The View From My Window

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006, 10:13 am

Just a few pics:

Think I’m gonna go for a quick dip before I get to work this afternoon.

UPDATE: Still don’t have access to the Ultimatebet blog yet, hopefully soon. I’ve been hanging here, writing up stuff to post when I have access. Got to meet John Vorhaus, who as advertised seems a great guy. Met up with Linda, the legend, who’s dealing here this week (and will be staying on a bit afterwards). Quite a few of the pros are here–Antonio Esfandiari, Annie Duke, Russ Hamilton. Saw Jack McClelland walk by my seat a few times. And as I went to the rest room (my head cold refuses to let go) I saw Phil Hellmuth coming down the stairs.

I took some pics of the Wyndham poker room, though it took the folks working there a few minutes to decide they’d let me snap away. I guess the usual aversion to the press, in whatever capacity.

UPDATE: Still clattering away, still don’t have access to the site to post it there. I think everyone’s busy registering players, and after speaking to my boss I haven’t seen the tech guy to get me access.

I heard my first bad beat story! She had 6-4, he had Q-10, flop comes Q-6-4, push-call, and the guy hits a ten on the river. I feel confident that’ll be the only bad beat story I hear all week.

Except for the one I just heard.

And the one after that.


Oh, and I think poker players like betting sports. That’s my deep thought of the day. Hopefully be posting on the UB blog soon.

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4 Responses to “The View From My Window”

  1. donkeypuncher Says:

    That must suck…

    Enjoy sir!

  2. The Brother Says:


  3. kathie Says:

    Hey Gene, you should be sued for taunting. I appreciate the photos, but am terrifically jealous of your current location. Sounds like you’re having fun! Can’t wait for the updates.

  4. Alejandro Collins Says:

    To win $1.5 million at the tender age of 21 must be so overwhelming. The World Poker Borgata Tour was won by such a young player, Mark Newhouse. It was not an easy task to win as he was playing against real pros and everyone wanted the title plus the $1.5 million, needless to say.

    He made it to the final table together with David Sklansky, Chris Mc Cormack, Chris Bell, Blaise Ingoglia and Anthony Argila. Mc Cormack is the lucky skilled Second, and he took home a mere $800 000, which is not too bad after all.

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