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The WPT Invitational – A Day 1 Recap


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I went to a party last night, and they played some poker there.  The mood was unlike any tournament that I’d ever witnessed before, charity or otherwise.  The WPT Invitational tournament is an event that is circled on the calendar by poker playing celebrities and pro’s alike, and I witnessed first-hand the main reason why….it’s […]

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TPT February Event #3 Won by @coolwhipflea (fleapid)


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Poker is rigged. Well, the TPT is rigged. TPT co-pilot Paul Ellis (aka @coolwhipflea aka fleapid) takes down the Twitter Poker Tour and vaults into contention with one week to go in February. All joking aside, good work sir! And a fine performance by Val (@BLIZGE) who takes second place and, along with @coolwhipflea, crowds […]

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Joe Tehan wins the NAPT Los Angeles Main Event


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Joe Tehan entered the final table of the NAPT Los Angeles Main Event with about 1.9 million chips, good for 5th in chips of the remaining 8 players.  He’d said to me at one point during the play down to the final table “I’ve only played like 4 hands this entire level!” as the 75 […]

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NAPT Los Angeles Final Table is set


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The final table has been set at the North American Poker Tour – Los Angeles, and the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens has said its farewell to the 8 remaining players.  Because of the contractual agreement with the WPT having exclusive filming rights to tournaments held at The Bike, the Final Table has been relocated […]

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NAPT Los Angeles Day 3 recap – Its all about @jasonmercier


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Podcast: Play in new window Day 3 of the North American Poker Tour began with a bang as several short stacks looked to either double up, or go home.  What started with 81 remaining players became 22 fewer by the end of the first level of play, and the flurry of eliminations didn’t let up […]

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Day 3 of the NAPT Los Angeles Pics – Play moving fast


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We lost 22 players in the first level of play, and it hasn’t slowed down yet.  Here are some early pictures to start the day.

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A wild finish during day 2 of the NAPT Los Angeles takes us to the money.


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Upon entering day 2 of the NAPT Los Angeles with 314 players, I really didn’t think that we’d get into the money.  But when you’re playing seven 75-minute levels of No Limit Hold’em, I suppose anything is possible.  At the completion of the sixth level of the day 106 players remained, and two of them  […]

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Approaching the bubble at the NAPT – Los Angeles


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As we get close to the money bubble, so big stacks have emerged in the event, and some notable players.  Here’s a look at a few of the stories coming out of the NAPT-Los Angeles by chip size.

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NAPT – Los Angeles, Day 2 Pics


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In an exciting day of action day 2, here are some photo’s of some of the players in action.  The main story thus far has been the Nicholas Grippo who is just steamrolling the field as our chip leader with more than 600k chips.  Also, TPT Member Brent Blom (aka @bloomey) is continuing to grind […]

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NAPT Day 1b is headlined by @realkidpoker


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Day 1b of a poker tournament is somewhat of a “Deja Vous.”  It’s new from the standpoint of a whole new cast of players enters into the casino for their first time.  But it’s also the second time in the same tournament that the blinds are at level 1, and everyone starts with the same […]

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