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WSOP Day 11 Update - Durrrr Fails, Borat Comes to Poker, and Locks Only Keep Honest People Out

8 June 2010, By: compncards
Simon Watt 400x300
Simon Watt 400x300

First, my apologies for getting this first update up so late. I will explain part of the reason why in a moment. However, in the meantime, Day 11 of the WSOP is in full swing. The $1,500 Six-Handed NL Holdem Event kicked off at Noon. Day 2 of both the $1,000 NL Event and the $10,000 7 Card Stud World Championship are grinding along. The final table of the $1,500 NL 2-7 Single Draw is at its final table with Yan Chen leading the final four in chips.

Simon Watt Becomes Poker’s Savior

For those of you not under a rock, you know by now that Tom Dwan finished 2nd in Event #11 last night to Simon Watt. How much did Dwan stand to win last night in side action? According to a tweet from Erik Seidel, Dwan fell one person short of winning the Main Event several months early.



After the event, Simon Watt like has become the high stake poker world’s hero. Huck Seed pussied out of his action and gave durrrr $325,000 to get out of the bet. If durrrr takes down a bracelet later in the series, this may seem like a good buyout.

Amazingly, Dwan seems to have taken it in stride. Several people have talked to him and he is simply ramping up for the next event. That is great to hear. Granted, this was just Event #11 and not event #55. There are still plenty of chances left in the year.

Locks Only Keep Honest People Out

I slept in a bit today because Melissa Castello was a sweetheart and volunteered to take bracelet event pictures for me. That way, I could come in around 2 or 2:30 and start when the Event 2’s started. I get out to my car and notice that the glove compartment wide open, stuff scattered around the front seat, and my mp3 player is gone.

Potential Suspect?  He does work for UB after all....

That’s right folks. I was robbed. However, it could have been much worse. My father has a saying that “locks are for honest people.” To a degree this is true. My window was slightly down on my car and so someone could have gotten in pretty easy. While this is true, there is something else that could have very well been true. Had my car been locked, I would almost guarantee you that my window would have been bashed in and my car still robbed as other cars were robbed on the street.

However, with that said, my crook was clearly stupid. The reason I said so was because here are the following items that were in my car when I went inside my house last night.

Mp3 Player

A couple books on tape

Several souvenir items from different states

Laptop Docking Station for some Ibm models

CD-Rom drive inside of a box (not new)

Computer Keyboard

Several Movies in both VHS and DVD format.

Complete set of poker chips

Nice Jean jacket.

Here are the things that were left in the car:

A couple books on tape

Several souvenir items from different states

Laptop Docking Station for some Ibm models

CD-Rom drive inside of a box (not new)

Computer Keyboard

Several Movies in both VHS and DVD format.

Complete set of poker chips

Nice Jean jacket.

In a way I am a bit confused as to why the ONLY thing stolen was my mp3 player, but I am not going to complain too much. With that said, I now feel like I am a Vegas local. My car has been robbed. That seems to be one right of passage out there.

Borat Moves to Poker?

Starting with Event #2, one of the poker players looked disturbingly like the character “Ali G” that Sacha Baron Cohen plays. For those who are “who the hell is cohen,” he is Borat. Anyway, the player that looks remarkably like Ali G is none other than Nick Shulman. Don’t believe me? Take a look:

Is it really Shulman or has Cohen learned to play poker?

I will be back a bit later with another update. Stay tuned to PokerJunkie.com for coverage from the 2010 World Series of Poker.

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