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Andy Sjolund Midwest Poker Classic Event 1

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Congratulations to Andrew Sjolund from Bloomington, MN for winning event #1 of the Midwest Poker Classic at Running Aces Harness Park. The $300 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event drew 98 players, including a handful of the state’s most recognizable names. Click here to view a full photo gallery. Full Results: Event #1 – $300 NLHE […]

Midwest Poker Classic: Dlugosch Wins Event 2

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James Dlugosch from Hopkins, MN went from short stack to chip leader to winner in the final 10 hands of event #2 of the Midwest Poker Classic on Thursday night. Dlugosch took home $3,930 for his first place finish, outlasting fourth place finisher Tim Peters, who also reached the final table of event #1. Photo […]

PokerStars, $5,200 buy-in, WCOOP Main Event, I have AA

Where: PokerStars, $5,200 buy-in, WCOOP Main Event. The Main Event is a 2-day tourney, 2,144 entrants and a $1.7 million 1st place prize. Here is a fun little situation that happened early in this event: 8 hands in: Interesting situation came up and here’s how I played it. Some of you might disagree but I […]

2009 Trent Tucker Celebrity Tournament

The 2009 Trent Tucker Celebrity Tournament at Running Aces Harness Park brought several local and national sports/poker figures to the felt. Michael Jordan was unable to attend this year, but Kenny Lofton, Ron Harper, Al Jefferson, Corey Brewer, Marcel Luske, and others had a blast.

My Epiphany

I had Ah-10c, and the flop was 2h-7h-8s. There were five players in the hand, and one pre-flop raiser, a man who, based on the limited evidence I had gathered, was very reasonable and intelligent. I was in the small-blind, and the raiser was in middle position. The table had been an absolute gathering of […]

Who was that guy?

As quickly as he came, he was gone… His attire suggested he could afford the money he was about to lose; yet his demeanor presented a certain confidence that confused my senses. He settled himself, and before I could even form a coherent opinion, he was posting under-the-gun. I gave him an interested glance, which […]