Back to Poker

by , Feb 5, 2008 | 10:54 pm

It’s good to be back in Vegas. Was interesting being on the plane as someone “returning home” as opposed to heading out. The guy in front of me was 21 and heading to Vegas for his first time with an older man who I can only presume was his father. A hot blonde local was sitting in the window seat. She works in construction — and apparently it’s been a little slow around here this winter (the best time to build, weather-wise), so she was on her way back from a vacation to Puerta Vallarta.

Not sure who was behind me, but he had three little open airline liquor bottles on the middle tray — one of which was tipped over, as if a Smurf had passed out with it in his hand before falling over. It was enough to have me feelin’ a little pokery and ready to head to the Strip myself. It is Super Tuesday Mardi Gras, after all.

Tom went to San Diego for his Fat Tuesday. He’s goin’ for two final tables in a row at WSOP Circuit events, which would be a nice way to start the year, no? This is the $5,000 Harrah’s Rincon event. I’m quasi-following on the WSOP website. Looks to be a solid field full of pros still alive … all competing for a $TKK,000 first prize:

Time Stamp: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 12:51:35 AM
Player / Chip Count

Vanessa Rousso 72,000
Layne Flack 69,000
Bill Edler 60,800
Ted Lawson 57,000
Lee Watkinson 54,000
Theo Tran 47,800
Tom Schneider 35,000
Damien Oborne 34,000
Chad Brown 29,000
Jeff Madsen 28,600
Roy Winston 24,000
Erick Lindgren 23,000
Alex Jacob 21,025
Gavin Smith 15,500
Brandon Cantu 13,500
Allen Kessler 8,800
Jerry Buss 5,600
Anna Wroblewski 5,600

Peter ‘Nordberg’ Feldman 0
Jerry Yang 0

Here it is a little more closer to live, from PokerNews.

7 Comments to “Back to Poker”

  1. California Jen

    And Tom Schneider has been eliminated from Day 1.

    Funny… The only mentions of him on PokerNews were in a beginning to say he was in the field and when he busted, though no details of the hand were given.

  2. Ed

    They were probably all looking at each other saying, “Who is Tom Schneider?!”

  3. DanM

    C’mom, Karridy, I mean Jen … we can’t pick on them for that. They were following his chip count. What more do you want for the 37th place finisher? Any lack of reporting this go-round is on Tom, not PN.

  4. California Jen

    I wasn’t clear about my complaint… Sure, I’m a little biased and was peeved that the WSOP POY wasn’t followed in the updates until he busted, and even then there were no hand details whatsoever. It was the fact that some T6 Poker-sponsored player named Damien Oborne was covered in great detail.

    Oborne is evidently an Aussie pro with a few cashes in his career – the only thing of significance (?) is a win at a 2007 $500 buy-in Binions tournament. But he’s a sponsored player of T6 Poker, a new site that has ties to Tony G and PokerNews.

    Blatent bias.

    I know that we’re biased here at Pokerati when it comes to Tom, but we are not the “exclusive” reporters of a series of tournaments where we claim to bring all the news and live reports.

  5. Kevin Mathers

    I doubt there’s a full crew from Pokernews covering the event,though there were only 148 to follow. BTW, says they’re doing “live” streaming coverage today and tomorrow, chances they’re actually doing anything today?

  6. Kevin Mathers

    Well I was wrong, they’re streaming live (or on a very short delay). No hole cards, no commentators except for the person announcing the feature table action.

  7. California Jen

    I must admit that since reporting began today, they’re not over-pimping the T6 player like they did yesterday.