Hello again everybody and welcome back to Poker In America. Some exciting news from The Commerce Casino’s LA poker Classic just barely made it in before our last newsletter went out last month. Of course I’m talking about PokerSchoolOnline member, Daniel Rentzer’s impressive 2nd place finish in the Main Event. Though Daniel would have loved to have taken 1st place, I know the $253,595 he won for 2nd place likely softened the blow of being the last person to be knocked out by the winner, Gus Hansen of Denmark ($507,190).
Along with his big payday, Daniel also won a seat in up-coming Bellagio $25 K Tournament as well as the respect and admiration of his peers at PSO. Going down the stretch, Daniel had to make his way though the likes of David Pham (4th), Humberto Brenes (7th), Carlos Mortensen (10th), and Men “The Master” Nguyen (15th), just to name a few. Even with those heavy hitters still in contention, Daniel still somehow managed to go into the final day of play as chip leader! Daniel, a student of the game for many years, must have felt a tremendous accomplishment just knowing he outlasted all those champions. Well done Daniel, see ya’ at the WSOP?
In other Poker news, PokerSchool ligaz11 instructor, featured writer, poker pro and all around nice guy, Nolan Dalla recently submitted an article to PokerPages entitled So You Wanna’ Be a Tournament Pro? Fuhgetaboutit! The article has had the poker grapevine buzzing ever since. Nolan, who has been reporting on the tournament circuit for nearly a decade, recently returned from covering the WPO in Tunica only to find that many of the perceptions he had about tournament poker and poker players were false. For a great peek into life on the road with the tournament circuit, you’d be hard pressed to find articles like this anywhere — in print or on the Net. Of course, every story has two sides, so when you’re done reading Nolan’s article, you can read poker pro Daniel Negreanu’s take on Nolan’s article by clicking here.
Since it hasn’t been that long since we last reported, here are links to the results from all of your favorite tournaments
Looking ahead to the remainder of the month of March, there’s plenty of action to be had. There’s the annual classic at the Bicycle, Winnin’ o’ The Green March 10 to 25, Station Poker Classic March 12 to 15 at Casino Regina, The World Poker Challenge 2003 March 13 to April 2 at the Reno Hilton, and to wrap up the action until we meet again is Ocean’s 11’s Rat Pack. And as always, PokerPages is always the first to bring you the results, so check back regularly.
Next month we’ll be looking at these tournaments and much more, so until then, may all your houses be full.