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Updated: July 10, 2016

 

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Next Event: $100 Buyin??

Date Time: 7pm Friday, July ???, 2016

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

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

 

Tourney Dates

  1. xSaturday September 12
  2. xFriday, September 25
  3. xFriday, October 16
  4. xFriday, November 6
  5. xFriday, November 27
  1. xFriday, December 18
  2. xFriday, January 15
  3. xFriday, January 29
  4. xFriday, February 19
  5. xFriday, March 18

xLEAGUE FINAL Friday, April 8

2016 WSOP $10,000 Main Event and 2015 WSOP NLH $1000 or $1500 Event Rio in Las Vegas

League members require $100 for this event ($50 cash, $50 league fees), and non-league members need to bring $60. There will also be a $50 last-longer for anyone thatís interested.

 

July 10, 2016: Rob Sims to play Main Event instead of Dylan Ruocco

Due to an unfortunate incident Dylan Ruocco is unable to play the Main Event this year and we are instead sending our runner-up Rob Sims down to play. I donít think it is up to me to provide any more details then that about Dylanís situation. Those that know him can talk to him in person. That being said we wish Rob the best of luck. Rob will start the Main Event tomorrow at 11AM. This is the third of 3 flights. I will keep everyone updated as much as possible tomorrow. They start with 50,000 chips so we are all hoping Rob can make it thru Day 1 and chip up a little bit.

 

July 10, 2016: Rob Sims, Ryan McDonald, Chris Fraser and Dan Molatore Strike Out

Well it has come down to this. With the above 4 all striking out we have yet to have a single winner make a Day 2. Our last attempt was by Dan Molatore. He started out poorly going from 5k to 1500 chips in the first level, but he ground all the way back to nearly 7,000 chips before ultimately falling near dinner time.

 

Ryan McDonald had a much better start in the Monster Stack building his 15k starting up to 40k by end of level 3. He went card dead in the middle stages but still had a healthy 22k at dinner break. He ended up getting it in with AA vs 88 with one level left in the night and busted when his villain flopped a set.

 

Rob Sims also played the Monster Stack. Early on he flopped two pair with AK and lost a big pot to a turned set of 8ís (sounds familiar). He battled hard for 5 more hours before shoving 9 BBs with AT and getting called by KJ. It was not to be as the villain ended up with trip jacks and Rob was shown the door.

 

I donít have much in the way of details of Chris Frasers tourney but he did make it to dinner break with 20 BBs before busting short of the end of Day 1.

 

So no luck and just the Main Event left to play.

 

June 23, 2016: Jason Nadeau no Luck

Jason Nadeau was the latest of our winners to play. He played the Monster Stack on Friday. He built his chips up to a 30k double starting stack but went out an hour after dinner break and did not advance to Day 2.

 

Roman Pereyaslavsky also played the Monster Stack. He went out early in the day when he got it all in preflop with AA vs KK. K on the flop and it was over.

Potential Dates for next DHPL Season:

1.     Saturday September 10th

2.     Friday, September 30th

3.     Friday, October 21st

4.     Friday, November 18th

5.     Friday, December 2nd

6.     Friday, January 13th

7.     Friday, January 27th

8.     Friday, February 10th

9.     Friday, March 3rd

10.  Friday, March 31st

11.  League Final Friday, April 7th

 

Also looking at throwing in an extra non-league tourney on December 16th for $200 buyin.

Also August 12th will be a $200 buyin tourney as well.

 

June 23, 2016: Mike Twitchell Does Not Cash

The Week that Was:

Mike Twitchell entered the $1,000 Seniors Event at the WSOP last Friday. He was able to navigate a starting stack up and down for over 5 hours, He got a triple up while holding QQ to get back above starting but eventually busted out shortly before dinner.

 

Colin Genge and Brian Taylor also played the Seniors event but neither were able to make it through the day.

 

I myself played the $1500 Limit Omaha Hi Lo on the Thursday. Ran good early building up a nice stack that actually put me in the top 10 leaderboard on wsop.com for a while but lost most of it in two monster hands near the end of the night and busted in the last 40 minutes prior to end of Day 1.

 

Upcoming Play by Die Hard Players:

Coming up this weekend we have Rob Sims ($1500), Ryan McDonald ($1000), Jason Nadeau ($940) all playing in the $1500 buy in Event #41 Monster Stack. Jason likely playing on Friday and the other two on Saturday.

 

Also this weekend Chris Fraser will be playing in Sundays Event #44 $1000 buyin for the league.

 

Playing on their own in the Monster Stack is Ben Walker, Johnny Dai, Roman Pereyaslavsky, Dean Hilts, Marie Hilts and Dylan Ruocco who is using it as a tuneup to his Main Event run in a few weeks. Huge representation in the Monster Stack for the DHPL.

 

Good luck to everyone down there.

 

June 13, 2016: Andrew and Ramiro no Luck

Both Andrew Krywaniuk and Ramiro Dominguez played the $1,000 NLH Event #16. Unfortunately, neither of them made it through the day. Andrew made it through to about 3pm. He was never able to build a stack and busted out in Level 4. Ramiro made it another 2 hours busting in about 800th of the 2242 entries in Level 6. He was getting short and shipped AQs from middle position and the SB who was also short called it off with J6 and hit his Jack. Good try boys.

 

Andrew did cash the deepstack yesterday finishing in 96th place for a small cash.

 

Next up is Mike Twitchell later this week.

 

June 11, 2016: No Success in Early Going for DHPL

Jason Nadeau took two shots at the Colossus with no success, and played half of them for the league meaning the league is 0 for $560 of buyins so far. Fortunately we have another $18,440 worth of buyins to go.

 

I myself played the Colossus to no avail as well. Made it thru 3.5 hours of play before an aggressive small blind shoved 13 Bigs into me preflop. I looked down at 8c8s and snapped him off. He showed 96o having just the one over. Flop came 9TJccc, meaning I was now behind but had 17 outs. None came and I was gone.

 

Jason Nadeau did play very well on his trip though cashing 5 of 9 daily deepstacks (63rd, 39th, 39th, 62nd, 182nd for $397, $199, $619, $644, $383) in fields of 500-2000 players, which is an amazing cash ratio. In one those tourneys he played on the same table with Kal Kooner who also cashed in that same event (59th for $481). So good to have some of our players cashing.

 

Tomorrow we have both Ramiro Dominquez and Andrew Krywaniuk set to play the $1,000 NLH Event #17, putting another $2,000 of league money at play. Hope they can play and run well.

 

After them we have Mike Twitchell set to play the Seniors event on June 17th. For non league-winners we have Colin Genge and Brian Taylor set to play the Seniors thiscoming weekend and I myself will be heading back Thursday to play the $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi Lo.

 

Good luck all and anyone that heads down please send me a text or email with any results youíve had.

 

 

May 29, 2016: Our Winners Schedules Taking Shape as WSOP less than one month away.

First off two links anyone heading down to Vegas during the WSOP should have at their fingertips.

The WSOP Official Schedule and Kenny Hallaerts summary of ALL poker tourney schedules during that time.

 

So far the known schedule for our winners with the ĎAmountí column being how much the league has at risk:

Player

Amount

Date

Actual Event

Jason Nadeau

$280

June 2

Event #2B $565 Colossus

Jason Nadeau

$280

June 4

Event #2F $565 Colossus

Andrew Krywaniuk

$1,000

June 12

Event #17 $1,000 NLH

Ramiro Dominguez

$1,000

June 12

Event #17 $1,000 NLH

Mike Twitchell

$1,000

June 17

Event #27 Seniors (DHPL)

Jason Nadeau

$940

June 25

Event #41B $1,500 Monster Stack

Rob Sims

$1,500

June 25

Event #41B $1,500 Monster Stack

Ryan McDonald

$1,000

June 25

Event #41B $1,500 Monster Stack

Chris Fraser

$1,000

June 26

Event #44 $1,000 NLH

Dan Molatore

$1,000

July 7

Event #63 $1,000 NLH

Dylan Ruocco

$10,000

July 9

Event #68A $10,000 ME

 

Non-winners

I love to follow anyone who is heading down to play WSOP events, so if you are going down and donít mind a cheering squad, let us know which events you plan on playing.

So far:

June 2-6

Darren Kennedy

@Flamingo

#2C $565 Colossus

June 10-25

Colin Genge

@Venetian

#27 $1,000 Seniors

June 16-19

Darren Kennedy

@Rio

#26 $1,500 LO8

June 16-20

Brian Taylor

 

#27 $1,000 Seniors

June 21-24

Graham Spence

@Rio

No events scheduled yet

June 21-28

Roman Pereyaslavsky

 

#41 $1,500 Monster Stack/ PH $600 Goliath

June 22-??

Dean/Marie Hilts

 

#41 $1,500 Monster Stack

June 23-30

Ben Walker

@Rio

#41 $1,500 Monster Stack

June 23-30

Dylan Ruocco

 

#41 $1,500 Monster Stack

June 28-July 5

Eric Rutten

@ Excalibur

No events scheduled, maybe just cash

June 29-July 8

Darren Kennedy

@Rio

#53 $1,500 PLO8/LO8/BigO Mix

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2016: Dylan Ruocco outdraws Rob Sims to Win WSOP Main Event Seat

Sorry for the delay in posting but a huge congratulations to our 9 winners and in particular Dylan Ruocco who won the grand prize.

 

Congrats to Dylan who won the League Final and will be playing in this years $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event!!!

 

Also congrats to our other winners who won packages and to Rob Sims and Jason Nadeau who both came agonizingly close to winning the Main Event seat. 3 handed play was amazing with lead changes left right and center. Rob Sims had a chance to close it out with 99 vs 88 all in preflop before Dylan ran out quads. The final hand was also dramatic. A massive setup hand had Dylan with AQss vs Robs JJ. Door card was a Jack giving Rob a massive lead but the board ran out three spaded and Dylan won the tourney. That pot had 400k of the 500k chips in play so it really was for the tournament. Final board was Js9c4s6s7d!!!!!!

 

Lance was the unfortunate bubble boy after losing the shortstack battle with Ramiro who at one point had 7k chips and was on the big blind of 6k. Andrew did not make the top 9 falling in 13th after getting into some setup hands. Big early run by Mike Twitchell who had a massive stack with 12-13 left ended when he ran into some big hands against Jason Nadeau. In particular going to war preflop 99 vs QQ of Nadeau for a massive pot. Ryan McDonald also ran up a big stack and was able to parlay that into a seat.

 

Ryan McDonald who started with 5k and Rob Sims starting with 6k in chips were the only two players to book seats that started with under 10,000 chips on the night. Good work.

 

Winners

1. Dylan Ruocco - $10,000 Main Event Seat

2. Rob Sims - $1500

3. Jason Nadeau - $1500

4. Ramiro Dominguez - $1000

5. Ryan McDonald - $1000

6. Chris Fraser - $1000

7. Mike Twitchell - $1000

8. Dan Molatore - $1000

13. Andrew Krywaniuk - $1000

 

March 23, 2016: League Final Table Draw

At Event #10 we drew seat cards to determine who sits where at the League Final. The results are shown below:

 

DHPL League Final Seating Chart

Seat

Table 1

Chips

Seat

Table 5

Chips

1

Melissa White

19,000

1

Stan Zatylny

1,500

2

Steve McClarty

4,000

2

Ryan McDonald

5,000

3

Brant Taylor

6,500

3

Dean Hilts

500

4

Ben Walker

12,000

4

Chris Fraser

19,000

5

Mike Menkes

20,000

5

Richard Wardroper

500

6

Andrew Creed

5,000

6

Brian Taylor

3,000

7

Eiten Even

11,500

7

Jon Pingol

9,500

8

Dave Sims

7,500

8

Colin Genge

500

85,500

39,500

Seat

Table 2

Chips

Seat

Table 6

Chips

1

Bruce Lawson

1,000

 

1

EMPTY

 

2

Mark Juvelin

5,000

 

2

Darren Kennedy

16,000

3

Elton Ngan

6,500

 

3

John Forsythe

2,500

4

Mike Mittermuller

8,500

 

4

Dan Molatore

20,700

5

Rob Sims

6,000

 

5

Kal Kooner

2,000

6

Chris Nishi

15,500

 

6

TJ Johnston

10,000

7

Eric Ruttan

1,000

 

7

Andrew Krywaniuk

26,500

8

Shane Kvrgnjas

4,500

 

8

Johnny Dai

1,000

 

48,000

 

 

 

78,700

Seat

Table 3

Chips

Seat

Table 7

Chips

1

Hal Fellingham

7,500

 

1

Nick Simon

6,000

2

Ashley Samborski

2,000

 

2

Mike Felhauer

2,000

3

Jason Nadeau

15,500

 

3

Dylan Ruocco

15,500

4

Bill Robins

8,500

 

4

Ramiro Dominguez

18,500

5

Mike Farnese

2,500

 

5

Bruce McCallum

4,000

6

Paul Deol

1,500

 

6

EMPTY

 

7

Brent Senko

16,500

 

7

Steve Tamboline

10,200

8

Guy Bottin

11,500

 

8

Roman Pereyaslavsky

1,500

 

65,500

 

 

 

57,700

Seat

Table 4

Chips

Seat

Table 8

Chips

1

Lance Murdoch

4,500

 

1

Mike Honeyman

4,000

2

EMPTY

 

 

2

Rik Rohrback

11,000

3

Mike Twitchell

16,000

 

3

EMPTY

 

4

Mike Bigelow

13,200

 

4

Ray Rohrback

2,000

5

Jeff Scott

4,000

 

5

Robert Brechin

13,000

6

Tony Macedo

5,500

 

6

Shaun Ali

10,500

7

Scott Brynen

18,000

 

7

Roger Grosset

2,500

8

Garry Juvelin

14,500

 

8

Tyler Marples

11,000

 

75,700

 

 

 

54,000

 

 

March 23, 2016: Michelle Owen wins and Andrew Krywaniuk locks up League Points win

Michelle Owen won Event #10 beating Ramiro Dominguez headsup to become the second ever female to win a DHPL event. With 5 people remaining a chop was agreed to between Duc Ngo, Michelle Owen, Ramiro Dominguez, Dylan Ruocco and Brent Senko. Brent, Ramiro and Michelle (playing for Melissa White) would battle it out for the points as Duc and Dylanís chips came out of play.

 

Of the 6 league members that came into Event #10 without points only Ashley Samborski was able to finish in the points. He earned 2,000 chips and a seat at the final.

 

The finishers were: (coming soon)

 

February 20, 2016: Andrew Krywaniuk outlasts Darren Kennedy in biggest field of DHPL history

Right on the heels of a 101 entry field came a new record 103 entry field in Event #9. It came down to headsup between Darren and Andrew. Andrew went into headsup with a 3 to 2 chiplead and would never relinquish it, pounding me down until my A3 fell to his J8 aipf for just a quarter of the chips in play.

 

The night was full of quads as we saw AA lost to KK preflop when KK flopped quads, another player flopped quad 6ís and James Logan turned quad Aces at one point. Along with a record number of entries we also had a record last longer with 40 people entering. 7 players chopped it up and then Darren and Chris Fraser chopped the remaining $250.

 

The night saw a lot of the points leaders battling to take the chip lead from incumbent Mike Menkes, with Chris Fraser, Dylan Ruocco and Jason Nadeau all threatening to take the lead, but it was Andrew Krywaniuk with his tourney win that ultimately passed Mike. While there is only one event to go there are 10 players within striking distance of Andrew still so the final event should be an interesting one.

 

The finishers were: Andrew Krywaniuk ($1,400), Darren Kennedy ($1,000), Devan Cassidy ($700, non-league), Bill Robin ($500), Chris Fraser ($400), Jason Nadeau ($300), Ramiro Domiguez ($200), Duc Ngo ($150, non-league), Brent Senko ($150), Cory Breland ($100, non-league), Jon Pingol ($100, rebuy), Chris Nishi ($100), Eiten Even, Mike Farnese, Lily Ngo (non-league), Doug Crone (non-league), Deepak Bhasin (non-league), Kal Kooner, Paul Deol, Dylan Ruocco, Trevor Massey (non-league), Elton Ngan, James Logan (non-league), Rik Rohrback, Bobby Lam (non-league), Ed Sue (non-league, playing for TJ Johnston), Brant Taylor (rebuy), Bruce Lawson, Bobby Gagnon (non-league, playing for Dean Hilts).

 

February 2, 2016: Dan Molatore Defeats Mike Bigelow in 101 Entry Field for Event #8 Title

Mike Bigelow retained his title of most successful player to never win a DHPL title as although he took a chip lead into headsup play he was not able to close the tourney. Dan Molatore took the title and is now just 1,800 points behind Mike Menkes for the season points lead.

 

A couple more players got off the no-point list as Colin Genge and Richard Wardroper both pointed for the first time this year. With so many players in action on Friday we ended up having two full cash games with both games having waitlists.

 

The finishers were: Dan Molatore ($1,170), Mike Bigelow ($1,170), Andrew Krywaniuk ($660), Dave Sims ($500, rebuy), Brant Taylor ($400), Cory Breland ($300, rebuy, non-league), Bruce Lawson ($200, rebuy), Robert Brechin ($150), David Slater ($100, non-league), Trevor Massey ($100, non-league), Jon Deanna ($100, non-league), Darren Kennedy ($100), Scott Brynen, Tony Macedo, Everett Wicklund (rebuy), Jon Pingol, Ben Walker, Chris Fraser, Kevin Schieber (non-league), Chris Nishi, TJ Johnston, Garry Juvelin, Richard Wardroper, Mark Scott (non-league, playing for Bill Robins), Sean Cammack (non-league), Colin Genge, Roger Grosset (rebuy), Elton Ngan.

 

January 21, 2016: Mike Menkes wins his 4th Die Hard Event, beating Guy Bottin

Mike Menkes outlast Guy Bottin in a one hand headsup battle after chopping the cash for $1000 each. Chipstacks were even and blinds were 15k/30k when Mike opened to 130k. Guy wasted little time moving all in for about 450k effective with KQo. Mike made the call with A4 and held throughout the flop, turn and river to take down his record-tying 4th career Die Hard event.

 

Also of note in this event was Ramiro Dominguez recording his first ever cash in 33 tries. He had finished 11th 4 times in the past including 2 direct bubbles and one off the bubble once. So happy to see him bust that cash cherry.

 

The finishers were: Mike Menkes ($1,000), Guy Bottin ($1,000), Bob Deforest ($560, non-league), Mike Twitchell ($400C), Ramiro Dominguez ($310), Shane Krvrgnas ($250), Mike Bigelow ($190), Scott Brynen ($140), Andrew Creed ($100), David Malik ($100, non-league), Richard Wardroper (rebuy), Dylan Ruocco, Ryan McDonald, Chris Fraser, Andrew Krywaniuk, Chris Nishi, Darren Kennedy (rebuy), Brian Taylor, Byron Williams (non-league), Dana Miller (non-league, playing for Nick Simon), Paul Deol, Roman Pereyaslavsky, Ed Sue (non-league, playing for Robert Brechin.

 

December 22, 2015: Chris Fraser wins Event #6

Chris Fraser, Mike Menkes and Cory Breland chopped up the money and then Chris went on to outlast Mike Menkes headsup to take the 10,000 points and the title. A relatively massive field of 85 players considering the event was held just one week prior to Xmas. Usually the December event is considerably smaller in turnout due to itís proximity to the holidays but I guess this year people were all about the cards.

 

The finishers were: Chris Fraser ($860), Cory Breland ($860, non-league), Mike Menkes ($860), Dave Sims ($410), Rick Rohrback ($310), Ed Sue ($250, non-league, playing for Jeff Scott), Niko Bourassa-Wright ($200, rebuy), Robert Brechin ($140, rebuy), Rob Sims ($100), Hal Fellingham ($100), Mike Twitchell, Scott Brynen, Barry Stanford (non-league, playing for Stan Zatylny), Ray Rohrback, Bruce McCallum, Ramiro Dominguez, Brian Taylor, Shane Kvrgnjas, Mike Farnese, Kai Picard (non-league), Jesse Williams (non-league), Mike Mittermuller, Mark Juvelin.

 

November 28, 2015: Tyler Marples takes down Event #6

Tyler Marples comes off the donut column in a big way with the 10,000 points for the win as he outlasted non-league member Ryan Appleton in headsup play.

 

The finishers were: Tyler Marples ($1,070), Ryan Appleton ($800, non-league), Jamil Jutha ($550, non-league), Mike Mittermuller ($420), Gary Bayda ($310, non-league), Dan Molatore ($250), Kelli Cera ($200, non-league, playing for Andrew Krywaniuk), Mark Juvelin ($150), Rob Sims ($100, rebuy), Mike Twitchell ($100), TJ Johnston, Roger Grosset, Curtis Pettigrew (non-league, playing for Steve Tamboline), Robert Brechin, Brant Taylor (rebuy), Elton Ngan, Ryan McDonald, Guy Bottin, Zac Samborski (rebuy), John Forsythe, Steve Mclarty (rebuy), Kai Picard (non-league, playing for Ben Walker), Rick Rohrback, Garry Juvelin, Kal Kooner.

 

November 8, 2015: Scott Brynen with Record Tying 4th Win

Scott Brynen worked a short stack for much of the later levels of the night but ultimately was able to accumulate the chips when needed after navigating through a field of 74 players. Paul Young got it in good headsup with A9 vs A6 but Scott would runout the straight to lock up the victory. Earlier the cash was chopped 4 ways between Scott, Paul, Steve Tamboline and Jamil Jutha.

 

Earlier in the night there were some dramatic hands as Dylan began with some massive rungood flopping a set of jacks vs John Forsythes set of 6ís to get a very early double up. Unlike the last few events however it was not enough and Dylan would fall well short of the points. Another hand resulted with a flop of Q98sss with one player holding QQ, one 88 and another JTss. Amazingly no one busted on that hand. Late in the tourney nearing the critical stages with 29 players remaining and the average stack about 26k. Johnny Dai had his Aces cracked by Bill Robins QT for what was a massive 90k pot when Bill flopped top 2 pair. Bill also was unable to turn that chipstack into a cash, but he was able to make some decent points. TJ Johnston was a big stack down to two tables and lost a massive flip holding AQ vs KJhh on a Q96hhx flop when a 3h hit the river to send a massive 140k pot to Steve Tamboline and KO Garry Juvelin.

 

With every table having the new neoprene pokerhoody felts it felt great to be rid of the old felts. They seemed to be a great fit for us.

 

The finishers were: Scott Brynen ($640), Paul Young ($640, non-league playing for Melissa White), Steve Tamboline ($640), Jamil Jutha ($640, non-league), Jason Nadeau ($300), Darren Kennedy ($250), Rob Sims ($200), Shawn Ali ($150), Bruce McCallum ($100), Mike Honeyman ($100), Bill Robins, Ryan McDonald, Brian Taylor, Elton Ngan, Brent Senko, Mark Juvelin, Grant Willis (non-league), TJ Johnston, Garry Juvelin, Mike Farnese.

 

October 28, 2015: Ben Walker wins Event #3 after 4 way chop

Event #3 came down to 4 players who chopped marking the second time this year we have had multiway chops. Ben ($690), Dylan Ruocco ($690), Paul Deol ($950) and Mark Scott ($800) agreed to a deal and then Ben and Dylan played to see who got the 10,000 points which Ben ultimately won giving him his second DHPL title.

 

The new pokerhoody felts were a big success and as such I will be buying more for the next event.

 

The finishers were: Ben Walker ($690), Dylan Ruocco ($690), Paul Deol ($950, rebuy), Mark Scott ($800, non-league), Mike Mittermuller ($350, rebuy), Chris Nishi ($270), Robert Brechin ($200), Hal Fellingham ($150), Blake Vailes ($100), Andrew Creed ($100), Mike Honeyman ($100), Tony Macedo, Darcy Woodward, Garry Juvelin, Kai Picard (playing for John Forsythe), Lance Murdoch, Guy Bottin, Roman Pereyaslavsky, Nick Simon, Lyle Wingert, Mike Twitchell (rebuy), Ryan McDonald, Bruce Lawson, Dave Sims.

 

September 27, 2015: Garry Juvelin takes Event #2 over Jon Pingol

Event #2 came and went and we had an excellent turnout with 90 entries. And for the first time we had our longtime waitress Leanne join us at the poker table. Garry Juvelin and Jon Pingol got heads up and made a deal where they each got $1000 and played for the extra $90. While we didnít have a 5 way chop this event we did have something unique with Mike Bigelow going out on one table while Dan Molatore and Steve Tamboline busted at the same time on the other table. The result was them chopping 2000, 1500, 1500 points meaning they received 1,700 points each. That has only happened once or twice in the past.

 

The finishers were: Garry Juvelin ($1,090), Jon Pingol ($1,000), Dean Hilts ($600, rebuy), Brian Taylor ($440, rebuy), Shane Kvrgnjas ($350, rebuy), Brent Senko ($270), Dylan Ruocco ($200, rebuy), Rick Rohrback ($150), Steve McLarty ($100), Nick Simon ($100), TJ Johnston ($100), Mike Bigelow, Dan Molatore, Steve Tamboline, Scott Brynen, Kelli Cera (non-league), Johnny Dai, Melissa White, Ryan Appleton (non-league), Kent Senko (rebuy), Eric Ruttan, Thanh Nguyen (non-league), Keith Matsalla (non-league), Roger Grosset, Mike Twitchell, Robert Brechin, Mike Felhauer.

 

September 13, 2015: Eiten Even wins Event #1 with unheard of 5 way chop

The first event of the year resulted in 5 players fairly even and agreeing to a 5 way chop where Roman Pereyaslavsky took $700, while Jason Nadeau, Eiten Even, Dylan Ruocco and Shaun Ali each pocketed $600.

 

It was good to get the Die Hard league running again. We started the day off with 13 golfers playing the Coyote Creek course. Dan Molatore woud take the KP on hole #3 and John Forsythe the longest drive with a bomb on #13. Moving the competitions inside we had 80 entries into the poker. Lots of battling and a final table that just would not bust a player. IT took 45 minutes of 10 handed play before we lost our first FT player.

 

The finishers were: Eiten Even ($600), Shaun Ali ($600), Jason Nadeau ($600), Dylan Ruocco ($600), Roman Pereyaslavsky ($700, rebuy), Magus Beales ($250, non-league), Mike Twitchell ($200), TJ Johnston ($150), Elton Ngan ($100), Mike Menkes ($100), Ramior Dominguez, Mike Felhauer, Nick Simon, Darren Kennedy, Bruce McCallum, Hal Fellingham, Mike Bigelow, Garry Juvelin, Ryan McDonald, Brant Taylor

 

September 7, 2015: Event #1 only 5 days away!

The summer is winding down, the kids are going back to school and we are only 5 days away from Game On!!

 

We sent our winners to Vegas and the WSOP. They played, had fun, went deep and one of them even cashed. But Season 10 is long over and itís time to begin our search for new winners.

 

Our first event for Season #11 is this coming Saturday. We will start at 7pm (not 6pm) after all due to later tee times than expected for our golf crew. We currently have 76 people saying they are joining the league this year. We can NOT go above 90 members, so if you know of anyone wanting to join the league that is not already list on the front page of the website you need to let me know ASAP.

 

Next Event: Event #1

 

Date Time: 7pm SATURDAY, September 12, 2015

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

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

 

For all league members. You need to bring $200 on Saturday. If you want to pay your entire league fees at event #1 you can bring a total of $550.

 

To be clear what is owed:

Event #1: $200

Event #2-8: $100

Event #9-10: $50

 

Please try and arrive early so that we can handle all of the buy-ins and start on time. Drop-ins are 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.

 

Next Future Event: Event #2

Date Time: 7:00pm Friday September 25, 2015

 

Looking forward to kicking off another great year!

 

September 3, 2015: Golfer Update

We have 15 for golf. Tee times will begin approximately 12:50pm. Will confirm with course on weekend and post tee times to let you know for sure. Any requests to play with certain people please let me know. I have Guy, Mike, Steve and Hal playing together. The rest at this point is open. There is only ONE SPOT left for golf. Anyone?

 

August 24, 2015: Golfer Update

Up to 13 golfers now. 3 Spots left. Also I have 75 people saying they are joining the league. If you know of people planning on joining that arenít on the list please get me their names soon. I doubt it will happen, but we may be in a position where I will need to turn away people for the league this year. We definitely canít go above 90.

 

August 13, 2015: List of Golfers

So far I have the following 9 players listed for golf: Andrew Krywaniuk, Ben Walker, Chris Buss, Darren Kennedy, Guy Bottin, Mark Juvelin, Mike Bigelow, Roman Pereyaslavsky, TJ Johnston.

 

We have room for 7 more bodies. Who is in?

 

August 10, 2015: Season 11 Set to Begin

The dates are in and confirmed. Ultimately we moved the 3rd event from October 16th to the 23rd to accommodate three requests. The rest stayed as is.

 

Please note that Event #1 is once again on a SATURDAY and it starts at 6 PM (one hour earlier than normal)

 

Also we will golf before the first event. Whoever wants to golf at Coyote Creek beforehand should let me know sooner than later. I am booking 4 tee times so the first 16 people that get back to me are in!

 

I have the following people so far as newcomers/rejoining after a year+ away from the league, returnees and one drop out so far. If you know you are not returning please let me know so I can update the list. Likewise if you know of someone planning on joining please give me their names to add to the list.

 

Returning from last year (60)

Newcomers/Rejoining after an absence (17)

Dropping Out (2)

In for Golf (14)

Andrew Creed

Andrew Krywaniuk

Ben Walker

Bob Deforest

Brant Taylor

Brent Senko

Bruce Lawson

Bruce McCallum

Chris Buss

Chris Fraser

Chris Nishi*

Colin Genge

Dan Molatore

Darcy Woodward

Darren Kennedy

Dave Sims

Dean Hilts

Derrick Shum

Dylan Ruocco

Elton Ngan

Eric Ruttan

Everett Wicklund

Garry Juvelin

Guy Bottin

Howard Holt

Jason Nadeau

Jeff Scott

John Forsythe

Johnny Dai

Jordan Kroeker

Kal Kooner

Kent Senko

Lance Murdoch

Lyle Wingert

Mark Juvelin

Mike Bigelow

Mike Farnese

Mike Felhauer

Mike Honeyman

Mike Johnston

Mike Menkes

Mike Mittermuller

Mike Twitchell

Mike Wigglesworth

Mo Pannun

Nick Simon

Paul Deol

Ramiro Dominguez

Ray Rohrback

Richard Wardroper

Rick Rohrback

Rob Sims

Roger Grosset

Scott Brynen

Stan Zatylny

Steve Tamboline

TJ Johnston

Todd Brenneis

Trevor Massey

Tyler Marples

Bill Robins

Brian Van Schagen

Chad Newman

Eitan Even

Hal Bellingham

Lorna Acker

Marie Hilts

Marko Pocedic

Melissa White

Niko Bourassa-Wright

Robert Brechin

Roman Pereyaslavsky

Ryan McDonald

Shaun Ali

Steve Mclarty

Terry Wilms

Tony Macedo

Chris Genge

Harry McWilliams

Jamie Hucul

Andrew Krywaniuk

Ben Walker

Dan Molatore

Darren Kennedy

Guy Bottin

Hal Bellingham

John Forsythe

Mark Juvelin

Melissa White

Mike Bigelow

Roman Pereyaslavsky

Steve Mclarty

TJ Johnston

 

 

August 9, 2015: Kelli Cera, Dean Hilts and Darren Kennedy chop Run-It-Twice Tourney

The inaugural Run-it-twice tourney was held last Friday and right from the first time we had to run-it-twice you knew it was going to be fun and interesting. Ashley and Kal got it all with Ashley having top set of Kings vs Kalís flush draw. We ran it twice and somehow Kal hit the flush both times. The tourney progressed at a regular rate until we got to the Final Table when it seemed impossible to bust anyone. All-ins kept getting chopped up. Dave Yee who ultimately went out in 10th place got it all in 3 ways and lost leaving himself with one chip. He then got it all in 3 ways and chopped again, and since he was not closest to the button he still had just one chip. Again he would get all in and chop before finally losing on the 4th go. It was an amusing series of hands.

 

With 35 players and 14 rebuys we ended up with 49 buy-ins. When all was said and done the following were our winners: Kelli Cera ($1050), Dean Hilts ($1050), Darren Kennedy ($1050), Lorna Acker ($500), Everett Wicklund ($400), Mario Baptista ($350), Guy Bottin ($250), Eric Chong ($250).

 

July 22, 2015: $100 Buyin Run-It-Twice Tourney Friday August 7!

Friday, August 7th at 7pm at Eaglequest Coyote Creek in the Arizona Room.

 

$100 Buyin, run-it-twice tourney.

 

This means that anytime there is an all-in and a call the remaining cards will be run twice resulting possibly in split pots. Same start time as usual but you will get 15,000 chips (instead of 12,000) as I expect we will have less than the normal 70-90 players. One re-entry allowed until end of level 4 as usual.

 

Please invite your friends and let's get 40-50 players. If you know you are coming please let me know by responding to this email.

 

July 22, 2015

1. Schedule

 

Below are my proposed dates for our 11th incarnation of the Die Hard Poker League. Please look closely at the dates and if you have any conflicts, especially if they may apply to multiple people, let me know and I may alter them.

 

Event #1: Saturday, Sept 12

Event #2: Friday, Sept 25

Event #3: Friday, Oct 16

Event #4: Friday, Nov 13

Event #5: Friday, Nov 27

Event #6: Friday, Dec 18

Event #7: Friday, Jan 15

Event #8: Friday, Jan 29

Event #9: Friday, Feb 19

Event #10: Friday, Mar 18

League Final: Friday, Apr 8

 

2. Membership

Also it is that time again. If you know you are joining the league again or for the first time, now is the time to let me know so I can start accumulating the list of returnees. Also if you know you are not going to join please let me know that as well.

 

3. Rule Changes

Also officially requesting any rule change suggestions at this time.

 

July 11, 2015: Brent Senko and Brant Taylorís WSOP Main Event Runs!

 

The beginning:

Today at noon Brent Senko will begin his Main Event Run in the Amazon Room of the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas at table 403, seat 4. I will be heading down to the Rio shortly to see what his starting table looks like and will give you some updates throughout the day via twitter and a summary email here. In addition Brant Taylor is also playing the Main today.

 

Good luck Brent and Brant!!!!

 

Early Results from Day 1:

So first 6 hours I the Main saw Brent win a nice pot with 55 on 5677 board to get to 34500. Some bad things happened and he was down to 20k ish. He won a nice pot where he was all in but not called with trip jacks. And as dinner came around he sat at 24500. He just KO'd a shortstack with AQ>AK aipf. He also ha a hand where it went 700, call, Bret raised to 2200 and they both folded AK. Try may have pegged him as tight.

 

Brant on the other hand missed a lot of boards and was as low as 4500, but picked up Aces for a double plus. He sat at 14,600 at dinner time.

 

Day 1 Summary:

Both Brent and Brant made it through Day 1 and onto Day 2. Brent has 43175 and Brant has 24700. They started the day with 30,000 chips and the average going into Day 2 is 43,700.

 

Brent had a fairly smooth day fluctuating between 18,000 and 46,000 ending near his highpoint. A few highlights included knocking out an Italian pro who was shortstacked when Brents AQ outflopped the Italians AK. He won his first nice pot earlier in the day with 55 on a 5677x board which was the first time he got above the starting stack. There were some pitfalls and he fell into the teens before at one point pushing all in against two opponents with trip jacks but not getting called. I checked out his table and did not recognize any of his players but he had 3 super aggressive players at the table and one absolute wild card. The agros were all directly on his right which was very fortunate and Brent was able to navigate the pitfalls to make it thru the day in great shape.

 

Brant had a much tougher day dropping as low as 4,000 in chips before fighting back and then finding Aces in a perfect spot to get a more than double up and back to 14,000 at dinner break. Post dinner break he would run it up to over 40,000 before sliding back to end the day at nearly 25k.

 

The blinds for tomorrow start at 250-500 so Brant has 50 BBs and Brent 86. Both are in great shape.

 

The tourney drew 6420 entries and 4389 made it thru Day 1. Day 2A and Day 2B take place today and Brant and Brent come back tomorrow for Day 2C.

 

With 1000 making the money and sitting on an average stack, Brent has a 1 in 4.4 shot at making the money at this point. He's focused, playing his game and knows how to be patient. Lets hope that continues and he also gets a few favourable runouts in his quest to be the first league winner to make Day 3 and the first league winner to cash the Main Event.

 

His Day 2 table includes Dennis Phillips and Doug Lee among others so there will be some stiff competition. I didn't recognize any of the players on Brantís Day 2 table.

 

And post day celebrations were fun as Brent and I hopped in with Calen 'BigWheel' McNeil and Chris Back to go celebrate with Tacos and Beer. We literally hung out with the who's who of the BC poker world there and at Musashi. Along with Calen, Chris, Brent and I, we had Matt Jarvis, Kyle Ho, Jonas Mackoff, MD Hughes, Ben Wilinovsky, Maria Ho, Martin Malone, and 6-7 of the top British players. When we went around the table checking chipcounts and Brent realized he had more chips than about 80% of these beasts of the northwest poker world going into Day 2 it was a good feeling

 

I am heading home today having not won a satellite to ply in the Main and thus wont be there to rail him to the promised land but he knows we are all rooting hard for him and Brant from afar...

 

Day 2:

Brent is off to kickass starting Day 2. After first level (2 hours) he built his chipstack up from 43,175 to 54,425. And in the hour since then he has climbed up to now have a stack of 65,750. The man is trending in the right direction.

 

In one hand Doug Lee raise and Brent reraised with AK. Doug folded.

 

Shortly after that Doug raised to 1300, 2 callers and Brent reraised to 4800 with AA. Doug called and then folded to a 5200 flop bet.

 

Brant started poorly dropping to 6000 chips but again his resiliency is strong. He picked up Aces and got it up over 10k then QJ in BB. Flop of JJ8. He raised the cbet and is sitting up at 18,750.

 

They keep on going. Currently there are just under 3000 players left meaning the average stack should be around 60k. 1000 of those 3000 make the money.

 

My unfortunate duty to report that Brent has busted out of the big one with about 2050 players remaining.

 

In his words:

 

"I'm out lose 3 big hands AK <AQ when a A flops Q on river, next raise AJ on the button AJ6 flops dds runs out diamonds and big stack goes all in have to fold, next raise all in 20bb with QQ small blind has AA and I'm out"

 

Great run Brent! I know it hurts, but you did extremely well and should be proud of yourself. That's a long grid against some tough opponents.

 

Day 3 Brant Taylor:

Just a quick FYI that Brant went into Day 3 with 44,500 chips. He tripled up in the first 5 hands of the day to get to 129k by winning with a set of 9's vs a set of 6's and following that up by flopping the nut flush and getting 2 streets of value. He dropped down to 55k then won a flip with 88>AK where another player folded QQ. That got him to 119k and he built it up to 140k. Then it was some up and down action but he is currently at 60k after having to fold AK and TT to 4 and 5 bets preflop. Blinds are at 1200/2400 (25BBs) and they are about 115 from the money now with 1115 remaining. There is a very good chance he could crack the money in the next 2 hours.

 

Massive heartbreak as Brant went out THREE from the money when his QQ ran into KK. Unbelievable. I feel for you Brant. Tough one but yet another great run by a die harder. 1003rd of 6420 of the best poker players the world has to offer.

 

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! Letís hope for one of these guys to come thru for themselves and the league.

Similar to Kal Koonerís 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

Itís 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 Darrenís 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 Colinís 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 Darrenís 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 Colinís 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 Darrenís 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 Brentís 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 Ďtable of deathí. 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 Ė 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 KOíd by I believe Richard Wardroper with AJ < QTdd. The flop came down AdJdX, the money went in and then the board ran out KdAs. Richardís 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 Negreanuís and Hellmuthís 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 Harryís 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 KOís 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 Garryís AA. But a door card King got me going and then just two hands later my AA held vs Mike Bigelowís 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 Normís 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 ďpar par parĒ Wicklund and Jamie ďI canít play on the front nine, but once money is on the line I am goldenĒ HuculĒ 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