Archive for June, 2009

Hottest day of the year

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

No sooner had I congratulated the graveyard interns that they must have patted themselves on the back and retired to McFaddens as for the first time I didn’t have any emails showing the end of day chip counts or seating arrangements. The sell out $1500 play was a bit tighter today causing major problems regarding […]

Jimmy Somerfield google this

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Jimmy Somerfield informed me the other day that he was in charge of the WSOP day shift yet nobody gave him a shoutout. I remember Jimmy running the 4Queens while playing a tournament online! Today though he made the media job impossible on Day2 of the $1500. Every morning I am sent, by the interns, […]

Sell out

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Todays $1500 has sold out. All 2780 seats have gone. With 91 $50k HORSE players and 64 shootout players returning this is going to be a busy day. John Kabbaj will be asked to break from the HORSE event to receive a more traditional anthem. I have two camera batteries today so check back later… […]

Lee Munzer RIP

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

It has been a sad 24 hours for almost everyone. Just when today was notable for a bit of fun at the WSOP, news has reached me ,through Nolan Dalla , of Lee Munzers death. Lee was one of those people I would always see at the WSOP and very rarely elsewhere. He loved the […]

God save Jeffrey Pollack

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Jeffrey Pollack ,the WSOP commish, coolness rose with the thermometer this afternoon as he agreed to allow the Sex Pistols version of ” God Save the Queen” to be played at the bracelet ceremony for John Kabbaj and some random lobster fisherman. For those not as cool as Jeffrey and myself the lyrics include “God […]

News overload

Friday, June 26th, 2009

What a strange day. I wake up to the , to be expected, news of Farrah’s death. Her last years must have been so painful. RIP. Soon after entering the Amazon I was talking with Raymond Davis and he received a text saying “Michael Jackson’s dead.” With a series of sold out shows in England […]

Seniors is over: wheelchair rental company files chapter 11.

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Today was the final day of the Seniors, much avoided by the media.In fact, Pokerlistings coverage jumps from Event 42 to 44 as if 43 never happened. The winner,Michael Davis, was wearing an awful sweatshirt so no need to show his photo. The winner will try to sneak off to the Rhino tonight with Devilfish […]

Late Night round up

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

I had a fun day. The Liv Boeree weigh in for her boxing match( which seems to be pretty lame publicity stunt although it probably drew more poker media this afternoon than an 11am Jeffrey Pollack state of the nation broadcast.) Then I caught Devilfish trying to arrange a menage with two Sapphire girls. The […]

Running away from old age

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I had a profitable evening away from all the predicted hallways of strollers and motorised wheelchairs. Not everyone is like that though. Bruce Buffer still looks in good shape and Shirley Rosario is probably pleased to be here today but she looks great. They will leave their motors running, on the wheelchairs, with the payouts […]

Mixed fortunes at the WSOP

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Strange they didn’t get all the seniors started on a Sunday. Thats not what WickedChops or myself need for a Monday morning perk, the thought of all those strollers parked in our way. We don’t really like the women who rail senior events unless they are railing Jerry Buss. Maybe if they bring the Sapphire […]