Monday, July 27, 2009
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.
Friday, July 17, 2009
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
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
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.