Category Archives: Live Games

Enter the WSOP

Playing one of the non-turbo $1K NLHE buy-in tournaments sometime this summer? Here’s some stuff to keep in mind that might be of use getting through Day 1. I couldn’t completely anticipate that the increase in the starting stack wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Foiled

Encore Club $10K NLHELast Thursday night, I ran up a 3x chip stack in the first level of a $10K guarantee by getting very lucky, then had nearly 100BB at the first break, only to have the whole thing come … Continue reading

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Aiming For the Satellites

The Encore Club ran the first World Series of Poker-sanctioned satellite in Portland last weekend, with three more scheduled for the next three Saturday afternoons in May. The first was a $100 buy-in (T15K), with a live re-buy (meaning you … Continue reading

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A Week Ahead

As a mostly live tournament player, it’s not often that I have a string of days with all positive results, but this week was an exception, even if I have to stretch a little on the “mostly”.MondayStarted off with mediocre … Continue reading

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Two Fer

The Poker Mutant is no Angela Jordison, but he’s had a couple of good poker days. Jordison is the Bend player who took the top prize in the first three events at the Wildhorse Spring Poker Round-Up over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday, So Good to Me

Well, sort of good.I’d been expecting to be in Pendleton Monday morning, playing Omaha High/Low, but circumstances late in the week before intervened and I had to stay in Portland. No shot at the High Roller this spring (unless something completely unexpected happens … Continue reading

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Infinite Stacks

I was an invited call-in on Monday’s premiere livecast of Abe Limon’s rebooted #POKERSESH, now streaming through Poker Talk Live (which is also home to Live at the Bike). He’s heaped a lot of praise on my articles here and elsewhere, which … Continue reading

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Take On the OG Challenge

It was four years ago this month that Bluff magazine profiled Chadd Baker, the then-new owner of Portland Players Club, the original poker room in Portland. There had been rumors over the past year or so that Chadd was looking to move … Continue reading

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In the Money at the World Poker Tour

Last year, in my survey on poker tournament profitability, I made use of a couple of databases put together from the WSOP’s Entrants Lists for 2011 and 2012 events to examine the profitability of high-volume WSOP entrants.The WSOP only published those lists … Continue reading

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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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