Kind of a bummer week for the PNW poker scene as surging COVID case numbers led to governors in both Oregon and Washington imposing mask mandates on indoor facilities once again, and an outbreak at Chinook Winds Casino led to both a two-week (minimum) shitdown and the cancellation of the Fall Coast Classic.
Unfortunately the Fall Coast Classic has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022. 😞
— PACWESTPoker Classic (@PACWESTclassic) August 12, 2021
I’d been starting to wonder if I should go, even though I was only going to be able to make the first weekend. I’d gotten a room reservation (now cancelled) and been planning to see some folks I hadn’t connected with for a long time. Not to mention Boozy Shakes at the ’60s Cafe and Diner.Really wondering if I’m going to see the WSOP‘s last hurrah at the Rio,
PNW Poker Leaderboard
First up in this edition is Portland’s Landen Lucas, who placed 17th out of 490 entries at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open/POKER GO #35 $1M GTD NLHE in Hollywood, Florida. Lucas climbs nearly thirty places on the Leaderboard to #353. GPI: 2,130.
Phillip Brocoum, another Portlander, makes his debut on Hendon Mob and on the Leaderboard at #2290 after placing 5th in a 5-way chop of Venetian DeepStack Showdown #6 $150K GTD NLHE UltimateStack (539 entries). GPI: 18,609.
Darren Rabinowitz came in 6th at the SHRPO #34 $3M GTD NLHE Championship (1,880 entries). His cash moves him from #22 to #20. GPI: #582. Matt Affleck was just ahead of him in 5th, for his first significant live cash in a while. He sticks at #15 on the Leaderboard. GPI: 3,686.
Chris Brewer — GPI: 178 — won the title in an ICM chop with Sean Winter in the 24-player SHRPO #24 NLHE Super High Roller. Brewer climbs 5 more places on the Leaderboard to #26
Writing this up after a very disappointing experience in the Ignition Super Millions Poker Open $350K GTD NLHE Main Event this afternoon. I don’t even want to talk about it. Ran like God in the satty. At least I didn’t win and have to forfeit my winnings because I violated the Terms of Service!
According to Kindle I’ve only read 8% of @daraokearney’s “Poker Satellite Strategy” but I just won a ticket for tomorrow’s $350K GTD SMPO Main Event on @IgnitionCasino! Pay attention to the part about overlay! pic.twitter.com/PaTz9Gvr92
— Poker “Socially and Emotionally Distant 2” Mutant (@pokermutant) August 15, 2021