The 2015 nine kicked off with a whimper, not a bang november. On the first day’s play Sunday night, the main focus ended up being on players tanking and acting as if they had little desire for actually playing poker.
Patrick Chan came to the WSOP Main Event final dining table Sunday with a small stack that lasted exactly two arms.
Federico Butteroni’s crowd looks in since the Italian discovered himself all in during the November Nine with a hand dominated by chip frontrunner Joe McKeehen. (Image: ESPN broadcast of WSOP)
Chan woke up with K♠Q♣ in the blind that is small facing an all-in bet by overwhelming chip leader Joe McKeehen. After consideration, Chan made the phone call with simply 16 blinds that are big. In a near coin-flip situation, it was McKeehen holding on to bust the stack that is short.
The excitement at the last dining table began and ended with that hand. More than five hours later, if the session concluded, viewers were kept wondering whether all the players were just searching to move up the pay slots, or were really interested in winning the competition.
Stern and Neuville viewers that are put Tilt
36-year-old Ofer that is israeli Zvi and 72-year old Belgian Pierre Neuville received criticism from viewers for tanking, specially Stern. Neuville took approximately 10 moments to act almost every right time after looking at his cards, despite the fact that he hardly ev […]