Agents Seeking Audience + Pat-on-Backers @ $50k Final Table

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by , Jun 1, 2010 | 3:15 am

Gotta love Benjo and Pauly for keeping me (and therefore you) updated not just on results … but more so with what’s really happening on the Amazon floor as the first of three televised events — the $50k Players Championship — gets down to the final table.

Episode 8: 50k Agent Mix


Pauly and TOP’s ready stand-in Benjo describe events on the rail in the closing moments of the final table bubble for the 50K Players Championship. They also spy on a potential endorsement deal being negotiated in the far corner of the Amazon Ballroom

Here, btw, are the final table players in the $50k (8-Game) Mix, from PokerNews:

Seat 1: David “Bakes” Baker – 3,095,000
Seat 2: Mikael Thuritz – 2,300,000
Seat 3: Vladimir Schmelev – 1,925,000
Seat 4: John Juanda – 2,620,000
Seat 5: Daniel Alaei – 1,705,000
Seat 6: Michael Mizrachi – 2,620,000
Seat 7: David Oppenheim – 460,000
Seat 8: Robert Mizrachi – 3,125,000

Damn, while the Mizrachi Bros. make for a great story that has to be driving @AsianSpa nuts, Juanda, Alaei, and a Russian fill out the challengers nicely … along with Oppenheim with some Cinderella short-stack potential. But the real shoutouts go to rising online powerhouse David Baker, the chip leader second in chips, just barely behind a Mizrachi.

He happens to be shtooping a pretty sexy Brazilian … our ole media pal-turned-international-PokerStars-Pro Maridu Mayrinck, whom like we said is probably Brazilian. She sent me a dm about six hours into Day 1 asking Pokerati to show her “bf some love!”, because @DMBakes was “in it to win it!” and had 180k in chips Wooo! … Considering the starting stack was 150k, I sent my standard @Pokerati reply:

lol, and? Lets see what stack is like on Day 4, then maybe we can talk. try @taopauly he sometimes follows early.

To which all I can say is cool, nice response. So here ya go … now I know what David Baker looks like, too:

Photo by Matt Waldron

4 Comments to “Agents Seeking Audience + Pat-on-Backers @ $50k Final Table”

  1. Pauly

    Baker is second in chips behind Eric Mizrachi.

  2. DanM

    Ahh, duly corrected. Thanks Pauly.

    My filter, btw, still thinks you’re spam.

  3. BJ Nemeth

    Holy crap … either KevMath made an error typing in the chip counts, or PokerNews temporarily had bad information posted, and he copied it. But I went by this chip count list on Pokerati when captioning my final table photos, and just learned that I put out some incorrect information.

    It’s hard to give the But-That’s-What-KevMath-Said defense to people who don’t know his reputation.

    What’s equally frustrating is that it’s impossible for me to fix photo captions. I have to go through a programmer to do it.

  4. DanM

    i cut and paste the chip counts directly from pokernews, and credited accordingly where they came from. kevmath jumped in there and added the hendon mob links (which kinda caused a problem, as the links weren’t from PN … but it didn’t seem to matter enough to undo his work there.)

    yes, if you have to go through the tech guys to make an editorial correction on, that is a problem.

    when are you gonna convince palansky and co. they need to hire a couple people — am thinking danm and kevmath — to teach them how the internet works?