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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Who the fuck calls with 10-7 off?!


You won your way into the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event via a $55 online tournament.

You survived the first day of over 2,000 players.

Now, you find yourself deep into day two, sitting at a table with Annie Duke and you have a stack in front of you. Holy shit! It's still early, but you start thinking about placing in the money. And, if you're brave enough to really let your mind wonder, you might even dream about that $12 million dollar plus first prize.

Such was the case with MGoBlog's Brian Cook, who we here at the MZone - as well as some fellow bloggers - have been living vicariously through his WSOP adventure. In fact, I had been trying to follow his progress via the live updates on Cardplayer.com.

But as round two wound down, I was unable to find out if he had survived. Was he through?

Then, I got an email from Peter over at Burnt Orange Nation with a link to PokerNews.com informing me that Brian had suffered two of the worst back-to-back bad beats imaginable to be knocked from the table. But don't take my word for it, listen to PokerNews...

"...when a young Michigan player, Brian Cook, crashed from (Annie) Duke's table. Cook, who had earlier admitted to being 'a little intimidated' by Duke when his own smallish starting stack grew large enough to allow for more creative play, lost his last $25,000 when his pocket aces were cracked by another player who called his pre-flop raise with 10-7, then put Cook all-in after a K-7-7 flop. This came only moments after Cook had lost a sizeable hand with pocket kings in a similar manner.

As Cook rushed off in frustration after his two-out ace failed to appear, the other players discussed his back-to-back, tough-luck hands. And as Duke offered, in the wake of Cook's departure, 'He did nothing wrong.'"

Ouch! We feel for you, Bri. And while it's no consolation right now, we here at the MZone are very impressed with your run.

To get more details of Brian's trip and the hands above, check out MGoBlog.


WolverineinWA said...

True that a bad beat did knock him out of the tournament, but it was just the one.

In the previous hand, his cowboys where shot down by a pair of bullets.

Still stung like a bad beat though, I'm sure.

Becky said...

Ugh. The only thing I can think of worse than this is when my new-to-poker self knocked my husband out of a game by drunkenly staying on 7-2 off, flopping a pair of sevens followed by two 2's to beat his pocket aces.

For the record, no, I did NOT get laid that night. Not even a grudge f***.

Yost said...

7-2?! Becky. Becky, Becky, Becky.

No offense, Beck, but you beat my rockets by playing that shit, I wouldn't f* you either that night.

Oh, whol the hell am I trying to kid. Yes I would.

Anonymous said...

That's a horrible beat to take with aces.

Like Phil Hellmuth just said when he got knocked out: "Some of these players are so bad, it's not even Texas Hold 'Em."

Sounds like Brian found one of these guys