No, not prostitutes. You sick people. I mean professional poker players. When the WSOP starts, I always root for the pros to win bracelets because:
A. It's more fun to watch someone you know win when the replay is aired.
B. It lends more credence to the notion that this is a skill game.
So it's with great pleasure that I found out tonight that Phil Ivey has won his 6th bracelet. And not just in any old event. But in the most complicated possible game I think I've ever heard of (with the possible exception of Badugi). The bracelet was won in Event #8 - No Limit Deuce-Seven Draw.
This is not a triple draw game, like you might be thinking. The game is played like 5 card draw, with all cards down. There is a small blind and a big blind along with antes. The first player to enter the pot MUST enter with a raise. After initial betting, you can draw cards and there is another betting round. The best hand is 7-5-4-3-2. Straight and flushes count AGAINST you in this game. Oh, and it's no-limit betting, which must be sick. Just to re-iterate, there is NO information given in this game other than how many cards are drawn, the betting amounts and any tells you can pick up. Just sick.
Phil Ivey is a baaaaad man.