Peninsular Poker

by , Feb 8, 2008 | 2:01 pm

A series of deep-stack tourneys just kicked off over at the Venetian yesterday — $300, $500, $1,000 buy-ins and the like — the 2008 Deep Stack Extravaganza I. It was apparently a pretty big deal … I heard two reports — one saying 600 people with 200 alternates. The other claiming 550 players, and yeah, um, lots of alternates it was crazy! I couldn’t make it, however, because I was engaged in an important face-to-face with the Axis of Evil and poker’s hottest new celebrity dictator, Kim Jong Il:
Kim Jong Il Playing poker

Apparently the North Korean leader was in town to denounce American political sanctions and play $1/$3 No Limit Hold’em at the Rio.

Diplomatic talks broke down when he made a big river bet with on a double-paired board and a Local Ironworker who called him with an overpair started questioning his way of doing things

Kim Jong Il Playing poker

“So what I crack your aces. I was bruffing! You make bad call … You see two pair onda board that’s poker. I was bruffing with a frush. I crack your aces becaw you pray bad!” The table snickered a bit but silenced up whenever he looked our way, perhaps because of the nuclear threat … But overall it was a pretty heated game — one in which tensions would escalate to the point of requiring peacekeeper intervention.

ALT HED: “Froor!”

While we’re at it, be sure to check out the website of the player who may or may not be “KJ_donktator” on PartyPoker, and if you’d like to help fund his military endeavors, you can transfer money via Paypal. (Seriously, weird, huh?)

2 Comments to “Peninsular Poker”

  1. Alicia

    Dan, You crack me up! Miss you!

  2. DanM

    Alicia, very MySpacey. But glad to know you know who Kim Jong Il is and could appreciate the power of sitting across from this man.