DINE ON THE WHALES
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
Just wanted to say
Thank You! to everybody that attended our first
ever poker tournament:
Think it was a big success. Definitely
looking to continue the positives everybody
raved about as well as expand the options a
little bit in the future.
Big thank you to Chase
Haydel and Harrahs New Orleans for giving us
this opportunity and I think they'll agree
everybody won after our first time out.
More to come. By the way, check out this
on Chase by Ben
Saxton. Also, feel it's important to highlight the
tireless efforts by Chase, Robbie Gertsner,
Joella McIntosh, Mel Emnon and Timmy Louie.
As TDs they busted their butts to put together
an in house tournament and had everything moving
fairly seamlessly. Not to mention just
about every one of them asked me to put the
spotlight on the hard work of somebody else.
Humble, smart, hard-working, what more could you
ask for? "
2/5/19] 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
"I was recently
told about a hand from a $500 buy-in live
tournament that illustrates an important concept
that many amateur poker players fail to fully
understand. With blinds at 500/1,000 with a 100
ante, our Hero raised to 2,500 out of his 50,000
effective stack on the button with Kh-Qc. Only
the big blind, a generally tight and extremely
straightforward 50 year old man called.
flop came Qd-9c-5c. The opponent led for 3,600
into the 6,400 pot. "
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DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 2/5/19] 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.
"If you were able to stay awake for the entire
game, you either had better drugs and alcohol or
some serious money riding on the passing yardage
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. What a fucking bore.
A hundred million comatose fans bitching and
pissed off royally is what happens when the NFL
plows the kiddies with sugar candy for more than
a decade in the form of preposterous rules
changes entirely designed to help offenses and
boost scoring. So, when the occasional game
comes out of nowhere and lands on 13-3, itís
like sticking a cold plate of raw green beans in
front of a screaming infant.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! We want touchdowns!
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! " [+]
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 wasnít 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 didnít 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.
Iíve had some dark times that almost all stem
from the rough stretch Iíve endured in my career
as a tournament poker professional. I wonít
bother complaining here as you most certainly
donít 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 Iíve finally worked through it
and at peace with it. Iíve been playing poker
tournaments for near 11 years now and have
experienced the swings of the business first
hand. Itís really important to take a step back
and gain perspective and ďzoom outĒ 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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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 didnít 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 thatís 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.
MEMPHIS MAKING IT
THE FIRST WINNER IS... MATT DOYLE!
Congratulations to Matt Doyle who won our first Social
Media Contest for the upcoming Pearl River Spring Poker
Classic. He wins a $250 seat for the Re-Entry tournament on
March 14th. If for some reason he can't play our first
runner up is Darrell Guillory. Sorry, Darrell but it sounds
like Matt's going to make it.
If you want to join
Matt at the
GCP's Pearl River Spring
Poker Classic, good news we have more
free seats to give away.
This week the prize is a
seat in the 20k on the 20th. Please only enter if you can
play March 20th.
To enter: Be 21. Go to our facebook
page, like the page, like the post with Matt's face on it,
share that post. Bam one entry. Then go to twitter. Follow
@GCPNet. Like the tweet and share the tweet that talks about
this. Bam second entry.
We will announce the next
winner next Monday.
SHARPE'S HEATER DOESN'T DULL:
Another Memphis player Justin Sharpe who has gotten a
lot of mentions recently on our front page made a deep run
in Coconut Creek at the WSOP-C event.
He won just
under 41k for third place in the $400 No Limit Hold'em
Re-entry event. Bad news for the rest of us, as we are
pretty sure he'll be taking his heater to Pearl River in
PANHANDLE-ERS IN THE
grabbed a 4th place in Event 2 at the WSOP-C in Coconut
Creek Florida. He won over 30k for his finish.
Joining him at the final table was fellow Gulf Coaster and
panhandle native Simon Philip. The pride of Pensacola
finished 7th for 14k.
MIAM JOHN CERNUTO ALL TIME GREAT:
The long playing tournament pro has now cashed more times in
Hendon Mob recognized events than anybody else.
Florida State grad came to poker after being fired as an Air
Traffic Controller by President Ronald Reagan when he
refused to cross the picket lines of a strike in the 1980s.
490 trips to the cashier's cage later he's in rarefied air
all by himself.
He passed Men "The Master" Nguyen
currently in second with 489 cashes. Several big names lurk
in the top 10 but it's notable after the top two third place
is 49 spots back of Miami John. Randy Hollands 441 cashes is
10% less than Johns total.
TJ Cloutier is next with not
even 400 cashes at 393. Dan Heimiller, Kathy Liebert, Allen
Kessler, Brentr Carter and Robert Turn all make the top ten
with 317 to 365 cashes.
P.S.... look at the
aformentioned John Holley who we see all the way up in 34th
spot all time with 248 cashes.
TWEET OF THE WEEK/HAND OF THE WEEK?
Besides the Check
Your Privilege commentary of Griffen Benger, this is a gem
of a hand exposing the decision making process of Matt Berkey.
(Okay, we'll probably post another hand or tweet later this
week as we are kind of cheating you here by doubling up).
Is the player that loses the hand wrong?
Do you see why it could be the wrong result but the right thinking?
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PLAYERS REACT TO
Interesting Poker News
Think they cover the full sprectrum with insight from
Tiffany Michelle, Martin Jacobsen and David Tuchman.
Not suprisingly, Tuchman sees both sides perhaps the best.
RUN IT ONCE:
site created by Phil Galfond launched online February 6th
for real money action. While it feels forever ago Galfond
made his bold assertion he was going to join the market
place with his spin on poker he's finally realized his
Quick highlights... splash the pot
promotions, visual cues from avatars, rewarding players who
stream play, and a prohibition on third party tracking
software. For more go here.
And just a reminder...
we still can't play on any of these sites, but if you
haven't to visit Canada or parts of Europe give it a run.
PEARL RIVER SOCIAL
MEDIA SEAT GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY:
Okay, here are the details. We will be giving away one seat
per week into the March 14th - 24th Gulf Coast Poker.NET's Pearl River
Spring Classic tournament.
Go ahead and bookmark this
This week we have some assignments to be
eligible to win a seat in Event 1, the 100K Re-entry.
The tournament has a reduced buy-in, and added a fifth
flight. It features a starting stack of 15k (up from 10k)
and is a best bag forward format that rewards anybody who
bags multiple times a 1k bonus for doing so.
be eligible to win seat by doing one of the following:
You must be 21.
Retweet and Like @GCPNet's tweet about the Seat
Giveaway. One Entry:
Like and Share GCP's Facebook post about this Seat Giveaway.
FACEBOOK. You must also Like our page (it's assumed but probably needs
to be stated)
Please don't enter this week's contest if you
can't play March 14th. The seat is not transferable so
we will have to pull another name if you win and can't play.
pull from them list of eligible entries on Monday. We will
give away another seat next week.
TWEET OF THE WEEK:
POKER PLAYER NARROWLY MISSES OUT
ON NFL H.O.F.
The former Patriot
Richard Seymour got close but didn't officially make Canton.
He did, however, get to see his Patriots win another Super
Bowl. This is news for many of you who boycotted the game.
Don't worry you didn't miss much. Maybe the worst Super Bowl
ever--which the NFL kind of deserved.
BUBBLE HALLUCINATIONS AND MORE:
Poker players Rich Altati and Rory Young wagered Altati
couldn't last 30 days in pitch black. While we know Young
eventually bought out of the wager on day 20 for 62.4k we
had yet to hear from Altati about his experience until now.
For The Win quotes and links to an interview with
Darren Rovell of the Action Network. Some interesting
POLICE OFFICER GETS SENTENCED FOR PLAYING IN
PRIVATE GAME: Did he obstruct justice and lie
to the feds or can he just not remember details from three
years prior accurately? Interesting
details from CardsChatNews about the case and the charges
SAVAGE STORIES: Noted Tour
Director Matt Savage knows how to spin a yarn. This podcast
covers almost everything from Men Nguyen, Phill Hellmuth and
how he almost ruined the most famous poker bluff in history
(Moneymaker/Farha). Go to
BIG BROTHER WINNER LOWBALLED ON KELLY
MINKIN TATOO: A former winner of the Big
Brother show agreed to get Kelly Minkin and her twitter
handle tatooed to his leg. All he got was a measly 1k.
Measly? The guy that paid the 1k, super-rich poker
afficianado Bill Perkins, once paid Jeff Gross 550k to get a
rainbow tatooed on his back. Details
LITTLE'S WEEKLY POKER HAND:
With Harrahs adding a weekly bounty tournament... here's
on late hand from the final table of a Bounty. Also
features Lon McCaran playing.
HAND(s) OF THE WEEK:
Nothing is quite as fun in cash games as getting crushed
then running it up. Here's how one guy went from Busto to
We promised a big announcement and does it get bigger
Maybe not for us. March 14th
through the 24th will be an official Gulf Coast Poker.NET
tournament series at Pearl River.
Our Big Blind Ante player friendly Main
Event structure. We got more compliments about that than
anything else at Poker Gras and we are taking it on the
road. Players have told us they want a lot of play. Check.
Value for a bigger buy-in. Check. Fun. Check.
starting stack, ease of the Big Blind, adopting a small
blind ante when short handed, and plenty of play? Check,
check, and check again. All in a 100k Guaranteed
Also, we will be featuring TD Paul
Dutsch's brilliant idea to up the starting stack on the
re-entry and drop the price a bit to smash the opening
weekend's 100k guarantee. Bag the first flight? Now
you can shoot to bag bigger in another flight? You'll get a
1k bonus for each additional bag and get to move the best
Again.. for $250 there are now FIVE
flights to chose from, a 15k starting stack, and 1k bonuses!
Midweek marks the return of the 20k guarantee on
Wednesday that did big numbers on Halloween in the fall and
a Thursday tournament that has us licking our lips.
Thurday there will be NINE(!) Main Event Seats added to that
deep stack tournament.
And let's not forget our sweet
sixteen monday heads up bracket tournament. First 16
to register get to vie for the chance to be called heads up
And of course, as always the room deals and
food comps and all the player friendly services (more on
that to come... maybe even a silly video) that makes Pearl
River a great stop.
We also pledge to not forget our
"Keep Poker Fun!" mantra and will be doing a ton of updates
and pics even for the smaller events. Friends and family
want to follow? We'll make it happen.
We look forward
to seeing all our poker playing friends in March and ramping
up the fun.
Details coming soon about seat giveaways
every week in the lead up to this event. Stay tuned to our
social media pages for that.
If you are already
sold.. contact us now about rooms.
WSOP-C TUNICA WRAP UP
CARTWRIGHT WINS 8TH
Cartwright won his 8th ring in the WSOP-C Tunica Main Event.
Probably even more impressive than nearly 200k payday it
also marked his 4th WSOP-C Main Event win. While 7 players
have more rings overall we are not sure anybody else has 4
Main Event rings.
As usual Tunica was good to Gulf
Coasters this year and that didnt end when the Main Event
started. Familiar names and locals littered the leaderboard
and then marked a steady stream to the pay out cage.
Johnny Landreth of Lanett Alabama finished third for 90k.
Damjan Radanov of Memphis earned almost 40k for sixth.
Metairie's Joe "The Pro" Hebert finished 8th for 23k.
Michael Sanders of Arkansas (9th 18.5k), BJ McBrayer
(10th, 15k), Michael Monaghan (11th, 15k), and Sley Sanchez
of NOLA (19th, 8.3k) all made the top 20.
(now of Dallas, 25th), Mike Cordell (Little Rock, 27th) and
Donald Dove (NOLA, 29th) each made more than 5k.
Trace Henderson, Cody Stanford, Bob Beck, Kevin Eyster, Ben
Thomas, Judge Leo Boothe (Ferriday, LA), Denise Pratt (Olive
Branch, MS), Matt Higgins, and Peace Marvel (LA) all cashed.
Justin Sharpe (pictured) also made the money and
went for 10th in the final double stack event. This
has been a torrid last few months for Justin. Two
firsts, seven top tens and twelve cashes total for the
Memphis rounder all in our region.
V DAY FOR VIDMER:
Antony Vidmer, now of Nashville, won his first ring in the
$400 Big Blind Ante Event. The screenwriter and director of
High Roller: The Stu Unger Story won over 21k for first.
Seth Forster and James Kizer also found the money.
EVENT #5: SIX HANDED
Jeremy Eyer of Gulfport won 19.6k and his first WSP ring in
the prestigious 6 max event. He bested 220 players. Congrats
Jeremy we suspect it is the first of many rings (despite
mostly playing online). Ed Chevallier of Mary, LA won 1.1k
for 12th. Sley Sanchez and Tim Burt added to their WSOP-C
EVENT #6: PLO
Matt Higgins, Mack Ham, Terry Moore and Warren Sheaves
all cashed the $400 152 entrant event. Carl Masters of
Clarksville, TN won first place and 13.5k after beating
Chris Conrad heads up.
Cody Stanford made another
run at a ring but finished 5th for almost 7k. Ben Thomas
12th (more circuit points), Terry Moore 16th, Blake
Whittington 20th. Min-cashing the 311 player event: Jeremy
Eyer, Stephen Bierman, and Chris Moneymaker.
EVENT #8: MONSTER STACK
bagged a 10th best stack out of 30 remaining players in the
561 player field. Dustin Stewart also returns with chips and
an eye on another ring. 185k in the prize pool on the $400
buy-in with first paying north of 38k. Good luck today.
EVENT #1 DOUBLE STACK
William "Cody" Stanford finished third for a little over 12k
in the 372 entrant $400 NLHE event. Nice run Cody. Also
cashing Lacey Coffey and Douglas Cox.
EVENT #2: RE-ENTRY
Ben Thomas of Baton
Rouge finished 16th out of 1211 players in the $400 buy-in
event. Ben earned a little over 2700. JW Carter of Jackson,
Cody Stanford, William Anderson, Jeter Brock, and Kyle
EVENT 3#: ONE DAY
Joe "The Pro" Hebert of Metaire slid into a min-cash in
the one day event. Barry Schultz finished 9th for almost 2k
and cashed the seniors event.
EVENT #4: BIG BLIND ANTE
Nolan Burton of Pleasant Grove, AL took the ring and
almost 20k for first. Burton now has two rings after winning
one in 2013 at the IP Biloxi. Tara Snow and Sean Sinclair
both cashed the 239 player $400 event. Tara made a touch
BEAU RIVAGE MAIN EVENT
"Smiley" Sexton who beat Trace Henderson heads up to win the
Million Dollar Heater Main Event.
We heard two
decisive hands gave the title to Sexton. He cracked Trace's
pocket Aces with pocket 8s to take the chip lead and then
coolered Trace's AK with pocket Aces of his own.
Congrats to all who cashed.
1st Edmund Sexton, Jr.
2nd Trace Henderson $60,762
3rd Joe Golias
4th Bryan Clark $27,559
5th Lacey Coffey
6th Maxwell Young $20,013
8th Dustin Stewart $10,565
10th Daniel Howard $8,678
Judge Leo Boothe $8,678
12th Donald Dove $8,678
Kyle Cartwright $7,923
14th Aaron Lasater $7,923
15th Michael Monaghan $7,923
16th Luther Tran $6,414
17th Zachary Ainsworth $6,414
Jason Gladden $4,000
Ashly Butler $4,000
Hai Nguyen $4,000
Jerry Monroe $4,000
As always a first class tournament. Thanks to
Henry Garrison, Derrick Dillman, Paul Dutsch and all the
hard working staff and dealers.
We've heard they are
already considering tweaks to the Main Event structure and
listening to player suggestions to keep bettering and
refining this amazing event.
And a special shout out
to Don Dove, who upon busting the Main, jumped into the
final one day tournament and took second. (We don't have
complete results for that yet, but will post when we do).
Well done Don!
MORE BEAU RESULTS:
earned 8.6k for first place in the $200 NLH 8 Max event. He
bested 192 other entrants to in Event 12. Joseph Welch second
Also at the final table: Simon Phillip, Mo
Serry, Ronnie Hope and Jerry Giroir. Mike Benton, Baylie
Kull, Danny Doucet, Stevphen Tindle, and Greg "Fossilman"
Raymer all cashed.
Mack Ham takes 11.3k first place after beating Chris
Adams heads up. Adams earned 6k for second. Baylie Kull
(2.2k), Corey Harrison (1.9k), Wade Smith, Charles
Westbrook, Charlene Smith and Hanh Nguyen all made the final
Also in the money for Day Two Rene Skinner,
Ronnie Bryant, Gerald Rodrigues, Mo Moeini, Chris Dupuy, and
GAVIN SMITH PASSES:
Lots of sadness and fond recollections today for a beloved
player who became a star during the poker boom. Smith rode
the highs and lows of being a professional gambler.
For some of us, via his Poker Road podcasts, his
voice narrated our view into a true professional poker
career. Smith was the type of person live poker
needs more of today, and specifically a person far too young
to leave us.
As Nolan Dalla noted (see his blog for a
tribute) one of his defining characteristics was that
he was the same guy if he was flush with cash from a major
tournament win as he was deep into make up and debt.
Our thoughts go out to his family and his friends.
That's a lot of friends as accounts of his his impact and
loss seem to number in the 1000s on social media.
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:
finally got some time so I figured I would bust out a Blog right
happening...Hmmmm. I have found some time to play a little poker
over the past couple of weeks. I been playing once or twice a
week in a weekly tournament either at Coushatta or Harrahs. I
wasnt able to play the Heater at the Beau as I had work
commitments. I planned on firing a couple of shells at the WSOP
Circuit they ran Tunica last week...but could not get up there.
I plan on playing more
poker in the near future...My son is now 9 years and I will be
able to start to try to play more.
Lots of good things
coming up with GCP and Poker Gras...we are getting some traction
on multiple fronts and you sill be seeing some big news coming
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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:
"Why aren't I going to TODAY'S game, none of you are
asking? Well, that WAS the original plan. However, we have this
little thing called "The Heater" going on at the Beau
Rivage...and this weekend is the Main Event. I played yesterday,
with the hopes of bagging up some chips...then going to today's
game vs the Eagles...then coming back on Monday and going for a
big win. Scrub all that. I'll just be honest...I've made a
couple bad plays this week. However, I am also running
incredibly bad. Three times, after being card dead for an
eternity...I picked up QQ with a raise behind me...and shoved
all in, only to run into AA. And of course, I never hit a queen
there. But oh! The third guy? He tells me..."you're good, don't
worry, I've already lost with aces TWICE today to queens." As
soon as he said that? I knew I would NEVER in a million years
hit a queen. I was right. REBUY!!"
FACES IN THE CROWD
2/5/19] 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 seatóhe was deep in the 2015 WSOP Main Eventóother players,
dealers, floormen, and railbirds wished him well. Puzzled, Chad
walked over. "Excuse me,Ēhe said. "Everyone here knows you. Who
Kenny Milam smiled and said, ďIm the best-known
unknown player in the country.Ē"
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 NFLís Arthur Blank-led
compensation committee finally rewarded Roger Goodell with a
$200M contract extension.
Goodellís 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 NFLís 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 tournamentÖ 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 heís 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 Kaiís 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 canít help but shake the idea heís
BLOGGER REID GILBERT'S BOOK. GO