Upcoming Tournaments
2024-03-01 - Spectacular Suckout Showdown
2024-04-01 - Mark's Dimension Bending Time & Space Twister
2024-05-01 - Amaretto & Coke Comeback Classic
2024-06-03 - The High-Stakes Showdown Spectacular: Season Finale Extravaganza

Past Tournaments
2024-02-10 - It's what you say - Feb
2024-01-20 - MacGyver Can-Do Melee - Jan
2023-12-09 - Shufflegate
2023-11-11 - Chump Change Challenge
2023-11-04 - Smallers Glory Days Gala
2023-09-23 - Darren's Quad Quest & Open-Door Duel
2023-06-01 - June 2023
2023-05-01 - May 2023
2023-04-29 - We're back, baby!!
2020-03-07 - March 2020
2020-02-01 - February 2020
2020-01-11 - January 2020
2019-12-14 - Christmas 2019 Tourney
2019-11-02 - November
2019-10-19 - October
2019-09-07 - Season Eleven Kickoff
2019-06-01 - 100th Event
2019-05-01 - 99
2019-04-13 - Poker - barely know her
2019-03-30 - Four King Around tournament
2019-02-01 - Chip and a chair tournament
2019-01-01 - Jack King Off Suit
2018-12-08 - A bunch of Jack Aces
2018-11-10 - Tournament of Chumpions
2018-10-20 - Ace Hole Tournament
2018-09-08 - Season 10 KickOff
2018-06-01 - Does anybody even read this stuff tournament
2018-05-26 - May the 4s be with you
2018-04-28 - Four King Around Tournament
2018-03-31 - Bryan and Adam's - summer of 6s and 9s
2018-02-17 - The Jack King Off-Suit Tournament
2018-01-13 - Return of Table 2
2017-12-30 - Episode 8 - The last Jack
2017-11-11 - Remembrance Day Memorial
2017-10-28 - The Jack Ace Tournament
2017-09-09 - Season Nine Kickoff
2017-06-10 - June Poker Finale
2017-05-13 - May Event
2017-04-08 - April 2017 Event
2017-03-04 - March Event
2017-02-11 - Darryl Deals
2017-01-21 - Bring Your Own Shizzle. I think People still say that
2016-12-10 - Jay Hosts
2016-11-12 - Jay and Adam's Anarchist Playbook
2016-10-22 - Chris B and Darren's Nationalist Nightmare
2016-09-24 - Dan L and Mike L's Looney Libertarianism
2016-06-01 - Denley and Gaige's Pepsi Bowl
2016-05-28 - Dan L and Mike L's Tyree Spread
2016-04-23 - Bryan and Dan T's Drawing Dead Hand
2016-03-26 - Mitch and Doyle's Doomed Deuce-Seven
2016-02-27 - Timko's Two Pair
2016-01-09 - Jeff and Phil's Phunny Phlush
2015-12-12 - Jay and Pete's Pot-Luck Odds
2015-11-18 - Hiller and Miller's Masochistic Muck
2015-10-24 - Chris B and Darren's Open Door Shit
2015-09-26 - Kyle and Danny's Veggie Phenom
2015-06-20 - Mark and Chris Season Finale Raw Burger Spectacular
2015-05-31 - Mitch and Mike Mountain Mayhem
2015-04-18 - Jeff and Darryl All-In Classic
2015-03-28 - Return of the Snowbird at Denley's
2015-02-14 - Valentine's Day Tournament - BYO Stuff
2015-01-31 - The Adam and Pete Winter Poker Jam
2014-12-06 - The Daren and Chris B Hold'em Showdown
2014-11-08 - Miller and Hiller at Miller's
2014-10-04 - Jeff and Phil at Darryl's
2014-09-06 - Kyle and Danny at Denley's
2014-06-28 - Denley and Mark - The Salsa Jay Memorial
2014-05-31 - Angry Danny and Kyle
2014-04-12 - Darryl's Deal
2014-03-29 - Mike's March Madness
2014-02-01 - Dan and Bryan
2014-01-18 - Adam and Pete Winter Classic
2013-12-07 - Smaller's Hold'em Showdown V
2013-11-09 - Kards at Kevin's
2013-10-26 - Jeff and Phil Hold'Em Classic
2013-09-07 - Darren and Chris
2013-06-15 - Denley and Possibly Jay
2013-05-04 - Kyle and Danny Double Host
2013-04-27 - The Mike Invitational
2013-03-23 - Kards at Kevin's
2013-02-02 - Ante up with Adam IV
2013-01-12 - Dave's Deal
2012-12-08 - Bryan and Dan
2012-11-03 - Smallers Holdem Showdown IV
2012-10-27 - Jeff and Darryl and Bobby IV
2012-09-08 - Darren and Phil
2012-06-01 - Playoff at Denley's w/Jay
2012-05-05 - Mike Lee Invitational III
2012-04-21 - Darren and Phil Tilt
2012-03-10 - BLT - Bryan n' Lortie Tourney
2012-02-18 - The Bobby Bash at Miller's
2012-01-28 - Ante up with Adam II
2011-12-10 - Forsyth Classic III
2011-11-05 - Sean and Dave
2011-10-15 - Mitch Mania
2011-09-24 - Kyle And Danny's Downtown Beatdown
2011-06-11 - Denley and Dan
2011-05-28 - 2nd Annual Lee Invitational
2011-04-23 - Mitchell Mania
2011-03-05 - Ante up with Adam
2011-02-12 - Napper at Miller's
2011-01-22 - Brawl at Bryan's
2010-12-18 - Klash at Kyle's
2010-11-20 - Smallers Holdem Showdown
2010-10-23 - Darren and Phil Tilt
2010-09-18 - Forsyth Hill Classic
2010-06-01 - Playoff at Denley's
2010-05-01 - Darren's Deal
2010-04-10 - The Roos Open
2010-03-28 - Phil Tilt
2010-02-07 - Bobby's Superbowl Smash at Jeff's
2010-01-21 - Cards at Kevin's
2009-12-12 - Bryan's Hold'em Shootout
2009-11-21 - The Smallers Hold'em Showdown
2009-10-24 - Mike Lee Invitational
2009-09-10 - The Forsyth Classic

Mike Lee Invitational

Mike hosts the second stop of the Big Boy Poker Tour.

Buy in: $10, top 2 finishers paid.

After overcoming some initial technical difficulties with the tournament supercomputer, the Lee Invitational got underway at around 9 o'clock Saturday night, and, just as with the inaugural BBPT event a month earlier, finished in just under 4 hours. Players again battled hard before a new monthly champion was crowned when Kyle defeated Darren with a flush on the final hand.

With that victory, Kyle has become the new league point leader with 25 points. Last month's winner, Chris, trails now by a mere 2 points. Chris made a good run, but is probably doing a lot of soul searching and second guessing after getting it all in with Queen 7. Surprising many poker analysts was the back-to-back and unexpectedly strong showings of Darren, who has quietly attained a third place spot in the league while averaging a solid 8 points per tournament.

As with most BBPT events, this tournament was, of course, not without controversy. As mentioned earlier, the tournament was delayed due to technical difficulties with the league's custom made computer. League technician Sean was struggling with the tournament software right up until the start of the tournament, and as fate would have it he was chosen to be the dealer. Sean was not giving the dealing his full attention and somehow managed to deal counter-clockwise for the first time in his life. Although he may have been busy with troubleshooting technical issues, the league believes that there really is no excuse for such an error, which may have fundamentally altered the outcome of the game ( la Chaos Theory). Some alcohol fueled players have suggested that those who finished last would have finished first, and vice versa, but the league has decided that there would be no reversal of player finish order and that the results will stand, albeit with an asterisk in the record books and on the trophy.

Making an impressive run was Jeff, who certainly helped his cause with a strong fourth place finish. This was quite the improvement over last month's disappointing 9th place showing (an event where he had home table advantage, no less). That 7 point boost put Jeff in 6th place overall in the yearly standings.

Having nights they would both probably want to forget were Sean and Phil, who finished a disappointing 9th and 10th respectively. Embarrassingly, both players were bested by a player who was not even present for the event. This was a first in BBPT history, and although we should give credit to Bobby who played the Lee Invitational very patiently and methodically, this is still a very shameful and forgettable chapter in Sean and Phil's BBPT careers. These players ought to improve on their sub 4 point per tournament averages if they want to have any kind of chance at a league championship.

Danny has been in the running for the past two tournaments, finishing 4th in the Forsyth Classic and 5th in this event. After spinning the wheels of steel earlier in the night, Danny showed up late and faced a reduced chip stack. Looking tanned and calm from a couple weeks in the warm Aruban sun, Danny was apparently ready for the challenge, as it didn't take him long before getting involved in a few big hands and quickly building a stack that was among the chip leaders. His 5th place finish puts him in a tie for 4th spot in the league.

Hosting the event and playing a solid game was Mike, who could not find the magic that propelled him to 3rd spot in the previous tournament. Mike would finish 6th this week, which gives him 4th spot overall in the league, with a 6.5 point per tournament average.

The league welcomed rookie player Bryan to the Tour this week. Bryan caused a lot of problems for his opponents early on as players had no idea about his playing style, and he often confused his competition with some unorthodox moves, not to mention his interesting story telling! Bryan had a good run and will only improve with more experience in the league.

The league thanks Mike for hosting and graciously providing numerous snack options, meatballs and, of course, rye.


Tournament Results
Finish Player Points
1 Kyle R 15.0
2 Darren P 10.0
3 Chris D 8.0
4 Jeff F 7.0
5 Danny R 6.0
6 Mike L 5.0
7 Bryan 4.0
8 Bobby H 3.0
9 Sean M 2.0
10 Phil E 1.0