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07-07-2014 , 04:40 PM
Reminiscent of the Farha hand vs Goldie Hawn's son
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07-07-2014 , 04:44 PM
so many people still waiting that maybe there will be a day 1D.
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07-07-2014 , 04:45 PM
Hopefully Jerry Yang will make a deep run here.
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07-07-2014 , 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by SirRawrsALot
poker still not dead
And this is with ESPN no longer showing Day 1 which featured a lot off the wall entrants and celebrities. Always thought dropping Day 1 was a big mistake as this brings new players to the table. ESPN isn't making as much money broadcasting the WSOP as it did when FT was a major sponsor. It doesn't matter that the viewers enjoyed Day 1 they are only going to do what's profitable for them.
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07-07-2014 , 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by white_lytning
Sub 6k entrants.
^Who cares... Guarantee.
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07-07-2014 , 05:14 PM
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On a flop of {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}, Steve Billirakis checked and his opponent bet 750 only to have Billirakis raise to 1,500. His opponent called, and when the {9-Spades} landed on the turn Billirakis bet out 3,750.

Billirakis' opponent then raised it up to 7,500 and Billirakis moved all in for 19,450 with his opponent making the call.

Billirakis: {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

With Billirakis needing to fade a heart on the river, the dealer delivered the {7-Hearts} to send Billirakis to the rail.
wp
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07-07-2014 , 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PlzCoolerMe
Ouch...

Quads vs. Nut Full House
Posted 1 minute ago Happy_Freaked Level 1: 50-100, 0 ante SHARE
On one of the first hands of the day Billy Chattaway just managed to secure himself a double up.

The hand was extraordinary and the dealer's announcement, "All in and a call!" made a big crowd of people rush over to table 374 in the orange section.

The board showed {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{A-Spades} while Chattaway's {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} were tabled face up.

"He had ace-king," another player informed us.

Chattway was all in on the river for 27,025 and this huge hand puts his ahead of the entire field after just 25 minutes of play.
Not good that Pokernews posted a tweet from Simon Charette, also at the table, calling the guy with the boat a fish.

'Tournament CL at my table with 75k after first orbit. First double up with quads against a fish who wanted to say all in on 4th hand.'

If getting knocked out 4th hand of the tournament wasn't enough to get someone to give up playing the Main Event in the future, Pokernews posting the tweet surely will.

I wish people would think of the possible impact of their tweets before posting.
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07-07-2014 , 05:51 PM
^ I was thinking that too. Really dumb and annoying to call someone a fish in a public tweet, and just really, strangely dumb of Pokernews to post it.

While we're on the subject though:

On a flop of [A][6][6], Steve Billirakis checked and his opponent bet 750 only to have Billirakis raise to 1,500. His opponent called, and when the [9] landed on the turn Billirakis bet out 3,750.

Billirakis' opponent then raised it up to 7,500 and Billirakis moved all in for 19,450 with his opponent making the call.

Billirakis:[6][4]
Opponent:[T][3]

With Billirakis needing to fade a heart on the river, the dealer delivered the [7]to send Billirakis to the rail.
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07-07-2014 , 06:16 PM
So hoping one of these 4 go deep and go through with their 'reinstate Souther' plan.
Violent Milkman!

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For four men in today’s field, their journey to the 2014 World Series of Poker began where poker tales often do — at a lowly truck stop in Loxley, Alabama. It was there that Biloxi poker player Kai Landry was sent, amid the dank odors of diesel and unkempt long-haul truckers, to meet a mystery man to pick up $40,000 in cash – enough for four buy-ins to the WSOP Main Event.

With cash in hand, Landry met up with Bill Philips, and together the two took the redeye to Las Vegas to meet BJ McBrayer and Josh Reichard, with whom they would split the loot. The plan was simple, for the four of them to take the cash, which had been raised by 73 investors at $200 per share, and test their luck in poker’s most prestigious tournament.

Not surprisingly, the truck stop, cash, and road to Sin City were all part of one man’s plan, Will “Monkey” Souther, who finished 175th in the 2012 WSOP Main Event for $44,655. Funny thing is, Souther isn’t even allowed to play in the WSOP. You see, a couple years back Souther was 86’d from all Caesars properties after a contentious incident at the Horseshoe Hammond. Despite his best attempts Souther’s WSOP eligibility has failed to be reinstated, so he’s decided to make his presence known through the aforementioned stable of pros, collectively known as “Monkey’s Minions.”

“I got the idea of making my presence felt at the Main Event, and the only way I could do that was by raising money to get players in and having them play under my guidance,” Souther explained. “So I announced what amounted to a contest on my blog. I got about 15-20 candidates to apply for consideration. My initial goal was to send three players. I had a lot of really solid candidates and a lot to consider. I finally narrowed it down to six and opened a poll for people to vote. After a week, I named BJ McBrayer and Joshua Reichard as my first two, and then said it would be up to voters to decide who would be the third.”

“Well the polls exploded,” Souther continued. “Both ‘Wild Bill’ Phillips and Kai Landry got a ton of votes each, and then all of a sudden I had a flurry of interest from people wanting to buy in to the package. So instead of three I ended up getting enough for four players. I started calling them Monkey's Grinders, but a lot of people have playfully renamed them Monkey's Minions, which is kind of fun, too.”

“Basically what I went looking for was the kind of players that I knew would be excellent in that structure among a field of tons of dead money. I wanted guys who were solid players but simply didn't have the $10,000 to pony up and would be forced to either win a satellite or sell a package of their own. I'd say three of the four are pretty introverted and not lucky enough to have the kind of network to sell a package as I am. Admittedly, I am one of the luckiest people in poker when it comes to that having cultivated an amazing network mainly by doing my sports pools over the last 20 years.”

“All of them are buying in for tomorrow's Day 1c,” said Souther. “They've all signed a contract, and one of the stipulations on there is that should any of them make it to the final three tables, upon getting their money, they must request the presence of Jack Effel and make him the following offer: Immediately reinstate Will Souther to be able to play WSOP events at all Caesar's-owned properties and they will leave a 5% tip that will come out of the investors 65% and not the players share. Additionally, should any of them make the November Nine? There will be very interesting wardrobe choices as well as a dinner the night before the final table with all of the 73 investors who happen to make it to Vegas. Needless to say, I am very excited for tomorrow as I have myself purchased five shares priced at $200 per share. There were a total of 200 shares sold.”

Here’s a little more information on each of Monkey’s Minion’s:

Josh Reichard


Josh Reichard
In November of 2013, Reichard topped a field of 305 players to win the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Ho-Chunk Gaming in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, a stop that created a state record prize pool of $305,000. Reichard, who hails from Janesville, Wisconsin, took down $78,003 for the win and a RF Moeller diamond championship bracelet.

A month later, Reichard captured his first WSOP Circuit gold ring when he won Event #4 $365 No-Limit Hold’em at Harrah’s Rincon for $11,589. Then, in April of this year, Reichard won his second ring when he took down Event #6 $365 Limit Omaha Eight or Better at Horseshoe Council Bluffs for $10,919. All told Reichard has $103,925 in WSOP earnings.

BJ McBrayer

Hailing from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, BJ McBrayer has $140,890 in career WSOP earnings, which includes a ring win at the WSOP Circuit St. Louis Lumiere Place Casino, which is where he won Event #8 $580 No-Limit Hold’em for $20,997.

Kai Landry


Monkey's Minions arrive at the 2014 WSOP.
Nicknamed “The Violent Milkman,” Kai Landry has $266,111 in WSOP earnings, which includes two WSOP Circuit rings. The first was back in the 2008/2009 season when he won Event #14 $5,150 Circuit Championship at Harrah’s Tunica for $183,974, and the other later that same season in the Harrah’s New Orleans Event #15 $340 No-Limit Hold’em for $35,620. Since then Landry has been a staple on the southern poker circuit.

“Wild Bill” Phillips

Phillips is looking for his first WSOP cash in Vegas, but he has nine cashes on the circuit for $92,595. While a gold ring has eluded him thus far, he did finish runner-up in the 2011/2012 WSOP Circuit IP Casino Resort & Spa $1,600 Main Event for $69,721.

How will Monkey’s Minions fare in the 2014 WSOP Main Event. Only time will tell.
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07-07-2014 , 06:32 PM
Perhaps I missed it but no Patrik in the Main Event this year?
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07-07-2014 , 06:55 PM
How is bribing Jack Effel with a 5% tip going to reinstate that guy on Caesars properties? LOL
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07-07-2014 , 07:04 PM
I prefer this entry story:

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The Curious Case of Pauly "Walnuts" Bianchi

Some players look forward to partaking in the World Series of Poker Main Event, even planning their trip a year or more in advance. Then there is Pauly "Walnuts" Bianchi, a Chicagoland player that didn't decide to play until late last night.

You see, late Sunday night a group of Chicago players were deep in a poker game when the idea was floated about of getting someone in the 2014 WSOP Main Event. The problem was there was only one remaining starting flight beginning in less than 12 hours and they had only managed to pool together $1,200, well short of the $10,000 buy-in.

After the game broke earlier this morning, the motley crew decided to do what any true degens would do and headed to the local casino to try and spin it up playing blackjack. The problem was the closest gaming venue, the Rivers Casino, closes their table games at 7:00 a.m., so by the time they got there, they literally only had time to play three hands.

With a "go big or go home" attitude, the group promptly placed a $1,200 bet, which they won. The next bet of $2,400 turned into $4,800, and on the third hand they let it ride. The group ended up making a 20 with the dealer showing a seven, and Bianchi literally started dancing and yelling, "I'm going to Vegas."

The 20 held, and the group left the casino with $9,500 — still shy of the buy-in, but close enough to drum up a couple thousand more from another investor to cover expenses. Just like that Bianchi was on the first flight out of Chicago and now finds himself inside the Rio playing in poker's most prestigious tournament.

Obviously he's not playing on a lot of rest, so we'll have to see how he does here on Day 1c.
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07-07-2014 , 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by PeteBlow
Not good that Pokernews posted a tweet from Simon Charette, also at the table, calling the guy with the boat a fish.

'Tournament CL at my table with 75k after first orbit. First double up with quads against a fish who wanted to say all in on 4th hand.'

If getting knocked out 4th hand of the tournament wasn't enough to get someone to give up playing the Main Event in the future, Pokernews posting the tweet surely will.

I wish people would think of the possible impact of their tweets before posting.
Wp simon
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07-07-2014 , 07:36 PM
apparently 1k-1hand satellites going on.
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07-07-2014 , 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by The Boot Room
apparently 1k-1hand satellites going on.
They run every year although they appear to have started earlier than usual this year.
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07-07-2014 , 08:21 PM
What was final number of entrants?
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07-07-2014 , 08:23 PM
Anyplace to find seat draws for day 2ab?
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07-07-2014 , 08:27 PM
Aaron Paul (of Breaking Bad fame) is at the Rio, apparently railing the ME and not playing himself. He's all over people's twitters, apparently he used to play 500$ HUSNGs on FTP before black friday. Pretty cool!

Last edited by Chuck Bass; 07-07-2014 at 08:41 PM.
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07-07-2014 , 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Alizona
How do 7000 people afford $10,000 to play in a poker tournament? Wow.
There are 310 million people in this country, and that's before we get to entrants from overseas. I'm surprised it isn't higher.
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07-07-2014 , 08:38 PM
Is Hellmuth playing? I can't find any information about it.
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07-07-2014 , 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bex989
Is Hellmuth playing? I can't find any information about it.
They have until the end of the dinner break to reg, so he'll be there.
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07-07-2014 , 10:02 PM
Hellmuth reportedly not playing. Money wasn't at the cage after an investor backed out at the last minute.
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07-07-2014 , 10:12 PM
^^^
Thought about standup?
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07-08-2014 , 12:05 AM
He is "in da house" according to his twitter. He's playing.
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07-08-2014 , 12:19 AM
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A player in the Amazon room is not in full control of all his motor skills at the moment and it's causing some hilarious situations.

Robert Schmidt profited the most of the situation at hand, as he managed to double up through this man who was unable to locate his own table for about 30 minutes after the dinner break.

In a multi-way pot the flop showed {3-Clubs}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} and Schmidt bet 1,400 after which his opponent moved all in immediately. The other players quickly folded and Schmidt called off for a total of 9,725.

Schmidt: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Opponent: {3-Spades}{5-Spades}

"Yes!" Schmidt's opponent cheered as if his hand was unbeatable. The turn was the {4-Clubs} and the man continued, "Boom!"

Schmidt was still in the lead and doubled up when the river brought the {A-Hearts}.

"Yep!" the player yelled in excitement once more, while the dealer took the chips from his stack needed to pay off Schmidt.

The dealers started dealing the next hand and the player, out of nowhere, lit a cigarette.

"You're not allowed to smoke in here," the dealer politely said.

"Oh, sorry," the player said as he put out the cigarette in the palm of his hand.

The players at the table and around the table could not hold in their laughter and for as long as this player's in the tournament it will create more and more of these situations. Todd Brunson was at his previous table and he Tweeted the following about it.
lol
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