The Louisiana Poker Championship was running in parallel
with Poker Gras in Lake Charles, La at the Isle of Capri.
They had a good turnout says Poker Room Manager Dave
Stewart. Dave got tons of praise all over social media for
running a great tourney. We are currently working with Dave on possibly
bringing a Gulf Coast Poker (GCP) sponsored event to Lake
Charles/Isle of Capri...as well as partnering on making sure our schedules
don't collide in the future.
Event #1 was a $330 buy in and winners were:
Shawn Calvit $2500
Daniel Tupper $2500 Carl Hoffecker $1625
Karl Guidry $1625 Enfie He $1625
Event #2 was a $185 buy in and winners were:
Corey Theriot $1500 Desmond Scott $1000
Daniel Tupper $500
Event #3 was an $135 Ladies event and winner were:
Melinda Evans $800
Elaine Lewis $600
Colleen Miller $600 Janis Stelter $600
Event #4 was an $135 event and winners are:
Terrance Perez $800
Janis Stelter $800 Mike Clinton
Event #5 was the Seniors event with $220 buyin:
Danny Wade $1300 (pic)
Greg Rabalais $1300 Don Ripley
$1300 Donna Cole $1300
Will Poque $1300 Melinda Evans
Event #6 was the $245 PLO event winners were:
Corey Theriot $1505 Jacob Seale $1505
Jeremy Tinsley $1505
Event #7 was a $330NLH
Jacob Seale $3650
Desmond Scott $3500 Jeremy Tinsley $2860 (pic)
James English $1800
Todd Weldon $1500 Corey Theriot $900
Event #8 was the $535 NLH Main Event with the $25k
guarantee: Prize Pool was $31k
$3500 Corey Theriot $2500 Greg Rabalais $2500
Will Shelton $2500 Adam Dickson $2500
Max Jones $2500 Jacob Seale $2500
Karl Guidry $2500 Kevin Kaylor $2500
was a $135NLH Post-Lim event: Kevin Cooper
Janis Stelter $800 Enfie He $680
ONE MORE IN 2019:
We are are proud
to announce one more event this year. We've partnered
with the Horseshoe in Bossier City for the Holiday $400.
Our thanks to Chad Disante for letting us get our foot in
the door we are excited about getting to ArkLaTex!
Hope to do some spots with our friend Ben Mintz up there.
Four flights in this Holiday 400 this promises to be a large
Main Event. We are working on the particulars but
likely will involve some sort of
Also, get there Wednesday and you
early birds get a shot at some schwag in our Get the Gift
$150. We have modified our Bag the Schwag format to
allow you to pick from presents under the tree.
Hearing there is going to be some sweet stuff in there.
Also Megas to get into the Main on the cheap.
SPEAKING OF SCHWAG:
Long overdue but a huge thanks to
Tee to the Green Magazine,
and Mr. Apple
for their generous donations to the Bag the Schwag Flight A
of our Poker Gras Main Event. Joe Meteye, John Price
and Tim Martin local poker thank you. Free golf,
whiskey and treats hard to beat. Players go out and
support the brands that support you! It's the holiday
season and all these brands make great gifts.
There is still a Gulf Coast Poker Awards/Poker Gras
article to come but just in case anybody missed the big
results on any of our platforms... Congrats to Joe Saleh who
paired his Gulf Coast Poker Player of the Year Award with
the title of King of Poker Gras for winning our Main Event.
What an accomplishment!
Jaron Bailey closed out the
tournament by winning the Sunday turbo. Shout out to Mobile
as two members of All-In Entertainment Thao Le and Duane
Nelson made the final table and the money too.
JACKSON'S SECOND HOME AND SECOND TITLE:
David Jackson, another GCP Award nominee out
ofJacksonville, might want to think about moving to Atlantic
City and just grind Borgata events. Yesterday at the Borgata
Fall Open he won 211k, got credit for the W and the trophy
in the $2700 Championship. Guess Joe has company in
the next player of the year category.
Does this story
seem a little familiar? That's probably because you remember
Jackson in April winning the Borgata Spring Poker Open
Championship (304K). Oh and a couple of weeks ago he won a
prelim event for 32k. He's staring a collection of Borgata
POKERGRAS Ok Folks....we are there. We
busted the 100k guarantee midway through Flight C. We are
almost right at 200 players running hot. Come on out as
Flight D kicks off at 4pm sharp.
Poker Gras Main Event
Updates on the GCP Facebook page here:
Gulf Coast Poker Awards also bought to kickoff...and dont
forget to visit the Makers Mark Bust-out lounge
Flight D Chip Counts Joe Mince 203000
Mike Drezanick 137000
Jon Wiseby 203000 Nakota Foster 135000
Tim Sanderson 90000 Aldi Zughayer 242000
Flight C Chip Counts Mike Monaghan 426000
Charles Bartlett 205000
BJ McBrayer 82000 Todd Skinner 265000 (pic with Charlie)
Ben Saxton 284000 (pic) Pat McNamara 317000 Jason
Mark Holmes 75000 Gui Zheng 155000 Mike Vernace
254000 Umut Utku 78000
Ryan Taylor 57000 Faith Giordano 247000
Flight A Chip Counts Curtis Picard 18600
Lance Williams 213500 Adam Swales 232000 Ali
Monteferrante 229000 Dustin Stewart 147500 Victor
Flight B Chip Counts Richard
Kaplan 183000 Stanley Seelig 90500 Steve Bierman
152000 John Cressend 401500 Walter Miskelly 323000
Shane Lewis 153000 Randy Gordon 130500 (pic) Tim Repp
POKER GRAS ANNOUNCEMENTS:
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST WINNERS:
Today in the Bag the Schwag Flight Hugo Deinken, Tyler
Berry, Janice Randall, and Victor Holcombe will play their
hard earned seats. Thanks to everybody who liked, shared,
tweeted and retweeted. We had to pull a couple of names for
one because some of ya'll didn't quite follow ALL the
instructions or couldn't play today. In the future if the
tweet says follow, like and share... Don't forget to FOLLOW!
BAG THE SCHWAG FLIGHT COMMENCES:
11am the Bag the Schwag Flight, including the lucky
winners of free seats, will give you a chance to bag chips
for Day Two on Sunday AND maybe win some Schwag. If you are
chosen as a bounty and take GCP patch to the the Bag and
you'll get the schwag. If you bust a bounty and hold on to
the patch until the next break. You get the schwag.
Prizes include gifts donated by Maker's Mark, Tee to the
Green Magazine, Mr. Apple and Gulf Coast Poker.
today very reasonable Single Table Satellites to the Main
Event. $130 Buy-in awards two players $600 seats
to the Main. Also $150 Bounty tournament tonight.
Quick note to Harrahs huge thank you for indulging us
with all our quirky formats and events. Yesterday with
a tag team, a heads up and a working man's event was
extremely labor intensive. Thank you Robbie Gertsner
and Bruce Barret for all the hustling you guys did to make
these run as smoothly as they could even with all our
experimantal hurdles. Thanks Chase Haydel, Jo Ella
McIntosh and the rest of the floors and dealers for getting
POKER GRAS EVENT #5 WORKING MAN'S
102 entries played for a
prize pool of $16,830.
1st Dr. Juan Fukuda $5049
2nd Justin Osborne $3029 3rd Prissy Giroir $2019 4th
Stephen Gutierrez $1683 5th Zack Kinsley $1346 6th
Dale Trosclair $1009 7th Charlie Bartlett $831 8th.
Stanley Seelig $660 9th Jeff Densen $504 10th Stephen
Bierman $350 11th John Gibbons $350
and Sley Sancez were the last two players to bust before the
Another note about Prissy Giroir she and her husband
Jerry won the tag team event during this event. We'll
have those results up later today. They got the better
end of a heads up chop with Charlie Gelvin and Kenny Milam.
While Jerry had to play most of that event, Prissy's
domination this week still would win her Poker Gras Player
of the Year at this point (if we had that award). Consider
the fact all she's done is final table almost everything
it's hard to deny her that recognition.
POKER GRAS EVENT #4 HEADS
Chris Dupuy might be THE heads up specialist on
the Gulf Coast (move over Jeremy Eyer?) winning a second
heads up crown on the Coast in a little less than a year. He
confirmed a title he won at the Beau Rivage with another win
here. He's also had another deep run or two recently.
This time he pipped Jaron Bailey to win the title of
Poker Gras Heads Up King and $2400. Jaron earned $1400 for
second. Jerry Giroir and Phil Treaudo both made $500 for
losing in the semi finals.
Today: 2 PM Tag Team
$400 per team.
Restarts: 11 AM Heads Up 4 PM Working
Tomorrow: 11 AM FLIGHT A Main Event Bag
the Schwag Flight. 100k Guarantee.
If you play this
flight you will be eligible to win some bonus prizes in the
tournament. Stuff like those awesome Maker's Mark bottles.
Also, thanks to Tee to the Green Magazine for their surprise
At 7pm there is a $150 No Limit
Hold'em Bounty tournament. And we are working to get some
single table satties to main in the afternoon.
here for the schedule
AND scroll all the way down for the Main Event structure
POKER GRAS EVENT #5
WORKING MAN'S MULTI-DAY
A total of 102 entries to
blow by the $10,000 guarantee. Seven players bagged
tonight and will play on Wednesday at 4pm with the six
players from Monday Night's flight for $16,830 in prize
money. 13 return with 11 paid. First place over 5k.
Chips for A + B: Justin Osborne 346,000 (b) Stanley Seelig 301,000
(a) Steve Gutierrez 136,000 (a) Jeffery Densen 130,000
(b) Sley Sanchez 96,000 (b) Steve
Bierman 94,000 (a) Corey Harrison 87,000 (b) Zach
Kinsley 81,000 (b) Juan Fumoa 71,000 (b) Charlie Bartlett 63,000
(a) Prissy Giroir 55,000 (b) Dale
Trosclair 52,000 (a) John Gibbons 16,000 (a)
POKER GRAS EVENT #4 HEADS
Joel Doney, Jerry Giroir, Scott G, and Jaron
Bailey made it through the Flight B side of the bracket.
Joel advanced by beating Robert "Spider" Henderson and then
Gleen N. Jerry took out Bill Phillips in a marathon three
hour match and then bested Steve Meyers in a shorter
contest. Scott G beat Bruce Little and then Prissy Giroir.
Jaron Baily beat Judy Leblanc after dispatching Steve
Today at 11am it's Joel v. Jerry and Scott
v. Jaron with the winners colliding to see who will face the
other side of the bracket. Over, there it's Chris Dupuy vs.
Easton Oreman and Phil Treaudo v. Chris Canan. The
final four get paid. Good luck all!
POKERGRAS POKER GRAS
EVENT #3 BOUNTY:
Devin Shrake beat Big
Phil Treaudo heads up to win the plaque after agreeing to a
three way chop. Micheal Vernace got the third share.
Congrats also to Anthony Dixon and Ross Leitz who cashed in
fourth and fifth respectively.
EVENT #5 WORKING MAN'S:
$200 buy in
FLIGHT A: 6 players bagged. They
will be close to the money on day two.
Stanley Seelig $301,000 Steve Gutierrez $136,000 Steve
Bierman $94,000 Charlie Bartlett $63,000 Dale
Trosclair $52,000 John Gibbons $16,000
starts on Tuesday at 4pm with registration open until the
start of level 9 which will be approximately 8:20pm.
POKER GRAS EVENT #4 HEADS UP:
Four players advanced to Wednesday. Still time to join
Chris Canan beat Joe Meteye and then Steve
Meyers to make day two. Canan will play Big Phil Treaudo who
beat Lee Thibodaux and then Jerry Giroir. Easton Oreman beat
PJ Horrigan after getting by Steve Bierman. Easton will play
Chris Dupuy who took out Bill Phillips and earlier Scott G.
Today at 11am the other half of the bracket will play
out. You might want to call ahead to lock up your seat.
Final eight players (four from A and four from B) will
join up and play it out tomorrow with the final four getting
Main event starts
Thursday at 11am with a $600 buyin Flight A. Flight B
starts at 11am on Friday...then we slide into Saturday where
we have 2 flights ...Flight C at 11am and Flight D at 4pm
$100k Guarantee and we had almost 250 players
last yeat ...we are anticipating coming in North of 300
runners this year. Plan your days accordingly.
1. Ronald Lane $11250 2. Prissy Giroir
$6750 3. Jaron Bailey $4050 4. Desmon
Holmes $3600 5. David Chocheles $3150 6.
Corey Harrison $2700 7. Stephen Bierman $2250 8.
Peace Marvel $1800 9. Bruce Little $1350 10.
Hugo Deinken $1350 11. John Ducote $1350 12.
Easton Oreman $1350 13. Ronnie Hope $900 14.
Ryan Taylor $900 15. Derek Ridley $900 16.
Daniel Herrinton $450 17. Charles Bartlett $450 18.
Bruce Little $450
EVENT 2 GAME OF THE CENTURY:
Jason Regas $2145
2. Derek Ridley $1287
POKERGRASEVENT ONE CONTINUES TODAY!
Event 1 features a BagWow! format. It's a best bag forward
three flight event. Meaning you start Day 2 with the
biggest bag you advance. But wait... there's more. Bag
Twice... win a Poker Gras Main Event seat (added to the
Prize Pool). Hold up don't stop reading, there's even
more... Bag Thrice (nobody says thrice)... win a Poker Gras
Main Event seat AND $900 cash (paid out on day 2). First
flight featured 8 baggers. Two flights today!
GRAS HOTEL ROOMS:
Due to two
large coventions in town, rooms at partner hotels and those
near Harrahs are at a premium this year. Unfortunately, not
just the poker world realizes what a fun city New Orleans is
However, if you dodge rush hour there are a
lot of comparitively cheaper options, in Metaire and outside
the city, within 10 to 15 minutes. Here's a search we
for Metairie including (at the time we searched) options for
~$82 a night.
MAKERS MARK BUST-OUT LOUNGE?
Bad beat, coolered, bluffed it off?
Come get a complimentry Maker's Mark cocktail to take off
the edge. Details
AND LIVE FEEDS CAN BE FOUND ON THE BLOG OR FACEBOOK...
We will be blogging some Poker Gras final tables, and
some of the events here and there. For sure most
of the Main Event. Check in these places for more
coverage. Or if you'd just like to review the action
from the just completed Pearl River Poker Open.
Go to our blog for more in depth coverage of how Gavin
Munroe won the Main Event at the Pearl River Poker Open. He
knocked out almost all of the other final table players and
seemed like he was on a mission. And we have to get a
pic of our winner on our primary site right?
talented players fell by the wayside as he lifted the
trophy. Thanks to Pearl River for a great event. Go
Sorry, we've been deep into coverage of our own
tournaments on our other platforms but here's some linkage
-Two poker players talk Survivor.
Boston Rob's interview on
-Mo Nuwwarah does not pull any punches in his coverage
of the Venetian for
-Wow, that's a pretty Guitar shaped casino hotel in
the mecca of live poker
-Ben Afflecks Drunk Hit 'N Run. Not nearly as bad as
that sounds as he wasn't behind a steering wheel although
the actor did sit drunk at a Commerce poker table win a quck
$1500 from some 1-3 players and the tore off in the night
like a rebuilding a bankroll grinder.
covered this poker story.
-This is behind a paywall
Wall Street Journal
but if you have access here's a story about the overlap of
investing and pokering.
ONLINE POKER NEWS:
Wow... so much news from the online world we needed a
block devoted just to our internet friends.
Congrats to Janice Randall who won a seat to Pearl
River's Monster Stack (October 30th) AND Poker Gras Main
Event (November 14th).
Currently we have two social
media contests still going. Scroll down for direct link to
Rookies contest. Or, get your last chance to win a
seat in two different events. Yes, you can win a 150k
Guarantee BagWow! (see video below) Re-entry Tournament seat
Poker Gras Main Event Seat.
That's two seats to two different tournaments with 250k in
guaranteed money. Not too shabby. Go to our Facebook page's
pinned post or @GCPNet's pinned tweet for instructions on
how to earn an entry. That video just below... that'll
be on the post.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
NEWS FROM AROUND THE
RIDLEY WINS IT:
Friday, Derek Ridley took down a Baton Rouge tournament for
a nice payday AND won an entry into the Rookies tourament at
Congrats to Derek and that's a really
ADKINS BETS BIG AT BESTBET:
Cash game pro Josh Adkins from Tallahassee, called his
shot when he won the 5k Main Event at the
WPT BestBet Jacksonville
event. With only 20k in tournament cashes he still entered
the event. Then he texted his buds he was going to win
and did just that for over 331k beating Tan Nguyen heads up.
IVEY DENIED IN EUROPE BUT STILL ON A HEATER:
Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik won the 25k Short Deck
tournament at the WSOP Europe on his home turf of King's
Casino. He beat none other than Phil Ivey heads up. Ivey
entered with a giant chip lead but Leon overcame the odds to
deny Ivey his 11th WSOP bracelet.
Not sure if Leon
allowed Phil to play Baccaret or if anybody was waiting for
Phil by the pay out cage.
Ivey then bagged the
biggest stack in the High Roller No Limit Event and cashed a
previous short deck tournament.
NOT DEAF ENOUGH:
Allegations are swirling in Australia that the winner of a
Deaf Poker Australia
Championship wasn't deaf enough to be
eligible. Chris Smitton identifies as deaf and pointed to a
tatoo by his ear with a mute symbol when the other players
introduced themselves by sign language.
LINKAGE: GULF COAST POKER AWARDS:
PokerNews broke the story: at
this year's Poker Gras,
in the Friday, November 15th Main Event flight we will award the first annual
Gulf Coast Poker
Awards in eight categories. How did PokerNews get the story
first? We must have a leaker. To see the nominees go
Great write up by Chad Holloway and a ton of locals
deserving of the spotlight. Go to our GCP Facebook
Group to let us know who we missed.
RAT ROUNDERS GOING TO PEARL RIVER:
The Memphis Bar League
River Rat Rounders (see pic above) will be sending at least two rookie's
to our Rookies And Rounders event. Under 10k in
earnings you can still join them. Want to go for free?
We currently have two social media contests going
the Rookie and Rounders post (embedded below):
Also check out the latest
contest pinned atop our
where we give away a $600POKER GRAS
Main Event Seat and a $200 Pearl River Monster Stack seat.
In search of something novel
for your halloween outfit? Why just rely on A.I. to tell you
to 6x pot with a draw when you can utilize it for your
costume choice too. Some of them include:
Sentient Stone, Eight Ball of Wrath, Skunk in a Moose suit,
or A Poker Player in Possession of an Onion (if only it were
a Poker Player Possessed by an Onion). For more choices go
BEATING BOTS HURTS BOTTOM LINE:
Speaking of A.I.. Crackdown on Bots hurts
Hopefully it's only short term.
DEPARTMENT INTERPRETATION OF WIRE ACT TO BE INTERPRETED:
Enforcement and intrepretation of Wire Act has flipped
and flopped as it pertains to online poker depending on some
fairly arbitrary opinions of law enforcement. It's possible
with some cases up for appeal it may be finally and
interpretated by the Supreme Court.
tournament that kicks off
Poker Gras at Harrahs, NOLA on
November 7th will feature a best bag forward format. If you
bag twice you'll also win a $600 Main Event seat. Bag
three times and you'll win a $600 Main Event seat AND $900
cold hard cash.
*Okay... We can't guarantee it'll be cold
or hard cash. It
could be soft or warm or it could be hot and crinkly cash. But it
definitely will be cash.
Speaking of BagWow! we got another
one of our dumb goofy videos coming as
soon as next week promoting the BagWow! format at Pearl
River. To whet your appetite it's got something to do with
format? Well everything is one notch better in Pearl River
this fall. The tournament has been moved to a smoke free VIP
room. The guarantee has been bumped up to 150k and then the
bonuses that'll be making you say BagWOW!
starts October 24th with a flight on Thursday, two on Friday
and two more Saturday. Bag once? Good luck on day two!
But... it's a best bag forward format, so might as well bag
twice and get some extra chips. Then you also a earn a 1k
bonus. You want to bag again, you got five flights to play,
so why not. If you do, we'll give you another 3k bonus.
1k + 3k = 4k in bonuses all before you make the money on Day 2!
Again, you will win cash, but no guarantee it'll be cold or
BestBet MAIN STARTS:
Here's is the complete
schedule for BestBet Jacksonville's current tournament
series which includes the 5k WPT Main Event that starts
Joey Ingram is dominating our tweets recently but
considering PostleGate has dominated poker content for two
weeks, and he's kind of the authority on it... hard not to
quote him. And at this point in time, is there
anything posted not be
about Mike Postle? So more Postle but wait... there's a twist. It's a hand he loses.
And there's dancing and taunting and more.
The time Mike Postle didn't cheat during the WSOP & was punished for one of the bad pre-flop plays he makes on a consistent basis. This time around, it's Mike's opponent who is doing the laughing in his face. One of my favorite Postle hands pic.twitter.com/CKAUAVrLeX
When did he gain superuser status and his Impostable
super powers? YouTuber Gumpnstein did the work and Joey Ingram
it in this video. Gumpnstein narrowed it down to the first
moment of the cheating. Also, Postle's winnings and absurd win-rate get even more
If you want to hear Postle's take on
the situation. He went on Mike Matasow's podcast.
OWN A PIECE OF POKER
For just under 12 million you can purchase
the gambling den Benny Binion used to hang out at before
opening the Horseshoe in Vegas. Located outside of
has three lakes and 1369 acres.
RUNGOOD BOSSIER RESULTS:
Mykel Comroe first for
over 40k. Dennis Jones second. Mike Sanders and Mark Burford
final table. Judge Leo Boothe, Preston McEwen, Chris Hight,
Wes Gauthier, Matt Stroud, and Shawn Calvit cash.
WALTERS' APPEAL FAILS:
Sports bettor legend Billy Walters lost his appeal on an
insider trading charge. Details
WINS LATEST CONTEST:
player earned his entry in the drawing by sharing our
FACEBOOK post. This week we still have the Rookies and Rounders
ongoing post (scroll down) AND just pinned our latest
You can win your way into the 150k, Best
Bag Forward, 1k bonus for bagging twice, 4k total bonus for
bagging thrice. Earn entries by following the instructions
there and on TWITTER.
GCP TOURNAMENT NEWS:
8 PLAYERS 5 SEATS:
Pearl River Resort's first satellite guaranteed 5 seats to
the 150k Guaranteed Best Bag, Multi-Bag Bonus opening
8 players entered last night and 5 people
won seats. Wow!
The next one is Saturday at 7 pm.
All these guarantee 5 seats.
If you like overlays it's worth the drive.
details on that 150k tournament here:
POKER GRAS SCHEDULE TWEAKS:
Working Man's Special, a multi-flight multi-NIGHT tournament
has been ammended. November 11th at 4pm is Flight A,
November 12th at 4pm is Flight B, and November 13th at...
you guessed it 4 pm is NIGHT Two.
For a $200 buy-in you'll get a nice
structure and be able to make it to work the next day.
The opener a three flight Monster stack will be best bag
forward. We are working on offering a bonus for anybody that
bags all three flights.
Updates to the schedule will
be posted here
We will start our seat giveaway promotions
for Poker Gras NEXT WEEK.
MORE ON THE IMPOSTLEABLE:
It's always nice to see
major media cover Poker. Unfortunately, most of the
time when they do it's covering a scandal. Scott Van Pelt
distills this scandal expertly...
NEWS AND LINKAGE:
RC DALE WINS HIS WAY TO ROOKIES AND
Congrats to Mobile's RC Dale who won a promotion we ran with
All In Entertainment to earn a seat to Pearl River's Rookie
and Rounders tournament October 27th. We'll see you
Btw, head over to our
FACEBOOKpage if you too want to win a Rookies seat. We
have a still running promotion for that. Also this
afternoon we will announce our latest winner AND start yet
another free seat giveaway. Plenty of chances to win
your way into our tournaments at Pearl River featuring TWO
$150k Guarantees! Schedule
FORMER GCP BLOGGER RUNNING GOOD:
Last time Matt Stroud played in Bossier City he won the
RunGood main event for 47k. He returned as a bounty in
another RunGood tournament at the Horseshoe and promptly got
the biggest chunk of the chop. Unfortunately, after the
agreement they played it out for the ring and Timothy
Gilliam prevailed. Stroud pocketed 4k in the $135 buy-in.
Gilliam, Christopher Shaw, and Brandon Gilliam each made
almost 3k. Ben Mintz, Michelle Wolkomir, Mary Fowler, Sean
Hardy and Dennis Baker all cashed.
LEGAL TWIST IN EDGE SORTING:
has the story on Phil Ivey's ongoing battle with Borgata.
Now appealing the 2016 verdict, his lawyers brought up a
case maybe they should have cited in their first trial. Go
FANDUEL, POKERSTARS NOW ONE AND THE SAME:
More on the megrer that Joins Poker Stars/Full Tilt/Sky
Bet with Paddy Power/Betfair. Also means Fox Bet will join
FanDuel in the US. Irish Times has
DRAYMOND GREEN GETS CLOCKED CLEANED BY HO:
Golden State Warrior Draymond Green tried to run a bluff
on Maria Ho. How'd
that work out?
HANDS OF THE WEEK:
has been the conversation of the week on Twitter, our
and messageboards everywhere. Mike Postle, often seen in his
Ole Miss hat on the Stones stream and with a connection to
Tunica poker, has been accused of cheating. Many think he
possibly hacked the RFID or somehow received signals about
the hands as they played out. Doug Polk wraps it up pretty
well with some hand analysis.
TWEET OF THE
Want some persuasive evidence...
Comparing @Mike_Postle results to the infamous online poker super user potripper
want to still believe in Heros? Let's watch a great poker
player make a great river decision on a live stream without
staring at his crotch, playing with his hat, and not winning
at an impostleable rate?
is your man...
PEARL RIVER UPDATES:
of Baton Rouge is very much liked by our Random Number
Generator. Her retweet got picked as last week's winner.
She wins a $250 150k Guarantee seat in the opening weekend at
Pearl River Resorts October 24th - November 3rd.
FIVE SEATS GUARANTEED:
Big news is
Pearl River Resorts will be hosting satellites for the Re-entry
starting next week:
You can win your way to the 150k Prize Pool for as little as a
For each satellite there are FIVE guaranteed seats to the 150k
Guarantee re-entry at Pearl River (starting Otober 24th.
Thursday, October 3rd: 7 pm
Saturday, October 5th: 7 pm
Thursday, October 10th: 7 pm
Saturday, October 12th: 7 pm
Thursday, October 17th: 7 pm
Saturday, October 19th: 7 pm
5k Starting chips. Additonal 2500 with Dealer Add On.
Late Registration 8 levels. Every $250 after guarantee is
met will go to another seat in the 150k. Any prize money
short of $250 will be paid in cash to one spot.
THIS WEEK'S CONTEST:
you'd like to be a winner like Amber here's another chance: For
this week's drawing you can win pick your choice from the
following: Any noon
event from Monday October 28th
through Thursday October 31st; OR a Rookie/Rounders seat (Oct.
27th). Should you chose a $250 or less event we'll also throw in
a $100 Main Event satellite seat on the day of your choosing.
This time to earn an entry: Like our
FACEBOOK, Like the Post, Share the post, AND Name
the Event you'd like to win the seat to... just to keep it
interesting pick the celebrity that you think would a great
poker player (Gifs welcome :) but not required).
Entry: Find the Social Media Post #3 Tweet on @GCPNet's
TWITTER profile, Follow the profile,
Like the Tweet, Retweet and comment the event you'd like to win
your seat in.
Don't forget, if you haven't yet, you can
still enter our Rookies and Rounders bonus contest. Scroll
through our Facebook and twitter to find the post.
ROOMS IF YOU GO:
inexpensive: $49 Sunday through Thursday $69 Friday and
Saturday Must call Poker Room for the rate: 601 663-1040
For those who have played previously look for a free three
night weekday mailer with room code out now! Again call Poker
Room to redeem. If you are planning on attending the entire
event contact us via facebook DM for possibly even better deals
HANDS OF THE WEEK:
This one goes out to Justin Bracy who loves to talk about
one outers. Here's some grossness:
Kind of old news
now... but the Rio has been sold. Meanwhile, speculation still
runs rampant about the fate of the WSOP. Odd because Seth
Palansky issued a statement saying it'll be at the Rio basically
for the next 1 to 2 years, and Caesers is going to rent the
property for at least two years. It makes sense for them to
sell, then rent from those they sold it to, for only one reason
and that's the cash cow that is the WSOP.
Two ways this
can go... the new owners might want to demolish as soon as the
rent stops which probably will be bad for poker and guests OR
they might have big plans. Fingers crossed that the unlikely
scenario of upgrading and renovating the casino makes us wish in
two years the WSOP wasn't leaving.
author and poker playing poet Al Alvarez who wrote the "Biggest
Game in Town" (a book you should have read by now if you love
this game) passed away at 90 years of age.
TWEET OF THE WEEK DEALS AT WPT:
Seems silly how many spur of the moment bathroom breaks take
place at the end of major poker tours final tables. Then a
head-scratching hand or two immediately happens and the
tournaments all settled. It's usually a facade. It's long past
time for poker tours to facilitate above the board chops and to
release the true winnings of each player.
wants your opinion on dealmaking for the main tour. There
are multiple factors to consider including a Tournament of
Champions seat, POY points, television production, as well
as live reporting. What are your thoughts on how this should
take place when deals are allowed?
Matt Savage took to Twitter to ask the fans if the WPT
should allow chops. At least half of GCP thinks Tours should
meet players halfway at a minimum. Allow "saves" where the
players can chop all the $ up to a certain point. Then play it
out for the remainder of the cash, circuit points, the trophy,
bracelet or whatever. It's an antiquated and silly notion.
There's no harm in saying even on a telecasts the players have
made a deal and are playing it out for X amount.
POKER PRO ON SURVIVOR SPOILERS AHEAD:
Ronnie Bardah represented so much promise for fans of
Survivor and poker. This guy went like 7 years in a row cashing
the WSOP Main Event. He's got patience, strategy and can handle
himself physically. He's young enough to be dangerous and old
enough to careful and calculated. From the outside seemingly a
perfect survivor player. Maybe too perfect, as he went home
first. Even cash pro Garrett Adelstein lasted longer. At least
poker fans still got Boston Rob
a Pensacola resident now who is a mentor to the players.
isn't specifically for poker but includes a lot of tips you'll
hear from Poker Mental Game strategists. Works in real life...
will work on the felt too.
Pretty excited about this one from PokerGo. It takes a
closer look at history and legends of the Game. This tease is a
good start as they get the origins of poker right: Poker started
in New Orleans and spread up the Mississippi.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTESTS:
Alright, we've decide to run our bonus Rookie seat giveaway
for a while (maybe two... maybe three... maybe four weeks...
we'll see) and still do our weekly seat giveaways. So if you
haven't participated yet... jump in. This seat is transferable.
Now for this week (and this one only lasts a week) you can
also win a seat into the opening event at Pearl River (starting
October 24th). The 150k Guarantee tournament features an
affordable buy-in, a best bag forward format, and bonuses for
bagging multiple times. If you bag twice you win an extra 1k.
You bag three times you win an extra 3k. That's potentially 4k
before the field even gets to the money.
Go to our
FACEBOOK and TWITTER
to go get some entries! We will draw a winner from all eligible
entries. You'll notice our contest post will be pinned to the
top of our facebook but don't forget to scroll down.
you are ready to book a room at Pearl River... act fast.
Talk about inexpensive: $49 Sunday through Thursday
$69 Friday and Saturday Must call Poker Room for the rate:
For those who have played previously look
for a free three night weekday mailer with room code (again call
Poker Room to redeem). If you are planning on attending the
entire event contact us via facebook DM for possibly even better
Also check out www.pokergras.com
for more details about Pearl River and we'll be updating it with
other GCP events for this fall including Poker Gras at Harrahs
New Orleans November 7th through the 17th.
FIELD DAY FOR BARFIELD:
Dr. Andrew Barfield (picture by Eric Harkins
Image Masters) of Ocean Springs won
110k for first place in the Beau's Main Event. The $1350 buy-in
featured 377 entrants and a prize pool of almost 450k. Yousef
Saleh continued his torrid year with another massive score
finishing second for 61k. Big congrats to Tim Sanderson who has
been crushing the Harrahs Weeklies recently for his third place
and 35k payday.
Another of our favorites Hiep Doan
finished 4th winning 27k in yet enough deep run at the Beau.
Judge Leo Boothe won 23k for 5th. The affable Joe "Rivage" Laro
of Opelika, AL earned 23k for fifth. Friend of GCP Skip Gill of
Baton Rouge finished 7th winning 15k. Trace Henderson won 7k for
The picture of the final table is courtesy of Preston McEwen who
was cheering on Smyrna, TN's Matt Johnson (8th 11k).
Happy to see some more familiar names in the money: Charles
Carragher of Pensacola, John Templeton of Tampa, FL, Michael
Fontenot of Lafayette, Rodney Cosby of River Ridge, LA, Sheryl
Strickland of Birmingham, AL, Ben Thomas, Rodney Shows, Brandon
Valera, Houston Baker of Tallassee, AL. Three of our faves:
Jaron Bailey, Easton Oreman, and Rebecca "Smiley" Campbell
unfortunately followed each other to the cashier's cage on tehh
final three tables.
Martin Zentner, Kyle Cartwright,
Rufus Yates, Steven Rash, Dustin Stewart, Joe "The Pro" Hebert,
Ron Marks of Houston, Josiah Burdette of Birmingham, and Wyatt
Boothe all cashed too.
Jerry "Crusher" Giroir is crushing again having won the Little
Monster at the Beau. He pocketed 12.5k for first. Richard
"Cowboy" Ward (pictured with Greg Raymer) of Houma, LA finished
second for 6.6k. Marianne Brownlee of Laurel, MS won 3.7k for
third. Lake Charles' Tomas Teranparedes won 2.9k for fourth.
Warren Barbour of Gulfport (5th 2.5k), Wade Eagan of Wilmer,
AL (6th 2k), GCPer on sabbatical Kai Landry of Biloxi (7th
1.6k), John Riola of Biloxi (8th 1.2k), Alexander Debelle of
Gulfport (9th 834), and Charles Miller of NOLA (584) made the
unofficial final table. Also cashing Luiz Sa, Peace Marvel,
Hanh Nguyen of Biloxi, and James Creel of Bogalusa, LA also
cashed in the 300 person field.
Fear of A.I.
(Artificial Intelligence) taking over online poker has reduced
on The Stars Group and other brands.
OF THE STARS GROUP:
Bloomberg poste The
Stars Group's PR piece about their new Apps tied to Fox Sports
launching in New Jersey AND Pennsylvania. The free to play APP
is nationwide. Go
BETTER LOVE BRAD:
Brad Garret might just invite you to his home game with his
Hollywood pals. All you gotta do is join Zynga Poker (for free)
and complete some challenges. Not your typical like, share, and
comment (those are easy and totally not annoying, right?)
challenges... sounds like a lot more to it.
has the details here.
MAN CONNECTED TO
HOUSTON CARD ROOM RAIDS... RAIDED:
Mireskandari, whose address the Houston Chronicle published on
twitter, had his house broken into and got ransacked. Even worse
he and his wife were home and got zipped tied and told they were
going to be killed. They were not.
formerly worked as a consultant to Houston DA Kim Ogg AND acted
as a lobbyist for the local poker clubs. That connection led to
the dropping of charges based on conflict of interest.
has the details.
BRIT ENTERS $5.50 SATTY BY
ACCIDENT RIDES IT TO 59K WIN:
into the wrong tournament led to a shrug might as well win
(which he did) in a $5.50 satellite on
He then had to play his $55 ticket and... won a $275 ticket.
Then he won that which gave him a $1,200 live Main Event seat...
which he won for over $59k.
GUEST STARS AT BIG DADDY CASINO:
you poker was on the upswing in India. Instagram Star (and poker
player?) Dan Blizarian (pictured above) traveled there to... be
Yes the casino really is named Big Daddy Casino.
BONUS SOCIAL MEDIA POST IS LIVE!
River is weeks away. Keep checking in here on how you can win a
seat to play. As a reminder our Rounders and Rookies seat
giveaway going on right now.
It's free to enter... just
share our social media posts (important your follow directions
on them) and you can win a TRANSFERABLE rookies seat for our
Pearl River Event. Here's the complete
Go to our
FACEBOOK and TWITTER
and if you find our instagram (it's out there) go get some
entries! We will draw a winner from all eligible entries.
You'll notice our contest post will be pinned to the top of our
facebook but don't forget to scroll down as we'll be putting
content up underneath it too (like the latest from the Beau)
If you want to book a room at Pearl River... act fast.
Talk about inexpensive: $49 Sunday through Thursday
$69 Friday and Saturday Must call Poker Room for the rate:
For those who have played previously look
for a free three night weekday mailer with room code (again call
Poker Room to redeem). If you are planning on attending the
entire event contact us via facebook DM for possibly even better
Also check out www.pokergras.com
for more details about Pearl River and other GCP events for this
they? Apparently, the first British Poker Open (according to
Poker Central) is one now.
shares our opinion that calling any tournament a Major (outside
the WSOP) is a pretty dubious process... especially in its
inaugral year. Well, if you want to call
Poker Gras (November 7 - 17th) a
major we won't complain about that.
How's this for a How I Met Your
Mother story: we met playing heads up for a WSOP bracelet.
Pretty cool and that's potentially what Julien Martini and Kate
Hoang (pictured up top) could tell their hypothetical kids one
day. Story at
(For those keeping track... he won the bracelet and she won
the ring--yeah cheesy ).
RAZOR RAMON, SCOTT
Say Hello to the Bad Guy!
Actually, 31 Year Old Scott Hall (not the WWE superstar we are
told) won 130k and his first WSOPC Gold ring by taking down the
Main Event in St. Louis and seems like he's not a bad guy at
all. Story at
PHIL IVEY'S BACKERS COUNTER:
Always interesting to see who has a piece of who when
lawsuits start flying. If you guessed Daniel Jungleman Cates and
Illya Trincher had enough of Phil Ivey to file a legal object to
the Borgota getting Ivey's winnings you were right.
has the story.
PHIL IVEY STORY:
Speaking of Phil Ivey here's a
involving him, Fred Couples and Adam Scott.
RAIL (AS IN RAILROAD NOT POKER FANS) FOR MOBILE TO NEW ORLEANS:
This is interesting as it will move at about 80 mph, and run
from Mobile to Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and
New Orleans and back. Could have an impact on all the casinos
along the way.
POKER IS TAKING OFF IN INDIA:
You want to know when Poker has arrived in a market when it
become its big news about a major scam involving poker debts and
a bigwig. Goldman Sachs VP Ashwani Jhunjhunwala is the
in this tale.
As mentioned on here before Pennsylvania is proof that for
Online Casinos and Online Poker getting state approval is just
the first step in bringing a platform to market. It's
September... the go live date was July 15th... and still the
players have nowhere to point and click a mouse to play legal
online poker in PA.
Pokerstars may be coming SOON,
Caesers might be in play, and there are a couple of local online
casinos but as yet...
BIG BEAU RIVAGE RECAP:
BEAUCOUP BUCKS IN EVENT #1:
A three way chop saw JW Carter of Jackson, MS (pictured at
he seem to win everything the last couple of years or what?),
Greg Peoples of Hoover AL, and Stanley Seelig (bar game
standout) of NOLA each win over 46k. Eighth through fourth all
won 5 digits themselves.
Michael Lee of Ocala, FL 27,358
Wage Eagan of Mobile, AL 22,680 Zach Smith of GA 18,468
Ruman Meman of FL 13,780
Rounding out the final table
Mitch Anderson won $6550 for ninth and Mikey Monaghan of
Jackson, MS won $5,614 for 10th.
Jerry Monroe, Will
Monkey Souther, and Mo Moeini all made over 4k at the final two
A slew of you cashed in this massive event so
check out the update on facebook page for complete details on
this and all the Beau events this week.
ROBBIE MATTHEWS IN DA CHOP:
each took 9k and two players 7k in a five way deal of the one
day event. Tony Dobyns (TX), Roongsak (GA) and Robbie got the
top allotment with Danny Smith of Gulfport and David Poor of
Baton Rouge the next cut.
Also cashing Walker Miskelly,
John Riola, Matt Stroud, Jaron Bailey, Luiz Sa, Dominic Carollo,
and Judy LeBlanc.
MATT SILVA HEADS UP CHAMP:
Matt Silva of Lakewood Ranch, FL and Mo Serry of NY,NY each
won $4550 in teh finals of the heads up. Jacob Seale and Keith
Ray got 1820 for second. Judy LeBlanc, Robbie Matthews, and Jack
Branch cashed in the final eight. ONE DAY
A fourway chop in the Monday One
Day was pay day for Chris Stevens, of Guatier, MS, Brian Lee of
Pensacola, FL, Joe Laro of Opelike, AL, and Dustin Paulen of
Forth Worth, TX who each got over 5k on the day.
NO CHOP IN THE SENIORS:
The seniors not
chopping is almost as big a story as Felix Lagasse of Auburn, AL
winning 14k for first. Oh... sorry, there was an uneven chop.
Ron Held of Metairie got a chunk of it in the fourth spot with
8.7k. Rodney hows and Captain Ron Hope also made the final
table. IRELAND SECOND:
The $500 PLO event featured some crushers late. Jeremy Tinsley
won if for over 9k, Anderson Ireland (a WSOP PLO bracelet
winner) earned 5.8k for second. Jeremy Gaubert, Hannah Guthrie,
and Hiep Doan also cashed.
A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME:
We told you about the double bag bonus, the triple bag bonus
(you can win 4k before day 2!!!) AND pumping it to a 150k
Guarantee for event one. Did we mention smoke free poker only
VIP room? No? Okay smoke free VIP room with plenty of
projection sized screens for college and NFL football. That's
not even the big news... Now time for the next unveiling: the
Rounders and Rookies (TM) tournament.
It's up to each
of us to grow this game we love, so to help facilitate that
growth we've created a tournament that rewards every Rounder
that brings a Rookie (under 10k in Hendon mob earnings) with
extra chips. The Rounders play each other and the Rookies play
each other. Noobs welcome. You got a friend that's been
thinking about playing in a live tournament but doesn't want to
play with the likes of you... this is the format for both of
It's not quite time to get into our weekly seat
giveaways but thanks to the generosity of Pearl River's Neil
Atkinson and TD Paul Dutsch... we are going to start with a
bonus seat as soon as Monday. Details to come but pay attention
to how you can win a Rookies seat (transferable if won by a
Rounder) in our next social media giveway.
*Poker movies can run the gamut from meh to not so meh to
Rounders. This once sounds like they might get it more right and
less meh than most.
Cardplayer talks about Adam
Weinraub's production Walking to Vegas starring Vince
*Football, fantasy football and fall are back. Having a
command of poker is important if you are building a football
team, not just a fantasy football team, but an honest to
goodness real football team.
*The guy that dropped trousers during the WSOP Main Event
and ended up half naked on a Craps table on the other side of
Vegas... Hasn't exactly quietly disappeared. A really disturbing
twist in his story at Red Rock over another wild couple of days.
*Houston Card Room Prime Social is back
open and filing a lawsuit against their law firm after getting
raided earlier this year. They are seeking over $1 million in
In the run up
to every event at the Beau, Poker Room Manger Henry Garrison
gives players two warnings about rooms going fast (see our
facebook page). This fall was no different. The first was a
heads up the rooms on property were almost all gobbled up. And
just this week, after they were sold out, you were given notice
rooms across the street were going fast.
So if you
haven't booked yet... you should. Take a look at this
Sounds like there will be big fields as usual.
BESTBET SUMMER WARM UP:
Dunn of Tallahassee won the Main Event in Jacksonville pocketing
68k. Also at his final table David Jackson (5th 11.9k). Go to
PokerNews for the results
HINKLES RUNING GOOD:
and Mason Hinkle (Uncle Ron) final tabled the Run Good Main
Event. Blair prevailed winning over 35k for first. Uncle Ron
finished 6th when Blair called his shove with A2 and made a pair
of Aces to beat the pocket pair of his brother. Strong showing.
VIDEOS OF THE WEEK:
Next month Gulf
Coast Poker returns to Pearl River. We haven't made our official
video yet but here's a slideshow with a Teaser for the opening
Big news: Guarantee has been pumped up to
$150k. It'll be best bag forward with a 1k double bag bonus (bag
twice and you win) and new this year a 3k triple bag bonus. Bag
thrice and you get the 1k + the 3k for 4k total... all before
day two! We got a lot of other cool improvements in store for
ya'll and creative twists on the tournament experience.
released a video from his time in NOLA with a lot of local
making cameos. What up Piyush and Michael Fontenot. Think Cory
captures the fun of playing in NOLA pretty well.
Should be just as fun come Poker Gras. Cough,
cough Main Event $600 November 15th. (btw, here's
EAT AND BE MERRY:
Speaking of Poker
Gras, that's your excuse to come visit NOLA especially if you
really want to make a foodie trip of it. The Simpsons and this
pair from Europe nail the amazing food options in the city.
Pretty impressive. Caution you will be very hungry after this
video and if you don't live near here I suspect you might head
over to your favorite airline reservations website to book your
trip for November.
TWEET OF THE WEEK:
TWO OF THE WORLD'S BEST FINAL TABLE EPT
Not much of a headline but they
aren't two of the world's best poker players. No, two of the
best soccer players. Barcelona soccer stars Gerard Pique and
Arturo Vidal plopped down the 25k (Euros) and entered the EPT
high roller. They proceeded to both make the final table; Pique
finished second and Vidal fifth for combined winnings over 500k.
ZENTNER HAT TRICK FOR FIRST, HARRAHS AWARDS
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
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.
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
We posted on our Facebook page a link to the Beau's
September schedule and booking info. Go
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
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)
Peace Marvel 1st - $2,175
Richard Zeichik 2nd - $1305
Sheila Wynn 3rd - $870
Scroll down for schedule...
SUMMER SERIES STARTS:
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.
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
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
BOROVETZ BORROWED WITHOUT PAYING ONE TIME TOO
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
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
from a couple of weeks ago.
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
Ben Mintz, Seth Foster, Jacob Seale, Shawn
Calvit, Wes Gauthier (13th 4.7k) and Keith Lehr (12th 5.8k) all