WPT Celebrity Invitational Update/Correction

by , Mar 1, 2009 | 5:30 pm

For some reason I found this email that just came in about the WPT Celebrity Invitational quite amusing:

From: Samuel Quinto
Date: March 1, 2009 5:19:33 PM PST
To: Matthew Savage
Cc: Lindsay at World Poker Tour
Subject: Re: WPT Invitational Day 1 Chip Counts

There was an error on the chip count list,

Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Eric Bana, and Abraham Lincoln did not play the Celebrity Invitational. We apologize for any inconvenience this might has caused.

If Abraham Lincoln were playing in this event, of course, I’m pretty sure that would be “good for poker”.

UPDATE: The WPT seems to have a good sense of humor about it. Though I do see a little continued cred-jabbing between the Commerce and the WPT.

3 Comments to “WPT Celebrity Invitational Update/Correction”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Various LA players making up names again? I’ve seen plenty of Spiderman, Super Mario, and Mickey Mouse in previous results.

  2. Bob

    How different would the world be if he was Ibrahim Lincoln?

    All that bullshiit about BA’s middle name would evaporate.

  3. BJ Nemeth

    I don’t know if it’s cred-jabbing, but the WPT didn’t want to get in trouble with certain celebrities (or their handlers) by “claiming” they attended an event that they didn’t actually attend. I don’t know how those names ended up on the end-of-day chip counts, whether it was a joke by the Commerce tournament staff or individual players or what … but the WPT had to make sure the record was set straight, just in case.

    The email had to be sent to the same list that received the incorrect information the first time, which is why the follow-up email originated from the Commerce and not from the WPT.

    It wasn’t a big deal. Just a funny case of covering one’s own asses.