Former Bear Stearns executive makes final table at WSOP

Discussion in 'Psychology' started by Pekelo, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Pekelo


    "LAS VEGAS — The World Series of Poker has thrust nine millionaire winners into the spotlight as they wait 116 days to get back to the table for the rest of the no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event.


    ... eight relatively unknown players, including a former Bear Stearns Cos. executive who won his seat in a hometown poker league, the publisher of Card Player magazine and Darvin Moon, a married, self-employed logger from Oakland, Md., who currently leads with 30 percent of the chips at the table.

    Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., the private casino operator that owns the series, paid each player the $1.26 million for ninth place on Thursday. The rest goes into an interest-bearing account until the day before the final table starts Nov. 7. By then, the prizes will likely be a little richer."

    I guess when you lose your job, there is always poker....
  2. Lot of Wall Street execs are very avid poker players. Same goes for hedge fund managers.
  3. cstfx


    Hasn't Don Bright put forth over and over that some of his best traders are also poker players?
  4. CET


    ESPN has been rerunning the 2008 WSOP, and I saw hedge fund manager David Einhorn on one show. I don't know how far he made it.
  5. cstfx


    I'd rather watch paint dry.