Poker EH! with host Jon Harnish and special guest Casey Jarzabek aka bigdogpckt5s

Posted by Jon-Harnish on November 19, 2012 at

Welcome back to “PokerEH!”

On this episode, we are joined by Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek of St. Catherine’s Ontario; for those of you who don’t know, the man is a legend in the online poker community with more than $4,650,000 million in MTT winnings. Only about 15 players have crossed the $5,000,000 million mark and the big dog is sure to join them soon. Jarzabek has also earned three P5’s “Triple Crowns”, each of which requires winning 3 tournaments, across 3 sites, in the same week and each must have at least 100 players and a $10,000 prize-pool; not an easy feat!

The “Big Dog” is a man of many hats; a coach for The Poker Tournament Edge, a Lock Poker Pro and a spokesperson for however, he’s also a relatively new dad after welcoming a son to the family earlier this year and that’s meant some significant changes in his grind time and a lot more time hanging out with his boy.

Now Casey has also posted some significant live results over his career, but mostly in Las Vegas around the WSOP; what will it take to get Jarzabek out to the live felts here in Canada? Inquiring minds want to know…

Casey took this Sunday off to take in some football and talk to us on “PokerEH!”

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First up though, here is what is coming up and what’s been going down on our felts:

Up Coming Events

Event 12 will wrap up WSOP-C Vancouver on and with a $530 No Limit Hold’em that has a guaranteed $35,000 prize-pool. That starts at 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 25th. Event 11, a $320 No Limit Hold’em is currently underway as we record “PokerEH!”; with 223 entrants and $16,725 up top to go with pokers ever first WSOP-C ring to be awarded online.

The $3,300 WPT Montreal Main Event, looks to be probably the most star studded field in Canada since 2007; Negreanu, Laak, Antonio, Simon Charette, Mark Radoja, SirWatts, Timex, Xuan Liu, Isabelle Mercier, Jason Lavallee, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Matthew Marafioti, John Lam, Inheritance1 aka “Wictor Glom”, Dominik Nitsche and Nicky Evans are just a FEW names to expect when things get underway Thursday. The first 3 preliminary events have sold out so far, with an impressive almost 900 entries starting the $150 re-entry, so we are expending a huge turnout for the Main.

888Poker will be offering $2,000,000 in guaranteed prize-pools from November 17th to 25th during their Super XL Series. Buy-ins range from $35 all the way up to $1,050; with No Limit Hold’em 6 Max, Deep Stack, Turbo and Pot Limit Omaha events all on schedule. The Main Event on November 25th features a $500,000 guarantee.

The PokerStars MicroMillions III is underway and carrying on until November 25th. The $22 Main Event on the 25th will have a million prize-pool guarantee, with at least $150,000 going to the winner.

The Great Blue Heron Charity Casino $550 Deep-Stack will take place on November 21st, followed by the Caesars Windsor 1k “Nothing To Hide” that starts on the 23; they are estimating a $75,000 top prize.

For those looking for a cheap qualifying route, there is a Super Sat on Wednesday the 21st in the $230 range that will award one seat for every 5 players.

Live Tournament Results:

Several e-mails and phone calls later, this just in; The Casino New Brunswick Lighthouse Classic sold all but one available seat over it’s 3 No Limit Hold’em Events. That’s all I got.

Casino Montreal held a $1,100 with 84 runners on Friday and this one wound up in a chop that seen Patrick Braga taking $25,400, Chanracy “Chanmix” Khun claiming the win for $20,500 and Jason Hallee scooping $16,200.

Calgary Casino ABS “All In Challenge” drew 32 runners for it’s first showing, which is pretty consistent with current local trends. Players were pleased however to play for the more than $57,000 prize pool and a juicy $28,860 up top; Allen Butkovic claimed that loot, Jerry Tria took second for $14,430, Candace Eggers third for $9,813 and Davinder Singh 4th for $4,617.

Online Results

On the virtual felts (from the back half) of November 11th to the 17th, we had a slough of five figure scores…

On Remembrance Day; p0cket00 took second in a $109 for $12,740, Simon “pokerbrat13” Charette took 3rd in a $215 for $13,700, ”1bigacehole” won the $55 re-buy for $15,438, “ch0ppy” shipped the 100k GTD High-Roller for $33,075 while Andrew “achen” Chen finished right behind him in 2nd for $19,967 to wrap up Sunday.

On Monday, “ImaLucSac was back, (the one without the k) and this week came second for $13,728 in a $215 re-buy. “therookieqq9” won a $215 turbo for $12,169, “mitch_gach” took second in The Bigger $55 for $29,160, while “Drewfus81” made serious bank once again this week; coming 2nd in The Big 109 for $15,625.

On Tuesday, “ch0ppy” added to his Sunday High-Roller haul with another win; this time winning a $215 for $12,268. Then, top Manitoban Clayton “slammedfire” Mozdzen won the $109 Turbo for $10,158, while Theo7171 claimed the $22,287 up top in The Big $109.

“Piggysnipz” (who’s handle makes me laugh every time) made his way back on the 5 figure score board this week; winning a $109 turbo for $13,854 and “Arnyone” placed 3rd in The Big $162 for $12,846.

Wednesday was quiet, but seen at least one top result; this time in The Big $162, with “SirCrafty” taking 3rd for $10,721.

Then things really picked up on Thursday; Christopher “d0r1t0s” McClung won the $215 Turbo for just over $11,000, “Dynoalot” crushed the $109 re-buy for $11,244, Chris “maxxscam” Back finished 2nd in The Big $55 for $12,906 and finally…“bananazoo” bested the field in the Nightly $162 for $11,715.

Nothing huge on Friday but then “Believer82” made his Saturday even better; with a $11,022 win in a $109.

Also taking place on Saturday, the $530 PokerStars Canada Cup II played down to it’s final table of 9 and will crown a winner at the 2013 PCA. There was more than $70,000 plus the 9 travel packages in overlay in this one, with 343 entries. Tournament Poker Edge Instructor Danny “DannyN13” Noseworthy of St. John’s will be the chip leader when play resumes in January.

That’s all we have for this week…see you all in Montreal!

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