DINE ON THE WHALE
Bill's reflections on poker, sports, and issues facing the Gulf Coast:
a day. Crushing spiritually. Kept saying this
will turn-- it has to turn. And part of me loves
running bad early, because if I survive, and I
keep surviving the potential is there to run
great late. And this story will only be more
epic. Been short plenty of times and turn crumbs
into cash so I stayed positive, but it didn't
matter. Rationally, I only don't like a couple
of spots and lines in the following hhs. Feel
free to be critical. If I made mistakes you'll
I just want to say thank you
to all the support and belief by the investors
the last couple of years. Many of you have said
things privately or in DMs that have made me
treasure the experience. So as a thank you, if
you don't like being cornered in the Rio by a
guy telling bad beat stories, turn away now!
Anyway if you enjoy torture, my hand
histories in Main Event from Hell are all here
for your displeasure:"
04/22/16] 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
"Today I will
share with you a hand from the $1,111 buy-in
Little One Drop event that took place during the
2015 World Series of Poker. This event attracted
a huge field of 4,555 people. I managed to take
67th place for $7,215, which is always nice.
When playing in a tournament consisting of
mostly amateur players, it is important to steal
lots of pots by making your opponent feel as if
his entire stack is at risk while only risking a
small portion of yours."
DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA
[UPDATED 07/22/16] 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.
"Mike Sexton should be proud.
off the new book Sexton personally gave to me,
right off my desk, out in the open, at the Rio
in Las Vegas. Someone out there is a
The backstory goes like this: I'm at
the Rio working the 2016 World Series of Poker
for 51-straight days and nights. Since Iím
toiling away inside a casino, just about every
square inch of the property is covered by the
watchful eye of surveillance cameras. Itís
almost impossible for someone to steal something
and it not be recorded on video." [+]
[UPDATED 09/25/15] 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
"Hey friends! At 6:34 a.m. local time
Friday I summited the world's largest
free-standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro with
my buddies Jesse and Paul Yaginuma! I consider
it one of my biggest personal achievements and
got so much out of the journey. The idea was
proposed by Jesse and Paul over a year ago. I
initially laughed it off thinking it was an
unattainable goal. I'm really, really, really
glad I looked further into it. A big thank you
to the Yaginumas for being such cool fucking
guys with ambition and a strong desire to live
their lives to the fullest. This reiterates to
me just how essential it is that we all keep an
openmind about everything. Opening one's mind
isn't a process that happens overnight. It's a
matter of being exposed to different people,
things and places. I'll take this platform,
however small it is, to try to express that
through this documentation of my Kilimanjaro
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"Which is better? I think we all know how I feel
about the matter by now. Some others and myself
are still working out some details but it will
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"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
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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
SEPTEMBER 8TH with TWO MONSTER STACK
BEAU RIVAGE :
LITTLE MONSTER AT THE BEAU:
Matt Stroud sits on a commanding
chip lead. The Lafayette, LA player is due for his first
major cash. He's in great shape to make it happen today.
Also advancing bigger stacks are Antony Vidmer, Joe Phelps,
Josh Mancuso, and Bert Ladner.
"Spider" Henderson, Charlie Gelvin, Michael Benton and GCP's
Gene Dudek. Captain Tom Franklin, Barron Whipple, Morgan
Sager, John Durio, Wild Bill Phillips and Squirt Pierce,
The WSOPC Main Event inched
forward to Day two. Still needing to lose half the field to
get to the money, the returnees include many of the Coast's
best players. Atop
the standings is Desmond Scot (pictured) with 318.5k.
Michael Fontenot is a couple of spots behind at 241k. Tim
Burt (200k), TK Miles (180k), Brian Senie (158k) and Steve
Bierman (137k) are just behind in the top 15.
Talley, Ben Thomas, Fred Sigur, Bj McBrayer, Jeter Brock,
Corey Harrison, and Gary Fridelander all bagged more than
100k. Josh Palmer, Frank Alpandinar (also pictured),
David Chocheles, Marco Palacios, Luther Tran, Chris Savage,
Mo Moeini and Hank Sitton return with more than 60k.
On the short stacks TJ Cloutier, Nesrin Can, Danny
Doucet, John Dollinger, and Wild Bill Phillips.
counts for Day two of Main Event.
BATTLE FOR BILOXI
The 200k reentry tournament at the Beau Rivage starts
today. Ton of options for poker tournaments on the
to the Beau Rivage schedule. All events will be upstairs
again in the Ballroom. We'll see you there.
night Chris Canan (pictured above) won the first event at
the Beau Rivage. Getting things started on the right
foot. Great job Chris.
NUSRALLAH RALLIES TO CHIP LEAD DOWN THE STREET:
Flight A of the WSOP C event at the IP finished with
Steve Nusrallah (picuted below) on top of the chip counts. A
massive Aces vs. Kings pot gave him the momentum he needed
to finish off the night sitting in the cat bird seat with
395k in chips.
Cory Pasano finished 8th in chips with 228k. Ronnie Hope
also made it through the night with 126k in chips. Brandon
Guillory and Todd Cowan both bagged close to 90k. Complete
BATTLE OF ONLINE CASH PROS:
Doug Polk v. Ben Tollene revealed their first world
poker problems. An old dispute got aired on 2+2 where Polk
alleges he gave Ben86 coaching in exchange for coaching in
their respective specialties. Problem is after Polk (aka
WCGRider) coached Ben86, Ben86 stiffed him and never gave
him coaching in return.
Polk also is salty because
Tollene then tried to sit with him in his field presumably
using the insight he gave freely against him. 2+2 then
unveiled some other shifty dealings and a drama thread
spilled out. Got a couple of hours to kill and some popcorn?
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BEAU RIVAGE GULF COAST POKER CHAMPIONSHIP:
With a 200k Guarantee in their 25k starting Monster Stack
event, the Beau Rivage will get things rolling quickly in
their tournament series this September. Lots of player
friendly options this go round. Main Event is only $1200
buy-in and most of their satellites feature two added seats.
They offer a senior tournament with two flights. Pot
Limit Omaha, Big O, Limit Omaha 8 or better and plenty of
Holdem dot the schedule. Another fun one, the $200 Little
Monster with 15k in the starting stack and three flights.
LA FLOOD RELIEF:
Seen a lot of our poker buddies social media pages and they
featured water, water, and more water. Now its demo
after demo. Our hearts have been heavy. Too many
to count who visit this page are now cleaning up and putting
their lives back together.
We have tried (and are
still trying) to put together a charity poker tournament to
raise funds for those affected. Thanks go out to
Harrahs NOLA and the Beau Rivage. Both casinos loved
the idea and were eager to get involved. So, to the
floors and the tournament directors and the room managers we
appreciate the effort. Unfortunately, both places ran
into problems with gaming and putting on a charity event.
Sometimes, that can sound a bit like a throwaway excuse, but
based on their initial enthusiasm and then disapppointment
to not be able to do it, we are confident they tried, their
We have reached out to a couple of other
casinos and we will keep everybody in the loop if we are
able to get one together. If somebody wants to lend a
hand or can make it happen let us know. Perhaps, we'll
try to put one on privately. We'll see.
want to say thanks to the those of you who literally rescued
people, made a donation, taken supplies to the areas
impacted, or are still cleaning out homes. Seen a lot
of good people stepping up and contibuting.
you haven't been able to help and still want too, here's
some great info and options over at
by Will Souther detailing his efforts to help our friends in
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK POKER:
Four Handed in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event
Tim Burt and the three remaining players decided to chop it
up. The former soldier went out third having made a great
deal. The chop secured a good bit more than the 300k+ third
place prize money.
Burt, as you can scroll down and
see, has been knocking on the door all summer. Congrats on
the big cash, Tim! Complete results
. (Jason Koon gets the win and the trophy).
SEMINOLE HARD ROCK POKER OPEN:
ESKANDAR IN THE POLE POSITION, TIM BURT JUST BEHIND:
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open guaranteed five Million in
their championship event and a couple of Biloxi's finest are
in South Florida chasing the one million first place prize.
Eskandar will start the day with a hair under 2 million
chips as 38 players get pared down to the final table.
Tim Burt also brings a massive stack back with 1.226
million. Zo Karim returns second in chips. Some other
notables still in the field include Ted Lawson, Jason Koon,
Chris Klodnocki, David Peters, Joe Serock, and Matt Affleck.
Every player now is already guaranteed 22.5k. Everybody
eighth or better wins 100k or more
ARI OF THE DEAL:
After besting GCP
blogger Jonathan Little in the semi-finals, Ari Engel gets
creative in chopping the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Heads
Up Championship. Go
for more details.
POKER LINK DUMP:
It's been a while
but several people have told us this is one of their
favorite types of posts. So here's what you should be
reading around the web (also fresh blogs from River Poker,
Monkey, Nolan Dalla and more):
likely an intended victim of an armed robbery? Go
here for the details.
Arizona cracks down on people playing poker. Start
a business, run a poker game, get raided by police. Go
Jason Somerville speaks up for online poker on CNBC
but forgets to dress up for appearence. Still speaks
well, and represents poker well. Shifty eyed dunce gives
shifty rebuttals. Go
here for video and
Ed Miller talks about why limping
(SOMETIMES) can be profitable on
Bovada sells the keys to it's online poker room to
Ignition Poker. Details
A bad chop for victims of Christian Lusardi's
counterfeit chip scheme in 2014 as a judge ruled the strange
payout structure chosen by regulators was somehow fair.
Go here for the
Don't remember this story? Dig around our archives for
more info, but Lusardi flushed his extra chips down a toliet
in his hotel to get caught. Yes, puns about
Loo-sardi and poker flushes were popular two years ago.
DONALD TRUMP AND POKER:
Donald Tump is a
poker fan and a poker advocate. His Taj Mahal once hosted
the U.S. Poker Championship. He's also spoken
positively publically about online poker. Though his
running mate Mike Pence is on the other side of the fence
and staucnchly anti-online poker. A couple of poker
figures from Trump's publice life have recently popped up in
the news in connection with the Don.
once got slow-rolled by Donald Tump on TV. At the time, when
pulling for her and for poker on Trump's show the Celebrity
Apprentice the action felt harsh. Joan Rivers compared Duke
to Hitler (see sloppy photo shop). Considering the scandals
that have swirled around Duke since that day that series
might become immensely re-watchable to see her get insulted
again and again by her co-stars.
Lots of poker
cameos in her fundraising events as Full Tilt execs (led by
her brother Howard Lederer) who splashed around (your?)money
for charitable causes. Believe there were some
Ultimate Bet cameos too. Joan Rivers called them all
scum. Maybe we should have listened.
somehow Duke is transitioning to a career of bad wannabe TED
talks and becomming an expert on something. It's not
clear what but to here credit people still listen to her as
evidenced by the fact Wired magazine devoted an article to
her opinion on Trump. Go
for the piece.
A much better regarded figure from
poker's hey days is Andy Beal. Beal
joined Trump's financial
team recently. The famous
billionaire who is the subject of a great poker book,
The Professor, The Banker and The Suicide King
(seriously if you haven't read that book yet go out and get
it), has been an ally to poker and funded some of the top
levels of the eco-system during the boom. He's a
genuis and a friend to the game. As the book details
he tried to break the best high stakes players in the world.
HPT VICKSBURG RESULTS:
JARFAFI FOURTH, DOUCET SEVENTH
IN MAIN EVENT:
Heartland Poker tour wrapped up in Vicksburg, MS with Jay
Friedman earning the top prize in the Main Event. Friedman
pulled in over 43k for the win. Thomas Creel of Monroe, LA
won almost 18k for third. Sayed Jarfari of Baton Rouge made
almost 13k for fourth.
John Lee of Madison, MS
finished 6th for a fiver over 8k. Danny Doucet (pictured
right) of Opelousas earned 6.7k for seventh. It's his
third cash in HPTs in Vicksburg. Anthony Magee
of Ridgeland won 5.7k for eighth.
Also, in the money
Jack McBrayer, Linh Le, Jaremy Gaubert, Jason Gladden and
Ryan Dunn. Congrats to all.
CITY IN MONSTER STACK EVENT:
It looks like three players chopped for 4.k each in
event one. William Swink, Jesse Greer, and Dennis Self all
earned the top amount. Five more players led by Jonathan
Hart won 3,873 each. Kip Jones also cashed.
Sturm took event two winning 2.8k for first and James Davis
won 3.3k for first in Event 5.
POKER BLOW-OUT COMING SEPTEMBER:
We are doubly
excited about the tournaments hitting the coast in
September. Most notably the Gulf Coast Poker Championship at
the Beau Rivage which has two Monster Stack events. A 200k
guarantee $345 Buy-in starting September 9th (with four
flights) and 25k starting stack. Also a S190 buy-in with
four flights starting September 15th with 15k starting
Their Main Event is $1190. Plenty of
"O"ptions too: a Big O Event (the first major Big O
tournament on the coast), Variations of "O"maha, and a $235
"O"ld peoples event with multiple flights (Okay, we meant...
seniors event). Also two main event seats ADDED to
every six pm satellite.
At the same time the
IP returns to the tournament poker scene with a WSOP-C
event. Biloxi should be bumping. Here's the complete
for the Beau Rivage.
CAUFMAN TALLEY 62ND:
The last of our local rooting
interests bowed out in 62nd place. Lafayette's own Caufman
Talley gave his supporters, friends and acquaintances a hell
of a ride though. Many of us thought he had a great shot to
win his first bracelet in poker's ultimate event. Great job,
kid. You will be back
GOOCH GOOD FOR 115th:
of Ruston, LA won almost 50k for finishing in 115th place.
Two spots higher than Brandon Adams of Pensacola, FL.
Houston's Melanie Weisner won the same amount for 127th. Tim
Burt (did he cash every WSOP event he played?) won 42k for
finishing in 165th. A few bragging spots higher than David
Nicholson who finished 172nd. Hiep Doan earned 36k for his
239th place finish. Rogen Chabra of Madison MS also earned
36k finishing 262nd.
Michael Horchoff of River Ridge
bowed out in 296th place winning 32k. Joe Hebert cashed for
20k in the 595th spot. Corrie Wunstel won 18k for 616th.
Kwong Ip of Kenner won 17k for 757th. Jared Ingles cashed
for 16k in 858th. Ryan Lenaghan of Mobile earned 15k for
Robert Harwell of Williamson, GA
went the deepest of the Monkey's Minions winning a tick over
28k by finishing 414th. The second best finish by a Minion
ever. Also cashing Christian Iacobellis. All but one of the
Minions made day two.
YOU CAN'T SPELL HIGHROLLER WITHOUT FEDOR HOLZ:
Okay, you can. But you shouldn't
be able to. The kid from Germany won another highroller by
winning the Big One for One Drop bringing his winnings for
the year to a cent or two over 63 billion dollars. Okay,
that's a slight exaggeration too. What's not an exaggeration
is Fedor crushes. He plays the best players in the world and
wins... again and again. This time almost 5 million.
Brings him to almost 10 million for the year.
Dan Smith won 3 million for second place. Reigning Main
Event champion Joe McKeehen won over 800k for sixth.
FOR ONE DROP
Chris Canan of New Orleans, who
cashed in this event, looked at his day two table draw and
said, "Tureniec seems dangerous regarless of his stack size.
I don't want him to run it up." Well said, as Sweden's
Michael Tureniec ran it up all the way to first place
winning 525k. Dr. Samer Al-Shurieki of Pensacola won 76k for
7th. Dr. Laura Crafton won 3.4k for her cash. Jeff Sager,
Kevin Eyster and Jason Mercier all cashed as well.
Congrats to our many rooting
interests in the Ladies Championship. Special salute
highest finisher of the bunch Harrahs New Orleans cash reg
Morgan Bowers (we think it's now Sager despite how WSOP
lists her) who had a great run to finish 27th in the Women's
championship. She's also a great artist. The
background is her work.
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touch if you are interested in her art.
Also, cashing the accomplished Heather Reese
from Gulf Breeze, FL, Ms. Joan Rhodes of New Orleans,
Mindabeth Jacobs (formerly of New Orleans now of Atlanta),
and Kristen Deardorff formerly of Gulfport.
shared an elevator with the winner a poker dealer from
Detroit; Courtney Kennedy who's infectious smile and upbeat
attitude made it easy to pull for her. She won just under
150k for first place. Probably a lot more smiles after
SAXTON WINS MEDIA
Ben Saxton who has profiled many Gulf Coast players
one of us,
and has been a reg for over a year now in our favorite
haunts can play as well as write (his
here). So we definitely count him as one of our
own now. While he didn't win a bracelet for this event
we'll still count it as a victory for the Gulf Coast.
By the way, WSOP where's our invite? We are
HEBERT, EYSTER ONLINE AND LIVE WSOP CASHERS:
The WSOP held a 1k online tournament and Metairie's Joe
Hebert added to his cashes at the WSOP this year (5). Also
in the money Lafayette's Kevin Eyster who tallied 7 cashes
for the series.
LITTLE FAMILY TAG TEAMS FINAL TABLE
Larry Little (pictured), Rita Little, and
son GCP blogger Jonathan Little finished 9th in the Tag Team Event. The
Littles of Pensacola, Florida each took home 3500.
Ryan Fee and Doug Polk won the first place bracelets and
almost 77k each. .
Another Florida family, the
Mizrachis finished 26th with Michael, Eric, Daniel and
Robert all winning just over 1k. Former GCP blogger Benton
Blakeman and teammate Joe Tehan each won just over 1k for
Going through the payouts the
strangest entrant(s?)... 85th place Andrei Kanapelka and
teammate Andrei Konopelko both from Minsk. Hmmmmm...
you say Kanapelka I say Konopelko, let's just call you the
Also cashing; Tim Burt (one of ten cashes
for the series) and Jonathan Shaw (Tallahassee) but on
RAST OUTLASTS ALL 50K FOR 2ND PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
When heads up play began with
Briant Rast and Justin Bonomo there was an easy villain to
pull against and a hero to pull for. Central casting gave us
the pink haired Bonomo an admitted online cheater and now
nuisance social justice warrior/polyamory advocate as the
heel vs. Brian Rast a poker advocate, an instructor (hey, he
helms one of our sponsors no wonder we are biased), and all
around swell guy as the hero.
For those pulling for
the good guy (Rast) this hand to win the tournament and
Bonomo's face when the cards were shown had to give you a
warm tingle all over.
After this cooler,
Rast won just under 1.3 million for first place. Bonomo
earned a shade over 800k for second.
JASON (VORHEES) MERCIER TREATING WSOP LIKE CAMP CRYSTAL
The of story of the summer is
Mercier's bracelet bet with Vanessa Selbst. That and other
wagers created a monster this year as Jason Mercier took a
machete to 10k final tables.
Selbst bet he couldn't win three bracelets. She'd win
10k he'd win 1.8 million. Two bracelets and a second place
later had Selbst buy out of her bet.
Mercier who won
422k for first in the 10k horse event, 273k for first in the
2-7 lowball event, and 168k for second in the 10k razz event
incredibly has already won more in his bracelets bets.
He also finished 8th in a 10k Omaha Hi-Lo Split event, 11th
in a smaller Omaha Hi-Lo Split , 26th in a mixed Triple Draw
Event and 30th in 5k NLHE. Probably will be more to
come, as it starts to feel like Friday the 13th everyday for
everybody else in the poker world.
Unlike the other
bloggers we link to, Jason is a little overdue for his
blog-not like he's lacking for material. Fresh blogs
almost everywhere else.
OTHERS IN THE MONEY:
Gooch of Ruston cashed in the Colossus and a 1K No limit
Holdem event. Kevin Eyster of La, LA finished 32nd in the 1k
Top Up Turbo. Andrew Billiard also of Lafayette cashed in
both the 565 PLO event and the Millionaire Maker.
3RD IN 2-7 DRAW LOWBALL NL
Gulfport's favorite son won 38k
in yet another deep run for Captain Tom. Seems every year
he's good for at least one deep bracelet run. He also
cashed in a 2500 Triple Draw Event.
One of the good guys
Charles Carragher of Pensacola, captured a little run good
on his way to 105k and a fourth place finish in a 1k No
Limit Hold'em Event. People were sweating all over the
coasts. Great job!
FISH 8TH, 8TH:
Darryll Fish won 42k for his eighth place
finish in the 2500 NLHE eventh. Sonny Franco of Biloix
finished 17th for just under 16k. Second cash of the
series for Sonny who also placed in the 565 PLO event.
You know who else cashed that event?
won 20k for his eighth place finish in the 565 PLO event.
Also cashing, Ken Kemple and Leif Force of Tallahassee, and
Will Benson of Mobile.
who spends a lot of time at the Beau Rivage got his biggest
score of his poker career by finishing third to win 513k.
This was his third score of the summer at the WSOP. Mo
Moeini won 25k by finishing 43rd. Also in the money
Thu Tran who won 17k for his 56th place finish.
HEBERT ALMOST THERE:
Joe Hebert finished 19th in the 1k NLHE event. Hebert
won just under 10k . Also in the money (again) Kevin Eyster
of Lafayette, LA who added almost 8k to his career earinngs.
PLO AND 2K NLHE WINNERS:
Three current and former Nola
grinders Eric Vogel, Andrew Liporace and Ryan Lenaghan all
made a little scratcch in Event 19. Nick Vita of Walls, MS,
also cashed. LaDarren Banks of Tuscaloosa, AL and John Dolan
both had five digit scores in Event 23.
Don Wertz of New
Olreans went deep in the Millionaire Maker. He finished
higher than other local cashers Dan Weaver (Lake Charles),
Caufman Tally (Lafayette) and Sean McElroy (Leesville, LA).
The Investment group has finalized it's five players.
Congrats to our own Wild Bill Phillips, Stephen Pique, Dr.
Laura Langley-Crafton, Robert Harwell, and Christian
Iacabellis who will be representing the minions this year at
the Main Event.
A huge thanks to Will Souther who
makes this happen and to all the investors. If you'd like to
support the minions or wear a T-Shirt with this logo let us
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Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:
anyone still reading this blogÖI 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. Iím in sales and our EOM (End of Month for
non salesfolks) was last Friday 5/20Öso I also had my hands tied
a little during the week. The plan was to play some megas and if
I didnít 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"[+]
THE POKER MONKEY
Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker
circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:
I'm sitting here fuming. I'll just preface this blog with THAT.
But unlike the person who is responsible for that, I am not
going to throw her name out there into a public forum, and
attempt to change people's opinion of her, both as a person, and
as a professional in her chosen field. I'm going to attempt to
demonstrate that it is possible to NOT be a mealy-mouth,
reputation-ruining asshole while at the same time sharing an
experience that happened to you. And in turn, allowing those
people you are sharing it with, to weigh in with their opinions.
You might...MIGHT...just discover, that you were actually in the
wrong! Which might then lead you to apologize to the person you
dragged through the mud!."
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:
"Before you get your hackles up......this is NOT a typical "bad
beat" story. No, I mean it, it really wasn't a bad beat! Nobody
"sucked out" on me. Let me explain:
I was playing in a
small tourney at one of the local casinos. We were about four or
five levels into the tourney and I had about twice starting
chips with still about 80% of the entrants still alive.
The under the gun (UTG) player limped. Now, this makes me
nervous. A lot of times when someone limps UTG they have a
really nice hand and may be waiting for someone to raise so they
can re-raise. I was in UTG2 position and found myself with KQ
suited. I just called. Several more people just called and we
went to an unraised flop."
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 12/16/15] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and
lives in Mobile brings his
football perspective on to GCP.NET.
"Sean Payton and Mickey
Loomis are on the warpath.
It has been quite a spectacle
In the three days since Free Agency
commenced, the Saints have operated at a dizzying, furious pace.
First the blockbuster: Graham and a 4th for Unger and a 1st.
Then in quick succession: Grubbs for a 5th. Browner. Spiller.
Stills for a 3rd and Ellerbe. Keenan Lewis's future as a Saint
hanging in the balance.
There were also the recent
departures of Pierre Thomas, Curtis Lofton, and Corey White; the
restructures/paycuts for Bunkley, Colston, and Hawthorne; the
re-signing of Ramon Humber; and, of course, the contract
extension for Mark Ingram. "
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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