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Next Event: DHPL Event #5

Date Time: 7pm Friday, Dec 5, 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. xSaturday September 13
  2. xFriday, October 3
  3. xFriday, October 24
  4. xFriday, 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. There will also be a $50 last-longer for anyone that’s interested.

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

11:48am

11:56am

12:04am

12:12am

Ben Walker

Darren Kennedy

Mike Bigelow

Andrew Krywaniuk

John Forsythe

Mark Juvelin

TJ Johnston

Everett Wicklund

Grant Willis

Jamie Hucul

Jeff Scott

Dyaln Ruocco

Guy Bottin

Kent Nguyen

Mike Mittermuller

 

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

 

August 26, 2014: Players Confirmed for Coming Season

 

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

 

Returning Players from Previous Seasons

New Players

Unconfirmed from Last Season

1

Andrew Creed

Mark Juvelin

Chris Genge

Johnny Dai

2

Andrew Krywaniuk

Mike Bigelow

Darcy Woodward

 

3

Ben Walker

Mike Farnese

Dean Somerville

 

4

Bob DeForest

Mike Felhauer

Derrick Shum

5

Brant Taylor

Mike Menkes

Harry McWilliams

6

Brent Senko

Mike Mittermuller

Kent Nguyen

 

7

Bruce Lawson

Mike Twitchell

Mike Martin

 

8

Bruce McCallum

Mo Pannun

Paul Laza

 

9

Chris Fraser

Nick Simon

 

 

10

Chris Nishi

Paul Deol

Darcy W +9

 

11

Colin Genge

Ramiro Dominguez

 

 

12

Dan Molatore

Ray Rohrback

 

 

13

Darren Kennedy

Richard Wardroper

 

 

14

Dave Sims

Rick Rohrback

 

 

15

Dean Hilts

Rob Sims

 

 

16

Dylan Ruocco

Roger Grosset

 

 

17

Elton Ngan

Scott Brynen

 

 

18

Eric Ruttan

Steve Tamboline

 

Not Returning

19

Everett Wicklund

TJ Johnston

 

Ashley Samborski

20

Garry Juvelin

Trevor Massey

 

Eric Chong

21

Guy Bottin

Tyler Marples

 

Gerald Samborski

22

Howard Holt

 

 

Kai Picard

23

Jamie Hucul

 

 

Mario Baptista

24

Jason Nadeau

 

 

 

25

Jeff Scott

 

 

 

26

John Forsythe

 

 

 

27

Kal Kooner

 

 

 

28

Kent Senko

 

 

 

29

Lance Murdoch

 

 

 

30

Larry Williams

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

1.     Andrew Krywaniuk

2.     Ben Walker

3.     Brant Taylor

4.     Darren Kennedy

5.     Everett Wicklund

6.     Jamie Hucul

7.     John Forsythe

8.     Mark Juvelin

9.     TJ Johnston

10.  Dylan Ruocco

11.  Guy Bottin

12.  Kent Nguyen

13.  Mike Mittermuller

14.  Jeff Scott

15.  Grant Willis

16.  Mike Bigelow

 

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

 

August 12, 2014: $200 Buyin Tourney Results

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

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

 

August 12, 2014: League List

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

 

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

 

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

 

August 12, 2014: Get Ready for another DHPL Season

Hello Die Hard Poker Players,

 

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

Rules/Changes:

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

 

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

 

Proposed Events:

Event #1: Saturday Sept 13

Event #2: Friday Oct 3

Event #3: Friday Oct 24

Event #4: Friday Nov 14

Event #5: Friday Dec 5

Event #6: Friday Jan 9

Event #7: Friday Jan 23

Event #8: Friday Feb 13

Event #9: Friday Mar 6

Event #10: Friday Mar 20

LEAGUE FINAL: Friday April 10

 

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

 

Darren

darrenkennedydk@gmail.com

778-870-6319