Articles by: Fairway Jay

2015 Wynn Fall Classic

Fairway Jay | October 20, 2015

The Wynn Fall Classic started this week in Las Vegas with the senior’s event attracting a field of 104 players for the $50K guarantee prize pool. Five players from Nevada made the final table including a friend of mine Craig Rank, who cashed-in $6,034 on an 8-way chop.  I talked with tournament director Aaron Jacques about the event, […]

Top Live Tournament Events in October 2015

Fairway Jay | September 21, 2015

If you plan on playing live No-Limit Hold ‘em tournaments in October, I’ve outlined some of the scheduled events in the United States. The WSOP Circuit tournament series begins its twelfth season in August and features an estimated 25 stops - 19 domestic and 6 abroad – with buy-ins ranging from $365 to $1,675. Three WSOP Circuit events […]

Finding the Fish in Las Vegas Poker Rooms

Fairway Jay | September 21, 2015

There are 40 poker rooms in Las Vegas with nearly half of those on the Las Vegas strip. That doesn’t include the poker room at the Rio Las Vegas just off the strip on Flamingo Road and home of the World Series of Poker. The Las Vegas poker pond is continuously being restocked with new fish of all stripes. Most recently I sat in a low-limit game […]

Short Handed No Limit Hold’em Tournament Strategy

Fairway Jay | September 21, 2015

No limit hold ‘em tournament poker is widely popular and exiting to play. A set buy-in amount can bring you a big return. Winning tournaments and making the money is like hitting a big multi-leg sports parlay, and to do so you have to keep winning. One lost hand especially later in a tournament can cripple and crush you thus ending your winning […]

Cash Game Table Selection

Fairway Jay | September 14, 2015

I’ve been living in Las Vegas and playing cash game poker in the casino card rooms for over a decade. While much is written about poker strategy and adjusting to more aggressive play during the No-Limit Hold ‘em boom the past decade, I’m here to discuss the importance of table selection. Patience, position, probability, and player […]