Back to Binions, Big Busts the Story as WSOP ME Coverage Continues

Raymer_reach_2As ESPN moves into WSOP ME Day 6 coverage tomorrow, and the story isn’t so much who survived as who…did…not……survive.

Some big name favorites dropped off earlier than expected during Day 6.  Ivey, Raymer (who is chatting on ESPN literally right now, or is archived there if you read this past 6pm EST), and Tim Phan fought for pots at one aggressive table.  All of them suffered early demises, with Raymer and Phan’s particularly brutal.  Raymer played brilliantly but lost most of his chips against Aaron Kanter when a river heart flushed his pocket Kings.  Tim Phan’s WSOP run ended after Andrew Black hit a four-outter on the river for a full house (Queens over Aces).  Phan had flopped a set, but Black busted it with the Queen. 

Ivey overplayed two hands early, losing a chunk.  Then he fell to Aaron Kanter as well when his Jacks didn’t hold against Kanter’s Kings.

MouthsheikMike Matusow had to take a time-out yet again, this time for telling Crazy Bitch‚Äôs nemesis, Shawn ‚Äúthe Sheik‚Äù Sheikhan, to "shut the fuck up." Sheikhan repeated Matusow’s four-letter no-no to the tournament director, so both got hit up with the penalty. When the Sheik returned, he doubled-up through Matusow, then busted Norman Chad‚Äôs man-crush, Tom Sartori. And yes, we had to play the role of "spoiler," but Crazy Bitch did get knocked out in 15th place. Not sure if you’ll hear the collective sigh of relief from the 14 remaining players through your TV set.


3 Responses

  1. Chops

    November 9, 2005 5:10 am, Reply

    Likely the smaller buy-in events, yes. Will enter qualifiers for the ME. If not playing in the ME, definitely covering it again. You?

  2. snake

    November 9, 2005 8:52 am, Reply

    main event depends on satellites or tournament cashes leading up. will likely play 7CS and PLO or HiLo event. Not crazy about the blind schedules they had last year for the small buy in NLHE events.

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