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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, February 2, 2006

ISLAND LIFE SHORTS
Calling all Island high rollers

Advertiser Staff and News Services

Think you're the local version of poker great Doyle Brunson? If you can afford a $1,000 buy-in, here's a chance to prove it.

Chip Leader Promotions presents the first Hawaiian Open of Poker, a No Limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament Feb. 26-28 at Binion's Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas. The games will be held in the famed Benny's Bullpen, where the World Series of Poker final table has been played for more than three decades.

Participants must be Hawai'i residents and at least 21 years old. In addition to the buy-in, there's a $100 entry fee; fees do not cover travel expenses. For details or to register, visit www.hawaiipokerclub.com.

Zenaida Serrano



CHAMPAGNE, CANDLE LIGHT, LIVE SHARKS AND JELLYFISHES

Give him that come-hither look amid moon jellies, sharks and weedy seadragons when the Waikiki Aquarium hosts its second annual Seaduction Valentine's Day Dinner.

Limited to 36 couples, the candlelit event features private tables for two throughout the galleries; couples can book specific tables on a first-come, first-serve basis. The $300 per-couple price includes champagne, a three-course dinner with wine, designed by chef Sam Choy, single roses and valet parking.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dinner served at 7. For reservations, call 923-9741, ext. 3.

Catherine E. Toth



FINAL WORD

"I don't know why women can't turn to each other and go, '... If I have to give my kid a bath one more night, I'm just going to shoot myself in the head.' "

Felicity Huffman | The Golden Globe-winning actress on how her "Desperate Housewife" character is a voice of motherhood that is silent, in Entertainment Weekly