Poker Million VI

Boltneck

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I'm not an avid watcher of telivised poker. The 2 hours of edited highlights that you get on British TV really does nothing for me. However, as the Poker Million was "live and uninterupted" on Sky TV last night, I thought I'd tune in. I was riveted to the TV for the full 6 hours plus!

To be quite honest, I was surprised at how many hands were played - just over a hundred. Although it lasted 6 hours, there were ad. breaks every 20 - 30 minutes, interviews with the players as they were knocked out and interviews with the players family and friends. There was probably about 4 - 4.75 hours of action so I'd guess that they must have ben getting through 20 - 25 hands per hour if you take out the interuptions.

The second surprise was the number of showdowns (or rather lack of them). I've been trying to get hold of some stats. but can't find any yet.

Howard Lederer went into the final as a big chip leader, and hot favourite to win, but went out in 5th place. The player that impressed virtually everybody was a guy called Liam Flood (I must hold my hand up and say I'd never heard of him). He claimed not to be a professional, though has been playing for 20 years +. He qualified online for $60, but took him as long to work out how to use the PC as it did to qualify by the sound of it. The guy was a real character, and I was really rooting for him. He got to chip leader at one stage, and was ultra aggressive. He lost a couple of fair sized pot in quick succession, but still maintained his relentless aggression. It has to be said that his exit was pretty unfortunate - all-in preflop with 66 against the eventual winner (who had 22). A 2 came on the flop, and that was that.

The eventual winner was Joe Beevers. I'd have to say that he had the best of any good luck that was on offer, but made the most of it.

One final comment to the "online poker is rigged" brigade - if you want to borrow the DVD of the entire final I will happily lend it to you and you will then realise that the best poket cards don't hold up that often at live games either!

A great 6 hours of entertainment.
 
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switch0723

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I also slaved through and watched it all. The worst player at the table won though in my opinion. Joe played as tight as possible and got his chips in with the worst of it, yet somehow managed to win.

Flood and Gardner were the only ones that seemed to want to play poker.

It was a shame the blinds went up quick enough that the final 3 as a crapshoot, all in or fold. But thats the price for noone going out early
 
allndave

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every dog has his day, takes a dog to know a dog and i'm a howllin son of a gun
 
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switch0723

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did you even watch the event dave, or did you just post that for the sake of adding 1 to your post count?
 
beardyian

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Yes a poker fest last night for us in the UK :D

Started at 8pm and ended around 2.30am :)


1st Joe Beevers $1,000,000
Mr Joe as i call him (have played online with him a few times in the Hendon Mob league games) the business brain behind the Mob and on a great run of form (won GBPT $182,775 and 7th in HORSE - WSOPE) on of the original Poker Night Live players. Personally im well chuffed he won :D
2nd Marty Smyth - $500,000 Was the winner of this years Irish Open and is a big cash game player as well. Also made the FT on Poker Million 5


3rd Julian Gardener
- $250,000 Despite coming 2nd in the wsop in 2002 (aged 24) and cashing in at least one event there each year since he does not play up to the limelight and prefers to play the big cash games online.
One of the UKs top players with some great results already and surely more to come.


4th Liam Flood
- $150,000 He has been around as long as the game itself lol (almost) he comes from a long line of Irish bookmakers and it was through him and (mainly) Terry Rogers that brought the game of Hold'em to ireland & then Europe
Irish Poker Open - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When poker on tv began he was usually seen as the Tournemant Director and still claims he is 'not' a professional poker player :)

5th Howard Lederer - $125,000 Not much needed to say about one of the biggest names in poker except to say he never really got going and is off to spend Xmas in Italy with the Lederer family.


6th Ian Cox - $100,000 has come to the fore this summer after getting to the final tables of GUKPT games and London EPT round.
 
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