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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stinky poker player kicked out of the Borgata casino

This is no surprise to me at all. The Borgata in Atlantic City is my "home court" for LIVE poker and I've seen people there for 24+ hour sessions. These folks have no where to go. Most of them just drive up for the day and play until they lose their bankroll or they fall asleep. The Borgata should have a shower built into their poker room... sort of like those you see at the pool. That should help clean up the place.

If you've never been to the Borgata poker room, you should check it out. It's probably the largest on the east coast. There's good competition and always full of players. There's only one thing about it that bothers me - it's like 60 degrees in there. They keep that place like an ice box. You gotta go in with a parka and some earmuffs. It's great when the girls walk around but awful when you are trying to bluff at a pot.

Stinky poker player kicked out of the casino Michael Wax, a Brooklyn limousine company owner, has filed a complaint against the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City for kicking him out due to body odor. Wax, 54 years old and weighting in 440 pounds, is the first to admit that he stunk after playing poker for 17 hours at the Borgata Casino, but he did not think twice to file a complaint against the AC casino for kicking him out.

According to reports, Wax spent over 17 hours at the poker table and patrons began to complain about his body odor. The gambler asked the casino management for a free room to freshen up, after the long day of gambling, but the casino not only refused, but escorted Wax out of the gambling hall. Wax has since filed a formal complaint with the Casino Control Commission, which will be reviewed to determine whether any state gambling laws or regulations were violated."

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Poker After Dark, Heads up Challenge

Don't miss Poker After Dark this week. The past four champions battle each other in a heads up double elimination tournament for $200,000. Each champ puts up $50k of their own money and they battle each other for winner takes all.

Competing are the 2005 winner Phil Hellmuth, 2006 champion Ted Forrest, 2007 victor Paul Wasicka, and 2008 champ Chris Ferguson. These four players are extremely well-known in the poker community, have huge fan bases, are among the top 31 live tournament money winners of all time, and possess extraordinary abilities to put their opponents on hands.

The match will begin airing on NBC late night Monday at 2:05 a.m., July 28, and will continue for five consecutive nights in the same time slot. A special program called the “Director’s Cut” will air late night Saturday, August 2, at 1:00 a.m., right after Saturday Night Live. This show will feature Leeann with a behind-the-scenes look at the week with highlights and insightful player interviews.

Viewers can also watch the match at www.nbcsports/, which has recently undergone an upgrade that visitors are sure to enjoy. Be sure to bookmark this link and check back often for the latest updates on the players, including all those scheduled to play this season which are now posted with pictures.

My prediction is that Chris "Jesus" Ferguson will take the $200,000. He was runner up in the first two tournaments and won it this year. It's hard enough to make it past the first round but this guy made it to the finals 3 of the 4 years. He has a great read on people and no one seems to be able to read him. Wasicka has become a great player and is like a brick wall, but he's still a bit of a rookie amongst these four goliaths. Hellmuth will be great for TV and he has a great shot of winning this thing. But for some reason, he rarely seals the deal in these big events. My money is on Jesus.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WNBA Brawl between Candice Parker and Detroit Shock

There's not much news these days in sports so I'm posting something about the WNBA. Yes, there is such a basketball league. It's the woman's version of the NBA. Take a look at this brawl between rookie all-star Candice Parker and several members of the Detroit Shock.

A few things to look for:
1) Cheryl Ford going down with knee injury
2) Bad Boy Rick Mahorn shoves Lisa Leslie to the ground
3) the entire LA Sparks team attacking Rick Mahorn (but could only reach his shoulder)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Danica Patrick and Milka Duno argue in Pits

Danica and Milka argue in Pits

What is this world coming to? Two lady drivers fighting over driving. If you haven't seen this, take a look. It would've been much better if they were both fighting in bikinis though.

Monday, July 14, 2008

ESPN TV Shedule for the 2008 World Series of Poker

Below is the TV schedule for the 2008 WSOP. I'll definitely put the Aug. 19th H.O.R.S.E event on my schedule along with the $10,000 main event. I believe this will be the first time they broadcast the H.O.R.S.E event which is the premiere event amongst the poker professionals.

July 22 -- 8-10 p.m.
$10,000 pot-limit hold 'em

July 29 -- 8-10 p.m.
$1,500 no-limit hold 'em

Aug. 5 -- 8-10 p.m.
$5,000 mixed hold 'em

Aug. 12 -- 8-10 p.m.
$1,000 no-limit hold 'em with rebuys

Aug. 19 -- 8-10 p.m.
$50,000 HORSE

Aug. 26 -- 8-10 p.m.
$10,000 pot-limit Omaha

Sept. 2 -- 8-10 p.m.
$10,000 no-limit hold 'em main event

Sept. 9 to Oct. 28 -- 9-11 p.m.
$10,000 no-limit hold 'em main event

Nov. 4 -- 8-10 p.m.
WSOP main event final table preview show

Nov. 11 -- 9-11 p.m.
WSOP main event final table"

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Phil Hellmuth eliminated from WSOP main event

Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth eliminated

Sunday, July 13, 2008

You gotta give it to Phil, lasting this long is a huge feat. Whenever he's in a big tournament, his head is on everyone's target the moment he arrives late and sits down. I mean, who wouldn't want to tell their buddy that he knocked out the poker brat from the WSOP main event? It's probably just one step down from actually the event itself.

Phil Hellmuth finishes in 45th place for his best result since finishing 27th in 2003.

Phil Hellmuth moved all-in from under the gun for $405,000. The action folded around to Andrew Rosskamm, who then made the call.

The final hand was a coin flip: Hellmuth flipped over Ah-Qd vs Rosskamm's Jh-Jc. Hellmuth got up and turned away from the table to talk to his wife. With the TV cameras in place, Hellmuth barely flinched when the Tournament Director announced the flop of Kd-4h-3h. Hellmuth was dejected, turned around and chants for the 10 of hearts came from his fans who wanted to make sure the river counted. Amazing, the 10h did spike on the turn, giving Hellmuth a flush draw, a gut-shot straight draw and two overcards. Hellmuth had a total of 16 outs and still had some life in the main event. The dealer turned over the river and the 2s is flipped over. Phil's tournament is over and the execs at ESPN were crying.

Hellmuth earned $154,400 for his 45th place finish.

You can say what you want about Phil, but he's one of the best tournament players of all time. Rarely does he make bad calls and his knack for reading other players are a rare skill. He still has eleven bracelets and I'd put money on it that he gets a few more before his time is up at the tables.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bodog tourney this Saturday, July 12th at 4:35pm EDT. Password is boogst100k.

  • Where: - Boogster's $100k Qualifier

  • Time: Saturday, July 12th @ 4:35PM ET

  • Buy-in: $10 + $1 NL Hold'em

  • Prize Pool: All Buy-ins + 3 free seats to the $100,000 guaranteed on Sunday at 4PM EST ($109 value)

  • Password: boogst100k

Friday, July 04, 2008 - Bodog Tourney Saturday, July 5th @ 4:35PM ET - $327 Added!

Happy July 4th! There were only 16 players in this tournament last week:

  • Where:

  • Time: Saturday, July 5th @ 4:35PM EST

  • Buy-in: $10 + $1 NL Hold'em

  • Prize Pool: All Buy-ins + 3 free seats to the $100,000 guaranteed on Sunday at 4PM EST ($109 value)

  • Password: boogst100k

Our Bodog account rep is adding $327 ($109 x 3) to the prize pool in the form of tournaments credits to the $100k guaranteed on Sunday, so $327 overlay for this tournament. Only 16 players last week, so chances are pretty good of winning $109 tournament credit, so long as you place in the top three.

Don't forget that we're giving away 9,000 boogster points for signing up to Bodog Poker. If you or any of your friends don't have an account yet, now is the time to start it up! Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Scotty Nguyen takes $50,000 HORSE WSOP event

Scotty Nguyen, one of the greatest tournament poker players of all time, took the most coveted event of the 2008 World Series of Poker. He took down the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E event and took home close to $2 million. The H.O.R.S.E. tournament is named after the late Chip Reese, who won the inaugural event. It's considered the most coveted, even more so than the Main event because it's mainly played by pros and it's $50,000 buy in weeds out the common folks, including those from online poker sites. The professional poker players consider this the top tournament because it requires skills in many different poker games, including Hold'em, Omaha, Stud, and Razz.

Scotty outplayed a star-studded final table beating out guys like Huck Seed, Matt Glantz, Erick Lindgren, Greenstein, Lyle Berman, Patrick Bueno, and Michael DeMichele. Scotty went heads up with Michael DeMichele holding onto a 4 to 1 chip lead. Scotty had 12,140,000 in chips and DeMichele had only 2,660,000. On the final hand, DeMichele raised pre-flop with A-3 and Nguyen quickly put him all in with his A-10. Scotty, said "It's going to be all over baby" and DeMichelle put all his chips in the pot. Scotty took the pot and it was game over.

"Keep the Michelob coming"