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The Nightly Turbo: Legends Final Table, Madsen Rapping, and Anthony Cumia Plays Poker?

Kevin Schaffel

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Legends Final Table Set

When you're running good, you're running good, and it seems that running good comes with being a part of the November Nine. Just ask Ivan Demidov, he made the final table of the WSOP Europe last year after making the final table of the 2008 WSOP Main Event. Well, you can add Kevin Schaffel to the list. He is currently sitting atop the chip count leaderboard of the WPT Legends of Poker.

The six players are currently playing for the $1,034,500 first place prize, as play began at 4:00pm PST. Todd Terry is right on Schaffel's heels followed by Prahlad Friedman (who thinks Poker is Fun), Mike Krescanko, Sam Stein, and Toto Leonidas.

It seems Steven Begleiter decided to save up some of his "run-good" for November. The November Nine member finished in 9th place, good for $39,240. How much "run-good" will Schaffel have left? We'll have to wait till November to find out.

It's never too early to start building your bankroll for the 2010 WSOP. Sign up for an online poker account and get to it.

Anthony Looking in the Mirror?

Anthony Cumia, from the Opie and Anthony show posted this picture on his twitter earlier this morning after he mentioned playing poker online. It's not every day you sit down at the poker table and see yourself sitting across from you. Looks like he firing up a tournament on PokerStars. Did anyone even know he played poker?

PartyPoker World Open V

The PartyPoker World Open V is scheduled for October 11th - 15th in London. The event will take place at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair. The $10,000 buy-in is limited to a 48 player field. Mike Sexton, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Luke "Fullflush" Schwartz, James Akenhead, Jennifer Tilly (who has been preparing for the event vigorously), and many more are already confirmed for the event.

For our non-US readers, PartyPoker is holding satellite qualifiers for the tournament. The $13,000 package includes tournament buy-in, seven night accommodation and $1,000 in spending money. The $650 + $50 satellite will talk place every Sunday at 14:15 EST and PartyPoker is giving away one package for every 20 players.

Don't have a PartyPoker account? Sign up for one and get your chance to play against some of the best players in the world at the World Open.

In Case You Missed It

Believe it or not, your brain could be holding you back. It may be the reason that you can't seem to win at the tables. The brain can be trained to seek out certain negative behavior patterns. You might have to rewire your brain and make it recognize positive patterns. Read Recognizing When You Need to Change Your Patterns to find out more.

Hellmuth made his spectacle of an entrance, Negreanu went busto, and Lindgren folded aces. If you missed last night's episode of the WSOP Main Event on ESPN, you missed all that, and more. Good thing you have us giving you the recap.

Two Day 1 flights down, one to go. Day 1B of the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau has concluded. 125 players went in to battle and only 55 survived. Kristoffer Myhre came out on top with the Day 1B chip lead. Play resumes for Day 1C tomorrow. Check out a recap of the action here. And follow the live action at our Live Updates page.

Pawel "verneer" Nazarewicz decided to become a poker pro in August of 2008. Since making his decision, he has a lot more free time and is enjoying life. We caught up with him to talk poker and more in our Online Poker Spotlight.

Two durrrr Challenge sessions in 24 hours. Are they playing games with us? Games or not, we're happy to see Antonius and Dwan chipping away at the challenge. Speaking of chipping away, Antonius did just that. He now has the lead over Dwan over the course of the Challenge. By how much, you ask? Check out the durrrr Challenge recap.

Shulman's At It Again

November Niner, Jeff Shulman, stirred up some controversy after saying what he said about a certain bracelet during the WSOP Main Event this year. On the heels of that controversy starting comment, in an interview with CardPlayer, he said instead of throwing the bracelet in the trash, he was going to:

1. auction the bracelet off and give the money to charity
2. hold a tournament for all the players shut out of the Main Event and give it to the winner
3. give it to the winner of a SpadeClub tournament,
4. give it to Stephen Colbert.
According to Shulman, he wants to make the industry stronger and better for players.

Now, in an interview with Diego Cordovez for The Scoop, when asked about the poker media stirring the controversy of his comments, he offered this: “…I’ve had a lot of people come up to me and say that somebody’s got to do something about it. I’m not sure I’m the right guy, being that I’m in the industry, but it’s not like we have some special relationship here. They hate us, for whatever reason… I think they hate anyone who’s not a celebrity, or maybe it’s just that they treat the celebrities so much better than everyone else that they have special rules, they don’t get penalties. I’ve never seen anything like it. If we really want to take poker to the next level, you can’t have different rules for different people.”

We'll let you form your own opinions of the whole situation, tell us what you think in the forums. Pokerati has the whole story.

Madsen's Rapping...Again

We know we told you about this in the WSOP on ESPN recap, but we're telling you again. Jeff Madsen's rapping made it's way on to the ESPN coverage of the WSOP, and we figured you'd like to see it for yourself (for the first time if you missed it, and again if you didn't).

Check it out at ESPN.

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