During the 2009 World Series of Poker, the poker buzz was all about Phil Ivey's bracelet bets and side bets. This year, Tom Dwan has taken center stage in the prop bet race.
During Day 2 of the 2-7 Lowball World Championship, Dwan made a new side bet with Chris Ferguson and John Juanda. Dwan's bet laid 800-1 that he would win the 2-7 event, and Huck Seed would take down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament that starts tonight.
After some discussion around the table, both Ferguson and Juanda happily took the bet. Ferguson agreed to put in $1,000, and Juanda was in it for $2,000.
After Ferguson and Juanda were in, Dwan announced, "If I win, I'm going to buy a helicopter. How much are one of those?"
Mark Weitzman responded, "Obama bought a few for 5 million apiece."
Dwan chuckled a bit and said, "Well, I'm not going to buy one of those ones."
With the smaller 2-7 field, it is possible for Dwan to take down the event. However, this isn't his strongest game, and there is a lot of experience left to sift through. Huck Seed, on the other hand, is facing a field of 370 players, and he has a strong mixed game background.
It will truly be a feat against the odds if both players can pull off a bracelet win in their events.