Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Going the Distance (and Then Some)

Shamus • Level 12: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

The conversation over on Table 431 has turned to baseball, with Rep Porter, John Hennigan, and Chad Brown all discussing the long gone phenomenon of major league starters pitching extra-inning complete games.

Brown told the others how he believed Gaylord Perry (who pitched from the 1960s through the early 1980s) had something like 20-plus extra inning complete games in his career. In fact, Perry had 37 games in his career in which he pitched 10 or more innings. (No shinola.)

Poker players know something about endurance, of course. This event has extended into its 12th hour of play, and likely hasn't reached its halfway point. And it goes without saying that every one of the 48 players left is hoping to make Event 40 a complete game.

Tags: Chad BrownJohn HenniganRep Porter