Friday, July 31, 2009

Las Vegas Monorail

Monday, July 27, 2009

Downtown It's The Summer Of Love

Downtown on Fremont Street they're celebrating the 40th anniversary of the summer of love. I thought the summer of love was in 1967, but who's counting? They have free shows - The Grass Roots above - and Binions is displaying a tie-die Baldwin piano.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

6th Street

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Goodbye WSOP 2009 - Champions

Phil Ivey, besides winning 2 bracelets this year, made it to the final table of the main event to be played in November - he is considered the finest poker player today. Last year's H.O.R.S.E tournament winner, Scotty Nguyen (former world champion as well) happened to be seated next to this year's winner, David Bach, who is yawning. Bottom photo is full of champions - in the foreground, Todd Brunson (Doyle's son), in the background from left, Chris Ferguson, Doyle Brunson (both former world champions), Jeff Lisandro in the hat & blue shirt, winner of 3 bracelets this year and behind him, Barry Greenstein.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

WSOP - Main Event

Last year's champion, Peter Eastgate (top in the middle, next to Barry Greenstein's son, Joe Sebok)), didn't make it to the final table, but finished in the top 100 - not bad. Antonio Esfandiari busted out #24 and the last woman standing, Leo Margets, a Spanish firecracker, made it to #27 (over $300,000 in winnings).

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Frank Gehry Building

No, it's not coming down, it's going up. FANTASTIC crumpled building - looks like Godzilla stepped on it. And it's a brain institute - how is your brain ever going to get better in this building? Behind it is the World Market Center, a furniture store.

Friday, July 10, 2009

WSOP - The Mayhem Around Phil Helmuth

The all time bracelet winner and former champion, Phil Helmuth, attracts crowds and cameras wherever he goes. Just how do you play poker with all that mayhem?

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th July - Fremont St. Experience

Electronic fireworks and a patriotic display overhead at the Fremont St. Experience and then everybody has a 44 oz drink or two to celebrate Independence Day.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

WSOP - The Studs Of Poker & A Clever One

The handsome men of poker, Patrick Antonius and Gus Hansen. Vitaly Lunkin, not quite as cool looking, but he won the $40,000 buy-in hold 'em tournament (1.9 million) and came in 4th in the H.O.R.S.E.