Category Archives: Tournaments

Birthday Tournament at Mavericks

I played in the $5 monthly birthday tournament at Mavericks in Port Huron last night. The tourney is a minimum $5 buy-in, but you can buy in for up to $35. The tournament celebrates anyone who has a birthday on … Continue reading

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Making a Case for Tournament Poker

As primarily a cash game player in the great state of Michigan, I’ve heard all the arguments for why the real money is in cash games instead of tournaments.  Variance is too high in tournaments. Your hourly rate can be … Continue reading

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Heads Up Poker Tournament

You don’t often get to play live heads-up tournament in Michigan.  Part of the challenge is getting enough people to play the format.  Another challenge is having a room with enough room and dealers to handle such an event.  I … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Trip Kings Tournament

As I get more comfortable with tournament play after spending most of my poker time playing cash games, I am starting to find spots where it is better not to be as aggressive pre-flop.  Here are a couple of hands … Continue reading

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Impressions on The River in Shelby

I got to play in a tournament at The River in Shelby on Van Dyke and 23 Mile Road (just south). I had played in that room before, but only cash games, and I was interested in playing a tournament … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Three-Player Team Tournament

I had the opportunity to play in a three-player team tournament at Queen of Hearts poker room in Woodhaven, Michigan last week and talked about my experience in the latest Michigan Poker Monster. Before the tournament I was curious about … Continue reading

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Busting out in 7th

Had a chance to play my first tournament in months at Cada’s Poker Room on Monday. It was their 7 PM Freeze-out, and even though I was not too happy about the small field (16 players), I figured it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Shoot Out Tournaments

In the last two months I have been reading a lot about the lack of good tournament structures in Michigan poker rooms. Then Cada’s Poker Room opens with deep, slow structures, and I start hearing the opposite from the players … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 2011 WSOP Main Event Coverage

Having watched most of the WSOP Final Table on the 15 minute delay from ESPN, I have to say that I was very impressed by the coverage and how enjoyable most of it was.  I did not enjoy the long … Continue reading

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The Big Prize

I was approached some time ago by a local poker player with an interesting idea for a local tournament for a big prize. One of the premises of the idea was that there was a demand by local players to … Continue reading

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