Watch What You Say

by , Jun 21, 2008 | 3:22 pm

The $10K World Championship of Omaha Hi-Lo started its third day of play with 18 players today and will play down to a winner. One of those 18 players is Stuart Paterson, one of the many Full Tilt Pros playing this WSOP.

Little note about Stuart: He’s in a wheelchair.

Now check out this post from the official live updates team:

Stuart Paterson Crippled

Stuart Paterson was all in on the turn against Eugene Katchalov.

Paterson: {A-Spades} {5-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {6-Spades}
Katchalov: {A-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {5-Clubs}
Board: {8-Hearts} {Q-Spades} {6-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {9-Clubs}

Katchalov had a nine high straight and a low with the A-5. Paterson had the same low.
After getting quartered, Paterson is down to around 25,000 in chips.

UPDATE: The title of the aforementioned post was just changed to read: “Stuart Paterson Nearing the Felt.” Better.

10 Comments to “Watch What You Say”

  1. DanM

    Funny, I thought the offensive phrase was “quartered.”

    Not so sure I agree with their change, btw … “Crippled” is a poker term. We all know what it means. Another potentially troublesome poker term is “raped.” Should we not use that phrase when referring to a male player fully taking advantage of a female player for lots and lots of money? Would it make a difference if she worked for a Sexual Assault hotline?

    The thing I like about poker terms is how naturally and organic they exist. I can’t tell you how many terms I “came up with” thinking they were unique … only to find out they were standard. In fact, “crippled” was one of those.

    If P-News isn’t going to use a hedline with the word “crippled” in it just because the dude who lost virtually all of his chips happens to be in a wheelchair, then really they should never use it.

  2. DanM

    Here’s a quick list of poker phrases that could cause PC problems if their usage had to be determined on a player-by-player basis:

    Nuts (could be offensive to both gays and crazies)
    Red (especially in Indian Native American casinos)
    Straight (offensive to drug users)
    Suck Out

  3. California Jen

    I just found it amusing. There are other ways to say someone is crippled… Using that phrase with Stuart is the same as saying, “Freddy Deeb is short” or the 90-year old player is “running out of time.”

  4. DanM

    Freddy Deeb Short! That’s funny! They should be using those hedlines, no? Too cheap and easy?

  5. Lisa

    How is nuts offensive to gays?

  6. California Jen

    Dan, would you like to field Lisa’s question?

  7. DanM

    I should probably defer to her husband on that.

  8. Poker Shrink

    You suppose Stuart was upset when he was referred, Brit-style, as one of the 235 runners who began the Omaha event?

  9. California Jen

    I doubt Stuart was upset about any of it. I just found it amusing, and if he has a sense of humor, he probably does too.

  10. DanM

    ***235 runners***

    Now that’s funny, too! I didn’t even see that one.

    (Sigh, I heart poker language and its ability to make light of people’s deficiencies.)