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by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Apr 20, '09


I am back home after day 2 of the WPT Championship and I will be going back tommorow with about the same chips I started the tournament with. Because of the structure I am still not extremely shortstacked though.

The tables I have been at have been pretty entertaining, On the first day I was sitting next to Annie Duke all day and she was more than happy to talk Celebrity Apprentice most of the day with Beth Shak and myself, when she wasn't twittering. She was actually pretty upset when she read one of Joan Rivers tweets about the episode that was airing while we played, saying as best I can recall " I just compared Annie to Hitler. I am so sorry. I appologize…to Hitler". Quite an outrageous comment. Joan Rivers is comming off looking kind of demented. I can understand Annie might rub her the wrong way but she has really crossed the line with her personal attacks. She has also made clear her low oppinion of poker players in general. So far I think Annie has represented poker players quite well on the show.

Today Layne Flack provided my entertainment. I think he may have passed Phil Laak, in my estimation, as the most fun guy to have at the table. Nothing to do with there play, just the conversation, ect. Layne is truly one of the funniest and most quick witted guys, period. He should host a talk show or something.

Dutch Boyd was at the table and acted perfectly sane a played well. Erick Lindgren was there about half the day but was pretty short and couldn't get anything going. Ted Lawson was at the table also and was in the same boat as I, around a 100k all day. David Chiu was there but had no luck and his was the seat Annie was moved into for the last round of the day.

I have been hovering between 55k and 120k the first two days. Hopefully my rush is comming tomorrow.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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