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DINE ON THE WHALES

 (UPDATED: 6/1/19) Wild 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." [+] 

 

LITTLE THOUGHTS

[UPDATED  8/22/19] 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 here.

"Here is a fun video I made with NYC Charity Poker Legend, Andy Frankenberger! We talked about table selection, Charity Events, the WSOP Main Event, and more! Funny enough, Andy bubbled the charity event while I snuck into the money with 1 big blind. Skill game! "" [+]

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NO DOUBT'N NOLAN DALLA

[UPDATED  8/22/19] 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. 

"“Long before the country was founded, all my ancestors had made their way to the New World,” Roselius said. “One branch of my forebears were Loyalists who defended the Crown against another branch, who fought for American independence. Fortunately for me, they were poor shots.”
Roselius’ parents divorced when he was four. His mother moved her two sons to his adopted hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska where he grew up "
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INSIDE WATER

[UPDATED: 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." [+]

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SHORR 'NUFF

[UPDATED  09/25/16] Shannon Shorr has graduated.  That's bad news for the poker world because he's terrorized the circuit while also being a full time college student.  Now without distractions, like class every day, the only question is how quickly will he add to his over 3.2 million dollars in tournament winnings.  You can also read Shannon's blog at his homepage:  http://shannonshorr.com/

"As it pertains to my personal journey, it has been a bit volatile since I last posted. I’ve had some dark times that almost all stem from the rough stretch I’ve endured in my career as a tournament poker professional. I won’t bother complaining here as you most certainly don’t wanna hear it. There has been an often-present anxiety due to things not going well financially. It has also been a hit to my ego.
I think I’ve finally worked through it and at peace with it. I’ve been playing poker tournaments for near 11 years now and have experienced the swings of the business first hand. It’s really important to take a step back and gain perspective and “zoom out” as a friend told me this summer. I experienced some depression as a result of things not going well at poker table. An interesting thing happened. I would get upset about tournaments not going well. I would then get really wrapped up in my head and hard on myself FOR getting upset about tournaments not going well."
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Bella Donkey

[06/17/19]  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 mental clarity.

I am super excited about his opportunity to play in the main event and believe he's going to run deep. Hopefully, really deep. I did the math on it and approximately $43,000 would pay off every dime of debt we have and finish the fund for a down payment on a home. We are on track to hit this goal by December 2017, but it would be really nice if he could just knock it out in one big tournament cash. Plus, if we're bringing home $43,000 then that means the investors are all getting a huge return on investment. " 
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WHO IS DAVID CLARK?

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

"I took a different approach towards kick starting my fitness goals in January. I didn’t join a gym or start a new exercise routine, instead I picked up a part time job working construction. Coming from a late night poker schedule this took some significant lifestyle adjustments, but that’s exactly what I was looking for. I ended up walking down this path while following a thought about changing the way I value time. A thought that came along while I was lending my friends and family an extra set of hands." [+]

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Poker Fiction

[UPDATED:  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 railing.

"At 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 admonishment.

He half lurched at them then defiantly mouthed "What? What? What?"

The ladies drew in closer as they neared the door.

"Asshole," one said to another.
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LINKAGE AND HAND(S) OF THE WEEK:

A few fun ones...

 
-What's life on the road like? Sounds spicy. Spicier than even Shawn Spicer's first press conference. The dealer behind Card Player's Dealer Chick column dishes on what dealers get up to. Here.

-Pennsylvanians cheered the legalization of online poker. Unfortunately, even when it's legal sometimes it's hard to implement. Tight Poker discusses it here.

-Resort fees... somehow it's possible that Vegas casinos are raising them again.  W...T... F... (way too (many) fees) $45... crazy.  USAToday.

-Lots of blogs updated... including some by Ben Saxton, Will Souther, and Jonathan Little.

TWEET OF THE WEEK (okay it's a bad hand too)...


SUMMER SERIES WRAP-UP:


ZENTNER HAT TRICK FOR FIRST, HARRAHS AWARDS BUBBLE BOY:

After a four way chop in the Main Event, Martin Zentner high carded it for the winner's photo and the Gulf Coast Poker.NET hat and patch. We supplied some gear as Harrahs generously awarded the bubble boy a $600 seat to the November Gulf Coast Poker.NET Poker Gras Main Event. Insuring all 22 returning players won something with 21 cashing.

Congrats to Martin, Umut Meraler, Henry "Skip" Gill, Charles Bartlett, and who each won around 9k in the chop.

The remaining cashers:

5 Eric Wilkinson 3,443.00
6 Lee Thibodaux 2,822.00
7 Jared Ingles 2,450.00
8 Stephen Hastins 2,109.00
9 Charlene Smith 1,737.00
10 Jamie Grantham 1,426.00
11 Robert Brown 1,426.00
12 Charles Miller 1,426.00
13 Gebriel Rosamano 1,147.00
14 Stephen Bierman 1,147.00
15 Priscilla Giroir 1,147.00
16 Bertrand Fos 930.00
17 Ronald Held 930.00
18 James Burke 930.00
19 Christopher Dupuy 775.00
20 Randy Gordon 775.00
21 Piyush Mittal 775.00

TURBO RESULTS:

David Babsmer and Jaron Bailey chopped the finale of the Summer Series heads up each winning north of 4k. Randy Gordon was the only player to bust the Main Event in the money and repeat it in the late edition.

Congrats to Davon Hayes 3rd ($1920), Bill Flippen 4th ($1280), Carl McClendon 5th ($640), Randy Gordon 6th, and Joe Dougherty 7th who all cashed. Heard a deal was worked out for the bubble boy Dominic Carollo to also get a piece of the pie.

TATE TAKES ONE BOUNTY TOURNEY CRESSEND WINS OTHER:

John Cressend (pictured) won $1170 for the Friday bounty tournament and A LOT of $50 bounties. Michael Vernace finished second for $780.

Event # 4 on Friday night had a little bigger field with these payouts:
1 James Tate 2,430.00
2 David Bansmer 1,620.00
3 Carlos Saenz 810.00
4 Joseph Wang 540.00
MISSISSIPPI POKER:

BEAU BOOKINGS:

We posted on our Facebook page a link to the Beau's September schedule and booking info. Go here (and like us while you are there as we definitely put up some other content you don't see here).
As always looks like a good one. Rooms are going fast, so get 'em while they got 'em.

KEATHLEY WINS RUN GOOD TUNICA:

Tiffany Keathley won $48k after a whirlwind day. She had to come behind in a three way pot with pocket 10s vs. Jacks and Aces by rivering a straight. The Jacks flopped a set.
Walker Miskelly, the last man standing, for the GCP Pearl River event in March, made another final final table here. Results below:

1 Tiffany Keathley $48,796
2 Adam Byars $41,776
3 Bill Latta $33,692
4 Tim Harris $28,439
5 Dennis Thurman $24,890
6 Walker Miskelly $11,028
7 Sean Guidry $9,480
8 Stuart Breakstone $7,742
9 Justin Kelley $6,162

Justin Harvell, Dan Lowery, BJ McBrayer, Hamid Izadi, Connie Rice, David Lee, JW Carter, Cody Stanford, Tyler Burke, Chris Hight, Chico Pho, Rob Lemke were among those that cashed.

DAY ONE SUMMER SERIES RESULTS:

 

RE-ENTRY:

Four players return from flight A.  They will join up with those that bag B today and C Saturday.

 

Charles Bartlett - 380,000

Chris Dupuy - 216,000

Martin Zentner - 179,000

Piyush Mittal - 100,000 (pictured)

 

5PM Bounty:

 

Peace Marvel 1st - $2,175

Richard Zeichik 2nd - $1305

Sheila Wynn 3rd - $870

 

Scroll down for schedule...

SUMMER SERIES STARTS:

HARRAHDISE NOW!

Flight A of the Harrahs NOLA summer series starts today at 11 am. There will be three flights, today, Friday and Saturday, then the combined field will join up Sunday to play for the big money.

Also, $250 Bounty Tournaments every night and a Sunday capper deepstack Turbo event.

Structures HERE.

 

Harrah’s New Orleans

Summer Series

Date

Time

Event

Event

Buy In

Thursday,

August 15, 2019

11AM

1A

No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

$400

 

5PM

2

No-Limit Hold'em Bounty

$250

Friday,

August 16, 2019

11AM

1B

No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

$400

 

5PM

3

No-Limit Hold'em Bounty

$250

Saturday,

August 17, 2019

11AM

1C

No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

$400

 

5PM

4

No-Limit Hold'em Bounty

$250

Sunday,

August 18, 2019

11AM

Day 2

Event #1 Day 2 Re-Start

Day 2

 

2PM

5

NLH Monster Stack Turbo

$250

 Must be 21 to gamble.  Know When To Stop Before You Start. Gambling Problem?

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STRUCTURES HERE.
BAD FOR POKER LINKS:

BUBBLE BURSTS, THEN BURSTS AGAIN:

You are in a poker tournament they announce the bubble has burst and you are in the money. A few hands later... eh, no so fast. Then you get 56 big blinds into the middle with top full house, only to lose to quads.  Here's a pat on your back on the way out.

Has to be won of the most painful stone cold bubbles we've heard about. To read more details on this poker horror story at Cardplayer.

BOROVETZ BORROWED WITHOUT PAYING ONE TIME TOO MANY:

The former well known 2 + 2 poster, Michael Borovetz aka PSUMike, has been running an airport scam for years now and relying on the generosity of strangers to get him out a fake trouble. Claiming to be stranded he always borrows money with the promise to pay back and never does. The 44 year old has pulled this stunt in 13 states. Finally he got picked up in Detroit, as apparently he's run out of connecting hubs to travel to where he's not wanted at. Also, it appears he's yet to kicke his Pai Gow addiction. Story here.

MARCHINGTON UK'S GOLD-EN BOY:

Not since Main Event winner Jaime Gold had to fight with his partner for his winnings has a deal gone sour after the Main Event final table attracted such attention. Nick Marchington and a staking group are embroiled in a lawsuit that doesn't make either party look good.
Deadspin never misses an opportunity to bash poker and here's their article from a couple of weeks ago.
HPT VICKSBURG:



NO ORDINARY JOE: SALEH WINS, BAILEY SECOND:


Yousef Saleh (pictured front center) led the entire time at the HPT Vicksburg final table and earned 36.8k for first. Jaron Bailey (direct left of Yousef) took second winning 22.9k. CT Hoffecker won 13.9k for third.

The remainder of the payouts:
4 Shomari Williams $10,250
5 Sley Sanchez $7,653
6 Kip Jones $6,286
7 Judge Leo Boothe $5,535
8 BJ McBrayer $4,851
9 JW Carter $4,100

Congrats to all who cashed. 
STROUD PROUD TO TAKE FIRST IN ICM CHOP:

Matt Stroud ran good in Run Good's Souther Poker Open in Bossier City at the Horseshoe Casino. Stroud took the biggest share of the prize pool winning almost 48k for first. The final six players divvied up the loot with Jeremy Tinsley winning almost 41k for second. In the chop, Huey Hulin won 34k for third, Nate Wheeler 33k for fourth, Ben Markway earned just over 29k for fifth and Robert Provine over 24k for sixth.

The rest of the final table payouts include Stuart McMahen over 11k for seventh, Time Harris 9k for 8th, and Mike Vardeman 7k for 9th.
According to PokerNews Stroud's best bit of "RunGood" came 11 handed when he shoved over an open and Huey Hulin's call. The opener, Richard Morris, called. Huey had Stroud outchipped but relunctantly folded QQ. Stroud had 99 and would have lost if Huey called.

Ben Mintz, Seth Foster, Jacob Seale, Shawn Calvit, Wes Gauthier (13th 4.7k) and Keith Lehr (12th 5.8k) all cashed.

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 POKER IS WAR

(UPDATED: 5/13/19) Gene D's outlook on the local and national poker scene:

"Ok...looks 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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THE POKER MONKEY

 [UPDATED: 07/11/19] Poker Monkey shares his insights on the tournament poker circuit, life in general, and the battle to make it happen:

"People have come to really look forward to this team I started in 2014. It has really kind of taken on a "Make a Wish Foundation for Poker Players," as well as poker investors. People who love to have some skin in the game...but otherwise wouldn't have a chance to...are able to jump on my self-created bandwagon, and follow the action as the team comes together all throughout May, June and the first week of July when sales are the most brisk as we race to fill out the roster. Then they sit back...and watch the countless updates on the Facebook page...leaving one encouraging comment after another. It's an army that is about 250-300 strong...and throughout that experience, friendships are born.!" [+}

POKER FACES IN THE CROWD

[UPDATED: 8/1/19]  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.

"Since the twentieth century the basic rules of chemistry have been written down. But like chess or poker, you can quickly grasp the rules but spend a lifetime learning to play the game. We model materials like solvers are used in poker — we simulate the physical system with certain approximations to ascertain what the optimal behavior of a material might be. We compare with experiments — like seeing how the poker simulation works in a live poker setting. We draw conclusions and seek better strategies to make better materials." [+]

POKER GRAS 2018:

RESULTS::  POKER GRAS 

VLOG CORY PANSANO

[UPDATED: 10/12/18]  CORY is Harrhas NOLA cash player who has moved to Vegas to take his shot there.  The Vlog chronicles his efforts. 

"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. 

 The vlog started in pursuit of a PokerStars contest but Cory expects to keep blogging in the future. Track his progress on www.corypansano.com or on his YouTube channel.  Good stuff." [+]

JASON MERCIER SHOWS NO MERCY

 (UPDATED 11/11/15) Florida's Jason Mericer is one of the best poker players in the world.  Why wouldn't you read his blog? 

"I'm back home in Florida, relaxing for most of November before heading back out for more tournaments in December. Now that the NBA season is underway, I'm taking advantage of the time off to watch some hoops, including following how my Miami Heat are going to do without LeBron James this year.

I actually just took a trip up to Charlotte, North Carolina to watch the Heat play the Hornets a few days ago. A friend of mine has courtside tickets and invited me to come up because he knows how big of a Heat fan I am. I've wanted to sit courtside for a Heat game for quite some time so was really excited to experience it for the first time. We sat right next to the Hornets bench, so hearing the interaction between the players and the coaches was pretty awesome. It was one of the most fun things I've ever done and I can't wait to do it again.."
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RIVER POKER

 [UPDATED: 01/01/18] Davy Murrah dispenses poker insight with an  intriguing approach to  the game: 

"This is a "True Confessions" blog. My confession is that I don't always pay attention to everything that is happening. I suspect that we all are guilty at times but I KNOW that I certainly am.

It usually happens when you put your opponent on a straight draw after the flop and concentrate so fully on what cards would complete his straight and whether they fall that you miss the board flushing or you put him on a heart flush draw and concentrate so completely on whether or not another heart falls that you fail to notice the board straightening.
A similar but different lapse happened to me the other day."
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RECOGNIZE AND REACT

 (UPDATED 01/14/15) A new title but the same blog, Goondingy or Big Smoove and pure aggression on the felt examines live poker action:

"Greetings and salutations! I did it, I played a bit of poker! I met my buddy Wild Bill at Lauberge Casino in Baton Rouge to play the $100 tournament and follow up with some cash games. I got to the last three tables before I busted. Had to play like a nit, could not catch anything and when I raised most folks folded.
We got there before the tournament started and were instant alternates, something about a supervisor not being on the floor to help open up another table, but after about 30 minutes they opened a table and about 30 more minutes later I was called to action. Played very tight and just observed, I wanted to get my feel for the game back and it took a very long time. I picked up blinds where it was necessary had one scare where a gentleman chased me to the river and folded on my river bet but my downfall hand was pocket jacks in the cut-off, I believe the blinds were 1k 2k with a $100 ante. "
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SAINTS WIN

[UPDATED 01/01/18] ReidG ...who was raised in New Orleans and lives in Mobile brings his poker Saints football perspective on to GCP.NET.

"How's this for a couple of days of bullshit?

A day before the Saints played the Falcons on December 7th, the NFL’s Arthur Blank-led compensation committee finally rewarded Roger Goodell with a $200M contract extension.

Goodell’s contract came after months of bad blood and threats of litigation from Jerry Jones, who had obstructed the formalities. Blank eventually won this power struggle between two of the NFL’s most influential owners, and delivered Goodell his new contract.."
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POKERBAT

[UPDATED: 10/21/14]  THE POKER BAT is an online player from Northern Louisiana who is trying out blogging to help him with his game.  Bat will delve into hand scenarios and discuss issues facing today's online player. 

"From his poker blind, the Bat watched Kai magnificently wade through that minefield of Q10 loving princesses and get to heads up action. Heads up action in a ladies tournament… creepy smile, creepy wink, creepy nudge (somebody needs to design that emoticon). There the Bat hears some of the exiled ladies talking. One of them a brutish looking tight end for an Canadian Football League team tells the others, if Kai wins he’s not getting out of the parking lot with the pendant.

This got the Bat picking his nose, actually, the Bat was already knuckle deep, this got the Bat thinking, about poor Kai getting jumped in the parking lot. So taking stock of the future mob, the Bat envisioned the scene if he won:

Kai exits the elevator, with the Ted Nugent muzak fading away as he walks into the IP garage, a car skids out in the distance, but this floor of the garage is empty except for Kai’s car (a vintage Aston Matin) parked by itself overlooking the beauty of the bay of biloxi. As Kai, walks sipping from his shaken not stirred victory martini, the lone light above his car flickers rapidly and turns off, turning the garage to shadow. Dripping water echoes loudly and Kai can’t help but shake the idea he’s being watched"
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