[Name Deleted] Proves NL 2-7 Single-Draw/WCOOP Prowess

by , Sep 17, 2008 | 5:11 am

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Well whaddya know … Pokerati fave [name deleted] still plays poker … and last night he (“luvgamble”) won WCOOP event #24: $530 NL 2-7 Single Draw. (Which really is the best psychology-based poker game of all.)

308 runners, 49 in the money. First Place paid a nice $42k … glad to see [name deleted] finally book a noticeable win in 2008, which will make me feel better taking a chunk of it in our presidential election wager.

The one unfortunate thing … [name deleted] always liked to play anonymously, and wouldn’t even tell me his PokerStars screen name for fear that I’d publicize it. But now, as it goes in poker because I have no conscience he actually won a semi-public event, I get to out him, and the “Shmonkey Shmomber” is stuck playing a Googleable screen name into perpetuity. Ha ha, er, I mean congrats!

Other notable money finishers with trackable screen names:

newhizzle – Mark Newhouse
Bill Chen – Bill Chen
GavinGriffin – Gavin Griffin
KidPoker – Daniel Negreanu
BeL0WaB0Ve – Kevin Saul

Meanwhile, here’s a moment of Zen from 10th-place finisher Bill Chen, speaking on “The Power of Acceptance”, and even the necessity of embracing plausible death:

5 Comments to “[Name Deleted] Proves NL 2-7 Single-Draw/WCOOP Prowess”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    2nd place was Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Bellagio Cup IV winner.

    Also worth noting, a 46k overlay in last night’s event.

  2. DanM

    Nice! It seems the WCOOP is having a mix of bigger-than-usual and smaller-than-usual fields.

    Think the main event will better its field from last year and be the biggest in history?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    They’ll break the 10m guarantee with at least 1m to spare.

  4. Tom Schneider

    that luvgamble is one helluva deuce player

  5. Kevin Mathers

    Prize pool for the WCOOP Main Event was $10.925m, off by 17 buyins from my prediction.