Past World Series of Blackjack Champion is a Chip Leader at World Series of Poker

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  1. Monkeysystem

    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

    Ken Einiger, who won the World Series of Blackjack in 2005 and is author of the book, "Play to Win" is doing well at the World Series of Poker Main Event.

    After Day 1A his chip count is ranked 77th out of 925 players who started the day and 659 who made it to Day 2. His chip count is 115,900, up from the 50,000 that everyone starts with.

    Ken is scheduled to play next on day 2A, which is on July 5. Blinds will be 300-600 with 100 antes.

    If you or someone you know is doing well at the World Series of Poker, please share it here.
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  2. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Nice! Go Kenny!
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  3. Monkeysystem

    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

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    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

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  5. Monkeysystem

    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

    Ken is in the money!

    At the conclusion of Day 3, Ken is in 402nd place with a chip count of 370,000. 1,182 players remain.

    The top 1,182 players will be paid , so all the current survivors have made the money.

    Ken plays again today, in Day 4. Blinds are at 3,000-6,000 with 1,000 antes.

    There is a big stack is far enough way on Ken's table today to not be as bad a threat to Ken's chances as he could be if they were seated more closely together. Within two spots of Ken's left, that big stack could bully Ken by reraising him with a lot of hands. Within three spots of Ken's right, the big stack could aggressively steal Ken's blinds. So Ken caught a lucky break with the seating arrangement.​

    Now that the money bubble has broken, the action will be fast and furious, with the short stacks moving all-in aggressively in hopes of moving up in the payout structure. Those with middle-sized stacks like Ken's can now afford to tangle with the big boys when they get a hand, in hopes of doubling up. When middle-sized stacks double up, they move way up in the rankings.

    Good luck, Ken!
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  6. Monkeysystem

    Monkeysystem Top Member Staff Member

    Ken's journey in the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event came to an end Sunday on Day 4. Ken finished in 615th place out of 7,874 entries, good enough for prize money of $21,750 for his $10,000 buy-in.

    Cashing in a major casino tournament like the WSOP Main Event takes heaps of the luck, the will, and the skill. Ken has them all.

    Congratulations Ken Einiger on your fantastic results!
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  7. george

    george Top Member

    not a poker player but been reading your post...good job on post ….also Ken did a good job coming in the money ,,,$21,750 not chicken feed..... think I have the books he wrote on blackjack
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  8. LeftNut

    LeftNut Top Member

    An excellent showing by one of our own. Congratulations to Ken!!!
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  9. Billy C

    Billy C Top Member

    Eininger had a nice run in bj tournaments about 20 years ago. He was on the final table in the first oNE of the LV Hilton's Million dollar events (seems like he placed 6th or 7th) and either shortly before or after that he won something like 3 or 4 major events in a row, if memory serves me correctly (one being a 100k payday at the Stardust).
    Thanks for your poker report, Monkey. Well done!

    Billy C
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  10. Dakota

    Dakota Active Member

    In the Hilton Million Dollar event Ken did something we have all done at one time or another. At the final table, near or at the end, he thought he split his bankroll but he bet 1 chip too many and, of course, that's when he had a pair to split and couldn't. After seeing the next few cards off the deck, he said if he could have split he would have been in 1st or 2nd place but politely just said "I made a mistake".

    I met Ken Einiger, along with Ken Smith, Anthony Curtis, John Ressman and others at the first UBT (Ultimate Blackjack Tour) event in Aruba about 12 years ago. Ken Einiger was a standout, and every time he was ready to start a session we could hear him yell out "What time is it? IT'S EINIGER TIME!" The next month at St. Kitts many of us at the hotel heard that all the way from the beach where the sessions were being played!
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