I am happy to report that my preparation efforts did not go to waste. I played in the $125,000 gtd in Columbus last Saturday and Sunday, and came out with a small win.
I know you are all big fans of televised poker. How can you not be. Ever since they brought those hole card cameras to the final table, big poker tournaments became a spectator sport. And I’m talking ESPN-grade, prime time for the Main Event, with ridiculously expensive broadcasting rights kind of spectator sport. I will occasionally post some links to poker videos on YouTube, so I wanted to see how it will look on a post.
Here is an episode of the World Poker Tour from 2011 that I have uploaded to YouTube. Click Here to view this and other WPT episodes on YouTube.
Here is the monthly schedule of poker events at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus Ohio. As you can see, this month’s main attraction is the upcoming Columbus Summer Classic Tournament Series, which will run from August 10th to August 20th. The series will kick off on Thursday with a couple of $50 Mega Satellites to the Main Event. These turbo satellites will have 15 guaranteed Main Event seats. The starting stack is 10k, and the blinds are 15 minutes. There are two days designated for the Mega Satellites, Thursday August 10th and August 17th. I guess they want to give people more chances of making into the bigger weekend events. I don’t think I will be able to make it up there for the satellites, but I am definitely going to play in the first weekend event. It will be the first flight of the Event # 3, the $350 No Limit Deep Stack $125,000 guaranteed, which will run on Friday August 11th. I already requested a day off, so I will not miss it. This is an awesome event for an amateur poker player, or pretty much any poker player that does not have a substantial bankroll. This event will have a $125,000 guarantee, with the starting stack of 30k, and easy flowing 30 minute levels. Flight B will run on the following Saturday and the event will restart/merge on Sunday August 13th after the $200 No Limit Seniors $15,000 guaranteed (Event # 4) gets going. Monday August 14th will feature a $240 Black Chip Bounty $20,000 guaranteed. I will not be able to attend because the Western Southern Tennis Tournament will be in full swing in Cincinnati, and I will be extremely busy at work. Event # 6, $250 Pot Limit Omaha will start at 2:15pm on Tuesday August 15th and will feature a $12,500 guarantee (not going to play that one either). Event # 7, the $250 No Limit Super Stack $25,000 guaranteed will run on Wednesday August 16th. This is another great tournament for the novice player. 20 minute levels, 25k starting stack and a 25k guarantee all for just $250 entry fee. Sign me up!! Thursday August 17th is another Mega Satellite day. two $75 buy in satellites with 15 seats guaranteed, getting people ready for the Main Event weekend. The $550 No Limit Holdem Main Event (Event # 10) will kick off at 12:15pm on Friday August 18th (Flight A) and Saturday August 19th (Flight B). 40k starting stack and 30/40 minute levels with $175,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Main Event will merge and restart on Sunday. The series will finish up on Sunday August 20th with the $200 buy in Second Chance Event. The final tournament will have 20 minute levels and a starting stack of 20k chips.
Click Here for the link to the PDF document with all the information for the 2017 Columbus Summer Classic Poker Tournament Series, including general rules, schedule, blind structures and tournament event formats.
This is truly terrible. Jennifer Psaki, the former spokesperson for the US State Department is now an “expert” on CNN. This is the same woman that never had any clue of what was going on. She always had to check with the office. I knew she was worthless when she threatened to land the 6th fleet on the coast of Belarus. (In case you do not know, Belarus is a small, land-locked country in the Eastern Europe. It has no access to the coast.).
Just found this amazing documentary on Ricky Jay on YouTube. If you are a fan of magic acts, especially card tricks, you MUST watch it.
I haven’t looked at stamps on eBay in a while. It just happened like that, I have been very busy lately with all the family things that have been going on, and really didn’t get my stamp tongs out in forever. But recently I looked at something at eBay, and drifted into the Collectibles section.
I dusted off a few stockbooks and looked through my stamp collection.
I also put up some extra MNH stuff I had laying around up for auction.
I might have to join the eBay Partner Network associate and advertise for eBay. (why not? if i’m using it myself anyway.)
So it’s flu season, and I got the bug. Put me down for a few days, and kept me indoors for pretty much over a week. Obviously I did not get to play much poker, so I am using this little hiatus to improving my physical shape.