NHUPC Field Whittling, Being Whittled

by , Mar 6, 2009 | 3:04 pm

Crap, one of my final four picks is already out. Erik Seidel. I so almost went the other way with that one, too.

Otherwise, all is well in my bracket. Got the 4 3 other matches right — Farha d. Cunningham, Eastgate d. Bloch, Lindgren d. Lederer, Elezra d. Chan. Alas, we will not be seeing Gowen vs. Lederer deep, which Ali Nejad reminded us yesterday woulda been great for poker, because it probably woulda been followed on Court TV.

CORRECTION: I guess I changed my pick on Chan vs. Elezra / didn’t go with my gut. Of course Eli was gonna win.

If you wanna follow a little more play-by-play, take your pick:

Flipchip for really good photos.
Audio stuff TK at PokerRoad.

And it’s still not too late to get in on the bracket-picking action … though points scored on matches already started won’t count in the end. We’re doing this with our forum friends at PokerRoad. Show who’s boss.

UPDATE: Yang defeats Gowen! Boo Jerry Yang! Makin’ us rankers eat it!

9 Comments to “NHUPC Field Whittling, Being Whittled”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Any idea what happened to Layne Flack, he just got replaced by David Oppenheim.

  2. DanM

    Dude, I do not know. I will try to find out. So much for David Chiu as first alternate.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    That’s exactly what I said on 2+2. Oppenheim’s a much tougher opponent that Flack would be against Vanessa Selbst.

  4. DanM

    Right. How do you think it should effect our brackets? I can’t believe NBC didn’t take that into consideration. Flack was at the Drawing Party last night.

  5. Kevin Mathers

    The way CardPlayer’s doing it, they replace Flack with Oppenheim in selections.

  6. DanM

    Yeah, I think I’ll do the same thing … and maybe sadly we’ll just have to kill off that vein if Selbst doesn’t win? Under consideration …

  7. Kevin Mathers

    I thought Chiu lived in Vegas, but I guess he doesn’t which is why he wasn’t available.


    Oppenheim eliminates Vanessa.

  8. DanM

    Supposedly Flack was just a little extra-intoxicated last night:


  9. Kevin Mathers

    Layne Flack, drinking? I’m shocked!

    Unless he had a family emergency, I say he gets no more invites. Especially, since the reason he’s there is because he’s such a character.