Batfaces in the Money

by , Jul 8, 2006 | 6:02 pm

LAS VEGAS–The $2,500 NLHE event kicked off yesterday, and it didn’t take long for the contingent of Batfaces to start dropping like flies: Gentle Shane, Darling, Tiny B, Tulsa, Hong Kong Sue, and Fawcett (who still thinks it’s “great!” that he decided to run a bluff with a weak hand, heads-up, out of position against a world champion in Men the Master) … buh-bye. TBR looked like he might again nurse a tiny stack into the money, and Clonie for a while was kicking butt. But the last man standing from this crew anti-crew was Zach Ballenger … aka Son of Sue.

Gonz-theory proven, he’s pretty much dead-average in chips … and a solid enough player (perhaps the most underrated tournament Batface?) that he should have a nice payday. And of course if he happens to make it to the final table … well then it’s a whole new tournament from there.

Other big names alive include Minh Ly, Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Men Nguyen, David Plastik, David Chiu, and Scott Fischman (who got a healthy chunk of his chips from Zach).

UPDATE: 99 got paid; Zach finished 50th … $8,901.

UPDATE UPDATE: Batfaces are reclaiming their losses … Tulsa is at the final table in a Caesar’s tourney … he’s guaranteed like $1,400; in solid chip position to win more.

TEXTY UPDATE: And the text message that just came in from Sommer says: “[Darling] is now up $33k. Also, i may be in his wedding tonight.


2 Comments to “Batfaces in the Money”


  1. Fawcett
    says:

    I had the Shane so I was forced to bluff that hand…


  2. Sang
    says:

    Just read all the recaps. Zach you are a god, a fucking god awesome showing. To Fawcett, never get into a land war in Asia bro.