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My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread *UPDATED pics & vids*

Discussion in 'Casinos and Card Rooms' started by Xhawk, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Xhawk

    Xhawk Well-Known Member

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    Was lucky enough to fly out to Vegas and get into both nights of the WSOP final table. Am going thru all my pics and vids now and thought to share some with everyone. This was easily one of the best experiences I have ever had.

    Getting ready to start
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    Norm opens the show
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    Play underway
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    Hanging out with Sam Holden at McFaddens bar in Rio during dinnerbreak. Could very well be the absolute nicest, most humble guy in exsistence. A real class act and I wish nothing but the best for him.
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    Taking a break
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    Down to 4 handed
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    Pius, Ben, & Martin
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    Still 4 handed
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    Play down to 3 was over, Kara intervies Pius. She is so much prettier in person than on tv !!! :wink:
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    Lon, Norm, Antonio getting ready to start final 3
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    Mike, Barry, Linda, Doyle right after the hall of fame speeches and award presentations
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    Right at the start of 3 handed play
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    Down to heads up + cash on table
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    Its over & the stage is mobbed
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    A couple of things to add, not sure if anything I mention was shown on the live ESPN feed or not, but in any event :

    They had lots of dancing girls that had these huge bazooka's. Every so often they would load them with tshirts and fire them into the crowd. I was actually lucky enough to get one !

    Phil Hellmuth was off to the side on the main stage right near the clock timer, sitting down watching.

    Right before the break in which Bounara got eliminated, my dad walked all the way down and managed to catch a quick chat with him and shake his hand. Sure enough it was only about 2-3 hands later in which he got eliminated. Jokingly we were saying that he cursed him (as my dad wasnt running that good poker wise during our trip lol) .. Had to be there, it was funny lol ...

    After Matt got knocked out to end Sunday's play, he was hanging out in the lobby completely surrounded by his buds who were all wearing these Biohazard black tshirts. Listening to him talk made me conclude he was a pretty nice guy. I wanted to take a pic with him but decided to leave him alone as he just got knocked out and was taking it pretty hard.

    On the complete opposite, lets talk Ben Lamb. 2 pretty big things Id like to mention. 1st off, he doesnt have all the greatest attitude towards fans. There were tons of people trying to talk with him, congratulate him, etc .. and he basically refused to not so much as even make eye contact with a single person. He ignored everyone ! When play finished, he exited into the lobby and stood with all his friends. Had to be 20 people who saw him and tried taking pics or talk to him. And he didnt say a single word, turn in their direction, or even acknowledge anyone. I was like wow, talk about being cocky and full of yourself.

    2nd, the way he immedietly got knocked out had the entire room talking. Now I dont know what was shown on ESPN, but I can tell you with complete certainty that he and Pius were very close. They were often hanging out together during the commercial breaks, they were showing each other their hole cards, and I watched them leave the stage together and return together numerous times. Alot of people were speculating Ben & Pius were in some sort of collusion together.When Pius, during his acceptance speech, said Im going to go hang out with Ben at the bar, it certainly didnt help the matter. The room was abuzz with people saying something wasnt right.

    Any other questions, feel free to post em .. I didnt miss a single hand on either night.

    :laugh:
     
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  2. k9dr

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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Awesome pics - thanks for sharing. I love dancing girls with huge bazookas :wink:
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    And yet you didn't post one picture of them? For shame!
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Thanks a bunch for posting these pics! And for some behind the scenes info! Very cool :cool:
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Great pics and nice report......first time I've seen a first hand report/pics from anyone who's been in attendance.
    Also, fantastic picture of Kara......you were at a great angle to capture her curves! She does look good in heels!
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    and the pics of the dancing bazookas are where?

    kara scott... stone cold fox...
    (btw leann tweeden in playboy nov or dec)
     

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  7. Xhawk

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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Didnt post any bazooka girl pics as they were moving around way to much to get a decent shot. I have like 2 or 3, but they are blurry and from a distance. Werent good enough quality to warrent a post imo.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Yes sir, I stood next to Kara in London at an EPT event (Victoria Casino) and she is stunning in person.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Great pics and comments. Ben and Pius sound a little scummy imo. Not sure if that's typical behavior at these things or not, but I think it would be cool to hear their comments about it.
    I thought there was a "show one show all" rule?
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Looks like absolute fun. Great shots and thanks for sharing . . . or rubbing it in. Not sure which you did. :wink:
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw Lamb show Heinz his cards after a hand Sunday and chuckled while the other players (Staczko and Giannati) didn't get to see. Might not be a big deal but it's just doesn't seem right, especially with so much money at stake.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Yeah. I hope some of the more tournament experienced CT'ers comment on this. Seems very wrong imo.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    "Show one, show all." End of story.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Glad you guys saw it .. it happened very often, again, not sure if everytime it did was shown on tv or not, but on the moniters in the theatre I clearly saw it over and over. And yeah, as mentioned above, they were chuckling together and looked like old pals just having fun. Geez .. its only the main event final table, wtf ??
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Awesome pics! What an experience!

    Too bad about the collusion part. You'd think they would realize the scrutiny they're under being at the final table and act right. I wonder why the TD didn't do anything about the "show one, show all" aspect?
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    They didn't do much about drunktard Nguyen a couple of years ago:sorry:

    Always liked Kara when she was on tv in the UK and keep going back to your pic for some reason.:happy:
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Continuing with the 2nd batch of pics :

    Play on Sunday
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    Bad seats, but I moved down eventually
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    Close up, Anton looking very interested as usual lol
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    Closer shot
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    Phil in a pot
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    Phil takes one down
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    Ben & Phil chatting during break
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    Eoghan & Kara
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    Phil & Kara
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    Sunday Girls (as requested on page 1)
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    Technical difficulties
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    Break
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    Matt & Kara
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    Pius & Kara, play just ended on Sun
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    Pius & Kara #2
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    Ready to start Tues Nite
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    Setting up Tues Nite
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    Ben & Kara, right after he busts
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    Pius eyes the cash
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    Pius ready to take it down
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    Girls Tues Nite (as on requested page 1)
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    Thats about it for the pics .. vids up next, might take a few days to sort, recode, and upload on Youtube tho. Stay tuned --

    :)
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    Somehow I read big bazookas another way--got a little stumped trying to picture shooting T-shirts.
     
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    Re: My 2011 WSOP Final Table Thread [heavy pics]

    Very nice pictures. And that must have been an awesome time.
     
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    Why are the photos of the poker so focused and most of the Kara photos are blurry?:stunned::wink:
     
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