Tuesday, June 30, 2009

WSOP - Poker Players Have Beautiful Hands (Literally)

All former world champions - Huck Seed, Scotty Nguyen, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson - all have beautiful, long-fingered sensuous hands, not scarred by hard labor. I guess you get to show off your hands in poker.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

World Series Of Poker - H.O.R.S.E. Tournament

The $50.000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament consists of 5 different games and is considered the most prestigious of the World Series - you really need skill to win this one. Annie Duke, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey (top photo) all at one table, while Annie's brother, Howard Lederer (back left) gets bounced early. Annie Duke and Barry Greenstein were sitting together at one point, and defending champion, Scotty Nguyen faces off Vitaly Lunkin, this year's $1.9 million winner of the $40,000 buy-in 40-th anniversary opening tournament.

More famous players than you can shake a stick at and ESPN is not televizing this tournament. If they're not taping this, what are they going to show? Me over at the 1/2 cash game getting my aces cracked?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bellagio Conservatory - Summer

Summer is sprung at the Bellagio Conservatory - a giant ferris wheel that looks like sunflower and bits of lighted water spurting everywhere.

Kodak announced today that it's discontinuing the film Kodachrome - digital is better, I think, and so much cheaper. But for sentimental reasons, it's the end of an era (and the beginning of a new one).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Rio Casino

The Rio, where the World Series of Poker takes place.

Monday, June 15, 2009

World Series Of Poker - Doyle Brunson (& Mike Caro)

Went to a seminar given by the legendary Doyle Brunson and Mike Caro, the Mad Genius Of Poker and jolly good fun it was too. Doyle travels with a bevy of beauties, his assistants, who run the seminar in a most charming and friendly way. If you think you're going to see two old crusty warhorses... Doyle has style.

Friday, June 12, 2009

World Series Of Poker - Daniel Negreanu

Daniel is a personable little imp, very popular and a damn savvy poker player.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Not only do the slot machines take all your money, they now advertise stuff and have themes like old TV shows, Happy Days.

Monday, June 8, 2009

World Series Of Poker - Phil Helmuth

Phil Helmuth, the youngest past champion until last year and the holder of most bracelets, has a dyspeptic expression as he gets bounced out of one of the million tournaments they have going. Dejected, he watches another game with his pal Mike Matusow.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

World Series Of Poker - Phil Ivey

Famous poker players have descended on the Rio for the World Series. Phil Ivey is such a star, his opponents film him taking their money, on his way to his first bracelet this year.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

These Are The Breaks - Pool Championships

Who knew all the balls went nilly willy everywhere, but the black ball does not budge?

Monday, June 1, 2009