Overheard at the WSOP

by , Jul 2, 2007 | 7:30 am

LAS VEGAS–There are four people left in the media room this hour — yours truly, a guy from Gutshot, the very-short uneducated gent who picks up trash off the floor and re-velcro’s the table skirts, and a former CardPlayer intern who’s been promoted to cub reporter.

While lamenting the long hours and empathizing with PokerNews for their struggles with chip-counts and hand recall, CardPlayer guy says:

“I definitely made up suits of cards. All the time.”


7 Comments to “Overheard at the WSOP”


  1. The king
    says:

    You must like men.


  2. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    I have never, ever made up the suit of a card while covering a tournament. If I don’t know something in the action of a hand, I’ll “write around” it.

    Whenever someone comes to me and says something like, “I think they limped preflop,” I’ll ask them if they counted the pot or saw them limp. “No, but the later action implied …” That’s when I cut them off. If we don’t *know* something, we don’t report it. If you knew two cards on the flop were hearts, but you aren’t sure of the other one, you don’t write Kh-10s-5h. You write, “The flop came K-10-5 with two hearts,” and proceed from there. There’s *always* a way to write around the action.

    If you readily admit what you don’t know, people are much more trusting of what you *do* know.


  3. DanM
    says:

    **You must like men.**

    Have you been talking to my ex-girlfriend?


  4. DanM
    says:

    **If you readily admit what you don’t know, people are much more trusting of what you *do* know.**

    BJ, please stop giving away all my secrets.


  5. April
    says:

    That, sir, is awesome.


  6. Micky
    says:

    Who cares? Really who cares.


  7. DanM
    says:

    I think it’s good to remind people they can’t always believe what they read … and give a little insight into how difficult it is to manually deliver semi-accurate chip counts and hand reports.