Friday, November 11, 2005

In lue of..

As I wait in the lull, no bad beats this morning, because I did not play, and waiting for this weekend which is packed full of Tourneys that I either won my way into or got entered into for free, I figured I would try my hand at some commentary. I know, you come for the train factor, but lets try something different every once in a while, kay? I promise I will be back with some tales of my Video Poker adventures soon enough..

So I read this Haiku on High On Poker and was inspired to write down some comments.

After ten minutes,
Tiffany Williamsen folds.
What a dumb ass bitch.

I finally saw the amazing KJh laydown by Tiffany. I admit I chuckled when she went for her cell phone. I think ESPN did a great job of making her a hated character.. and yes she is not a great player.

I admit I felt that loathing when I first saw her at the WSOP, however.. I do not think any one of us can say how we would react in our first major television exposure. The woman has been playing Poker for just seven months. That is a newbie thrust upon the world stage of Poker. I might be nervous. I might make bad calls not wanting to look stupid for being bluffed. I sure as hell would take my time before committing my chips to a pot. A LOT of money is riding on every little decision.

I think it is great that she scored 400K. In every tourney I have played online there is the lucky fishy player. The one who forces things to happen so they can chip up and have a good shot at the final table. Why should she not be the lucky one to walk away with some cash. Also, how many times was Fossilman in deep shit with bad calls in last years WSOP. I am not saying Tiffany is as good of a player as Fossilman, I actually have a lot of respect for Greg, but I did not see a whole hell of a lot of smacking down of him for his win.

Anyway.. she was polite through most of the coverage, which is more than I can say for a lot of those players. Hell, a lot of the “Professionals” are total assholes. I wish her the best and I suspect we will see her in next years event.. and then we will see if lightning can strike twice..


Blogger alan said...

Raymer was never in deep shit with bad calls in last years WSOP. At least from what was shown on TV, he never had a significant amount of chips at risk when he wasn't a favorite, even if only a slight favorite.

I believe that was probably true the rest of the tournament as well.

12:42 PM

Blogger SirFWALGMan said...

Probably not in deep shit. Not as bad as Williams of course, but I seem to remember many hands where he was behind and had a chunk of money in the pot.. It helped that he was a HUGE stack but anyway, maybe I am just trying to make my point..

Like I said I respect Fossileman and think he is a great player.. Just thought he made alot of calls and got really lucky at the final table a bunch of times..

12:59 PM

Blogger Predator314 said...

I think Williams got a bad rap. Sure, she sucks. But she's not the average donkey. She was very aggressive and I'm sure put a lot of people to the test.

I'd stake her over most of the donks in that tournament. At least she wasn't blowing her chipstack by calling down back door flush draws and inside straight draws.

She did do the supreme donkey move and blew a bunch of chips with AJ to double up Raymer.

2:29 PM

Blogger DuggleBogey said...

I remember people complaining about Williamson back when the tournament was going on, and I'm glad ESPN did something to point it out to the public what a ridiculous spectacle this woman was.

That was not the only time she took so long to call. The other players CLEARLY had her beaten so they refused to call the clock on her. Other players wouldn't call the clock because they were being polite, but it was costing them money not being able to play hands during that time.

6:02 PM

Blogger Drizztdj said...

My favorite line when Ace-Rag beats me in a tourney...

"nice call Tiffany"

8:25 AM


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