Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Stab Your Competition?

It would seem that a young American at a small University in Colorado, decided the only way to get more playing time was to stab the starting player in the leg.

Leg Stabber

Could this technique work in poker? Not that I'm advocating it, but I wonder why it hasn't been tried in poker yet , especially with the exponentially growing prize pools.

I noticed at the WSOP main event this year that on the last 3 days of play, the eventual winer, Jaimie Gold, had a mounting entourage and security escort. On the last 2 days of the event he actually had a full team of 4 professional secuirty escorts just to the pisser. Was he worried about the 2nd chip leader having him "whacked out"? Or was he just being paranoid and creating his own "cult of exclusivity"?

I had a very brief meet with him in the Bodog lounge during a break and the next to last day and seemed affable enough. Of course, it did also seem that everyone with a pen or a camera was chasing him for an interview or soundbite.

The motivation must surely be there for desperado players hunting for that extra million. Just imagine that you are the clear 2nd chip leader in a massive tournament. If you somehow had the chip leader "indisposed", you winning chances, thus EV, must surely jump dramatically. Would the WPT or WSOP cancel or delay a final table in search of or deference to a missing or injured chip leader?

ONCE AGAIN. I do not advocate this idea as a tactic for use. I'm just wondering why it hasn't happened yet. Perhaps the lesson to take away is to hire you own squad of secuirty the day before you apprach a final table with a chip lead. Even if there is no treat you can at least ward off the 22 year old Internet Heros employed by cardplayer.


At July 19, 2010 1:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, so now we are getting to reasons why you killed her! warming up for your fellow card players eh!!


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