Carlos Mortensen, who had a great chiplead before the final table, went to everyone's surprise out on 5th place. Instead it came to be a battle between Tom McEvoy (1983 Main Event winner) and Robert Varkonyi (2002 Main Event Winner) in heads-up.
Tom McEvoy and Robert Varkonyi came to be the last men standing in the Champions Invitational tournament, which included 20 out of 36 players that have[...] Read more » Champions Invitational: Tom McEvoy becomes the WSOP champion of all time!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
If Varkonyi was building his stack so well, why did he tremble on this hand? Two thoughts: 1st - receiving a call at flop shows McEvoy was able to take that hand further long, leaving a presage of a nice hand, what ought have made Varkonyi thinking if it was safe to continue; 2nd - he had a low pair so if he wanted to continue with that hand, he should have continued his strategy and went all in imediately after flop. McEvoy, chip leader, was playing tight, only viewing after flops that could gave him the victory. This is a strong expression for a bad fish rookie like me to define a superstar champion WSOP winner like Robert Varkonyi, but with the hand that gave him 2nd place, he looked a bit "greedy" to me...
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 35 (M)
Lol! Doyle Brunson, eastgate and phill helmuth were the last of the final table! What a surprise! lol Carlos Mortensen was the chip leader and he gave his opportunity away! They all were good players it is no surprise for me the winner!
Joined: Nov '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 44 (M)
wow you got to take your hats of to these guys.. they play some hard hand poker... id love to get in to some tournys with such a diverse groupe of hard poker players... I mean just imagin sitting there with them all trying to get a read on you when your sitting there thinking f**k im in well over my head here...LOL You could just take the piss with what ever you do ...., Till one of them catch you that is.. then you'd have to play a bit better.....good fun.....
Joined: Oct '07
Age: 47 (M)
Varkonyi probably didn't put McEvoy on a really good hand after that he just doubled his 8k bet....but I agree...with Fakiry's post.. that one should expect a bit more than that from such a great players at Varkonyi...esp after playing so we'll before the final hand.