Category Archives: Live Games

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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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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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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One Dropped

Wynn Summer Classic $30K NLHE (T12,000)First off,I have to say, the chairs in the Wynn poker room are quite comfortable, so I was looking forward to a nice, long tournament there after the plane ride the night before (the Boeing … Continue reading

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The World Poker Tour Is Flat

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m forgoing the last day of the inaugural WPT500 at Aria. Each of the starting days is playing down to 5% (or less, in some cases where there have been multiple busts on the … Continue reading

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