2007 World Series: Spoiled rotten

June 23, 2007

I’ve simply been spoiled since I sat down here at the World Series. If each day didn’t begin with “Which final table are we covering?” it began with “who is going to make a final table today?” That is to say, as I focus on the PokerStars players who have been playing here so far, more often than not I’m either covering someone sitting at a final table or on the cusp of being there.

Today is not one of those days.

Dry Vegas

When I got up today, I went through my daily rituals only to discover that the insane pace of the last couple of weeks has slowed down. That’s for a couple of reasons. First, while it’s about to get even busier here in Vegas, the number of tournaments per week is about to go down. As we get closer and closer to the main event, we’re going to see less and less of the five-tournaments-a-day schedule in the Amazon room.

Frankly, while all the excitement has been invigorating and we’ve seen a lot of great successes here, the slower pace might make for at least a couple days that don’t involve running from the front 40 to the back 40 every few minutes just in case we missed something. It also might be a little easier for the players who have been forced to enter tournaments late or multi-table to get in the kind of action they want.

As Friday begins here, we will be keeping an eye on Barry Greenstein. Barry is heading into Day 2 of the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8/b tournament. He’s already made one final table this year, but will have to battle through a insanely tough crowd to make it down to the final table today.

Everybody else today is just getting started in the $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event that kicked off an hour or so ago. That event will go all day and night before we have any idea who has a shot at a bracelet.

Looks like if there is another final table report in the near future, it’s going to take some workin’ on the weekend.

Which is just fine with me.


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