First Two of Final Four: Paul Wasicka and …………… Shannon Elizabeth

Update from Caesars: Paul Wasicka defeated Nam Le to advance to the semi-finals of the National Heads Up Poker Championship.

Also advancing…Shannon Elizabeth.

Shannon Elizabeth.

UPDATE: Gavin Smith and Chad Brown advance as the other semi-finalists.


4 Responses

  1. Kajagugu

    March 4, 2007 5:24 pm, Reply

    It’s pretty obvious that Shannon is taking it down. She gets no respect from the other players and manages to outplay and outluck them on the key hands.
    And I am not sure how “bad” it will be for poker. If by “bad” you mean that these pompous media hungry idiots (ex: Brenes, Negraneau, etc.) will have to live with the fact the Nadia took down a prestigious event, then I guess that would be real bad. Boo-fucking-hoo.
    I’m really sorry, but if you start a heads up match with 100 BB and you can’t beat Shannon, maybe she knows what she’s doing?

  2. Wicked Chops

    March 5, 2007 8:25 am, Reply

    Sorry Kajagugu but had Shannon won, from a credibility stand-point, poker would’ve taken a huge hit. Perception is reality. The mass public would’ve seen a perceived none-to-bright model/actress winning one of the most high profile poker events (even though the pros don’t necessarily see it that way, again, perception is reality), and you’d hear a lot more talk from the national media of poker being a game of “luck” that anyone can win instead of being the skill game that it is.
    Having said this, Shannon Elizabeth earned her way to the final 4 with some serious solid play. She was no joke. She definitely earned it. And she was just a river card away from the finals. Hats off to her for sure.

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