Chat with Andrew Feldman and Chops
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, ESPN.com poker columnist Andrew Feldman will be joined by Chops from WickedChopsPoker.com as they will chat about this year's World Series of Poker and take any other poker questions you may have.
Feldman will chat every day throughout this year's tournament. Be sure to check out ESPN.com's coverage of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Send your questions now and join Feldman Thursday at 4 p.m. ET!
Andrew Feldman (4:01 PM)
What's up everyone? Chops is here and we've got a half hour to answer all your poker questions. Gooooo
Chops (4:01 PM)
Al (Las Vegas)
Has the addition of the massive Pavilion Room made the task of finding GOTR subjects much tougher? Inquiring minds want to know.
Chops (4:03 PM)
I don't think so. It should've given us more options. However, things have been picking up this week. Maybe we were just spoiled last year. But the lack of quality Girls on the Rail has probably been the second biggest story of this year's WSOP behind Ivey's 8th bracelet.
Hey chops, which pro provides the best GOTRs?
Chops (4:05 PM)
If you mean which pro tells us about the most, that's probably Gavin Smith. If you mean which pro makes for the best GOTR, Lacey Jones has stepped up her game this year. Really like the pics we posted from last night.
I haven't played online in a while, but I would love to start up again. How can someone in the US get money into an online account these days?
Chops (4:07 PM)
Online poker is legal?...Seriously though, just go to one of the U.S. facing sites. They have plenty of deposit options that I have heard work quite well
Forget about the GOTR when there are Girls at the Felt!!!
Chops (4:09 PM)
Very true. We've noticed, to use the phrase a second time, that female players have really "stepped up their game" this year. Our photog, Gluten-Free Charles, has taken some great shots of Lacey, Liv, Maria Ho, Erica, etc. and even etc.
Dirk (Fresno, CA)
A good number of 10K events are on the menu of upcoming events. So far the 10K winners haven't been huge names. Do you see that continuing?
Chops (4:12 PM)
They maybe haven't been huge names but they are respected players. Odds are one of the big name guys (since it looks like it won't be a woman) will step up and win one. Maybe in the H.O.R.S.E. going on now? Like that song from Asia, only time will tell...
Chops (4:12 PM)
Any NBA draft questions?
When will the 2nd episode of this week in poker be available on the site?
Chops (4:14 PM)
Great question. Had some ustream issues on the last one which made it difficult, and we are trying to salvage as much stuff from when the live feed died. Had some really good material with Antonio, but we were talking for like 10 minutes before we knew ustream crashed. It was like when you drop a call and keep rambling on for 2 minutes and no one is on the other line. Annoying. Hopefully that won't happen again and thanks for hanging in there.
Chops (4:14 PM)
Ummm...to answer the question though, probably tomorrow.
Please tell me the likes of Durr and Ivey or others got caught up in the Wimbledon match and made all sorts of crazy prop bets? That seemed like a dream scenario folks folks like them with lots of money and "gambol".
Chops (4:16 PM)
Funny Julian, at some point during the match yesterday I thought the exact same thing. I haven't heard of any prop bets on the match, but wouldn't be surprised if the Iveys or durrrrs had action.
What name pros who do well live do you think would have the most negative results (or least positive) if they played regularly online? A guy like Doyle comes to mind, but how about others?
Chops (4:18 PM)
I think Doyle has said as much (about taking awhile to adjust online). Most of the old-timers would have the most difficulty. From the online tracking websites, Big Gamers like Gus and Benyamine don't seem to do well either.
How about Chainsaw cashing in 5 different games!!!!
Chops (4:19 PM)
Finally found some blind structures he likes...
Greg (Atlanta GA)
Hey Chops, what's your take on the NBA draft, just give us the scoop on one or two teams
Chops (4:22 PM)
It's clearly a draft that drops off after the first 5 or 6 guys. I'm not a big believer in Wes Johnson but think Monroe will be a good pro. John Wall will be a great pro. But yeah, after the first 5-6...eeesh. For what it's worth for the 3 or 4 Hawks fans out there, I used to email Billy Knight regularly before every draft begging him to draft Paul/D-Will (not take Marvin)...even Rondo (yeah I read Chad Ford). Billy never responded to me...
Some of the forums are reporting that Laak's record has already been broken by folks in Europe? Have you heard that as well? Has it been verified?
Chops (4:25 PM)
I haven't heard that at all. That's a tough record to break, but Euros can do some crazy things,
flipxpelon562 (commerce ca)
Hey CHOPS!!! What do you feel about phill hellmuth with 4th in chips with 15 left...Do you think if he called everyone idiottts the rest of the duration of the tournament he might actually win his first non holdem bracelet???
Chops (4:28 PM)
Hey there. I think Hellmuth has a chance, he's a great player and Omaha 8oB is probably his best non-hold 'em game. I'm rooting for him. Away from the table he's a good guy (doesn't excuse his behavior AT the table, but still...) and Hellmuth winning #12 with Ivey winning
Chops - who would be the best "Hey It's You Again" to show up this year?
Chops (4:29 PM)
I think people would go crazy if Jamie Gold went deep in the Main Event.
All eyes have been on Wimbledon today. Chops, we all know you're a poker god, but many may not know about your supurb tennis abilities (self-proclaimed of course). In your ever-so-humble opinion, what odds would Vegas put on John Isner beating you in less than 138 games in the 5th set?
Chops (4:31 PM)
First of all: DAWGS. Second, Phil Ivey is to poker what the SEC is to college football. Anyway, when I was around 13 (and about 4'11) I almost got in a fight with a guy John Isner's size on the tennis court who was cheating on calls. However, Isner would wax me these days...it wouldn't even be put on the board.
Chops (4:33 PM)
Thanks everyone for the great questions. Hopefully we can do this again for a full hour. Go team USA. Go Isner.