Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Best poker tip you'll hear this week

Hello folks. Sorry for the long hiatus. Haven't played a lot of poker of late, but I do have a few stories to catch up on: the couples' trip to Vegas, my low rolling at the Moose Lodge and a year-end recap.

But I wanted to knock out this quick post to alert you to a sweet overlay in Tunica this weekend.

Some may have heard that the Gold Strike is closing its poker room effective Sunday. The once booming room has seen a significant downhill slide, and with the rise of the Horseshoe poker room next door it's closing its doors.

First, they've got to give away tens of thousands in promotional money that by law must be returned to players.

Gold Strike will host a "player appreciation" tournament to close out the room, running Jan. 10, 11 and 12. Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th will serve as two Day 1s, with the field playing to a winner on Sunday the 12th, so you can just come Saturday if you want to start that day.

The buy-in will be $150, plus a $10 staff appreciation, with the amount expected to be added to the prize pool now at $20,000.

So for your $160 buy-in, you'll have a shot at a first place prize that I figure will be in the $15,000 to $20,000 range. No clue how many runners they will get, but I would expect players to crawl out from under rock and weed to get to this one.

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