Archive for Coolwhip Corner

The 2nd TPT Charity Event Benefiting Bad Beat on Cancer – Another Success


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“People are always trading pieces, so why not trade a piece for charity” – Phil Gordon Last night’s Twitter Poker Tour event drew its largest crowd to date with 314 players joining the TPT Charity Event to Benefit Bad Beat on Cancer.  The $10 buy in tournament prize pool was divided so that half of […]

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Lock Poker Pro Lee Childs joins the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament


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If you’re going to start your live poker career with an event, how about starting it with the Final Table of the Main Event of the World Series of poker?  When Lee Childs began his full time poker career just months before the 2007 World Series of Poker, his Hendon Mob Database showed no cashes, […]

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Full Tilt Pro Marco Liesy joins the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament


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Known as “Kill Bill” by those who have played with him, Marco Liesy is one of the aspiring young poker talents quickly rising in accomplishments in the poker scene.  While working as a commercial apprentice salesperson by day, Marco took to the online poker tables at night beginning at age 17, and by the time […]

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The Hendon Mob Doubles Up as Ross Boatman joins the TPT and puts a Bad Beat on Cancer


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One of two Boatman’s in the Hendon Mob, Ross Boatman discovered that taking money from his friends at the home game, just wasn’t as profitable as taking it from the regulars at the Victoria Casino in London, UK.  Ross racked up a large number of IOU’s from his friends owing him cash from their time […]

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Reigning TPT Champ, Joe “MrSoprano111″ Simmons joins the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament


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A husband for 10 years, and a  father of 3 boys, Joe “MrSoprano111” Simmons has been an immovable force in the Twitter Poker Tour Thursday night points events.  Through his last 17 TPT events, Joe has been at the Final Table 10 times, including 2 runner up finishes, and 3 TPT victories.  In the final […]

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Another Bad Beat on Cancer as Dave Colclough joins the TPT


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One of the many benefits of introducing a child to a hobby at an early age is that if they take an interest to that hobby, the truly talented ones will begin to master that hobby.  For Dave Colclough, his childhood brought him a deck of cards, where he would pick up the game of […]

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BBoC Co-Creators Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst spend some time in Coolwhip Corner


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Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst are longtime friends and advocates of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  Phil’s poker resume includes 15 WSOP Cashes (including 6 Final tables), and a WPT Championship, giving Phil more than $2.2 Million in live tournament poker cashes.  Rafe’s 7 WSOP Cashes and a WSOP Bracelet have included nearly half a million […]

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Lee Watkinson joins the TPT Charity Tournament for Bad Beat on Cancer


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Final Tables are an area of tournaments that poker players aspire to get to.  And there are few players that have had as many appearances at major tournament final tables as Full Tilt Poker Pro Lee Watkinson.  In fact, with more than $4.1 million won in live tournaments, Lee is ranked 65th on the all […]

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High Stakes Pro Richard Ashby joins the TPT and puts a Bad Beat on Cancer


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One of the single most difficult tasks in poker is successfully working up the ranks from small stakes to large stakes.  British Full Tilt Poker pro Richard Ashby began learning the game with his father, and then found great success at the £10 Buy in 7-Card Stud Tournament at his local casino. While studying at […]

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‘Mandy B’ Joins the TPT and Puts a Bad Beat on Cancer


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You should never be too surprised if you sit at an online table with a player whose name appears in red, and they end up with a large portion or all of your chips.  After all, this is what these pro’s do for a living.  But you should be even less surprised when you’re sitting […]

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