You don't have to wait for summer for poker to heat up in New York State. It's hot now and getting hotter!
Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY, is going even bigger . . . from 22 poker tables to 32. Construction starts after their Third Annual Empire State Hold'em Championship, August 14-21. To hone your tournament skills prior to the event, you can take advantage of any of 10 daily tournaments, most no-limit hold'em. The poker room is open 24-7.
"It's very easy to do a good deed." - Barry Greenstein
[Editor's Note: This story is an adaptation of interviews and material that are part of Ms. Eolis' forthcoming book, Power Poker Dame.]
During the past several weeks, scores of poker players have taken their places on the set of the new poker movie, Lucky You, to participate in a piece of modern poker history. I was part of the crowd, counting the blessing of yet a third tony poker invitation in one week.
Denis Ethier Wins Stud High-Low Poker Derby:
Former racehorse owner from Canada eclipses tough field and cashes $160,682 ticket
A record 279 players saddled up to run in the second Seven-Card Stud High-Low (Eight-or-Better) championship at this year's World Series of Poker. For this event, the entry fee was $2,000. The total prize pool amounted to $513,360.
Barry Greenstein wins second gold bracelet, dedicates emotional victory to cancer patient in Tennessee
At halftime of the 1928 Notre Dame-Army game, coach Knute Rockne reportedly told his players a rousing story about George Gipp, a great football player who died a tragic death. Stirred by the emotional sermon, the team returned to the field and ended up winning the game. The scene was later immortalized in a 1940 movie Knute Rockne - All American starring Ronald Reagan. "Win one for the Gipper" eventually became a catchphrase used to inspire down and out causes.
You know who's a genius?
A genius is the guy who figured out that the chocolate shell lining the sugar cone on "Drumsticks" is not only tasty, but helps the ice cream from melting all over your fingers. A genius is a guy who dresses up in a shockingly green jacket with question marks embroidered all over it, screams into the television camera, and somehow sells enough books to make a second commercial.
Genius comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors.
"Las Vegas of the Northwest" is how one visitor described the MUCKLESHOOT Casino, between Tacoma and Seattle. The largest casino in the NW, it is a handsome, modern, spacious property offering more than 70 table games, over 2,000 machine, keno, poker and Big Name entertainment.
Already a NW poker power with a large, luxurious, very professional room, Poker Manager Dennis Willits is preparing to nearly double the size of his operation, bringing the number of tables to over 35! "We are it for live action and tournaments," he explained.
Bobby Dunning left his birth place of Newark, New Jersey in 1964 to attend Gordon Military Academy in Barneville, Georgia. After graduation he entered Gordon's Junior College to prepare for the University of Georgia. In 1971 Bobby graduated with a BA in Business.
During Bobby's college days he worked as a bartender to help finance his education. Within a year of graduation Bobby built a bar in a hotel in Athens, Georgia. In 1974 the hotel went out of business and Bobby was looking for a new location.
Vietnamese-born Quinn Do wins $2,500 Buy-In Limit Hold'em Championship
Every road to the World Series of Poker is different. Distinctive paths and turns along the way make every player's avenue a unique story. Sadly, most players fail to reach their target. They crash and burn along the way. They are defeated in side games and satellites, and get busted out of tournaments.
Broken dreams litter the 'bad beat highway,' which has become the fitting nickname ascribed to the hallway leading from the poker tournament arena back to the Rio's main casino.