View Full Version : Pierce Doing Well at WSOP (lockout activities)

07-12-2011, 06:33 AM
For a guy nicknamed The Truth, Paul Pierce(notes) is holding his own quite nicely with the bluffs and deception of poker.

The Boston Celtics star cruised through his first session of play at the 2011 World Series of Poker, more than doubling his chip stack from 30,000 to 62,750 and positioning himself nicely for the second session on Monday. The nine-time All-Star is one of a number of celebrities in the field. Others include Jason Alexander and Ray Romano.

This is the first time Pierce is playing in the main event. Though he's been known to frequent the poker room at the Foxwoods Casino in Massachusetts, he's new to major tournaments.



07-12-2011, 06:34 AM
"The biggest question that remains is, what's Pierce listening to on those headphones? My guess: an endless loop of Kevin Garnett(notes) screaming "anything's possible!"

07-12-2011, 06:57 AM
We all know pierce can bluff - he did it using a wheelchair vs LA.

07-12-2011, 07:40 AM
If he can make guys bite on his bluffs like they do on his pump fakes hell be alright

07-12-2011, 09:58 AM
heard he got knocked out this morn

07-12-2011, 10:01 AM
ive never seen pierce in the foxwoods casino at the poker room :pity:

07-12-2011, 10:05 AM
He actually just got eliminated.

Celtics captain Paul Pierce's quest for a gold bracelet ended early Tuesday morning. From Andrew Feldman of ESPN's Poker Blog:
With only 20 minutes to go in Level 9, Paul Pierce made his exit from the WSOP main event. The NBA All-Star had been the attention of all at the secondary feature table, even players like Dennis Phillips who asked him for an autograph during play. Pierce played a patient game, but seemed to get active after dinner and would ultimately find himself in a rough spot with 2-2 all-in preflop against the J-J of Allan Vrooman. The board ran clean for Vroonman (K-8-5-4-K) and Pierce stood up from his chair, grabbed his backpack and walked out the door with spectators and players giving him a round of applause as they announced his departure.

Pierce spent a total of 17 hours and 40 minutes in action and outlasted more than half of the field of 2,031 that began on Day 2A.

Hop HERE for more coverage in ESPN's Poker Blog.

07-12-2011, 10:12 AM
of course he did well, he plays the flop very well.

07-12-2011, 10:43 AM
of course he did well, he plays the flop very well.


07-12-2011, 11:23 AM
He should open an acting academy...

07-12-2011, 08:39 PM
Yeah Pierce can BLUFF :rolleyes: Well, thats bad to hear that he got eliminated.:speechless: