Monthly Archives: May 2002

Sam Farha is Out of Order

The BIG event takes place tomorrow – six players battle it out in front of cameras and an audience to claim prize money that includes an entry into a $25,000 buy-in tournament to be hosted by Bellagio next year. ***** … Continue reading

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May 30, 2002

When I came in, the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic was just in the process of breaking down for the night. It begins again on Saturday at 2 p.m. in one of the Ballrooms and the public is invited … Continue reading

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May 28, 2002

Table 27 was the beginning of my night. It was a Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic Tournament table. There were eight players, the ante was $200 each and $800-$1600 Blind. At the time I began my down, the announcement … Continue reading

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May 27, 2002

A very busy, hectic beginning. Tournament tables filled a lot of the room. After all, it’s the World Poker Tour kicking off the first event with Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic, the $10,000 Buy-In No Limit Holdem Tournament. The … Continue reading

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The World Poker Tour media announcement

I’m normally off on Sundays but I was asked to come in and deal a media tournament. I did. The best part of it was that I was invited into the launch of the World Poker Tour. It’s a huge … Continue reading

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May 23, 2002

What if the world really wasn’t round? What if it’s an oval covered with green felt and those seated at the table are just the bottom feeders trying to move up? All right, let me skip right past that thought … Continue reading

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The anthill with amplified sound

Picture an anthill teeming with activity on a warm summer day and add SOUND.  That’s Bellagio Poker Room right now.  The noise alone overwhelms the senses.  There seems to be no happy medium, either it’s too quiet or too busy.

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The never ending high-limit

This night found me dealing everything but a low limit game except at the very end of my shift when I got to relax and laugh through a $1-$5 7 Card Stud game.

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The freak of all freaks

A little catching up.  On the 4th, I managed to deal to the Freak of all Freaks, J.C. Pearson.  Truthfully I hope he reads this site someday or someone points it out to him and he takes a reading.  He’s … Continue reading

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George almost stalls out

05/04/02 – First game tonight?  $200 – $400 Blind, Pot Limit Omaha with none other than you know who…George.

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