Posted by Dr Fro 12:02 PM
I am caught up on the WSOP episodes from this week. The big story was Scotty Nguyen busting out. Aside from the bad editing (it showed Scotty leaving the conference hall before the commercial break then had him interviewed in the Amazon Room after the commercial break), it was a good episode. Before I can be critical of Scotty for going all-in with basically a bluff when he could have folded his way to the final table, I should remember two things. First of all, those moves are precisely what got him as far as he got. Second, Scotty said (and I have to believe it is true) that he was there to win in, not just to make the final table. If that is the case, I can't be critical.
Now if it had been Dr Fro, the good doctor would have folded his way into a million dollar final table prize.
How many times in your life have you seen that shot with Scotty telling Kevin McBride, "You call, gonna be all over, Baby" and Kevin calls and Scotty stops drinking beer and smoking long enough to put his hands in the air and a young Mike Matusow runs over to hug him? I saw it plenty during this WSOP to last me for a while.