Saturday, July 16, 2005
Never thought I'd say this...
But I actually enjoyed Hellmuth last night/morning on Cardplayer's audio feed from the final table of the Main Event. Sure, he steered the conversation in a self-centered direction at times, but all-in-all, I thought he did a fine job.
Hell of a final table. Going on very little sleep, I fell asleep around 11:00 (CST) Friday night, hoping to wake up around 2-3 (which usually happens) and catch the end. I managed to sleep straight through until 8:00am. Pissed because I missed the end of it, I lumbered out of bed and to the computer to see just how bad Matusow creamed the field. After all, he *was* the only name in the field.
Much to my surprise, cards were still flying. Not only that, it wasn't even heads up yet! Dear God, this must be a record for longest final table (anyone?).
OK, Matusow must be the chip leader, after all, the pros on Cardplayer's audio all but had him as a lock to win this thing.
What's this, he's gone...he's the FIRST ONE GONE!!! Just goes to show you (again) that you don't need to be a name to win sometimes.
After quickly looking back at some hands, it looks like he may have been a little too impatient, but I don't know. I wasn't there.