Category Archives: Live Games

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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Riding Out the Surf

PacWest Poker Classic Event #1 $40K NLHE Day 1AMade the drive down to Lincoln City again for what’s becoming a semi-annual series (long-time readers may remember I took 16th for a min-cash in the Main Event in fall 2013). Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Filling In the Gaps

The revised payout structure for the WSOP Main Event (ensuring at least $1M for every member of the November Nine and paying $15,000 to 300+ places beyond last year’s bubble) left a few holes in the 30 tiers of payouts … Continue reading

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Another Two Minutes of Fame

The Poker Mutant made it into the 2+2 Pokercast again this week. Last time, it was for silly stuff, but after hosts Terence Chan and Adam Schwartz talked about the Main Event structure in Episode 350,  I had to point them … Continue reading

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Nu

I really wanted to get down for the opening event of this year’s Venetian Deepstacks Extravaganza I, a $500K guarantee NLHE game with a $600 entry fee, but it didn’t happen.Then, yesterday morning when I opened my Twitter stream, there … Continue reading

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Satisfaction Guarantee

A lot of electrons have been spilled over the announcement that the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event will continue to feature a $10 million guarantee for the first place finisher and World Champion of No Limit Hold’Em, with … Continue reading

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Ship, Ahoy!

I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I’m going to ride this little surge as long as possible. After busting out of the event at High Mountain, I came home and played Bovada’s nightly $4K guarantee $5.50 … Continue reading

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Poker Mutant Birthday

I’m not in Prague.But the past couple of weeks haven’t been too bad for the Poker Mutant. Just after my last round-up, I had another short dry spell after a min-cash in the daily Bovada $4K morning tournament, including a … Continue reading

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Game Theory Optimal

A couple of commenters scoffed at the conclusion to my recent PokerStars recap of Martin Jacobson’s all in hands, where I suggested that Jorryt van Hoof—who had open-raised before two players he had covered 5:1 both went all in—should have considered calling … Continue reading

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