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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Bad Boys Running Wild

Nice to see Tony G win the WPT Twats Of Poker special. Although the Americans have considerable depth in this field, the rest of the world can produce individual twats who are right up there with the best.

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Anonymous peter b said...

Surely the ultimate humilation (or evidence of a total lack of shame) was that the prize money was so puny that they had to bring it out in wads of $20 bills, because if they had done it in $100 bills it would have looked like little more than a thin bankroll for the $80-$160 game at the Bellagio.

Even with a free entry and being the best player in the world, the EV could hardly have been better than the day job.

Now, over at the Wynn, Phil Ivey was talking about real gravy. $16m for three days' work, apparently (oh, OK, split eight ways or thereabouts).

I'm only surprised that Tony G wasn't invited top join the consortium to show Andy Beal how the game should be played.

One can just imagine Tony G walking into the Wynn, saying hello to Jennifer Harman, and being looked at as if someone's dog had somehow sneaked into the casino and done a poop.

PJ

7:43 PM  
Blogger Andy_Ward said...

Shame isn't a concept that comes readily to Hellmuth, Matusow and Guoga (G to his friends if any such exist).

What's slightly strange is that I couldn't work out why Hansen and Nyugen were considered "bad boys". The three aforementioned, however, would play for a frigging buffet coupon if the cameras were there.

Now let me seamlessly link to your other point and hopefully allay any comments about jealousy ; IMO Phil Ivey is a 10 times better player than all of them and he has my utmost respect. I loved the report that suggested he was pleased to win the £16 mill but a bit pissed that he had to share it (that is that he couldn't just play Beal with his own money). It rings true to me.

Andy.

8:43 PM  
Blogger Standaman said...

Andy

Thanks for the link it was worth it, just for the following exchange

Mike Matusow: "When I grow up I want to be as good as you, Gus."

Gus Hansen: "It's probably not gonna happen, Mike."

Priceless, I could almost forgive you for putting the bok on the Baggies. I'm sorry about your money but I am even sorrier about my club we had a real chance to stay up and now it looks like we are blowing it.

11:33 PM  

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