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The end-of-year poker lull is over and the Pacific Northwest schedule moved into excessive gear with February’s PACWEST Poker Traditional. Approaching its heels is the Muckleshoot Spring Traditional beginning the final week of March. And that overlaps the Wildhorse Spring Poker Spherical Up on the primary weekend of April.

Outcomes from PACWEST have simply been posted to Hendon Mob, so it’s time for an additional version of the Leaderboard!

The large numbers aren’t from PACWEST, however the US Poker Open excessive curler sequence. And prime place would have gone to Vancouver, Washington-based Ali Imsirovic with a win within the $25Ok buyin Occasion #5, a win within the WSOPC Las Vegas #14 NLHE Excessive Curler, and 4th within the LAPC #66 NLHE Excessive Curler , however he’s modified his itemizing on Hendon Mob to his homeland of Bosnia & Herzevogina, the place he’s now the #1 participant by an element of about 4:1 over WPT Champion Ema Zajmovic. It was nice having you on the Leaderboard, Ali!

High spot goes as an alternative to Bend’s Seth Davies, with three cashes on the USPO (10th in Occasion #3 $10Ok NLHE, third in Occasion #4 $10Ok Quick Deck, and sixth in Occasion #9 $50Ok NLHE). Davies holds regular at ninth on the Leaderboard.

Extra cashes outdoors of the state saved Coeur D’Alene-based Dylan Linde forward of Davies in eighth. Linde took 2nd in a take care of Lance ‘Wire’ Garcia on the Los Angeles Poker Traditional #59 NLHE in a discipline of 98, then got here in 4th in final week’s WPT Thunder Valley NLHE Predominant Occasion.

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Max Younger got here in 18th in that very same occasion simply two weeks after taking first on the PACWEST Poker Traditional #22 $250Ok GTD NLHE Predominant Occasion in a take care of Sam Nguyen. Max strikes as much as 20th from 22nd on the Leaderboard; Sam jumps practically 500 spots to 360th! It was a Portland-heavy ultimate desk, with Craig Grey (now 60th on the Leaderboard) taking third.

In the meantime, again south in Las Vegas on the Wynn Traditional $200Ok GTD NLHEMatt Affleck took first (there might have been a deal concerned). He holds at 12th.

Steve Chanthabouasy cashed twice on the PACWEST sequence, in each of the massive buyin occasions, taking third in Occasion #16 $100Ok GTD NLHE 6-Max, and 2nd in Occasion #19 $200Ok GTD NLHE Excessive Curler. He strikes up Four locations to 54th.

It’s stunning that somebody who’s been an integral a part of the Portland poker scene like Rambo Halpern is simply now getting a money on Hendon Mob, however his debut—with the win within the PACWEST Excessive Curler—places him in 556th place on the Leaderboard. Carter Gill grabbed third in the identical occasion, which maintains him at 21st.

Over in Korea, James Romero (regular at #11 on the Leaderboard) took third place within the Paradise Poker KRW1.1M NLHE Predominant Occasion, then 2nd in each the KRW5M NLHE Excessive Curler and KRW10M NLHE Tremendous Excessive Curler. Only for just a little perspective, the final two occasions had 13 and 9 entries, respectively, and KRW10M is about $8,850.

Portland’s Man Dunlap took first place within the PACWEST 6-Max occasion, then sixth within the Excessive Curler, and capped off the sequence with eighth within the Predominant Occasion. e was already at a decent 418th on the Leaderboard, however these three cashes pop him as much as 258th.

Out of Seattle, Chad Campbell snagged a Remington trophy for LAPC #46 Restrict Omaha Hello-Lo. He now sits at 384th.

Daniel Park from Federal Approach solely made it to 10th place in his occasion, however that was in a discipline of 952 on the Rio within the WSOPC Las Vegas $1M NLHE Predominant Occasion. That brings him as much as 177th.

Pal of the weblog Steven Roselius blasts up 80 spots to 254th together with his 4th-place end within the PACWEST Excessive Curler, Beaverton’s Auddie Reynolds (#533) scores his best-ever money with 2nd in a deal on the 6-Max together with Christopher Brost, whose Fifth-place money was simply his second-ever. Brost strikes over 1500 spots on the Leaderboard, to 1216.

George Wolff is again in motion together with his Fifth within the PACWEST Excessive Curler, sufficient to budge him out of 72nd place on the Leaderboard to 68th.

Our previous adversary Steve Harper snagged the highest spot in Occasion #1 $125Ok GTD NLHE, the primary weekend of the PACWEST Traditional. The place’s the e book, Steve?

Angela Jordison made an look within the PACWEST Predominant Occasion, along with her sixth place end there taking her as much as 130th on the Leaderboard. Gary Hale from Cloverdale, Oregon received Fifth, transferring over 100 spots to 475th.

On the Venetian Deepstack Extravaganza I #42 $1M GTD NLHE Predominant Occasion, Vancouver, Washington’s Christopher Hull took 14th out of practically 800 entries (the occasion gained by November Niner Jesse Sylvia the identical week his fianceé gained a match) and he’s now at 1326rh.

Two newcomers to the Leaderboard made it via wonderful finishes within the first occasion at PACWEST: Julie Mischkot of Salem picks up her first Hendon Mob money for her 2nd-place end (placing her in at #1643), and Nicky Komphouvong‘s 4th place end (and a couple of different recorded cashes) put him at #1621.

The Ante Up Poker Tour continues to be a factor, apparently, and Kent, Washington’s Landon Brown grabbed third at Tampa’s Silks Poker Room as a part of a deal of their $60Ok GTD NLHE Predominant Occasion. He strikes from 469th to 393rd.

Kao Saechao stopped via city this previous week after successful the 70-entry WPT Thunder Valley #Three NLHE ‘The Knockout’. You possibly can examine that right here. He holds on the Leaderboard at #26.

Chris Wang of Seattle has simply three recorded match cashes, however two of them are wins: he took down final fall’s 6-Max at Chinook and he gained Occasion #20 $50Ok GTD NLHE  at PACWEST. Attention-grabbing payouts; it appears to be like as if there was some type of six-way take care of Wang getting first place cash and 5 different gamers making a deal to maintain payouts underneath $5K every. Wang slides as much as #553.

Darren Rabinowitz‘s Fifth-place end in a Wynn Traditional $200Ok GTD NLHE doesn’t make transfer him in any respect on the Leaderboard, however that’s as a result of he’s already #15,

Lastly, Nick ‘Wonka’ Getzen is a extra acquainted face taking part in on  Poker Time or money video games, however he was down at PACWEST for Occasion #13 $50Ok GTD NLHE Large Bounty, and he’s listed in 2nd place in what appears to be like like a 3-way deal.

The Retirement

Since final I wrote, I’ve performed a single-table house sport match with my unique crew (took 2nd) and a money session after that (got here out forward).

I went all the way down to PACWEST for the primary day and shot 4 bullets into Occasion #1. I made my first rebuy simply over an hour in. After shedding AxQx v AxOkx forty minutes later, the third bullet was loaded. That lasted a bit over an hour till I received all of it in with Ax8x on an 8x5x3x flop and was referred to as by 4x4x, who hit a set on the flip. The fourth bullet lasted me via dinner and I used to be in a position to run issues up a bit to greater than triple the beginning stack, however after about eight-and-a-half hours I used to be all the way down to 15bb, shoved A8 and bumped into AxOkx.

Earlier than I headed house, I blew via two buyins within the night Predominant Occasion satellite tv for pc in 20 minutes (it had began 90 minutes earlier than I busted from the massive match, in order that they have been brief to start out).

A few weeks later, I performed one other house sport (dropped two buyins) then left to late-reg the Ultimate Desk $20Ok NLHE First Friday. That went moderately nicely, and I ended up on the ultimate desk with Kristi G, who’d requested me about getting further chips with the rebuy on the break and I mentioned certain. Anyway, I busted in a race in eighth, however she went on to the ultimate chop of 4 or 5 gamers. Then I knocked her out of final week’s Portland Meadows $40Ok NLHE after we’d had a great chat about a number of the characters we’d performed with the earlier match.

Now, which will sound like numerous poker for somebody who’s retired from the sport, however final yr between 1 January and 20 March, I performed 13 reside tournaments versus 7 this yr. So it has slowed a bit. On-line’s dropped from 60 to 35. So perhaps I used to be bluffing myself.