I started to write up a report about my trip to Las Vegas last weekend, but I wanted to get the leaderboard out in a timely fashion. Then the Father’s Day weekend stuff started up, I was getting a grill for my father, trying to coordinate a visit his house with my brother, yada yada yada…. Let’s just say I went down with my coworker Ben, I played a Survivor tournament and some satellites of the World Series, and I bricked everything.
Still, that was better than this weekend, when I went out to my dad’s place on Saturday morning to help him replace the lower deck on his house, and within about three minutes managed to break my wrist. I’d been hoping to make it back to Vegas before the Main Event, but that doesn’t seem likely.
So let us just get on the show.
There were seven newcomers to the leaderboard this week but none of them breached the $10,000 mark; try harder next time you guys! Seriously though, if I could type I might have added you to list.
The two big numbers this week were from World Series of Poker Event #28: $3,000 NLHE 6-Handed. Portland’s very own Wayne Harmon got his third WSOP cash of the season, placing 21st out of the field of 868. Darren Rabinowitz took fifth place in the same tournament, a contest where Tony Dunst and Jason Mercier didn’t quite make the final two tables.
The Wynn $100K guarantees produced a couple of other big scores for Northwest players. Warren Maxwell of New Castle, Washington, came in right behind Greg Raymer at third place in the Seniors edition. Nicholas Powers from Renton made 4th place in an open event the previous day.
People are even making big money on smaller buying: Tommy Kivela from Olympia cashed in three $250 WSOP Deepstacks last week, making the final table in two of them, including 3rd place in last Monday’s event.
Now that we’re halfway through the WSOP, I intended to restart the Planner, since it’s time to start putting together trips for the post-Series summer, but I might wait another few weeks.