There is a wide range of interesting characters on this week’s High Stakes Poker. Tom Dwan, Viffer Peat, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak, Eli Elezra, Alan Meltzer, Mike Baxter and Dario Minieri comprise the table and make for some very interesting poker.
In a hand around minute 22, the grandfather of poker, Doyle Brunson gets the best of Tom Dwan. I probably raise the river in this hand, but Doyle says he wouldn’t have called which may have been true, but Dwan did have a pair of kings with aces showing and a jack kicker.
Alan Meltzer is a guy I’ve never seen in any of the events on ESPN and there’s probably a reason behind it. He probably wouldn’t last in any of the longer tournaments. The guy is very unhealthy and desperately needs exercise.
Viffer Peat is another guy I haven’t seen much of but he played extremely well in this episode, winning multiple hands with inferior cards.
Phil Laak needs to start winning. I kind of like him because he’s so zany but whenever I watch him he talks and talks and talks while he loses and loses and loses.
Dario has gone into some Euro-metro phase where I’m not sure he even knows what he wants to be like. I mean how many scarfs does one need?
Mike Baxter is someone that relies on playing solid while others get crazy – and they do play very loose in the hands you see. There isn’t much too his presence but I’m sure he wants it that way.
Eli reminds me of a better Sam Farha. He won a lot of chips in this episode and could have gone over the million mark had he gambled with his flush draw against Meltzer and Doyle early.