Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Bragging Rights

As reported by WickedChops, the 2006 WSOP will feature a $50k buy-in H.O.R.S.E event! For those of you who don't know, H.O.R.S.E is a rotation game consisting of Hold'em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, and Stud Eight or Better. I'm guessing this will become the bracelet that determines bragging rights amongst the pros, similar to the current 2-7 triple draw lowball event.

WickedChops also had a link to this interesting blog by Vaughn Sandman. In it, Vaughn talks about the 18 year old finalist at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure: "Ozzie" Sheikh. Vaughn lauds this kid as having the potential to be the best poker player in the history of the world. In fact, he goes a step further than that, and I quote: "I got to meet the kid who will be the greatest poker player of all time, probably by the time he can legally enter an American casino." A bold statement indeed, and Vaughn seems like an intelligent guy - worth keeping an eye on.

Finally, I'd like to give a big S.T.F.U. to Phil Hellmuth. I finally finished watching the ESPN TOC, and I can come to only one conclusion: Phil Hellmuth is the 2005 Douchebag of the Year: now SHUT THE FUCK UP PHIL! Phil constantly goes over the line with his whiney bitchy weak-tight play, and chastising of opponents. A player of his caliber should understand by now that there is a luck factor in poker, and that if everyone played predictable poker learned from the same book, it wouldn't be much of a game.


1 comment:

brett said...

I can all but guarantee that Phil's over-the-top antics are a marketing ploy. I'm almost 100% positive that he's not as big of an ass as he makes himself to be.