Thursday, July 14, 2005

WSOP thoughts

Quick go over to Dr. Pauly to see the chip count.

I am a bit surprised that of the 27 left, only 3 are recognizable pros (no slight to anyone on the list I do not know). I am not surprised that those 3, Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, and Greg Raymer are in the top 10. Anyone who doubts Raymer's ability is a moron. The guy can play.

Of the 3, I am rooting for Matusow. Yeah, he is a loud mouth and can be a total ass (or at least that is how TV portrays him) but the real story is he is a great guy who does anything for his friends. Even jail time.

Of course, it would be great to see Phil Ivey win it as well. True class at a poker table.

The good Dr also linked up the cutie he has been working and partying with, Sherry at Let's Poker. All I can say is yum! I am jealous of Pauly.

Also go listen to the Dr. Pauly and Otis Show at Up for Poker. Hilarious.

One final I the only one that thinks to say that this year's WSOP champion beat out 5600 other players is incorrect? Let's think about it. They had 3 first day flights. About 1870 people per flight. Thus you didn't have to survive against 3700 of these people. None of them put your chips at risk. I like this to a big tournament online. I have played against 2400 before, more than what you go against in the WSOP this year. Maybe I am the only one that thought about this. Amazing feat in the end still.


Lance Steel said...

Just found your blog. I'm a WI poker guy, Sheboygan. Good job with your vicotry in your earlier post.

Easycure said...

There must be some type of mathmatical formula that shows the diffrence between 5600 playing all at the same time and the breaking 5600 into three flights, but I've drank (drunk) too much beer in my life to figure it out.

Maybe BG can help us make up some geeky equivilency formula.

Pauly said...

Heh, thanks!

Unknown said...

Actually, it doesn't matter whether day one is split into three flights or not ... you could as easily seat everyone at once and call tables 1-200, 201-400, 401-600 separate "flights" and it wouldn't significantly change anything for any of the players. You, on table 579, aren't very likely to face anyone on table 114 anyway, so whether they play on the same day as you or not, you're still up against 5600 people.