I’ve been getting a lot of requests for this, so here goes:
Good news for DZ fans! If you are somewhat computer-savvy and have a couple of spare gigabytes lying around, you can download and watch my entire final table from WSOP Event #12. Here’s how. Click the links to veoh.com that i’m about to provide, download the Veoh Player (an unfortunate but necessary prerequisite), then download my final table in three parts:
Notes to those who DL this footage and watch it:
-It was filmed live, which is why there are so many boring hands. Poker on TV is heavily edited. Live poker is more boring, but this is a pretty nice production, considering it was done live. There are hole card cams and announcers. I did edit out the commercials and dead air.
-I do not have a facial tic. i was chewing on a toothpick for the entire final table.
I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you get an idea of how intense and exciting playing a WSOP Final Table is.
In case you’re either not interested in or incapable of those long downloads, here are two short edits that I made.
1. “Poker,” a short film by David Chase:
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2. Sug gets lucky, announcers forsee domination:
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watching the hand where you filled the boat on the turn was poetry in motion.
D that was great and ugly at the same time.
I watched the first segment and it was incredible. The poker pro analyst killed me. He’s clearly an old school depressed alcoholic. My favorite part? When he started talking about the ex-wife that he married twice, it elicited a chuckle from his otherwise shell shocked partner, but that chuckle died awkwardly in the throat when the pro continued to say that she attempted suicide during one of his tournaments. He details in a dry monotone how he had to leave the tournament to go to the hospital and how the doctors wouldn’t tell him “if she was gonna live or die, they just told me they wuzz workin’ on her.” So he went back to the tournament and got knocked out early. As he said, “It was a bad luck day.” The other commentator pauses for a bit and weakly says something like, “Mike Shulman, he’s got a lot of stories.” “Yup, I’ve got a million of ’em.” Great great stuff.
It’s Mike Laing, who is kind of a legend (for his degenerate behavior, not his superior skill) in the poker world. There really are about a million different stories involving him, and none of them are pretty. He spends all of Part 3 wishing the tournament would end so he can eat dinner. Odd choice for color man, but seems like a very nice guy.
oh the Mike Laing mentioned in The Professor, The Banker, and The Suicide King — i rememeber some of his stories from that book, i need to dl this and listen in,,,sounds like it would be some great commentary lol
hay david it pat ,amazed at the hand you played ( 6 ,4) good for you. Just to give you
an update finish 382ish in the main event had the best hand going in ,it sucks but can’t complain cashed 2 yrs in arrow .wondering if your going to the wpt in november in t.o niagra.fallsview let me know. Hope we keep in touch see you soon.