WSOP Europe Bracelets "Not Real Bracelets" According to Savage
The debate on whether a WSOP Europe bracelet is indeed a
valid bracelet or not has reached a new level. Â Matt
Savage was recently quoted on This Week in Poker as saying
the following about bracelets won outside of Vegas:
"I don't like it. Â I don't think it's like a real
And "The World Series was founded in Vegas, and that's kind
of what it's about.
World Poker Tour,
World Series of Poker,
Put Retirement Talk on Hold - Gus Hansen Wins First Bracelet
Recently, I wrote an article about Gus Hansen and whether it
was time for him to retire. Well, I guess we can hold off the retirement plans for a
while as Hansen just delivered a healthy helping of "Fuck
you compncards" by winning the Â£10,350 No-Limit Hold'em
High Roller Heads-Up at the World Series of Poker Europe. Hansen navigated his way through a field of 103 players to
finally make it heads-up with Jim Collopy. The final match
was tied up 1-1 when play was paused until today to allow
for the players to play in the Main Event.
Phil Laak Wins First Bracelet - WTF!?!?
Congratulations to Phil Laak for winning his first bracelet. WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!? Phil Laak won a bracelet?!?!? O_O
Yup, Phil Laak just took down Event #1 at the World Series
of Poker Europe for his first bracelet and Â£ 170,802. He
survived a stacked field of 244 players and a final table
that included Chris Bjorin. Also, don't forget that he did this all while playing with a
broken arm and recovering from a serious accident he had
World Series of Poker Europe,
Who Will Be Poker's Cal Ripken?
In sports, there are records that seem unbreakable. Lou
Gehrig's streak of consecutive games played was a record
that was supposed to stand for all time until Cal Ripken, Jr
broke it. Roger Maris' 61 homers was another that was
supposed to be next to unbreakable. However, Mark McGuire,
Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds have all hit more in a single
season than Maris.
Cal Ripken Jr,
Doyle Brunson Going For 11th Bracelet
I wanted to wait until the money was actually reached before
I said anything about Doyle's performance at the WSOP
Europe. However, now that they are in the money and he has
almost 250,000 in chips, it's time to give him some props. Yes, Doyle is among the greatest of all-time, but it still
is amazing to watch that man go as he gets older. I am also
glad to see that he is still in the hunt for this title.