Heads-up Championship 2: Clubs-bracket tidbits
Because I happen to be here

by , Feb 29, 2008 | 6:07 pm

6:02 — Who is this announcer guy? Not too exciting nor comprehensive.

6:03 — Funny, he just made it over to the Tom vs. Gavin table … pointed out that Tom was trailing by “a little more than a few thousand chips.” He then seem confused by why Gavin had some book on the table. “Oops! I Won Too Much Money,” he said over the microphone, surprised to discover the author was right in front of him.

6:05 — “Gavin Smith takes down another nice pot. No one at this table is very afraid,” he said, presumably referring to Tom’s questionable call.

6:06 — Robert Goldfarb is on the other side of the room, not responding to my texts inquiring about what is going on over at his end.

6:09 — Chris Ferguson hits a three-outer on the river … I know see a hot blonde girl standing up and clapping, and am pretty sure that is his modeltastic Brazilian girlfriend.

6:13 — TJ Cloutier shows up and is laughing tickled upon hearing the report from Robert Williamson’s little sister (and favorite Pokerati stalking victim) who informs him that indeed, Hellmuth went out on the third hand. “Heh-heh-ha,” says Cloutier in his Hank-Hill chortle.

6:14 — Oh no! My personal sleeper pick and Arizona Posse-ite Hooman Nikzad is out. He got it all-in with the best, but Greg Raymer turned a set to advance.

6:20 — Tom pushes all-in, Gavin folds … to give the Donkey Bomber a 24k-16k lead. Last time these two played heads-up at the same time, both were competing for WSOP bracelets (in different events). Tom won his match, and Gavin lost his. Just sayin’ …

6:22 — At least two very Hammery flops have come in this 8-match quadrant of first round action. Both 7-7-2 flops have resulted in bets followed by folds. Very interesting.

6:30 — There are seats for about 90 spectators in this makeshift Caesar’s viewing coliseum. Twelve media spots (not counting the dozen or so NBC folks who have the run of the floor.

6:31 — Kenny Tran doubles up against Scott Clements thanks to running clubs. “The turn always gives you extra outs,” the announcer said. No it doesn’t, at least four of us in the room are thinking.

6:33 — Back to counting … there’s standing room only for about a dozen squeezed in around the rails.

6:34 — Greg Raymer can’t seem to leave, even though he’s already one. It’s clear (imho) he’s looking for camera time … not Phil Hellmuth-style for ego … but presumably to get some HD-pixel time for his patch-friends at PokerStars.

6:36 — As Raymer loudly mentioned PokerStars, a headphone-wearing producer woman just informed Fossilman that he was getting in the camera’s way and needed to leave. “Aww, c’mon,” Raymer unsuccessfully plead.

6:40 — Scott Clements’ AK holds up against A7, and California Jen’s pick to win it all moves on.

6:41 — Gabe Kaplan knocks out Antonius.


6 Comments to “Heads-up Championship 2: Clubs-bracket tidbits
Because I happen to be here


  1. Lisa
    says:

    Wait a second. Hooman went out with the Hooman? Dan… can you link to that previous post here? Can I?


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    https://pokerati.com/2008/02/20/is-200j8-the-year-of-hooman/


  3. Lisa
    says:

    I didn’t know I could just put HTML in here. Thanks Kevin!


  4. California Jen
    says:

    Hot blond girl clapping for Chris Ferguson might be his friend (and my co-writer on PokerWorks and Poker Pro Mag) Katie Lindsay. They’re just friends. Chris’ Brazilian girlfriend has dark brown hair, I think.


  5. California Jen
    says:

    Man, I suck at bracket picks. My only hope here is Scott Clements. I’ve always liked that guy… Go Scott!


  6. DanM
    says:

    ***Hot blond girl clapping for Chris Ferguson might be his friend (and my co-writer on PokerWorks and Poker Pro Mag) Katie Lindsay. They’re just friends. Chris’ Brazilian girlfriend has dark brown hair, I think.***

    I don’t mean to cause problems … new guy … I don’t know nothing. A lot of people were happy watching Chris Ferguson play.