View Full Version : 2004 WSOP down to 2 tables
05-27-2004, 06:42 PM
Kind of crazy how there aren't too many noteable players left at the final table compared to last year. I am going from Harrington to win it. As of right now whoever leaves the table will get $175,000 not too shabby. first one out at the final table will get $475,000 and the winner will get a cool $5,000,000 yeowsa. Twice what it was last year.
05-27-2004, 07:11 PM
One of my co-workers was just out there to try and compete. He's never been to Vegas, so that's all we've been talking about lately. He got beat holding a four-of-a-kind by someone who had a better four-of-a-kind and got consoled by one of the more known players of past tournies that he'll never forget. Kewl.
WSOP had definitely taken off, but then again this game doesn't require any physical skill. I just wish someone would come up with a good TV format to get pool off the ground and into the TV/money audience eyes.
Maybe ring games would be the way to go.
Raymer is having a hell of a tournament. He is an excellent player, is playing well, and running well. He has accumulated a lot of chips. You may not have heard of him, but he wins some NL tournaments back east. He is also a good all-around player. He plays a fair amount of the 150-300 HOE game at FW I think. Many tourn players couldn't play that game at all. He has been good with advice on the internet forums too. Including answering some of my dumbass questions. He even has a day job and isn't one of the broke poker "pros" who need to scrounge around. Go Greg Raymer.
05-28-2004, 09:05 AM
Thats cool man. Yeah I had never heard of alot of these guys before. I read their bios on cardplayer.com and alot of them have won bracelets previously at the WSOP events so they aren't any lucky slouches. Pretty cool.
05-28-2004, 05:39 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote UWPoolGod:</font><hr> Kind of crazy how there aren't too many noteable players left at the final table compared to last year. I am going from Harrington to win it. As of right now whoever leaves the table will get $175,000 not too shabby. first one out at the final table will get $475,000 and the winner will get a cool $5,000,000 yeowsa. Twice what it was last year. <hr /></blockquote>Was Moneymaker or Varkonyi even in the tournament this year?
As of the dinner break at the final table, Raymer has almost 15 million. 2d place is a little over 8. Short stack is around 2 mil. Go Raymer. He busted 4 guys himself today I think.
7 minutes after the dinner break Raymer busted the short stack, getting in a prototypical tournamnet coin flip. Raymer had AQ against short stack 99. Raymer hit a few queens and busted him. Of course, when you are 50-50 and have over 8X the chips of the other guy, you relish getting all in with him when there are 3 left and the prize money jumps fast.
Heads up, Raymer with a 2-1 chip advantage. Go FossilMan.
It was like 9 freaking minutes of heads up play when Raymer busted the last guy. Woooo hoooo. 9 minutes. Raymer was a one man blitzkrieg the last few days. Great performance.
Oh yeah, pool is light years behind folks. Over 25 million in play, and every dime of it came from players. Zero sponsor money. Yeah the satellites may be cheap, but that was all players' money. So 25 million in one event paid for by players. Think about that.
And raymer is taking 5 million home. Well 3 after the socialist government gets it's little cut.
10-22-2004, 12:30 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Barbara:</font><hr>One of my co-workers got beat holding a four-of-a-kind by someone who had a better four-of-a-kind <hr /></blockquote>A friend of mine playing in an online tournament when all-in with pocket Qs after he made a quad and got beat by quad Ks. He then smashed his computer and monitor. Lol.
10-22-2004, 05:12 AM
Not sure about Varkoni, but Moneymaker busted out the first day. In all fairness, he took some tough beats that was not seen on the ESPN coverage. That's poker!
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