All Talk, No Action?

by , Jun 27, 2007 | 10:51 pm

LAS VEGAS–Amnon Filippi is one of the chip leaders in the H.O.R.S.E. event. No surprise there since this will make his fourth cash in the 2007 WSOP. Amnon, known for his charming smile, last longest bets and a good sense of humor, has a long list of cashes and can often be found hanging out with J.C. Tran.

But will he take down his first bracelet? Let’s hope so, he’s due for the wrist trophy.

In other news, Lisa Wheeler has written a great article on pokernews about Vinnie Vinh. Which makes me wonder…what are the intervention laws in Nevada (assuming his friends really believe he has a drug problem). Is anyone (that can find him) stepping up to help him? Or will they just stand by and shake their heads saying “it’s just so sad” after it’s too late like an infamous similar situation?

3 Comments to “All Talk, No Action?”

  1. DanM

    Wow, Lisa’s story is probably the best I have read yet on Vinny. No offense to RawVegas, but much better — more real — than the televised interview with a chair. (Though Lisa’s story brings out a touch of irony in the RV piece, as she relays how he once beat an empty chair.)

    I didn’t realize there were such things as “intervention laws” … but one thing that is different between Vinh and Stu Ungar is that Vinny knows people are watching him. Seriously, that could be for better or for worse — will be interesting to see the results, you know, with death supposedly on the line at all.

    And at the same time, just because we all know the Stu Ungar story, it’s a little weak on a lot of our parts to assume he is undergoing the same thing, just because we see a few similarities.

  2. Micheledlewis

    They both need/needed help, I’d say that’s pretty right on. And owing money is but a symptom.

  3. DanM

    Good point. That’s the most amazing thing, I suppose … he couldn’t even afford to pay his bills, yet he was cashing in tournaments and not making it back to go even deeper.

    I mean even Eskimo Clark, who owed tons of money, did whatever he could to stay at the table.