Author Archives: Poker Mutant

Nobody to Blame But Myself

PacWest Poker Classic Event #1 $40K NLHE Day 2My table draw was more or less ideal for a short stack, with six players in essentially the same shove or fold situation I was, a couple of the bigger stacks in the … Continue reading

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PacWest Poker Classic Event 1 Day 2 Table Draw

45 players coming back for Day 2. 24 places paying. Have to get to the final to make a payout more than $1,000.Lots of small stacks in the room. A quarter of the field is smaller than me.TABLE 19SEAT 1 … Continue reading

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Riding Out the Surf

PacWest Poker Classic Event #1 $40K NLHE Day 1AMade the drive down to Lincoln City again for what’s becoming a semi-annual series (long-time readers may remember I took 16th for a min-cash in the Main Event in fall 2013). Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Filling In the Gaps

The revised payout structure for the WSOP Main Event (ensuring at least $1M for every member of the November Nine and paying $15,000 to 300+ places beyond last year’s bubble) left a few holes in the 30 tiers of payouts … Continue reading

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Another Two Minutes of Fame

The Poker Mutant made it into the 2+2 Pokercast again this week. Last time, it was for silly stuff, but after hosts Terence Chan and Adam Schwartz talked about the Main Event structure in Episode 350,  I had to point them … Continue reading

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Nu

I really wanted to get down for the opening event of this year’s Venetian Deepstacks Extravaganza I, a $500K guarantee NLHE game with a $600 entry fee, but it didn’t happen.Then, yesterday morning when I opened my Twitter stream, there … Continue reading

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New Articles

Two new articles at PokerNews.com in the last week, for anyone who read my last blog post on WSOP payouts over the years.The first went a little deeper into how the formula for the payout structure works, teasing out the … Continue reading

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Satisfaction Guarantee

A lot of electrons have been spilled over the announcement that the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event will continue to feature a $10 million guarantee for the first place finisher and World Champion of No Limit Hold’Em, with … Continue reading

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Is Juice a Killer?

What if the 2Pair Poker Tour came to Oregon and nobody came?Well some people came to Eugene for their first excursion outside of California, though not nearly as many as they were hoping for. Their first tournament last Thursday, scheduled for … Continue reading

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My Two Minutes of Fame

So I’m listening to the end of last week’s 2+2 Pokercast, it’s just wrapping up with some comments from the previous week’s show thread, and suddenly I hear my name, because Adam and Terence read my reaction to their view of the Phil … Continue reading

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