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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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WSOPNO

So, with the beginning of Day 1C (the last entry day) of the 2014 WSOP, it’s official that I’m not playing a bracelet event during this year’s summer series, after three years of single shots in $1,000 events. Family matters took … Continue reading

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The Grind

Planet Hollywood PHamous Poker Series V $25K Guarantee, $10K First Place Guarantee (T15,000)First off, let me say that the structure for this one-day event (modified from the original with input from Allen Kessler, among others) is truly fantastic for someone like … Continue reading

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Disconnected From Las Vegas

Because I only seriously started playing poker (after unseriously playing five-card draw thirty years ago and not knowing what I was doing–I mean even more so than now–the first couple of years I was playing No Limit Hold’em), I didn’t … Continue reading

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Twenty Kay

Final Table $20K Guarantee NLHE (T10,000)I’ve had some success in Final Table’s $10K tournaments over the past year, but in fourteen outings, I’d never been able to crack one of their bigger events until last night. They run a $20K … Continue reading

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