Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Frank the Hat Back From the WSOP

As the World Series of Poker ends, the Atlantic City regulars are making their way back to the resort. The first one I ran into is Frankie “the Hat,” known to the Harrah’s regulars.

He was giddy, to say the least. Frank was excited about his trip where he came back with more money than he went with. He went into the WSOP on a natural high. He was on the winning of end of the Bad Beat Jackpot at Harrah’s only a week before leaving. Then, at a WSOP circuit event, he took third place at Harrah’s for a little less than $7,500.

Frank went out there with an attitude of ‘beat me if you can.’ He took it to every table and even cashed in two tournaments while in Las Vegas. He took 16th in a seven-card stud hi/lo 8/OB ($5,714) tournament and 39th in seven-card stud tournament ($3,612).

He rubbed elbows with some of the best and popular poker players around, but he wasn’t impressed with many of them. Frank respected their play, but there was only guy he truly enjoyed being around.

“Scotty Nguyen was the man,” Frank says. “He was the coolest guy. He gave you high fives, shook your hand. He never got mad at anything.”

Frank, who was has been known to get angry at tables, could take a lesson from a WSOP champion

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