WSOP Main Event Rematches - Who's In, Who I Want In, and Ratings
The WSOP announced today that they're creating a "made for
TV" event for the 2011 WSOP featuring heads-up rematches
from previous Main Events. The main attraction is Sam Farha against Chris Moneymaker in
a replay of the match that started the poker boom in 2003. Other matches on the schedule are a rematch between Phil
Hellmuth and Johnny Chan from the 1989 WSOP and a match that
is to be determined by the fans. You can choose Chan vs.
2003 WSOP Main Event,
2011 World Series of Poker,
Who Had Easiest Path to Finals in NBC Heads-Up Championship?
The folks on another "poker news" website posted an article
debating who had the tougher road to the NBC National
Heads-Up Final. For those of you that don't know or don't
care, Erik Seidel faced Chris Moneymaker in the finals. I
figured I would give my opinions on who had the tougher
route to the finals. These were Moneymaker's opponents:
Round 1 - John Racener
Round 2 - Daniel Cates
Round 3 - Doyle Brunson
Quarters - David Oppenheim
Semis -Â Jonathan Duhamel
These were Seidel's opponents:
Round 1 - Allen Cunningham
Round 2 - Jen Harman
Round 3 - Phil Gordon
Quarters - Vanessa Selbst
Semis - Andrew Robl
Let's look at Seidel's opponents first.
Erik Seidel Wins Me $100 - And He Also Won the NBC National Heads-Up Title
The 2011 NBC National Heads-Up Championship has now
concluded and I figured I would take a few moments to
comment on the weekend. First, I realize that I got my
initial overall pick wrong. Ivey disappointed me with an
early first round exit, but my back-up pick of Erik Seidel
came through. So apparently this wasn't the year Mizrachi had a deep run
in the bracket.
NBC National Heads-Up Championship
The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #20 - Chris Moneymaker
The first player on my list of the 20 most influential
people in poker really needs no introduction. In 2003, Chris Moneymaker came out of nowhere to win the
Main Event after winning his entry via PokerStars. His win
ushered in a whole new era known as the "Poker Boom" during
which players numbering in the millions turned to the game
of poker. [assets/Uploads/Blog/Chris-Moneymaker.
Are You a Successful Poker Player?
What is a successful poker player? A couple of months back,
I was talking with someone who was trying to figure out
whether they were a winning player. They went into how many
big blinds they had won per hour and how much money they had
won and lost in different sessions. They were worried that
they were wasting their time with playing poker. My first question is one that I ask anyone that is worried
about bankrolls, turning pro, etc.
News Flash - Chris Moneymaker Can Play Poker
Chris Moneymaker has had a good couple of weeks. First, he
took down a PLO tournament during the preliminaries of the
World Poker Open in Tunica, MS. He then turned around and
made the final table of the Main Event of the WPO,
ultimately finishing 3rd. Moneymaker earlier in the year finished 2nd in a preliminary
event during the WSOP Circuit Event in Tunica.
WSOP 40K Event Kicks Off
Today is the day when most people consider that the WSOP
truly begins. The $40,000 NL Holdem Event kicked off today
to celebrate 40 years of the World Series of Poker. Two
highly noticeable players that did not play in todayâs
event were Gus Hansen and Allen Cunningham. A lot of players are surprised at the fact that neither
player showed up to play in the event.
World Series of Poker,