10 Jun 12
Daily Rewind: Olivier Busquet's Blog, Matros Wins Third WSOP Title & WSOP Cash
In today's Daily Rewind we learn about the poker life of Olivier Busquet, celebrate bracelet number three for Matt Matros and report on some high stakes cash action from the Rio.
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Busquet BlogsNot only is he one of the most feared heads-up SNG players in the world, but in the last few years he’s earned even greater respect from the poker community for his commentary skills.
However, despite Olivier Busquet’s undeniable poker knowledge and talent, his recent blog post indicates that his time in the game may be limited.
The rare entry was not only an in-depth account of his life and feelings about poker, but a thought provoking insight into the challenging yet empowering life a successful career bestows upon you.
In amongst his stream of consciousness, Olivier reflects on how money is the beginning, middle and end of the poker world and, in reality, there’s very little in-between.
Perhaps the most pertinent line in the entire blog is his comparison between life and poker:
“It is a reflection of a society where money has become the ultimate value, where the people we celebrate aren't the most compassionate or even the most intelligent or productive, but simply the wealthiest and most famous.”
Click here to read more of Olivier’s thoughts.
Matros Makes it Three
|Matros Wins Again
The American has now claimed three pieces of Championship silverware in the last three years, taking his overall earnings to $2,327,057.
Having already conquered the $2,500 Mixed Hold’em (2011) and the $1,500 Limit Hold’em (2010) events in previous years, Matt has now added the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six Max title to his list of achievements.
Despite the throngs of players who’d gathered for the start of the event, the final table contained some notable names including Mike Matusow and Matt Glantz.
However, both would falter in the early stages and leave Matros to dispatch with Canada’s Mark Radoja to claim the title.
In the overall international rankings, the US now has 11 WSOP winners ahead of France, Holland, Bulgaria and Canada who each have one bracelet holder.
High Stakes CornerHe made his debut in this year’s WSOP and since claiming his first cash in Event #16, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been plying his trade at the cash tables.
Recent reports have detailed Blom’s exploits against the likes of Brain Rast and Ryan Lenaghan in a $50/$100/$200 PLO game inside the Rio.
After buying in for more than everyone at the table (except Brain Rast), Blom managed to stack Lenaghan for $5,000 after rivering a full house.
“Isildur1” hasn’t been the only one in action. Tom “Durrrr” Dwan has also been grinding out some high stakes sessions against a mix of pros and businessmen.
In a recent tweet he described the moment he almost went on tilt after being bluffed off the best hand by a rich amateur:
“Good player (250x stack) raises to 3.5x, I cover, and 11x with 4s 7s on button, businessman calls, good player calls. Flop: 9h 9s 4h.
Chk, chk, I check here about 90% of the time, but this time I bet 19x planning on calling, businessman shoves for 55x total, good player folds.
I tank and call myself an idiot and somehow find it in myself to fold. And I'm feeling pretty happy w/ myself.
I then pay $2500 (feel free to guess at stakes from this) to see his hand, and lose my mind as he flips Kh Qh. Fml!”
|Dwan makes a tilting fold
Daily SignoffSometimes you just know that the cards are going to fall your way, which is why Hilton Laborda made what would appear to be a fishy play during last year’s WSOP Main Event.
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