EPT Dublin:"Looks like we can win now..."
162 players remain, it's a staggered dinner break here with half the field playing, the other half eating. I overheard a player checking out the half-empty room and saying, "Looks like we can win now, there's not many players."
Ara Melikian with chips to suggest he's playing well, didn't want to go eat. As the other players deserted his table he said, "The cards have been shuffled!" The dealer insisted there was no need to play another hand. I asked Ara if he was hungry, he said he hadn't eaten all day but just wanted to play. Feeling a trifle motherly I told him he'd play better after a good meal. Hopefully that's true, and he won't fill his face, go out first hand after the break, and blame me...
We've lost a couple of notable players. Barney Boatman lost all his chips to Tony G, betting strongly with second pair and a gutshot straight draw, when Tony G had a good draw and hit his straight on the turn.
Former 'Westlife' singer Brian McFadden is also out. He had KK, and got committed to the hand despite agressive betting by Marcus Golser. Marcus had flopped a straight with 7 9 on a 6 8 T J 7 board.
I'll bring you chipcounts soon. As he headed back to play Ade Bayou just gave me some of his poker cards, insisting every poker player should have these, and that they were the next 'big thing.' Here's a bit of one...
WELCOME 2 "BIGBLINDISM" SIR
Similar to Buddhism but less fun!
No time to type it all up. (And I think this guy may well be nuts)
2 reset ur karma chant these magic words:-.....
"I LUV ADEBAYO! HE'S A LUVLY GUY! I WILL NOT RAISE HIS BIGBLIND WITHOUT A PAIR COS HE'S CRAZY!"xx