Wednesday, November 01, 2006

WPT Niagara, Matty's Wedding & Thanks to CNN

I spent a few more hours at the WPT Niagara Falls event at Fallsview last week/weekend. Mainly spent time checking out the play/players in the first North American Poker Championship and seeing how many tv pros I could spot. The answer is, a LOT! This event was chock full of tv-pro goodness.

Here's some facts you might not have known about your favorite tv players:

  1. Humberto Brenes is not really annoying to play against at all times like the WSOP broadcast may have led you to believe. He seems like a nice dude.

  2. Daniel Negreanu is rail-thin and looks in need of a sammich. He makes post paris hilton Nicole Richie look fat. Maybe it was just his FCP gear or something.

  3. John D'Agostino is short and looks like a street thug. He's still wicked though.

  4. Barry Greenstein is the player I would most like to emulate. The consummate professional even when almost falling asleep at the table.

  5. Freddy Deeb is tiny and always looking for a good time. I hear he got one at the local entertainment establishments.

  6. John Juanda has got to be the scariest guy to play against. He has a stare that can look right through you and moves chips wildly.

That's all i can think up for now. Will report back if I remember anything else.

Saturday i went to Matt's wedding. It was very nicely done and I give thanks to he and Jacky for inviting the girlfriend and I. Very upscale and beautifully done -- and some FANTASTIC cakes from Anna Olson of FoodTV Canada -- can't go wrong there.

I'd like to give a special thanks to CNN for this story they recently posted on how to play poker. It should keep the games going strong for a looong time.

How to win at poker - by

Go in big... when you have the highest pair in a game of Texas hold' em. For instance if you're holding 10, Q and the flop produces 10, 5, 2 then grab as much as you can. The chances of somebody holding a pocket pair of Js or greater are unlikely -- or indeed pocket 5s or 2s to make trips. Get rid of your opposition with a big bet, because you don't want to let your rivals get to see the turn card when an ace might show up to scupper you.


SirFWALGMan said...

HAHAHAHA! CNN Sucks. What lousy coverage. They should know they four guys with overs left to act are all going to call you and one is going to suckout.. assuming the guy with 2's has not flopped his set..

Toast said...

I bloody well hope they keep giving advice like that. QT GO ALL IN!!!

Guy Barry said...

Well everyone hoped for better coverage