... whoever you are.
And the WSOP Main Event wraps up until November 9th. Here's the final table:
Seat 1: Dennis Phillips - 26,295,000 (M=32.46, Q=1.73)
Seat 2: Craig Marquis - 10,210,000 (M=12.60, Q=0.67)
Seat 3: Ylon Schwartz - 12,525,000 (M=15.46, Q=0.82)
Seat 4: Scott Montgomery - 19,690,000 (M=24.31, Q=1.29)
Seat 5: Darus Suharto - 12,520,000 (M=15.46, Q=0.82)
Seat 6: David 'Chino' Rheem - 10,230,000 (M=12.63, Q=0.67)
Seat 7: Ivan Demidov - 24,400,000 (M=30.12, Q=1.60)
Seat 8: Kelly Kim - 2,620,000 (M=3.23, Q=0.17)
Seat 9: Peter Eastgate - 18,375,000 (M=22.69, Q=1.21)
Yup, a virtual cornucopia of big names. At least the chips finally add up again (off by 15,000 from the starting chips, which works out to 1,666.67 per player. No big deal. Although the appearance of 666 again brings some numerological questions into play.) But what a structure. Final table, and with one exception, everyone's got some play left in their stacks.
Darus Suharto is from the mighty town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, so he's got my support automatically. Unless he's a complete asshole. He came in 448th in the 2006 ME for $26k. 39 years old.
Scott Montgomery is from Perth, Ontario, Canada... not that far from Toronto really (about a 3.5 - 4 hour drive). So he's who I want to see heads-up with Suharto. If Suharto is an ass, then Montgomery can win :). Although his favourite starting hand is JQh. Sharkscope stats are slim (r_a_y_m_a_n_d on Full Tilt, r_a_y sm on Stars, r_a_y_ on AP, and r_a_y on UB - home of his biggest online cash for $20k.) He's won 400k this year in live tournaments. 26 years old. 27 once the final table starts.
Nice how they put the Canucks next to eachother. Conspiracy!
Pauly likes Ylon Schwartz due to his wiseass answers to the player profile questionnaire, you've got to respect that. $250k in earnings over the years.
Dennis Philips has cashed in two WSOP circuit events this year, both at Tunica within days of each other. 7th and 9th place, on the 7th and 9th, but not respectively. Total value of that? A bit less than $5k.
Craig Marquis - $35k since last year. He looks like a complete tool in his Bluff picture.
David "Chino" Rheem - Nearly $600k in the past few years. Apparently the crowd favourite. Funny how he's also got the biggest earnings so far...
Ivan Demidov - $63k in the last 3 years, including his biggest score in a $1k event at the WSOP for $39k. I'm assuming he's the Russian who didn't trust anyone so didn't have an endorsement deal locked up before yesterday's play started. Good plan on his part now that he's second in chips. Assuming the Russian mafia don't decide to become his agent.
Kelly Kim - $250k career earnings. Sunglasses are so retarded at the table. Really people. You know you want to pull for this guy though - $2.6MM shortstack at the final table with 150000/300000/40000? Average stack is 15,207,222. He just made $900k and will come back with an M of 3.23 and a Q of 0.17. The next shortest stack has almost 4x his chips. Talk about an underdog.
Peter Eastgate - $84k from the Scandi open this year. 22 years old.
So everybody's got at least SOME sort of profile out there. Not COMPLETE unknowns. Although the chipleader seems to have the least success. I imagine he'll be getting a lot of advice and offers for training before he gets to the airport to head out.
Two, count 'em, TWO Canadians at the final table. Both form Ontario. Yup, we rock.
900k... kinda makes my 42nd in the 50/50 last night seem tiny by comparison. Oh wait, that looked tiny when it happened.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
... whoever you are.