Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Poker, it's a funny old game...

I've been thinking lately about Poker and how it's a funny game...

I was watching Ben Grundy on Sky Sports last night playing against Ram Vaswani, Antonio Esfandiari and some others at the William Hill poker open. Now i'm not going to say i know ben at all, but I read his blog ( http://milkybarkids.blogspot.com/ )and check for updates every day, and have posted comments on their and have had replies back. Also Matt Broughton http://thewasterblog.blogspot.com/ who is the editor of flush magazine and presenter on Poker Night Live, again i have had blog conversations with him both on blogger and on the Virgin Poker blog. Both are level headed and down to earth and both, especially Ben have great results at Poker. Ben finalled tables at the EPT final in Monte Carlo, i saw him on TV playing at the WSOP on the same table as Mike Matusow and he makes loads of money playing both holdem and omaha on the internet, i believe he is also sponsored by betfair or was. Which other sports with people at the same level as this, would bother to write a blog and respond to comments left by others???? Can you see Wayne Rooney writing er..well anything.. sorry bad example.... Can you see Steven gerrard writing a blog every few days about how he is doing at football? and respond back to comments people make? I doubt it..

There is also the money aspect. Recently in the Carlinbg Cup final, arseholes and chelski players kicked off at the end of the game in a pretty worthless cup competition (only worthless if united DON''T win it..!!) and then the reserves of the same two teams kicked off again the other night. Now thses players get paid well and are playing a game of football. In Poker, someone might bust you out of tournament say at the WSOP Main event final table heads up, $12 million 1st prize and say $6 Million second prize, if one guy gets a really bad beat and loses, he would get up and shake his opponents hand (apart from Mike Matusow and Phil Hellmuth that is) Now even though he has won a load in theory he lost a load as well.

I have a plan... Get Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba, Ricardo Carvalho, Arjen Robben, Michael Ballack, Emmanuele Addebayor, Robin van Persie, Gilberto Silva, Kolo Toure and Jens Lehman round a poker table and wait for the sparks to fly...

5 comments:

TheWaster said...

Can I at least deal? MB

M3monster said...

I think poker players are more down to earth - Ive spoken with Dpommo before i met him in vegas, and also the likes of Fossilman (greg raymer).

United113 said...

Hi Monster

Email me and let me know what your doing about the Virgin STT prize. I am probably do event 49 i think at the WSOP a $1500 NLHE event. Let me know what you plan to do..

Dremeber said...

Really like that last post of you. Never looked at it that way. It is indeed one of the few sports where top players interact very closely with the amatuer. The only sport I know which comes close is Cycling.

Feel free to add your blog to the New Poker Bloglisting, cause your blog would boost the quality of this listing.

http://poker.onbloglist.com

Cheers,
Dremeber

Anja said...

Good post.