Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pounding The Juice And Taking Flack

When he didn't turn up at the 2009 National Heads-up Poker Championships, people started wondering Layne Flack was. He was scheduled for a first-round match against Vanessa Selbst.

Most folks figured hard-partying Flack simply had one too many drinks the previous night.

Good guess.

Las Vegas PD had "invited" Flack to enjoy a free night's accommodations at their local "hotel." Apparently, he was speeding and failing to move out of the way of an emergency vehicle. Oh, and they booked him for a DUI, too.

Of course, they may have been miffed when Flack refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. But, we're just taking a wild guess.

In any case, he's denying the drunk driving charge. To Flack's credit, the LVPD later took a test of his blood alcohol level and came up with bumpkus (according to Flack).

Clash Of The Titans

Tom Dwan and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies faced off last week for a slew of $500/$1000 Pot Limit Omaha hands. Things started relatively slow but quickly heated up. At one point, Dwan poached a $430,000 pot with a full house. Sahamies turned around and swept a $351,000 pot with a straight on the turn.

Then, Dwan pulled a boat at the river to Sahamies's straight and stole the biggest pot of 2009: $594,000.

Hell. What's a few hundred thousand dollars per pot? Pikers.

Clash Of The Titans Part II

Dwan, apparently bored stiff from the low pots he was pulling with Sahamies, went up against our man, Phil Ivey.

They began battling it out across 4 high-stakes tables ($500/$1000 Pot Limit Omaha and HA). When the dust cleared, Ivey had "durrrr" by the throat (figuratively speaking), sending Dwan further into the red.

We're not clear on how much money Dwan has lost this year. But, we're pretty sure the picture isn't pretty.

That's another wrap. To recap...
  1. Layne Flack may have slept one off (allegedly) in a cozy Las Vegas jail cell.
  2. Tom Dwan and Ilari Sahamies must be playing poker with ice in their veins.
  3. Dwan has been hemorrhaging so much cash in 2009, he may need a transfusion soon.

See you next week...

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