Is this CC's aliengenius??
Bodog and Cardplayer.com have just concluded their six-month Vegas VIP Poker Tournament
Series with the Grand Prize going to 37-year-old Daniel Zammarelli
of Sacramento, Calif. Zammarelli will receive a $5,000 Vegas VIP package including a trip for two to Las Vegas, hotel accommodations for 3 nights, $1,000 buy-in into a land based tournament, Bodog gear, VIP service at a club for him and and a guest, and an invite to a Bodog party. Check this out for an idea of what to expect at a Bodog party (http://nation.bodoglife.com/calvin-ayre/bodog-party-smokin-hot-at-the-tao.html).
The series was the culmination of one poker (http://www.bodoglife.com/poker/) tournament per month for six months with the top 30% from each tournament earning points towards the final tourney. The final consisted of a field of 50 and ended with heads-up play between "aliengenius
" with $80K in chips and Zammarelli (aka "DanZ1969
") with $33K.
The turning point in the heads-up poker action came when "aliengenius" raised it to $3,200 preflop with 9/J off-suit. "DanZ1969" called with 10/K from the big blind. The flop came 8/9/10 and "DanZ1969" pushed all-in and "aliengenius" called. The turn produced a K and the River a 4, leaving "aliengenius" straightless and giving "DanZ1969" the pot with two pair.
Five hands later "DanZ1969" raised it to $2,400 preflop with J/8 and "aliengenius" went all-in from the big blind with 7/K suited. "DanZ1969" called and the flop came 10/Q/9 giving "DanZ1969" a straight. A 5 and a 7 on the turn and river did nothing to change things and "DanZ1969" won the Bodog Vegas VIP Tournament Series.