RE: The Mystery of Amazon Green 156

by , Jul 8, 2009 | 11:49 am

Mystery indeed … we’ll see what we discover today (as I finally make it back to the Rio) … but while Kevin is on top of the relevant seat assignments, at least one plausibly reliable source informs us:

Those tables mentioned on your site, green 146 and such, dont exist. The only tables in green all series were 150-155. Those other tables were ghost tables. Those players were given different seats, empty seats.

Ahh, see, this is why some people can’t handle seeing us dig in semi-real time … the business of gathering (and assembling) facts while reporting news can be messy. But hey, thanks for helping us understand.

Regardless of whether or not any shenanigans were in play, one thing for certain is that there will be a lot of hubbub and cries for asterisks should Joe Reitman, Kirk Morrison, Sully Erna, Tony Hachem, or Kevin O’Donnell go super-deep. That much we definitely know.

  • Kevin Mathers

    Here’s a copy of the WSOP Staff Resource Guide, which lists the tables of the main tournament rooms:

    Page 3 is for the Amazon Room, showing several of the tables mentioned as “ghost tables”. Maybe they were removed before the WSOP started, because any list of entrants in large fields does show very few people sitting in Amazon Green.

    The link below is a copy of the day 1d entrants, from an email provided by the WSOP to the poker media, which lists all 2,809 day 1d entrants to the WSOP. If players were not seated at these “ghost tables”, then there should be a list with where the players were actually seated available.

  • DanM

    While it may not be that all these players were seated at the same mystery table, I think the ghost tables still suggest a lot about who was squeezed in … whether it was because they were diamond members (which I still say should be considered fine) or for some other reason.

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