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What to watch today at the WSOP – There’s other stuff to do in Vegas besides poker

June 18th, 2011 No comments

If you're hanging at the Rio today, it might be a good opportunity to see Penn and Teller instead of the WSOP

First let me sleepily get through a congratulatory paragraph for the three bracelet winners of yesterday.  Congratulations to Chris Viox (winner of Event #25 – Seven Card Stud Hi/Low for $200,459), Oleksii Kovalchuk (winner of Event #26 – $2,500 NLHE 6-max for $689.739), and to Daniel Idema (winner of Event #27 – $10k Limit Hold’em Championship for $378,642).  You all have your first bracelet and more money than me.  But honestly, your stories are boring, so I’m moving on.

If you’re at the Rio today, you’re not going to have a lot to see.  So honestly, if you were planning on doing something else with your weekend in Vegas, this would be a good one for that.  Here’s the basic story lines of interest in the events in action today: Read more…

What to watch today at the WSOP – Mike Sexton looks for a repeat

June 17th, 2011 No comments

"The Poker Ambassador" Mike Sexton looks to add another WSOP Bracelet in an event that he won 22 years ago

Yesterday’s action at the WSOP had 6 events running simultaneously, which has become the norm these days in the Rio.  One tournament wrapped up as the final table of Event #24, the $5,000 NLHE Shootout came to a close.  A bracelet was awarded to Mark Radoja who collected 436,568 reasons to be happy.  I collected a reason to yawn.  It was a mostly uninteresting story about some guy who plays the WSOP every year since 2007, but had his biggest score ever in this thing, winning his first career bracelet, yadda yadda yadda.  Last year, he finished 3rd in the $5k NLHE 6-max event for more than $200k, but he finally climbed the mountain to poker greatness.  Again…yawn.

So here’s what’s going on and what I think is interesting in the events that will transpire today: Read more…