Bad Beat

The final table at the 36th annual World Series of Poker tournament in Las Vegas featured a local product, 38 year old mortgage banker Steve Dannerman.

In fact, it was down to Dannenmann, of Severn, Md and 39 year old David Hachem of Australia for the $7.5 million prize. Both made their first appearance in the WSOP.

It’s all over the New York Times, so I might as well tell you that the last deal was 3-7 to Hachem and A-3 to Dannenmann. The flop turned up 4-5-6 giving Hachem the nut straight. The turn card came up an Ace and Hachem went all in, prompting Dannenmann to call. Needing a 7 to split the pot and stay alive, the 14 hour, 232-hand showdown came to an end when a 4 came up.

Dannenmann won $4.25 million, which is still pretty good for breaking his cherry. Although one would be concerned about his wearing teh same shirt for seven days straight, as it brought him a lot of luck. The thought of crusty shirt being up there with Fossilman’s glasses as Poker memorabilia just haunts me.

1 Comment so far

  1. Joseph LeBlanc (unregistered) on July 17th, 2005 @ 7:12 pm

    Oh great, you’ve triggered the “Free and legal online p*ker” Google ads…

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