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WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:50 pm

From 6,400 to 64 remaining at the Rio.

Tons of no-names but 2 of the top 6 stacks remaining are Esfandiari (6th- T$5.6m) and Ivey (3rd- T$6.35m). The chipleader has T$9.75m.

Blair Rodman, Joe Sebok and Dennis Phillips remain as well. Prahlad Friedman was the first bustout today.

Esfandiari is on the TV table with the biggest stack there and no big name pros. He could rake a few million more if he doesn't get unlucky.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:11 pm

Ivey is the best player alive. And, it's to the point now where he might stay interested the whole night.

Hopin' Blair Rodman makes a run.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 pm

How true is the Ivey stereotype Lead/etc...?

I mean I always hear he is the best alive, but I don't watch or follow the "sport" nearly close enough to have ever seen quantitative evidence of this. I have seen him called Tiger many, many times, but I have never seen him be Tiger.

Guess I'm just asking what his deal is.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:48 pm

It would be awesome to see a pro actually win this damn thing again. If it's not Negreanu, Ivey's the guy I'd want to see.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:03 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:It would be awesome to see a pro actually win this damn thing again. If it's not Negreanu, Ivey's the guy I'd want to see.


Here's 'live reporting link to follow if you like: http://www.pokernews.com/wsop/2009/event-57/

Chip Counts (Ivey to 7.9m, Esfandiari down to 3.7m): http://www.pokernews.com/wsop/2009/even ... unts/day7/


Was hoping Sebok would double up a couple times and make a run. But he's been eliminated along with the DonkeyBomber, Tom Schneider. Ivey still near the top with $7m. And like Mike said earlier, now he has reason to stay engaged as opposed to betting 6 figures on the All Star game tonight for something to do.

e0- Lead can respond but take a look at this: http://taopoker.blogspot.com/2009_06_01 ... chive.html
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The BJ Report: A Look Back at the First 31 Events

By BJ Nemeth
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Since my last update here at the Tao of Poker, another 12 events have been completed, and the big stories just keep on coming. Here are the top seven:

1. Phil Ivey Wins His Sixth -- No, Make that Seventh -- WSOP Bracelet

Phil Ivey is the best poker player in the world. Period.

In the poker media, we're used to saying things like "arguably the best player" or "one of the best players," but I've decided to stop using qualifiers when it comes to Ivey after watching him this Series. There are a lot of young online guys who might have the potential to be as great as Ivey, but check back in 10 years to see if they can match the results of Mr. I-Don't-Want-To-Talk-To-The-Media.

Ivey had a disappointing WSOP last year after betting big on himself to win his sixth bracelet. He increased the bets on himself this year, which turned out to be a good investment. Ivey told PokerNews that he scooped all his bets after winning the second bracelet. (At least one player bought out of the bet.) The amount of money he won in side action is still up for debate, and I've heard reliable numbers ranging from $6 million to $12 million. (Remember that Ivey wasn't betting at even odds, so he didn't have to risk that much himself.) Regardless of the real number, it's clear that Ivey is the big winner of this WSOP, both in terms of dollars, prestige, and legendary status.

The entire story of Ivey winning his second bracelet of the WSOP is too long to include here, and they say a picture is worth a thousand words -- so here comes my commercial interruption. I got some kick-ass photos of Ivey, with captions that take you through the ups and downs of his day. Here's the link.

FYI, there are rumors that Ivey wants to bet that he'll win three bracelets in two years, starting in 2010. But it may be tough to find people willing to bet against him.

Speaking of three bracelets, Ivey still has more than 20 events left this year to win his eighth, which would tie Erik Seidel on the all-time list. When was the last time a player won more than two bracelets in a single WSOP? In 2002, when a young pro became a star by winning three events. His name was Phil Ivey.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:04 pm

Nasty.

philivey11.3 million now. Just cracked KK with 97. Down to 36 players.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:21 pm

Dinner break at the Rio and Ivey has $13m while Esfandiari is heading the wrong way and just lost half his stack to go down to $2.9m.

The guy who's come out of nowhere is Jeff Shulman (of Cardplayer Mag fame). He's on a heater and now has 10.9m.

Avg stack about $7m.

29 left and playing down to 24 tonight.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby leadpipe » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:23 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:How true is the Ivey stereotype Lead/etc...?

I mean I always hear he is the best alive, but I don't watch or follow the "sport" nearly close enough to have ever seen quantitative evidence of this. I have seen him called Tiger many, many times, but I have never seen him be Tiger.

Guess I'm just asking what his deal is.


Well, to your point, in the poker world, quantitative evidence isn't that easy to find.

However, documented is tremendous tournament success, Peekers posted article mentions some. There is much more including winning two tournaments in a week two years ago, concluding with the high rollers tourney in Monte Carlo which was all top level pros.

He's supposedly the biggest cash game winner in recent years also, so much so that it takes a huge tournament to keep his interest, because winning a low buy in tourney would cost him money.

Then there was the unoficial largest win of all-time against Texas billionaire banker Andy Beal.

It will always be subjective to a degree, however, there isn't anyone's above board record that really comes close, and when reputable sources speak of his cash game success, I'm not sure if you could argue anyone else's case.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:26 am

November Nine is set.

Ivey and Shulman get there (albeit Ivey as one of the shorter stacks remaining):

2009 November Nine:
Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58,930,000
Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6,800,000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9,765,000
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000
Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34,800,000
Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13,215,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9,500,000
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby Lubber » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:03 am

Great.. now we can look forward to Norman Chad blowing his boy Ivey on each of the ESPN episodes.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby leadpipe » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:35 pm

Lubber wrote:Great.. now we can look forward to Norman Chad blowing his boy Ivey on each of the ESPN episodes.


Easy, Lub, Chad is like family to Peeker and me.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:29 pm

Lead Pipe wrote:
Lubber wrote:Great.. now we can look forward to Norman Chad blowing his boy Ivey on each of the ESPN episodes.


Easy, Lub, Chad is like family to Peeker and me.


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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:47 pm

Still nothing new on Weber?
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:57 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Still nothing new on Weber?


Nothing. I sent you an email a couple weeks ago for a game in Perry this weekend but there was a lack of interest and no game will be played.

I'm just tired of playing Julie the Cruise Director. I put it out there and I'm always willing to play, but I'm too old, tired and apathetic to chase people down.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby skatingtripods » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:49 pm

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Skating Tripods wrote:Still nothing new on Weber?


Nothing. I sent you an email a couple weeks ago for a game in Perry this weekend but there was a lack of interest and no game will be played.

I'm just tired of playing Julie the Cruise Director. I put it out there and I'm always willing to play, but I'm too old, tired and apathetic to chase people down.


I think I got it, put it aside to respond later and forgot, I apologize.

I'm heading to Mountaineer on Saturday, so I'm definitely out anyway.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:55 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Still nothing new on Weber?


Nothing. I sent you an email a couple weeks ago for a game in Perry this weekend but there was a lack of interest and no game will be played.

I'm just tired of playing Julie the Cruise Director. I put it out there and I'm always willing to play, but I'm too old, tired and apathetic to chase people down.


I think I got it, put it aside to respond later and forgot, I apologize.

I'm heading to Mountaineer on Saturday, so I'm definitely out anyway.


Wasn't referring to having to chase you. You're always good about that. More of a general statement.

Good luck Saturday. Make yourself some money.
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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby jpd1224 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:13 am

Great experience at the WSOP. Won a spot in event 51, 1.5 K Hold em buyin. Sold out, 2900 players. Made it through 3/4 of the field. No money tho. To make matters worse, got railed by a guy in full Gator regalia. Tried to get in Event 54 but it sold out the night before. Definitely would have won that one.
Met a bunch of players who do it for a living. Very enlightening. They partner frequently. Ended up buying small stakes in a couple events. Got a little return.
Pros have much contempt for Harrah's Entertainment Corp. Players flock to other places, especially Venetian and downtown for tourneys and live games. Venetian had daily tourneys, $500 buyin, 900+ players, top prizes of 85K+. The cash games there were very lively.
Good vibe downtown. Nugget and Shoe had baby tourneys every day, 100 to 200 buyins with 200 to 300 players.
No prizes on tourneys but did OK on cash games; won a high hand jackpot with quad 4's.
All in all it was much fun, minimal losses.
Sign me up for 2010.

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Re: WSOP Main Event (Day 7)

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:18 pm

Very cool jpd. Here's a link on Shulman's take and why he's said if he wins the event the bracelet's going in the trash or auctioned for charity: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/72 ... p-comments

In the couple times we've been out there for the WSOP it's been a cluster flock every time. Huge lines and registration issues despite the fact they do this as their business. This year when they turned away hundreds of players on 1D of the ME there was talk of select players (including Ivey) getting back doored and entered when other lesser known guys were shut out.

Still, all that said, there's a buzz. I miss the all nighter in watching the final table w/o card cameras. Shit, I miss listening to Sirius Satellite coverage of the wsop on freakin' radio at 3am EST. Loved that shit. Fell asleep to it nealy every night the series was on.

And you touched on the story I want to hear about. I wanna hear about who the biggest broke dicks in the room are who are always begging for a stake, who the guys staking them are, what happens when Eskimo Clark skips on a payment, all that shit. And the guy who writes the Tao of Poker blog, Paul McGuire, is writing that book and it'll be available soon.
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jpd1224 wrote:Great experience at the WSOP. Won a spot in event 51, 1.5 K Hold em buyin. Sold out, 2900 players. Made it through 3/4 of the field. No money tho. To make matters worse, got railed by a guy in full Gator regalia. Tried to get in Event 54 but it sold out the night before. Definitely would have won that one.
Met a bunch of players who do it for a living. Very enlightening. They partner frequently. Ended up buying small stakes in a couple events. Got a little return.
Pros have much contempt for Harrah's Entertainment Corp. Players flock to other places, especially Venetian and downtown for tourneys and live games. Venetian had daily tourneys, $500 buyin, 900+ players, top prizes of 85K+. The cash games there were very lively.
Good vibe downtown. Nugget and Shoe had baby tourneys every day, 100 to 200 buyins with 200 to 300 players.
No prizes on tourneys but did OK on cash games; won a high hand jackpot with quad 4's.
All in all it was much fun, minimal losses.
Sign me up for 2010.

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Money won at WSOP is split. We had a guy finish 139th in 2007, for a 60K payday.
I can provide more details upon request.
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