Phil hit the cooler when his set of threes were busted by a set of tens.
Wearing an orange Orioles Adam Jones Jersey, Greg Merson clearly established himself as the best remaining player in the WSOP chase for 8 million and the coveted Gold Bracelet. The final begins tonight at at 9PM Semi Live-15 minute delay — on ESPN 2.
As Merson entered the arena, his fans chanted “Let’s Go Maryland”
Some of the topics for Saturday morning:
Kevin Anderson calls in at 9 to discuss the events of the past week at College Park
PGA Pro and Assistant to Sean Foley, Pat Coyner calls in to discuss the OpenChampionship
The Knicks infuriate their fans by not resigning Jeremy Lin
The Dwight Howard fiasco
Preview of Early Olympic Events
Will the NCAA give the Death Penalty to Penn State Football
The Harrison Twins come to Baltimore last Monday night
Former Terrapin Student Greg Merson who is a Chip leader at the Final table of the Main Event of the WSOP—will call in during the hour
Maryland Live generates over 28 million in revenue in its first 24 days
Update on the Orioles
Ravens ink Ray Rice to 5 year $40 million deal
Can the Ravens overcome the schedule in 2012?
Winners take $1.7 Million
Field–99 of the best players in the world
Winner–The Grinder Michael Mizrachi from Miami and the Hard Rock Casino
Here is the schedule:
On November 6 at 3:30 ESPN 2 Will start coverage of the final table. There will be a 20 minute delay and the hole cards of the key players involved in each hand will be shown at the end of the hand. They will play down to 3 players and the match will be continued on Tuesday Nov 8 at 9PM. Should be very interesting. The favorite to win it all—Ben Lamb.
Bluffing and taking chances usually are stratgies when you are short stacked. But Maryland native Darvin Moon took these to new levels and wound up losing his chance to be King of the Poker World. Two hands turned the tide against Moon. First he went all in on a straight draw and lost the chip lead. Then unbelievably he called an all in bet from Joe Cada (99) with QJ off suited. That was it. Before you take too much credence in my criticism, remember Darvin won over 5 million for 2nd place.
I won’t go into who won the Main Event but it is obvious the best players don’t always win. Chip leader Darvin Moon made some of the most ridiculous all in bets I have ever seen. It is only with tremendous luck that he survived to the final 3. Joe Cada, bidding to replace Peter Eastgate as the youngest Main Event winner, went all in first with 33 and flopped a 3 aginst 99 (he was short stacked). But then he pushes all in with 22 when he was in decent blind position. He was battling QQ and sure enough a 2 flopped and there he was –still in the hunt for 8.5 million. Stay tuned this final table gets even more bizarre.
I surely don’t want to ruin the final table for anyone. As of my writing of theis blog, the final 2 players–Darvin Moon and the potentially the youngest player ever to win a WSOP Main Event, Joe Cada are preparing to square off. Much to the dismay of most poker fans Phil Ivey was an early exit from the final table.Joe Cada has a huge chip lead and should easily knock out the Western Maryland native. For whatever reason Moon is a Saints fan.
Darvin Moon , a logger from Oakland, Md has parleyed a $30 buy in to a chance to win more then 9 million at the WSOP Final table in November. He will be calling in the show Thursday night. Matt Levinson and Dino will be in to co-host on Thursday. We will begin to preview the Terrapin football season and discuss what constitutes Terrapin Nation. Listen in on the web by clicking Listen live. Email any questions to email@example.com. Call in the show at 1-866-950-5225.
WOW! Jordan Smith sitting with 16 million in chips pulled AA and post flop went all in only to be called by hte chip leader Darvin Moon who busted Smith with a set of 8′s. The following are the chip counts for the final table in November:
Darvin Moon 43.7 Million Eric Buchanan—- 36.3 Million Steve Begleiter —-29.2 Million Jeff Shulman— 20.5
Joe Cada — 13.6 Million Kevin Schaffel—13 Mill Antoine Saout—10.2 Mill Phil Ivey—10.1 Mill James Akinhead — 5.7
Arguably the best poker player in the world, Phil Ivey already winner of 2 events is currently 3rd of 29 players remaining from the 6500 that started in The WSOP Main Event.. The field will be cut down to the top 9 tomorrow and then the wait begins for the November Final table. If Ivey makes it to the elite 9, the final table will draw more interest then ever before.
It finally could be that a pro wins the Main Event. Some of the key names remaining include Phil Ivey, 2008 Champion Peter Eastgate, Poker Road’s Joe Sebok, Blair Hinkle, Dennis Phillips, David Benyamine, Antonio Esfandiari, JC Tran, Joe Hachem, and Kenny Tran.Remember they are only playing down to the final table. The event actually will be concluded in November.