World Series of Poker

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by World Peace, Jul 9, 2009.

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  1. World Peace

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    Most poker pros know that to train the mind, you must first train the body. I find it ironic that no overly obese person has ever won the WSOP. If they have, it was when they were playing with 100 ppl in the tourney. I seem to think that if ESPN covers it, its a sport.

    Under that umbrella, I'm willing to accept Cup Stacking, Competitive Eating, and Spelling Bees to be sports.

    Back to the WSOP, it looks like Darvin Moon has the chip lead with 27 left, but we have Phil Ivey with 10 million in chips. Kentucky Native Billy Kopp is in 2nd with chips. I want Billy Kopp to win.. If not him, then well go with Phil Ivey :)
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  2. Rebel Titan

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    This one has.

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  3. World Peace

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    Eesh, does he have to count? LOL. I guess you could put Chris Moneymaker in that as well. He's not terribly obese but he's no gymrat. That guy hasnt won anything since his big showdown with Sam Farha. Eesh. Im sure there are a few exceptions, and you know if you are a hardcore gambler, you can easily watch the LBs go up while your getting all that free comped food at the casino.
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  4. GoTitans3801

    GoTitans3801 Forward Progress!

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    There are plenty of professional poker players who are in no way physically in shape. Greg Rayner is a good modern example, Doyle Brunson is a good historical example. You have to be incredibly patient and mentally disciplined, but I don't think that really has any significant physical aspect to it.

    If you want to view it as a sport, that's fine. I'm just explaining why I don't see it that way.
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  5. World Peace

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    Did you guys hear about the big hand between Billy Kopp and Darvin Moon? Eeesh
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  6. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I someone seriously trying to make the claim that a card game resembles a sport in any way at all?

    It's a game. One that depends more on luck than skill even. To think this stuff is televised shows just how boring some people's lives must be. I thought mine was bad, but I be damned if I ever watch people sit around playing cards.
    Especially the goofy looking clowns that play poker on TV.
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  7. TitanMatt

    TitanMatt Bleed Blue!!!

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    i was rooting for kopp . . . dang it.
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