When I took these pictures the mood in the tournament room was lively. People cheering, chanting, Matusow losing $7500 in the stands playing Chinese Poker. Other pros seen playing from their leather chairs were Juanda, and Phil Hellmuth. Phil Gordon had his ESPN stage in the corner of the room behind the bleachers of the final table. Pros got their make up done before taking the mic with him and finishing off with $100 Roshambo. Bracelet winners were announced throughout the night as well as the retirement of one of Harrah's longtime employees. As you've probably heard, Jamie Gold dominated the table and the evening and some questioned whether or not he made a deal with the devil. Others, myself included, discussed leaving after Allen went home fourth for $3,628,513. It was no surprise that he didn't want to take the bust out interview in the media room. Jamie Who? How about Jamie who cares. The hand everyone continues to talk about is Richard Lee's bust out Jacks. Why, Richard, why? He did take his interview, and what a class act. He has a new fan in me. Ok, how about some pics?
Richard Lee, 5th Place
Poker tables were replaced with chairs in the Amazon room.
There were many sections of viewing the final table on plasmas.
Phil Gordon does an awesome job as commentator for
poker's first LIVE coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table.
Every pro that came through played Roshambo with either Phil, or
"the other guy." I can't wait to hear tomorrow's sum up of wins vs. losses.
Mike Matusow took Phil for the $100 bet when his scissors beat Phil's paper.
Phil, you always go rock! (or say you do) The Mouth gave the hundy back to
Phil to donate to the Bad Beat on Cancer fund.
Heartbreak city for my favorite.