DINE ON THE WHALE
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
"First, if you want to really protect the
amateur you give him the penalty. You press it
into his head the importance of his relative
hand strength and being able to read the board
correctly. This will be the best thing for him
as he'll learn from it and maybe not repeat the
Second, let's just dismiss the
idea completely of scaring the amateur away.
It's so patently false, that a guy who makes the
commitment to play even his first tournament is
simply going to give up, because of the
embarrassment of getting a penalty. You chase
away exactly zero people. And if I'm wrong and
you chase away even 1 person they are so fragile
any way something else in that same tournament
might have set them off."
01/02/18] Jonathan Little has more tournament winnings than only
a handul of pros. At 24, he had already
eclipsed 4 million dollars in lifetime
winnings . The WPT Season VI player of the year, Jonathan
was born in Pensacola Florida and currently
operates a new poker site, which includes his
blogs and videos you can find it
"In this blog post, I
am going to share with you (in no particular
order) 10 pros who had a huge impact on my poker
career. Some were private coaches and I battled
others on the felt, but all left a positive
lasting impression on me.
David “Raptor” Benefield was my first online
poker friend. I used to lurk on an old poker
forum and one day I posted that I was
"jcardshark, the unknown guy who was tearing up
the $215 buy-in sit n go's on PartyPoker. David,
one of the most popular online players..."
DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 02/19/18] Nolan Dalla.com is where you find the
wit and wisdom of one of the most well known
poker writers in the industry. His WSOP
coverage speaks for itself. His home blog
covers a wide range of topics written
with that singular Dalla conviction.
“Wow. What a great game. Amazing Super Bowl.
Really impressed with Philadelphia, which showed
real guts. Brilliant coaching and execution.
Also impressed with New England's offense,
especially Tom Brady, who is UNDOUBTEDLY the
best quarterback ever. Anyone who doubts this
is clueless. Mark my words — I'm no Brady or
Patriots fan. But this has become
indisputable. Brady threw for 505 yards
(smashing the previous Super Bowl yardage mark),
3 touchdowns, 0 interceptions — and still lost.
Blame a horrific New England defense,
especially a defensive line which took the
afternoon off. This was a disgraceful effort.
[UPDATED 09/25/16] Shannon Shorr has graduated. That's bad
news for the poker world because he's terrorized the circuit
while also being a full time college student. Now without
distractions, like class every day, the only question is how
quickly will he add to his over 3.2 million dollars in
tournament winnings. You can also read Shannon's blog at
"As it pertains to my personal journey, it
has been a bit volatile since I last posted.
I’ve had some dark times that almost all stem
from the rough stretch I’ve endured in my career
as a tournament poker professional. I won’t
bother complaining here as you most certainly
don’t wanna hear it. There has been an
often-present anxiety due to things not going
well financially. It has also been a hit to my
I think I’ve finally worked through it
and at peace with it. I’ve been playing poker
tournaments for near 11 years now and have
experienced the swings of the business first
hand. It’s really important to take a step back
and gain perspective and “zoom out” as a friend
told me this summer. I experienced some
depression as a result of things not going well
at poker table. An interesting thing happened. I
would get upset about tournaments not going
well. I would then get really wrapped up in my
head and hard on myself FOR getting upset about
tournaments not going well."
Jennifer Gay is a poker player, poker room supervisor and
Ante Up Magazine Poker Columnist local to
Tunica, MS. Her blog covers the sometimes personal and
always comical reality of a life fully centered around poker in
"Steven has applied himself to his study
and poker coaching to a level I couldn't have
believed possible. Mostly utilizing "Float the
Turn" and watching hours and hours of reviewed
hand histories, he spends his lunch break at
work every day studying in addition to any down
time he has at home. He cut carbs from his diet,
losing 20+ pounds and dropping below 200 for the
first time in a decade, hoping that better
health overall will lead to better stamina and
I am super excited about
his opportunity to play in the main event and
believe he's going to run deep. Hopefully,
really deep. I did the math on it and
approximately $43,000 would pay off every dime
of debt we have and finish the fund for a down
payment on a home. We are on track to hit this
goal by December 2017, but it would be really
nice if he could just knock it out in one big
tournament cash. Plus, if we're bringing home
$43,000 then that means the investors are all
getting a huge return on investment. " [+]
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winning for some time now.
"I took a different approach towards kick starting my fitness
goals in January. I didn’t join a gym or start a new exercise
routine, instead I picked up a part time job working
construction. Coming from a late night poker schedule this took
some significant lifestyle adjustments, but that’s exactly what
I was looking for. I ended up walking down this path while
following a thought about changing the way I value time. A
thought that came along while I was lending my friends and
family an extra set of hands."
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[UPDATED: 03/08/12] PLAYER N scribes a tale
of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all
hustling on the Coast.
cigarette breath assaulted me as the man in the tattered Red Sox
jacket put his hand on my shoulder, "Hey boss, spare a
dollar..." it hung there not as a question but an instruction. I
couldn't sidestep it or the man. His gently tightening grip,
neither affectionate nor comforting, but oddly somehow both soft
and malevolent made the hairs on my neck stand up. The harsh
cold wind pushed at me, up the darkened street gaining speed
between the concrete buildings. It buttressed me helping the man
stop me on that corner. " [+]
I gave him a steely look, and he inhaled quickly through his
nostrils, "Sorry guy." I tried to wave him off, but his hand
didn't move. I had to look him in the eye.
Quiet, gray blue eyes surprised me, they looked like they still
had the sparkle of youth, maybe a forty years old but his
weathered face told a different story. Craggy, fractured and
leathery ridges told of many more years and hardship born of
living outdoors. Then in a flash, those eyes lost their luster
and bore into m
It's almost time for the Spring
Break Poker Classic at Pearl River Resort (in Choctaw, MS). March 15th the event
kicks off with a Thursday 6pm flight in the 100k re-entry
event (preceded by a 3 seats added (ADDED!) satellite at
noon). There are three more $350 buy-in flights over the
first weekend. Friday 6pm, then Saturday 11 am and 5 pm.
If you already bagged, then jump in the Saturday 8pm
Mini Main mega that has 3 seats added. Not guaranteed ADDED.
Sunday morning same thing.
Sunday at 2pm the Mini Main kicks
off for a $350 buy-in. The week includes Deepstacks, Super
Satellites, Bounty tournament, Seniors events, Megas and
then the $800 Main Event (also 100k guaranteed).
YOU GOTTA WATCH:
ISILDUR1 HAND PARTYPOKER MILLIONS:
This is a much
ballyhoed hand. Is it the hand of the century? A lot
of hooe and not much bally? It's worth a look for sure...
Non Spoiler Highlights: Isildur's face at 2:52,
for an online player he's deep into a read of his opponent,
and the little move made right before the action is
Lowlight: Why isn't there a split shot for the
article is worth reading for this quote alone: “On the way home. I
asked him about the hand. He told me he had a 3, 4, 6, and
7. He was trying to draw a 5. That's called an inside
straight. Nobody is that lucky. I knew I had to divorce him.
How could I live with anybody that stupid?”
Okay, now you don't have to read
the article. It's definitely political and slanted about
Robert Mueller but that's a great line no matter your
We had a couple of people direct us
to this article on
The title "Couples That Play Poker Together, Stay Together."
It's a nice piece, and let's just call it an optimistic view
timed with a happy holiday. Not trying to spread negativity,
but with that said, everybody that steered us to the article
did so only to say that many of those couples profiled
(definitely not ALL) included partners that were in previous
relationships with other poker players.
undermines the title itself when some of them (female and
MALE) are accussed of "laddering up" their way through the
poker ecosystem. Please note, not casting aspersions against
anyone, two sides to every story (especially to every broken
relationship for sure).
In fact, we might not even
have posted this if not to contrast it with the quote
above and to point out that sometimes couples that play
together defintely don't stay together... precisely because
of the poker. And to further qualify this, we have some
friends who are "poker couples" and are indeed proof of the
headline. Sharing a hobby or a passion with a signaficant other is usually
as good as it gets. Got strong opinions on this? Feel free
to leave them
PITTED V. POKER BOT IN PITTSBURGH:
about Geekwire writer Nat Levy playing one on one with a
poker bot at Carengie Mellon. Spoiler alert: he won. Double
spoiler alert: tiny sample size.
FORMER WSOP MILLIONAIRE FINDS THIRD
ACT IN ACTING:
Washington Post profiles Doug Kim's
journey from casual college player (Duke econ grad), to WSOP
millionaire, to Wall Streeter and now to actor. Go
WAIT ARE WE REALLY STILL DEBATING
a game of skill? More evidence of the obvious? Go
GULF COASTERS DISH:
DARRYLL FISH CHATS
WITH BERNARD LEE:
Who likes a good podcast? Even
better a good podcast with a good guest? Hard not to beat
Bernard Lee interviewing Darryll Fish. Enjoy:
NOLAN DALLA LOOKS AT
Dalla lived it from the inception
and 20 years later reflects on the poker boom in all it's
glory. In typical Dalla style he doesn't shy away from
scratchy at it's underbelly. It's a multi-part look from his
blog. Should be a great series.
and plenty of other parts already posted off his main page
JONATHAN LITTLE SUITED
PokerNews profiled Little's
thoughts on Suited Connectors deep in a big buy in
tournament. Interesting little strategy quiz here. Wonder
how many of ya'll would play it the same way? Go
WSOP CIRCUIT TUNICA:
LEE WINS :
Our buddy David Lee of Memphis, TN
earned his first WSOP-C ring in the last event at Tunica. He
bested Warren Sheaves in heads up action to win 18k.
Congrats David! Very happy for you.
made 11k for second. Hank Sitton, Bryan Devonshire, and
Corey Bierrra also cashed. The Double Stack Turbo
event seems custom made for Lee's style of play. We
suspect there will be more rings to come.
WSOP CIRCUIT MAIN
PROS WASHED OVER BY SAM WASHBURN
Arkansas' Sam Washburn prevailed
over star studded final two tables. Washburn won 188k for
first place. He bested the always lethal Scott Stewart in
heads up play. Stewart won 116k for second. Hung Nguyen of
Jackson, TN earned 85k for third.
Kyle Cartwright couldn't win
(another) Main Event ring finishing in 5th. He finished one
spot above Jake Bazely. Cartwright earned just under 50k and
Bazeley 36k. While this doesn't settle the debate (a private
one held between a GCP reader and one of us owners) about
which of these two players was a favorite in a WSOP-C Main
it is a nudge in Cartwright's favor.
Some other cashers we didn't
mention last time: Cody Stanford, Warren Sheaves, Andrew
Brinkley, Chris Davis, and Trent Bennett.
TUNICA WSOP CIRCUIT
MAIN EVENT WITH 7 LEFT:
This year in the Tunica WSOP Main
Event first place will be North of
$180k. There are only 7 runners left with 2 players that
will clearly have an edge in Kyle Cartwright and Jake
Bazeley. Both have been on this stage before and these
two are favorites with the chip stacks that are
left. Day 2 turned into a "Murders Row" of tough players
with John Holley getting over $11k for 13th. Aaron Massey
taking down right under $10k for 16th and local New
Orleans Player Joe "Joe the Pro" Hebert heading
back with close to 5 digits in winnings himself.
Others in the money: Mary Roy the "last lady
standing;" the always tough Jerry Monroe; and Danny Doucet
made a nice run for 33rd. TK Miles, Schuyler Thornton and
Mike Cordell cashed also.
I am sure that the remaining players were also happy to
see the always tough Nick Pupillo (pic) who bows out in a
brutal cooler of a hand. Nick has had a great 2017 and he is
primed to crush 2018 as well
BRACELET WINNER MIKE CORDELL
of the good guys in poker Mike Cordell wins his 3rd ring in
Tunica after his breakout winning a Bracelet several years
Cordell's re-entry score bookended his Tunica Trip with
his Main Event cash.
RETURN OF "THE
Ben "The Destroyer" Mintz makes a
guest appearance after taking a hiatus from Poker to pursue
sport radio. The Destroyer (a well known online beast for
those that did not cut their teeth pre-Black Friday) teased
on social media about a possible comeback...hope to see him
more this year.
Darryll Fish got over the hump at
WPT Hard rock Event. In March of 2017, the former Biloxi
rounder finished second at the Seminole Hard Rocks Poker
Showdown winning 453k. He also finished third in this same
event in 2013 for 125k. This past November he finished third
in the Rock 'n Roll Poker Open (again 3500 buy-in) and won
168k. That's a lot of "no cigars."
Three months after his most recent
near miss there is nobody above him on the winner's podium
as he finished first in the Lucky Hearts Poker Open winning
Congrats to one of the good guys and a former regular on the
Gulf Coast. To remind you of where he came from, his
start with a Harrahs NOLA WSOP Circuit cash, an a IP cash, a
Beau cash, an IP cash, and a Harrahs cash. They ranged from
$469 to 10k.
Since then the wins have gotten
bigger, and farther afield. This is his biggest yet. It
marked his his fifth win in a storied career. He's now won
over 3.7 Million Dollars and within hailing distance of the
top 100 winners all time in U.S. Poker History.
This win didn't come easy. He beat
incoming chipleader Alexander Shevelev heads up and had to
contend with third place finisher Andy Frankenberger for
most of the final table.
Also a shout out to ninth place
finisher, and another former Gulf Coaster, John Dolan who
won just uder 50k.
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER
MAIN EVENT FINAL RESULTS:
TK TAKES IT:
Timothy "TK" Miles is, as one
player described him to us, an End Boss. He moved to Miami a
while ago but never misses a Gulf Coast tournament. Although
plenty of players wish he would as he lately seems to just
to final table any big event here. Like the big bad guy
waiting for you at the end of a video game level TK always
seems to be there at the finish. He bested another local
"End Boss" Michael Monaghan in heads up action to win 113k.
Monaghan, if there was no chop, earned 65k for second.
Miles's day two started out quickly
as he added to his chip stack winning flips against Steve
Bierman and GCP's Will Souther to chip up and never look
back. Barth Melius, David Nicholoson and Nesrin Can were
early 4k min-cash eliminations along with Erik Christensen,
Mark Griffen and Derrick Cutler.
Paul Hebert, Jeremy Eyer (also
pictured) and Freddie Ardoin made it one pay jump higher at
Chris "CD" Davis, Nghia Le, Fred
Sigur, James Kizer, Heartland Poker Tour crusher Ed Sebesta,
and Caufman Talley all won just under 9k and barely missed
the final table. Thu Tran of Biloxi (9th, 10k), Quy Ho of
Pensacola (8th, 11k), and Hiep Doan of NOLA (7th, 17k), were
the first three off the final table.
Randy Gordon of Metairie won 21k
for 6th, Tim Burt of D'Iberville won 25k for fifth and Jason
Trial of Duluth, GA won just under 30k for fourth.
Mike Horchoff rode a day one chip
lead to a third place finish and 37k boost to the bankroll.
SHOUT OUT TO SPIDER!
Robert Henderson a poker player and
super fan, gobbles up poker content like its his job, is a
long time supporter of this site, is a follower of all Gulf
Coast players, but has recently battled some health issues.
He's had three stays in the hospital in the last month after
falling victim to a heart attack.
An electrician, he
said the paddles used to revive him, were by far the biggest
electric jolt he's ever felt. He's also overcome pnuemonia
(after another long stay in the hospital), and had to get
stablized there again when his medicine threw him a curve
in high spirirts now, out of the hospital and feeling great.
We've been thinking of him. If you are an accomplished poker
player, we guarantee this guy's been following your success
over the last few years and rooting you on from afar.
Not only that he's one of our best resources to let us know
when one of you is making a run in some far off place or
some obscure tournament. So next time you see he wish
him well and a continued recovery.
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER
MATTHEWS MAXIMIZES 6
We missed a couple events last go
round and no way we can go without wishing a friend of GCP,
Robbie Matthews (pictured) of Denham Springs,
congratulations after he won the $500 6 Max tournament. He
beat Elena Stover of Maryland heads up for the win. Michael
Monaghan of Jackson added to his impressive series with a
final table appearence and a third place finish. Ken Allison
of Maylene, AL, David Nicholson of Perkinson, MS, and Gavin
Munroe of Oceans Springs, MS also made the final table. Two
more Alabamians Jacob Corda and jonathan Purcell also made
More results from friends of GCP
and supporters of our site. The top four seniors Edwin
Childress of Union Grove, AL, Ron "Coach" Held (attaboy!) of
Metairie, LA, Larry Little (well done again, Larry) of
Milton, FL and Nancy White of Greenwood, IN chopped up the
bulk of the loot four ways.
Childress as chipleader
got the biggest share and first place. James Kizer, Huey
Hulin, Steve Bierman, John Riola, Nelson Solar, Paul Hebert
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER
MAIN EVENT DAY TWO:
The Beau Rivage's Million Dollar Heater will pay out 113k to
first place. All day two players are guaranteed 4k for their
$2700 buy in as part of the $437,500 prize pool. As usual
the guarantee was smashed. Should be an absolute battle
today as tons of accomplished players litter the chip
Atop with a massive stack, Mike Horchoff who late on day 1A
got it in for a massive pot with JJ v. AK. An ace flopped
but Mike was saved by a river Jack to finish the night over
400k. Tim "TK" Miles bagged the most on Day 1B, second
overall, with 265k. Tim Burt came in just behind him with
251k. Nghia Le of Jacksonville put 215k in a bag good for
Paul Hebert of Pierre Part, LA
finished with 214k and Randy Gordon of Metairie ended with
183k. Just behind him in the top ten Hiep Doan, David
Nicholson, Steve Bierman, and Derrick Cutler. Thu Tran, Ed
Sebesta, Michael Monaghan, Fred Sigur, Freddie Ardoin,
Caufman Talley, Nesrin Can and Barth Melius rounded out the
Chris Davis, Jeremy Eyer, Will Souther and Jaime Kizer also
return with a guaranteed pay day and eye on running it up.
Good luck to all those still alive. If you want
precise chip counts check out our
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER
Thirty three entrants jumped into
the Beau's PLO tournament, some of them at the very last
moment when they were already a few spots from the money.
Michael Monaghan of Jackson, MS squeaked into a payday
finishing 5th doing just that. However, Trevor Buboltz of
Tinley Park, IL won the most after besting LeDarren Banks of
Tuscaloosa, AL heads up winning almost 13k. Banks banked 7k
for second. Nghia Le won 4.3k for third and Ashly Butler
2.8k for fourth.
James Joiner of Lucedale, MS
prevailed over James Seindenfaden of Sarasota in heads up
action. Joiner earned 14k and Seidenfaden 7.8. There were
366 entrants with a prize pool over 54k. Also in the money
Cihan Celik of Baton Rouge; Richard Radford of Ocean
Springs, MS; Carl Guillot, Todd Cowan (pictured) and John
Durio of Metairie; Jerry Giroir of Lafayette, and Corey
Harrison and Eric Wilkinson of New Orleans.
The last bounty in any bounty
tournament is the best to win, because it'll bring a first
place prize with the Bounty ($50 reward). Jeremy Eyer of
Gulfport got bragging rights after a long heads up clash
with Will "Poker Monkey" Souther of Biloxi. Also at the
final table Tom Franklin, Richard Sinclair, Dustin Stewart,
Michael Monaghan, Houston Baker and Umut Moraler.
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER
Adam Cotant of Tuscaloosa, AL got credit for the win after a
late chop. Steve "Fear The" Bierman got creditfor second
place. Kip Jones of Baton Rouge third. 4th through 9th were
Kevin Hass of Kiln, Pat McNamara (NOLA), John Cressend
(Metairie), Joe Delatte (St. Amant), Joe Corey
(Pennsylvania) and J. Carter of Jackson. A novel tournament
that proved to be a lot of fun for those that played. Lots
of guesses on what the format was until play started. If you
won a pot you also won the Rock and were forced to put in a
straddle (a bet double the big blind) but got to act last
preflop. After the flop action continued as normal.
With a little tweaking this promises to be on future
LOC NGUYENS (wins)
Trussvile, AL native Loc Nguyen
prevailed in the Monster stack tournament after some crazy
late suckouts v. Metairie's own Joe "The Pro" Hebert. Hebert
held the chip lead five handed but could not get his hands
to hold versus Nguyen who ran pure enough to win the
tournament and 30k. Guiseppi Betta of Pennsylvania won 16k
for second. Ben Thomas of Baton Roge won just under 9k for
third. Hebert finished fourth after his bad run outs
settling for just over 7k. Joe Aultman of Sumrall, MS won
6.5k. Also at the final table Bruce Soleau of Chalmette, Ray
Parker of Nashville, and Peter Feriozzi of Milton, FL.
Jason Dursun, Steve Bierman, Luther
Tran, Eric Dogo, Prissy Grioir, Joshua Fanguy and David
Ngueyn all made the final two tables. Also cashing Richard
Sinclair, Wild Bill Phillips, Derek LeJeune, and Joel Watts.
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ARCHIVED NEWS BLOTTER CENTER>>>
Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:
anyone still reading this blog…I am in New Orleans now waiting
to play the final post-lim and final circuit event of the
season. Congrats to Wild Bill for making it to day 2 along with
a host of other friends (you know who you are). I whiffed the
1st couple of tournaments last weekend, and I had a funeral
party to go to for my Aunt Linda last Saturday so I had to skip
most of the weekend. I’m in sales and our EOM (End of Month for
non salesfolks) was last Friday 5/20…so I also had my hands tied
a little during the week. The plan was to play some megas and if
I didn’t satty into the High Roller or the Main Event to fire
bullets at the last 2 post-lims to try to win a ring. Today at
3pm will be the final chance for anyone to win a ring this
season and before the actual WSOP"[+]
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THE POKER MONKEY
Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker
circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:
"In other words? A really, really great opportunity for
them to make a good first impression. I would say on the poker
end...they are doing a really good job this week. They seem to
have added just enough over flow tables to accommodate the
number of players who showed up. Anyone that has had to go in as
an alternate, hasn't had to wait very long. Unlike some casinos,
they didn't tie up a bunch of tables spreading cash game to the
detriment of players waiting to get in the tourney...and
frankly, that might just have more to do with them not really
having a solid cash game clientele, more than anything. But
nonetheless, its nice to see all 8 tables plus the five outside
the poker room, being used strictly for tournaments."
MERCIER SHOWS NO MERCY|
11/11/15) Florida's Jason Mericer is one of the best poker
players in the world. Why wouldn't you read his blog?
"I'm back home in Florida, relaxing for most of November before
heading back out for more tournaments in December. Now that the
NBA season is underway, I'm taking advantage of the time off to
watch some hoops, including following how my Miami Heat are
going to do without LeBron James this year.
I actually just took a trip up to Charlotte, North Carolina to
watch the Heat play the Hornets a few days ago. A friend of mine
has courtside tickets and invited me to come up because he knows
how big of a Heat fan I am. I've wanted to sit courtside for a
Heat game for quite some time so was really excited to
experience it for the first time. We sat right next to the
Hornets bench, so hearing the interaction between the players
and the coaches was pretty awesome. It was one of the most fun
things I've ever done and I can't wait to do it again.."[+]
Davy Murrah dispenses poker insight with an intriguing
approach to the game:
"This is a "True Confessions" blog. My confession is that I
don't always pay attention to everything that is happening. I
suspect that we all are guilty at times but I KNOW that I
It usually happens when you put your
opponent on a straight draw after the flop and concentrate so
fully on what cards would complete his straight and whether they
fall that you miss the board flushing or you put him on a heart
flush draw and concentrate so completely on whether or not
another heart falls that you fail to notice the board
A similar but different lapse happened to me
the other day."
new title but the same blog,
Goondingy or Big Smoove and pure aggression on the felt examines
live poker action:
"Greetings and salutations! I did it, I played a bit of poker! I
met my buddy Wild Bill at Lauberge Casino in Baton Rouge to play
the $100 tournament and follow up with some cash games. I got to
the last three tables before I busted. Had to play like a nit,
could not catch anything and when I raised most folks folded.
We got there before the tournament started and were instant
alternates, something about a supervisor not being on the floor
to help open up another table, but after about 30 minutes they
opened a table and about 30 more minutes later I was called to
action. Played very tight and just observed, I wanted to get my
feel for the game back and it took a very long time. I picked up
blinds where it was necessary had one scare where a gentleman
chased me to the river and folded on my river bet but my
downfall hand was pocket jacks in the cut-off, I believe the
blinds were 1k 2k with a $100 ante. " [+]
[UPDATED 01/01/18] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and
lives in Mobile brings his
football perspective on to GCP.NET.
"How's this for a
couple of days of bullshit?
A day before the Saints
played the Falcons on December 7th, the NFL’s Arthur Blank-led
compensation committee finally rewarded Roger Goodell with a
$200M contract extension.
Goodell’s contract came after
months of bad blood and threats of litigation from Jerry Jones,
who had obstructed the formalities. Blank eventually won this
power struggle between two of the NFL’s most influential owners,
and delivered Goodell his new contract.."
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10/21/14] THE POKER BAT is an online player from Northern
Louisiana who is trying out blogging to help him with his game.
Bat will delve into hand scenarios and discuss issues facing
today's online player.
"From his poker blind, the Bat watched Kai magnificently wade
through that minefield of Q10 loving princesses and get to heads
up action. Heads up action in a ladies tournament… creepy smile,
creepy wink, creepy nudge (somebody needs to design that
emoticon). There the Bat hears some of the exiled ladies
talking. One of them a brutish looking tight end for an Canadian
Football League team tells the others, if Kai wins he’s not
getting out of the parking lot with the pendant.
This got the Bat picking his nose, actually, the Bat was already
knuckle deep, this got the Bat thinking, about poor Kai getting
jumped in the parking lot. So taking stock of the future mob,
the Bat envisioned the scene if he won:
Kai exits the elevator, with the Ted Nugent muzak fading away as
he walks into the IP garage, a car skids out in the distance,
but this floor of the garage is empty except for Kai’s car (a
vintage Aston Matin) parked by itself overlooking the beauty of
the bay of biloxi. As Kai, walks sipping from his shaken not
stirred victory martini, the lone light above his car flickers
rapidly and turns off, turning the garage to shadow. Dripping
water echoes loudly and Kai can’t help but shake the idea he’s
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