Where the Hesps Are
Jack McGiffin writes again that the folks at Napoleons Casino & Restaurant in Hull are planning a big welcome for John Hesp when he comes back to play his next £10 tournament. Jack says Hesp’s home casino is “planning a tournament with a large bounty” on the fourth-place WSOP Main Event finisher. Meanwhile, you can take a tour of Napoleons (courtesy of Google Maps). Is it time to organize a drive to make Hull Portland’s Sister Poker City?
Results from the Summer Wildhorse series are up (though they’re not yet posted to Hendon Mob). The biggest of the six events was Saturday’s $340 buyin, which brought in 278 entries, and a prize pool of more than $84K. Congrats to friend of the blog Steve Myers who told us he’d been up for 28 hours by the time he got back to Portland on Sunday morning after a four-way deal. Overall, numbers for this year’s summer games seems a little up from last year, even with lodging at a premium.
PacWest Fall Coast Classic at Chinook Winds
The next big thing is here! Thanks Devin Sweet for passing it on.
— Fall Coast Classic (@PACWESTclassic) July 26, 2017
Things quieted down significantly in big tournament action with the end of the WSOP, though some of the venues that don’t report on the day of will likely trickle results into Hendon Mob for a week or two. The biggest number showing up this week was Tommy Tran, of Everett, Washington, who made 22nd of 684 in the Planet Hollywood Goliath Grand Finale.
This Week In Portland Poker
— Poker Mutant (@pokermutant) July 16, 2017
I’ve sat in on a couple of technical run-through with the RFID table and software from videopokertable.net at Portland Meadows over the past couple of months, and last week was supposed to be a run-through with a full table of players. Haven’t heard how it went yet, but I’m crossing my fingers!
Only a Day Away
- The Ante Up Poker Tour World Championship at Thunder Valley has the Monolith coming up this weekend. It’s a $250K GTD $455 entry tournament with a flight on Thursday, two on Friday, and one on Saturday. Day 2 is Sunday. They have side events through the week, and a $500K GTD tournament with $1,650 buyin next weekend.
- Tulalip has a $10K added No Chop at the Top tournament on Sunday at 11am. $295 entry and 30-minute rounds, with first place getting 50% of the prize money and equal amounts for the next nine players. No deals allowed. Nobody else gets a cent! Assuming there were 300 players (and that about $235 of the buyin went to the prize pool), that’s be about $40K for first place and nearly $4,500 for the other nine who make the money. Of course, your chances of making the money are only about 1:30.
- Muckleshoot’s 5th Sunday $400 entry tournament with $3K added next Sunday.
- The World Poker Tour and Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker starts Friday with a $350 $100K GTD no rebuy/reentry 2-day tournament and a $365 Survivor (with $3K paid to the survivors), then three days of a $200K GTD with a $240 entry.
- Eugene’s Beach Poker Club has a $250 buyin Monster Stack at noon on Saturday, with a PLO tournament two weeks later (Saturday, 12 August) and their Crazy Pineapple tournament Sunday, 20 August. All players are in the running for bonuses in the 10 September Final Tournament.
- Sunday is the $20K GTD to first place at Lucky Chances south of San Francisco in Colma. $350 entry and the game starts at 9:30am.
- Golden Gates Casino in Colorado is scheduled to have its Colorado Poker Championship Summer, starting next Thursday. There are 25 events plus satellites over three weeks of action.