Author Archives: Poker Mutant

Flipping Out

Just a few quick thoughts on the new Flipout tournaments debuting this weekend on Full Tilt.It doesn’t make any difference to US players, since—although people are finally getting their long-held funds—we can’t play on the site at this point. But … Continue reading

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Stupid Stupid Stupid

Bovada $100K NLHE (T5,000)This was my first attempt at the Bovada $100K Guarantee, and despite not cashing, I was mostly pleased with my play until the end, particularly since I’d gotten into the game by winning a seat in their … Continue reading

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Return on Investment

So, a few weeks back, I contacted Martin Harris (aka “Short-Stacked Shamus”), the editor at PokerNews’ LearnPoker site about doing a revamp of my recent post following up a Card Player article by Bryan Devonshire (behind a paywall). Martin was about … Continue reading

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Personal Best

Bovada $1K NLHE Rebuy (T2,000)Bovada’s thing is that their poker tables are anonymous. You can’t tell who you’re playing against unless you know the number assigned to another player for a particular cash session or tournament. Their hand histories are … Continue reading

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New Year

It’s been a couple of frustrating months since the high of the Vegas cashes and the Chinook Winds event. Apart from a fourth place finish at a Final Table $10K, there were the busts at the Wildhorse and Rincon WSOP … Continue reading

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In the Money

It’s nearly impossible to be a tournament specialist in the States unless playing high stakes. Even in Vegas, the full schedule of tournament series supplemented by dailies isn’t a viable profession. Yeah, you can make money doing it, but not … Continue reading

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Short Circuit

Nothing big in my poker world since the Deepstacks tournament (at least not big and good). The next weekend, I made it into the top four of a $10K at The Final Table, but then went out to the Wildhorse Fall … Continue reading

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Oregon State Poker Championship Main Event

October and November are providing a glut of tournament series easily reachable for Oregon players, even with the maddening cancellation of Grand Sierra’s Pot of Gold series last month.The geniuses at the WSOP managed to schedule the only two Circuit … Continue reading

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Something Shiny Pulled From a Pot of Crap

As I mentioned at the end of last month’s communiqué, I was preparing to go to the Grand Sierra Resort’s Fall Pot of Gold tournament in Reno in mid-October. I had my tickets weeks in advance, worked hard to get … Continue reading

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Mobbed Up

The Caesars Palace Kick-Off Classic Seniors tournament was a small affair, just 43 entries, but it had a decent prize pool because of the $350 entry fee.I flew down to Las Vegas on the morning of September 11 (whee!) after … Continue reading

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