Blow ups aside, Hellmuth is playing great this WSOP and has a 2nd chance this series at bracelet number 12, with just 18 left in the $10k Stud-8 Event.
I have to say that I’m impressed that yesterday saw three different events award bracelets. I expected more than one of the events to be impacted by the hard stop, but the players played more loosely than I gave them credit for and we finished out the tournaments that were scheduled to be done. So with that, there will only be 4 tournaments in action today, which marks the smallest number of tourney’s in action at the Rio since…well… I think day 1. That should make it easy to view all the action in place, what with, you know, only having to be 4 places at once instead of 6.
Firstly I have to get the congratulatory paragraphs out to the newest jewelry recipients from yesterday. Read more…
Categories: Blog Post Adam Levy, Ali Eslami, Amanda Baker, Boosted J, Chris Lee, Cyndy Violette, David Benyamine, Erik Seidel, James Carroll, James Hess, Joe Tehan, John Racener, Jon Turner, Josh Brikis, Justin Smith, November 9, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Sam Stein, Ted Forest, WSOP
Joe Tehan earned $725,000 for winning the NAPT Los Angeles, but he lost money when PokerStars made him remove his Full Tilt Poker patch for the TV final table.
While I was at the NAPT – Los Angeles last week, I saw an interesting thing take place at the final table of a poker tournament. A player was asked to remove a patch. I’d never seen that before. I got the reasoning behind it, but I’m not sure if its a valid reason or not.
Let me lay the ground work for the story. It should be noted that the first 4 days of the NAPT Main Event were played at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens. ”The Bike” has had a long-standing relationship with the World Poker Tour, whereby the WPT has exclusive rights to film poker tournaments for television for their tournament series. So when the NAPT decided that they would conduct their tournament at The Bike, the players were under the impression that the tournament would not be televised at all. It’s no big secret that the tournament series is presented by PokerStars, and so it stands to reason that their host of pro’s were all on hand to participate in the event Read more…