Flashback Friday - Scotty Nguyen Wins 1998 WSOP Main Event
The 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event has just completed
Day 2 and the remaining players are beginning to seriously
contemplate whether they can become poker's next world
champion. In this edition of Flashback Friday, we look back to the
1998 WSOP Main Event and the heads-up match between Scotty
Nguyen and Kevin McBride. At the river, the board was 9h-9d-8c-8h-8s and Scotty Nguyen
moved all-in. While McBride contemplates what to do, Scotty says the
immortal words he's now known for:
:You call, it gonna be all over baby.
1998 WSOP Main Event,
World Series of Poker,
Five November Nine Broadcast Observations
The first day of the 2014 WSOP November Nine is in the
books. A lot of poker was played over the course of 12 hours
and tomorrow promises to be another long night. I'm going to reserve commentary on the gameplay and instead
give five observations on the November Nine broadcast. Observation #1 - Rails subdued compared to past years
Observation #2 - Daniel vs.
2014 November Nine,
World Series of Poker,
Why Are Angle Shooting Allegations Not Considered Verbal Abuse?
In this age of hyper-political correctness, it seems odd
that poker is continuing to allow certain allegations go
unchallenged and virtually ignored. Lately, there have been
a couple of different incidents where players have been
accused of angle shooting. The most recent incident
involving Brandon Cantu resulted in a physical altercation
during a WSOP event. And the worst part about the recent allegation was that it
came from a person that was not in a hand.
WSOP Banner Snafu and Doyle's Still Dead
Oh, WSOP banner staff. How we love to make fun of you. In
case you haven't heard, there was a small problem with Ryan
Riess' WSOP Champion's banner. Can you spot it?
That's right folks.
2014 World Series of Poker,
Doyle's Still Dead,
Pros Robbed of Funds at WSOP - It Didn't Have to Happen
Poking around the poop sheets today and saw that several
players have been robbed at the Rio in Las Vegas. Poker players being robbed during the World Series of Poker. Gee, big shock. Sadly, I've been there too.
Poker Player Theft,
It Is NOT Time to Ban Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson From the WSOP
I was listening to Bluff Magazine's "The Rundown" yesterday
and they mentioned an article on PokerListings. com written
by Lee Davy that asked whether Howard Lederer and Chris
Ferguson should be banned from the World Series of Poker. *The WSOP nor Caesars Have Been Harmed*
The first, and most relevant point against the banning of
Ferguson and Lederer is the fact that both are in good
standing with both Caesars and the World Series of Poker. As
players, neither have cheated the company nor behaved
inappropriately during their play at the WSOP, or at least
not at any level that would warrant a ban.
Full Tilt Poker,
The Micros Tackle the WSOP Bracelet Ceremony
We all know that the World Series of Poker has been steadily
increasing the number of bracelets they award every year and
are about to increase that total even more with the creation
of the WSOP-Asia Pacific. The Micros' latest cartoon sums up the insanity of it all in
their latest cartoon. I must admit, this one was actually funny. Â I want to try
2 to Skip Uno.
World Series of Poker,
Drew McIlvain Can Only Blame Himself for Chip Dumping Incident
Drew McIlvain was recently kicked out of the Tunica WSOP
Circuit Main Event for collusion in chip dumping from
another player. Â An interview with him and WSOP VP of
Corporate Communications Seth Palansky is currently featured
over at PokerNews. com with McIlvain giving his side of the
story and Palansky explaining why they took action. The skinny of the article is as follows:
A player suggested dumping his stack to McIlvain
McIlvain never said no and continued to talk with him at
length about it.
Tunica WSOP Circuit,
WSOP Circuit Tunica
Norman Chad - What Were You Thinkng?
Before I begin, let me state that I like Norman Chad. While
we are not friends, the few times we have either played
together or interacted, he has been a good guy. With that said, what the hell were you thinking Norm?
We know that your comic bits is part of your overall
sportscaster gimmick, but most comedians know when to draw
the line. Clearly you don't.
Norman Chad Contempt of Court,
Norman Chad Jury Duty,
Fluffy Bunnies Make Windex Shine While Playing Poker
We are officially in the post-WSOP doldrums. I've been
perusing the various sites for news and, as expected, there
is your typical mix of relevant poker news and filler. The problem is that there seems to be a lot of filler. The
fluffy bunnies are now playing poker it seems.