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Heads Up

by Roy Winston |  Published: Aug 22, '08

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I am happy to be back in Los Angeles for the legend's WPT event at the Bike. It is always a good time when there are events at either the Bike or the Commerce because the action at both places picks up. I played the last couple of days at The Commerce; the game was only fair, and not a great line up. An interesting situation developed over the past couple of days. A well known young internet player who is a heads up specialist arrived at The Commerce and wanted a high stakes heads up no limit freeze out. Ari, who is a regular cash player at The Commerce and has been a friend of mine for years took the bait and decided to play, the challenger offered him 20% of his losses back on the first day and changed the arrangement to $800 per hour on the second day. Now I have been playing against Ari for several years and he is a truly gifted player. I watched him play 2 heads up freeze outs against Johnny Chan at the Bike last year which he swept. On the second day with the stakes doubled to $100-200 blinds Ari was able to win over about a five hour period.

I was happy to see Ari win, not only because he's a good friend, but to see a player come into "our house" and offer 20% back and then $800 an hour to play anyone was pretty cocky. Now Ari did say he was a solid player and who knows Ari might have just gotten lucky but I was pretty sure he would prevail.

I am headed down to San Diego to spend a little time in my newest Laser Center this morning. We just opened in San Diego a couple of months ago and it's going well so far. www.laseraway.net is the link if you want to check it out.

I want to thank everyone who has replied to my looking for an editor topic. I am replying to emails now.

For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send him an email. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

Roy Winston finished 16th in 2007 Card Player, Player of the Year race. He won the WPT Borgata Poker Open and finished the year with well over $2 million in tournament poker winnings. Roy plays online exclusively at Full Tilt. For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: www.oraclepoker.net or send an email to: winstonpoker@yahoo.com with your questions or comments. The contents presented herein on this blog are purely the opinions of Roy Winston, and are not intended to reflect or promote the opinions of any other person, group, or entity. If you like what I write than thanks for reading, and if not well, thanks anyway.

 
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