Mornings are never fun. The best way to manage them – to get through them really – is to create a routine. For most people that means a shower, a commute, a coffee and spending the first 15 minutes of your day procrastinating before getting your workday started. Here at BLUFF, we think The Ante should be a key part of your routine. Every weekday we bring you all the poker news you might have missed and get you ready to take on your day.
Newest One Drop Player: Jean Robert Bellande. No, Seriously.
Jean-Robert Bellande, the guy who has developed a social media following for always being broke and playing the highest stakes cash games possible, spent his Sunday morning buying into the Big One for One Drop, the $1 million buy-in tournament at the WSOP. As you can see in the photo Bellande paid his buy-in with stacks and stacks of cash.
Bellande claims he’s no longer backed by Dan Bilzerian and there are rumors that he may in fact be out of makeup.
In March the WSOP announced that 23 players had confirmed their entry including defending champion Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey and Phillip Gruissem.
Matt Keikoan’s 2010 WSOP Bracelet Up for Auction on eBay
It seems like not even a couple of weeks can go by before another WSOP bracelet makes its way on to eBay. This past weekend another bracelet showed up on the online auction site with a Buy It Now price of just $15,000. The item description doesn’t directly say who the bracelet belongs to but it might as well:
“2010 World Series of Poker bracelet from the 10k limit holdem championship event. 14k Gold with diamonds.”
A quick look back in time shows that Matt Keikoan won that event, beating Dan Idema heads-up for the bracelet. Keikoan actually has two bracelets, having won the first in 2008 in a $2,000 No Limit Hold’em event. The last recorded cash for Keikoan was in November 2012.
Just last month Keikoan sent out a Tweet wondering about the value of a bracelet should somebody be looking to buy one.
Hypothetical: if you didn’t own a WSOP bracelet, but had a chance to buy one (or two) how much would you pay?
— Matthew Keikoan (@MattKeikoan) April 22, 2014
R.I.P. Joey Bagels
Joel Rosenberg, a regular on the New York poker scene since the 80s, passed away last Thursday night. Rosenberg, known to all his friends and colleagues as “Joey Bagels”, was the inspiration for the character Joey Knish in Rounders. Brian Koppelman, who co-wrote Rounders with David Levine, gave his Twitter followers a little bit of insight into Rosenberg on Friday.
“In the poker game of life, women are the rake.” We gave the line to Worm, but in real life Joel Bagels said it. Off the cuff. At 3:00am RIP
— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) May 9, 2014
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