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2010 WSOP: Australia’s Best Known Poker Players Out

Written by:
Greg Tingle
Published on:
Jul/13/2010
2010 WSOP Australia

Readers, Aussie's are having a go in the World Series of Poker. At time of publication Shane Warne is out, as is Joe Hachem, but Jeff Fenech, former boxer, is is still alive. Media Man and Gambling911 track the Australian kangaroos hoping through the WSOP tournament...

3 time world champion boxer Jeff Fenech ("The Marrickville Mauler") has made it to day 4 in the $10,000 main event (though on the verge of busting out at the time this was going to press). Fenech has outlasted team mate and fellow Aussie Shane Warne, as well as the 2005 World Champion, Joe Hachem. Hachem will have a bit to write about in his weekly The Age poker column, and must be rooting on Fenech.

Fenech finished day 2 in the main event on 66,000 chips with his game play matching that of a boxer - his aggression on the table seems to have paid off and gave the spectators a good show. Fenech said "I knocked 2 people out yesterday, and they didn't get a mark on them!" His position on day 2 put him at 659 out of the 1296 players who played that day.

He had made it to 166 by 8 pm PST Tuesday.

Australian cricket legend, Shane Warne aka "The Spin King" has crashed out of the  Series of Poker.

The cards didn't fall his way... out after reaching day 2 of the tournament. He was pissed off Warnie Tweeted "Absolutely steaming just got knocked out of day 2, had KQ flop came K,2,5 guy checked I bet he moved all in, called he had aces, horror! Want to kick the cat as I walk into my hotel room no cat, so kicked bed, ouch got the leg, now in pain, mentally and physically!! Horror."

Aussie Joe Hachem Table Gossip On Seat 9...

Hachem's table got a buzz with an up and coming mystery man making waves.

"How many rivers are you gonna give this kid? Every time, it's on the river," said Hachem, who later called. The player didn't have the straight, but did have two-pair, good enough to take the pot. Hachem dropped to 25,000. That's poker. More details soon.

Aussie Millions On American TV...

Last years Aussie Millions are running on the GSN television network. Some Aussie's are getting minor coverage, but its good exposure for James Packer's Crown Casino in Melbourne, home of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship.

GSN - Saturdays at 9pm and 12am and Sundays at 12am 

Stay tuned for more updates.

Gambling911 Poker Profile

http://www.gambling911.com/poker.html

Wrap Up...

Great to see the Aussie having a go in Vegas. Fenech, keep boxing mate. Warnie, easy on the cats or the RSPCA and PETA will be after you, and Hachem, get back to The Age... they need you mate... start mixing more poker, politics and legal. Let's keep the Gillard VS Abbott election match up honest. Have fun and keep it legal.

*The writer is a special contributor for Gambling911

*Media Man http://www.mediamanint.com is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal development company. Gaming is just one of a bakers dozen of sectors they cover.

Greg Tingle, Gambling911.com 

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