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61-Year-Old Retiree Fred Garcia Wins MSPT Golden Gates Main Event for $109,881

61-Year-Old Retiree Fred Garcia Wins MSPT Golden Gates Main Event for $109,881

The latest MSPT Golden Gates $1,100 Main Event in Black Hawk, drew 472 entries, and after three starting flights and a long Day 2, it was 61-year-old Fred Garcia of Durango, who emerged victorious to capture a $109,881 first-place prize. “I’ve been wanting to make a final table, that was my goal, and things just […]

Corey Zedo Wins MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Event for $47,420

Corey Zedo Wins MSPT Golden Gates $360 Regional Event for $47,420

Back in February, the Heartland Poker Tour held a $300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament that drew 871 entrants, which made it the largest poker tournament by attendance ever held in Colorado. The record didn’t last long. From March 23-26, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) set a new record by attracting 893 entries in the MSPT […]

The Pink Star Diamond

The Pink Star Diamond

On April 4, in Hong Kong, Sotheby’s set a new world auction record for any diamond or jewel when the Pink Star, a 59.60-carat oval mixed-cut fancy pink flawless diamond, sold for $71.2 million. The Pink Star was acquired by renowned jeweller Chow Tai Fook, with the winning telephone bid placed by Dr. Henry Cheng […]

Pocket Jacks

Pocket Jacks

Last weekend I was playing in a $2 – $5 / $100 Hold em poker game in the Ameristar poker room in Black Hawk when the following hand came up. I was in the big blind with $5 in the pot, there were two callers, and a player near the button raised to $40. As […]

How to Beat the House:

How to Beat the House:

Slot Players Looks for Winning Systems You meet all kinds of interesting individuals in casinos.  Certainly many seniors who have decided not to take their money with them and do as the book says, “Slide into home base broke and yelling, “Yippee.”  Let the kids work as hard as the adults as the greatest generation […]

5-2-2017

5-2-2017

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121 Years Ago The Cripple Creek Fires

121 Years Ago The Cripple Creek Fires

Just four years after Bob Womack discovered gold in the Cripple Creek region, the 1894 Cripple Creek Business Directory listed nearly 800 businesses in the thriving mining town. With such prosperity, city officials began making improvements to the growing city. Two reservoirs were completed, one near a hill, approximately 200 feet above the city’s main […]

Hershey’s Easy Chocolate Lover’s Cheesepie

Hershey’s Easy Chocolate Lover’s Cheesepie

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Brace yourself

Brace yourself

I don’t go out in public anymore. I’ve stopped smiling. I’ve quit talking. Well maybe not that. But I have gone into hiding. I’m just not ready to show off my new accessories yet. After an unexpected series of events, I find myself wearing braces. And at my advanced age, the best thing I can […]

God in the Gold Fields

God in the Gold Fields

In 1858, when, 20 miles west of Denver, in Central City and Black Hawk, a major strike of gold was made, prospectors from across the country and around the world came to Colorado. By 1860, the region boasted 34,277 residents. Along with the prospectors came miners, merchants, farmers, a wealth of undesirable characters, and a […]