Apr 24, 2006
A big thanks to Scott Ghertner, the Director of Sports & Promotions of MGM/MIRAGE, for putting together a great media game for all the media people covering the WPT World Championship. The event was held at the Grand Opening of the new poker room at Treasure Island .
The final three that finished in the money (promo money) were WPT’s Danger Dave, WPT’s BlogMaster Charlie and John Vorhaus of UltimateBet.
With the blinds at 1k-2k, The final hand of the game had Charlie raising to 4k and Vorhaus in the small blind going ALL-IN for the rest of his stack (1700 more). Charlie called. Vorhaus had won 3 previous ALL-INs.
Vorhaus showed [AsKs]
Charlie showed [Jd2d]
Flop came 9-J-Q; Charlie made a pair of Jacks.
Turn came [Ad]; Vorhaus took the lead on fourth street with a pair of Aces.
River came [Jc]; Charlie wins undeservedly on the river!
Vorhaus had won 3 previous ALL-INs against WPT media players.
After that amazing hand, the clock was ticking 3pm and the WPT World Championship started at 4pm…so a draw was called. Danger Dave and BlogMaster Charlie shared the title of Media Game Champion.