Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Morning Link Dump: Young Russian Wins EPT Kyiv and Steven Begleiter Leads Shrunken WPT Legends Field

By Pauly
New York City

I'm already having a relaxed Monday after a fun weekend where the Yankees took two from the Red Sox at Fenway and I won both of my Little League World Series Bets (I have Mexico today).

As the summer winds down and we're crawling towards the conclusion of the Main Event and the November Nine, one of the nine remaining players is making some waves... Steven Begleiter. He's the former big wig at Bear Sterns and currently the chip leader after Day 1 in the WPT Legends of Poker at the Bike. Speaking of Steve Begleiter, his bio by JuliusGoat is a must read.

BJ Nemeth is at the Bike and he mentioned that The Devil advanced to Day 2. You might have seen him on the opening episode of the Main Event coverage on ESPN. He was the freaky guy smashing the cymbals.

Over in the Ukraine, the new season of the EPT kicked off. Originally, the first stop was Moscow, but then the Kremlin gave the middle finger to casinos and poker. PokerStars scrambled to set up a tournament at the backup stop of Kyiv in Ukraine, the bread basket of the former Soviet Union. Maxim Lykov, a 21 year old from Moscow, took down the event for €330,000.

Here's the video...

One of my favorite financial writers from NYC, Kid Dynamite is back from Vegas with a trip report titled To the Felt. He hooked me up with tickets to Phish at Shoreline but I had to help sell his two extras which he paid $50 a piece. The market was saturated and extra tickets for lawn seats that were going for as little as $10. I managed to get $70 for him... plus a lot t-shirt that said "Melt Your Face" which was an amazing fetch considering people were practically giving tickets away.

Lastly, LJ's cousin is in need of a miracle. Maybe you can help?

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