2007 World Series: No-Straight-Saturday

It's been a while since I've uttered any kind of decree. Ever since losing my crown in an ugly game of 17-card Chinese poker, my ability to issue edicts, executive orders, and declarations of divine right has been severely curtailed. That said, with several members of Team PokerStars still alive in the $1,000 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw re-buy tournament, I have decided to declare this No-Straight Saturday.

Under order from PokerStars Blog Editor in Chief, Brad Willis, no member of Team PokerStars shall draw a straight in the third round of any Triple Draw hand. In the event said drawer accidentally pulls a straight, the drawn cards will be re-shuffled into the deck and re-dealt until the member has a wheel.

Still alive going into today's late start in the event are Bill Chen (8,000), Daniel Negreanu (17,300), Greg Raymer (25,300), and Victor Ramdin (32,400).

My only problem in issuing the above is that there are players playing in other events today who might need a straight. Noah Boeken and Tom McEvoy are both back for Day 2 of yesterday's $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. It will be interesting to see if they can survive the day without making a straight once. Here's to them finding flushes once an orbit.

Both of these events are going to have to squeeze tight today as one of the biggest tournaments yet--a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em tournament--kicked off today at noon. It will likely be 9pm tonight before the Amazon Room is anywhere close to habitable for anyone who suffers form mild claustrophobia.

All in all, it's going to be a big day here at the World Series...and a day free from straights if I have anything to say about it.

Brad Willis
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