The 48-hour cash game marathon, aka the PartyPoker Big Game IV, is underway in London.
The most interesting thing about this event so far is a player who didn't show up, never a good sign. Tony G got everyone's hopes up with promises of a live Isildur1 appearance only to have the masked Swede bail at the last minute.
If memory serves Tony G doesn't brook this sort of behavior. He's from the streets and, according to what we've seen in movies, people from the streets don't take kindly to being disrespected.
Expect some sort of street-style reprisal from the G.
The fact that the cash game runs 48 hours straight is pretty sick. A few of the players are committed to playing the entire session while commentator Jesse May will be calling the action from start to finish.
In addition to the entrance music each player gets, another flourish has been added to spice things up. At regular intervals the players get to vote off one of their peers.
In the video below we see how it plays out. It seems like a rule better suited to the reality TV format from which it was borrowed. In the video below Bodo Sbrzesny was voted out after earning a buy-in or so.
It seems strange to ask someone to leave while they're still in possession of your money.
Earlier in the match we saw a few players asked to leave when they were stuck a bunch of cash, which just seems rude.
Check out the video and let us know what you think about the format of the PartyPoker Big Game IV.