Monday, March 31, 2014

Strange Poker Hand in SNG

Playing some bad online poker, it's OK, but this was some strange hand I just played.

Friday, May 31, 2013

WSOP 2013 First Bracelet Goes To Wisconsin

Senior Editor from PokerNews Chad Holloway captures the first bracelet of the 2013 WSOP and nearly $85,000!

I know the kid. We had many battles on the felt at Ho-Chunk Casino in Wisconsin Dells. Good job buddy, see you soon on The Strip to celebrate.

Here I am with Chad at Ho-Chunk Casino a few years ago. Chad is not just a bracelet winner, but also a member of my "Klub 69".

WSOP 2013: First Bracelet Goes to Chad Holloway!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Best poker room feature

Each seat under the cup holder has an electric outlet so you can charge your device. They like you to be comfortable at the Venetian poker room.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Albuquerque Poker Rooms

The famous Nat King Cole song "Route 66" doesn't mention Albuquerque, but everything here is themed "66". On Hwy 40 going west to L.A. you can't miss Route 66 Casino. There are several other casinos in the area. The best source for daily tournaments is

On my trip west I made a stop to play the Heartland Poker Tour at Route 66 Casino.  It was disappointing to find just one cash game table and it was $2-6 spread game. On weekends they may have no limit games when many truck drivers stop, and try to have some fun. Cash game is nothing better at Hard Rock. Casino where they play the same 2-6 spread game. At Route 66 the have many interesting daily promotions like "Aces cracked" where they pay you the size of a pot if your pocket aces lose.

The best cash game I found at Sandia Casino. It was Thursday, about 10 PM and there were nine full tables. I asked about No Limit game and they offered $1-2, $2-5 or $5-10. I got a seat at $1-2 game and heard that previous Tuesday someone from L.A. made over $100K in hot $10-20 NL game. Wow, this is the place where you want to play when in Albuquerque. Also, regularly they have limit games up to $20-40.

Rake in the game is 10% up to $3 plus $1 for the bad beat jackpot. I played for about two hours and I was lucky to double up in my first hand holding KK. Later, picked up a couple more pots for a total of $540. I'm definetly goin g back to Sandia.