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Updated: August 26, 2014

 

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Next Event: DHPL Event #1

Date Time: 7pm Saturday, Sept 13, 2014

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

LEAGUE 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.

Harry Aujla

Mario Baptista

Guy Bottin

Dan Cassidy

Gavin Curley

Chris Fraser

Colin Genge

Richard Getty

Roger Grosset

Jamie Hucul

Garry Juvelin

Mark Juvelin

Darren Kennedy

Kal Kooner

Trevor Massey

Bruce McCallum

Mike Menkes

Jason Nadeau

Adrian Nelson

Elton Ngan

Ryan Ruocco

Dave Sims

Steve Tamboline

Brant Taylor

Rob Wright

 

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

Mario Baptista

Chris Genge

Ashley Samborski

2

Andrew Krywaniuk

Mark Juvelin

Darcy Woodward

Eric Chong

3

Ben Walker

Mike Bigelow

Dean Somerville

Gerald Samborski

4

Bob DeForest

Mike Farnese

Derrick Shum

Johnny Dai

5

Brant Taylor

Mike Felhauer

Harry McWilliams

6

Brent Senko

Mike Menkes

Kent Nguyen

 

7

Bruce Lawson

Mike Mittermuller

Paul Laza

 

8

Bruce McCallum

Mike Twitchell

 

 

9

Chris Fraser

Mo Pannun

Darcy W +9

 

10

Chris Nishi

Nick Simon

 

 

11

Colin Genge

Paul Deol

 

 

12

Dan Molatore

Ramiro Dominguez

 

 

13

Darren Kennedy

Ray Rohrback

 

 

14

Dave Sims

Richard Wardroper

 

 

15

Dean Hilts

Rick Rohrback

 

 

16

Dylan Ruocco

Rob Sims

 

 

17

Elton Ngan

Roger Grosset

 

 

18

Eric Ruttan

Scott Brynen

 

Not Returning

19

Everett Wicklund

Steve Tamboline

 

Kai Picard

20

Garry Juvelin

TJ Johnston

 

 

21

Guy Bottin

Trevor Massey

 

 

22

Howard Holt

 

 

 

23

Jamie Hucul

 

 

 

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.

 

June 16, 2014: More WSOP Updates

The league is now a combined 0-9 in WSOP events this summer as Colin Genge on Saturday ($1500) and Sunday ($1000) busted out and Andrew Krywaniuk also on Sunday ($1000) did not make it thru to the money.

 

We’ve used $8000 of our $22000 in buyins so far, with 4 events remaining including of course Mike Mittermullers Main Event entry. Remaining players left to try their shot include: Andrew Creed $1000 on June 22, Jeff Scott and Mike Felhauer both $1500 on June 26 and then Mike Mittermuller for the Main Event.

 

 

June 12, 2014: Back in Vancouver and No cashes for DHPL Yet

I am back in Vancouver as of June 11. So far we have had Chris Nishi, Johnny Dai, Colin Genge, Nick Simon and Tyler Marples enter events for the DHPL. So far we are a combined 0-5. Let’s hope for better luck going forward as Andrew Krywaniuk is next up the Sunday followed by Colin Genge playing a s second event and Andrew Creed the following Sunday. Jeff Scott, Mike Felhauer and Mike Mittermuller will round them out.

 

Our league members did have some success as Brant Taylor cashed in the Millionaire Maker in 483rd spot for $4,630. Brant also cashed two daily deepstacks and the Venetian Seniors event. 4 cashes in I believe 8 events played is a pretty nice ratio.

 

I myself cashed in WSOP Event #9 for $1972. But considering I played 5 WSOP events, it was not exactly a profitable trip.

 

May 31, 2014: Good Luck Johnny and Chris!

A quick note that both Chris Nishi and Johnny Dai are playing in the $1500 NLH Millionaire Maker tomorrow as the first of our league winners begin their quests for ATBC (All That Beautiful Cash). I will update you as best I can. I am not in Vegas until Sunday though so it’s a remote update.

 

Good luck guys.

 

April 30, 2014: Who Will Be in Vegas When?

I want to get a list going of when our winners will be playing in Vegas and also when any other league members will be in Vegas for the WSOP. So who’s going? When will you be in Vegas? And what Events, if any, are you planning on playing?

 

Winners:

Chris Nishi: May 30-June 4 playing #8 5/31 $1500 NLH Millionaire Maker

Johnny Dai: May 30-June 4 playing #8 5/31 $1500 NLH Millionaire Maker (only $1000 towards league)

Colin Genge: June 3-20, playing #17 6/6 $1000 Seniors and #37 6/17 $1500 PLO

Nick Simon: playing #19 6/7 $1500 NLH

Tyler Marples: June 7-14, playing #21, 6/8, $1000 NLHE, staying at Tahiti Village

Andrew Krywaniuk: June 14-17, playing #33, 6/15, $1000 NLH

Andrew Creed: June 21-25, playing #45, 6/22, $1000 NLH

Jeff Scott: June 25-29 playing #51 6/26 $1500 NLH DeepStack

Mike Felhauer: June 25-29, playing #51 6/26 $1500 NLH DeepStack

Mike Mittermuller: July 5-12, playing #65 7/6 Main Event Day 1B

 

Others:

Darren Kennedy: June 1-11, playing many events (9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21), staying at Soleil

Brant Taylor: May 30-June 11, playing several likely, staying at Soleil and Jockey Club

Scott Brynen: June 5-9, playing #17 6/6 $1000 Seniors

Bruce McCallum: June 15-20, playing #33, 6/15 $1000 NLHE, staying at Rio

Mike Mittermuller: June 25-29 playing #51 6/26 $1500 NLH DeepStack, staying at Soleil

Eric Chong: June 29-July 5, playing #60 7/1 $1,500 NLH

Darren Kennedy: July 5-12, playing #65 7/6 Main Event Day 1B

 

April 30, 2014: Congrats to Mike Mittermuller for Winning WSOP Main Event Seat

My apologies for the late write-up but I get there eventually. The league Final was a top notch tourney and resulted in some amazing play, horrendous suck-outs, a few massive coolers and some amazing lay-downs.

 

The tournament started with Johnny Dai, Tyler Marples and Colin Genge amassing big stacks early and all 3 of them riding it to the final two tables.

 

Early on there were quick casualties as the shortstacks tried to get something going. We had 56 starters with Kai Picard not showing. By the end of Level 4 we had lost 11 players and by end of Level 7 we were already down to just 30 players. At that point the bigstacks in order were: Andrew Krywaniuk (51,400), Mike Mittermuller (43,600), Johnny Dai (41,000), Dave Sims (37,900), Nick Simon (37,300) and Scott Brynen (36,600).

 

With about 14 players remaining a critical hand occurred. On a flop of 882ss Mike was in BB and bet 8k leaving 20k behind. Colin from the SB check-raised Mike all in and Mike laid down TT. Colin had 87o in the hand and had Mike called there it would likely had been his tournament.

 

Colin also made a big laydown when holding AQ on a 3 bet preflop pot saw a AJ4 board come down. He bet and was check-raised. He tank folded and was shown JJ for a flopped set by I believe Jeff Scott. My point here is that although you need aggression and some decent cards, those that are able to make the big laydowns are often the ones who win these kind of tournaments. Both of those laydowns were pro-level folds.

 

We would continue at a much slower pace but as we reached the bubble we had 3 very short stacks with Rob Sims, Dave Sims, Andrew Creed and Brent Senko all well below 6 BBs. Tyler Marples would bust in a big pot and Brent would also fall leaving us with 11 players and 2 off of the money. Rob Sims would lose a 70/30 all in preflop and that would combine us to one table. We were on the direct bubble and Dave Sims and Andrew Creed were eyeing each others micro stacks. In the end Dave Sims could not last as his KQ went down to AK of Colin Genge and the bubble burst. The two bubble boys were the two Sims brothers.

 

As is usual at this stage, the bust outs occurred quickly. Both Andrews Creed and Krwaniuk busted in short order and then a massive cooler occurred. Colin Genge who was already chip leader picked up AA against Johnny’s KK and held KO-ing Johnny and his big stack out of the tournament and giving Colin about 60% of the chips in play with 7 left. Colin would continue KO-ing players and eventually ended up Heads Up against Mike Mittermuller with a 2 to 1 chip lead.

 

The Heads up battle lasted a good hour and a half with multiple chip leads and the short stack surviving all ins on 8 separate occasions. A key hand occurred when Colin holding a 2.5 to 1 chip lead got it all in holding Q7 vs Mikes 89 on a Q7T6 board. The river bricked and Mike took the lead. On the final hand Mike Mittermuller’s A7 survived aipf versus Colins JT.

 

Of note:

a.      Andrew Krywaniuk has won a seat in each of the last 3 years going 5th, 5th, 7th.

b.     We had 4 players who joined for the first time this year get seats (Johnny, Chris, Nick and Andrew C)

c.      Johnny joined later than anyone ever, Event 4, and still won a packge.

d.     Miek Felhauer made a great run and looked to be a threat to repeat as our Main Event WSOP rep, but ultimately finished 5th.

 

The full list of winners includes:

1.     Mike Mittermuller ($10,000 ME Seat, $800 Cash)

2.     Colin Genge ($2,500 WSOP Buy-ins, $600 Cash)

3.     Jeff Scott ($1,500 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

4.     Chris Nishi ($1,500 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

5.     Mike Felhauer ($1,500 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

6.     Nick Simon ($1,000 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

7.     Johnny Dai ($1,000 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

8.     Andrew Krywaniuk ($1,000 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

9.     Andrew Creed ($1,000 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

12.  Tyler Marples ($1,000 WSOP Buy-ins, $500 cash)

 

March 24, 2014: Bigelow Chip Stack Corrected

I made a mistake on Mike Bigelows chip stack for the Final. It has been corrected from 9,500 to 11,000.

 

March 24, 2014: Mike Felhauer wins, Tyler Marples Locks up WSOP Seat

This event was a whole lotta crazy and very fun to behold. Going into the night there were 4 people alive in the race to catch Tyler for the points lead and with 4 tables remaining only Paul had fallen and the rest all had chips. Mike Honeyman would drop out, and when Colin Genge busted in 24th it left only Dave Sims who would need to win the event and have Tyler finish outside the top 10. But Tyler was not going to leave anything to chance. He steamrolled his way to the final table and amassed a massive chipstack before losing a monstrous pot to Mike Felhauer with 9 remaining. More on that shortly. Tyler is now guaranteed a seat at the WSOP Congrats Tyler!!

 

Mike Felhauer was on fire this night. I watched him win hand after hand after hand while getting it in behind. He took me out aipf with AJ > KK, he KO’d multiple guys spiking two pair and flushes on the river, he got it all in pair under pair twice for massive pot s and spiked the set. But none was more crazy and important than this pot: with 9 people remaining and Mike Mittermuller already all in for 90k on the turn of Q323, Mike Felhauer and Tyler battled for a massive side pot getting 140k each in on the turn. Mike Felhauer held 44 and Tyler 88. Both were crushed by Mike Mittermullers KQ but there was the matter of a large 280k side pot. Mike Felhauer’s tournamentlooked to be over, but wouldn’t you know it, he spiked one of two 4’s remaining on the river to take the pot, eliminating Mike Mittermuller in 9th in the process. For those that played with Mike F that night you know he was just on fire and it was not a surprise he ended up winning it. Now can he go back to back and win the League Final again?

 

A 26 person last longer was chopped 3 ways with Mike Felhauer taking $600 and Tyler Marples and Bobby Gagnon taking $350 each.

 

We also randomly drew the seating for the League Final that night. The following is the seat draws:

 

Seat

Table 1

Chips

Seat

Table 5

Chips

1

Eric Chong

11,000

1

Mark Juvelin

2,500

2

Chris Fraser

11,000

2

Rob Sims

11,500

3

Gerald Samborski

1,500

3

Nick Simon

18,000

4

Mike Honeyman

22,000

4

Johnny Dai

13,500

5

Dean Hilts

10,000

5

Mike Bigelow

11,000

6

Dylan Ruocco

8,500

6

Ashley Samborski

1,500

7

Colin Genge

20,500

7

Chris Nishi

9,000

8

Paul Deol

22,500

8

Kent Senko

2,500

9

Garry Juvelin

4,500

111,500

68,000

Seat

Table 2

Chips

Seat

Table 6

Chips

1

Brant Taylor

4,500

1

Mo Pannun

2,500

2

Elton Ngan

1,500

2

Richard Wardroper

500

3

Guy Bottin

8,500

3

Bruce Lawson

7,000

4

TJ Johnston

10,500

4

Mario Baptista

3,500

5

Ben Walker

8,500

5

Andrew Krywaniuk

16,000

6

Dave Sims

20,500

6

Kal Kooner

1,500

7

John Forsythe

4,500

7

Bob Deforest

3,000

8

Mike Felhauer

19,500

8

Kai Picard

500

79,000

34,500

Seat

Table 3

Chips

Seat

Table 7

Chips

1

Lance Murdoch

7,000

1

Trevor Massey

2,500

2

Mike Farnese

2,500

2

Howard Holt

6,500

3

Andrew Creed

10,000

3

Mike Mittermuller

12,500

4

Eric Ruttan

8,000

4

Darren Kennedy

11,500

5

Brent Senko

11,500

5

Ramiro Dominguez

4,500

6

Jamie Hucul

2,500

6

Kyle Pendree

7,000

7

Scott Brynen

10,000

7

Rick Rohrback

10,000

8

Ray Rohrback

5,000

8

Jeff Scott

11,000

56,500

65,500

Seat

Table 4

Chips

1

Larry Williams

1,000

2

Mike Twitchell

4,000

3

Bruce McCallum

12,500

4

Mike Menkes

2,500

5

Everett Wicklund

15,500

6

Jason Nadeau

6,000

7

Tyler Marples

35,500

8

Roger Grosset

11,500

88,500

 

 

The finishers were: Mike Felhauer ($925), Tyler Marples ($925), Kent Senko ($550, rebuy), Eric Ruttan ($400), Pete Jensen ($300, non-league), Nick Simon ($250), Bobby Gagnon ($200, non-league, playing for Howard Holt), TJ Johnston ($150), Mike Mittermuller ($100), Brent Senko ($100), Kyle Pendree, Todd Brenneis (non-league), Bruce Lawson, Dave Sims, Darcy Woodward (non-league), Ed Sue (non-league, playing for Ben Walker), Jason Nadeau, Bob Deforest, Dana Miller (non-league), Dylan Ruocco, Larry Williams, Kal Kaleem (non-league), Darren Kennedy, Colin Genge.

 

 

February 28, 2014: Prizes Updates

We had 56 fully paid league members this year plus some partial league fees paid by people who quit and $1,020 left over from Mike Menkes WSOP cash last year meaning we have just over $30,400 CDN in the bank. I just bought $22,000 USD which cost us $24,992 CDN, leaving us about $5,400 CDN in cash prizes. As such the prizes this year will be as follows:

1st:                  $10,000 WSOP Main Event + $800 cash
2nd:                 $2,500 WSOP + $600 cash
3rd-5th:           $1,500 WSOP + $500 cash
6th-10th:         $1,000 WSOP + $500 cash

 

So basic differencs from last year is that 2nd place only gets $2,500 worth of buyins instead of $3,000 but does get an extra $100 in cash and as well the 11th prize was taken away. That is the price of losing about $3k in exchange costs this year due to a weaker Canadian dollar.

 

Remember that if the league winner (likely Tyler Marples at this point) does not finish in the top 10 at the League Final he gets awarded the 10th prize and at that point we only pay the top 9.

 

February 28, 2014: Everett Wicklund Wins Event #9

With 78 individual players and 12 rebuys for 90 buyins, this was the biggest prize pool we’ve ever had. We paid out 11 differenct people meaning for the first time ever you did not even have to make the final table to get paid at this DHPL Event. A 3 way deal chopping up the money between Everett Wicklund, Mike Mittermuller and Woodward occurred before Everett and Mike squared off headsup for the title and the 10,000 points. The battle lasted for a while before eventually Everett finished off Mike. Earlier Richard Wardroper made the points meaning that with one event to go every single paid up league member has had at least one top 18 finish and qualified for the league final. Tyler Marples grabbed another 2,000 points to buffer his lead in the points race for the guaranteed seat. With one event remaining only Tyler, Paul Deol, Mike Honeyman, Colin Genge and Dave Sims remain eligible for the prize. And Tyler is in the drivers seat with Paul needing a Top 4 finish, Mike needing a Top 3, Colin a Top 2 and Dave Sims a first to unseed him. And that’s only if Tyler fails to point himself. He’s pointed in 6 of 8 events he’s played this year and even his spare pointed for him.

 

The finishers were: Everett Wicklund ($870), Mike Mittermuller ($860), Darcy Woodward ($870, non-league), Roger Grosset ($440), Chris Nishi ($350), Barry William ($270, non-league), Darren Kennedy ($220), Rob Sims ($170), Bruce McCallum ($150), Tyler Marples ($100), Lance Murdoch ($100), Andrew Krywaniuk, Chris Buss (non-league), Mario Baptista, Paul Laza (non-league), Jeff Callaghan (non-league), Kal Kaleem (non-league), Albert Mui (non-league), Ben Walker, Mike Honeyman, Rod Smith (non-league , playing for Chris fraser), TJ Johnston, Richard Wardroper, Mike Twitchell, Jeff Scott.

 

February 8, 2014: Doug Crone and Paul Deol Chop Heads Up in Event #8

Doug Crone dominated his initial table and carried it all the way to heads up against Paul Deol who chopped the victory and Paul took the 10,000 points, his second 10,000 point of the year. Paul now moves up to second place, just behind Tyler Marples who was able to add another 1,000 points to his league leading 25,500 points. Congrats to Mark Juvelin who got his first points (2,500) of the year leaving just Richard Wardroper without points.

 

The finishers were: Doug Crone ($875, non-league), Paul Deol ($875), Andrew Krywaniuk ($450), Jeff Scott ($350), Lance Murdoch ($250), TJ Johnston ($200), Roger Grosset ($150), Mark Juvelin ($100), Grant Willis ($100, non-league), Darcy Woodward (non-league), Mike Farnese, David Slater, Joe Aracrelli, Todd Brenneis, Mike Bigelow, Ramiro Dominguez, Rob Sims (rebuy), Darren Kennedy, Bob Deforest, Eric Chong, Tyler Marples, Jason Nadeau (rebuy), Ben Walker (rebuy), Chris Fraser, Howard Holt, Larry Williams (rebuy), Mo Pannun, Brent Senko.

 

February 6, 2014: Mike Honeyman wins Event #7, Andrew Creed Takes 10,000 Points

Mike Honeyman won his second event of the season outlasting Mike Felhauer and a couple of Andrews to claim first place money. He did not receive any points however as he was on a rebuy. Andrew Creed finished in 2nd and took the 10,000 points. Andrew was one of 4 players who got their first points of the year in this event along with Andrew Krywaniuk, Jeff Scott and Mike Farnese.

 

The finishers were: Mike Honeyman ($1,000, rebuy), Andrew Creed ($650), Mike Felhauer ($450), Andrew Krywaniuk ($350), Rob Sims ($250), Jeff Scott ($200), Johnny Dai ($150), Jason Nadeau ($100), Bruce McCallum ($100), Paul Deol, Kyle Pendree (rebuy), Mike Menkes, John Forsythe, Ben Walker, Grant Willis (non-league), Jeff Callaghan (non-league, playing for Dave Sims), Nick Simon, Eric Chong, Kent Senko, Kal Kooner, Mike Farnese.

 

January 10, 2014: Dean Hilts Wins Event #6

A long time player in the DHPL, Dean Hilts notched his first win holding off Tyler Marples heads-up to notch the win. We had a huge turnout of 84 buy-ins thanks to a larger than normal turnout of spares which was much appreciated and bloated first prize to $1220. It was more of the same for a few players as Dave Sims, Colin Genge and Tyler Marples continued their collective domination of the points this year.

Dave Sims $410 4th place finish was also notable in that it vaulted him ahead of Darren Kennedy in the All Time Cash Earned standings. Congrats Dave.

 

The finishers were: Dean Hilts ($1,220), Tyler Marples ($810), Jindy Sarai ($560, non-league), Dave Sims ($410), Colin Genge ($310), Jay Petersson ($250, non-league playing for Brent Senko), Mike Twitchell ($200), Rob Sims ($150), Cory Breland ($100, non-league playing for Kent Senko), Shawn Lange ($100, non-league), Imran Bagg (non-league), Dylan Ruocco, Dana Miller (non-league playing for Nick Simon), Mike Bigelow, Gerald Samborski, TJ Johnston, David Slater (non-league), Renn Mahi (non-league), Mario Baptista, Rick Rohrback, Chris Fraser, Darren Kennedy, Trevor Massey, Johnny Dai, Howard Holt.

 

December 17, 2013: Anyone Want to Share Their Pokerstars IDs?

First off Happy Birthday to me! I turn the big 41 today.

 

Secondly I was playing a 40 person $55 4 Max No Limit Holdem tourney on Sunday night and got down to the final two tables when I noticed a big stacked ‘tmass13’ from Canada at my table. I thought to myself: I wonder if this is Trevor. I asked him if he had heard of the DHPL in the chat window and sure enough he had and it was Trevor. We went on to finish 1st (me) and 3rd (Trevor) in the tourney for a nice profit. This got me wondering how many other guys from our league I have been playing against not knowing their screen names. So if you are willing to share your screen names I would love to share them around for all to see so we can say hi to each other online. My screen name is ‘uglyhead2’.

 

December 8, 2013: Johnny Dai Wins Event #5

A huge congrats to Johnny Dai who joined the league in Event #4 and won the 3rd DHPL event he ever played to take the $1050 and the 10,000 points. This appeared to be Johhny’s night right from the get go as he built a stack quickly and then mercilessy attacked his opponents all night long until getting heads up with Rick Rohrback. No money deal was made as Johnny had the massive chip lead and won it outright.

 

Other notes from the night included Mike Honeyman somehow not getting points for the first time this year. I may need to recount the finishers as this seems bizarre. Tyler Marples moved into second place with his 3rd place finish and is now within striking distance of Mike Honeyman for first.

 

We also only had 4 non-leaguers playing and they all acted as subs. There were 10 rebuys on the night including myself and only one of those, Mike Felhauer, made it to payday. The cash game was rolling along again and I really feel like 4 levels (1hr, 20m) of re-entry is the sweet spot. Hopefully I will have the tournament clock working again for next event as that was a bit of a bummer. And for the first time in about 3 years we had NO ONE walk out on their bar tab. For that I thank you.

 

The finishers were: Johnny Dai ($1050), Rick Rohrback ($650), Tyler Marples ($450), Brent Senko ($350), Brant Taylor ($250), Guy Bottin ($200), Mike Felhauer ($150, rebuy), Dylan Ruocco ($100), Dave Sims ($100), Eric Ruttan, Ramiro Dominguez, Everett Wicklund, Rob Sims, Garry Juvelin, Darren Kennedy (rebuy), Jason Nadeau, Bruce Lawson, Paul Deol, Howard Holt, Ben Walker (rebuy), Trevor Massey.

 

December 3, 2013: Mike Honeyman Takes Event #4

Mike Honeyman pointed for the 4th time in 4 events and this time he did it by winning it after making a 3 way deal with Mike Bigelow and Scott Brynen. The win resulted in Honeyman passing Colin Genge to take over first spot in the standings. Mike Bigelow continues to impress and has solidified his spot as the best player to have never won a DHPL event. A spot I held myself until last year.

 

The finishers were: Mike Honeyman ($760), Mike Bigelow ($700), Scott Brynen ($600), Peter Jensen (non-league, $340), Ben Walker ($250), Ray Rohrback ($200), Garry Juvelin ($150), Jamie Hucul ($100), Roger Grosset ($100), Trevor Massey, Ramiro Dominguez, Eric Chong, Dylan Ruocco, TJ Johnston, Bob Deforest, Howard Holt, Ed Sue (non-league, playing for Brant Taylor), Grant Willis (non-league, playing for Kai Picard), Everett (rebuy), Dana Miller (non-league, playing for John Forsythe).

 

October 21, 2013: Kal Kooner Gets 2nd Win, But No Points. Nick Simon Takes the 10k Points

Kal Kooner used the most of his re-entry taking down the tournament after busting originally in 68th of 81. Jason Nadeau also made good on his re-entry finishing in 7th place. We ended up with 16 re-entries to take the total entries to 81 and allowing us to pay 10 places for the first time in nearly two years.

 

But it’s not just about the money. Nick Simon happily took second place and the 10,000 points. Colin Genge would capture 5,000 points and take over the season points lead. And we have 4 players who have got points in each of the first 3 events: Mike Honeyman, Tyler Marples, Chris Fraser and Dave Sims, though only Dave and Chris have done it themselves in each event.

 

The finishers were: Kal Kooner ($1150, re-entry, no points), Nick Simon ($750), Eric Chong ($550), Tyler Marples ($400), Colin Genge ($300), Everett Wicklund ($250), Jason Nadeau ($200), Kyle Pendree ($150), Dylan Ruocco ($100), Dave Sims ($100), Brad Davies (non-league, playing for Mo Pannun), Guy Bottin, Gavin Curley, Shane Hendricks (non-league), Mario Baptista, Bruce Lawson (re-entry, no points), Chris Fraser, Dana Miller (non-league), Ray Rohrback, Mike Bigelow, Scott Brynen, Mike Twitchell, Mike Honeyman.

 

October 11, 2013: Darren’s New Phone Number is 778-870-6319

Please note I have finally changed my phone number from a US number to a Canadian number. So please use 778-870-6319 in future to contact me.

 

October 10, 2013: Paul Deol Wins Event #2 after 3-Way Money Chop

This was the first ever DHPL tourney that allowed a single re-entry for anyone that bust in the first 2 hours (6 levels). It was a controversial decision to go ahead with it and the results were 15 re-entries from 61 participants adding $750 to the prize pool. I do believe it changed the play a little early in the night as I saw a couple looser than normal all ins. However we didn’t see the absolute craziness some feared and for the most part the tourney played out in much the same fashion as most of our others. Only one player who rebought made the money (Don Thrasher, 8th for $150) and only one other of them made the final two tables (Guy who went out 16th). There was some increased workload on my part but I am willing to try it again for Event #3. I will possibly be looking into changing the rebuy period to just 1 hour (3 levels) if the workload is still problematic.

 

Back to the poker, I don’t remember too much of the night due to taking so long to write this, but I do recall Jason Nadeau having a massive stack early along with Dean Somerville. I also recall a double Bruce domination at the Final Table early on.

 

The in-the-point finishers included: Paul Deol ($790), Bruce McCallum ($790), John Stylli ($790, non-league), Chris Fraser ($380), Bruce Lawson ($300), Chris Nishi ($250), Scott Brynen ($200), Don Thrasher ($150, non-league), Dean Somerville ($100, non-league, playing for Mike Honeyman), Mike Mittermuller, Tyler Marples, Jason Nadeau, Ashley Samborski, Rick Rohrback, Mike Menkes, Guy Bottin (rebuy, no points), Dave Sims, Mo Pannun, Mike Farnese (rebuy, no points), Lance Murdoch, Nick Simon.

 

September 13, 2013: Colin Genges Wins his 2nd DHPL Bracelet in Event #1

Here we go again. Another year begins and the chase for the money is in full effect. Colin Genges went wire-to-wire having the chiplead after the first hour and never really relinquished it until heads up play began and he and newcomer Mike Honeyman went back and forth before making an even chop of $800 each for the money. The next 3 finishers were a who’s who of DHPL history all 3 of which are in the top 4 leaders in cash earned. Dave Sims was 3rd, Darren Kennedy 4th, Guy Bottin 5th.

 

We started this first ever Saturday DHPL Tourney with 16 players hitting the golf course. Mike Farnese won the longest drive with an approximately 260 yd drive on hole #13 and John Forsythe won the KP on hole #3. Both players won $25 for their feats.

 

Once we got to the poker we had 60 players for the night and 58 players signed up as league members. Colin won a big hand early with 99 beating QQ and AK to gather some early chips. At the final table a massive pot occurred between Colin  and John Forsythe when 7-handed John turned a Jack-high flush and happily got it all in with Colin who had the nut flush.

 

The in-the-point finishers included: Colin Genges ($800), Mike Honeyman ($800), Dave Sims ($430), Darren Kennedy ($300), Guy Bottin ($220), Kyle Pendree ($150), John Forsythe ($100), Jody Nedelak ($100, non-league playing for Tyler Marples), Rob Holmberg (non-league playing for Elton Ngan), Gerald Samborski, Mike Felhauer, Mike Bigelow, Kal Kooner, Chris Fraser, Paul Deol, Ben Walker, TJ Johnston, Garry Juvelin.

 

September 6, 2013: Event 1: 6pm Tonight!

See you at the tables!

 

September 2, 2013: Golfing Foursomes

Golf will tee times start at 10:30am this Saturday. I tried to put people together that requested it to the best of abilities. It’s $30 for theround and $10 for the cart per person. Please show up with plenty of time to spare. The foursomes are as follows:

 

10:36am

10:44am

10:52am

11:00am

11:08am

Brant Taylor

Jamie Hucul

Jeff Scott

Mike Farnese

John Forsythe

Mark Juvelin

Everett Wicklund

Mike Felhauer

 

Guy Bottin

Mike Bigelow

Mike Mittermuller

Ryan Watkins

Andrew Krywaniuk

Darren Kennedy

Doug Crone

TJ Johnston

 

August 29, 2013: Who's Coming Back For 2012/13?

Here is what I know so far. If you are on the unconfirmed list below and you know whether you are coming back or not, please drop me an email.

 

 

Returning Players from Prev Seasons

New Players

Unconfirmed from Last Season

Golfers

1

Andrew Krywaniuk

Eric Chong

Bob DeForest

Andrew Krywaniuk

2

Ashley Samborski

Garry Juvelin

Chris Herbert

Brant Taylor

3

Brant Taylor

Lorna Acker

Greg Getty

Darren Kennedy

4

Brent Senko

Mike Honeyman

Gregory McDonald

Doug Crone

5

Bruce McCallum

Nick Simon

Maggie Horner

Everett Wicklund

6

Chris Fraser

Trevor Silverwood

Richard Getty

Guy Bottin

7

Colin Genge

Jamie Hucul

8

Darren Kennedy

Jeff Scott

9

Dave Sims

John Forsythe

10

Dean Hilts

Mark Juvelin

11

Dylan Ruocco

Mike Bigelow

12

Elton Ngan*

Mike Farnese

13

Eric Ruttan

Mike Felhauer

14

Everett Wicklund

 

Mike Mittermuller

15

Gavin Curley

 

Ramiro Dominguez*

16

Gerald Samborski

 

Ryan Watkins

17

Guy Bottin

 

TJ Johnston

18

Howard Holt

 

Tyler Marples

19

Jamie Hucul

 

 

20

Jason Nadeau

 

 

21

Jeff Scott

 

 

22

John Forsythe

 

 

23

Kai Picard

 

 

24

Kal Kooner

 

 

25

Kent Senko

 

 

26

Larry Williams

 

 

27

Marie Hilts

 

 

28

Mario Baptista

 

 

29

Mark Juvelin

 

 

30

Mike Bigelow

 

 

31

Mike Farnese

 

 

 

32

Mike Felhauer

 

 

 

33

Mike Menkes

 

 

 

34

Mike Mittermuller

 

 

 

35

Mike Twitchell

 

 

 

36

Mo Pannun

 

 

 

37

Paul Deol

 

 

 

38

Ramiro Dominguez

 

 

 

39

Ray Rohrback

 

 

 

40

Rick Rohrback

 

 

 

41

Rob Sims*

 

 

 

42

Roger Grosset

 

 

 

43

Ryan McDonald

 

 

 

44

Scott Brynen

 

 

 

45

Steve Tamboline

 

 

 

46

TJ Johnston

 

 

 

47

Trevor Massey

 

 

 

48

Tyler Marples

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

Well the WSOP has ended and we had one member, Mike Menkes who cashed nicely in a $1500 LO8 tourney. We are ready to start preparing for the next season. I am extremely excited this year as I am moving to South Surrey near White Rock in about 2 weeks and will not have that god awful 2 hour commute to poker nights anymore.

There are several things to discuss for the upcoming season:

 

1) Any changes to the way we are running the league? If you have any suggestions, please send them in and lets discuss them. I have talked to several people and one change that has been requested time and again is to give points to the top 18 instead of just the top 15. I have no problem with that and would suggest the following:

1. 10,000

2. 8,000

3. 6,500

4. 5,000

5. 4,000

6. 3,000

7. 2,500

8. 2,000

9. 1,500

10. 1,500

11. 1,500

12. 1,000

13. 1,000

14. 1,000

15. 500

16. 500

17. 500

18. 500

 

Are there any other changes you would like to see implemented??

 

2) Event #1 will be on SATURDAY, September 7. We will be setting up golf for those that are interested earlier in the day, followed by a dinner at the clubhouse before we get into the poker tourney which for this one day we will start at 6pm instead of the regular 7pm start time. I think this would be a great time to get to know each other a little better away from the poker table. So if you are interested in the golf portion please let me know as I will need to get numbers a little closer to the date to set this all up.

 

3) Event Dates for the season.

The following dates are the proposed dates for this coming year:

#1 Sept 7, (6pm)

#2 Sept 20

#3 Oct 18

#4 Nov 15

#5 Dec 6

#6 Jan 10

#7 Jan 24

#8 Feb 7

#9 Feb 28

#10 Mar 21

FINAL Apr 11

 

Please take a good solid look at these proposed dates and let me know if there are any major concerns with any of them. In particular make sure the League Final is good since you need to show up for yourself for that one.

 

4) If you know you are coming back for sure, send me an email and let me know so I can start getting numbers figured out.

Welcome back to the Die Hard Poker League! This will be our 9th Season

 

 

Darren

darrenkennedydk@gmail.com

778-870-6319