Live WSOP Coverage from Starbucks
Welcome to Shuffle Up and Venti, where we’ve been bringing you daily coverage of the 2012 WSOP as seen from Starbucks at the Rio.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed that we’ve, umm, been missing since late June. This is very true, and a combination of Vegas grabbing us in its steely grips, time off for a family reunion, plus actual paying work reporting on the WSOP for the fine folks at PokerListings.
Mrs. Venti keeps threatening to produce some more drawrings (also known as “Ima gonna go stalk Daniel Negreanu and ask him to marry me again”) so no promises but we may pop in for some more updates here and there.
WSOP Facts and Trivia
No player has ever won more than three bracelets in a single WSOP and three is also the magic number as far as Main Events won by a player, with Johnny Moss (1970, 1971, and 1974) and Stu Ungar (1980, … [Read More...]
Tom Dwan was the marathon man of the 2011 WSOP, entering 53 of the 58 total bracelet events held as he tried hard to cash in on bracelet prop bets rumored to be worth millions of dollars if he could … [Read More...]
More Venti-Fueled WSOP Goodness
We're safely tucked away at an airport hotel in Heathrow, waiting to make the hop over tomorrow to Vegas. Which is pretty damn exciting to type, as it's snuck up on us a bit with all the other work … [Read More...]
Today's post is going to necessarily be a quick-hitter, as we're packing and about to start the first leg of our journey from sunny Malta to sunny (and hot) Las Vegas, but we're trying to keep the … [Read More...]
One of the great things about the WSOP each year is that inevitably someone comes out of nowhere to go on a massive heater, winning bracelets left and right and loading up multiple wheelbarrows full … [Read More...]
As we barrel down the homestretch towards the start of the 2012 WSOP, it's time for everyone's favorite game -- predicting the turnout for this year's WSOP. The game has gotten a lot more … [Read More...]
We're getting close enough to the start of the 2012 WSOP that I can almost taste the venti, with exactly a week to go before Event #1 kicks off at the Rio, launching us into yet another orgy of 60+ … [Read More...]
With Dream Zoo (don't hate) deciding to spit the bit and crash and freeze constantly the last few days, I've been in super-grind mode as far as work here on the site. I'm pretty proud of the output … [Read More...]
It's been busy days here trying to get all of our ducks lined up for Vegas as well as fleshing out the site here and coming up with various ideas to keep you degenerate rapscallions entertained until … [Read More...]
There are a lot of things that stress me out about life at the moment -- the uncertain nature of my future economic prospects, the fact that Dream Zoo is a FRACKING BUGGY ADDICTIVE PIECE OF CRAP FIX … [Read More...]
That's right, kiddos -- we're nearly into single digits as far as the countdown to the kickoff of the 2012 WSOP! If you can't tell, we're more than a bit excited to be heading off to the WSOP this … [Read More...]