04/05/2004

In The Money? ... Neigh...

Joe Beevers 'The Elegance'

World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
$2,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Report by Joe on Tuesday, 4 May 2004 at 8:10 am

Today’s event was the $2000 H.O.R.S.E with 166 entrants and a first prize of $100,200. H.O.R.S.E is five different games played 30 minutes each at a time; Limit Hold-em, Omaha Hi-Lo 8B, Razz (lowball), Stud and Stud Hi-Lo 8B. I was going pretty well all day, feeling good, gathering chips and I thought that I had a really good chance with the way everything was going.

Barny has told me to be careful not to make this too much of a bad beat story and I have to admit I am a little tired so I’ll try not to. Today they paid 16 and with two tables left Mann Ip came over to the rail and gave me a knowing smile. He knew that I had finished on the bubble in the Omaha having played 10 ½ hours and just four spots off the money in the NLH where I played for 11 hours. It was nice to have some moral support and Jesse May came over too and gave me some encouragement, ‘You know Joe, if you keep putting yourself in the right spot...etc etc.’

Ok, Ok, I know short. Well I finished an unlucky 18th and today I played for 10 1/2 hours as well. This must all be playing havoc with my hourly rate. :-)

On a lighter note:

For the first part of the day I was sat next to a guy from Boston called Doug. Miami John was in the final of yesterday’s event and he wanted to know how Miami John came to be Miami John (for the record he now lives in Las Vegas). He was asking if all the other Johns in Miami should be annoyed. Could there only be one Miami John and could he grab Boston Doug now if no-one else had it? Will poker nicknames ever be trademarked or become saleable like domain names? If so I am going to grab Hendon Joe and London Joe now just incase I ever get fed up with being the ‘Elegance’.

This picture was taken in the house that The Mob are renting out for the seven weeks they are in Vegas. Here is a picture of Buster Boatman giving the Mob poker lessons and a good talking to whilst sat on the pool table.