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This Is Not My Beautiful Full House

Encore Club $25,000 Guarantee Freezeout (12,000 chips)My best results in tournaments have been at Encore, and I was hoping this game would give my bankroll a little boost before the summer tournament season got into high gear. But like the … Continue reading

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My Other Home

Portland Players Club DeepstackA couple of late cancellations for the home league left three of us itching for some poker, so we headed over to PPC for the Deepstack tournament I never get to play. DV, KB, and I got … Continue reading

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Cusp

Carbon Poker $200 HORSE Freeroll (1,000 chips)I called UTG with and got a flop of . BB and I checked it through the turn and river and split the pot with his . Won a couple more hands with just … Continue reading

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Tough Nut to Crack

Aces Players Club Noon $1,500 Guarantee (5,000 chips)I had another engagement on Saturday evening, so I decided to take another crack at the Aces $10K, so I started off the day at their noon game, which always seems busy. Nothing … Continue reading

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A Day of Poker That Will Live in Infamy

The Road to Prague came to an abrupt end in Vegas a couple of weeks back, so instead of testing the waters at Day 1B of the European Poker Tour in the Czech Republic, I played a lot of poker … Continue reading

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Bubble Boy

Aces Players Club 10pm Turbo (5,000 chips)I completed my post-Vegas trifecta of the clubs I regularly play with the trip to Aces last night. After my quick bust in the freezeout, I sat and chatted with JB (one of the … Continue reading

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Short, Fast, And Out of Control

Aces Players Club Wednesday Freezeout (6,000 chips)I didn’t manage to get to the game until level three had already started, and I was out 700 chips from blinds. Not an auspicious beginning, but nowhere near as bad as when I … Continue reading

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The Big Play

Encore Club $10,000 Guarantee (10,000 chips)Time was running out. If there was any chance of getting to EPT Prague for my 50th birthday, last weekend was pretty much make-or-break time. The second starting day kicks off at noon on December … Continue reading

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When It Rains It Pours

Aces Players Club 10pm Turbo (5,000 chips)Not a big crowd but just a hideous downpour while we were mostly five-handed on two tables. I laid down twice to the same player’s all-in, with him showing total air both times. Didn’t … Continue reading

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I Could Almost Smell It

Encore Club Anniversary $25K Guarantee (12,000 chips)I re-read parts of Lee Nelson’s Kill Everyone: Advanced Strategies for No-Limit Poker Tournaments and Sit-n-Gos on Saturday afternoon before this game, and I think that—despite my falling short of the money—I played some … Continue reading

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