‘Poker on the run’
returns to Vegas

Feb 6, 2006 5:57 AM

Carol, time to pack up our bags now and go home to Las Vegas.

Yes, I know you have more to pack than when we left home, so I have made arrangements with the hotel: Just put the things that you and Sarah have bought in Paris, New York and all over into these two large boxes and I will have them shipped to us.

We have had a wonderful time on this poker tour. First we went to Dallas to visit with our poker friends in Texas.

Then we flew to Paris, France where we hosted The European Seniors at the Aviation Club on the Champs Elysee.

You hosted and finished fourth in the Inaugural of the European Ladies event and I got lucky and won some Euro’s when I hosted and finished fourth in The European Seniors event.

Then I worked poker at the Aviation Club in Paris while you and our daughter, "Oklahoma Sarah," had a shopping spree on the Champs Elysee.

Yes, it was a good thing that I won a little something because we came to Paris with five bags and then we had to buy an extra suitcase to transport all of those wonderful Paris creations that you girls bought.

Then we were off to New York to see some shows and, yes, I found a poker game and worked a little poker — just to pay for your shopping trips on Fifth Avenue, and a few of those really nice dinners.

Then we were off to Pittsburgh, where Carol was born and then on to tour the encampment park at Valley Forge where the father of our country, George Washington, spent the winter with his troops during the Revolutionary War.

Next, we spent a couple of days at Gettysburg, and I bought a lot of Civil War books and we visited Little Round Top on the battlefield at Gettysburg.

We then drove up to Niagara Falls in Western New York, where we expected the weather to be a little rough. It did snow a little, but it has been unusually nice here in Seneca.

At the Seneca Niagara Casino (Jan. 24 until Feb. 2), we have been playing in the World Poker Classic (WPC) of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

Yes, I did win one small event of No Limit and the trophy is really nice.

Our daughter, Oklahoma Sarah, has been playing a lot of poker and played in several events; she placed in the money in some of them and yesterday she was asked to sing both the national anthem of Canada and the United States before the beginning of a special event called the Can-Am Championship.

The flags of both nations were in abundance and some of the American players were singing "Oh say can you see what has happened to me?" while the Canadians were singing, "Oh Canada."

This event was No Limit Hold’em ($1,500 buy-in ) in which 99 players participated.

Oklahoma Sarah finished a little out of the money. Tom McEvoy of Las Vegas finished seventh for $4,990 and James Dunning of Los Angeles won the CAN-AM Championship and took home $34,000.

American Chris Sanora of Amherst, New York was second and took home $24,000 and two Canadians, David Sykes of Burlington and Aaron Gordon of Hamilton took third and fourth place, respectively.

Oklahoma Johnny’s Poker Tip of the Week

My friend, Tom MeEvoy, a card-carrying member of The Seniors World Championship/Poker Players Hall of Fame, is here with me on the other computer in the Seneca business office.

Hey, Tom, give me a tip for the folks!

"Think before you act."

Thanks, Tom. If you folks just follow Tom’s advice, you can take the money home and count it there.

Until next time remember to stay lucky!