Posts tagged: Peppermill Reno

A Great Time To Be A Poker Player In Reno

Wednesday, August 31, kicks off what promises to be a great series of poker tournaments here in Reno. We start things off with the Peppermill’s Chop Pot Classic running through September 5. Then after ten days off we move right into the WPT Regional series at the Atlantis running from September 16 to September 25. With only a four day breather we then have the marathon of Grand Sierra’s Fall Pot of Gold from September 29 to October 17. That’s a lot of poker! And while you will surely want to play as many events as possible, in total, there are over $22,000 in buy-ins in the three series combined. So, unless you just won the lottery, you may want to choose your spots as far as which tournys you play. That’s where we come to your rescue. Here’s the low-down on each of the series. Read more »

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[UPDATED] A Quiet Month in Poker . . . NOT!

[NOTE: The paragraph starting with "But wait, there's more." was erroneously omitted from the original posting. The corrected version follows.]

The last three weeks have been astonishing. The Atlantis in Reno hosted their first large-scale poker tournament; I came in second on a televised final table; The Peppermill hosted their Deepstack Classic; I took a weeklong vacation with no email, TV, texts, web or telephone and some wanker(s) in the Federal Government tried to shut down all on-line poker. So which do you want to talk about first?
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Spring in Reno

It’s a great time to be a poker player in Reno. The Grand Sierra’s World Poker Challenge is going to kick things off and carry me through to the opening weekend of March Madness. I’ll spend that weekend on my annual golfing/drinking/gambling/pokering weekend in Las Vegas. But as soon as that’s over I’ll be back in Reno on the tournament grind, this time at the Atlantis for their inaugural All In poker series. Then we get to cruise into April for the Peppermill series. Just writing down this schedule makes me smile.
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To Chop or Not To Chop

For the third time in just over a week I had found myself at a final table with a good stack of chips facing opponents that were crying for a deal. They wanted, what’s known in poker parlance, as a chop. Each time I was the only holdout to reject the deal and twice I was the next unlucky bloke out. That’s what happened at the Peppermill in their last poker series and it happened again at the Commerce in LA for the Los Angeles Poker Open. I only faired slightly better in the Venetian Deep Stack event, moving up one spot before imploding. So the question of whether or when to chop is a question I’ve been asking myself for a lot recently. Read more »

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Reno Rounder: On tournament structures (a followup)

As an update to my last blog post, last night I came in third in the Peppermill’s $235 NLH Fall Poker event. I’m really upset by the finish just because against my other two opponents I feel like I should have won or come in at least second more than 70% of the time. Maybe even 90%. Now I’m not trying to say they were bad poker players, but it was obvious to me that they were unaccustomed to playing severely short handed. So what went wrong? Well, the structure of the tournament beat me really. Read more »

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Fall Poker Classic

The Fall Pot of Gold is over and by all accounts it was a big success. For myself, I won two events and made three other final tables. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to play the main event. I was Mr. Mom for the weekend and my sitter for Saturday cancelled at 11 am. Ouch. Oh well. After taking a few days to catch my breath, I was off to Vegas to play a few of the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza tourneys.
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Peppermill Reno Fall Poker Classic

The Reno Peppermill will be holding its Fall Poker Classic from 29-October until 7-November, this year. The series will include a variety of games, from no-limit and limit Texas Hold ‘em to Omaha to Crazy Pineapple and HORSE. Each day (except for opening day, 29-Oct) will host three events: 12pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Eight events have $1,000 added to the prize pool, one event $2,000, and the Championship event on Saturday, 6-Nov, has $10,000 added.

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Peppermill Reno Deep Stack Poker Tournament Series 2010, Day 5 Results

29-August-2010 Results

Courtesy of Peppermill Reno
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Peppermill Reno Deep Stack Poker Tournament Series 2010, Day 4 Results

28-August-2010 Results

Courtesy of Peppermill Reno

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Peppermill Reno Deep Stack Poker Tournament Series 2010, Day 3 Results

27-August-2010 Results

Courtesy of Peppermill Reno

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