WORLD SERIES OF BLACKJACK 2005- STATUS
By Henry Tamburin
The SmartGaming.com web site is owned by Henry Tamburin, blackjack expert and author of the popular book, "Blackjack: Take the Money and Run". Henry is the editor of the Blackjack Insider e-newletter, and a feature writer for Casino Player magazine.
Eleven weeks of the World Series of Blackjack 2005 have been televised on GSN, The Network for Games. Two players have won seats in the final round for a shot at a quarter million dollars (Ken Einiger and Rick Jensen). Below is a summary of the players, winners, for each round and schedule of the remaining rounds.
You can find detailed analysis of the play in each round at these sites.
www.blackjacktournaments.com Go to the Message Forum then click on Blackjack Tournaments (Land Based). Kenneth Smith, our BJI tournament writer, provides the hand-by-hand analysis of each round.
www.lasvegasadvisor.com (tournament page). Analysis of each round by Anthony Curtis.
www.advantageplayer.com. Viktor Nacht, the owner of the site and a participant in the WSOB, devotes his Sunday night chats to discuss the previous weeks round of play. Several WSOB players participate in the chats.
Summary after Week #10:
Players: Katya Underhill, Joe Pane, Hollywood Dave Stann, Kevin Blackwood, Rene Angelil
First: Kevin Blackwood advances to the semi-final round
Second: Dave Stann advances to the wild card round
Players: Russ Hamilton, Marshall Sylver, Ken Smith, Charlene Ono, Leann Moell
First: Leann Moell advances to the semi-final round
Second: Charlene Ono advances to the wild card round
Players: Nicki Vermuelen, Regina Guzior, Robert Blechman, Stanford Wong, Dr Richard Taraska
First: Stanford Wong advances to the semi-final round
Second: Robert Blechman advances to the wild card round
Players: Henry Tamburin, Rick Blaine, Nancy Kubasek, Kami Lis, Michael Konik
First: Kami Lis advances to the semi-final round
Second: Nancy Kubasek advances to the wild card round
Wild Card Round #1
Players: Hollywood Dave Stann, Charlene Ono, Robert Blechman, Nancy Kubasek (all second place finishers in rounds 1 to 4)
First place: Charlene Ono advances to the final round.
Second: Erica Schoenberg advances to the second wild card round.
Players: Angie Moneytaker, Jimmy Pine, Ken Einiger, Rick Jensen, Jean Scott
First: Rick Jenson advances to the semi-final round
Second: Ken Einiger advances to the second wild card round.
Players: Micky Rosa, Lorna Fox, Viktor Nacht, Chuck Gorson, Joe Maloof
First: Viktor Nacht advances to semi-final round
Second: Mickey Rosa advances to the second wild card round
Players: MIT Mike, Brian Zembic, Eric Kiel, Jason Geraci, Michelle Richards
First: Jason Geraci advances to semi-final round
Second: Michelle Richards advances to the second wild card round
Week #11 (Semifinal round):
Four winners of round 1 tables plus one from wild card
Players: Viktor Nacht, Anthony Curtis, Jason Geraci, Rick Jensen, Ken Einiger
Winners: Ken Einiger and Rick Jensen advance to the final round and a shot at a quarter million dollars.
Week #12 (Semifinal round):
Four winners of round 1 tables plus the winner of the second wild card round.
Friday Apr 15, 10 PM premiere, 1 AM encore
Four finalists battle it out for the title!
Friday Apr 22, 10 PM premiere, 1 AM encore
Sat Apr 23, 8 PM
Sun Apr 24, 7 PM
Tue Apr 26, 10 PM
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