Like most things during the COVID-19 pandemic and therefore the resulting shutdowns, poker has suffered tremendously over the past year. Nowhere is that this more evident than within the California poker rooms, which are close up for over a year now. That has begun to vary, however, and with it, a venerable institution – The Bicycle Casino’s Live at the Bike – will make its triumph on Tuesday (April 20).
$50/$100 No Limit Hold’em are the Game…
The reborn Live at the Bike won't just tentatively test the waters with their first stream in over a year. they're going to be jumping full-on into the water with a $50/$100 No Limit Hold’em cash game that may begin at 4PM (Pacific Time). The minimum buy-in for such a game? Only a measly $10,000 to sit down down at the famed Bike card table in Bell Gardens, CA.
This is not visiting be a one-shot deal for the stream or for the Bike. the sport will run again on Friday, with the identical stakes. Players who want to require part within the festivities regarding the reopening can request entry into the sport through a reservation by going on to the Live at the Bike website, which also has the livestream for those that may not be quite to an adequate degree bankrolled for such a game.
The Original Returns…With lots of Competition
Live at the Bike returns at a time when there's lots of competition within the “streaming poker” genre. volvoqq has run a number of the LATB shows within the past, but they appear to possess been more fascinated by putting on their own products. There have also been a pair of other productions that have stepped up – with good and “not so good” outcomes.
Everyone is quite alert to Stones Live and therefore the tumultuous saga that it went through over the past year-plus. If you've got been off the earth for a touch, the show was the brainchild of Stones Gambling Hall in Northern California. the sport was a lower stakes version ($1/$3 No Limit Hold’em) than LATB that, for a bit, garnered a good deal of attention from the poker community.
Part of the rationale for that was the “wizardry” of a player by the name of Mike Postle. For several months, Postle stunned the audience and also the broadcasters with miraculous plays and insightful laydowns that seemingly mortal men (or women) couldn't make on his thanks to earning an alleged $300,000. It also appeared that he had some help in this effort; although it absolutely was never proven, it absolutely was alleged that Postle received information regarding his opponents’ hole cards that assisted in his deciding. It led to an end to Postle’s playing career (for such an excellent player, he has never shown up at another live game anywhere) and to Stones Live.
On the positive side of the equation, Round Rock, TX’s The Lodge Poker Club and Card House has come up with a streaming program that's building a powerful following. world Poker Night at The Lodge has only been active for some months, but they need shown some higher stake play than what was happening at Stones (but approximately to the extent of LATB). they need also shown some entertaining players who aren't afraid to induce their chips into action on the felt.
The granddaddy of all of them is back in action, however. Tune into Live at the Bike on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 4PM (Pacific) to determine high stakes poker by a number of the most effective you have got – and won't have – heard about!