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Michael Jackson, Sarah Palin and Day 1

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Jul 07, '09

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I made it through day 1 of the Main Event in good shape with 91,000 in chips. I had an interesting table which included Scotty Nguyen and Antonio Tarver (boxing great). Really had a pretty smooth time of it caught a lot of good hands. Scotty was three seats on my right and usually have good luck against him anyways.

Looking forward to playing a short day 2 tomorrow our whole house and one of the chimps some kind of flu, I had a touch of it yesterday too, I think, but it seams to have gone very light on me. I even went to the gym but only ran about 60% normal and felt too weak to do anything else. Feel fine today though. Timmi and my friend Miguel who lives with us are both pretty sick. Miguel has as more chips in the main event than I do so I hope he is feeling better tomorrow.

Hard to believe so many people got shut out yesterday. I do think the 800 number is way inflated. I am sure every bustout railbird in the Rio ran to get in line once they heard it was shutout. Probably more like 150 people.

I have reached my saturation point with Michael Jackson leading off the news every day. He was a great performer(not my cup of tea at all). He was a troubled individual who used children and animals for his amusement and then discarded them. The chimpanzee’s he had were sent away to be warehoused in less than ideal conditions when they were no longer babies, and then he would buy another baby chimp to keep for a couple years before discarding them as well, for the remainder of there 50+ year life experience. He probably just kept the chimps around to entertain his friends(pre-pubescent boys) and didn’t have any use for them when they became to big to play with. Look, I feel sorry for him, he was a pathetic figure, probably a victim of child abuse himself, but lets not idolize and worship him. Also, lets take a lesson about the importance of being able to sleep well at night, use Melatonin not sleeping pills etc.

While I am pissing people off I might as well say something about Sarah Palin walking off the job as Governor of Alaska….“I told you so”. She does what she wants when she wants.

On another note I guy showed up yesterday to play day 1d but had been signed up to play day 1a. They said they were trying to figure out how many chips he had left for day 2 if he was blinded off. Why would they have to do this? If they left his chips they would know, but they picked him up as I informed you they do and would refund his money. I saw they had about ten players listed as DNS(did not show) on day 1A. Bad policy.

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, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
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gosfacekilla
almost 12 years ago

I like you Lee, but nobody gives one monkey turd about your views on anything else in life except what goes on in poker. Music is already turning too political these days with U2 and Green Day. And while I'm at it, the last people that need to voice their idealistic views are people that gamble for a living. Get a clue man, just stick to writing about poker.

 
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PigP0ker
almost 12 years ago

Maybe if you liberals would ever look at the big picture... Did you ever think she may be leaving her tedious job as governor so she can campaign and fund raise for the future election? By the way... run a spell check eh?

 
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JaySin420
almost 12 years ago

"Did you ever think she may be leaving her tedious job as governor so she can campaign and fund raise for the future election?"

Future Election? Haha! Haha! That's the funniest thing I've read all day, thanks for that.

And to the other retard, IT'S A BLOG! You want to read solely about poker, go read a poker ARTICLE!

You're the man Lee, I totally agree about MJ and Palin is just a fraud. I wonder if she would have stepped down from the VP chair for the same reasons. What a joke, I can't wait til her first porno in a few years though. Good luck in the ME.

 
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gosfacekilla
almost 12 years ago

Retard? I think not kid. I have yet to read another blog on this site that had anything to say about politics whatsoever unless it had to do with poker. This is "Cardplayer.com", not "Cardplayersandpolitics.com".

And B...I'm really loving all this "change" so far. What a joke.

 
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PigP0ker
almost 12 years ago

man if you stupid liberals would open your eyes for once in your life... only see what is directly in front of you.

 
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thegreatwhitedope
almost 12 years ago

It always amuses me when people insist that anyone who is well-known keep their opinions on anything that is not their chosen profession to themselves. No one else does, why should people who are slightly more famous than you or I. I hear cashiers, barbers, taxi drivers, accountants, and plumbers (one in particular) give their opinions all the time on subjects they have no particular expertise in. Why should poker players have to shut up? It's amazing that people like 'gosfasekilla' will say to Lee that no one cares what he thinks about anything except poker, and not see the irony. Who the hell cares what gosfacekilla thinks about anything? It's just as valid as saying Lee should shut up because no one cares.

 
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charlywayne
almost 12 years ago

Lee you hit the nail on the head...though I feel sorry for M.J. kids, people need to get over it. He's dead ,people die. I think it's crazy how the media was out to throw him under the bus a few years back and now they act like M.J. was a god. Well I could care less I was more upset with Chip Reese passing than MJ and I never hear chip sing....anyway as far as the guy who came in on the wrong day that REALLY SUX. I think he should have got to play fresh when he got there or refund, but I do wonder if that did not show bunch was people who won their seats and just never made it out to Vegas? Lee I really enjoy your blogs, your love for animals, and hope I someday will get the opportunity to play poker with you live or on Full Tilt......look me up on FT "Charliewayne" Best of luck rest of Main Event

 
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literation
almost 12 years ago

Lee I like reading your posts, keep them coming. I've seen Negreaunu blog about his vices (golf, sports fantasy pool) so am not surprised you blog about yours (tv news junkie?). Poker of course is angelic.

 
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RealityPeople
almost 12 years ago

Too bad you are spouting the same LIES that the media did on MJ. As a poker player I thought you would have had better sense than that, but I guess that's why we shouldn't really listen to people who speak outside their area of expertise.

On MJ's Chimp - He only had one, it was the media that made up stories of him having multiple ones. Do a little research before spouting off so ignorantly. MJ rescued Bubbles from a research centre. He gave him up to a SANCTUARY when Bubbles became more aggressive, and MJ had his baby's safety to consider. MJ still visited Bubbles regularly, and considers him his first 'child'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubbles_%28chimpanzee%29

Molestation - MJ was ACQUITTED. Doesn't your justice system mean anything, or do you laypeople just make up your own minds?

 
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2_7
almost 12 years ago

stick to poker u moron!

 
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2_7
almost 12 years ago

like noone on your side of the isle has walked away from their job. stick to poker and chimps!

 
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keeentd
almost 12 years ago

Lee, you're spllellign annd use of puncuatatuion are treeible...what grade did you finsih man!?

 
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TaylorWeston
almost 12 years ago

Lee I dont mind hearing your views. it gives me something to do while standing here at my pitiful job. Play on.

 
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