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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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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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