Â Everybody’s working for the weekend and now that’s it’s Friday you can slack off until it’s time to punch that clock around 4:45. We’ll help you get started with the â€œdo-anything-but-actual-workâ€ bit by feeding you the A.M. SCRAMBLE.
Andy Beal Losing in Another Private High Stakes Game – His Divorce
The man who played the likes of Doyle Brunson, Ted Forrest, Jen Harman and Phil Ivey heads-up for millions and millions of dollars is now find another way to lose big money. Andy Beal‘s divorce from his 34 year old wife Simona is under seal but a lawsuit filed by her has given everybody some details on exaxtly what’s going on.
According to DallasNews.com Simona is â€œseeking $5 billion in damages and asking that exemplary damages be awarded to the tune of $15 billion. Her lawyer, Larry Friedman, did not return calls for additional comment.â€ That’s billion. Suddenly the money he lost to the Corporation back in 2006 doesn’t seem all that significant, does it?
David Williams Working Towards Second World Championship of 2010
David Williams has had a pretty good year. In April he captured the World Poker Tour World Championship at Bellagio and walked away with a little more than $1.5 million. He’s also spent some time inside Ivey’s Room at Aria taking his share of Jean-Robert Bellande’s former bankroll.
Well, now he’s moved back to the card game that started it all for him and he’s currently in Tokyo playing in the Magic the Gathering World Championsip. A â€œreporterâ€ from Examiner.com breaks down Williams’ first day right here. Consider it fair warning that the language used in the article appears to be English but won’t be easily read by anybody who’s not an MTG regular.
Former Chess Prodigy Now Has a Poker Agent
Jeff Sawrer was once a world famous chess prodigy. Since then he’s travelled the world, given up competitive chess and found poker. After a European Poker Tour final table in late 2009, the 32 year old has cashed six times this year while playing a part-time schedule. Now he’s got a full time agent after signing with Lars Kollind’s Poker Icons.
â€œWe are very excited to finally have signed Jeff. This has been a target for us since EPT Vilamoura last year, I’m sure he will be the next big star within the poker world and with the right sponsor Jeff will be a great face and representative due to his very interesting background and major media interest surrounding him at all times,â€ said Kollind via press release.
Online POY Candidate Enjoys Playing in a Band
Every now and then the regulars over at TwoPlusTwo come up with some solid funny. This time it involves Mickey â€œmoment_moriâ€ Peterson, a contender for the 2010 BLUFFÂ Online Player of the Year.
Peterson apparently has a striking resemblance to Benny from Axis of Awesome, an Australian comedy troupe. We’re not doing the thread any real justice, but you can check it out here.
Peterson currently sits second in the OPOY standings behind Bill â€œCrazyHorse76â€³ Slaght.