posted on April 25, 2011 00:00
The Poker Dumpster is a collection of random poker news and gives me an opportunity to cover a lot of quick-hit subjects. Don't forget to check out SCOTTYS BLOG for more about this and that.
Black Friday for Online Poker. I have been writing a lot about the F.B.I. and Department of Justice's shutting down of online poker for Americans at my blog -- and my weekly column was not posted last Monday. Timmy took the lead with his story about Black Friday in his column that day and my article would have been repetitive, redundant and...
Okay okay. The truth is my article wasn't as good as Tim's article
Timmy's Tidbits: Black Friday, The Cardinals, And Ryan Franklin
Greg Raymer was Tim's guest on the ITD Morning After last Wednesday morning.
Read Tim's follow-up article and link to the podcast NOW
Important links from the Black Friday headlines:
~ Domain User Agreements between the DOJ and FTP and PokerStars
~ The initial press release from the U.S. Attorney 's office
~ The story of Daniel Tzvetkoff, the lead witness (snitch) in the government's case.
The good news is it appears Americans will be paid by Fullt Tilt and PokerStars. Wedesday, the DOJ and the sites announced a "domain user agreement'. The agreement allows Americans to access thier online poker accounts and withdraw funds. Explanations from a PokerStars FAQ about the news will clear up many of your questions. Expect Full Tilt to follow the lead of PokerStars and conduct their business the same. Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet announced they are following suit also, but withdrawals have been capped at $250 (more later at my blog).
WSOP-St. Louis The $1600 Main Event was won by Kyle Cartwright from Bartlett, Tennessee.
Cartwright took down $142,490 and he was also the Tunica Casino Champion in February. Kyle won two WSOP Ring events at the stop at Harrah's Tunica. That is three WSOP Rings in less than 75 days folks (and over $200K in cashes). There is something special about this guy. A guy that won his first WSOP Ring in only his third live tournament, a guy that went on to win three WSOP Rings this fast.
My WSOP-St. Louis experience. It is true. I was shut out on my home-field and went O for 9 in St. Louis. I have had a week to dwell on this, the truth is it is depressing. Thursday I will write (reflect) on the whole affair in a post called "Scotty Sucks at Poker: The Chronicles of a Has-Been". After St. Louis, I remain in 15th place for one of the 34 at-large berths into the National Championship. I'll save the story for Thursday, but here is the only highlight. As deep as I went in any event was in the Omaha High Low Eight or Better. I went out 25th when 21 were to be paid. In talking with Council Bluffs Casino Champion Rob Georato and John (Cowboy) Land -- they both seem to think I will qualify for the National Championship with the 110 points I have to date. I am beginning to think they are both right. Had I realized this fact, I would have played a lighter schedule in The Lou.
Erik Seidel remains the hottest poker player in the world. Seidel was the runner-up in the World Poker Tour Main Event at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Mike Scarborough defeated 97 players in this $10,000 buyin tounament and cashed out for $273,664. Seidel was paid $155,103 and the eight-time WSOP Bracelet winner has over $4 million in cashes this year (2011).
Sexy Women in Poker. I am having a poll at SCOTTYS BLOG and this is the third poll in a series of four preliminary polls. Liv Boeree, Vanessa Rousso, Shana Hiatt and Leeann Tweeden have advanced. The top two finishers in each of the four preliminary polls will advance to the final round. The final round will include eight hotties for the title. Please vote now.
The Big Finish. This story was too good not to share -- and this kind of shit happens to me all the time. Read about the guy that busted me then stated "I hate you with every bone in my body".