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Jack McClelland, Vadim Trincher, Quote of Night, UFC 33, Greatest Fight in History?

 

Tribute to Jack McClelland:
After five decades as one of the world’s preeminent tournament directors, Jack McClelland, on December 6th, 2013, called it a career.  And what a career it was!  He first earned the TD title in 1984, at the Worl…d Series of Poker. He went on to run the Grand Prix of Poker at the Golden Nugget Casino.  McClelland was the first tournament director to host events at Commerce Casino in Southern California.  His resume includes international poker tournament in locales like the Isle of Man, St. Petersburg, Russia, Vienna, Cyprus and Aruba. For the past decade, McClelland has been running the tournaments at Bellagio, where he helped launch some of the earliest events on the World Poker Tour. He was there, at the helm, for the very first event of the WPT, in May of 2002.  His last event?  The 2013 WPT Five Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic.
Shuffle up and retire, right?

High Roller Radio Quote of the Night:

My grandmother taught me how to play, starting with two-cent ante, nickel-limit seven-card stud. I was kept broke until I was ten years old because I couldn’t throw a hand away (laughs). But I learned a lot about math playing poker.
– Jack McClelland

High Roller Radio Quote of the Day:

“When I was a kid, I thought that’s what big people did — you throw dice against the wall. That’s the way I was raised forever,” Bob Stupak said in the must-have biography by John Smith, No Limit: The Rise and Fall of Bob Stupak and Las Vegas’ Stratosphere Tower, referring to his parents to ran numbers and spread dice games.

StarCraft like drug addiction?

Some state officials in South Korea think play on computer games such as “StarCraft” — now in its second edition — has gotten so out of control that being obsessed with it should be classified as an illness, along with gambling and drug addictions.  What do you think?

WPT Star in Trouble

Legal troubles for World Poker Tour champion Vadim Trincher, whose admitted to being involved with an illegal sports betting operation that catered to wealthy bettors in the U.S. and Europe. Trincher’s business typically dealt with soccer matches.   He coul have spent decades in prison but thanks to a plea deal had that reduced to between 21 to 27 months in prison.  Trincher is 52 years old.

Did you know?  Lindsay Lohan has reportedly angered casino officials in Connecticut.  Management at Foxwoods not happy after paying the pop culture star a ridiculous $50,000 to judge a costume contest on Halloween.  She was supposed to be there at 10 p.m. and didn’t show until after midnight.  Lohan also skipped the red carpet festivities.  Foxwoods also paid Floyd Mayweather to be a judge and the boxing star was perfectly punctual.

UFC Fight Night 33

Spectacular night of fights in Australia, in particular the ehabvyweight clash between Antonio ‘BigFoot’ Silva and Marc Hunt!  Sick fight, a 5 round war for the ages, perhaps the greatest ther sport has ever seen.  It was a unanimous draw with one judge scoring it 48-47 for Hunt, and the other two having it tied at 47-47…wow.  They were both overjoyed with the outcome and Dana White rewarded them with ‘Fight of the Night’ honors and gave both their win bonuses.  Nicely done boys.

Chris De Beer – “Absolutely amazing fight! Undoubtedly the greatest heavyweight fight of all time – we have been treated to some classics the last few months.”

(Comments from our guru, Chris de Beer)

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Chris De Beer – “Absolutely amazing fight! Undoubtedly the greatest heavyweight fight of all time – we have been treated to some classics the last few months.”

(Comments from our guru, Chris de Beer)