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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

VVPQotW: Battle of Champions
Tonight's episode originally aired before the Super Bowl, but B and I were pretty busy that day--we actually hosted a poker tourney before the game, and were still wrapping things up when the WPT tourney came on. So I vaguely remembered some parts but mostly it was a new episode for me.

I had definitely forgotten about that 60-second clock and how annoying the beeping is. Would Rone Rose have called Juha Helppi's final all-in if he hadn't been rushed by the clock? Would Jose Rosenkranz have called Howard Lederer's?

Other notes:
--Didn't know Juha Helppi was captain of the Finnish national paintball champions.
--Not that it needs reiterating, but that pokershootout.com commercial with the midget is truly awful.
--Mike Sexton's quote of the week: "No cutesy-wootsey poker here."

The Vince Van Patten Quote of the Week came after the "Costa Rican madman," Jose Rosenkranz, caught an 8 on the river, to give him a set, after Howard had gone all-in with AKs and caught two pair. Feeling Howard's pain, VVP explained to the home audience that
That's the kind of thing that hurts your whole immune system.
Click here for last week's VVPQotW.

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