메이저사이트California continues to be the hotbed of women’s poker. This weekend is the Ladies Event at the Bike, where players will be vying for the last seat at the final table for WPT Ladies Night IV. And next weekend the Commerce is pulling out all the stops for us gals.
On August 26th and 27th, the Commerce, in conjunction with the LIPS Tour, is hosting The Ladies Poker Dream Weekend. Saturday kicks off with wine tasting, a buffet lunch, and of course…a poker tournament. Sunday includes yet another buffet, a seminar by Linda Johnson and Jan Fisher, and then another poker tournament to test your newly acquired skills. The tournaments will be affordable $125 and $225 buy-ins, respectively. And because this is a stop on the LIPS Tour, there is a seat into the LIPS Grand Championship up for grabs. The eventual winner of the The LIPS Grand Championship will receive a seat into the 2007 Ladies WSOP event, the LIPS/WPT event and 5 entries into LIPS events throughout the next season.
WPT Ladies Night: Seat Open
LnleftlogoThe WPT has announced its line up for Ladies Night and it looks like a great one.
Of course Jennifer Tilly will be back to defend her title. With Tilly’s growing poker track record, I almost hate to preface Tilly’s name with “actress”, because I feel she’s earned the right to be called a player. Tilly will be joined by a particularly tough line-up, featuring JJ Liu, Vanessa Rousso, Erica Schoenberg, Anahit Galajian, and possibly you.
When the final table is set to film on August 31st, these five talented women will be joined by the winner of the Bicycle Casino’s Legends of Poker Ladies Event, which is being held on August 19-20 in Bell Gardens, Calif. So you’ve got a couple of days to get out to the Bike and take your shot. The Legends Ladies Event looks like it will be a fun time, kicking off with a cocktail party and an appetizer buffet – and of course ending with a slot on WPT’s Ladies Night.
WPT Ladies Night is scheduled to air on October 28th. It’s no coincidence that it will air during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In what has become a tradition, both the Bike and the WPT will again be supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with this event.
In case you were out of the poker universe this month, Jamie Gold won the 2006 WSOP Championship Event. And is customary, along with the bracelet and the first place prize pool ($12 million this year), Jamie will also receive a diss’ing in the blogs and forums.
Trashing the champion has become almost a tradition; as reliable as the Swallows of Capistrano or Xmas decorations in retail stores after Halloween. As the field of “unknowns” has swelled in the past years, the “who was he to win this thing” theme generally runs its course. Many people who have allegedly played with past champions have offered up the “I’ve played with him before and he sucks” threads. Every word uttered and perceived behavior displayed during the event by the eventual winner is dissected for a potential backlash.
Jamie’s hazing has taken a bit of a Hollywood spin – or the accusations of Hollywood spin as the case might be. It was rumored early in the event that the ethically challenged character and agent Ari Gold in the hit HBO series Entourage was indeed modeled after Jamie. But one blog claims that Jamie was more Llyod (Ari’s slave assistant) than agent.