From last years WSOP – kids, don’t try this at home.
Gus Hansen, the man with 85% of chips in play, down to two at the WPT Championship, $25k event at the Bellagio is currently blessed with the anti-doom switch. He’s had a set over set situation to bust Tommy Legend, he needed a non-flush 7 outter on river to bust another, and shoved with 7hi flush draw against second place chips with 4 left….GG Gus, $3.3M is alright. I’m sure the other guys that play high stakes PLO with him on Tilt are excited.
Check out the biggest pot of the tourney, where he was involved with Cory Carroll – nice call Cory – tough result, a $2.5M ish downtick, but nice call anyway: as reported by cardplayer….
Straight from London Town! Check out the big boi’s making the big money…it’s bigger than me, it’s bigger than you, it’s a buzz man!
This is great. Everytime Barry Greenstein busts from a tourney, he gives a signed copy of his book ‘Ace on the River’ to whomever busts him.
Take a look at this photo, from Cardplayer, of one such autographed copy:
WPT Championship: The $25k Main Event is going on right now at the Bellagio. This is a super deep stack event, in which each player starts with 50k in chips with 50/100 blinds. There have been a lot of notable front runners throughout the event including Gus Hansen, Tom ‘Durrr’ Dwan, Antonio Esfandiari, and Daniel Negreanu. Through the end of day 3, Robert Mizrachi is currently the Chip Leader with about 140k chip lead over second place. There are 188 out of 545 players left, and first place is $3.4M. Weeeeee.
Prop Bets: Durrr lost an ‘on-time’ bet in meeting up with some friends…and now as payment, has to wear some gay hats around for the rest of the tourney.
Bodog Founder, Calvin Ayres, Retires: Here is an example of a smart gambler; getting out while he still can. He’s got more money than he knows what to do with, living the good life in Antigua. He’s traveled the world. He’s partied everywhere. Now it’s time for a little R+R and philanthropy. Good for him. GG.
Pokerstars has begun experimenting with a new youtube-like service centered around poker. It features lots of interesting videos ranging from Daniel Negreanu providing a video tutorial to magic tricks being played on dinosaur-man Greg Raymer.
Check out the magic trick here: http://pokerstars.tv/pokerstars/channels/4928/movies/show/2414.html