The Coach Job

I’m doing a coaching job for the last four days, and my WSOP play has been interrupted by this job. Its for the Mansion Poker Pro-Am Challenge, which we are filming today. I have Andrew Stoll, who is the internet qualifier that I am coaching to take on the three pro players in a million dollar freeroll.

The other coaches are Kenna James, and Mike Gracz, and the pros are Todd Brunson, John Gale, and Gavin Smith. The pros start with 50,000 in chips, and the amateurs start with 70,000 each, so we have a big advantage at the start. $500,000 for first, $300,000 for second, $200,000 for third, and nothing if you finish 4th 5th or 6th. The program will air July 12th on FSN.

Its been quite an experience. We had poker school, and I put my player into some WSOP satellites, so he would get some experience in real life. It’s not going to be easy for him, and his only edge is the chip stacks. I am hoping he can perform well.

Today is the day we film. I won’t post the results here, so you can watch it on TV.

Tomorrow I am back to the WSOP, and I won’t miss any events for the rest of the series. I am really looking forward to the $50k H.O.R.S.E. event, and the $10k buy in Pot Limit Omaha event. My best chances are in those tournaments.

The fields have been staggering at these events, the organization has been pretty bad. I don’t know what they are doing here at the Rio. I guess when you get thousands of people who show up anyway, you don’t have to worry about the players. I hear the WSOP is going to move to Caesars, which should be nicer, cause in my opinion, this place is a dud.

But, the focus today is the Mansion Poker Pro-Am Challenge, and it will be interesting to see what happens. See you soon.

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