I left the casino at 5:30am, shortly after Dario Alioto became the third Italian to win a WSOP bracelet joining Max Pescatori (2006) and Walter Farina (1994).
Tony G took third place in the 5K PLO event. The G held the chiplead at one point but could not win his first bracelet. He was entertaining, as always, and a little bummed out he didn't win. He played great.
Here's a list of final table money winners:I wish I could write more, but I'm pressed for time. The main event starts in less than thirty minutes and I have to spring into action. Hopefully, I'll have more time to write after Day 1a is over and I can delve deeper into the inner workings of the WSOPE and tell you about who I pissed next to.
1 Dario Alioto £234,390
2 Istvan Novak £137,280
3 Tony G £94,380
4 David Callaghan £65,520
5 Antoine Arnault £49,530
6 Sherkhan Farnood £38,220
7 Sampo Lopponen £30,420
8 Andy Bloch £22,020
9 MH Razaghi £16,380
By the way, here's one little blurb I wrote in my notepad...
3:01am... Isabelle touches my arm. Somewhere in Western Pennsylvania, Mean Gene weeps. Somewhere in G-Vegas, Otis goes on mega-tilt.Oh and I forgot to mention, I finally met Pinky (and Mrs. Pinky). They stopped by The Empire to check out the action. He's the first British blogger that I ever read. Nice to finally meet him.
Anyway, I'm out of time. Come back later when I'll bitch and moan about more betting parlor losses at Ladbrokes.
Go read Snoopy's blog because he groveled for a link.
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