Let’s Play “Buy It or Sell It”

by Lou on June 26, 2010

On the June 24 edition of my Internet radio show, Keep Flopping Aces, which can be heard live on www.roundersradio.com and as a podcast for on-demand listening, my guest Shari Geller and I played a game of “buy or sell.”  We tossed statements back and forth to each other and asked each other—and the listening audience—whether they were buying that statement as true, or selling it.  The statements are listed below, along with my take on each of them.

You can play too. Feel free to send in your comments and let me know which ones you buy … and which you’re selling.

1.  Vladimir Schmelev is the real deal. I’m buying.  He’s the real deal as far as I can tell. The chess player from St. Petersburg, Russia joins a growing list of Russians who have made their mark in poker during the last few years.  If his interest keeps up, expect to see Schmelev as a fixture in poker for some time.

2.  Annette_15 is way off base in calling out Doyle Brunson and dissing female poker players. Of course she is, and I buy this statement.  I would have cut her a lot of slack when she was still 15, but now she’s 21, and ought to have better sense than to make the remarks she did.

3.  Has Michael Mizrachi overcome his problems with his big win in the player’s championship, or is having the IRS on your ass a problem that just can’t be overcome.  Personally, I’d rather have the Mafia after me than the IRS, so unless Mizrachi has resolved his problems with the tax man, even winning a $50,000 buy-in event at the WSOP might not be enough.

4.  Ivey said he’d win 30 bracelets before he’s done. He can, but winning 22 additional bracelets represents a large to climb, and to accomplish it, he’s have to play until he’s Doyle’s age, and who knows whether his interest in poker will still be there 20, 30, or 40 years from now.  I’m selling.

5.  Ivey bet Lederer $5 million that he will win two bracelets between 2010 and 2012. I’m buying.  He can.  He should. He will.

6.  Hellmuth, with 11 bracelets, will get to 13 before Ivey, who now has 8. I’m buying.  Despite his antics, Hellmuth remains a terrific tournament player, and I think he will get to 13 before Phil Ivey—though I’d also bet that before all is said and done, Ivey will catch and pass him.

7.  A woman won’t win a bracelet in an open event this year, not even Ms. Obrestad. I’m buying.  With the majority of events in the books, no women have won thus far, and I don’t think a woman will win an open event this year—though I’d love to see a woman win the main event.  Barbara Enright came closest.  Maybe she’ll play in the big one this year, and maybe she’ll win it—adding to her well deserved inclusion in both the Poker Players Hall of Fame and the Women in Poker Hall of Fame.

8.  November niners have some game; they’re not just luck boxes. Judging by their results to date, you have to buy this one.  I know I am.  Many of the November Nine have done quite well in other events.  For the most part they are anything but luck-boxes.

9. Men Nguyen can ever repair his image/reputation. I’m buying this.  Men “the master” has a bad reputation and I don’t see how he can live it down.

10. Durrrr will win a bracelet before Andy Bloch. I’m selling.  This is a very close call but I think Andy Bloch will win a bracelet before Tom Dwan.  I can’t give you a reason; it’s just gut feel.

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Full Tilt RakeBack June 30, 2010 at 5:25 am

I am little confuse between buying and selling. Please give me some tips so that i can reach on right decision.

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