Thursday, July 13, 2006

Affleck & Maguire Long Shots to Win World Series of Poker

According to odds makers at celebrities Ben Affleck and Toby Maguire will not have what it takes to leave the World Series of Poker Championships with a bracelet. The Hollywood hunks are each a 2000-1 bet to rake in all the chips.

The Rio All Suite Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada will host the tournament from July 28th to the final play downs on August 10th. Front runners to take the title are 5 time bracelet winner Phil Ivey at 150-1 and Poker lifer and legend Daniel Negreanu at 225-1. Leading up to the tournament Negreau has had an impressive showing in World Series events including four top ten finished and winnings of almost $500,000. Ivey is also on the upswing, having just placed second in the Omaha High/Low World Series game on July 8th.

“This tournament is the grand daddy of live poker, if the limit of 8000 entries is reached the first prize could pay out $10 million dollars,’ said Alex Czajkowski,

Odds to win the 2006 WSOP

Phil Ivey 150-1
Daniel Negreanu 225-1
Phil Hellmuth 250-1
Howard (The Professor) Lederer 250-1
Gus Hansen 300-1
Chris (Jesus) Ferguson 300-1
John Juanda 300-1
Layne Flack 400-1
Marcel Luske 400-1
Barry Greenstein 400-1
Carlos Mortenson 400-1
Scotty Nguyen 400-1
Sam Farha 400-1
Greg (Fossilman) Raymer 400-1
Mike (The Mouth) Matusow 400-1
Michael Mizrachi 400-1
Dave (Devilfish) Ulliott 500-1
Phil (Unabomber) Laak 500-1
Erik Seidel 500-1
Huckleberry Seed 500-1
Johnny Chan 500-1
John (World) Hennigan 500-1
Men (The Master) Nguyen 500-1
Paul Phillips 500-1
Ram (Crazy Horse) Vaswani 500-1
TJ Cloutier 500-1
Dan Harrington 500-1
Annie Duke 500-1
Antonio Esfandiari 500-1
Doyle (Texas Dolly) Brunson 500-1

Odds on who to make it to the final table

Phil Ivey 15-1
Daniel Negreanu 22-1
Phil Hellmuth 25-1
Howard (The Professor) Lederer 25-1
Chris (Jesus) Ferguson30-1
John Juanda 30-1
Gus Hansen 30-1
Carlos Mortenson 40-1
Barry Greenstein 40-1
Marcel Luske 40-1
Layne Flack 40-1
Michael Mizrachi 40-1
Mike (The Mouth) Matusow 40-1
Scotty Nguyen 40-1
Sam Farha 40-1
Greg (Fossilman) Raymer 40-1
Huckleberry Seed 50-1
Johnny Chan 50-1
John (World) Hennigan 50-1
Phil (Unabomber) Laak 50-1
Men (The Master) Nguyen 50-1
Paul Phillips 50-1
Ram (Crazy Horse) Vaswani 50-1
TJ Cloutier 50-1
Dan Harrington 50-1
Annie Duke 50-1
Antonio Esfandiari 50-1
Doyle (Texas Dolly) Brunson 50-1
Dave (Devilfish) Ulliott 50-1
Erik Seidel 50-1

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