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It’s World Series of Poker time!

It’s World Series of Poker time!

WHOO HOO – the World Series of Poker is once again happening at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas right now with an amazing 73 events scheduled between May 30 and July 22. Cards began hitting the felt with a $565 Casino Employees No Limit Hold em tournament and will continue to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thinking About Poker: Variations 2

Thinking About Poker: Variations 2

The last article I submitted to you, faithful reader, concerned some of the poker variations I have encountered while traveling about the country. The straddle – also known as the ‘Mississippi Straddle’ was mentioned first. This comes about when a player places a bet, usually double the big blind, from some other position than either […]

Karma Kraps

Karma Kraps

As I explained in my last chapter, the odds associated with the game of craps and what actually happens over a couple hours of playing are completely different. Sure, the odds of rolling the bad number are one in six, but I have been at tables and have rolled over 60 times without that number […]

GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Whatcha gonna do?

GAMING – Thinking About Poker:  Whatcha gonna do?

As I write this I’m sitting in San Diego having visited family and friends over Christmas and am contemplating what my 2017 bucket list will hold. I don’t make New Years’ resolutions as those are too easily broken and/or forgotten and by a large margin are unrealistic and unattainable. I try to keep my future […]

Review of 2016 and a preview of 2017

Review of 2016 and a preview of 2017

Wow – is 2016 over already? It seems like yesterday I was toasting the New Year coming in; playing that fun first hand of the year; and making those New Year’s poker resolutions – promising myself I would play better. Playing better meant not chasing those long shot one-outers – and I stuck to this […]

Thoughts on the game of Craps….Chapter Two

Craps has declined remarkably as a money-maker for casinos. In 1985, it generated nearly 27 percent of all table win. In 2015, it contributed less than 9 percent to total table win. Roulette has increased both its revenue share and unit share by about 50 percent since then. (UNLV gaming research -2015) Through research and […]

Colorado Yesterday and Today

Colorado Yesterday and Today

While playing poker is one of my passions, another is getting out and exploring the many hidden and interesting spots throughout Colorado that link today with yesterday. I do this through finding old photographs from over a century ago; locating the spot in the photograph; and then matching up a photograph of the same spot. […]

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