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Next Event: $100 Tourney

Date Time: 7pm Friday, June ??, 2015

Location: Arizona Room, Eaglequest Coyote Creek Golf Club, 7778 152nd Street Surrey, BC

Darren: darrenkennedydk@gmail.com, 778-870-6319

 

Tourney Dates (all start times 7pm)

  1. xSaturday September 13
  2. xFriday, October 3
  3. xFriday, October 24
  4. xFriday, November 14
  5. xFriday, December 5
  1. xFriday, January 9
  2. xFriday, January 23
  3. xFriday, February 13
  4. xFriday, March 6
  5. xFriday, March 20

xLEAGUE FINAL Friday, April 10

2015 WSOP $10,000 Main Event and 2015 WSOP NLH $1000 or $1500 Event Rio in Las Vegas

League members should all be paid up and thus require only $50 for this event ($50 cash), and non-league members need to bring $60. There will also be a $50 last-longer for anyone that’s interested.

 

June 22, 2015: More WSOP Updates

Event 30: $1000 NLH: Chris Fraser did end up busting out on Day 1 unfortunately after dinner break

Event 43: $1000 Super Seniors: Colin Genge ended up skipping the Seniors in favour of the Super Seniors but was unable to make much happen and busted early on Day 1.

 

We are now down to just 3 horses with both Andrew Krywaniuk and Roger Grosset scheduled to play Event #57: $1000 NLH and Brent Senko set to play the Main event! Let’s hope for one of these guys to come thru for themselves and the league.

Similar to Kal Kooner’s success at Planet Hollywod, Brant Taylor cashed in 8th for $4,834 in a $300 NLH tourney at PH.

 

 

June 14, 2015: WSOP Updates

So we are getting to around the halfway point of the 2015 World Series of Poker and we have had several winners play so far so here is a quick recap of how our league members have done.

 

 

 

 

Event #3: $1500 Limit Omaha Hi Lo. Darren played and made it deep taking an above average chipstack into Day 2 ultimately busting in around 140th when 117 got paid. It was heartbreaking but still a good run.

 

Event #5A: $565 Colossus: Nick Simon and Johnny Dai played this event and neither made it thru the day with chips

 

Event 5B: $565 Colossus: Nick Simon and Darren Kennedy played this event and once again neither made it thru the day.

 

Event 5C: $565 Colossus: Darren Kennedy played this event and was able to accumulate a lot of chips early. Used those chips to punish players all day and went into Day 2 with well above average chips. Near the money bubble I ran 66 into JJ on a J65 board to lose 70% of my chips and knock myself down to 10 BBs. I would hang on and cash and then find AA against AQ for the full double. I would later get my chips in with AK vs KQ for a triple up and unfortunately my opponent spiked a Q and I would fall in 1480th place out of 22360 players for $2125. The league receives $545 for their piece of my action.

 

Event 22: $1000 NLH: Paul Deol played and made it until after dinner break but fell about 9pm

 

Event 28: $1500 Monster Stack: Chris Nishi played and unfortunately ran KK into AA just before dinner break and was out. Colin Genge also played the Monster Stack and was unable to get much above starting stack.

 

Event 30: $1000 NLH: Chris Fraser is currently playing. He made it thru dinner break with 11 BBs. They should be back from dinner in a few minutes so hopefully he is able to run that stack up and make day 2.

 

So we are 1 for 10 with one in action and 4 to come.

 

Our remaining league winners to play include:

Colin Genge in Seniors (Event 40) on Friday

Andrew Krywaniuk and Roger Grosset in Event 57 on June 28th.

Brent Senko in the MAIN EVENT on July 6th.

 

Best of luck to you all.

 

In non league winner news:

Dean Hilts and Ray Rohrback both played the Colossus and had no luck.

Brant Taylor made day 2 of the Monster Stack before losing a flip AK<TT

Kal Kooner busted the $1500 6Max but then jumped into the one day $400 Goliath at Planet Hollywood and grinded it out to an amazing 3rd place finish for $19,422!!!! Way to go Kal!!!!

Ben Walker cashed in a Rio daily $235 in 110th for $571 and busted the Colossus.

Colin Genge had success in the Rio $235 daily, Finishing 64th of 12000 players for $610.

Jason Nadeau stone bubbled a $250 Omaha8/Stud8 tourney at Planet Hollywood.

Garry Juvelin and Mark Juvelin made Day 2 of the Monster stack and last I heard they are still in it so hopefully they can cash.

Darren played the $1500 PLH and lost with QQ<QQ when 4 spades hit the board :(

 

Sorry for those of you I missed or forgot and good luck to everyone taking their shot at the WSOP this year.

 

May 26, 2015: WSOP Begins in Mere Hours

The WSOP begins tomorrow at noon and the first of our winners plays on Thursday at noon in the $1500 Limit Omaha H/L tournament. That player is none other than myself Darren Kennedy. Johnny Dai, Nick Simon and myself will be playing Friday for the league in the $565 Colossus tournament. This tournament will shatter the records for the largest ever live tournament. The old record of 8773 was for the Main Event which Jamie Gold won. The Colossus is likely to top 20,000 players.

 

I will send out emails after getting results and bust-outs of league players, but with about 20-25 Die Hard Poker players having twitter accounts I think the best way to follow along is to monitor this twitter list:

https://twitter.com/DarrenDieHard/lists/xdhpl

That twitter list follows the twitter accounts of 34 players with ties to the Die Hard Poker League. I will add and subtract from the list as time goes on. If you have a twitter account that you use for poker that this list is not following just let me know and I will add to it. If you have a twitter account please try and use it during the tournament on breaks or whenever to update us on your chipstacks or big hands.

 

Ben Walker and Dean Hilts will also be playing the Colossus on their own dime.

 

My own twitter account will be updated often with my progress in various tournaments and with DHPL League Member progress (DarrenDieHard). I will also try and update the webpage every couple of days at least while we have players in action. Good luck to everyone going down.

 

May 22, 2015: Kent Senko takes down the $200 Event

Congrats to Kent Senko who outlasted the 31 entry field last Friday to win $2000. Kent beat Eric Chong after a chop to win the event. It was a super fun and relaxing tournament. We started with 17,000 chips since the field was small and there were 7 rebuys (myself included). Ray Rohrback had most of the chips for quite some time at the final table but went cold at the wrong time. Bruce McCallum was a yoyo going from short and nearly crippled to chip leader and back to shorty multiple times before ultimately falling in 3rd place. Kent is becoming a $200 buy-in specialist after finishing third in our inaugural $200 buy-in last year before winning this one.

I hope to run a $100 buyin sometime in mid-to-late June so stay tuned.

 

Finishers were: Kent Senko ($2,000), Eric Chong ($1,800), Bruce McCallum ($1,000), Darren Kennedy ($600), Ray Rohrback ($400), Eitan Even ($400).

 

May 14, 2015: World Series of Poker is Less Than Two Weeks Away

It’s getting close to WSOP time and our winners are getting excited. Below is the events I expect our winners will be playing. Both Chris Nishi and Andrew Krywaniuk are tentative only dates at this point but the rest are fairly solid. Anyone else heading down to play some events? If so please let me know and I will post your schedule here and results as well if you let me know.

 

Darren Kennedy (*$2,500) - #3 $1500 LO8, May 28, #5A/5B $565 Colossus, May 29

Johnny Dai (*$1,500) - #5A/5B $565 Colossus, May 29, #6 $1000 NLH, May 31

Nick Simon ($1,000) - #5A/5B $565 Colossus, May 29

Paul Deol (*$1,000) - #22 $1000 NLH, June 9

Chris Nishi (*$1,000) - #28 $1500 Monster Stack, June 12

Chris Fraser ($1,000) - #30 $1000 NLH, June 14

Colin Genge ($1,500) - #28 $1500 Monster Stack, June 12, #43 $1000 Super Seniors, June 21

Roger Grosset ($1,000) - #57 $1000 NLH, June 28

Andrew Krywaniuk ($565) - #57 $1000 NLH, June 28 **could change

Brent Senko ($10,000) - #68 $10,000 Main Event Day 1B, July 6

 

Others I know going:

Ben Walker - #5A/5C $565 Colossus, May 29

Dean Hilts - #5A/5C $565 Colossus, May 29

Brant Taylor - #28 $1500 Monster Stack, June 12

Mark Juvelin - #28 $1500 Monster Stack, June 12

Garry Juvelin - #28 $1500 Monster Stack, June 12

 

 

May 8, 2015: $200 Buy-in Tourney on May 15th

There will be a $200 buy in on Friday, May 15th. Same deal as usual except you will start with 15,000 chips. Cards in the air at 7pm. We will pay approximately 15% of the field. If you are coming for sure let me know ahead of time, but there will be enough room for all. The usual one re-entry allowed if in the first 4 levels.

 

Current Structure

(for use with 5 tables or more)

Level #

Minutes

Small Blind

Big Blind

1

20

100

100

2

20

100

200

3

20

100

300

10 Minute Break

4

20

200

400

5

20

300

600

6

20

400

800

10 Minute Break

7

20

500

1000

8

20

600

1200

9

20

800

1600

10 Minute Break

Cash out $100 Chips

10

20

1000

2000

11

20

1500

3000

12

20

2000

4000

5 Minute Break

Cash out $500 Chips

13

20

3000

6000

14

20

5000

10000

15

20

8000

15000

16

20

10000

20000

17

20

15000

30000

18

Unlimited

20000

40000

 

April 12, 2015: Brent Senko beats Darren Kennedy to win $10k WSOP Seat!

A huge congratulations to Brent Senko who will represent the Die Hard Poker League in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. On the final hand of the night Brent held JT vs Darren’s K8 all in preflop. The board came with 3 Tens giving Brent Senko Quad Tens and the championship.

 

The night started off as expected with many shortstacks dropping quickly as they tried to double up their micro stacks. Many of them busting out with AK aipf. By first break at end of level 4 we were down to just 32 players from 61 starting. With 10 seats on the line we were already just 22 from the money. Stacks remained fairly even with only 6 players above 20k at first break. They were: Colin Genge 55,700, TJ Johnston 32,500, Steve Tamboline 25,000, Darren Kennedy 23,100, Chris Nishi 23,000 and Nick Simon 22,700. Colin chipped up early but in a massive hand he knocked out Richard Wardroper who built up a stack of nearly 30,000 very early on before running into a flopped full house of Colin.

 

By second break we were down to just 18 players. The stacks were: Colin Genge 92,000, Nick Simon 76,000, Steve Tamboline 40,000, TJ Johnston 32,000, Johnny Dai 35,000, Paul Deol 30,000, Kent Senko 27,000, Darren Kennedy 25,000, Chris Fraser 22,000, Roger Grosset 18,400, Brent Senko 16,800, Chris Nishi 16,700, John Forsythe 14,000, Andrew Krywaniuk 12,000, Jason Nadeau 8,000, Ben Walker 6,600, Chris Genge 5,000, Lance Murdoch 3,500. A couple big hands occurred at this level including a big pot between Jason Nadeau and Steve Tamboline with them both getting in 26k on and AK7sss board. Jason held AK and Steve held the j9 with one spade. The turn was clean but the river was a spade and Steve took down a 60k chip pot.

 

With the blinds moving to 800/1600 for Level 8, there were 6 of the remaining 18 at sub 10 BB stacks. Not surprisingly we dropped a few players quickly. Lance fell in 18th followed quickly by Chris Genge in 17th. From here Table 2 was much bigger stacked than Table 1 and Table 2 would proceed to do most of the dirty work. In particular Colin was very active. He did some serious damage throughout the tournament with J9 KO-ing I believe 4 different people with that exact holding. Steve Tamboline would fall in 16th in a massive 100,000 chip pot when his QQ lost to Colin’s AK all in preflop with a dramatic Ace on the river. Jason Nadeau would fall in 15th when his pair and flush draw lost to a rivered pair. 14th belonged to John Forsythe and then Kent Senko would run his TT into Darren’s JJ. Now on the double bubble Brent Senko was getting a little short. He called a Colin open and saw a 973 flop. Colin bet with 8T and Brent moved all in with AT to which Colin snapped. Brent would hold and that hand was critical to his run to the title. Ben Walker would reship over Colin’s open with KJss and Colin would call with AQ and hold.

 

Now it was bubble time. A bubble deal was discussed briefly but with 3 people abstaining it was not to happen. The bubble lasted over an hour with the shortstacks doubling time and time again but eventually TJ Johnston would go out holding 77 and we were in the money.

 

The final table chipstacks were: Colin Genge 118,500, Darren Kennedy 94,500, Brent Senko 75,000, Chris Nishi 41,000, Nick Simon 38,000, Paul Deol 33,500, Roger Grosset 25,000, Andrew Krywaniuk 20,500, Chris Fraser 19,000, Johnny Dai 13,000.

 

Andrew would fall in 10th for $565 WSOP. The next 5 would all get $1000 seats. They were from 9th to 5th, Chris Nishi, Paul Deol, Chris Fraser, Roger Grosset, Nick Simon. Johnny Dai would fall in 4th with a $1500 seat then a long drawn out 3 handed match between Darren, Brent and Colin occurred. Lead changes were nearly every pot but eventually Colin would ship and run into Darren’s KK to fall in 3rd.

 

Headsup play began with Darren at 265,000 to Brents 225,000. Brent would take control early and quickly develop a 2 to 1 chip lead. He would still maintain that lead when we got it all in with Darren holding K8 to Brent’s JT. Three tens on board for Quads would send Brent to the Main Event. A huge congrats to all our winners and I hope we do better down there than last year when we went the big 0 for.

 

Of note 5 players who won this year also won a seat last year: Andrew Krywaniuk, Johnny Dai, Chris Nishi, Nick Simon and Colin Genge.

 

March 21, 2015: League Final Prep!

We also did the draw for the League Final. There are 5 players who have points that will not be participating in the Final. Trevor Massey (2,500pts) with a time conflict, and 4 other players who have dropped out and not paid their league fees: Ryan Watkins (8,000), Mike Martin (5,000), Mike Courtney (2,500), Dean Kilback (1,500). As such there will be 485,500 chips in play for the league final and 61 players competing for 10 prizes.

 

The average stack will be almost exactly 8,000 chips. This year with the draw for seats for the first time we did not end up with a ‘table of death’. All tables have between 48,500 and 80,500 chips in play, nowhere near the 111,000 from last year.

 

Table breaking order will be from high to low.

 

We had 61 fully paid league members this year.The prizes this year will be as follows:

1st:                  $10,000 WSOP Main Event + $800 cash
2nd:                 $2,500 WSOP + $600 cash
3rd-4th:           $1,500 WSOP + $500 cash
5th-9th:           $1,000 WSOP + $500 cash

10th:                $565 WSOP + $500 cash

 

 

Seat

Table 1

Chips

Seat

Table 5

Chips

1

Jamie Hucul

4,500

1

Guy Bottin

3,000

2

Bob Deforest

2,000

2

Chris Buss

7,500

3

Scott Brynen

500

3

Lance Murdoch

10,000

4

TJ Johnston

18,500

4

 

 

5

Mo Pannun

6,000

5

Darren Kennedy

13,500

6

Brant Taylor

15,000

6

Mike Farnese

11,000

7

Eric Ruttan

1,000

7

Darcy Woodward

2,000

8

Harry McWilliam

1,000

8

Mike Honeyman

11,500

48,500

58,500

Seat

Table 2

Chips

Seat

Table 6

Chips

1

Mike Twitchell

7,500

1

Dan Molatore

5,000

2

Mike Wigglesworth

1,500

2

Andrew Krywaniuk

11,500

3

Mike Menkes

15,000

3

Kal Kooner

500

4

Jordan Kroeker

1,500

4

Andrew Creed

5,000

5

 

 

5

Ramiro Dominguez

5,000

6

Kent Senko

6,000

6

John Forsythe

11,500

7

Bruce McCallum

500

7

Mike Bigelow

7,500

8

Steve Tamboline

14,000

8

Tyler Marples

10,500

46,000

56,500

Seat

Table 3

Chips

Seat

Table 7

Chips

1

Roger Grosset

9,500

1

Chris Nishi

16,500

2

Lyle Wingert

5,500

2

Ben Walker

11,500

3

Mark Juvelin

1,500

3

Everett Wicklund

1,500

4

Chris Fraser

12,500

4

Todd Brenneis

12,000

5

Chris Genge

5,000

5

Derrick Shum

3,000

6

Rick Rohrback

13,500

6

Mike Johnston

500

7

Jason Nadeau

6,000

7

Dylan Ruocco

7,500

8

Ray Rohrback

17,000

8

Bruce Lawson

4,000

70,500

56,500

Seat

Table 4

Chips

Seat

Table 8

Chips

1

Colin Genge

27,000

1

 

 

2

Elton Ngan

500

2

Nick Simon

12,000

3

Mike Felhauer

4,000

3

Richard Wardroper

12,500

4

Garry Juvelin

6,500

4

Stan Zatylny

1,500

5

Rob Sims

3,500

5

Mike Mittermuller

1,000

6

Dave Sims

12,500

6

Howard Holt

16,000

7

Brent Senko

8,000

7

Johnny Dai

13,000

8

Paul Deol

18,500

8

Jeff Scott

12,000

80,500

68,000

 

 

March 21, 2015: Tyler Marples beats Chris Nishi for the win, Colin Genge Locks up Guaranteed Prize

Another large turnout saw 81 players and 12 rebuys for 93 entries. Tyler Marples who had struggled all year was able to get a big stack late in the tourney when he called all in with TT with 3 other players already all in. His TT beat AK, 63 and AJ to about triple up. From there he went on to outlast Dylan Ruocco and Chris Nishi to win the tourney. Dylan and Jason Nadeau were other players that came into the night with very little points and made good with big points.

 

As for the season winner, Colin Genge needed to out last 4 players to lock it up. Mike Menkes, Brant Taylor and Ray Rohrback would go out relatively early leaving it down to Paul Deol and Colin Genge. Paul would need a minimum 3rd place, but once they were both in the points Paul was going to need at least a second place. Paul would ultimately fall in 20th guaranteeing the prize for Colin who finished in 7th for 3,000 points just for good measure.

 

The finishers were: Tyler Marples ($1360), Chris Nishi ($910), Dylan Ruocco ($640), TJ Johnston ($460), Jason Nadeau ($360), Kai Picard ($270, non-league), Colin Genge ($200), Howard Holt ($150), Todd Brenneis ($100, rebuy), Roger Grosset ($100, rebuy), Shawn Lange ($100, non-league), Ryan McDonald (non-league), Bruce McCallum (rebuy), Andrew Krywaniuk, Rob Sims, Hal Bellingham (non-league), Mike Twitchell, Dylan Goulah (non-league), Chris Buss, Paul Deol, Andrew Creed (rebuy), Shane Kurgnjas (non-league), Robert Brechin (non-league), Mike Farnese, Jeff Scott, Jordan Kroeker, Lyle Wingert, David Slater (non-league), Everett Wicklund, Darcy Woodward.

 

 

March 17, 2015: Ray Rohrback takes Event #9 against massive 101 player field, his brother Rick finally held pointless

An enormous turnout resulted in 101 entries cracking the previous record of 91. This resulted in 35th place actually making the points since there were so many non-league members and rebuys, 12 people making the money and an enormous $1400 for first place. And topping the enormous field was Ray Rohrback earning his 3rd ever DHPL victory. His brother Rick however was held pointless for the first time all year. Elton Ngan squeaked into the points locking up 500 meaning every single league member has now earned points.

 

The season results leaves Colin Genge at the top with only Paul Deol, Brant Taylor, Mike Menkes and Ray Rohrback within striking distance. Ray and Paul will need at least a second place to pass Colin while Mike and Brant would need a win. Even if they did the above, a 5th or better from Colin would lock up first place and the guaranteed seat.

 

The finishers were: Ray Rohrback ($1400), Ryan Appleton ($900, non-league), Chris Nishi ($650), Peter Jensen ($500, non-league), Brent Senko ($400), Mike Menkes ($300), Cory Breland ($250, non-league), Shane Kurgnjas ($200, non-league), Doug Crone ($150, non-league, playing for Jamie Hucul), Shawn Lange ($100, non-league), Adam Perkin ($100, non-league), Chris Buss ($100), Gary Beta (non-league), Faisal Alqutah (non-league), Chris Fraser, TJ Johnston, Rob Sims (rebuy), Nick Simon, David Slater (non-league), Amraan Safiq (non-league), Lance Murdoch, Howard Holt, Bob Deforest, Jason Nadeau, Thanh Nguyen (non-league), Sam Mangat (non-league), Pat McCallam (non-league), John Forsythe, Steve McLarty (non-league), Keith Matsalla (non-league), Eric Ruttan, Jordan Kroeker, Grant Willis (non-league), Elton Ngan, Chris Genge.

 

January 30, 2015: Nick Simon Wins Event #8, Colin Genge Takes Points Lead

Nick Simon dominated from start to finish accumulating lots of chips early and riding it out to the victory. He beat Mike Menkes heads up for the title after a fairly long 3 handed battle including Colin Genge. A couple of usual faces in the points including Mr. Consistency Rick Rohrback once again putting up points making it points in all 8 events this year. Colin followed up his back-to-back second place finishes with a third place which was good enough to take a sizable point lead for the guaranteed prize.

 

But there were newer faces as well. We had 6 players without points coming into the night and of the 6 only Elton Ngan remains pointless with Bruce Lawson, Bruce McCallum, Brent Senko, Guy Bottin and Kal Kooner all notching their first points of the season.

 

The finishers were: Nick Simon ($1,040), Mike Menkes ($720), Coling Genge ($460), Garry Juvelin ($320), Curtis Davey ($270, non-league), Ian Deak ($220, non-league), Bruce Lawson, Guy Bottin, Mike Farnese, Tyler Marples (rebuy), Wayne King, Andy Bhatti, Roger Grosset, Derrick Shum, Andrew Krywaniuk, Brent Senko, Darcy Woodward, Ramiro Dominguez, Mike Wigglesworth, Kal kooner, Rick Rohrback, Bruce McCallum, Bob Deforest.

 

January 30, 2015: Brant Taylor Wins Event #7, Colin Genge Runner-Up Again

A lot of the same with Colin Genge finishing second again just like the last event and Rick Rohrback making the points for a record 7th straight tourney. Something new however Brant Taylor winning outright with no chop. We had 73 entries in Event #7 and some solid poker combined with the usual suckouts. The pointes lead remains at 17,500 with Colin Genge joining Paul Deol at that level. The race has tightened greatly however with now the top 9 all within 5,000 points of that coveted guaranteed WSOP package.

 

Also a full 4 people got off the schneid by getting their first points of the year, although for 3 of them it was just the minimum 500 points.

 

The finishers were: Brant Taylor ($1,040), Colin Genge ($720), Mike Farnese ($460), Andrew Creed ($320), TJ Johnston ($270), Trevor Massey ($220, re-entry), Richard Stewart ($180, non-league, playing for Mike Martin), Ray Rohrback, Rick Rohrback, Chris Buss, Dean Hilts (non-league), Steve Tamboline, Ted Hill (non-league, playing for Mike Honeyman), Chris Genge, Mo Pannun, Roger Grosset, Jamie Hucul, Ramiro Dominguez, Chris Nishi, Scott Brynen.

 

January 13, 2015: Richard Wardroper Takes First in Event #6 – No Sub Required

Richard Wardroper whose sub took the 10k points in Event 5 only to have it retracted when it was realized that he had already had 2 subs in prior events, decided to be certain this time and just win the tournament himself. Richard chopped the money with Colin Genge and Rod Seitz before outduelling Colin for the 10k points.

 

Mr. Consistency, Rick Rohrback made the points again falling in 10th for 2,000 points. This is a perfect 6-for-6 in-the-points finishes this season and his drive for a perfect season continues.

 

The battle for the points lead is extremely tight with Paul Deol holding a 4,500 points lead but 2nd thru 14 are separated by only 3,500 points. This really is anyones game at this point.

 

A very interesting hand saw Trevor Massey KO’d by I believe Richard Wardroper with AJ < QTdd. The flop came down AdJdX, the money went in and then the board ran out KdAs. Richard’s Royal Flush beat Aces full.

 

The finishers were: Richard Wardroper ($750), Colin Genge ($750), Rod Seitz ($750, non-league), Todd Breneis ($360), David Slater ($290, non-league, playing for Steve Tamboline), Ryan Fritz ($230, non-league), Roger Grosset ($180), Johnny Dai ($140), Dan Molatore ($100), Rick Rohrback ($100),Trevor Massey, Andrew Krywaniuk, John Forsythe, Mike Mittermuller, Mike Bigelow, Jeff Scott, Paul Deol, Ben Walker (rebuy), Ed Sue, Darcy Woodward, Mike Menkes.

 

December 11, 2014: Hendon Mod Poker Db now Posting DHPL Results!

In what can be only termed as a very cool result for our league, The Hendon Mob database which is the gold standard for recording poker tournament results worldwide is now posting all Die Hard Poker League Results. What this means is that anyone who has ever cashed in a DHPL tournament now has a poker profile on Hendon Mob right up alongside the Negreanu’s and Hellmuth’s of the world. If you are interested in your profile please take a look at the link above. From there you can search your own name and check out your results.

 

December 8, 2014: Event #5: Harry McWilliams and Hanna Nguyen Chop, Jeff Scott takes 10k Points

Harry McWilliams on a rebuy and Hanna Nguyen chopped up first place money. Hanna made a mistake while we were at the 10 handed final table. At 3000/6000 Harry opened up all in for 87,000 chips. It folded around to Hanna in the small blind who obviously did not notice and announced raise while putting out 16,000 chips. Because she had verbalized raise she needed to min raise which meant 81k above the 87k allin effectively putting her allin. Her 76o did not improve and she lost to Harry’s 99 giving Harry a massive chiplead. Left with under 40k chips, she got aggressive and it paid off. Soon Hanna and Harry were headsup and enarly dead even in chips. They made the deal and chopped first and second place.

 

There was some other interesting drama in this one as everyone went out thinking they got one place lower than they actually got as Hanna Nguyen was supposedly playing for Richard Wardroper and she therefore got him 10,000 points. However after checking the standings page I noted that Richard had already used two subs. Therefore everyone bumped up a spot including Jordan Kroeker who thought he had bubbled the points. He gets 500.

 

In other news both Rick Rohrback and Dave Sims snuck into the points making Rick 5 for 5 in-the-point finishes and Dave with points in 4 of 5 events. Consistency!

 

The finishers were: Harry McWilliams ($1015, rebuy), Hanna Nguyen ($1015, non-league), James Logan ($560, non-league), Jeff Scott ($410), Chris Fraser ($310), Bob Deforest ($250, rebuy), TJ Johnston ($200), Mike Twitchell ($140, rebuy), Bruce Lawson ($100, rebuy), Darren Kennedy ($100), Howard Holt, Mo Pannun, Bruce McCallum (rebuy), Steve Tamboline, John Forsythe, Lance Murdoch, Dan Molatore, Rob Sims (rebuy), John Alexander (non-league, playing for Colin Genge), Garry Juvelin, Mike Farnese, Ramiro Dominguez, Mike Johnston, Rick Rohrback, Dave Sims, Jordan Kroeker.

 

November 16, 2014: Event #4: Ben Walker Wins, Chops Cash with Ryan Watkins and Cory Breland

This tourney set a record for fewest rebuys with only 6 people opting to reply although a total of 15 people busted in time to rebuy. The tourney had a couple of players build big stacks early including Grant Willis and Steve Tamboline, but although they did both ride those stacks deep into the tourney it were players that had relatively shorter stacks that ground it out to the final table and then ran hot when it counted. Ben Walker would ultimately win the tournament though with 3 left they opted to chop the cash as they were all extremely even in chips. Ben survived an earlier must win all in flip with AK > JJ of Lyle. He would ride those chips to the Final table where he would pick up Aces in quick succession and get two KO’s when the bullets held up. Timing is everything and Ben made the most of his.

 

Ryan Watkins notched his first cash in the DHPL after 3 years in the league and it was a good one at $770. Grant Willis notched his second ever cash and Cory Breland, the cashing machine, added another to his total. Ed Sue, who won the last event also cashed again and a final note was Paul Deol NOT cashing for first time this season, letting a few others take some cash home.

 

The finishers were: Ben Walker ($770), Ryan Watkins ($770), Cory Breland ($780, non-league), Rob Sims ($380), Grant Willis ($300, non-league), Ed Sue ($250, non-league, playing for John Forsythe), Todd Breneis ($200), Kent Senko ($150), Jordan Kroeker (rebuy), Mike Twitchell ($100), Hanna Nguyen (non-league, playing for Richard Wardroper), Mo Pannun, Trevor Massey, Derrick Shum, Mike Honeyman, Dave Sims, Dylan Ruocco, Norm Dergousoff (non-league), Steve Tamboline, Rick Rohrback, Darren Kennedy, TJ Johnston, Ray Rohrback.

 

November 9, 2014: Ed Sue and Richard Wardroper Chop Event #3, Dave Sims Takes 10k Points

In a tourney that drew in 91 buyins and paid the final 11, we had a first. Dave Sims was able to get 10,000 points by finishing in 4th with the top 3 finishers being non-leaguer Ed Sue (1st) who chopped first place with Richard Wardroper (rebuy, 2nd) and 3rd place finisher Bruce McCallum also on a rebuy. Ed Sue locked up his 3rd DHPL Tourney Win.

 

The finishers were: Ed Sue ($1,050, non-league), Richard Wardroper ($1,050, rebuy), Bruce McCallum ($600, rebuy), Dave Sims ($440), Mike Honeyman ($340), Andrew Krywaniuk ($270), Lyle Wingert ($200), Rick Rohrback ($160), Mike Felhauer ($140), Chris Genge ($100), Paul Deol ($100), Roger Grosset (rebuy), Cory Breland (rebuy), Ben Walker, Grant Willis (non-league), Chris Fraser, Chris Buss, Everett Wicklund, Jason Nadeau, Harry McWilliams, Doug Crone (non-league), Rob Sims, Mike Wigglesworth, John Forsythe, TJ Johnston.

 

October 22, 2014: Johnny Dai and Mike Martin Chop First in Event #2, Paul Deol Rolls On

Johnny Dai and Mike Martin squared off heads up after KO-ing myself Darren Kennedy in 3rd, but rather than play it out they chopped the $950 and called it a day. Mike Martin was on a rebuy so there were no points left to play for. Paul Deol, fresh off winning Event #1 finished in 5th and added a whopping 5,000 points to his total and retains a big lead in the points race. We had 79 buyins for the event.

 

I myself finished 3rd after amassing an amazing amount of chips early and then coasting until losing a flip for half my stack with about 12 left and having to scrape and claw to ladder up to third spot. I was fortunate several times. Most people remember their bust-out hands, I prefer to remember where I got in bad and got lucky. In the first hour I was all in pre flop versus Garry Juvelin with me having him covered by just 500 chips. It looked grim with my KK up against Garry’s AA. But a door card King got me going and then just two hands later my AA held vs Mike Bigelow’s flopped flush draw and it was off to the races. Sometimes the cards play themselves and sometimes you just get lucky. Never forget that in tournament poker. Later on at the final table I failed to notice Norm Dergousoff had raised in early position by quietly pushing in his stack. I was in the SB and moved all in with garbage expecting the BB to fold. However my garbage spiked a pair vs Norm’s AK and I got lucky once again.

 

The finishers were: Johnny Dai ($950), Mike Martin ($950, rebuy), Darren Kennedy ($520), Lance Murdoch ($370), Paul Deol ($300), Harry McWilliams ($240, rebuy), Norm Dergousoff ($180, non-league), Ray Rohrback ($140), Rick Rohrback ($100), Roger Grosset ($100), Kent Senko, Stan Zatylny, Guido McEvoy, Hal Bellingham, Mike Menke, Mark Juvelin, Rob Sims, Ramiro Dominguez, Jason Nadeau (rebuy), Dave Sims, Dan Molatore, Chris Fraser, Tyler Marples, Todd Breneis, Eric Ruttan.

 

September 23, 2014: Paul Deol Wins Event #1 for Third DHPL Title

The 10th season of the Die Hard Poker League kicked off with a bang. 85 buy-ins and so far 67 league members. Before the poker there was good fun had on the golf course with sharks Everett “par par parWicklund and Jamie “I can’t play on the front nine, but once money is on the line I am golden” Hucul” showing the rest of us how its done.

 

A small hiccup at the start of poker due to me forgetting the cards but luckily I live way closer now so it only delayed us about 10 minutes. Once the cards were in the air there were many suckouts, but no Guy yours was nowhere near the worst (AA < AJ on JXX board). Try asking Scott Brynen who lost when he got 33 all in on flop of T34 vs AT.

 

When it came down to the end Paul Deol and Steve McClarty were heads up and quickly came to a deal. They had to flip for the win and Paul was our winner notching his 3rd career DHPL win tieing him for 3rd all time with only Rod Smith and Al Deleon with 4 ahead of him,

 

The finishers were: Paul Deol ($1090), Steve McClarty ($990, playing for Howard Holt), Eric Ruttan ($570, re-entry), Trevor Massey ($420, re-entry), Mike Bigelow ($330), Cory Breland ($250, playing for Brant Taylor), Steve Tamboline ($200), Mike Twitchell ($150), Mike Courtney ($100), Mike Martin ($100), Adam Livesey (playing for Ramiro Dominguez), Rob Sims, Sien Vongnaraj (non-league), Dean Kilback, Chris Genge, Rick Rohrback, Kai Picard (playing for Mike Felhauer), Mike Honeyman, Garry Juvelin, Nick Simon, Bob DeForest.

 

 

 

September 10, 2014: Event #1 This Saturday 7pm!

First poker tourney of the season. Note the DAY: SATURDAY. This is it. We start it off in style. Please arrive by 6:30pm so we can get everyone bought in on time. You need to bring $200 for this event which includes $50 for cash, $50 league fee for Event 1, $50 league fee event #9 and $50 league fee for event #10. Anyone wishing to pay the full $500 league fees up front at Event #1 and just bring $50 per event is more than welcome to. We usually have 6-7 guys that like to do that.

 

Also please note that we look to have close to 80 league members this year so PLEASE try and arrive early so that we can handle all of the buy-ins and start on time. Drop-ins are as always welcome, but if you know of any players coming as drop-ins only, please email me and let me know so I can be prepared for numbers. If you are in the league and know you can't make it please let me know and/or send a spare.

 

League members require $200 for this event, drop-ins pay $60.


Next Future Event: Event #2
Date Time: 7:00pm Friday October 3, 2013

 

There are also 16 players set to golf this Saturday pre-tourney.

 

Golf will tee times start at 11:48am. I tried to put people together that requested it to the best of my abilities. Please show up with plenty of time to spare. The foursomes are as follows:

 

11:48am

11:56am

12:04am

12:12am

Ben Walker

Darren Kennedy

Mike Bigelow

Andrew Krywaniuk

John Forsythe

Mark Juvelin

TJ Johnston

Everett Wicklund

Grant Willis

Jamie Hucul

Jeff Scott

Dyaln Ruocco

Guy Bottin

Kent Nguyen

Mike Mittermuller

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone, hitting the links and dealing some cards. Good to be back,

 

August 26, 2014: Players Confirmed for Coming Season

 

These are the names of the guys I know committed to playing this upcoming seasons Die Hard Poker League. If your names not on here and you would like it to be, just let me know via email (darrenkennedydk@gmail.com)

 

Returning Players from Previous Seasons

New Players

Unconfirmed from Last Season

1

Andrew Creed

Mark Juvelin

Chris Genge

Johnny Dai

2

Andrew Krywaniuk

Mike Bigelow

Darcy Woodward

 

3

Ben Walker

Mike Farnese

Dean Somerville

 

4

Bob DeForest

Mike Felhauer

Derrick Shum

5

Brant Taylor

Mike Menkes

Harry McWilliams

6

Brent Senko

Mike Mittermuller

Kent Nguyen

 

7

Bruce Lawson

Mike Twitchell

Mike Martin

 

8

Bruce McCallum

Mo Pannun

Paul Laza

 

9

Chris Fraser

Nick Simon

 

 

10

Chris Nishi

Paul Deol

Darcy W +9

 

11

Colin Genge

Ramiro Dominguez

 

 

12

Dan Molatore

Ray Rohrback

 

 

13

Darren Kennedy

Richard Wardroper

 

 

14

Dave Sims

Rick Rohrback

 

 

15

Dean Hilts

Rob Sims

 

 

16

Dylan Ruocco

Roger Grosset

 

 

17

Elton Ngan

Scott Brynen

 

 

18

Eric Ruttan

Steve Tamboline

 

Not Returning

19

Everett Wicklund

TJ Johnston

 

Ashley Samborski

20

Garry Juvelin

Trevor Massey

 

Eric Chong

21

Guy Bottin

Tyler Marples

 

Gerald Samborski

22

Howard Holt

 

 

Kai Picard

23

Jamie Hucul

 

 

Mario Baptista

24

Jason Nadeau

 

 

 

25

Jeff Scott

 

 

 

26

John Forsythe

 

 

 

27

Kal Kooner

 

 

 

28

Kent Senko

 

 

 

29

Lance Murdoch

 

 

 

30

Larry Williams

 

 

 

 

August 12, 2014: Golf Saturday September 13th 11:48am - 12:28pm tee times.

Here are the 13 players in for golf so far. I have 6 tee times so room for 24. Anyone else want in? First come first serve or I will open the tee times up. If your name isn't on the list below I don't know you wanted in for golf.

 

1.      Andrew Krywaniuk

2.      Ben Walker

3.      Brant Taylor

4.      Darren Kennedy

5.      Everett Wicklund

6.      Jamie Hucul

7.      John Forsythe

8.      Mark Juvelin

9.      TJ Johnston

10.  Dylan Ruocco

11.  Guy Bottin

12.  Kent Nguyen

13.  Mike Mittermuller

14.  Jeff Scott

15.  Grant Willis

16.  Mike Bigelow

 

Like last year we are moving to a Saturday kickoff date (Sept 13th) with some pre poker golf beforehand. I have 6 tee times booked between 11:48am and 12:28pm for the Saturday of the first event. 12 spots are taken and 12 remain open. Get them quick!

 

August 12, 2014: $200 Buyin Tourney Results

We had a 27 person turnout and 7 rebuys to build a nice $6800 prizepool.

Everett Wicklund and Garry Juvelin chopped first place for $2000 a piece before Garry took down the win. Kent Senko finished 3rd for $1000, Elton Ngan 4th for $800, Bobby Gagnon 5th for $600 and myself Darren Kennedy 6th for $400. Congrats to all the winners

 

August 12, 2014: League List

I want names of all those expecting to play this year. I have most of my returning players respond already but there are a bunch of new people I am expecting and do not have names for. So please if you know of people wanting to join this year try and get me their names.

 

From last year I only know of Kai Picard and the 7 players that dropped out partway through the season that are supposedly not returning. Most of the rest of you have confirmed that you are returning. I would like to hear from the following players if they are returning: Ashley Samborski, Eric Chong, Gerald Samborski, Johnny Dai, Kyle Pendree, Larry Williams and Richard Wardroper on if you are coming back.

 

I have updated the website with league dates and will soon put up a list of those confirmed for this coming season.

 

August 12, 2014: Get Ready for another DHPL Season

Hello Die Hard Poker Players,

 

The dates are set. I would at this point like to know who is coming back. If you haven't already let me know please reply and let me know you are in. The same goes for any new players that wish to sign up for the league this year.

Rules/Changes:

There have been a couple suggested and I will send a separate email for this.

 

Like last year we are moving to a Saturday kickoff date with hopefully some pre poker golf beforehand. I have 6 tee times booked between 11:48am and 12:28pm for the Saturday of the first event. First 24 people that reply will get the tee times.

 

Proposed Events:

Event #1: Saturday Sept 13

Event #2: Friday Oct 3

Event #3: Friday Oct 24

Event #4: Friday Nov 14

Event #5: Friday Dec 5

Event #6: Friday Jan 9

Event #7: Friday Jan 23

Event #8: Friday Feb 13

Event #9: Friday Mar 6

Event #10: Friday Mar 20

LEAGUE FINAL: Friday April 10

 

But for now if you already know you will be returning to the league or joining as a member for the first time, please email me back and let me know.

 

Darren

darrenkennedydk@gmail.com

778-870-6319