Category Archives: Live Games

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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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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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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Folding for Fun and Profit

Long-time Mutant Poker reader BP and I had this IM exchange after Day 7 of 2013 WSOP Main Event:BP: How about Anton Morgenstern? He could have blinded off yesterday and had an average stack in November.Mutant Poker: Could he? There … Continue reading

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Ghosts In the Cash Machine

It’s been a busy few weeks since my last post. I’ve made two trips to Las Vegas, played in a number of events at the Venetian Deepstacks (where my big blind fell into a trap set by a player raising … Continue reading

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You Gotta Have Hearts

Encore Club $4,000 Guarantee NLHE Freezeout (T7,000)An early bustout from Encore’s double guarantee last night, but three odd hands.I was in HJ with at the 50/100 level and was just about to throw it away when I dropped one of … Continue reading

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Player

Deepstacks Poker Tour PacWest Poker Classic Event #1 Day 1B (T10,000)@LIVEDeepstacks tweeted that there were 157 entries to Day 1A (Saturday) down at the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City. I had to be in Portland Saturday night, so there … Continue reading

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