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What to watch today at the WSOP – Sam Stein may be the best story, which should tell you something

June 19th, 2011 No comments

The fact that Sam Stein might be the best story entering today, doesn't bode well for those interested in the events of the WSOP.

What a year it’s been for Andy Frankenberger.  In June last year, Frankenberger saw a win in the $2k Venetian Deepstacks event (for $162,110) that catapulted him to a year that many players could only dream of.  He parlayed that win to the $5k NLHE championship at the WPT Legends of Poker in Los Angeles, for a cool $750,000 pay day.  Frankenberger followed that one up by final tabling the WPT Festa Al Lago, finishing in 5th for another $161,200, and a 16th place finish at the $10k World Poker Tour Doyle Brunsons Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Las Vegas (AKA – The longest tournament name ever) for another modest $33,785 pay day.  After the WPT closed out it’s season, Frankenberger was named player of the year thanks to his 3 cashes and 1 title.  Now, he’s added a WSOP Bracelet courtesy of besting the 2,500 Player field in Event #28, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Championship.  Even more impressive is that Frankenberger has only been on the live circuit since 2010.  So yeah…what a year it’s been for Andy Frankenberger, and congratulations on adding more bling to your trophy case, as well as another $599,153 to your booming bankroll.

For the remaining events in play, here’s what to watch at the Rio if you’re at the World Series of Poker Today: Read more…

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…