Upcoming Tournaments

Past Tournaments
2024-06-03 - The High-Stakes Showdown Spectacular: Season Finale Extravaganza
2024-05-25 - Amaretto & Coke Comeback Classic
2024-04-01 - Mark's Dimension Bending Time & Space Twister
2024-03-16 - Spectacular Suckout Showdown
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

Bryan's Hold'em Shootout

Bryan welcomes the Big Boy Poker Tour for its fourth event. Can Phil successfully defend his championship? Will Kyle bounce back after his early exit at the Smaller Showdown? Will Denley's head injury continue to affect his play? Will the mustache be there?

Buy in: $10, top 2 finishers paid.

The Big Boy Poker Tour made its way to Bryan's house for tournament number four on Saturday. The event brought out a lot of players with a lot to prove. Would Kyle return to form after his disastrous showing at the Smaller's Hold'em Showdown? Would the red hot Pelerine make yet another deep run? Would Mike finally convert a final table spot into a victory?

The usual troubles with the tournament super computer delayed the start of the tournament by a few moments, but shortly after 9:00 things were well under way. Saturday's host, Bryan, brought his usual brand of unpredictability and unreadability to the table, which for a while seemed like it might serve him well, as players struggled to formulate a strategy to combat his unorthodox style. Bryan proved he was willing to battle anyone, regardless of his holdings. It wouldn't be long before his stack would pay the price for his overly loose play. The tournament was barely an hour old when Bryan went the distance with his pocket sevens, which were easily crushed by Kyle's nut flush. This left Bryan with very few chips to work with, and he saw his night come to an end shortly thereafter.

Eliminated in ninth spot was Kevin, who seems to be really coming along with remembering rand rankings and the rules of the game. Great job Kevin!

The BBTP witnessed the early elimination of one of the leagues hottest players of late, when Darren was eliminated in eighth place. Both fans and players have been surprised by Darren's performance in the first three events of this year's tour, but his hot run came to an abrupt end on Saturday when Sean eliminated him for his first knockout of the season. Nevertheless, the tournament wasn't a complete loss for Darren as he did score a knockout on Bryan. The January event will be a chance for Darren to prove that his stunning early success on the tour was not a fluke.

Bobby, the league's resident UFC afficionado, had a little less than a full starting stack a couple of hours into the tournament when he tangled with Sean. Sean raised pre-flop and got one caller. The flop brought all low cards, and Bobby made his move by announcing his all in. Sean went into the tank for a minute or two before finally calling, much to the dismay of Bobby. Bobby showed his pair of sixes and straight draw. Sean showed his pocket tens, which would hold up through the turn and river. Sean collected the chips and Bobby was eliminated in seventh spot.

Sean's night wouldn't last much longer than Bobby's, however, as he was soon eliminated in sixth place. This is the third event in which Sean has collected five points, which is really quite impressive, if you have really low expectations.

Danny turned in a strong fifth place finish, quietly amassing 6 points, which sits him at 29 points on the year, only 13 back from the league leader.

The league also witnessed the emotional return of Chris to the tour, which is a relief to many fans because, as you may remember, the last time we saw Chris he was being taken away on a stretcher, having suffered massive head and lower body injuries. There have been whispers in the league that Chris would not be the same player that he once was, and that no one would ever be able to bounce back from such a traumatic episode. Chris put all doubts about his mental ability to rest on Saturday by playing a strong game that earned him a respectable fourth place finish. Chris played well and, had he not gone card dead during the last hour of the tournament, may have placed even higher than he did. As it stands now, Chris remains in second place, trailing Kyle by just 9 points for the season.

Third place fell to Mike, which means he just barely missed the money for the second time this season. While Mike was short stacked and waiting to make his move, he had an unfortunate string of folds that would have hit the flop and not only earned him some chips, but would have also given him some room to maneuver in the final stages of the event. When Mike finally announced his all in, he was called by last month's champion, Phil. Phil's hand would hold up and Mike would exit with another eight points. Mike has final tabled each tournament this season, and has never finished lower than sixth spot. Given his strong performance this season, no one should be surprised if Mike makes a run at the January title when the tour visits the Hamilton Mountain for its fifth event.

Picking up ten points with a strong second place finish was Phil, who is quickly gaining the reputation of being a silent killer. Phil has now put together two consecutive, strong showings at the BBPT, demonstrating both patience and skill. Phil avoided most big pots on Saturday, instead managing to build up his stack steadily by collecting a number of smaller pots. Phil now sits in third spot for the season, well positioned to make a move for the top. Phil's recent results are all the more impressive when you remember that he started the season with very underwhelming seventh and a tenth place finishes.

Bouncing back from a disastrous last place finish at the Smaller's Hold'em Showdown (and sporting a knockoff Brooks shirt) was Kyle, who gave one of his strongest performances of the season by outlasting the rest of the field and defeating current BBPT champion Phil when it boiled down to heads up play. Kyle now boasts an impressive 75% cashing frequency and is the league leader in wins (two) and knockouts (nine) and is also the league's point leader with 42 - nine more than his nearest competitor. Obviously Kyle has brought his 'A' game to the tour, and is definitely the player to beat this season.

The league thanks Bryan for hosting a great event and looks forward to seeing everyone out at the January tour stop.


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