Author Archives: Poker Mutant

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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Ensan

I watched a fair among of the Pokerstars.tv live stream of the EPT 11 Barcelona main event over the past few days, and if the fact that a guy old enough to play (and win) the inaugural EPT Seniors side event made it … Continue reading

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Six Weeks, $110K in Guarantees

Between May 2011 and May 2012, I played 48 tournaments at the Final Table Poker Club in east Portland. I cashed in exactly one of them, as the first player busted from the final table of their 2011 $5K Christmas tournament, winning … Continue reading

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Punta Cana

I’m not playing it today, but I am looking in on the first of five bi-weekly satellites on Bovada to the Punta Cana Poker Classic in November.Each of the satellites is doling out a guaranteed three $5,500 packages (including main event … Continue reading

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Five Kay II

Bovada $5,000 NLHE Superstack (T5,000)I’m not going to annoy anyone by recounting the full run of this game, but it was another deep run for me that was made particularly pleasing after a bluff gone wrong and a semi-miraculous recovery, … Continue reading

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Five Kay

Bovada $5,000 NLHE Superstack (T5,000)The Bovada $5K daily morning tournament is a pretty decent bang for the thirteen buck. Slow-ish structure and plenty of play.In the first 40 online tournaments since I got back from my last trip to Las Vegas, … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Kay

Bovada SMPO Special $200K NLHE (T5,000)That was fast. I lost my first hand with in the BB, laying it down to an all-in bet after following along on flop and turn c-bets, laid down a couple other calls, won a … Continue reading

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Eight Hundred Kay and Beyond

Venetian $800K Guarantee NLHE Day 1B (T15,000) After getting busted by a geezillionaire at the Wynn, I took advantage of the only reason to come to Vegas in the summer—the huge number of tournaments each day—and headed across the street … Continue reading

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