WSOPE - It's Messy Says Tony G

Oct. 18, 2011, Posted by Pokerfarm

WSOPE - It's Messy Says Tony G

Cannes, Oct. 18 --  As the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event resumes this morning in Cannes for the start of Day 3, 115 players remain out of 593 entrants.  64 players will get paid, with the money bubble expected to burst sometime this afternoon.  First place will pay 1.4 million euros plus the bracelet and the coveted title of Main Event Champion.

Among the players still remaining in the event is defending champion James Bord. pro Bord, who starts Day 3 with half of the average stack, described Day 2 play as “Survive, survive, survive.  As for the rest of the tournament, he said, “I’ll give it my best shot.  I only play a few tournaments a year, so this means a lot to me.”

Jake Cody starts Day 3 as one of the chip leaders after a Day 2 which the modest Englishman and youngest ever Poker Triple Crown winner described as, “A great day.  I hit a lot of hands and got paid off.” and pro Cody busted two time WSOP main event champion Johnny Chan late on Day 2, when he caught Chan trying to make a move against him with two threes when Cody held pocket kings.  “I think he was just getting frustrated with me,” said Jake.  “I binked, and he called it off.”

One player who will be attracting quite a deal of interest as the money bubble approaches is PartyPoker Pro Tony G, who holds just under an average stack as Day 3 commences.  The outspoken Tony G made headlines by placing a $20,000 bet on himself to cash in the tournament at odds of 5-1 on the exchange markets at . Tony G stands to win $100,000 on top of his prize money should he crack the top 64 spots.  Although he looks favourite to now win his bet, “In poker,” said Tony, “there’s nothing in the bag until you collect the money,” Of those who laid him the bet Tony commented, “I think they’re very nervous.  They didn’t expect it to get so messy, and I’m playing way above their expectations.”

Tony G has also become a late call-up to the European team of the Caesar’s Cup, a transatlantic poker rivalry pitting the best from North America against a European side.  “I’m very underrated,” insists the Lithuanian, “but I am in the Caesar’s Cup team and that’s something for everyone to think about.” Tony claims that North American team captain Phil Hellmuth is, “Very edgy, extremely agitated with my selection.  He’d rather play against the young internet kids.  They may be better players than me online, but when it comes face to face with a lot of pressure, I’m the one with the authority, the talent, and the big heart!”


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