Big Poker Monday

by , Jul 13, 2009 | 12:37 pm

Wow, so much big action going on today. I really can’t think of a comprehensive way to follow it without tuning in to a lively collection of poker-player twitter feeds.

Obviously it’s Day 6 of the WSOP main event … and we’re all starting to wonder just how deep @DonkeyBomber and several others (Peter Eastgate, Dennis Phillips, Joe Sebok, Phil Ivey, Elky, David Benyamine) can go. Click here to follow the live updates on

NOTE: Tom is playing at the ESPN featured table with Prahlad Friedman. I told him he didn’t have to wear his patch until Day 7. Oops? What I didn’t take into account (via Pauly):

Another huge table? Jordan Morgan drew Phil Ivey and David Benyamine’s table. All are top pros but very quiet players who rarely speak at the tables. I guess that’s why they’re not on the featured TV table.

And then down the hall in the Brasilia room, @taopauly and I are looking to take down the WSOP Dream Team Poker team title and then some.

Today is also the start of the Venetian Deep Stacks main event — a $5k that looks to have lots of WSOP main event bustouts in the field. And Team Pokerati will have its representative in @Tbonezz111. It’s the biggest event Troy’s ever played in; he got in on a $130 satellite to a mega-satellite … so should be fun to see if he can make a run for the bubble and then some.

Lastly, the $15k Bellagio Cup V main event starts today. Should be interesting to see who plays (and who doesn’t, opting instead for the Venetian action). You can follow those updates at

Wheee! Great way to start the week … and bring the big poker summer to a close.

4 Comments to “Big Poker Monday”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Isn’t the WPT event having two Day 1s?

  2. DanM

    I believe you are correct. But I’m pretty sure today is Day 1a, not 1b. No?

  3. Kevin Mathers

    It is Day 1a today, according to the Chainsaw, only 60 signed up today (but take with a grain of salt).

  4. Vinny B.

    I think the WPT is between a rock and a hard place. It need to take advantage of all the WSOP players in Vegas, but the WSOP at the same time hurts their action.