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by peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:50 pm
by leadpipe » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:11 pm
by e0y2e3 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:47 pm
by skatingtripods » Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:48 pm
by 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.
Thursday, June 18, 2009 The BJ Report: A Look Back at the First 31 EventsBy BJ NemethLas Vegas, NVSince 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 BraceletPhil 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.
by peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:04 pm
philivey11.3 million now. Just cracked KK with 97. Down to 36 players.
by peeker643 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:21 pm
by 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.
by peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:26 am
2009 November Nine:Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58,930,000Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6,800,000Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9,765,000Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34,800,000Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13,215,000Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9,500,000Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000
by Lubber » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:03 am
by 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.
by 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.
by skatingtripods » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:47 pm
by peeker643 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:57 pm
Skating Tripods wrote:Still nothing new on Weber?
by skatingtripods » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:49 pm
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.
by 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.
by jpd1224 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:13 am
by peeker643 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:18 pm
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.Anyone interested in joining a sattelite league for the main event? Play second Monday of the month, about a 1250 committment over 10 months, 40-50 players, prizes every month.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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