Friday, June 27, 2008
Another Final Table for Scott Freeman
Maybe this will be Scott's first bracelet win?
Bodog Sends Blogger GoldenHammer to the WSOP Main Event
The series championship was held a few weeks ago with GoldenHammer winning the free $12K WSOP Main Event package.
Final TOC Winners and Payouts
1. GoldenHammer - $12,000 WSOP* Prize Package
2. ScottMC - T$540 (enough for two WSOP Main Event semifinal buy-ins)
3. Emptyman - T$379 (enough for a WSOP semifinal and a $100,000 Guaranteed buy-in)
4. MiamiDon - T$270 (enough for one WSOP semifinal buy-in)
5. Cbags - T$109 (enough to buy-in to the $100,000 Guaranteed)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
HR 5767 Defeated in Committee
On Wednesday, the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), defeated legislation that would revamp the regulations of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. HR 5767 was brought to the Committee by Frank. Two votes were taken. The first was on an amendment by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) that would have called for the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve to work hand in hand with the Department of Justice to ascertain what identify what kinds of online gambling are legal and what kinds are not. It was defeated after a 32-32 roll call vote, with many of the calls for defeat coming from Republican members of the Committee. HR 5767 was then voted on without the amendment and was defeated by an oral vote, with the Nays outnumbering the Yays by a sizeable margin.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Back Home - No WSOP Excitement
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
And We're Off!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Well Done Bloggers!
F-Train finished 33 of 453 for $2473 in Event #26. A very impressive finish against a tough field!
Iggy won a main event seat in the PokerStars mega satellite. I guess the big question is play or take the money?
We're flying out Wednesday evening and I'm playing the $1500 donkament (Event #36) on Thursday. One time dealer!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Good Luck F-Train / WSOP Mega Satellites
WSOP Main Event Mega Satellites Start This Weekend
If you want to play the 2008 Main Event then your best chances are coming up. Here's a run down of the guaranteed satellites.
Time: 4:30 EST
Entry Fee: $350 + $20
Guaranteed Seats: 200
Prize Package: $12,500
Full Tilt Poker
Time: 6:00 EST
Entry Fee: $500 + $35
Guaranteed Seats: 150
Prize Package: $12,000
Time: 5:00 EST
Entry Fee: $200 + $15
Guaranteed Seats: 8
Prize Package: $12,000
Time: 5:30 EST
Entry Fee: $500 + $30
Guaranteed Seats: 50
Prize Package: $12,000
Friday, June 13, 2008
Where has Scott Freeman Been?
- Win 9 MTTs in a month (including 3 P5's triple crowns) -- check
- Play 1079 MTTs in a month -- check
- Place 19th in the 2007 Main Event for $333,000 -- check
Apparently the short poker hiatus hasn't hurt Scott's game much. He's already cashed in one preliminary WSOP event and he's currently at the final table of Event 21 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Follow his progress on PokerNews.
I guess the only question is what will Scott do next? It must be rough to make about a million as a party time player!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Halfrek = Lucky Bastard
Monday, June 09, 2008
WCG|Rider Calls it Quits
His reasons for failure:
1) I actually believe regs adapted to me(as lol as that sound at nl 25). Basically, the first couple of days i played, i actually made +1200. But even more then that, I was basically breakeven near the end of the first day. So i essentially went +1200 in ~30 hours. But then i totally ran into a wall. I started gettig killed in non sd pots and it just seemed like i wasnt stacking anyone. A few days went by, and i started playing absolutely crazy lag, which actually worked for a bit. But then again, after a couple of days people started to catch up. It seemed like i could always get a couple days in of doing wlel and then it would just stall out, which you really cant have in something like this.It was a good run and certainly had the online poker world abuzz for several weeks. Doug, maybe another crazy prop bet in the future?
2) I played during the day a bunch. Sort of retarded on my end, but the games can be abolutely so nitty during the day that it is very difficult to even beat them for very much. Playing at night is definetely the way to go when you do something like this.
3) My sleeping was absolutely terrible during this. Actually, for the first week, it wasnt even sleeping. Id lay down for about3-4 hours and then get back up because i just plain and simple could not sleep. Every day, couldnt sleep. It relaly starts to get to you and it started to wear on me very hard.
4) I didnt realize how invalid my prior sample of 140k hands at nl 25 was. I beat it for 7-8 ptbb/100 over that sample and thought wow, i could just light this up. Didnt happen.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
$10,000 Prop Bet Not Going Well for WCGRider
Keep going Doug. We need this to stay interesting!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
2008 WSOP Does Not Disappoint (thus far)
Take Event #1 for example:
$10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship
Seat 1: Mike Sowers
Seat 2: Chris Bell
Seat 3: Amit Makhija
Seat 4: Patrik Antonius
Seat 5: Andy Bloch
Seat 6: Mike Sexton
Seat 7: Phil Laak
Seat 8: Nenad Medic
Seat 9: Kathy Liebert
Six big name live pros, two online stars (Sowers and Amak) and the relatively unknown Chris Bell.
Or how about Event #4:
$5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
Seat 1: Howard Lederer
Seat 2: Roland de Wolfe
Seat 3: David Rheem
Seat 4: Pat Pezzin
Seat 6: David Williams
Seat 5: Isaac Haxton
Seat 7: Justin Bonomo
Seat 8: Andrew Robl
Seat 9: Erick Lindgren
A stable of Full Tilt pros and a couple more from Bodog. Damn is that one fine table!
Already two monster final tables and a new record for preliminary event attendance with Event #2 having 3929 entrants! The 2008 WSOP is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
Monday, June 02, 2008
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