26th July 2006
|WSOP Editor in
report comes from across the Flamingo Road, over from the Rio, at the Palms. A
late invite to view a movie called "No Limit" followed by a party at Rain, the
The movie follows Susan Genard as she travels across
America, from Foxwoods in CT to the Commerce in SoCal via the Bellagio and
Binions in the Nevada desert. The movie is like Anthony Holdens "Big Deal" only not as well written.
We hear Devilfish " I would swim through shark infested waters with a
pork chop round my neck to play the Americans." How times have changed. He
couldn't even swim from Hull to Holland and beat the game.
"If I won a million I would pay back the money I owe."
" What about the
" The rest will have to wait ", quipped the likeable Norwegian.
Body painted women, rather older than the nubiles
we have seen promoting the online sites, greeted us at the red carpeted
entrance to the elevator than whisked us up to the rooftop lounge in the
casino. " Nobody famous here tonight," the bartender said to me. Obviously not
a poker fan as Mike Sexton, Amir Vahedi, Mel Judah ,
Kathy Liebert, Chip + Karina Jett were all stood at the bar.
we have the last final table before the Main Event starts. No English interest.
KJ Kerrigan (17th), Luke Smith (19th), Raynor (30th) and Paul Westley (32nd)
all won at least $11478 in this 2803 player tournament.
In todays final
tables two of my "dark horses" finally made a final table. Daniel Alaei (Vegas)
is still heads up v David Williams in the No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/rebuys
(last event before the big one). Where do these young guns learn to play these
games? Bill Edler, who is backed by Erich Lindgren, finished 5th in the stud
8/better. That also is heads up (Poels v Dinkin) as I write. 21 year old WSOP
sensation Jeff Madsen finished third. He has won two bracelets and had two more
final table appearances this year.
The media event is tomorrow. I don't
think I will play as I have a shoot for Pokerblue at 4pm followed by a Doyle
Brunson roast at 6pm. Drew Barrymore and Pamela Anderson are scheduled to make
1) Body painted women + 2) Mike Sexton, Susan
Genard, Amir Vahedi + date.