This week on my Final Table poker show, Dennis Phillips checked in from Monte Carlo, where he took a break from the $5k event at the EPT finale. We analyzed three hands he lost on Sunday on the way to being knocked out of EPT main event, talked about Daniel Negreanu’s continuing bad run on “High Stakes Poker,” and discussed new legislation in Congress that may clear up the legal situation for online poker.
Then I was joined by Paul Wasicka, runner-up to Jamie Gold at the 2006 World Series Of Poker Main Event and winner of the 2007 National Heads-Up Championship. We talked about the WSOP Circuit Event he played here in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago and the one he won in Tunica earlier this year. We also discussed whether it’s distracting for him to be recognized by other players in a tournament, how he keeps his concentration at the table, the new book on heads-up poker he’s writing, and his plans for the WSOP this summer.