Go Big Tom!

by , Nov 28, 2007 | 2:02 pm

Our favorite Donkey Bomber is back in Vegas … trying to score some bank at the Venetian’s NPL Vegas Open. He did OK in his first go — making another final table and finishing 3rd. It was a $2,500 NLH event, with 61 players. According to Tom via text:

6:40 pm: Down to 3 medium stak
7:59 pm: Out3rd qq vs a5 4 a lot of money

Kathy Liebert would go on to win this event, and the $55k first prize. Still, not a bad warm-up for the main event, which starts this coming Monday. It’s a $15,000 buy-in and should be a doozy.

Tom is making his desperate last-ditch effort to win CardPlayer’s Player of the Year, where he currently is ranked 6th. Though he has not been mathematically eliminated from contention, he basically needs to kick major ass while relying on Bill Edler, JC Tran, David Pham to seriously falter.

5 Comments to “Go Big Tom!”

  1. TBR

    I’d be interested to know what Tom thought of Chuck Kelley’s play (he finished second). I played with him all day 1 at this year’s main event, and I couldn’t figure out if he was complete goof or genius. He wasn’t afraid to overlook his hand against me for a big pot, even going so far as to say, “nice call” before the dealer pointed out he’d made a flush.

  2. Lisa

    Good luck Tom. We’ll be sending positive energy your way.

  3. on tilt

    Good Luck!

  4. 1TexasGrind

    Nice job Tom!!!

  5. Tom Schneider

    I didn’t play with Chuck for very long, but I will say that he seemed to be kind of erratic. He made huge overbets moving all-in in strange situations and he actually called me with jack-high and won, seems like he should have raised. However, maybe these strange plays get his opponents off balance.