Posts Tagged ‘pokerbowl’

Avant-Garde Poker & Nicknames

by , Feb 20, 2007 | 7:30 pm

It seems everyday there is a new poker team or new type of poker tournament. Jeff Madsen and Brandon Cantu have returned from the huddle with their fellow teamsters for the PokerBowl. And several couples and tag-team events have already popped up this year.

Additionally, PartyPoker has announced a televised event inviting pros such as Phil Hellmuth, Devilfish, Kenna James, and Vicki Coren (London EPT Winner). To play you only need $20k, an invitation (due to a nice resume) and a nickname. Lacking an AKA, well-mannered Vicki stuck with tradition and decided she couldn’t possibly nickname herself so she took a poll, the results of which she announced in her column yesterday.

Collusion, Protection, and Dumping, …Oh my!

by , Nov 16, 2006 | 11:14 pm

Burleson Poker BowlThe first weekend of April will mark the beginning of new era in poker as team-play makes it’s Vegas/Television debut in the form of the US PokerBowl. The theory is that it’s supposed to add a completely new layer of strategy to our beloved game while bringing tournament poker bravado competition to a whole new level. Representing Dallas are TJ Cloutier, Tex Barch, Jeff Littlefield, and yours truly. Our team, the Dallas Kowboys, will fight it out in a televised, collusion-friendly free-for-all.

Opposing players include some of the best in the game, including hometown boys David Williams, Scott Levy, Gregg Merkow, and Webber Kang, who I hear have worked together to win a similarly structured local tournament in the recent past. Even Pokerati Invitational champ, Tom Schneider, has assembled a top tier posse for Phoenix. I’ll soon be tearing my own collusion hymen with my home game crew in Burleson when we adopt this intriguing format for our next regular home tournament. I actually predict that you will see a surge of local team tournaments over the next year. After all, where else can you win from the rail? Other than by fading me, of course.