Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where I Play

I have been asked several times where I play most of my poker, and my response other then The Orangeville Tour, that I run Rake Free Poker Tournaments out of my basement and WSOP Satellites is The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino. Then I am asked, Why there isn't Fallsview and Rama closer? Yes they are but the thing is, Fallsview and Rama do not know how to run a good poker tournament, with the exception of the once a year Fallsview Poker Classic that is held every January. The Great Blue Heron runs an excellent poker tournament every month with one of the best structures you are going to find in Ontario.

You see I am mainly a tournament player, but don't get me wrong I do enjoy a good cash game, but when you have a 3 year old boy at home and want to spend as much time with him as possible, it makes it really hard to go to Fallsview everyday to play poker. Poker is not my full time job, it is my hobby, my passion, and my enjoyment to do part time. Sure it would be nice to be able to play poker for a living full time, but really, would it just turn into like most jobs you do every day? Get boring after awhile, and just not enjoy it anymore? Who really knows? Maybe one of these days, I will win a big poker tournament that will give enough money where I could take a year off from my real job and see what the poker world has to offer. The thing is, the ups in poker are amazing and you don't want to come down, but the downs are sometimes to hard to deal with and you just feel like poker is not for you. It is how you deal with the downs in the poker world that will establish you as a poker player.

So once a month you will find me at The Great Blue Heron grinding it out with a couple of buddies playing in their monthly poker tournaments, and hopefully avoiding the bad beats and making some money there as I have done for the past 2 years.

Here is the schedule at The Great Blue Heron for the remainder of 2011.
Feb. 23 Limit Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Mar. 9 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Mar. 23 NL Hold'em Shoot Out $300 + 50 3,000 chips 30min blinds
Apr. 13 Spring Classic NL Hold'em $1,000 + 100 10,000 chips 30min blinds
May 11 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds
June 8 NL Hold'em Deep Stack $750 + 75 15,000 chips 30min blinds
June 22 NL Hold'em Re-Buy $200+20 ($100 Re-Buy, $200 Add-on) 2,000 chips 30min blinds
July 13 Summer Classic NL Hold'em $1,000 + 100 chips 30min blinds
Aug. 3 NL Hold'em Shoot Out $300 + 30 3,000 chips 30min blinds
Aug. 10 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $300 + 30 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Aug. 17 Limit Hold'em Freeze Out $300 + 30 3,000 chips 30min blinds
Aug. 31 NL Hold'em Re-Buy $200+20 ($100 Re-Buy, $200 Add-on) 2,000 chips 30min blinds
Sept. 14 NL Hold'em Deep Stack $750 + 75 15,000 chips 30min blinds
Sept. 28 Ladies Only NL Hold'em $200 + 25 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Oct. 12 Fall Classic NL Hold'em $1,000 + 100 10,000 chips 30min blinds
Nov. 9 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Nov. 23 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds
Dec. 14 NL Hold'em Freeze Out $500 + 50 5,000 chips 30min blinds

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