Finally, the World Series of Poker has started, and what an amazing beginning it has been. The first big event was the 2006 Tournament of Champions, which saw some of the greatest poker play witnessed in recent times.
The Tournament of Champions is an ultra-exclusive event, and only 27 players were invited to play. These consisted of the players from the final table last year, as well the twelve WSOP circuit winners, as well as six Harrah sponsored wildcard picksSitus Judi Online. This made for an amazing event, and there really were some star names involved. After the initial scrapping the final table consisted of these ten stars:
Seat One: WSOPC event winner Thang “Kido” Pham, 238,000 chips
Seat Two: Former World Champion Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, 166,000
Seat Three: Online poker pro Darrell “Gigabet” Dicken, 154,000
Seat Four: Defending TOC champion Mike Matusow, 213,000
Seat Five: 2004 World Series Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu, 443,000
Seat Six: Chip Leader Andrew Black, 942,000
Seat Seven: World Poker Tour announcer Mike Sexton, 161,000
Seat Eight: “The Great Dane” Gus Hansen, 74,000
Seat Nine: Circuit event winner Chris Reslock, short stacked at 64,000
Seat Ten: Foreign poker pro Daniel Bergsdorf, 245,000
Once these ten had been decided, the next thing that was to be decided was who would walk away with nothing. Although there were ten players, only nine would walk away with part of the $2 million freeroll. This meant whoever was eliminated first would be on their way home empty-handed.
Although Chris Reslock had the least chips coming into the final table, it was Gus Hansen who went home first. ‘The Great Dane’ put all in on a hand against Andrew Black, but the …