Author Archives: Poker Mutant

Crunching the Numbers

My latest work for the PokerNews.com Strategy section:

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Doing the Minimum

Bovada $7,500 NLHE 10K Chips, 10-Minute LevelsA longish streak of non-cashes in live games drove me back into Bovada’s arms for the night, which resulted in a cash (at last!) but one that was a bit unsatisfying.Hand 12 UTG3 T9,910 … Continue reading

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November (No) Round Up

A variety of other commitments kept me from getting to any of the events on the Pacific Northwest Tournament Calendar this month. I was tied up in a project during the Lake Tahoe stop for the WSOP Circuit, still tied … Continue reading

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Back In Black (But Not For Long)

Carbon Poker $1K NLHE 6-Max (T3,000)I hadn’t played on Carbon for a while since it wasn’t particularly easy to get money on there any more, but they sent me a $5.50 tournament coupon to entice me back in at the … Continue reading

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November Tournament Poker Schedule

Happy Halloween, everybody!The Pacific Northwest Tournament Calendar for November is full of events in Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding states.PortlandThe Encore Poker Series V is over (I just missed the money in event #1 but took enough bounties to pay … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows

Busted the Final Table $20K just short of the money on Friday night, had a good run early in the tournament, stacked the player on my left twice, got down to three tables with an average stack and went card dead … Continue reading

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A New Month

It’s the end of another week of poker. Not a particularly fruitful one, as I didn’t book any tournament cashes and missed both the 6-Max and Seniors tournaments at Tulalip because of work, but I did step into a couple … Continue reading

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Big Chance

Encore Club $15K NLHE (T15,000)Due to some non-poker obligations, I wasn’t able to make it down to Lincoln City this weekend to play the Chinook Winds Fall Coast Classic main event ($540 buy-in and a $100K guarantee). I thought about … Continue reading

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Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Crapped out of both the Encore Club $40K and the Final Table anniversary $50K about half-way through each. The prize pools were $48K and $75.5K, respectively, the latter of which was pretty decent for a $150 buy-in. I would have … Continue reading

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320

I’ve played three $20K guarantees in the past nine days and cashed two, though they were sadly both just min-cashes. Having three $20K events in Portland in that short a time is unusual, but with the demise (at least temporarily) … Continue reading

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