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August 23, 2006

Some UPdates and stuff

I've been away on vacation, and will be a bit scarce in the upcoming weeks because of some other commitments, and some Carpol Surgery scheduled in the near future.... I am able to take some extended vacation here lately because of the generosity of the local indian tribe's craps table... ;-)

I just read at PokerNews.com that Jaimie Gold, the winner of this years WSOP MAIN EVENT, is being sued for half his winnings! I guess it was only a matter of time..... Read the entire story HERE

Posted by fatbill at 09:04 AM | Comments (0)

August 14, 2006

Don't let Congress Ban Poker!

A few misguided congressmen have decided that they need to cow-tow to some special intrest groups with elections coming up, so they put this bullshit bill on the books to ban online gambling. NOW, it does not matter, that EVERY authoritative group on the subject has pointed out the deficiencies of the bill, and the hypocracy of what it stands for. This group just plods ahead, thinking THEY know what is best for YOU!

WHY can they do this? Simply because NO ONE STANDS UP TO THEM!!

Take a few minuts and send your congressman a note telling him how much YOU think this legislation is bullshit! It's SIMPLE.. just enter your Zip code and it sends letters FOR YOU!


Here are some key points published by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) on this subject....

I strongly oppose H.R. 4411 which passed the U.S. House in July and implore you and your colleagues to oppose similar legislation that may be offered in the Senate.

With rising gas prices, a prolonged war in the Mid-East and an ever increasing national debt, the U.S. Senate has much better and bigger things to accomplish than a ban on poker.

More than 70 million Americans play poker. 23 million enjoy the game on the Internet. A vote against poker is a vote against me and other like minded Americans and will mobilize us in the November elections.

A recent CNBC poll showed that 91 percent of Americans would like to see online gambling regulated in the U.S. and not prohibited! Studies have shown that regulation and taxation of Internet poker could net the federal government $3.3 billion in revenue annually and another $1 billion for the states.

Posted by fatbill at 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

August 12, 2006

2006 WSOP Player of the Year

This short news release was put out by Cardplayer.com Magazine regarding the WSOP player of the year race for 2006:

Jeff Madsen Is the 2006 WSOP Player of the Year
Youngest Bracelet Winner Ever Beat Out Phil Hellmuth
It’s official.

Despite recent confusion concerning the World Series of Poker’s Player of the Year race, Jeff Madsen is the clear winner with 1,467,852 points. He outraced Phil Hellmuth, who finished with 1,130,559 points.

Harrah’s Rory Shanahan, who is responsible for keeping the race’s statistics, confirmed the results to CardPlayer.com early this morning.

Madsen, a 21-year-old film student from California, won two WSOP bracelets ($5,000 No Limit short handed and $2,000 No Limit) and made another final table. He also became the youngest bracelet winner in WSOP history.

Hellmuth won his tenth bracelet this year and made multiple final tables, including a third-place finish in Wednesday’s $1,500 No-Limit event. This caused some confusion among the media at the Rio (some had Hellmuth ahead of Madsen), but Shanahan assured CardPlayer.com that Madsen is indeed the WSOP Player of the Year.

Posted by fatbill at 08:26 AM | Comments (0)

2006 WSOP Main Event Final Results

Jamie Gold Wins the 2006 Main Event! Gold took down the $12MILLION prize, AND the coveted WSOP Bracelet denoting the World Champion.

Here is a breakdown of how the final table finished, and the monies won!

1 Jamie Gold $12,000,0001,920
2 Paul Wasicka $6,102,4991,600
3 Michael Binger $4,123,3101,280
4 Allen Cunningham $3,628,513960
5 Rhett Butler $3,216,182800
6 Richard Lee $2,803,851640
7 Doug Kim $2,391,520480
8 Erik Friberg $1,979,189320
9 Dan Nassif $1,566,858160

Posted by fatbill at 08:14 AM | Comments (0)

August 10, 2006

2006 WSOP Other Events Cont...

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 7th and 8th, won by Kevin Nathan taking home $171,987. There were 420 Entries.

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 8th and 9th

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 9th and 10th

Posted by fatbill at 08:21 AM | Comments (0)

August 09, 2006

2006 WSOP Other Events

Lost in the hype of the main event, are several other Bracelet events going on at the same time! Here is a recap of those events.

$1000 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 3rd and 4th, won by Pramesh Bansi taking home $230,209. 1100 Entries

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 5th and 6th, won by Paul Kobel who took home $316,144 for the event. 1007 Entries

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 6th and 7th, won by James Mitchell taking home $153,173. 362 Entries.

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 7th and 8th, won by

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 8th and 9th

$1500 No Limit Texas Holdem Poker event held Aug 9th and 10th

Posted by fatbill at 07:03 AM | Comments (0)

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 8

They played it down to the final table of 9 yesterday and will resume play for the title on Thrusday Aug 10th at 2PM PST.

Here are the chip counts for the players at the final table. They are all millionaires regardless of what transpires Thursday!

1 Jamie Gold 25,650,000
2 Allen Cunningham 17,770,000
3 Richard Lee 11,820,000
4 Erik Friberg 9,605,000
5 Paul Wasicka 7,970,000
6 Doug Kim 6,770,000
7 Rhett Butler 4,815,000
8 Michael Binger 3,140,000
9 Dan Nassif 2,600,000

Allen Cunningham is the only 'name' pro left in the field

Posted by fatbill at 06:57 AM | Comments (0)

August 08, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 7

Well, they played it down to 27 yesterday, with Day 7 Slated to take place today at Noon PST. The leader is Jamie Gold, who has been the chip leader for the past couple of days, and he has an impressive lead. Today they will get down to the final table of 9.

Here is a listing of the chip counts of the remaining 27 players:

1 Jamie Gold 13,000,000
2 Erik Friberg 7,735,000 $
3 David Einhorn 6,905,000
4 Rhett Butler 6,400,000
5 Dan Nassif 5,430,000
6 Richard Lee 5,275,000
6 Michael Binger 5,275,000
8 William Thorsson 3,765,000
9 Jeffrey Lisandro 3,750,000
10 Kevin Aaronson 3,670,000
11 Doug Kim 3,595,000
12 John Magill 3,275,000
13 Allen Cunningham 2,650,000
14 Leif Force 2,265,000
15 Kevin O'Donnell 2,130,000
16 Prahlad Friedman 1,850,000
17 Eric Lynch 1,785,000
18 Lee Kort 1,700,000 $
19 Rob Roseman 1,685,000
20 Fred Goldberg 1,611,000
21 Dustin Holmes 1,210,000
22 Sirous Jamshidi 1,190,000
23 Luke Chung 1,100,000
24 Paul Wasicka 700,000
25 Siddharth Jain 675,000
26 Mark Garner 635,000
27 Richard Wyrick 570,000

Posted by fatbill at 07:22 AM | Comments (0)

August 07, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 6

Well, they started yesterday with 135, and play ended with 45 remaining. They will resume play today at 12PM PST to play down to 27.

Jamie Gold leads with 7.33 million. A few notable players left in the field include Jeffrey Lisandro (2.995 million), Allen Cunningham (1.29 million), and Humberto Brenes (565K).

Here is how the top ten looks for chip counts:

1 Jamie Gold 7,330,000
2 Erik Friberg 5,905,000
3 William Thorsson 3,545,000
4 Rhett Butler 3,210,000
5 Kevin Aaronson 3,190,000
6 Ricki Nielsen 3,170,000
7 Siddharth Jain 3,090,000
8 Michael Binger 3,045,000
9 Jeffrey Lisandro 2,995,000
10 James Routos 2,775,000

Posted by fatbill at 07:40 AM | Comments (0)

August 06, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 5

They have played down to 135 players in this years main event! They were expecting to play down to 600, but players were dropping like flies so thay just kept on playing! The play for today was originally, to play down to 300!

The leader is Jamie Gold with $3,700,000 in chips!

It appears that there are very few 'name' pros left in the field to contend for this years prize. Among the pros still in the event are Humberto Brenes, Annie Duke, and Allen Cunningham. Play will resume today at Noon....

Posted by fatbill at 08:47 AM | Comments (0)

August 05, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 4

Day 3 ended with 481 players still in the hunt for the bracelet! Play resumes today at Noon PST. Here are the chip counts for the top ten players:

1 David Chiu 650,000
2 Kyle Bowker 600,000
3 Jon Lane 580,000
4 Lars Bonding 560,000
5 Eric Lynch 540,000
6 Dmitri Nobles 530,000
7 Mark Garner 525,000
8 Johan Wemmenhag 520,000
9 Jamie Gold 515,000
9 Thomas Wahlroos 515,000

Among the Pros that are still in it, are: Humberto Brenes, Allen Cunningham, Hoyt Corkins, Annie Duke, Joseph Hachem, Ted Forrest, Daniel Negreanu, Tom McEvoy, Kathy Liebert, and Cyndy Violette.

Posted by fatbill at 08:39 AM | Comments (0)

August 04, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 3

Well, Play will resume today at 12PM PST with all the remaining players from this long, sectioned off, days one and two. Here are the top 10/11 chip counts going into today's action:

1 Dmitri Nobles 553,000
2 Jon Lane 405,000
3 Ken Jacobs 395,000
4 Daniel Pelletier 335,000
5 Jason Strasser 330,000
6 Daniel Negreanu 320,000
7 Terris Preston 310,000
8 Phillipe Boucher 305,000
9 Matt Woodward 290,000
9 Paul Wasicka 290,000
9 Michael Lynn 290,000

Daniel Negreanu is the top pro amoung the chip leaders.....

Posted by fatbill at 09:56 AM | Comments (0)

August 03, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 2B

There were 606 Players surviving out of 1637 on this, day 2B. As mentioned before, today is a 'day of rest' for all players, with tomorrow being the first day that the field is all playing at the same time. With the 570 from Day 2A, there should be 1176 sitting down tomorrow. Remember, that the top 870 make the cash....

Posted by fatbill at 07:23 AM | Comments (0)

August 02, 2006

2006 WSOP Main Event Day 2A

Day 2A was a combination of days 1A and 1B, and included 1637 players. that number was played down to 570 remaining. Day 2B will start today with similar number. Tomorrow should be a 'rest' day, with play resuming Friday for the first totally combined day! The top 873 will make the money!!

Posted by fatbill at 07:32 AM | Comments (0)

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