I'm looking forward to the Beau Rivage's Million Dollar Heater which begins... tomorrow.
Somewhat fairly well known on the Gulf Coast is Kenny Milam and Charlie Gelvin's annual prop bet decided by the Arkansas-LSU football game. Last year Kenny had to play day one of the re-entry event in a dress. Good sport that he was, he did so. This year the loser (again, Kenny the Arkansas fan) has to shave his entire head. That includes that cigarette and coffee imbued flavor savor of a mustache for Kenny (look at that in all it's glory in the pic) which makes sense as Charlie has, shall we say, a "fuller" head of hair. What will they think of next year? Also, guys, why not throw in the LSU-Arkansas basketball battles for another prop bet?
That's not the only prop bet that will be settled this weekend. Known perhaps only by the participants themselves is a weight loss bet for me. In late October I weighed (a gross!) 232 pounds. I challenged myself to drop 3…
-Soon, I'll get that Hurricane27 article update. Spoilers: Super nice kid. Not a bot. Owns your soul online. How he found poker is an anomaly. More to come. Soon, I promise. I'll find the time to write it up and do it justice.
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-About to go Back to the Beau. How can you not love the deeper stacks and better structures the Beau Rivage will offer when they go heads up with the WSOP Circuit event in early September. The pros will be in town chasing points but over at the IP. Methinks I'll be chasing all that money at the Beau. Plus, they got Henry Garrison, Derek Dillman, and Paul Dutsch coming in to help. Great crew there. Think we are pretty lucky as players on the coast with the staffs at the Beau and with what's being put together at Harrah's lately.
So, in the past couple of posts I've been cryptic about a recent opportunity that presented itself that I said was really cool. It is... or I should say was really cool... as unfortunately, my involvement, ultimately, was practically zero.
I met with the producer of a new poker show that is filming its pilot in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago over lunch at Mothers. All this was going on just as I learned of the potential heart condition of my soon to be born son and the expedited delivery to find out if he'd need surgery. So despite being in a bit of fog in my personal life, I still enjoyed a great conversation about poker, poker in New Orleans, and specifically discussed the pilot and premise of the show. To be honest it was a really nice diversion. We had a freewheeling exchange of ideas. I came away happy with the vision of the producer and impressed that one of the aims of the show to really highlight locals who play poker.