WSOP is on! First final table of 2016 is tonight

It’s on! The World Series of Poker has started this week in Las Vegas at the Rio (as of May 31) and we are counting down to the first winner tonight. Tonight they are holding the final table of the Casino Employees’ championship, the event in which the casino workers, dealers, etc., all try their…

It’s November, and I’m bored out of my skull!!!

Life is getting boring fast here in frozen Trudeau-Liberal Canada.  It’s November, and because it’s November people here are obsessed about whether it is going to snow, like other places. (Looks like it will hold off a few more days yet.) Like elsewhere, it is getting dark earlier and earlier, and it is increasingly bleak…

The 2015 World Series of Poker is on!!!

   It is a light night in the world of sports, so I intend to spend this evening tuned into the live stream of the first final table at the 2015 World Series of Poker from Las Vegas!  The first event is the Casino Employees event, open only to casino employees (ie. Dealers, etc.). So…

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is on!!

Well, today was the first day of action at the 2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure down in Nassau, Bahamas. The first day of the $100000 Super High Roller is over and you can read about the action here. Also, PokerStars is streaming the feature table at their site. The whole thing lasts for a little while…

Not much going on EXCEPT: WSOP counting down to Nov. Nine!

It’s among the slowest nights of the year in sports, with not much going on beyond the Home Run Derby. But it’s among the biggest nights in the world of poker as the $10,000 Main Event at the Rio in Las Vegas plays down from 27 remaining players down to the November Nine. The last…

WSOP WINDING DOWN IN LAS VEGAS

From a purely Canadian perspective it has been a fascinating World Series of Poker so far in Las Vegas. For those who are not so familiar, there’s something like 62 events here, with this one being the last one. We’ve had ten Canadians win WSOP bracelets already, with the last of them won by¬†Kristen Bicknell¬†in…

WPT MONTREAL FINAL TABLE IS ON

Since a lot of the sports that Canadians usually follow are in the tank right at the moment (see post below), we fans need something else to watch. Right now, top-flight poker¬†is happening at the World Poker Tour event in Montreal. This is the only WPT event in Canada this year and is definitely a…

WSOP MAIN EVENT OCTOBER NINE FINAL TABLE IS SET

So the Final Table is set at the World Series of Poker $10000 Main Event, to reconvene in October to decide the championship. The summer portion of the¬†WSOP wrapped up last night at¬†the Rio as they counted down the bust-outs¬†down to the nine players left, and I followed an audio¬†feed from some outfit called Fifth…

ROBERTO LUONGO WSOP POKER UPDATE

I just thought I would update you on the progress of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo at the World Series of Poker in¬†Las Vegas. Based on what I’ve gathered from Twitter and elsewhere Luongo is still alive and kicking on Day 3 of the Main Event. Today alone, he has outlasted such poker names as…

NEWS FROM THE WSOP, INCLUDING RESULTS FROM THE BIG ONE FOR ONE DROP

I haven’t posted much about this year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, but there have been some happenings — Phil Hellmuth, Michael Mizrachi and Andy Bloch win bracelets, the Year of the Woman (Vanessa Selbst,¬†Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman¬†etc.), and so on.¬†¬†¬† But what I really want to talk about is the big event that just…