Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PokerStars Celebrates 25 Billion Served

Poker Stars.com has been having an outrageously good streak lately. They've vaulted from the pack this year and dealt their 25 billionth hand (yes, with a "b") yesterday. It was quite an event and took place at a $1/$2 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo table.

Unfortunately, there was a bit of chaos due to a knucklehead named "Confedrate." He came into room, opted out of the big blind, and wasn't dealt in. There was a ton of money on the line, so "Confedrate" threw up a flag and protested.

His luck wasn't any better than his attention span and he'll forever be remembered as this guy...

Speaking of PokerStars, they're having a great year so far, you may have noticed how busy they've gotten lately. It's probably due to the run-up to their 25 billionth hand. According to reports, they logged 46,800 simultaneous real cash games last Thursday. Whew!

Let's move on to a few poker items with a personal flair.

Gus Hansen Ain't No Fighter

As you know, Gus Hansen and Theo Jorgensen are slated to slug it out to settle some personal differences. There's some bad blood between the two of them due to Hansen's shadowboxing moves and some troubles on the squash court.

If you remember from a couple of weeks ago, Hansen was sure he was a better fighter than Jorgensen. In fact, he was so confident that he refused a straight bet.

Apparently, the odds makers don't agree. They've pegged Hansen as the 40-60 underdog which must make him feel like this...

We're looking for Hansen to take the gloves off. Because, seriously, look at this guy...

The fight is happening on February 21st (this Saturday).

Luzak Is Doing Better Than Musak

Just a quick note here. Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro has sprinted from the pack with a $2 million haul over a 3-day period.

Not a bad take, especially since he coughed up $2 million during the first 6 weeks of 2009. That about makes him even so far.

That's another wrap. To recap...
  1. PokerStars has a new village idiot (that'd be "Confedrate").
  2. Hansen may be better at shadowboxing than real boxing.
  3. Kelopuro has good reason to be thanking his lucky stars.
Tune in next week...

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