DINE ON THE WHALES
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
"I had a few fun hands on day one. Ari
Engel was on my right. I had three bet him a few
times when I picked up QQ. After the last raise
I had the sense he was ready to fight back. He
opened. I raised. Chris Bourgeois called from
behind. Ari pushed. I repushed and Bourgeois
almost beat me to the pot. His trap with
KK working perfectly. Ari had JJ.
Flop came out in this order J... Q... A.
Ari took the lead, then I did. 10 on the turn
gave it back to the kings. Queen ball on the
river gave me quads in one of the most exciting
runouts I've ever played. Later after rebuying
Ari took the same seat."
5/11/19] Jonathan Little is one of the all time
top tournament poker earners. 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 poker site, which includes his
blogs and videos you can find it
"If you only
win pots when you have the best hand, you will
not win significant money in poker. The idea of
playing tight and straightforward only works if
your opponents are really bad. To become a
consistent winner, you must steal pots that
don’t belong to you while developing an
aggressive image that will actually get you paid
off when you have the nuts.""
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DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 5/9/19] 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.
"Gary also worked as an executive for the World
Series of Poker — not because he needed the
extra workload, nor the immense responsibilities
that went along with an additional full-time
job. He worked for the WSOP — and did so from
2004 through 2008, the period now regarded as
“the poker boom” — simply because he loved the
game and respected its players. He was there
during the critical transition between past and
present when the WSOP grew from a smoky backroom
corral into an internationally-televised
spectacle. " [+]
2/5/19] We pick NFL games against the lines posted
Tuesday. Sometimes they move by kickoff and we look silly.
Sometimes they don't move and we look silly. Either way. You
know how football helmets have a sticker that goes "this helmet
won't protect your head if your head is inside of it when you
smack into another person"? Risking real money on these picks is
like that. For entertainment purposes only.r.
"The referees cost the Saints a spot in the Super Bowl with one
of the worst non-calls in NFL history. Yes, this obviously was a
missed call and the NFL has actually fined the Rams player for a
helmet-to-helmet hit even though it wasn’t called. However, what
the hell are the Saints doing passing here. The Saints had a
first down at the Rams 13 with 1:58 to go. First down pass -
incomplete. Second down run - no gain. Third down pass -
incomplete (and the aforementioned missed PI call). Fourth down
field goal - 1:41 to go, Saints 23-20. If they run the ball 3
times here, they still get the field goal and they give the ball
back to the Rams with 15 or so seconds left. Instead, they left
1:41 and allowed the Rams to march right down the field for the
game tying field goal. The call didn’t help, but it was the play
calling that lost the game for the Saints."
[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
and lives with her husband Stephen and 2 sons in
Las Vegas. Her blog covers the sometimes personal and
always comical reality of a life fully centered around poker in
the South. She is also considered one of most "logical"
left leaning political theorist that can debate
with the best of them
"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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IS DAVID CLARK?|
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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08/24/18] PLAYER N scribes a tale
of grifters, sleaze balls, and beautiful card sharks all
hustling on the Coast.
""Look at him," he
groused. "Fucking Fish." " [+]
I followed Tony's finger and there he
was striding out the other the exit, Morty the accountant. His
wallet fatter at least for the moment. He lit up a thick cigar
self-satisfied in the crisp autum air then leaned on the
least, he's not leaving..." I said. Happy to that fact.
Tony mumbled, "Fucking fish, fucking
fish! That fucking guy." He pushed out a thick cloud of
cigarette smoke into a crowd of mostly women walking into the
casino. He got what he wanted: angry glares and a collective
He half lurched at them then defiantly mouthed "What? What?
ladies drew in closer as they neared the door.
"Asshole," one said to another.
HARRAHS NOLA JULY
The Harrahs New Orleans poker room has added some
promotions for the month of July. We will put up complete
details when we get them but here's a taste:
players, a big promo: $500 high hand.
players will have another pm option with a Wednesday night
bounty tournament at six o'clock. For those of you who pull
a long day mid-week in the room it gets even better. If you
play the am bounty tournament your buy-in is only $125 at
night as your bounty chip is free. That's $25 off.
Tournament schedule: Monday night at 6 pm $130 buy-in.
Wednesday Bounty tournaments at 11 am and 6 pm $150.
Saturday 11 am $130.
AS GOOD AS IT GETS FOR GOOCH:
The Texan won a bracelet in the WSOP.com Online No Limit
Hold'em Double Stack Event. He earned 241k. Sweet redemption
for "TheBigGift" who only a couple of weeks ago finished as
the runner up in another online bracelet event ($600 PLO).
This time he was the last man with chips having beaten the
other 921 entrants. He's pictured above at a Seminole
Hard Rock Event.
Sean Legendre of Metaire, as per
usual in an online event, cashed. As he did in the $500
Online Turbo. Also in the money Mike Horchoff and Shannon
EYSTER ELITE IN THIRTEENTH:
The 10k Pot-Limit Omaha 8 Handed Event featured some of
the best in the game and Kevin Eyster of Lafayette, LA was
there until almost the very end. He won 45k for his finish.
It's not a PLO event unless David Halpern is somewhere in
the money. The NOLA attorney earned just under 20k for 41st.
518 players in the field and over one million went to first
place Dash Dudley.
TALLEY'S RALLY FALLS
SHORT, BAMA BOYS MAKING NOISE:
Talley of... Lafayette, LA (they must be able to play some
poker in God's Country) finished 11th in the $800 No Limit
Hold'em Deepstack 8 Handed Event. A huge field of 3,758
entries got whittled down to the final table today and
Caufman just missed but won just under 25k. Jordan Rich,
Cliff Mathtews, Johnny Kampis, and Jeremy Walker all of
Alabama all made the top 100. David Walters, also of
Alabama, also cashed.
TEAM SKINNERS THE
Todd and Renee Skinner of...
Lafayette, LA earned a three way chop for all the loot in
the Goliath's Tag Team Switch Event. Todd final tabled the
first annual Poker Gras Main Event this past fall. Congrats
to two of the nicest on the coast. Well deserved.
run in the ladies event stopped at 18th place. She won
almost 6k. Great job!
WSOP 2019 LADIES EVENT
#47 DOWN TO 43 WITH $167,000 TWIRLING UP TOP:
POSSIBLE RUN FOR REBECCA "SMILEY" CAMPBELL IN
Friend of GCP and an avid player in all the events down
here on the coast, Rebecca will give them hell today no
doubt. She hails from Baton Rouge...and got her nickname
...well...because she is friendly and is always "smiling".
LETS GO SMILEY!!!!!!!!!!
MAKING A RUN IN EVENT #34 $1000 "DOUBLE STACK"
ON TO DAY 3 WITH 359 HOPEFUL SOULS SHOOTING FOR
THE WRISTWEAR AND THE $687K THAT
WILL ACCOMPANY IT:
Circuit/Online star Ari Engel with a top 10 stack
sitting 8th in chips...Texas Player Seth Foster sitswith
the most chips among the Gulf
Coasters still at #42 with north of a million in
chips...next is Jared "Bearbuck" Ingles(pic) at #70 with
just south of a million...
Next New Orleans player Torrey
Riley(pic) in #82 spot...Tomas Paredes fron Jennings, LA in
the 123 spot...
Harrah's New Orleans poker rooms own Steve "CorvetteSteve"
Bierman and Chris "LooseCannon" Canan are both lurking in
the early to mid 200s...its our understanding that these 2
are also roommates our in Vegas...and it would be an
interesting "HeadsUp" dual if they could pull it off
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!
POSSIBLE RUN FOR MILES IN MARATHON:
Former NOLA player and Gulf Coast crusher, Timothy
Miles, is still alive in the Marathon. As the players enter
day four, he's one of 16 still with chips. A little bit on
the short side but more than enough to do damage. He's got
over a million and the chipleader is only a little above
three. Continued good luck TK!
Not a Gulf Coaster by any stretch
of the imagination, however, the Connecticut pro Stephen
Song recently came to the WSOP-C NOLA and left his mark.
Super nice kid who can smash an MTT. His first bracelet of
likely many came with an over 300k payday. Congrats to one
of the nice guys.
SENIORS LIVE ANOTHER
A ways to go to the money but
after 5917 players started in this years 1k Seniors event
the field has been quartered and then some. To our surprise
the baggers do no consist of exclusively Floridians and
Arizonians. We won't go through all the players that bagged
but a few caught our eye: Robert Israel of Harahan, LA,
Larry Cochran and Charles Speights of Hattiesburg, MS and
Steve Bierman of NOLA bagged above average chips.
Others who bagged include: Judy Rhodes of Houma; Thomas
Doussan of Metairie; John Dubard of Tallahassee; Peter
Mullin of Diamondhead, MS; Kenny Milam; Neil Drake of
Gainesville, FL; John Landman of Olive Branch, MS; Rodney
Hobbs of Ardmore, AL; Prissy Giroir; Chris Martin of Pride,
LA; Charlie Gelvin of Meraux, LA; James Rudnick of
Tallahassee; Deric Williams of Harvey, LA; Kelley Slay of
Jacksonville; Johnny Landreth of Lanett, AL; Bruce Kingsdorf
of Mandeville, LA; and Anthony Boswell of NOLA.
Sales are brisk in
anticipation of this year's Main Event with the annual Monkey's Minions
team getting together. If you
want a chance to sweat a great squad there is still time to get a piece of
Monkey's Minions. Of the players announced so far, 4 out 5
played the Big 50 and 4 for 4 cashed the Big 50. It
seems Jason Bond,
Jerry Giroir, Kristen Deardorff, and Easton Oreman, the
fifth Minion who finshed 35th in the 28,000 person field all
proved they can navigate giant tournaments. Go
to THE POKER MONKEY
for more details.
HAND OF THE WEEK:
THIBODAUX 1/3 MILLIONAIRE:
Josh Thibodaux busted fifth winning 350k in the
Millionaire Maker. A wild final table started with Cory
Albertson of Austin (second in chips) flopping the nut flush
vs. the chipleader who pushed with a lesser draw. See
video above. The magic card hit and Kazuki Ikeuchi suddenly had all
Meanwhile, Thibodaux then chipped up to second
in chips only to lose his tournament life in a spot where he
put the chipleader to the test. Unfortunately, Ikeuchi had
After that the story was all John Gorsuch
who had fallen to just two big blinds. He shoved blind made
two pair and doubled under the gun. Next hand he got pocket
9s in the big blind and tripled up. The unlikely
comeback didn't stop as he rode the momentum to an outright
win. Gorsuch won 1.344 million and Ikeuchi of Tokyo 830k.
An intrepid GCP reporter got this pic of Thibodaux by
the pool at the NOLA house near the Rio after the tournament. What a run!
CAPTAIN TOM PULLS IT OUT; BACK
AT WSOP FINALE TABLE:
Tom Franklin of Gulfport, battled
back all the youngsters in the $600 PLO Deepstack event until
the former bracelet winner
was back at a WSOP final table. He settled for a
7th place finish winning 28k. Blake Barousse finished in the
They are already in day two of another PLO
event and getting close to the money. Barousse also bagged
that as did David Halpern, Jacob Seale, Dee Banks of
Tuscaloosa, Blake Whittington, and James Sievers.
MARATHON STILL HAS MILES LEFT:
This tournament keeps going. 52 players remain and are
deeper in the money after Day Three and TK Miles is still
among them. Prize pool is 2.5 million.
MUSSO'S NEAR MISS:
Vincent Musso of Birmingham, AL finished second in the 10k
No Limit 2-7 Lowball Event. He won 156k for second after
falling to Jim Bechtel heads up for the bracelet. Bechtel
earned 253k for first. Russo is a bit (and we use the word
bit sarcastically) of a specialist in 2-7 Lowball.
His first two WSOP cashes were in the same event in 1978 and
1979 (third each time) but that only paid 15k. Fast forward
to 2009 (his next WSOP cash) he took 6th in the same event.
11th in 2010. The only variation 27th in 2015's $1500 price
point for the same game. Yes, six cashes over 41 years all
in just No Limit 2-7 Lowball.
To be fair to him, he
has cashed a couple of non WSOP and non 2-7 Lowball
tournaments including a victory in Razz in 1979 for 75k.
MILLIONAIRE MAKER DOWN TO SIX:
Josh Thibodaux, on such a heater they named his home
town after him; Thibodaux, is still alive among six players
with a shot at becoming a millionaire. The HEATER is real!
This tournament has pared away over 8,800 players to get to
this point. Fourth in chips, Thibodaux is looking up at Cory
Albertson of Austin, TX (2nd in chips with 57 million). Good
luck today Josh!
The next payout is 266k after that
it gets a bit absurd considering they bought in for $1500.
350k, 464k, 619k, 830k, and 1.3 million. Day Three
chipleader Josh Reichard went out 9th for 122k. Keith Lehr
and Stephen Nussrallah had to settle for 75k (13th and 14th
MILES IN MARATHON:
Timothy "TK" Miles sits third in chips headed back to
day three essentially on the money bubble. 188 return with
163 getting paid. First place will win 477k and a min cash
in the $2620 buy-in event will be $3928.
Tim Burt pulled in a cash in the
Stud tournament. Kwong IP has a medium stack coming back to
day two of the 1k. Jerry Giroir, Robert Cote and John Dolan
bagged in the same event.
WSOP 19 PLO CRUSHERS:
GG: GOOCH IN SECOND PLACE:
Jason Gooch won 85.5k for his second place finish in the
$600 PLO 6-Handed Event 24. Kevin Eyster won 2.6k for 45th.
Bobby Toye of Baton Rouge, a long ago GCP blogger, finished
88th for 1.7k. Paul Chung of Jacksonville earned 1.7k for
85th. 1216 players competed in Event 24 that featured a 656k
PLO DEEP STACKERS:
215 players bagged out of the 387 already in the money
from a starting field of 2577. Qiong Chen of Jacksonville
bagged 900k for a top ten stack. Captain Tom Franklin of
Gulfport put 398k away for today. Jared Ingles of Dry Prong,
LA bagged 222k. Blake Barousse has 180k returning and
Thanhlong Nguyen of Hattiesburg 114k.
cashed but didn't bag include: Damjan Radanov and Milos
Knezevic of Memphis; Phu Nguyen of Atlanta; Rick Asen and Yi
Li of Jacksonville; and Kristopher Tate, Jonathan Summers,
Luiz Alvarez and Robert Ford of Houston.
HIGGINS WINS PLO DAILY DEEPSTACK:
Matt Higgins of New Orleans, Chattanooga and now Rossville,
GA won the first ever PLO Daily Deepstack tournament for
11.3k! Congrats to Matt--as it is always cool to win the
first of anything.
WSOP 19 HOLD 'EM
Former Monkey Minion (and now an 11 time ring winner)
Josh Reichard is the chipleader in the Millionaire Maker
headed into day 4 with over 20 million. Speaking of the
minions congrats to Easton Oreman as his selection as the
fifth minion this year. Scroll down to see how you can
invest in his Main Event run (and to see his Big Fifty run).
Thirty-four players of 8809 remain in the Millionaire
Maker field. Still some local/regional interests with Cory
Albertson of Austin 3rd in chips with 15.1 million; Stephen
Nusrallah of Alpharetta, GA in 7th with 9.9 million; Keith
Lehr (pictured and on aheater) 11th in chips with 6.7
million; and Josh Thibodaux (speaking of heaters) with 3
Yesterday's cashers include; James Sievers
7.6k for 168th, Ben Ma 7.6k for 181st, Joel Doney with 7.6k
for 182nd, Taylor Caroll 7.6k for 198th, and Ben Thomas 7.6k
for 212th. Andrew Jernigan of Destin, FL made 6.6k for
Jacob Corda of Birmingham won 11.3k for finishing 29th
in the 1k Double Stack No Limit Hold'em Event 22. 11 remain
in that massive 3253 person field. Blake Whittington of
Jacksonville or Chattanooga finished 41st for 9.2k. Hiep
Doan made 5.2k for his 70th place finish and Michel
Farnsworth won 3.7k for 90th.
466 players bagged out of
947 Entries. With stacks that deep not a lot of bust outs.
Brian Cospolich of River Ridge, LA, James Ainsworth, David
Jackson, Tony Miles, Jeff Trudeau, Jackson White and Robbie
Beck of Houston, Zia Khosravi and Ping Liu of Austin, Andrew
Jernigan of Destin, and Florian Duta of Birmingham all
DAILY DEEP STACK:
A shout out to David Chocheles who took second in one of
these for almost 16k. He then came home to bubble,
along with our own Wild Bill Phillips, a WSOP satellite.
Mike Monaghan and John Cressend won the seats and join John
Gibbons, Andy Simpson and Bruce Little as qualifiers to the
LOUISIANIANS CRUSHED IT IN MILLIONAIRE:
James Sievers of Monroe leads a parade of poker players
bagging from Louisiana with 1.43 million headed to day three
of the Millionaire Maker. Josh Thibodaux continues his
torrid streak with 1.191 million. Others that bagged: Tyler
Carroll of Shreveport has 1.134; Keith Lehr 976k; Joel Doney
(pictured), now of NOLA 670k; Ben Thomas of Baton Rouge
518k. There are 309 players left of 8809 entries. Ben Ma of
Northport, AL with 964k is also alive.
There were also a chunk
of other players that cashed but didn't bag including: Sean
Legendre, Metairie $5.8k; Kip Jones, Denham Springs 5.8k;
Josh Palmer 5.1k; Yousef Saleh, Meridian, MS 4.1k; Judy
Leblanc, New Iberia, LA 3.38k; PJ Horrigan, NOLA, 2.8k;
Caroll Domangue, Houma, LA 2.5k; Mike Horchoff, NOLA 2.4k;
and Jeff Sager, NOLA 2.24k.
3RD AND 4TH:
Cord Garcia of Houston, TX
and Keith Lehr of Bossier City each won $73,333 after losing
their 10k semi final heads up matches in event 15. The
tournament attracted 112 players.
Trey Brabham of
Mississipi bagged 468k. Baggers from Louisiana include:
Michael Farnsworth, Shreveport 373k; Core Johnson,
Youngsville, LA 329k; and Hiep Doan, Marrero 238k.
Baggers from Alabama include: Antonio Cabanas, Auburn 510k;
Tony Scott, Vestavia 226k; Christopher Mitchell, Birmingham
221k; and best name in the field Zelong Dong, Vestavia AL
OREMAN PADDLES THROUGH BIG FIFTY:
Easton Oreman, one of our favorite Harrahs NOLA regs and
featured in Ben Saxton's latest
Two Plus Two
write up beat over 28,336 people out of 28,371 to finish
35th. Despite coming in as a short stack on Day 4 Easton
chipped up fairly quickly and got to taste some of the good
money cashing for 35k on a $500 buy-in. Hard to do
especially without winning the event. But harder yet is
being one of a few to beat 28,000+ people in a poker
tournament. Hard to undersell what an acomplishment this is.
This is Easton's largest cash and comes on the heels of his
previous largest cash a second place finish in New Orleans.
Another weird stat, the $500 buy-in is the largest buy-in
he's ever cashed... despite winning over 100k in just a
couple of years.
Also really deep San Antonio's Jesse
Solano (21st 42k), Jason Oloughin of Sarasota (27th, 42.7k),
and Jonathan Sanchez of Hollywood, FL (43rd, 27k). Austin's
Tim Gray (79th 12.2k) led a slew of Texans to the cashiers
cage including Luis Vazques, Lawrence Bradt, Jason Baldrige,
Mike Parekh, Alexander Mendoza, Kurt Duggan, Clayton Saliba,
Angela Charles, Jacob Wilson, Cory Albertson, Hien Tieu,
Therese Fults, Pedro Rios and Joeseph Skinner with all
cashing well over 5k. Kathy Mckay of Huntsville, AL won 7.1k
for 141st. Josh Thibodaux who recently beat Easton heads up
for a ring cashed over 5k as did Metairie's Sean Legendre.
Last year Easton attacked the
Main Event as part of the Monkey's Minions. If you
want a chance to sweat a great squad there is still time to get a piece of
Monkey's Minions. Of the players announced so far, 3 out 4
played the Big 50 and 3 for 3 cashed the Big 50 (Jason Bond,
Jerry Giroir and Kristen Deardorff). Go
to THE POKER MONKEY
for more details.
For more news that no
longer qualifies as the latest, because... it's no longer
recent, follow the link below...
ARCHIVED NEWS BLOTTER CENTER>>>
Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:
like I will get to fire at a few tourneys this week in New
Orleans for the last circuit event event before the chaos in
Vegas kicks off and the World Series of Poker.....
Been watching that whole twitter
feud/fiasco with Kid Poker and Shaun Deeb. I watched the entire
Joey "ChicagoJoey" Ingram podcast where they discussed this and
a slew of other topics...2 hours worth."
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Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker
circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:
"Mike is one of the nicest guy's I've ever known in the
game, and truly appreciates not just the opportunity, but the
support he gets from all the other players and investors. He's
been great about giving back feedback and keeping everyone in
the loop. His run of success over the last decade on the
tournament circuit is well-known by most who have toiled on the
circuit themselves. He's about as well-liked and well-respected
as any player I've ever known. Having him represent not just me,
but all of us...is an absolute thrill! I know he will give us
all another fantastic "sweat" this summer!" [+}
FACES IN THE CROWD
5/11/19] BEN SAXTON is writing a poker book based on the
Gulf Coast scene. Here is an archive of interviews and
features of poker players from all over but with a spotlight
mostly on our locals.
"Strolling through the Rios Amazon Room, ESPN commentator Norman
Chad spotted a player wearing a gray horseshoe mustache, a white
button-down, and an MT TRUCK SERVICE hat. Each time the man left
his seat—he was deep in the 2015 WSOP Main Event—other players,
dealers, floormen, and railbirds wished him well. Puzzled, Chad
walked over. "Excuse me,”he said. "Everyone here knows you. Who
Kenny Milam smiled and said, “Im the best-known
unknown player in the country.”"
10/12/18] CORY is Harrhas NOLA cash player who has moved to
Vegas to take his shot there. The Vlog chronicles his
"Cory's first few blogs have included appearences by Drew Brees
(okay kind of a drive by), Daniel Negreanu (not a drive by at
all), and an Harrahs NOLA reg many of you may recognize.
vlog started in pursuit of a PokerStars contest but Cory expects
to keep blogging in the future. Track his progress on
on his YouTube channel. Good stuff."
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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