Good God anyone but Matusow. Not only would he be insufferable as the WSOP champion, but really, the tv that will ensue when he gets sucked out on at the final table will be the sort of stuff you keep on the Tivo forever. He might spontaneously combust right in front of the cameras.
In fact, I'm picking Matusow, since every day whomever I pick as the eventual winner gets knocked out. I lost Juanda 2 days ago, Ivey yesterday...
A guy from London finished 30th, giving me hope for the future.
Raymer finishing 25th is a HUGE accomplishment. Aside from the guys who have won back-to-back (and Chan's 2nd to Hellmuth), has any defending champ ever done better than this?
I had Juanda and Ivey in a pool that could pay me $500 (though I'm kinda guessing that more than a few folks had Ivey) unless someone took Matsuow.
I'm rooting for Mike the Mouth just because it'd be fun to see an actual well-known player win the WSOP rather than another no-name.
"You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all your doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren't, they weren't bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised... Once." -- Jack Bauer
That's not one of the four belts you need to be the undisputed heavyweight champion in 2010. The WBF is a second-tier organization. The guys with the recognized sanctioning body-titles are Wladimir Klitschko (IBF and WBO), Vitali Klitschko (WBC)