Anyway, the aforementioned $50k Player’s Championship final table is underway right now (Vladimir Schmelev leads at post-time, follow here). There are three PokerStars patches, three Full Tilt patches…and the remaining two logos belong tooooooo…Deliverance Poker?
Wtf is Deliverance Poker you ask? According to its Facebook fanpage, it’s a new site (hasn’t launched yet) with the tagline “Don’t get screwed on the river.”
Not sure if we’d base our entire company on an utterly horrifying scene that conjures up absolutely no positive imagery whatsoever (unless you’re into that thing, not that there’s anything wrong with it), but to each his own. Word on the streetTM is that Grinder at least got a low-six figure up-front payment for more or less being the spokesperson of the company and a hefty chunk of ownership.
To that we say, nothing of nothing is nothing, but gotta start somewhere, so good for him.
One last point: the Deliverance Poker patch (above) does not have a dot-net attached to it, which is a big no-no. So if the site launches and takes U.S. bets, then the patch will be blurred on ESPN broadcasts. If the site doesn’t take U.S. bets, then why sign Grinder?
Finally, to clear your mind of the images of Ned Beatty getting railed (sorry about that), there’s this.