2007 World Series: Eye on Humberto?
Some people like Humberto Brenes' shark card capper. Some people don't.
Keith Lehr does not.
Mid-way through the last level, Lehr grew a little tired of Humberto and said, "Hey, why don't you pull out that shark now. I'll give him something to eat."
Lehr put his head in his hands. Two seconds later, an eyeball sat on the felt.
I heard a slight gasp from the rail and looked up to see Lehr's empty eye socket. He looked down at his glass eye and said, "It's been in worse places. I'll guarantee you that."
I've now covered three World Series, a bevy of World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour events. I've played poker in cities across America and in countries around the world.
I've never seen that.
At the dinner break, 12 players remain in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event. Jan Von Halle was eliminated in 18th place after his AQ ran into Allen Cunningham's AK and then a series of other bad things happened. Alan Jaffray, PokerStars W$ buy-in, has survived near elimination by doubling up twice.
In the $1,500 Seven-Card Stud event, Barry Greenstein, Bill Chen, and Greg Raymer are still alive at their dinner break. Raymer says he's winning just about every pot he plays and currently sits at the top of the leaderboard.
Back in the $5,000 event, Humberto Brenes bet into Lehr on a QQTT board on the last hand before the break. Lehr muttered a bit before folding.
Brenes flipped over 57o.
I bet Lehr didn't see that one coming.