I played my ass off trying to win a seat in the Online Nine at the  They had value-added tournaments, and I invested in three of them because I got lucky and won an $11 buy-in $500 guarantee rebuy & add-on.

That was a ton of fun!  As soon as we got down to heads-up, the cash was dumped on the table.


On the subject of the World Series of Poker, tomorrow I’m off to Vegas to spend a few days watching some, or all, or the final table.  The November Nine will be there battling it out for all the glory.

I’ll be camping out at Gary and Marie’s place for a few nights since they finally returned from Iowa about a week ago.  It’s going to be great to see them and Marie and I might even get a few hours in at a poker table…with us in the player’s seat. My boy Dan is here so Scout will be in good hands and I don’t have to worry about the home front while I’m gone.

I haven’t made it to The View from the Box since the one I put up a week ago.  If you haven’t read it, please do. I plan on another one before/by the end of the week.  I got a ping from Orion the other day and he asked if some of his friendly Japanese dealers could send me news for the blog.  I said, “YES!”  I hope to hear from them.

Very little time tonight so I’m out!  I should be back here shortly with some updates.

About Linda R. Geenen

The easiest way to begin is to start at the beginning. But where is that? At what point does one suddenly decide they are going to spend the rest of their life involved in the intricate art of the dance? What is the art of the dance? A game about people - played with a deck of cards. Poker! I stepped into the poker world in 1980 in Missoula, Montana. I didn't know anything about poker, couldn't tell you what the difference was between a bet and raise, or if a straight beat a flush. I had three boys to feed, needed a job and a dealing spot was open in one of the local bars. I played my first hand of poker in a 5 Card Stud game (with the help of one of my bosses) and that was it! I was hooked. I lived, breathed, slept, dreamed, ate, and talked poker. I eventually ran my own games (licensed by the County) in several different bars in Missoula, and at one point, managed the games in the bar where I started my first dealing job. In 1987 I traveled from Montana to Nevada to deal major poker tournaments, returning to Montana at the end of each one. In 1989, I opened The Mirage – along with 6,400 other people. In 1993, I moved to Gulfport, Mississippi, and opened Grand Casinos Poker Room, returning a year later to Las Vegas and The Mirage. In 1998 I opened Bellagio - along with over 9,000 other employees. In 2003, I dealt the final table of the Aruba Ultimate Bet Poker Classic event. Hey…I’m on TV! I had the privilege of being chosen as the dealer in the Howard Lederer videos that have been released on No Limit Holdem. I play poker on a regular basis and I deal to every name brand player that is still above ground and breathing air, the elite, the freaks, the ne’er do wells, the rich, the poor, the illiterate, the educated, the beautiful, the ugly, the superstitious, the rational, the sane, and the insane. Perhaps I am the one that is insane but if I am, I fit right into the game plan. Five nights a week I walk into the greatest, social melting pot known to mankind. I no longer dream about it but the art of the dance is prevalent in everything I do - see you there!
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  1. ten mile says:

    Have fun.

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