Tuesday, June 02, 2009

WSOP Event updates 4-6, today's starts 7-8

Event 4 - $1,000 No Limit Hold'em concluded its Day 2 a couple of hours ago, and will get back under way at 1:00pm PST today. The initial 6,012 player field has been "chipped" away to a mere 50 players now. They will play today, until only one remains. This event started paying out at 622 players! Still, there is quite a gulf between the 50th spot payout of $12,391... and the $771,106 for first, and that little piece of jewelry. Stay tuned to all the action as it unfolds from the fine folk and folkette at http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/.

Event 5 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha also came to a close when the 809 entrants had been reduced down to 81 players... all of whom are now, in the money! Still the difference of $2,761 for 81st... and $237,415 for 1st with the bling... The current chip leader is Jason Mercier. But then again, chip counts now are irrelevant, it's that one at the end that counts.

Event 6 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud kicked off yesterday, with 142 players in all. After 1 day of play 102 remain. I started through the list of remaining players, but that got a little silly, when I quickly recognized like 3/4's of the top 20. There's still lots of poker to play. Some notable casualties of the Day One action included Tony G, Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein, Howard Lederer, Jen Harman, and Annie Duke.

Event 7 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em AND Event 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw will both get under way today.

Once again, thanks to all the reporting being done by the PokerNews Crew!

Back here on the homefront... it was baseball last night, and baseball again tonight. Tough loss in Vienna last night, which found us tied or within a run through the whole game, until the bottom of the 6th inning, when they made it from 3rd base following a wild pitch. I continue to struggle with keeping the boys and my assistant coach at bay about moving younger, lesser skilled players to key infield positions, when they do not perform or pay attention anywhere on the field. This isn't Tee-Ball for one. I can't justify rewarding a lack of effort. But with the season now nearing its close... I'll admit, I'm tempted to just turn over the reigns to the assistant coach tonight and just let him run it as he sees fit. Perhaps it will make a lasting impression when they begin to witness the ball flying in all directions with bad throws and missed catches. I just don't think I can bring myself to do it... I don't know that I can bear the carnage.



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