WSOP Update/Bracelet Winners

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Ted Forrest

Beat Phil Hellmuth heads-up to win his 6th bracelet at the WSOP.  Hellmuth, who was gunning for a record 14th bracelet, and Forrest exchanged the chip lead 12 times. Forrest, a future Hall-of-Famer, won this same event back in 1993, his first bracelet.

Did you know?
Phil Hellmuth has a record 103 cashes at the WSOP and nearly half of them, 49, have been final tables.  Another remarkable stat?  He’s finished first 13 times and second 10 times.

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Hellmuth Blow-Ups


Vanessa Selbst

The proud owner of three World Series of Poker bracelets, Selbst is the #1 female player in the world. She is one of the best period. Selbst ties Barbara Enright for the bracelet lead among women, all of Selbst’s coming in ‘open’ events.

Selbst is the only player to wi the same North American Poker Tour event twice.

Bracelets
2008: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha $227,933
2012:  $2,500 10-Game Six Handed $244,259
2014: $25,000 Mixed Max NLHE $871,148

Fun Facts
Davidi Kitai is one of only five players to win poker’s ‘triple crown’, joining Gavin Griffin, Bertrand Grospellier, Jake Cody and Roland de Wolfe.  The triple crown consists of a WSOP, WPT and EPT title.

World Poker Tour

Buying in for the Big One!

Jean Robert Bellande, one of the original ‘Bad Boys’ of professional poker, proudly standing at the cage with his $1 million entry fee for Event #57, the Big One for One Drop.  JRB, one of 56 players vying for the championship and the largest prize in sports history – more than $20 million.

Listen to our Q&A w/ Jean-Robert Bellande
The Millionaire Maker

The 2014 Millionaire Maker produced one of the largest fields in poker history with 7,997 runners.  Wow.  Jonathan Dimmig, proudly wearing a Buffalo Sabres jersey, took it down and is now $1.3 million richer.  
Fact:
  Dimmig turned his intial investment, a $1500 entry fee, into 867 future buy-ins of the same value.  That’s what you call a fantastic ROI.

45th Annual World Series of Poker

Bracelet winners so far:

Event #1:  Roland Reparejo ($82,835)
$500 buy-in Casino Employees Championship
Event #2:  Vanessa Selbst ($871,148)
$25,000 Mix Max
Event #3:  Brandon Shack-Harris (205,634)
$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Event #4:  Kyle Cartwright ($360,435)
$1,000 No Limit Hold’em
Event #5:  Tuan Le ($335,324)
$10,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
Event #6:  Alex Bolotin ($255,211)
$1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Event #7:  Ted Forrest ($121,196)
$1,500 Razz
Event #8:  Jonathan Dimmig ($1,319,587)
Millionaire Maker
Event #9:  Jeff Smith ($323,125)
$1,000 No Limit Hold’em
Event #10:  Brock Parker ($443,407)
$10,000 Limit Omaha Split 8 or Better
Event #11:  Justin Bonomo ($449,980)
$1,500 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Event #12:  Gregory Kolo ($169,225)
$1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em
Event #13:  Paul Volpe ($253,524)
$10,000 2-7 Single Draw Lowball
Event #14:  Nick Kost ($283,275)
$1,500 Limit Omaha Hi/Low
Event #15:  Davidi Kitai ($508,640)
$3,000 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em
Event #16:  Todd Bui ($124,510)
$1,500 Limit 2-to-7 Draw
Event #17:  Dan Heimiller ($627,462)
$1,000 Seniors Championship
Event #18:  George Danzer ($294,792)
$10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship
Event #19:  Ted Gillis ($514,027)
$1,500 No Limit Hold’em
Event #20:  Kory Kilpatrick ($254,891)
$3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout
Event #21:  Dominik Nietsche ($335,659)
$1,000 No Limit Hold’em
Event #22:  Christopher Wallace ($507,614)
$10,000 HORSE Championship
Event #23:  Doug Polk (251,969)
$1,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo
Event #24:  Kevin Eyster ($622,998)
$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed
Event #25:  John Kabbaj ($267,327)
$2,500 Seven Card Stud/Omaha Hi Low
Event #26:  Andrew Rennhack ($408,993)
$1,500 No Limit Holdem

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WSOP Update, Fun Fact, Britain’s Greatest Gambler & Steve Garvey’s Hair?

 

Hey High Rollers, very exciting time of year…WSOP time…Can Phil Hellmuth get #14?  He headlines a final table in the RAZZ event, same one the ‘Poker Brat’ took down two years ago for bracelet #12.  Of course, Phil the only player to win the WSOP & the WSOPE main events.  Brandon Cantu is also at the final table along with David Bach….stacked folks.  You can watch th live link at wsop.com

Vanessa Selbst – Legend?

Yes, we’d say!  The American just captured her third WSOP bracelet in the 25k mixed max event featuring one of the best fields ever in poker.  What a resume!  She’s won close to $11 million making her the all-time female money winner.  She’s got three bracelets: 2008 $1500 pot-limit Omaha for $227,000, 2012 10-game 6 handed for $244,000 and now the mix max for $871,000. In 2010, Selbst won the NAPT Mohegan Sun main event for $750,000 and then won it again the next year. Her biggests core?  € 1,300,000 ($1.82m) for her first place finish at the 2010 Partouche Poker Tour.

She also has two final tables on the World Poker Tour, one at the 2011 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic and another at the 2013 WPT Borgata Poker Open. Her WPT earnings total $849,788.  She’s won more than $4 million in High Roller events alone…that’s a High Roller folks.

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2014 WSOP Bracelet Winners:

1) Roland Reparejo, $82,000 (Casino Employees)

2) Vanessa Selbst, $871,000 (25k mix max)

3) Brandon Shack-Harris, $205,000  PLO

4) Kyle Cartwright, $360,000  NLHE

5) Tuan Le, $365,000 Deuce to 7

WSOP Fun Fact:

Pascal LeFrancois Interview

After winning his bracelet in 2010, Canadian Pascal LeFrancois posed for the winner’s photo topless.  Following a dare from friends, he kept his word and removed his shirt for the bracelet photo – what had to be a WSOP first.  During our interview on High Roller radio, LeFranscois answered a few questions in French – What was a HRR first!

A Gamblers Edge

The story goes, as told on High Roller Radio by Howard Schwartz, the legendary gaming historian and long-time owner of the famed Gambler’s Book Club in La Vegas, that a professional poker player was sitting at his table, in the middle of his game, when he noticed in the distance on television San Diego Padres first baseman Steve Garvey’s hair.   Why is that important?  “Well, remember, the poker player was pro,” Schwartz continues in monologue, “A pro will bet on anything if he thinks he’s got an edge.  The Padres were playing the Giants at Candlestick Park and the over/under was four runs.  Garvey’s hair?  It was blowing toward home plate, blowing in and blowing hard too.  So, he figured, with a strong wind, the teams would be hard pressed to score four runs.  He made the bet and won.  That’s called finding an edge.”

Howard Schwartz Clips

The Hole-in-One Gang

This is how you do it High Rollers; an outstanding example of a well-educated and slyly calculated value bet.  A professional gambler would call it, ‘finding an edge.’  It’s amazing how just a slight edge can make good gamblers great and great gamblers legendary.  If you’re in the wagering business, you’ve got to, I repeat, you’ve got to find an edge.  Enter Paul Simmons and John Carter, a couple of slick dudes who put in the work, crunched the numbers, and found an edge.  A big one too!  The boys studied a ton of historical data and calculated the odds of a hole-in-one at the British Open to be roughly 50/50, ‘Even-Steven’s’, as the kids might say on the playground.  Collectively, they were pretty sure several unsuspecting bookies would offer considerably higher odds than the evens, or less, and they were right!  Spectacularly right.  The bookies didn’t know what him them.  So, the boys found their edge.  Now, it was time to capitalize.  They placed a large number of relatively small bets all over the country at odds of up to 100/1.  What an edge!  You guessed it; Brian Marchbank scored an ace during the major championship and the boys scored huge. Depending on whom you believe, the pair won somewhere between £600,000 and £1 million – proving that bookies and the house can be beat if you find an edge.

Britain’s Greatest Gambler?

Money is no object to the true High Roller.  The Phil Ivey’s, Patrik Antonius’ and Tom Dwan’s of the world, the guys who have no fear and no regard for money, they’re the true gamblers.  Like Archie Karas, Nick ‘the Greek, Dandelos and Stuey Ungar before them, the true gambler is willing to put it all on the line, at any time, so long as they like the odds. Have you ever heard of Harry Findlay?  Certainly not as well known to the public as the aforementioned High Rollers, but Harry Findlay is indeed a kindred spirit to them.  He’s made and lost more than most will ever know. In October 2007, Findlay, arguably Britain’s greatest ever gambler, was so convinced New Zealand would win rugby’s World Cup, a ‘sure thing’he thought, so confident he advised friends and family to put everything they had on it. His personal wager?  An astonishing $2.7 million!  Oops! The legendary ‘All-Blacks’, as the New Zealand squad is known, not only didn’t win the World Cup, they lost to France and didn’t even advance past the quarter finals.  After the France victory he said, “I thought Dan Carter was a God, the dimension that made them unbeatable.  Fundamentally, I believe I was right in my assessment of the ‘All Blacks’ as a team but it didn’t work out.  I will never again bet on rugby because I could never fancy a team as much as I fancied that New Zealand side.” Yes, even great gamblers lose.  Don’t feel too sorry for Mr. Findlay though, over the years he’s won tens of millions, much of that on Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and his own horses.  “When I left school at 16,” he says, “all my mates found jobs and I said, ‘I wouldn’t work for two grand a week at the jobs you lot are doing. Get up at seven, leave the kids, go to London, come back tired at eight, too knackered to enjoy the weekends with the kids and then do it again Monday to Friday.’ They said I was mad, but who’s wrong?” That’s it right there – the life of a gamble, the appeal, the freedom to come and go as you please.  Gamblers are a different breed.

 

Johnny Moss, Doyke Brunson and Great Prop Bets

Hey High Rollers, they’re heads-up in Event #1 – the Casino Employees Championsip…$500 buy-in with $82k going to the winner…By the way, Chad Holloway won the event last year….we’ve had him on the show a few times…great stuff www.highrollerradio.net under the Interviews tab.

Plus…the WSOP LIVE streams are feeding the poker public all the final tables…great drama.  David Tuchman is the host, he’s fantastic…we’ve had him on as well…again, Interviews tab.

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Johnny Moss

On January 25, 1971, a feature article, written by Edwin Shrake, on 3-time world champion Johnny Moss, appeared in Sports Illustrated.  The lengthy piece helped to shape the Johnny Moss legend.  In the article, Moss told Shrake the games he found himself in, back in those days, were absolutely insane:

“If you played a week you could win a million dollars, win it in a night if it shaped up right,” Johnny Moss recalls. “There were games, like at the old Metropolitan Hotel in Fort Worth, that nobody would believe the sums involved if I told you today. You got to be a good gambler, anyhow, to get rich in the oil business. Some of them players came out worth $40 million, what with poker and dice and oil leases and whatnot. Money didn’t mean nothing to them, but gambling did. Some of them big old-time oilmen still play in big poker games, but only for the pleasure of stepping on a professional gambler if they can. I like to see them come around.”
(Poker Legends)

The Golden Touch

Dominic ‘The Dominator” LoRiggio teamed up with Frank Scoblete, another professional craps shooter whose authored several books on the subject, including Golden Touch Dice Control, and over the years the pair made hundreds of thousands of dollars together.  While Scoblete is one of the world’s leading authorities on dice throwing, he admits it was LoRiggio who had the golden arm and The Golden Touch.

NOTE:  Think about this; the odds of rolling a seven are 1 in 6.  LoRiggio once went on a 53 minute roll without crapping out, earning him $27,000 in the process.

Blackjack Shrine

The Blackjack Hall of Fame is housed at the Barona Casino in San Diego, California.  Each inductee gets a permanent lifetime comp for full room, food, and beverage but they first must agree to never play on Barona’s tables.  In winter 2002, a diverse selection of 21 blackjack experts, authors, and professional players were nominated for membership.  The public voted online and in January, 2003, at the Blackjack Ball, the first seven members were inducted into the Hall of Fame, an event hosted by renowned blackjack author Max Rubin.


Robert Maxwell
The late, great, media tycoon wasn’t one to waste time in the casino!  At Le Ambassadeurs Casino in London, Maxwell posted one of the quickest and largest losses in casino history while playing three roulette wheels at the same.  He dropped an amazing £1.5 million in under three minutes.  That works out to about £8000 a second.  Wow.

Proposition Betting

The Vegan Dare:  Howard Lederer, a vegetarian, was bet $10,000 by fellow pro Daid Grey that he wouldn’t eat a cheeseburger. Without hesitation, Lederer ordered one up and devoured it.  Grey hates olives, so Lederer offered him a chance to keep his money by simply downing a few.  Grey passed and tossed Lederer the cash.

Could you live in Iowa?
Johnny ‘World’ Hennigan, a big time pro and one of the best players on the planet, is a big city boy.  He just loves the action.  But when some friends wagered a six-figure sum he couldn’t spend six weeks libng in Des Moines, Iowa, Hennigan jumped on it.  ”I’ll work on my golf game,” he thought.  He lasted two days and lost the bet.

Ocean Potion

Phil Hellmuth and his pal Huck Seed, the 1996 world champion, were relaxing near the ocean and Phil made the proposition Huck couldn’t stand in the water, up to his shoulders, for 18 hours.  The bet? $50,000.  Seed took the challenge and waded out…he lasted just three hours.


Doye does the Business
The legendary Doyle Brunson used to have a serious weight problem and, over the years, has lost hundreds of thousands on weight loss proposition bets.  But in 2003, he exacted some revenge, winning a 10/1 wager on $100,000 that he couldn’t get belwo 300 pounds.  Thanks to Atkins and Weight Watchers the 10-time braceket winner picked up more than $1 million.

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WSOP Starts Tomorrow! WSOP Highlights.

Hey High Rollers, we’re on the eve of the World Series of Poker…where good players become great players and great players become legends.  To get you in the mood, we have some WSOP Did you know?’s for you.  Enjoy.

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Johnny Chan

In 1987, the ‘Oriental Express’ became the first forign born player to win the world championship, proving the WSOP was a global affair.  He beat 152 players and pocketed $625,000 for his efforts.

In 1988, Johnny Chan went back-to-back in the main event defeating 167 players.  All the while, Chan kept an orange on his chips to combat the smell of smoke in the room.  He would bite into the orange to release its fresh aroma.

The late Jerry Buss, a poker fanatic and owner of the LA Lakers, promised Johnny Chan an NBA championship ring if he could win three in a row.  Incredibly, in 1989, Chan navigated a field of 178 players to find himself heads-up with Phil Hellmuth, a 24 year old from Wisconsin.  Hellmuth won!  While Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar have also won two world champions in a row, Chan is the last person to do it.  The Hall of Famer has won 10 bracelets, tied for seond on the all-time list with Doyle Brunson.

Hellmuth Hype
True legend.  On June 11th, 2007 “The Poker Brat” became the only player to win 11 WSOP bracelets, topping a huge field of 2,628 in a $1500 buy-in event.  Five years later Hellmuth beat Don Zewin, who finished third in the main event the year the ‘Poker Brat’ won, to capture barcelet #12 in a $2,500 razz event.  Then, in the fall that same year, 2012, Hellmuth secured his dominance by taking down the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe main event for #13.  He is the only player to win both the flagship WSOP championship in Las Vegas and the WSOP Europe main event.

Mainstream?
1972 world champion Amarillo Slim Preston parlayed his title and charismatic personality into national publicity tour that led to 11 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.  Slim was also featured on 60 Minutes.  Thanks to Preston CBS ensured a camera would be at the main event the following year to a total of 11 appearances on The Tonight Show and also a feature on 60 Minutes.  In 1973, a CBS camera crew was on hand to film a documentary about poker’s marquis event.

Tom McEvoy

In 1983, McEvoy became the first to parlay a satellite entry into a world championship.  It was also the first year amateurs outnumbered professionals in mian event.

Tom McEvoy Q&A

The idea of a ‘satellite’ was dreamed up by WSOP poker manager Eric Drache, who spied a group of players in a cash game playing with just about $1,000 each. He suggested they play a single-table freezeout for a main event buy-in. So, they did and just like that one of them was in the big dance and the satellite was born.

Annette Obrestad

To this day, she is still the youngest bracelet winnerat 18 years and 364 days old, despite a total of 38 bracelets being awarded at the WSOP Europe and five more at the WSOP Asia Pacific, with all 43 events being open to players 18 or older.  She won
£1,000,000 and a place in WSOP history as the first player under the age of 21 to win a gold bracelet.

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Legends, Did you know? & dealing with Drunks at the Table

Hey High Rollers, been working hard the oast few days vamping up our Did you know? section…a ton of interesting anecdotes from the world of professional poker and gambling.  Be sure to check it out: http://highrollerradio.net/Did_you_know__3.html

Also, have added some new pages to our Legends of the Game section…Benny Binion, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Moss, Mike Matusow, Phil Hellmuth, Scotty Nguyen and many more featured.  Check it out:  http://highrollerradio.net/Legends_2.html

Plus…Lori Kolstad is back with Lori Tells…this week, dealing with drunk and chauvinistic players at the poker table.  Enjoy.

 

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“Lori Tells…”
May 26th, 2014

A Session in the Life of a Low Stakes Casino Cash Grindin’ Girl

It’s another Friday night, and I head into work. My profession is a lil’ different than most.

While most of my friends are going on dates with their significant others, putting their

children to bed or watching TV and winding down from their workdays, I have closed

up shop in the lingerie business and ready for my night shift~poker. I play 40 hours or

more a week in my local casinos in Biloxi, Mississippi, and tonight is my usual “busy”night.

As I drive in, I try to prepare my mind for the battle against mostly recreational, inebriated,

touristy players. I steel myself for the constant babble of inexperienced players that we all

endure night after night, session after session in low stakes 1-3 NL tables. For me, however,

I endure a little more than most of my poker playing friends. There’s been a lot of talk

lately about women in poker. For all the belief that the game is the same for men and women,

I am here to tell you that it is most definitely NOT the same! Just in the course of one session,

I usually am bombarded with table talk that is purely chauvinistic.

What I hear? Let me give you a few examples just from the past 40 hours of play.

Donkey:

“This is the BIG boys’ game. Are you just killing time while you wait for

your husband?”

Lori’s brain:

“Yes, you certainly ARE a big boy! That’s great! You will have the mass

behind you to ship those chips faster in my direction.”

Donkey:

“Little lady, the poker table is no place for a sweetheart like you. Let’s go

somewhere nicer and we can play strip poker.”

Lori’s brain:

“I now know why you are here at 9 pm on a Friday night. With lines like that, you

are not likely to go out on any dates.”

Donkey:

“I fold. You must have it. No offense, but, honey, women don’t know how to

bluff. You will never be able to win in the end because of that. I will never pay

you off. No chips from me, baby!”

Lori’s Brain:

“ Are these imaginary chips that I am stacking? I’ve made you fold by the turn

to the tune of about 70 bbs by my calculations, but, what do I know? I’m just

a girl.”

Donkey:

(After he reraises me when the nut flush draw that I had been betting hits)

“Honey, I hit my card, just fold. I don’t wanna take your chips.”

Lori’s Brain:

“Donkey, EVERY card is your card! Just shove on me so I can snap you off, HONEY.”

As you can see, part of my job description is learning to tune this out, master my own mind-set, and make the most +EV decisions with every deal. It’s not online where I can

just shut off the chat , and sometimes, in spite of having to listen to these ignorant players,

I am happy to be in total control of the table texture.I am in my element, and as long as I know

this and they do not, I will win. as long as I am underestimated, I have a clear advantage.

Players, the next time you see a cute little thing sitting at your table, remember:

You just may be up against a female warrior.

‘Til next time, I wish you “rungood” , loose tables and most of all +EV from the felt

in Biloxi!

Lori Kolstad

Lori is a strictly cash game player of 11 years. She is the owner of the largest vintage lingerie site in the world, an activist for the Poker Players Alliance, Social Media Specialist, radio show hostess and fights daily for federal online poker legislation from her home in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Catholic Church on Gambling, Dostoevsky on Problem Gambling, Scandal

Hey High Rollers, been working hard to upgrade our Did you know? section…six pages now, chalk full of poker/gambking tidbits.  Simply visit www.highrollerradio.net and click Did you know?  Plus, check out our interview with blackjack card counter Colin Jones, who was featured in the documentary Holy Rollers; the true story of card counting Christians….this guy’s a professional.  What do you do on a soft 18?  Be sure to listen.

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The Catholic Church on Gambling?

The Catholic Church holds the position that there is no moral impediment to gambling, so long as it is fair, all bettors have a reasonable chance of winning, there is no fraud involved, and the parties involved do not have actual knowledge of the outcome of the bet (unless they have disclosed this knowledge).

Tidbit

Many popular games played in modern casinos originate from Europe and China. Games such as craps, baccarat, roulette, and blackjack originate from Europe.  A version of keno, an ancient Chinese lottery game, is popular worldwide, in casinos and on scratch tickets.

Russian Roulette

The Russian writerDostoevsky (himself a problem gambler), portrays the psychological effects of gambling in his novella The Gambler. He associates gambling and the idea of ‘getting rich quick’, suggesting Russians have an infinity for gambling.  The association between Russians and gambling has fed legends of the origins of Russian Roulette.

Sports Betting 101

Scandal

Banned from baseball, Pete Rose highlights our compilation of the biggest sports betting scandals ever.  Remember the ‘Blacksox’?
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Tom McEvoy
1983 world champion, defeating Rod Peete heads-up in, what was then, the longest mano a mano battle in WSOP history.  The two played for more than seven hours.  He’s won 4 bracelets, written more than dozen poker books and is a newly minted member of the Poker Hall of Fame, Class of 2013:
Full Interview 

Suggested Listening:

Dan Lubin:  Inventor of EZ Pai Gow and a table games designer in Vegas.
Robert Turner: Inventor of Omaha poker and a 1993 bracelet winner.

Poker Quotes
Legend of the game, world champion Jack Strauss:
“I think Texans just got a lot more guts has a lot to do with it, most other folks just don’t take the heat when you start playin’ real poker. In Texas you grow up playin’ poker, it’s a Texas game.” 

Jeopardy & Poker?

Arthur Chu, a 30-year-old voice actor, won more than $100,000 in four appearances on the CBS game show Jeopardy.  Chu actively sought out Daily Double’s and abandoned conventional play by starting with the larger dollar values and working his way ‘up’ the board instead of the lowly $100 categories.  Some fans of the show were offended by his style while others praised his apparent understanding of Game Theory and concepts often employed in poker.  Here’s what this trivia whiz had to say about his approach:
     “Back in the day everybody kept their money.  It was like a cash game in poker. Once you’ve gotten enough money, why risk more money? Why make a big bet? If I know I’ve got $18,000 in the bank and someone’s like, “Hey, want to bet $8,000 that you know the answer to this question?” No. Why would I do that? Am I a gambling addict? Am I stupid?  In order to encourage big bets, Jeopardy! is now winner-take-all. Only the person in first place keeps their total at the end of the game. Everyone else gets the consolation prize. If you have $20,000 and someone else has $20,001, you get second prize, which is $2,000. If you are in third place and the two other players have $5 more than you, no matter how much money you have, you take home $1,000. There’s a very powerful incentive to be aggressive. You really do need to make sure you win the game. The most important thing isn’t the absolute number of dollars you have on the board. It’s how strongly you’re beating the other players. How far ahead are you? What’s the spread?”
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Ben Affleck Banned, Bobby Hoff, Poker Trivia & a Joke

Hey High Rollers, been busy with the Derrick & Dannenmann show on Your Poker Radio Thursday night’s at 8pm.  You can check it out at www.highrollerradio.net Channel 1.  Dannenmann, of course, the 2005 main event runner-up…called Hellmuth a ‘punk’ at the ’05 Tournament of Champions.  This guy’s great….if you haven’t lsitened yet, please do.  By the way, if you have a question for Steve or myself, send it to us on twitter or facebook @highrollerradio.

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Ben Affleck Banned

Actor Ben Affleck, star of such mobies as Armageddon, Argo and Good Will Hunting, is no longer allowed ro play blackjack at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.  Why?  Apparently he’s too good. TMZ.com quoted insiders as saying Affleck was counting cards, using math to predict future outcomes.  He is allowed to play other games at the casino.


Bobby Hoff

After several Bad Beats, Hoff finished second in the 1979 main event to Hal Fowler, was widely regarded as one of the best cash game players ever. He was a winner from the start, making money in each of his first 40 sessions. Hoff eventually went broke and had to take jobs as a craps and blackjack dealer before taking a shot at grinding blackjack for a living. Because of card counting, he was barred from every casino in the Silver State and was forced back into poker and put together a legendary career.

Poker in Main Stream

Have you seen the episode of Criminal Minds where the killer enters a 50k buy-in Texas Hold’em Tournament and ‘The Team’ decides to hit up Rossi, a best-selling author, for the entry fee – for Reid to play?  Reid, the young whiz-kid, presents a mathematical equation for ‘knowing when to raise’.  It was a 1st prize winner take all tournament.

Gold’s Auction

Jamie Gold’s main event bracelet from his 2006 World Series of Poker championship sold for a whopping $65,725 in an online auction.  It’s a stunning piece of jewelry containing more than seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold.
 
 Poker Trivia

The odds of being dealt AK suited are 331-1.

Great Shirt

“I put a fucking move on Chan!”  Great quote from the movie Rounders, on a great shirt worn by former guest of High Roller Radio, Zachary Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells.  

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Poker Quotes

“There are few things so unpardonably neglected in our country as poker!  The upper-class knows very little about it.  Why, I have known clergymen, good men, kind hearted, liberal, sincere and all that, who did not know the meaning of ‘flush’.  It is enough to make one ashamed of the species.”

Mark Twain

Quick Joke:
A guy comes home from his weekly poker game and sheepishly says to his wife, “Honey, I’m sorry, I lost you in a poker game.”  Startled, she wondered, “How did you do that?”
“It wasn’t easy,” he replied.  “I had to fold a straight flush.”

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Get cracking with Chips and more or Porker strategy or Stay Sane and Play the Game

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We all know chips are synonymous with power in porker. And being short-stacked can drown the zeal, so obviously you need maximum you can afford. New players often wonder, how many chips to buy? It is suggested that you buy at least as much as the runner up in the game if not as much as the winner. This is because the winner might have a several pots full of these chips and it may cost a bit too much. No one should put a big dent in their pocket, as this may break your concentration and you won’t enjoy until the mind is at peace.

It is often best to buy 30 times the small bet in Hold’em and 40 times for seven-stud. Some casinos also allow Benjamin’s ($100 bills) to be used like chips, though you still need to buy-in.

Do not use your chips directly from the plastic chip rack at the table. It makes the game slow and some of the casinos do not even allow this. Simply place the chips on the table and play on.

The sharks might nibble down your chip pots if they observe you are unsure of where you are putting your money, and if your heart is not into the game. So once you buy chips and sit to play, consider your money as “play money” only and not a means to satisfy your family needs. So do not use your family fund, rather use only that amount of money which you are ready to take risk on and won’t make much of a difference even if you lose.

Playing with a small stack is a miserable site, you must have enough money to sustain a few losses or till you get good cards. You must have the enough funds to bluff, play and avoid panic if you if you don’t win a round. You must have sufficient chips that when you so that, when you get a great hand, you can bet upon it big. It is ironical that one has a monster hand and no money to bet with.

It is best to either buy more chips or quit playing when you are left with lesser chips to help you sail through five big bets. It is believed that if you cannot play strong and fearless, do not play at all.

So it is important not to put more than 10 percent of your bankroll on any single session.Rush refers to winning several hands in a row, and this is most difficult to do or happen. It is not easy because the even if you are playing ten-person Hold’em game, the probability of you being a winner is 9 by 1. And even if you win one, the chances of winning the next is again 9 by 1.

Rushes put you in a porker heaven and even the most seasoned players dread such a winner and move out of the way. This is when the figments your thoughts start going wild and you flow with the tide. It gets riskier if you start thinking you are invincible and go on gambling, betting and ending up your stack.  Play sane and don’t take too many risks. This is the secret of keeping you stack of chips and keep counting.

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What Not To Do In A Casino & Chip Stacker Supreme

 

 

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Steve Dannenmann’s 
‘Top Ten’ 
Things NOT to do in a Casino:

1. Never, ever, ever play Ace-three at the poker table…it seriously could cost you millions…
2. Don’t block the line at the ATM machine before midnight waiting for yet another withdraw cause you didn’t bring 2 ATM cards…
3. Don’t pack the casinos pillows in your suitcase, airport security will always catch you…still just saying
4. Don’t yell “baby needs a new pair of shoes” at the roulette wheel… that’s a craps table play
5. Don’t get caught dipping casino chips in your beer then betting your lucky number on the roulette wheel
6. Don’t ever stay at a casino that has their name on the towels, just saying…
7. Don’t get caught staring at the waitresses name badge while sitting next to your girlfriend at a slot machine…
8. Don’t ask other players what the count is at the blackjack table when the pit boss walks by…
9. Don’t lose all your money in the casino and make your girlfriend walk the vegas strip in heels…for 26 blocks….
10. Don’t take 2 ATM cards with you to the casino…not a good idea.

(Be sure to catch ‘Derrick & Dannenmann’, with 2005 main event runner-up Steve Dannenmann, Thursday’s at 8pm and 11pm eastern time on Your Poker Radio, visit www.highrollerradio.net and click Channel 1)

The Chip Stacker
Here’s what artist and sculpture professor Liu Jianhua painstakingly constructed a handful of years ago using an incredible array of styles and colors. 

Titanic Thompson

Amarillo Slim is widely known to have learned many of his proposition bet schemes from Alvin Clarence Thomas, a gambler and hustler, known as ‘Titanic Thompson.’  His reputation as a golfer, card player, marksman and pool shark is legendary, his skills often compared to Merlin himself.  ‘Titanic Thompson’ travelled the USA wagering at cards, dice games, even horseshoes and he’d make enormous prop bets when he had the obvious edge. 
A roving gambler in an age when gamblers carried guns for protection, it’s believed Thomas killed five men in his life; shot four of them shot in self-defence when they tried to rob him of his winnings one night.  He was also involved in a high-stakes poker game that escalated into, what was then called, the
 ‘Crime of the Century’.

Fun Fact:

After taking 500 bucks off a rival in a pool game one night, a spectator asked, “what’s his name?” The opponent replied, “It must be Titanic; cause he sinks everybody.”

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Nolan Dalla Q&A

One of a Kind is the best-selling story of Stu Ungar, who became 3-time World Champion of Poker!

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Austin Powers & Poker, Richard Nixon, Locker Room Picks & More…

Hey High Rollers, still working hard on the website, tidying up pages in an effort to bring you the best possible product going.  We’re not flashy, but if you surf the site you will learn a ton about the game, its history and its characters.  www.highrollerradio.net

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Did you know?

Eric Seidel, who’s captured eight WSOP bracelets, was runner-up in the 1988 World Series of Poker main event to Johnny Chan, the final hand was immortalized in the 1998 film, Rounders.

Linda Jonston, “The First Lady of Poker”, was publisher of Card Player Magazine and was instrumental in the formation of the Tournament Director’s Association (TDA).

Morrissey’s, a lavish gambling parlour in New York, located at 5 West Twenty-Fourth Street, practically next door to the opulent Fifth Avenue Hotel, featured ‘outrageous’ gambling in the late 1870′s.   Banking tycoon August Belmont reportedly lost nearly $60,000, in just one night, and spent the rest of the evening dining on two finely cooked ducks – making the ducks, at a sinful $30,000 each, probably the most expensive meal ever eaten during the Gilded Age.

(King of Heists)

In the case of Baxter v. United States, legendary pro gambler Billy Baxter fought the Internal Revenue Service and won the right to count poker winnings as earned income. Because of the ruling, poker winnings are taxed at a lower rate than other forms of gambling.

Dewy Tomko has played the main event of the WSOP every year since 1974, the longest streak ever.

Henry Orenstein is the patent holder of the hole cam, which allows audiences to see player’s hole cards.  At the time of his induction into Poker’s Hall of Fame, he was a producer of the  Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament and High Stakes Poker.

The Gambler

To say it struck a chord with gamblers all over the world is to understate its simple genius.  What a song!  Kenny Rogers won the Grammy for best male vocalist in 1980 for the song, ‘The Gambler.”  As close to perfect a song will get, it quickly became one of the World’s all-time great anthems.
• Released – 1978
• Format – Vinyl
• Genre – country
• Label – United Artists
• Length – 3:32
• Songwriters: Hart, Lorenz / Rodgers, Richard



The River Baby
 
This has got to be one of the most popular t-shirts in our collection.  Imagine showing up to your home game in this beauty – Absolutely priceless!
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Greg Raymer
‘The Fossilman’

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Blackjack in the Movies

Austin Powers playing blackjack with Number 2…Number 2 is wearing an eye patch with x-ray vision and hits on 17 because he knows the next card is a FOUR. Austin Powers shows and deuce and a three and STAYS on 5.

The dealer advises him to hit but he says he likes to “live dangerously.” The dealer gets 20 and Austin loses.

This is the scene where he meets Allotta Fachina.

Blackjack Hall of Fame

‘Blackjack Pete’

Lyle Berman, a three-time WSOPbracelet winner, has been elected into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame – It’s 1st member and much deserved too…this guy changed poker with theWPT.

“Lyle is not only a fierce competitor at the highest limits, he completely and indelibly changed the world of poker when he co-founded the World Poker Tour,” Canterbury Park’s Senior Director of Card Casino Operations Michael Hochman said in a statement. “We talked to a great deal of people about inaugural nominees into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame, and literally everyone’s first answer was Lyle Berman.”

Berman is from Minneapolis.
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‘Tricky Dick’
The 37th president of the United States loved to play poker and actually financed his run for Congress with poker winnings.
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Scotty Nguyen
(pronounced ‘win’)
• 5 WSOP bracelets
• 1998 World Champ
• 1 World Poker Tour title
• 8 final tables on the WPT

Did you know?  Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow, one of the best players on the planet, wrote in his book,Check Raising the Devil, that a few days before the 1998 Main Event had a dream, which vividly depicted Nguyen as the Champion.  Despite his friends and mother’s objection, Matusow decided to opt out of the tournament and instead give his entry fee to Scotty for 33 per cent of whatever Nguyen might win.  One week later, Nguyen is World Champion and ‘The Mouth’ was $333,333 richer – his share of the $1 million payday.

Tidbit: One day after the 1998 World Championship, Scotty Nguyen’s brother was killed in a car accident back home in Vietnam.  To this day, Nguyen does not wear his Main Event gold bracelet