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Sunday, December 20, 2009

9/11 cop wins cool $1M in poker challenge -

9/11 cop wins cool $1M in poker challenge - "Kosowski, a 53-year-old amateur card-player, won $1 million on the FOX poker game show Million Dollar Challenge after beating one of the world’s top pros in a head-to-head game."

I caught this Pokerstars show a few times when it first started and it was quite boring. A heads up match between a pro and a stranger off the street isn't very interesting. It looks like someone finally beat Daniel Negreanu for the million bucks. I can't help but think that Negreanu set this up a bit because who would watch a show if no one ever won. What's a better story line than having a 9-11 NYPD cop winning the million? The show will be aired on FOX Dec. 27th at 5pm.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Hastings Torches Isildur1 for up to $4.2 Million in Epic Poker Match - Poker News -

Hastings Torches Isildur1 for up to $4.2 Million in Epic Poker Match - Poker News - "At the end of a five-hour session that saw the two players battle at $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha, Hastings was up anywhere from $3.2 million to $4.2 million. (That discrepancy comes from the tenuous poker tracking sites out there, which give a good sense of what’s going on but fail to be completely accurate.) While the exact amount may not be known, it is clear that Hastings crushed him."

Please tell me how a kid from Cornell who plays $25-$50 NL Hold'em can parlay his money into $4.2 million against one of the top online poker players? That's exactly what Brian Hastings did against Isildur1 at Full Tilt Poker. You have to go on a pretty sick run to beat someone that badly. If I was Hastings, I would just quit going to classes and hire someone to go for me. I mean, why would you waste your time getting a degree when you can make $4.2 million playing online poker. If he was smart, he would just pocket that money and live on it for the rest of his life. Of course, we all know that won't happen. I'm sure this guy will likely lose some of it back playing poker and end up bring a lawyer (making $150k) when he graduates from Cornell.