2007 World Series: Jan Two-Times?

In the movie "Goodfellas," there is a character who gets little screen time but remains--if only for his name--one of my favorite guys in the movie. They call him Jimmy Two Times, because...well, he says everything two times.

Tonight, as I sweated the $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event, two things became abundantly clear. First, tournament directors were predicting there was little way the tournament was going to make the money tonight. Second, PokerStars' German blogger Jan Von Halle was going to once again make me greenish with envy. With just a little time left to play in the evening, Von Halle sits near the top of the leaderboard. Mid-way through the evening, he stacked Mike Gracz with pocket jacks versus Gracz' gutshot bluff. After making his final table in the $1,000 re-buy event yesterday, I'm wondering if Jan can make it two final tables in two tournaments. There's still a ways to go, but right now Jan is looking good.

Jan Two-Times?

Elsewhere in the field, Team PokerStars' Humberto Brenes and ElkY are fighting two make day 2. Steve Paul-Ambrose, while short-stacked at this hour, is working to make it four cashes in four tournaments.

Saturday will mark Day 2 in this event, as well as Day 2 of the $1,500 Stud event that started at 5pm. Saturday will also play host to one of the monster $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em events. We'll be here for it with bells on, if only to continue a certain Jan-envy that pervades PokerStars bloggerdom.

Brad Willis
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