The Gold Section of the Brasilia room has just lost three very talented players, who each have World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold on their resume's.
James Dempsey has won over $1.9 million in live tournament earnings that includes a WSOP bracelet and World Poker Tour (WPT) title. But none of that means anything if you get it in with a flopped set of fives versus pocket queens, only to see a queen hit the turn.
Moving up the pay scale and we have Andy Frankenberger. The former Derivatives Trader has only been in poker a short while, but that hasn't stopped him amassing a personal fortune of $2,529,472 in live tournament winnings. Cluttered amongst all that money are two WSOP bracelets and a WPT title. Frankenberger got all of his chips into the middle in a 70BB pot against Kyle Bowker (suited) versus (suited) and Bowker came out on top.
Next you have David Williams. Williams has earned over $8,329,268 including a WSOP bracelet and WPT title spanning an 8-year career that sparked when he finished as the runner up to Greg Raymer in the 2004 WSOP Main Event. Williams raised with from the cutoff, the small blind shipped with and Williams called. A jack appeared on the flop and for a moment it looked the suckout was on, until the queen found its way to the board on the river to even up the score.
So Dempsey, Frankenberger and Williams are all out, and they are joined by Pratyush Buddiga and Heinz Kamutzki.
The top dog in the backyard called the Gold section is still Ryan D'Angelo with 45,000 chips.