Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Gavin Griffin Wins EPT Champioships and Change100 Wins Pauly's Pub March Madness Pool

It's finally over. After logging 84 hours at Bay Casino in Monte Carlo, I can finally enjoy Europe before I fly back to New York. If you don't know by now, Gavin Griffin won the EPT Grand Finale, marking back-to-back wins for Americans in the biggest event in Europe. Brandon Schaefer took second in the event three years ago. Had he emerged victorious in 2005, the Yanks could have swept the EPT!!

Would you like to view the winning hand of the EPT Championships? Poker News has a cool Feature Hands toy which plays back hands.

You can read the (formerly) live blog from the event which was authored by yours truly.

Also, check out the Poker News extensive video archives from the EPT. There are some hilarious interviews in there, particularly the ones with Devilfish and the one with Andy Black.

And do't forget about Filipe's EPT photo gallery. Some good stuff.

Since I arrived in Monte Carlo, I have not gambled much. I lost 41 Euros playing poker late last night/early this morning with Otis and some drunken Brits from PokerStars, one wild Swede, and a Belguim guy who had a hot girlfriend who would not stop talking to me for most of the game. I'll write it up at some point.

I managed to win wagers on 2 out of 3 Final Four Games and cleaned up on a prop bets with Otis. I made plenty of props with other bloggers/journalists in media row at the European Poker Tour Championships. I schooled the British media, Snoopy from Blonde Poker and Stephen from Gutshot, with last longers involving British and American players. Although, I lost smaller bets to the Norwegian and French press particularly Benjamin from Team770.

Here's a pic of Snoopy settling his debt. He's not happy:

I leave Monte Carlo in a few hours. I fly from Nice to Amsterdam where I shall disapear for a few days and unplug. Can't wait. Speaking of Holland... here's a pic (courtesy of Filipe) of that Dutch interviewer who exposed her goodies to me by accident. Too bad it wasn't a more risque photo.

Dutch Banana Girl

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Congrats's to everyone who cashed in my March Madness Pool. These are considered unofficial stats. They become official when I get back to the States.
Money Winners in Pauly's Pub March Madness Pool:
1 Capt. Tom and the P.O.B.s (Change100) 1330
2 Jack Tripper Stole My Dog (Pauly) 1320
3 The Marcus Hookers (Schanzer) 1290
4 Logan's Run (Gracie) 1230
Yes, not only did two chicks place in the money, Change100 won it all. What the fuck? She had Oral Roberts going deep until I scolded her. Unreal. I lost by 10 friggin' points. Congrats to her and Gracie (the only two chicks in the pool) for cashing. Change100 takes home a cool $400. Lucky mofo.

At least Florida covered and I won a few dollars after losing about 3K in Vegas last weekend.

That's it. Signing off from Monte Carlo.

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