Stateline, NV - Next time there is a major poker tournament in Lake Tahoe, poker players everywhere would be advised to visit and play in an area which is unquestionably one of the most beautiful in the nation. Nestled in a lush pine forest on the south shore of crystalline Lake Tahoe (the world's largest alpine lake), Harvey's Resort and Casino is steps away from golfing, boating, skiing, shopping, and hiking. It is a paradise for nature lovers. The poker isn't too bad, either.
From the Poker Player Alliance website:
Dear PPA Member:
Hollywood agent Jamie Gold won the 2006 WSOP and took down $12 million. It was not an easy task. Gold had to get through a monster field of 8,773 players. After two weeks of brutal poker, he survived the onslaught and for the next year Gold will be the poker's ambassador as he's the WSOP Champion.
Final Table Results:
1: Jamie Gold $12,000,000
2: Paul Wasicka $6,102,499
3: Michael Binger $4,123,310
4: Allen Cunningham $3,628,513
5: Rhett Butler $3,216,182
6: Richard Lee 2,803,851
7: Doug Kim $2,391,520
8: Erik Friberg $1,979,189
9: Dan Nassif $1,566,858
No-Limit Hold'em WSOP Championship
Number of Entries: 8,773
Total Prize Money: $82,512,162
The Final Table:
SEAT 1: Richard Lee
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Chip Count: 11,820,000
As I mentioned in my last installment that low stakes poker can be exceedingly frustrating, - so much though - that I began to buy in to the biggest game that I could find with only one minimum buy-in. If in fact I had $200 I bought into a $20-$40 game where I only had 10 small and 5 big bets. No matter, it is just about the quality of cards coming into the pot - and players not staying for the duration of the hand - that I made this move. The first time that I played $20- $40 I actually played the hand badly and probably should not have even been in the hand.
There is an evil abroad in our land. This evil is a conspiracy of a minority of elected U.S. representatives who wish to steal our liberty, the liberty to play poker on the internet. This small group of self-righteous, elected representatives, including Leach,Goodlatte and Ryan, among others, have conspired to pass a bill that will outlaw internet gambling, including poker.
Las Vegas, NV - Victoriano Perches came to this country as many good people do - to seek a better life. The native of Chihuahua, Mexico arrived in the United States 25 years ago and began working inside a food processing plant in Oregon. He eventually moved to Las Vegas and started playing in local poker games for fun. Along the way, Perches discovered he had a hidden talent for the game and progressively started playing for higher-stakes. He now plays regularly in big cash games - frequently as high as $200-400 limit.
Las Vegas, NV - Every World Series of Poker tournament has a special moment or two. This one had a dozen special moments that will linger on in the minds of everyone lucky enough to have been at the Rio on the night of July 25, 2006. Phil Hellmuth, Jr. finally broke down the barricade that had separated him from winning an elusive tenth World Series of Poker gold bracelet and sky rocketed to the top of the poker pyramid.
WILDHORSE Resort & Casino, just outside Pendleton, in the Northeast corner of Oregon annually conducts two of the most popular and successful tournaments in the country: the "Spring Poker Round-up" and the "Fall Poker Round-up".
Fifteen years after making his first WSOP final table appearance, Californian defeats Carlos Mortensen in heads-up play
Las Vegas, NV - Seven-Card Razz has developed a bad reputation. It's the proverbial step-child of poker games. While the rest of the poker world is playing Texas Hold'em, Razz is the quirky card game that pops up every now and then at a few major poker tournaments. The game attracts an admittedly older and more traditional crowd.