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Friday, June 11, 2010

Another world cup

We may be watching soccer, but my card shark nephew has made it to the final table at a limit hold 'em tournament at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He's currently ninth at a table of 10 survivors from a field of 476, who paid $2,000 each to get in. Cards fly again at 2:30 this afternoon. Top prize is $203,600 -- he's guaranteed $12,561. Go, G.B.!

Comments (10)

Maybe I should have my daughter learn poker...she could use some cash to pay for college!

Props. I was just reading in Inc. that there are some companies where it's a big red flag for an applicant not to play poker ... not in the way that golf was, but because it means you miss that training in computing odds continuously and in negotiations.

With blinds at $5k/$10k, he'll have to make a move pretty quickly. If he can double up, he could move up the ladder. I wish him all the luck.

Beats working!

"Beats working", 'Its a hard way to make an easy living' is the saying......

Can World Series Poker end in a 0-0 tie?

Good luck to your nephew.
Is this one shown on TV?

Oh man! Losing all in with the nut flush to fours full of sevens is a respectable way to exit in 8th place with $21,025!

The hand before where the guy killed him with the straight was the crusher, although that full boat on the river was a bad beat.

I spent most of yesterday afternoon in Vegas with a colleague from long ago who did well in one of the early events at this year's WSOP.

If you've got a few hundred dollars, afternoons free for most of the next months or so, and some calculus and linear geometry coursework, Prof. Steve Bleiler is teaching an upper-division/grad level course "The Mathematics of Poker" starting June 21.

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