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lsbets
07-05-2012, 03:54 AM
I've spent most of the last month at the Aria and Rio, and have seen some pretty large games running, but with the big one for one drop, an insane amount of money has hit the tables in Ivey's room.

https://twitter.com/DanBilzerian/status/220702077335248898

That's 9.4 million in chips, and the blinds are supposedly 5K/10K.

Robert Goren
07-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Was this the Tourny that ESPN showed on July 3 almost live. It was part of the WSOP. 48 players bought in for a million each. The winner, Antonio Esfandiari, took home over 18 million. It was called "The Big One For One Drop". The third place finisher was hedge fund manager, David Einhorn.
http://www.examiner.com/article/esfandiari-banks-18-million-at-big-one

newtothegame
07-05-2012, 05:28 AM
Not that BIG games are scarce but, imagine just having the ability to lay a MILLION dollars for the BUY IN.
Basically, the top 8 made their money back.
Thats 8/49 or a little larger then 1 in 6.
With all things being equal, sounds like a little better then 16% chance of at least making your money back. Reason I say "equal" I wouldnt imagine to many suckers laying a million down to play in this tourny.
Hell, the HORNETS grabbed the number one pick with less of a chance...let's roll!!! lol

Robert Goren
07-05-2012, 05:40 AM
Not that BIG games are scarce but, imagine just having the ability to lay a MILLION dollars for the BUY IN.
Basically, the top 8 made their money back.
Thats 8/49 or a little larger then 1 in 6.
With all things being equal, sounds like a little better then 16% chance of at least making your money back. Reason I say "equal" I wouldnt imagine to many suckers laying a million down to play in this tourny.
Hell, the HORNETS grabbed the number one pick with less of a chance...let's roll!!! lolThat is the way most poker tournies are set up. Very seldom do you see one that pays more than one in five. This one was a little worse because I think 15% of the entry fees went to charity. They said they had 20 full time pros and 28 amateurs in it. But they had a funny way of defining an amateur. They called Bobby Baldwin (finished 4th) an amateur. He had won the main event and is in the Poker Hall of Fame.

thaskalos
07-05-2012, 07:01 AM
That is the way most poker tournies are set up. Very seldom do you see one that pays more than one in five. This one was a little worse because I think 15% of the entry fees went to charity. They said they had 20 full time pros and 28 amateurs in it. But they had a funny way of defining an amateur. They called Bobby Baldwin (finished 4th) an amateur. He had won the main event and is in the Poker Hall of Fame.

Bobby Baldwin is considered an "amateur" only in the sense that he has a "real" job away from the poker table...as a top casino executive.

As far as poker-playing ability is concerned, everybody agrees that Baldwin is a pro's pro...and he is widely considered to be one of the very best cash-game poker players who has ever lived.

Tom
07-05-2012, 08:41 AM
What better game is there than poker?
Face to face at a table.... eye to eye with your opponent, matching wills and brains. How many hands in an hour?

It dwarfs anything else outside of boxing, where you get to hit the miserable SOB! :lol:

Johnny D. made a good point on Byk's show last week...when you wnat to play thehorses on line, you have to go download PPs, you have to handicap the races, wait for them come up.....when you want to play poker on line, you log on and start playing.

lsbets
07-05-2012, 10:50 AM
This was not the tournament. This was a cash game at the Aria. Ivey's room is where they play nosebleed stakes at the Aria. They had been playing limits of 2K/4K for a few days, and went up to 5K/10K for this.

The Big One brought a lot of whales into town, and the guy who tweeted this owned a big piece of Esafndiari in the tournament. Antonio won, but he only had about 20% of himself, he had sold the rest of his action. Only 3 or 4 of the pros paid the million dollar entry fee with their own money.

The Big One paid more places than the normal tournament. 20% of the field got paid. The rest of the WSOP tournaments pay 10% of the field. I know the number well, I've cashed 3 times at the WSOP this year, and am hoping to add a 4th cash in the main event. :cool:

With the combination of the effects of the economy and gambling in Macau, nosebleed cash games in Vegas are not as common as they once were. I've been told this game is one of the biggest in a long time.

delayjf
07-06-2012, 11:16 AM
I've spent most of the last month at the Aria and Rio

One month in Vegas - your my hero

lsbets
07-06-2012, 12:14 PM
One month in Vegas - your my hero

It hasn't been one month straight. I've been flying out on Fridays, playing the weekend World Series events at the Rio and cash games at Aria, and coming home on Wednesday. My schedule is so f-d right now. I'm so used to going to bed at 4 am in Vegas (6 here), that I can't fall asleep at home. But the kids get me up at 8.

This week I get a break. I'm not going back to Vegas till Sunday. Playing day 1C of the main event on Monday. An extra two days at home! I'm actually looking forward to the series being over, I'm friggin exhausted.

Rookies
07-06-2012, 06:28 PM
What better game is there than poker?
Face to face at a table.... eye to eye with your opponent, matching wills and brains. How many hands in an hour?



Tom we play a little Poker at night back at the hotel during the Spa.
Interested? ;)

I'm always confused about what constitutes the highest hand... :D

We haven't played much...:lol: really...:cool:

bigmack
07-06-2012, 08:43 PM
This week I get a break. I'm not going back to Vegas till Sunday. Playing day 1C of the main event on Monday. An extra two days at home! I'm actually looking forward to the series being over, I'm friggin exhausted.
Quick q's: Worst/best beats you've had?

lsbets
07-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Quick q's: Worst/best beats you've had?

The one that just bothered the shit out of me was in the second $1500 at the WSOP I played in June. We were on the third level after dinner and had two more to go. I was playing great and was on a pretty soft table. The chip leader opened, I called with 89 of diamonds and two others called. I was second in chips at the table. Flop came 567 with two spades. The opener made a pot sized raise, I shipped it all in and it folded back to him. He thought for about 3 or 4 minutes before he called with AA, one of them the ace of spades. Spade on the turn and spade on the river, I'm out. Would have had one of the top 20 stacks going to day 2 and gone very deep. Instead I had to start over in the 1K the next day. Cashed that one, but never had cards for the whole tourney and couldn't make a deep run.

I've had worse beats, but that one stung the most because of where it happened.

Best? Nothing comes to mind, I'm always supposed to win. :cool:

bigmack
07-06-2012, 09:13 PM
The chip leader opened, I called with 89 of diamonds and two others called. I was second in chips at the table. Flop came 567 with two spades. The opener made a pot sized raise, I shipped it all in and it folded back to him. He thought for about 3 or 4 minutes before he called with AA, one of them the ace of spades. Spade on the turn and spade on the river, I'm out.
Shite. Stands to reason flush bests a straight, given it's half as likely to pop.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/macktime/99999-2.jpg

lsbets
07-06-2012, 09:20 PM
Yeah Mack, but after the flop I was a massive, massive favorite. He got it in bad, and it worked out for him.

bigmack
07-06-2012, 09:25 PM
Let us know if any of your appearances show up on WSOP. I'd like to rooty toot toot for ya on a tape delay.

Stay ballsy. :ThmbUp: