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Updated: July 30, 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 30, 2016: Die Hard Poker League 2016/17 Season Preparations

Hello everyone,

 

Well August is here shortly and it is time to start organizing the next version of the Die Hard Poker League.

 

1. Schedule

Below are my proposed dates for our 12th 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. Tried to avoid any conflicts with holidays etc. The first date is solid so you can start planning around that one.

 

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, Sunday Apr 9

 

2. Membership

Also itís 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. Please email me and I will add you to the list of confirmed league members. 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. The next 4 weeks is the ONLY time I take suggestions or consider rule changes so don't miss this opportunity.

 

a. One thing we will do this year is make the league fees in USD instead of CAD to insulate us from changes in the exchange rate. That means you are responsible for $500 USD. The tourney buyin will remain at $50 CAD.

 

b. We will be making the League Final a slower structure for the final 9 by stopping play shortly after making the money and playing out the final 5-9 on a separate day. This will allow people to have room to play when playing down to the big prize.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all again real soon.

July 17, 2016: Rob Sims unable to cash ME

While Rob was unable to cash the main event he did have an amazing experience including getting his photo with Phil Ivey. He made it into Day 2 but was unable to make it far enough to get to the money.

 

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

 

 

Darren

darrenkennedydk@gmail.com

778-870-6319