I’m afraid that I didn’t follow up on my post about Molly Anne Mossey‘s deep run on Day 3 at the EPT Barcelona Main Event, but she busted in 50th place (from 1,988 entries) just short of the end of day. The final table for that event was yesterday, Molly made a tidy sum for her first-ever EPT, and she was planning to play a side event before the end of the series.
Between Hossein Ensan bringing it for us old guys by winning the WSOP Main Event and Molly doing great for poker media in her debut at the EPT, I’m feeling pretty good about coming out of poker retirement for a week to play at the Chinook Winds Fall Coast Poker Classic next weekend. (People laugh when they see me at a game, but I’ve played about 20 live tournaments this year; during the first eight months of the years between 2012 and 2015, I played an average of 200).
Sadly, spending two prime summer weekends at the beach meant a tradeoff , so I missed what could be the last big event held at Portland Meadows Poker Club before the long-rumored conversion into freight-shipping warehouse center happens. There’s still time to catch the last events of the series today! (Brad Press, who took the picture below, took tenth place, by the way.)
Via friend of the blog Brad Press, clock from today's @PDXmeadowspoker $60K GTD NLHE (he's still in, GL!). Couldn't make it myself, but with more than $100K prize pool (payouts shown only for remaining players), it's one of the largest tournaments ever in Portland! pic.twitter.com/1IM1N2jUtF
— Poker Mutant (@pokermutant) September 1, 2019
On to the show!
In the good news/bad news department, results from the Wildhorse Summer Poker Round Up were posted within a couple of days, rather than weeks (or never). In the bad news, for whatever reason, no dates are on the series as posted at Hendon Mob (just “August 2019”), the title of the series duplicates the Spring series, and there’s only one event listed. That’s something, though, right?
Binh “Jimmy” Nguyen was the winner of that event, the Friday +$2K NLHE tournament. His win moves him up two spots to #78 on the Leaderboard.
Moving further afield, Seattle’s John Phan was at the WSOP Foxwoods #6 $500K GTD NLHE final table. The tournament had more than 1,750 entries and a prize pool of $900K. Phan’s 7th-place finish moves him up nearly 100 places on the Leaderboard, to #283.
James Romero had a good showing at EPT Barcelona, not the least of which was in Event #12 EPT Cup NLHE. Typically seen in the high rollers, Romero took a flier on the €550 buyin event that got 3,260 entries, and snagged 3rd place (placing just ahead of a Spanish player named Vicente Romero). Way more than I’ve ever won, but not enough to budge him from his #10 spot on the Leaderboard.
Mill Creek’s online whiz Jordan Westmorland was the only US player to cash in the Melbourne Poker Championship #11 NLHE Main Event, and he won it. He moves from #38 to #31 on the Leaderboard.
It’s not often that there’s significant movement in the top 10 of the Leaderboard. But just a month after Seth Davies took over the top spot on the Oregon Leaderboard at Hendon Mob, he gets 2nd place in EPT Barcelona #28 NLHE, a 52-entry, €50K buyin high roller that gives him a career-high cash and edges him from #4 to #3 (winkling Brandon Cantu out of that spot) on the overall PNW Leaderboard.
This is the last Leaderboard update until the end of the Chinook Winds series. Hopefully, those results will be promptly and completely reported, and I’ll get a chance to add my own name to the lists!