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DINE ON THE WHALE

 (UPDATED: 02/02/18) Wild 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 mistake.

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." [+]

LITTLE THOUGHTS

[UPDATED  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 here.

"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 Benefield
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..."
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NO 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.  Horrendous.."
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SHORR 'NUFF

[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 his homepage:  http://shannonshorr.com/

"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 ego.
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."
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Bella Donkey

[06/17/16]  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 the South.

"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 mental clarity.

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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WHO IS DAVID CLARK?

[UPDATED:  03/28/16] David Clark bagged more points than any other at large qualifier on the WSOP this year.  The Texan has been blogging and 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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Poker Fiction

[UPDATED:  03/08/12] PLAYER N scribes a tale of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all hustling on the Coast.

"Thick 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
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SPRING POKER IN PEARL RIVER RESORTS

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).

Go here for schedule.
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 completed.

Lowlight: Why isn't there a split shot for the entire hand.
LINKS:

POKER WITH ROBERT MUELLER:


This 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 politics.

VALENTINE'S DAY:

We had a couple of people direct us to this article on PokerNews. 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.

Kind of 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 here.

PITTED V. POKER BOT IN PITTSBURGH:

Interesting story 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 here.

WAIT ARE WE REALLY STILL DEBATING THIS:

Poker a game of skill? More evidence of the obvious?  Go here.
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:

Go to Rounders Radio to listen.

NOLAN DALLA LOOKS AT ONLINE POKER:

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.

Introduction starts here  and plenty of other parts already posted off his main page here.

JONATHAN LITTLE SUITED CONNECTORS:

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 here.
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. 

Sheaves 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 EVENT TUNICA:

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 UPDATE:

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  WINS RE-ENTRY:

One of the good guys in poker Mike Cordell wins his 3rd ring in Tunica after his breakout winning a Bracelet several years ago.  

Cordell's re-entry score bookended his Tunica Trip with his Main Event cash.

RETURN OF "THE DEEEEESTTROYYYYER":

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.

FISH WINS:



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 511k.

Congrats to one of the good guys and a former regular on the Gulf Coast.  To remind you of where he came from, his Hendon mob results 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 almost 7k.

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 ball.

He's 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 RESULTS:

MATTHEWS MAXIMIZES 6 MAX:

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 the money.

SENIORS SPLIT:

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 also cashed.
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 counts.

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 fourth overall.

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 top 20.

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 FACEBOOK page.
MILLION DOLLAR HEATER RESULTS:

1K PLO FREEZE-OUT:


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.



LITTLE MONSTER:

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.

BOUNTY:

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 RESULTS:

ROCK STAR:

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 schedules.

LOC NGUYENS (wins) MONSTER:

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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 POKER IS WAR

 (UPDATED: 05/15/17) Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:

"Hello 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

 [UPDATED: 08/25/17] 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." [+}

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JASON MERCIER SHOWS NO MERCY

 (UPDATED 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.."
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RIVER POKER

 [UPDATED: 01/01/18] 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 certainly am.

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 straightening.
A similar but different lapse happened to me the other day."
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RECOGNIZE AND REACT

 (UPDATED 01/14/15) A 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. "
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SAINTS WIN

[UPDATED 01/01/18] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and lives in Mobile brings his poker Saints 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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POKERBAT

[UPDATED: 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 being watched"
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