2018 Poker Schedule (LAPC, WSOP)

December 14, 2017

Here’s a look at the series and tournaments I’ll be targeting in the first half of 2018. Any event in bold is a tournament that I will 100% be playing, barring unforeseen circumstances. Any event that has an asterisk (*) in front of it means that it has multiple starting days and I’m not really committed to any particular one. I’m not exactly planning to play the WSOP Main Event this year, but I’m not ruling it out as a possibility either. A lot depends on how things go in the first six months of the year, but I almost certainly will NOT be playing it unless I have up to 80% of my action sold.

As of now, the only trip I have booked is the first of three to Commerce, so there is still plenty up in the air. My wife said I could stay for the whole WSOP this year, but that’s kind of hard to believe. We’ll see how she feels come June – especially since her birthday is smack dab in the middle of the series. I haven’t looked for any side events during the WSOP, but I’m sure Venetian, Aria, and Golden Nugget will have some things I’m interested in adding to my schedule.

LAPC @ Commerce

January 15th – $350 Omaha 8/Better
January 16th – $350 Triple Stud
January 17th – $350 Stud 8/Better
January 18th – $350 Omaha/Stud 8/Better

January 24th – $350 Limit Hold Em
January 25th – $350 HORSE
January 26th – $350 No Limit Hold Em
January 26th – $350 TOE (O8, Stud 8, 2-7 Triple Draw)
January 27th – $350 No Limit Hold Em
January 27th – $350 No Limit Hold Em/Pot Limit Omaha
January 29th – $570 Omaha 8/Better
January 30th – $570 Stud
February 1st – $570 HORSE

February 11th – $1100 Limit Hold Em
February 12th – $1100 Omaha 8/Better
February 13th – $1100 HORSE

PacWest Classic @ Chinook Winds

February 21st – $150 Omaha 8/Better
February 21st – $80 No Limit Hold Em Bounty
February 22nd – $150 Big Omaha 8/Better
February 23rd – $200 No Limit Hold Em
February 24th – $550 No Limit Hold Em Main Event

Summer Poker Classic @ Muckleshoot

March 14th – March 18th
March 21st – March 25th

WSOPc @ Planet Hollywood (Vegas)

March 22nd – April 2nd

WSOPc @ Harrahs (New Orleans)

May 10th – May 21st

World Series of Poker @ The Rio

May 31st – $1500 Omaha 8/Better
June 1st – *$365 No Limit Hold Em GIANT
June 2nd – *$565 No Limit Hold Em Colossus
June 3rd – $365 No Limit Hold Em Online
June 3rd – *$365 Pot Limit Omaha GIANT
June 6th – $1500 HORSE
June 8th – $565 Pot Limit Omaha
June 9th – $1500 8-Game
June 11th – $1500 Stud 8/Better
June 14th – $1500 Stud
June 16th – *$1000 No Limit Hold Em Double Stack
June 20th – $1500 Limit Hold Em
June 22nd – $2500 Omaha/Stud 8/Better
June 23rd – *$1500 No Limit Hold Em Monster Stack
June 24th – $1500 Razz
June 30th – *$888 No Limit Hold Em Crazy 8
July 2nd – *$10,000 No Limit Hold Em Main Event
July 9th – $3000 6-Max Limit Hold Em
July 12th – $3000 HORSE


  1. Do you think playing poker professionally is your best career choice? Why do you think you are qualified to be a professional poker player? If you removed last year’s WSOP, what have you accomplished? If you removed your bankroll right now, is there any real chance of building it back up?

    • Probably. I could do some other things and make more money that I don’t really enjoy.

      Years and years of sustained success?

      How about this year’s WSOP? I’m not a tournament player. I make my living playing cash games.

      I started from $0, so yes, of course I could. Plus I have a solid reputation in the poker community. There are plenty of people that would be happy to back me. But why would I remove my bankroll?

      • You do not have to respond to this if you are uncomfortable with it.

        A lot of people choose poker with that same logic, but how many jobs out there would make you feel as bad as how you felt losing -$2000+?

        How do you define sustained success? You were beating 8/16 limit in a small card room…and by how much? There is direct correlation to your so-called success and with that small card room, because no one else in that room has any clue and they don’t care to learn anything beyond just having fun.

        If there are bigger games in that room, better players will show up, and your so-called success will likely be mitigated.

        Everyone started from $0, like duh obviously. Point is that if you are only playing 1 day of week beyond 8/16 at Palace, 1 day a week 20/40 at Fortune, what do you do rest of the time? There is a reason why there aren’t many “professional” poker players in Seattle, because there aren’t that many quality games to choose from.

        If majority of your playing time is in Palace, you are the very definition of the biggest fish in the tiniest tank. Have you realistically asked yourself how good you are? Reading your marathon posts, you have some serious mental leaks in your game, not to mention all the other game leaks.

        There is literally zero mathematical reference to any hands, and that’s the essential backbone in limit games. That alone speaks volume of level of maturity in your game.

  2. LOL. I was just watching 8 Mile again and your posts remind me of when Eminem says “you sound like a pissed off rapper that never made it.”

    I’ve thought long and hard about my career choice and I feel like I’ve answered all the questions you just asked at some point on my blog.

    Feel free to subscribe and see how it works out for me.

    • Much more civilized response than I would have made to an obviously bitter failure talking shit.

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