
BigTex Poker News.
POKER NEWS BITS:
MCBRAYER JUST MISSES RING:
One of the
good guys in the game, BJ finsished fourth in Hammond just
missing a ring. One of the only locals to cash in the
circuit event up there BJ won 12k for his deep run in the
six handed event. His good buddy Chip Ervin also
cashed going out 23rd.
Chad Brown and
Michael "Carwash" Schneider both cashed in the H.O.R.S.E.
TOM MCEVOY AND SCOTTY
NGUYEN NOW HALL OF FAMERS:
Seems like there have been a number of poker related twitter
beefs and debates recently*. The Hall of Fame
announcement had some of that too. Doyle Brunson
undermined McEvoy's election in non-too subtle tweet that
had McEvoy firing back. McEvoy who hasn't played at
the highest cash stakes (something Brunson alluded to about
him and Nguyen) but has won a Main Event title and authored
over ten poker books in his day. He also gets partial
credit for making the poker rooms non-smoking.
won his Hall of Fame nod for primarily for the
graciousness his displayed in victory as he won the elusive
Player's Championship a few years back. He was a
beacon of decency and class in that tournament. Ugh...
scratch that. That was the black mark on Nguyen's
career, but he's won a ton, and won some of the biggest
events out there.
recent and interesting twitter feud worth a search:
Busquet vs. Negreanu starting with a Busquet tweet that
compared online poker to chess and live poker to checkers.
Needless, to say his comments didn't go over well with the
checkers pros out there.
WSOP-C event schedule for
Bossier City that
starts in a couple of weeks.
IP Schedule which
starts November 29th and is WPT branded.
link for the Harrahs New Orleans Winter Bayou Classic.
Um... sorry, they don't have one yet. However, we have
heard it'll be in December and they might have the
results from the last couple of years posted sooner or
here's the Beau Rivages January extravaganza
Million Dollar Heater
JASON YOUNG FEUD:
owes Young money from Sports betting. Moneymaker feels
Young was freerolling him so now thinks it's okay to not
pay. Various members of 2+2, including notable pros
weigh in. Here's the
thread worth a read.
MORE LOCAL UPDATES:
Shannon Shorr followed up his deep run in the Mixed Max
event wiht a final table in the WSOP-E Main Event.
Unfortunately, he got coolered to go out 8th. Also in
the money were Daniel Negreanu, Jeremy Ausmus, Jay Farver
and Todd Terry. Here's a solid piece on Shorr by
SCHWARTZ LIKES IT
bested a final table that include Phil Laak, Ludovic Lacay,
and Vitaly Lunkin to win his bracelet. Apparently he's
a bit of a Mixed-Max ace, winning the Mixed-Max Pot Limit
maha event after cashing with Shorr in the Mixed Max regular
LITTLE AND WEINMAN
Little (who won a side event) cashed in the 9 Handed No
Limit event. Erik Seidel took second. Daniel
Weinman of Atlanta also made the money. Little
also made the final table of the Pot Limit Omaha Event.
Jeremy Ausmus won the bracelet with Jason Mercier coming in
fourth. Michael Schwartz of Roswell Georgia finished
NEGREANU WINS WSOP
POY FOR SECOND TIME:
For a while it
looked like Negreanu wasn't interested in the High Roller
Bracelet, taking joy with each elimination that put him a
rung higher in the WSOP POY race. He even took some
flack for that on twitter. After he wrapped up the POY,
he went ahead and won the bracelet. Scott Seiver and
Erik Seidel also cashed. Is it a high roller
tournament if Seidel doesn't cash?
RIVAGE 50K GUARANTEE:
JEROMY BYNUM WINS IT:
Hattiesburg, MS player and Beau Rivage Reg Jeromy Bynum got
most of the loot at the recent 50k guarantee. He won
over 18k for first. Appears to been a chop in play as
8 players all won 5.1k. Included in that crew was Josh
Palmer and Ricky Kestner.
and Guy Turner made the money but just missed the final
table. Great new tournament idea by the Beau and
hopefully we'll see more of this kind of thing on the Gulf
Coast in the near future.
LOCALS IN THE MONEY:
SCHWARTZ JUST SHORT OF BRACELET:
The 5300 Mixed
Max Event, won by Darko Stojanovic who overcame the stigma
of being named Darko, also featured a couple of Gulf
Coasters going deep. GCP Blogger Shannon Shorr
finished fifth for 30k Euro (22 million Yen) and Noah
Schwartz fourth for 62k Euro (122 million Rand).
Also in the
money were Dan O'Brien (second) Phil Ivey, James Dempsey,
current November Niner Marc Newhouse.
MERCIER MAKES FINAL SIX:
this moment trails only Jeremy Ausmus, Jan Peter Jachtmann
in chips in Event 4. Also alive are Juha Helppi and
Martin Kozlov. If Mercier wins Phil Ivey has to pay a
six figure prop bet to him. Could be quite lucrative
for the GCP blogger as Mercier's
pal Dan O'Brien (regularly staked by Mercier finished second
in the Mix Max event).
Little just missed the final six, winning 10k Euro (a lot of
Loonies) for seventh place.
GLAZIER WINS BRACELET:
of Poker Last woman standing in this year's Main Event,
Aussie Jackie Glazier, has a bracelet. In a small
field of 65
Glazier beat a final table of mostly French women to win
wrist gold, that included Gaelle Bauman (a near November
Niner a year ago). The lone exception Stonewall,
Louisiana native Sherrie Lindsey-Jones (wife of
tournament director Dennis Jones). Jones finished
sixth and won 3.8k (Euro which is like 208 million pesos).
Oddly, despite this being an authentic WSOP bracelet event,
they still discussed paying the bubble girl. Glazier
said no and attacked the bubble like any pro would.
Eight hands later they were in the money.
WRAPS UP FILMING OF PILOT EPISODE IN NEW ORLEANS:
Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak have a new poker show.
Wild Bill has seen a clip of what it looks like and it looks
good. Think a cross of Rounders and Gold
Rush. Wild Bill blogs about his almost involvement
here. Should be a
lot of familiar faces if the network picks up the pilot.
Definitely, a lot of folks in New Orleans that will get the
spotlight that deserve it. Phil Laak's has some
Instagram photos of it
3 STAR ADMIRAL AXED:
We told you
about the Navy man who has his greedy fingers on the nuclear
button who also moonlights as a poker chip counterfeiter.
Now, he's been relieved of duty. He also loses one of
his stars, and likely his diamond card, for his role in the
scam. One day in a movie that will be a cross between
Rounders and No Way Out, we'll find out why he
stooped to such skullduggery.
enough President Nixon used his Navy poker winnings to fund
one of his early political campaigns. Considering his
super-user like win rate maybe he was always a Tricky Dick
and foul play in Navy card games is nothing new?
Okay... fine that movie for that will be a cross between
Rounders, McHale's Navy, and um... Harold and
Kumar... just because.
SPEAKING OF ROUNDERS:
(or should we say relayed as we don't really report on much)
this story before but at least conceptually Rounders 2 is
closer to reality. See SI
here. Rounders 2
will be a cross between Rounders and... gah... the
poorly received Runner, Runner (as the same guys made
Runner domestically has made 14 million, which
interestingly enough satisfies the first requirement of
being a cult film--failing at the box office.
Unfortunately, its reviews suggest it is neither campy
enough like Rocky Horror Picture Show nor of a
quality that's underappreciated enough the first time like
Rounders to satisfy the second requirement of being a
cult film, which is having some sort or redeemable reason
for watching it On Demand. That being said the rest of
the world has spent 31 million on it.
RUNNING IT TWICE AT
THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK:
The 10 million
dollar guaranteed event was such a success that Matt Savage
has tweeted on behalf of the casino they'll be holding two
such tournaments in 2014. Because the poker calendar
is anything but congested the new event in April will be
held during two EPT events and the WSOP Asia-Pacific
KARAS GAMBLES ON CHEATING AT GAMBLING... LOSES:
Archie Karas once ran a 10k loan into a $40 Million
bankroll. Along the way, he bested some of the world's
best poker players again and again. Then, over a
period of three weeks in 1995, he turned that $40 million
into zero dollars, as his epic heater finally cooled.
The craps fiend and poker legend apparently has turned to
alternative means of winning (or never won honest to start
with) and recently marked blackjack cards in a casino in San
Diego. For the measly 8k he won (measly compared to
the 40 million he once accumalted), Karas is now facing
multiple charges after being caught on film altering the
cards. Predictably, the statement from the D.A.
started out "This defendant's luck ran out..." Not
that we would ever go for the obvious word play...
Admiral Tim Giardina, number two in charge of the U.S.
nuclear war fighting forces (per Chad Holloway at Pokernews
here) tried to pass
fake poker chips at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs. Used
in a cash poker game the casino paid out real money for the
fake chips. Iowa will allow the Defense Department to
pursue the matter, which basically means removing him from
being in charge of 18 U.S. Trident Submarines (or 18
submarines pretending to by Tridents?)
CHALLENGE TEASING US AGAIN?
Tom Dwan and
Daniel Cates are back at it. It's like they never
stopped, and started, and stopped, and started, and stopped.
Even though it feels like decades ago since they last
played, things went as they always have, and Cates won
again. He pulled in nearly 200k over 1,485 hands.
course of the session Cates rode a large pot to an early
lead. Then Dwan struck back (this time Cates blanked a
draw after hitting the first time) and captured a lead he
held for most of the session. The final hour was
Durrrr's undoing as Cates again binked a flush draw to
recapture the lead. The session extended Cates' lead
to almost 1.5 million dollars with more than 40% of the
and our blogs are as fresh as the Halloween costumes in your
favorite superstore aisles (even if our lyrics are as stale
as the bread there). What's happening?
Mercier plays catch up and critiques genuine song lyrics.
Yes, they are much better than ours.
dangles the carrot (shouldn't it be a banana?) a little
just wants to be left alone with his TV, his betting slips,
and his football on Sundays.
discusses cash games or tournaments.
are 4-0 and Reid Gilbert's aptly title "SaintsWin" blog
tells you why Sean Payton is THE Man.
AARON MASSEY AND
MAURICE HAWKINS HEADLINE DAY 2:
starting days down in Cincinnati, 2 of the more colorful
players on the circuit are sitting on top of the chip
stacks. Aaron Massey who we
calls press conferences on breaks to announce players added
to the rooster of "Big Cock Poker"...and Hawkins constant
table talk makes him always noticeable from several tables
away. Also moving on to day two are the "1-2 punch" from
Lafayette, La ...Blake Barousse(pic) and Caufman Talley (pics
PUNTA CANA WRAP UP:
Magazine had their big tournament in the Dominican Republic
at the luxurious Hard Rock Casino. There were several
seats/packages given out at the local card room "Shorty's"
at Cypress Bayou Casino. Local
cardplayer Timmy Trahan (pic right) made waves at the stop after his
wife Shawn Trahan won the package. Timmy shipped event #2
with the outright win, and got 3rd in the Main Event and
came back to Louisiana with over $10k in his pocket. Funny
how you hear the "chop stories" ...and Timmy told me how the
deal was set 3 handed until the eventual winners wife
overhears that there was a "Magazine Cover" that went with
1st place. Congrats Timmy on a great run!!!
MARTIN ZENTNER WINS
IP MAIN EVENT:
Zentner survived Boston Rob Mariano (third 47k) and Hank
Sitton (second 65k) to win first place and 106k.
Zentner at one point had to wonder if he was going to be on
the losing side of a historic comeback. Sitton down to
a couple of BBs (outchipped almost 99 to 1) couldn't lose
winning five straight all ins and suddenly getting within
hailing distance at 65BBs to 31BBs. Another win and
he'd be the chip leader. Unfortunately, for Sitton his
luck ended when his A2 ran into Zentner's A6. Both
paired the flop but Sitton also picked up the nut flush
draw. On this day, his miracle would be denied and the
turn and river were brick city.
all the final table players and especially Martin who's is
most deserving of his Main Event win and the seat in the
National Championship that goes with it.
Also in the
money were Robert Harwell, William Enis, Danny Doucet, Brian
Senie, Josh Palmer, Corrie Wunstel, Jared Ingles, and Chris
ROGER MORRIS, DONNA
MURRAY, DRAKE ROETKER, KIP JONES FINAL TABLE EVENT 11:
Pensacola's Roger Lynn Morris (third), Gautier,
Mississippi's Donna Murray (sixth), Lafayette's Frederic
Roetker (fifth), and Denham Springs' Kip Jones (eighth).
Also cashing in the event won by Russ Head of Georgia were
David Walters of Phoenix City, AL and Jed Dyrek of Lake
Charles. Dyrek also cashed event 12 along with Thomas
Doussan of Metairie, and Josh Evans.
WSOP AT THE IP IS
WRAPPING UP THE MAIN EVENT:
There are so
many cool things that happened...we may have to cover it in
Multiple Post. ...
John Dolan gets 4th in event 2 while Allan Farber makes
Final Table also...Event 3 sees the "Good Guy" FT...one of
the "good guys" in
Mike Horchoff (pic) get 2nd place...while another couple of
GGs Jerry Giroir and Ryan Tepen make an appearance...Event 4
sees Jerry wife Prissy make the final table along with Icee
lover Dave "davediesel85" Nicholson ...Event 5 is won by
Ylon Shwartz ($12,474) and Alan Farber($1394) again makes the
FT...Event 6 is the Six- handed and always at a final table
Roger Morris($3132) gets 5th...and Gabe Costner makes a run
but comes up short and 9th place($1148)...
Wunstel(pic) comes in 2nd in event #8 for $8460 and
the diet he is working on. Lots of people pulling for him
harder than any FT sweat ...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK SLIM!!!!
...we will cover 9 through the Main Event in next update
Daniel Lowery/"Boston Rob" Mariano/Martin "mmzentner"
Zentner(Pic) /Ray Weaver/Hank Sitton are battling it out and
they look fairly even. We would like to see Martin ship
it... but have strong rooting
interest in Lowery and Mariano
7 CLANS COMING SOON
FREE Icee's...come out to the best Indian Casino in
Louisiana for the 7 Clans tournament this Sept staring on
the 17th(tomorrow) and concluding with a $1000,00 but in
Main Event starting this Friday. Lots of OMRGs at the tables
(OMRG means "Old Man Runs Good" which is your standard
country boy with camouflage overalls on with a Guy Harvey
fish shirt and Copenhagen/Redman ballcap on) ...nice hotels
and pool/slide area....good food...and come on out and have
a nice time
AT IP STARTS TODAY:
WHO YOU WANT TO
Here are the
top 25 players in total cashes and money won at the IP.
Just like we did for the Beau, we thought we'd give you a
heads up of the players you probably want to dodge at your
tables this week. They tend to run good at the IP:
Monroe (pictured) $130,858
2nd Kyle Cartwright $ 117,025
3rd Travis Lutes $ 95,253
4th Wild Bill Phillips $ 83,555
5th Ryan Gafford $ 82,651
6th Tom Franklin $ 82,598
7th Anthony Battistella $ 81,982
8th John Dolan $ 77,941
9th Johnny Landreth $ 72,281
10th Mark Wilds $ 70,363
11th Brad Johnson $ 66,744
12th William Souther $ 61,637
13th Farid Nasserazad $ 58,857
14th James Lenaghan $ 56,308
15th Timothy Miles $ 55,164
16th Chris Parsons $ 52,774
17th Gabe Costner $ 52,645
18th Jacob Naquin (pictured) $ 50,862
19th Cory Wood $ 50,338
20th Mohammad Moeini $ 47,905
21st Caufman Talley III $ 46,678
22nd Bob Talbot $ 46,034
23rd Joshua McCallie $ 44,387
24th Gene Dudek $ 43,181
25th Herbie Crook $ 41,565
Here's the top
18 in total cashes. Why 22? Because there are
far too many tied at 23rd with five cashes.
William Souther (pictured) 24
2nd USA Tom Franklin 15
3rd USA Barron Whipple 11
4th USA Wild Bill Phillips 10
4th USA Bertel Ladner 10
6th USA Rodney Shows 9
6th USA Richard King 9
8th USA Roston Stukes 8
8th USA John Olsen 8
8th USA Timothy Burt 8
11th USA Tony Hatley 7
11th USA Rex Clinkscales 7
11th USA Josh Palmer 7
11th USA Kenny Milam 7
11th USA Gene Dudek (pictured) 7
11th USA Herbie Crook 7
11th USA Lawrence Highfield 7
18th USA Kip Jones 6
18th USA William Brock 6
18th USA Billy McBrayer 6
18th USA Ismael Cabrera 6
18th USA Darrell Guillory 6
Some big local
names in that giant clot of players stuck on five cashes
including Beau Main Event champ Robert Harwell, John Dolan,
Mo Moeini, Chip Ervin, Claudia Crawford and Rusty Moorer.
MAIN EVENT WINNER; ROBERT HARWELL:
that end's well for Harwell (standing). The local pro
walked off with the trophy and the title of Champion in the
Main Event. Corrie Wunstel (sitting left) gets credit
for second and Amir Sahebdivani third (sitting right).
After a long night of playing and a dinner break that
consisted of Chop Suey, the tournament was settled.
Adam Ross (pictured right) went out fourth winning 27k.
He still made a nice payday for his long drive back to
Atlanta to be at work in the a.m. Just before him at
the cashier's cage was Mouth of the South Sam Grizzle who
into a crazy hand with pocket Queens from the small blind.
Big Blind Corrie Wunstel flopped a flush, and Robert Harwell
on the button, also limping a huge hand (Aces!) was able to
get away as the two players fired at the flop.
finished sixth when he lost a coin flip to Harwell
pocket 8s to Robert Harwell's Ac10c. Former GCP
blogger Benton Blakeman finished seventh when the big blind
woke up to a pocket pair as he tried to steal from the
button. Russell Ellison went out eighth, and Josh
Palmer got coolered in ninth when his pocket kings found
HEP HIP HOORAY:
and local home/bar game reg Hiep Doan won Event 10,
pocketing 7.5k in the process. He overcame the Lake
Charles, LA father and son duo of Chris and Doug Runte (8th
and 9th), as well as Ryan Pennebaker and Keith Ray of MS.
Beau Poker has another stellar write up
event 12 Peter Shashy of Montgomery, AL was busy winning
6.2k. Jeff Sager of New Orleans finished fourth,
Dunbar Healy of Covington, LA finished 6th. Mike Husar
of Metairie, also cashed in eighth.
A couple of
Florida pros that have blogs on GCP, Jonathan Little (too
busy writing great poker strategy books to blog recently) and
Jason Mercier having been busy accumulating chips.
Mercier got his start in the poker world by killing live
tournaments in Europe so it's no surprise he's in his
element. Little has one final table to his name
already and was stockpiling chips in another event trying to
make a second run. Shannon Shorr, another GCPer, also
has had some success in building a stack. Check their
twitter feeds to the left and go over to
for more details.
MAIN EVENT CHIP COUNTS:
La Batre, AL
Rosa Beach, FL
WUNSTEL ENDS FLIGHT
ONE WITH MOST CHIPS:
Fresh off his
debut on the WSOP on ESPN, Corrie Wunstel went back to what
he does best and that's accumulating chips in Gulf Coast
Poker tournaments. Nobody has more than Corrie's 205k
but a lot of locals are within hailing distance. Still
alive; Mo Moeini, Sam Grizzle, Charlie Hubbard, Robert Beck,
Daniel Rivera, Don Hall, John E. Lee, and Rovert Harwell.
Louisiana top four as second, third and fourth in chips are
Jonesville, LA's Benny Champlin (148k), Dennis Pasentine of
Mandeville, LA (113k), and Bruce Solear of Lafayette, LA
(103k). They are also the only players with more than
100k. Action continues with another flight today.
AND MILAM JUST MISS; EVENT 7 WON BY SEWELL:
Doug Sewell of
Stockbridge, GA has fought cancer, so beating two of the
best players on the coast once action got three handed
probably didn't seem as difficult to him as did everyone
else. That being said, it doesn't hurt to get lucky.
Kenny Milam's post-flop shove with pocket sevens on a
10-9-8 board. Milam held Kings,
didn't hold. A seven on the river was the beginning of
the end for Kenny. He asked Sewell what he thought he
held when he raised it preflop. Sewell said an
In a cruel twist, Sewell would be
ahead when Milam shoved a straight draw but the board came
out brick city to eliminate the Gulf Coast Mega Master.
would be next as his AK never caught up to Sewell's pocket
tens in the final hand. Burt won 6.2k for second,
Milam 3.4k for third and Sewell earned 11.3k.
WILLIAMS BOUNTY HUNTER:
was not fazed by the six handed final table. Staring
him down were Metairie's Allan Farber and TV's Sam Grizzle,
but with a total of six bounties in his pocket Williams
remarked to Aaron Hendrix (of Beau Poker) that he was free
rolling. Things got a little easier as Farber and
Grizzle were the first two out.
outlasted the other three, Chi Yim (Birmingham, AL fourth
1.68k) Lorraine Jones of Baton Rouge (third 2.36k) and Josh
Probert of Dothan, AL (second 3,7k) to win 5.7k for first.
of Jackson, MS won Event Seven No Limit Hold'em beating
GCP's Wild Bill Phillips (pictured) in heads up play.
Also, at the final table was David Truong of New Orleans
(4th for 1k), Kevin Conger of Tuscumbia, AL. Mohammad
Moeini of Biloxi, Sean Gaffney of New Orleans, and Herman
Shumaker (3rd 1.8k) of Brandon, MS.
NEW MEDIA LINKS:
and the Beau Rivage has taken things up a notch. With
the latest tournament series they've stepped up their
Facebook game and their blog. Great job by Aaron
Hendrix who has provided entertaining and informative
coverage of most tournaments. He's also included
slices of conversations and observations on the play in
general. Here are the great links for their expansive
and expanded coverage:
while you on facebook
after liking the Beau why not like us
some time to visit the website of tournament photographer
extraordinaire Eric Harkins (ImageMasters)
buy a photo or twenty.
Eric takes all
the winner shots like the one above of Jonathan Hart.
Great job by Eric as well as always.
1, 200K GUARANTEE MOEINI AGAIN:
guarantee on a tournament and poker players come from every
local home and bar game to give it a shot. Those that
run best become home town legends. Only problem is the
only hometown hero that really seems to do anything is local
player Moeini. This is the second Beau series in a row
where's he been a part of the chop at the end. He's
the home game hero killer.
In the initial
event, Nick Cook of Asheville, NC ended the first flight
with the most chips. Gulf Coasters Davy Murrah, Michael Benton,
Kamond Mitchell, Josh Palmer, David Rozas and Larry
Williamsom all finished with big stacks too.
flights twos and three merged exactly none of those players
would make the final nine. Instead it was local
Mohammed Moeini winning 55k for first (after a chop), Scott
Murphy second and Robert Carter third.
Bert Ladner went deep again, making yet another big payday
final table at the Beau.
That's not a
Brady Brunch reference it's the name of the Ladies winner
(event two), and who the pots kept being pushed to, Marsha,
Marsha, Marsha. Marsha Adams of Joplin, MS won 3.8k
and edged out second place Joanne Haas (Covington, LA 2k)
and Linda Fredericks of Baton Rouge, LA (pictured, 1.2k).
CARTER BAGS FIRST IN
Sean Carter of
Virginia Beach came south and beat a table full of Gulf
Coasters to win most of the money in Event 3. His
12.4k win gave him the trophy and broke the hearts of all
the locals pulling for
James Rowley of Gulfport. Big congrats to Ron Held
(pictured) of Metairie who finished in 8th place for 1.1k.
He wasn't finished , as he also made a deep run in the
Senior's tournament, which we'll get to right now...
Carl Cloud of
Atlanta won 14.5k for first place in the seniors event
(event 5). He beat Suzanne Miller of Alabama heads up.
She won almost 8k for second. Congrats to Ron Held
(still pictured) who despite entering the day as the short
stack managed to move all the way up to seventh in the pay
jump. Carol Farley of Ocean Springs, MS, Ron Brown of
Sunset, LA and Michael Windam of Slidell, also cashed.
MILLY, HINKLE, SILVERMAN WIN:
NAQUIN UNLUCKY BUBBLE BOY IN 10 MILLY:
Blair Hinkle won the Seminole
Hard Rock 10 Million Dollar tournament beating Justin Bonomo
in heads up action. Looks like he got a guitar trophy,
a guitar pick trophy, a guitar, some chips and a pile of
money. That's a lot of trophies and
knick-knacks--better get a curio case. Even better for
Hinkle it was a lot more money and he can afford a nice
Friend of the site, Jacob
Naquin went out just before the money in a bit of a cooler
hand. Making the money were Shannon Elisabeth and
SILVERMAN WINS THE 100K BUY-IN:
The first of the WPT's Alpha 8
series went to Steven Silverman. He beat JC Tran heads
up to win all the cheddar. Jeff Gross and Matt Glantz
were third and fourth respectively (all that made the
money). Silverman won 891k.
MILLY, FULL TILT INFO, BATMAN AND ROBBING:
There are precious few events
you want to be among the chip leaders as badly as this new
10 Milly guarantee at the Seminole Hard Rock.
Obviously, you want to be the only one with chips when it's
all said in done, but with at least a million dollar first
place on the line, being a chipleader is a good way to
Once the dust settled at
the Hard Rock after the first flight and Jacob Naquin, the
Houma pro, can say he's got a great shot sitting third in
chips. Jacob has 276.5k and close to chip leader Aaron
Schaaf's 326k. Also making it through the day was
Shannon Elizabeth, Matt Waxman (See PokerNews interview of
the Florida pro
here), Chino Rheem,
Noah Schwartz, and a slew of others.
Another PokerNews piece, this
one on the 10 Milly guarantee and the future of guarantees
in poker is well worth the read
BE A POKER PLAYER--RIGHT?
Ben Affleck is Batman.
That's not a typo. Anybody that's
seen the movie Daredevil cringes with the news.
Anybody that's seen The Town, is very cautiously hopeful
(?). Course Ben's best work has always been as
Bostonian (let's just call it the Batcaaaar) but Bruce Wayne
hails from Gotham (which apparently looks a lot like
Pittsburgh but is more like New Yawk than Beantown).
That being said, you got to picture Bruce Wayne being the
type of guy who casually plays high stakes poker just to
piss off all the bad guys that run and play the games.
Seems like a good way for
Batman to blow off steam. Affleck is a pretty
decent poker player, is
in a soon to be released poker movie Runner, Runner (as a
bad guy) and plays stone faced pretty good.
Superheroes don't have to be nuanced, so maybe this will
work, especially if he spends more time in the mask than out
of it. Most of the Internet has voted and it seems
nobody is happy. It could have been worse, they could
have picked Matt Affleck for the role, that would have
really made you cry in your hat like you just took a sicko
beat in the Main Event for a life changing pot.
JUSTIN SMITH TO
hitting the fan. You know those home games Ben Affleck
and his buddies used to sit in? The ones Bruce Wayne
would be comfortable playing? Well, the people that
run them in New York (and are accused of running a lot of
other things) are starting to plead guilty. Justin
"Boosted J" Smith and high stakes cash player Edwin Ting
apparently will do so September 4th.
Found a good "how to" on
getting your Full Tilt information (balance etc). You
should probably get started on that. Go to
PokerNewsDaily for the
scoop. Again, the claims group are only giving you two
months to get your money and it probably won't be easy to
BEAU RIVAGE 200K
THOSE OF YOU CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GET TO THE BEAU HERE'S
WHO YOU SHOULD LOOK AT FOR:
Nobody has cashed more often
in tournament series at the Beau Rivage then Captain Tom
Franklin. He's done it 18 times. Tim Burt is
second with 14 cashes. Tied for third with 11 cashes,
is a who's who of the Gulf Coast: Jerry Ard, Bert
Ladner, BJ McBrayer, David Diaz, and GCP's own Will Souther.
However as far, as money won, none of them crack the top 20.
In Beau Rivage tournaments,
Allen Carter (thanks to a now defunct WPT Tour Stop win) has
won more money than anyone and is the only guy with a
million in winnings there. Also, benefitting from The
WPT are Bill Edler, Hoyt Corkins and most of the top ten.
Here's the top twenty five winners
cash wise (with Hoyt Corkins, Tyler Smith and John Dolan
headlining the top ten from a local perspective):
1st Allen Carter $ 1,218,471
2nd William Edler $ 754,890
3rd Hoyt Corkins $ 732,854
4th RUS Alexander Kuzmin (pictured) $ 601,606
5th Robert Suer $ 501,082
6th Tyler Smith $ 475,552
7th Jonathan Kantor $ 436,391
8th David Robbins Jr $ 415,417
9th John Dolan $ 413,896
10th Chad Brown $ 341,664
11th USA Mark Rose $ 333,216
12th USA Leif Force $ 317,068
13th USA Soheil Shamseddin $ 264,572
14th USA John Sitton III $ 216,768
15th USA Tim Hebert $ 211,830
16th USA Hilbert Shirey $ 207,447
17th USA Jared Todd Jaffee $ 206,551
18th USA Jerry Van Strydonck $ 196,829
19th USA Tyler Reiman $ 185,510
20th USA Glenn Poole $ 185,367
21st USA Jonathan Little $ 183,486
22nd USA Tom Franklin $ 183,112
23rd USA Ali Alawadhi $ 168,048
24th USA Mark Wilds $ 165,401
25th USA John Davidson $ 163,540
As for cashes, this list is a
bit longer here you go:
1st Tom Franklin 18
2nd Timothy Burt (pictured) 14
3rd Bertel Ladner 11
3rd Jerry Ard 11
3rd Bill McBrayer 11
3rd David Diaz 11
3rd William Souther 11
8th Josh Palmer 10
8th Brent Carter 10
10th Mark Wilds 9
10th Mark Fleddermann 9
12th Stuart Breakstone 8
12th John Riola 8
12th Douglas Bruce 8
12th Kenny Milam 8
16th Ky MacPherson 7
16th Chip Ervin 7
16th Roston Stukes 7
16th Debbie Lavigne 7
16th John Dolan 7
16th Dan Clemente 7
16th Jack Clark 7
16th Mohammad Moeini 7
16th Colen Beck 7
16th Daniel Walsh (pictured) 7
Wanna see more? The
Hendon Mob has a great resource where you get this type of
information easily. Beau Rivage results are
BLOG, TWITTER FEED, SITE TWEAKS:
BLOG ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THINGS, MAN, MYTH, LEGEND:
Jason Mercier's blog, by the
way, we like the color scheme and Eurostile font (where have
we seen that before in the past), is now linked in our
columns section. We'll let you know when the Florida
star updates his blog. We've also removed some blogs
that haven't posted in... ages. With several others to
possibly go in the coming weeks.
If you blog about poker and
have a Gulf Coast connection (Eastern TX to FL including
ARK, TN, and GA--yeah, let's just call it southeast), please
let us know and we'll add it to our rolls. If you'd
like to start one, we'd love to include it. Poker is
huge in ATL, Chattanooga, ARK, western LA, Lafayette, and
South Florida and we don't have any voices to represent the
players from those areas, so hit us up.
We are tweaking that too.
Recently we've had some complaints about things pros and
former pros have posted from our readers--we appreciate the
feedback. While we'd never censor anybody, some of our
readers have made good points. So, we have
trimmed the roster a little bit to include guys that mostly
post about poker and their lives as poker players vs. folks
that post about anything but poker. If you think your
tweets should be on the feed, again, let us know.
IMPORTANT FULL TILT FUNDAGE INFORMATION--WHICH IS FULLY
If you have money on Full
Tilt, you are owed go to
this site right now.
Beware, some of this sounds fugly. Here's their most
Starting on September 16, 2013, GCG will email a Notice with
instructions on how to submit a Petition for Remission
online to all potentially eligible claimants identified by
GCG utilizing data supplied by Full Tilt Poker ("FTP"). The
deadline to submit a Petition for Remission is November 15,
2013. Instructions concerning the filing of Petitions will
be included in the Notice and will be posted on this
website. Please continue to check this website for updates.
Please note that the registration process for email
notification is no longer available.
So... on September 16th,
GCG (the guys in charge of returning the money stolen from
players accounts by the Federal Government) will send you an
email notice. However, registration for email notice
is no longer available.
So if you haven't registered
to be emailed you won't be. That means you won't
receive instructions of what hoops you have to jump through
to get your money. Even worse news, despite them
stealing your money two years ago, you now only have two
months from the time you get your email notification (or
don't) to jump through the hoops to get your money.
Sounds like they'll also have instructions on their site on
September 16th, so you may not be locked out simply by not
having your email registered.
So, in review Players paid
their taxes on their Full Tilt winnings, the next day the
government stole that money from the players, and two years
later, a Claims administrator will make it incredibly
difficult for the players to get that stolen money back.
Who gets the money that isn't claimed? Feels like we
are getting robbed three times. Please go to the
Contact Us link on GCG
and let them know how incredibly non-proactive/douchey they
are being. Feel free to cc us on the email and we'll
post the best responses in the near future.
How about this GCG and Feds...
Just pay us the money you stole from us TWO years ago.
BEAU RIVAGE, SEMINOLE
HARD ROCK, AND WSOP-C NEWS:
HARD ROCK ROCKS HARD:
Their Main Event with a $10
Million guarantee has kicked off. Here is the link to
their results and schedule. Yes, we said $10 Million.
Probably still time to get there to get in. If you are
just hearing about this you need to check your hearing
because this has been the talk of every poker room in the
Southeast for months now. You want results?
So do we, especially with their hometown. As they
didn't do us that courtesy we'll leave it up to you to find
the locals you know. As always, if somebody hit
something or won something or hit something after
winning something, let us know about it and we'll put some
eyeballs onto the accomplishment.
ARI ENGEL HAS SIX
RINGS, ROCKS HARDER:
A kid who takes
your chips with a smile and is as happy to teach his tricks
as he is to use them to win beat Aaron Massey heads up in
one of the more memorable pairings at any recent WSOP-C
event. BoDog Ari prevailed and now has cemented his
place in WSOPC history.
POKER SERIES GUARANTEES A BIG TURN-OUT, ROCK HARDEST:
You got to hand it to the
Beau, they make guarantees like the one this weekend for
200k and almost never miss (and it's only almost if you
count huge storms in the Gulf). Their latest event
kicks off with three opening flights this weekend. Run
good, run often, and win something. Go
here for the complete
schedule of events.
WSOP AND WUPCWWC AND HARRAHS DONKLY:
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF WORLD CHAMPION POKER CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLAYED ITS CHAMPIONSHIP:
got a press release from the director of one of the most
prestigious invitation only tournaments in the World.
Held in a secluded, remote and secret location that looks a
lot like a house with a couple of second hand poker tables,
this is the one event players desperately crave an
invitation to. Here's the outcome as told to us by the
WUPCWWC Champion by controversial split decision is
Danielle Stewart (pictured) with Jim "Smokey"
Williams second and Tim Burt third. 15
participants vied for a trophy that dwarfs any puny WSOP
or WPT jewelry or tropy. In fact, the WWWUPCWPCPC
makes the WPT and WSOP look like pathetic roaming gypsy
flea circuses with winners no one really cares about.
This is the new upstart league of professional poker
soon to be dominating those clown leagues.
WUNSTEL GETTING TV TIME:
stars on the WPT Hard Rock Seminole coverage airing on Fox
Sports right now. This Sunday will make it three
episodes in a row for the Lafayette kid being the featured
player with all the chips. Meanwhile, Corrie Wunstel
has mostly been playing a supporting role to the Greg Merson
trying to repeat story over on ESPN's WSOP Main Event
coverage. With a fresh episode airing on Tuesday we
hope to see more of the Baton Rouge rounder--as he makes it
deep, we suspect we will.
KENNY MILAM CHOPS
HARRAHS WEEKLY HEADS UP:
found himself in a familiar place on Saturday--the Final
Table. After the field had been whittled to two, Milam
agreed to a heads up chop. With 107 entrants it was
one of the bigger fields in recent memory at the Harrahs of
New Orleans. Bubbling the final table for an
impressive third time this season was the man they call
GOLD STRIKE WORLD POKER OPEN AND OTHER LINKS:
JEREMY "THECHEMIST83" GAUBERT: SHIPS
THE WORLD POKER OPEN MAIN EVENT...FOR THE 2ND TIME:
Local Louisiana native and Thibodaux resident Jeremy
"TheChemist83" Gaubert makes it a "two-peat" in the Main
Event of the World Poker Open up in Tunica. There was a time
when the three biggest Main Events to play were the WSOP...The
US Poker Championship...and the World Poker Open.
Well...Jeremy has won this same event twice now. His
first time was for over $190k...this 2nd time for over
$122k. Congrats J!!!
Rest of winners below:
2nd Devon Ballard $67,528
3rd Jonathan Hart $37,103
4th Ryan Enis $29,682
5th Marlon Drake $22,262
6th David Flowers $18,551
7th David Rylander $14,841
8th Jay Gray $11,131
9th Lee Sawyer $7,421
10th James Tripp $5,194
LOCAL (FORMER) DEALER/PLAYER ALLAN
FARBER CRUSHES CHOCTAW:
is one of the good guys....and he went to Choctaw and
crushed it hard. Below is his scores:
- $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em Main Event - $500,000 Guaranteed
2nd $ 136,011
-$ 300 No Limit Hold'em - 1st $ 6,528
- $ 200 No Limit Hold'em - 2nd $ 1,741
-$ 200 No Limit Hold'em - 7th $ 2,478
-$ 300 No Limit Hold'em - 18th $ 1,094
forget Farber made the National Championship after crushing
Choctaw last year at the WSOP-C event (one win and two other
cashes). The Georgia Tech grad over the last two years
has run really well in Oklahoma.
GOLD STRIKE WORLD
POKER OPEN AND OTHER LINKS:
SHANNON SHORR, SEAT OPEN:
One of our favorite bloggers
who doesn't do it nearly enough, according to many of our
readers took time to sit down with PokerNews, and go a
little more in depth to his rise to fame in poker.
JOSH PALMER JUST MISSES:
Starting to see some familiar
names showing up on the Gold Strike Casino World Poker Open
results. Good thing with the Main Event kicking off.
Josh Palmer, of Daphne, AL just missed in event 8, settling
for second place and 9k. Michael Carwash Schneider
finished in the money at 13th.
Event 11 only paid nine but
that included Jerry Ard (9th), Andrew Rust (7th) of
Lafayette, LA and Thomas Bak (4th) of Muscle Shoals, AL.
Congrats to all who have cashed and good luck this weekend.
Once upon a time predicated on
the sales of virtual cows and having words with your friends
Zynga looked like a hot stock. Then when people
realized virtual cows were virtual cows and repackaged
Scrabble gets tedious, Zynga was in trouble. Well,
they replaced virtual cows with the possibility of virtual
whales by tying in Facebook to real money gambling and
people were almost bullish on the stock again. Back to
the farms, because Zynga has pulled the plug on real money
poker. They've also lost 40 percent of their active
users in the second quarter. Considering they sold 188
million in "virtual" goods in the same period and are still
in the toilet something smells like real manure over at
Zynga. Reuters has more
GOLD STRIKE WORLD
POKER OPEN AND OTHER LINKS:
WORLD POKER OPEN:
Gulf Coaster Kristen Deardorff always seems to do well in
Tunica. Monday she did a rare double. Deardorff
final tabled the Ladies event, which restarted at 2 pm, at
the same time she had qualified for the restart for the big
guarantee event which also restarted at 2 pm. She
cashed in both finishing seventh in the Ladies and
min-cashing the guarantee. Congrats Kirsten! For those
heading to Tunica here's a list of events... Go
TO WRITE BOOK:
Who is Molly Bloom?
She's the home game poker queen. Bloom, whose name is
in the center of two gambling investigations, one from a
couple of years back in L.A, and the recent one in New York
has dirt on a slew of high profile poker players, actually
make that high profile names who are low profile poker
players (think A-ROd).
She's the girl responsible
for putting the games together and attracting many Hollywood
A-List stars to the L.A. game including Matt Damon, Leonardo
Da Caprio and Ben Affleck. After a Ponzi scheme
operator dumped all his stolen funds into the
game, with Toby Maguire allegedly winning almost 300k from
him, he fessed up and told the Feds about it. Game
Needing a new job, Bloom
moved to New York and ran a similar game there. It
fell afoul of New York law enforcement who are charging that
they were using it as a home base for bookmaking and the
same crooks also were money laundering. Now she's been
arrested. Her book will be a tantalizing tell all.
Former poker pro Bill Edler is currently wanted in
connection to bookmaking and the New York game.
WSOP 2013 TO
BEGIN AIRING TUESDAY JULY 23RD ON ESPN:
This week stars with the
two parter Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table. Yeah,
no idea who was on that one either, but vaguely recall at
least one "name" pro was in the mix. Next week
it's the two part National Championship (filmed in NOLA),
and then unto Main Event coverage starting with Day 3.
Bracelet winner Chad Holloway with more details at
GOLD STRIKE WORLD
POKER OPEN AND OTHER LINKS:
WORLD POKER OPEN:
Strike is right now hosting a thirteen event poker series.
It begins with a $340, includes a variety of games and
events ranging in price from $125 to $340. Then
there's the The Main Event which is quite a bit more at
$2500 +$100 event (Friday July 26th). There are a few
guarantees tied up to some of the tournaments. So what
are you doing staring at your phone. Start driving
north, now. Need more info? Go
REMEMBER SAM HOLDEN?
blurb isn't about him. If you don't remember the Mop
Top November Niner who is like $400 away from a million in
here. If you do
remember him, don't confuse him with one time Houstonian
Stuart Holden. Holden, a professional
player, once plied his trade playing for the Houston Dynamo
and making about 30k a year. He said it wasn't enough
to live on. So he supplemented his income playing
online poker to make ends meet. That makes him a
winning Gulf Coast Poker player.
to now, a few years later, Holden recovering from some
unfortunate and gruesome injuries seems likely to be a
member of the U.S. World Cup team in 2014. He's also
earned plaudits for his play in the EPL when he was healthy.
Phelps, perhaps due to smoking the wrong guy's bong at the
wrong time, has been slow to become a face for his
hobby/second profession. Perhaps, Holden who lacks the
star power domestically, though a surprise showing in the
World Cup could change that, could be cajoled into becoming
a more vocal spokesperson for the game of skill that allowed
him to survive a few years back. Grant Wahl, who of
course goes for the obvious Stuart Hold'em reference has
here (not like we would
ever do that, right? Bad Puns, double entendrees, and
weak wordplay is totally not up our alley.) By the
way, notice his team's sponsor? Must be nice to live
in a country where you have the freedom to use the Internet
to gamble from home... or make a living playing poker.
Even if you have to put up with a Queen... but we hear Elton
John isn't that bad.
DUTCH BOYD, NO FAN OF
something entertaining about reality TV's stars whose lives
seem to derail. Or those guys that can decide if they
should wear the white hat or the black hat. Yes, it's
also sad, disheartening and head-scratching to see personal
implosions and the lying back-stabbers still make you livid,
but truth is you don't watch Big Brother, Survivor or the
Apprentice for the heroes or for "peace." Poker
reality TV is no different. In that vein, we give you
the link to this Dutch Boyd
Enjoy... if you can.
DOC SANDS TANKS, RESPONDS, MIN-TANKS
THEN DELETES RESPONSE:
Touted as a
gynecologist on the
2+2 thread started by
NOLA rounder Barth Melius (Melius did not levy the charge),
Sands has yet to address that aspersion in public.
However, he did respond via twitter to his involvement in
the more pertinent accusation of chip dumping, by saying,
conspicuously, that he acted within the "scope of the
somebody with a better command of the English language,
maybe one of his Brazilian cousin-in-laws, pointed out that
is exactly the type of semantics an angle shooter would use,
Sands retracted his statement. Actually, he just
deleted it from twitter and has remained mum since.
He's yet to grace the lynch mob at 2+2 with a response
either. Considering his tweet, guilty or innocent,
that's probably a good idea. Considering its Doc Sands we shouldn't expect a response for a long time anyway.
EXPRESS CHAN AND EIGHT OTHERS:
-JC Tran busted former WSOP Main Event winner Carlos
Mortensen (all in on turn, Tran held a straight, Mortensen a
flush draw and a pair) on the final table bubble. By
doing so, Tran took his chip count up to 38 million.
The two time WSOP bracelet winner has cashed six times this
year. This also marks his sixth Main Event cash in the
last ten years. He's the chipleader, the most
accomplish live player remaining, and arguably the best
player period at the final table. If there was no such
thing as luck, run good, run bad, bad beats and coolers, you
would just go ahead and give Tan the half million dollar
bracelet. Luckily for us, it's not that easy.
will return to the Main Event in a few months with 29.7
million chips. The Israeli won a 10k WSOP Pot Limit
Hold'em bracelet two years ago. At the saucy old age
of 38, Lehavot's teeth are rumored to be the longest.
If you slice him open he'll probably have the most rings
too, not circuit rings, but concentric rings like a tree.
We are saying the dude is old, because remember 38 is the
McLaughlin might be the man the other players should fear
the most. Canadians have won something like 782 out of
the 1592 bracelet events (*just a very rough approximation)
this year. Being the Year of the Canuck, maybe it's
his time. McClaughlin, has gone deep in three out of
five Main Events (like the last 100 deep), and has one other
final table to his name. With 26.5 million chips he'll
be tough to beat.
definition of a real job is nightclub promoter. He's
used to have an unreal job of a professional online poker
player. After Black Friday he had to join the rat
race. In November his only job will be to turn 25.9
million chips into 8 million real dollars. Farber's
rail includes some of Las Vegas' most visited tourist
attractions, they go by names like Unity, Utah, Velvet, and
Velveeta* (okay, we made up one of these, also considered
Volumptous and Veneers). Yes, he has something to do
with the Spearmint Rhino (or one of its rivals)--is that
really a "night" club. He's also very popular with the
rose up through the WSOPC ranks to 25.8 million chips in the
Main Event. He seems to have the support of a ton of
other grinders from the Circuit. Their approval is
good enough for us. Considering one of the GCP Barons
has played with him, we'll make him one of our rooting
Loosli came from nowhere, and by nowhere we mean France, and
one min cash at the EPT. Loosli's 19.6 million chips
will be in play as we keep hearing one thing about this guy.
He plays loosely.
Brummelhuis's name may not roll off the tongue, but the
Dutchman's exploits puts him on the top half of this list
for tournament poker accomplishments. He'll need every
trick in the book to turn his 11.2 million chips into all
the chips but he has a track record of winning events.
Newhouse, he's worth a google, once got scammed badly, after
winning a WPT title. A penchant for trusting poker
players away from the table, and bad money management put
him deep in a hole he's been trying to climb out of, since
that title. With 7.3 million chips he's got a long way
still to go, but hard not to root for the 28 year old.
Benefield once earned a great living playing poker in front
of his computer in Texas and other places. He also
considers poker luminaries like Tom Dwan and Brian Hastings
close personal friends. Despite the fact
he's had a bit of a Brett Farve type relationship to the
game (by that we mean retiring and unretiring, not dong pics),
we are also pulling for Benefield. His 6.3 million
chips make him the short stack at the table.
For more news that no
longer qualifies as the latest, because... it's no longer
recent, follow the link below...
ARCHIVED NEWS BLOTTER CENTER>>>
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|
10/25/13) Florida's Jason Mericer is one of the best poker
players in the world. Why wouldn't you read his blog?
"I'm currently in Barcelona where Iíll be shooting
Pokerstars commercials for the next week. This is something Iím
extremely excited about because I had a blast the last time I
was involved in such projects a couple years back! It should be
a really fun week in Barcelona as Iím going to get to hang out
with some of my fellow Team Pokerstars Pros. Itís so rare that
we get to hang out without having to, well, play poker. It will
be awesome to spend some quality time with friends like Daniel
Negreanu (who just won World Series of Poker Player of the Year-
congrats!), Liv Boeree, Jonathon Duhamel, David Williams, and
THE POKER MONKEY
Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker
circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:
"Alright. I'm only doing this for two reasons: (a) because
some of you keep badgering me to write a new blog. (b) I have a
cause I would like to talk about. Mostly because of (b) because
frankly, I feel almost out of place being on a site that talks
about poker when I have played ZERO poker in over a month,
almost two. Oh...I tried, one night...to go play poker. I did "
Davy Murrah dispenses poker insight with an intriguing
approach to the game:
always had a policy of never playing poker with grocery money.
In reality this means I have never and will never play poker
with money that is needed for other things. In other words I
only play poker with money I can afford to lose. Money that I
can't afford to lose is what I call "grocery money". While this
may seem like a no-brainer for most of you it always amazes me
how many people are gambling with money they can't afford to
I ran into a guy one night that had "got broke" at the casino
that very night. The money he had lost had been set aside to pay
the car note and now he didn't know what he was going to do. His
wife wasn't speaking to him and indications were that his
marriage was on the rocks as a result of his ill advised
More news on Louisiana Locals. Click the logo already!|
new title but the same blog,
Goondingy or Big Smoove and pure aggression on the felt examines
live poker action:
"Greetings. Not that it matters to many but it matters to
myself. As I am watching the Barclays and switching from it to
the football game I realized what my buddy J.P. meant when he
said I was opening too soon when I drive the ball. We had a text
conversation about a week ago, he told me what he saw after
reading my blog and looking at the video. I went back and looked
at it myself and did notice that I was casting a bit but I could
not see where I was opening up too soon. It somewhat frustrated
me but it was not until today as I watched Stadler, who is
leading, hit the ball that I realized that I am not always on
the right plane and that is why my shoulders are opening up too
soon and why I am casting at the ball, probably creating an
outside in motion which pushes the ball to the right." [+]
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 liceís hair over five fiddy the Bat doesnít 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 canít 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 10/03/13] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and
lives in Mobile brings his
football perspective on to GCP.NET.
"Sean Payton's 100th game
as the Saints' head coach, a milestone in its own right,
illustrated many of the reasons Payton is both the most
accomplished coach in Saints' history and, in a coach-driven
league, the league's highest-paid head coach.
On Monday night, a venue where Payton has flaunted his wares at
the expense of overmatched opponents time after time after time,
the Saints took another step in putting it all together in
BLOGGER REID GILBERT'S BOOK. GO
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 wasnít 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 didnít feel like it and
I didnít think there would be much Omaha action for me anyway.
She wasnít 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.."