In my last post I detailed the prop-bet of UK Sit-n-Go grinder "entim" which required him to make $5k profit in $6.50 18-man SNGs within 15 days. He lost the prop-bet after quitting on Day 13. At this point he had only amassed $2.7k in profits, and barring the sickest 'Jerry Yang' style heater, the bet was no longer realistically winnable. Having bet $3333 on himself to win, at least he only ended up losing ~$650 after taking into consideration his game profit.
He ended up playing over 5000 SNGs for the bet, so it is a helluva lot of work to wind up losing money, but he did have a decent shot at winning ~$15k for the bet had he run a little better. He did claim on twitter (@entim) that he "played really badly", but I would imagine it is very difficult to play well when playing so many games in such a short period of time. Apparently this sick grind hasn't deterred him from future prop-bets though, as he says he "will do something similar in the new year".
|entim's graph for the prop-bet|
The Micros Pilot
The latest thing 'doing the rounds' in the 'pokersphere' (overuse of inverted commas duly noted) is the first episode of an animated series created by Jay "Krantz" Rosenkrantz and John "Jimmylegs" Wray. Threre are a few references you might only get if you follow the 2+2 forums, but even if you don't it's rather cool. Look out for the large box of "Crappy poker books" and the small box of "Good poker books", I though that was a nice touch!
Michael "Wazz" Piper, a British Poker Pro who finished 4th in the 2010 San Remo EPT (which was won by Liv Boeree), found himself on stage at one of comedian Jimmy Carr's gigs, presumably because of his unusual job (or at least unusual to the outside-world!). Predictably Carr asked him at least one of Daleroxxu's "10 questions not to ask me about poker", but Piper did pretty good job of holding his own against the quick-witted Jimmy Carr's jokes...
Less than 7000 VPPs left before I hit Supernova, so I should be done in the next few days.
VPPs remaining: 6,750
Total Hands played: 598,969