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by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Jun 12, '08


Well the pot limit holdem/omaha event was a bust. I never really got off the ground. Never really had any chips and went out with my favorite hand AAqq, our own Jeff Shulman flopped a set of nines against me, but was rivered by a flush, so we walked out together shortly after dinner break.

It was a good event ,but they can't figure out how or when to switch games in a mix tournament. The structure sheet said they were going to switch every nine hands, but they changed last minute to 1/2 hour levels. In the 10k mix championship they switched every eight hands. Both methods are flawed. Time allows for stalling in games you like less. The switching after a fixed amount of hands poses a problem when a player busts out and it becomes short handed. The best method for this event would be to switch whenever the button reaches the last seat before the dealer(one full round however many players remain). I dont know what to do about events whith crappy stud games that don't have a button.

Now that I am a 2-7 no limit fan, and experienced player, lets get an event going with the three "big bet" poker games mixed in ……PLO/NLH/2-7NL.

I heard a funny storry at the table. A player who we all know(his nick name is a machine used to cut down trees) has found a way to beat Harrahs… register for all the events then unregister and keep the ten dollar coupons. I think he is backing homeless railbirds at this game, but i would love to see his face when he see's one sitting down to take on Phil Ivey in the 10k heads up when he was supposed to have unregistered and got his $10 coupon.

Speaking of the 10k Heads Up, that is what I am doing today at noon so I am going to play a couple HU Sit n Go's on Full Tilt now to get warmed up.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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