Good Night, Commerce

by , Feb 4, 2007 | 4:40 pm

(LOS ANGELES)–First off, only compliments to the Commerce Casino for the way they run a poker game. The tournament structure is excellent and the dealers are outstanding. Even though the Commerce lacks the luxuries and energy of the Bellagio, their staff is personable and professional. It’s almost like a large professional home game. Everyone seems to know everyone there.

I had fun catching up with Amir Vahedi, who busted out early in the limit event. Chatted with Cyndy Violette (correction: she does not have black streaks). Caught up with fellow mom Karina Jett (she says “hello,” Dan). And the Asian guy with black hair that hit his three outs, knocking me out of the satellite was MINH NGUYEN not Men “the master” Nguyen. It is easy to confuse the two since Men Nguyen translates into John Smith. Did I mention Minh’s guilt? Before finishing the satellite he came over to me with a piece of cake. And by the way…no, I am not a whining player. I take it like a man professional. As for the bust in the limit event…I played with CAMPBELL DAVIS from Dallas.

It looks like I won’t be winning a seat into the WPT main event. My stack was crippled after my A7 was crushed by Mary Jones’ A3. (She won the 2006 WSOP Ladies event.) But our table broke and I quickly grew my 400 into 3200 in three hands. Thanks to a new table where I was no longer receiving 72 (hence the beautiful but dangerously stupid A7 play).

I picked up AK of hearts under the gun and made a standard 3x raise. It folded to the big blind who decided to raise me all in with her AQ offsuit. I flopped a king, she turned and rivered queens. Goodbye Commerce. I busted from the LA Poker Classic Ladies tourney at 10 pm and was back in Houston by 11 am this morning. Whew!


5 Comments to “Good Night, Commerce”


  1. DanM
    says:

    Thanks to a new table where I was no longer receiving 72

    Oy, Michele, you’re not making any new poker-blogger friends with comments like that.


  2. Fresh Princess
    says:

    It was best I move tables…I was beginning to irritate the women at the table. Everytime I picked up 72 I jumped up and started singing Can’t touch this but only the part where he says “hammer time”. However, I think I impressed Barry Shulman who was there sweating his wife.

    Thanks for pimping my news with that sexy photo of my mom.


  3. DanM
    says:

    Everytime I picked up 72 I jumped up and started singing Can’t touch this but only the part where he says “hammer time”

    Ah, yes, that’s what we like to hear.

    However, I think I impressed Barry Shulman who was there sweating his wife.

    And a slight stab at CardPlayer! Now we’re talking. By the way, it looks like Ms. Jaffrey Shulman is doing pretty well.

    And as to the photo … thank you, Michele, for letting our cameras follow you beyond the table.


  4. Fresh Princess
    says:

    Ms. Jaffrey Shulman did do well. I was disappointed to see Karina Jett, Mary Jones, Cyndy Violette & Kathy Liebert did not cash. No stab at Cardplayer, I was impressed to see Barry supporting his wife. I was kidding about my M.C. Hammer impression but I might just have to start.


  5. Happy Hammer Day!
    says:

    […] Speaking of female players, Michele Lewis has started blogging over at Pokerati as “The Fresh Princess.” This Texan certainly made her mark on the WSOP last summer, with three cashes and a 4th place finish in the $1,500 limit hold’em event. She has a great post up about her LAPC experience, Goodnight, Commerce. […]