I'm digging the prop bet Justin Bonomo and his neighbors have this year.
Originally posted by from Bluff MagazineHaving recently moved to Panorama Towers, the luxury condominiums that seems to be home for the young guns of poker, Bonomo is hoping to add to his bankroll with the skills of his neighbors. He has started some prop bets with anyone that will take them, for 7-1 odds that someone residing in Panorama Towers will win a bracelet this year.
“If you do the math we are favored about 50 to one to win,” he said. Players residing at Panorama include David Williams, Michael Binger and Barry Greenstein to name a few. When asked why he started the bets Bonomo responded, “I did this one flat out to make money.” However, if all the residents of Panorama Towers have a bad WSOP, Bonomo claims he will lose “a large portion of my bankroll.”
And here's a recent blog post that might show how much of a degenerate gambler this kid is!
Negreanu finished runner up in the Shorthanded Limit Hold 'Em event last night. He had the chip lead heads up, but his opponent caught cards and played perfect. Considering he's got a bracelet bet with Ivey, THAT one's gotta sting.
Re: Ivey greatest gambler? He's gonna have to work his ass off to try to top Archie Karas doesn't he?
Skill-wise, he's on a different planet from the rest of us. I'm glad he finally found an incentive (read: millions in prop bets) to start padding his bracelet count. I bet by the time he's Phil Hellmuth's age, he's ahead of him in bracelet count at the same stage.
Originally posted by cfgb Re: Ivey greatest gambler? He's gonna have to work his ass off to try to top Archie Karas doesn't he?
Don't forget the end of the Archie Karas tale. I would hope that Ivey, given all the resources available to him that Archie didn't have even in the 90s, will be able to avoid the complete blow-up.
Conservative estimates have Ivey's bankroll in the upper eight figures. I can only imagine the levels of dice and Chinese poker it takes to even get his pulse up.
Also: I finally got around to reading Bonomo's post. I always forget how ridiculous the vig is to buy a piece of a star player. Bonomo asked for $660 vig for 5% into the 40k (event 2) and correctly so. If you had invested $2,660 into Bonomo for 5%, your take would've been over 20k before taxes.
(edited by Super Shane Spear on 8.6.09 1806) You should listen to what I listen to
and he did it again... 2nd bracelet this year this time in omaha seven card stud hi/lo...it was rumored his sidebets for the first one was over $6 million in earnings...i can't even imagine for this second one! He's focused and running hot...
Yahoo article: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=564&e=3&u=/nm/20050204/ts_nm/boxing_schmeling_dc Pretty interesting article, though fairly short. Is there a Biography or Sportscentury of Schmeling?