He's back! Andy Beal was spotted late Friday night and early Saturday morning playing heads-up limit hold'em with blinds of $50,000/$100,000 in Bobby's Room at Bellagio against Todd Brunson. According to poker pro Kyle Loman, who was live tweeting the match while playing in a different game outside the high-stakes room, each bought in for $5 million, and when all was said and done, Brunson held all the chips.
Few amateur players have shook the poker world quite like Beal, a Texas billionaire who made his fortune through real estate and banking. In 2001 and 2004, Beal grew fond of playing high-stakes heads-up limit hold'em, which he played against a group of poker players nicknamed 'The Corporation' in a legendary game documented in Michael Craig's classic book, The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time.
As Craig described it, Beal won and lost millions in the game as he circulated through players such as Ted Forrest, Jen Harman, Phil Ivey, and both Todd and Doyle Brunson. Despite winning a massive $11.7 million pot on May 13, 2004, Beal ended up quitting the game with a loss, only to return in Feb. 2006 for more action. He quickly lost $3.3 million, went on a three-day $13.6 million upswing, and then lost $16.6 million to Ivey in a separate three-day match. It was at that point Beal claimed he was done with poker.
Since then there have been rumors that Beal has dabbled in limit hold'em, his favorite game, which, earlier this month, scientists claimed they solved. Those rumors were unsubstantiated, but on Friday, Jan. 23, Beal's most recent return was confirmed thanks to the rise of social media and Loman's reports.
'Andy Beal playing HU 50K/100K with Todd Brunson in Bobby's Room. I'm about to lose my mind,' Loman reported in the first of a series of tweets. 'All pink 25K chips now. Todd with six million and Beal with four million+. If they started with five, which is what I thought I saw, Todd up a milly.
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Loman did snap a quick picture (see right), one that shows 'Texas Dolly' sweating his son, and you can see that to the right.
Here are some other updates Loman tweeted throughout the night:
- 'There was almost 20 people in the room at the start of the game. Down to pretty much just Doyle watching now.
- 'Doyle went to bed it appears. The battle continues though'
- 'Todd continuing to win. Got about 8 million to Beal's 2.'
- 'Beal with a solid heater. Todd: 5.5 Beal 4.5'
- 'Todd Building towers. Looks about the same. His demeanor is the same as always. Sitting backward in the chair, his emotions unchanged.'
- 'Todd: 7 Beal: 3. There's only 3 people in Bobby's Room now. Todd, Beal, and the dealer.'
- 'Brunson crushing now. Has 8.5m+ to Beal's less than 1.5m'
- 'Todd just felted Beal. They fist bumped and he left the room. They're done for tonight. Todd wins 5 million. More updates tomorrow hopefully.'
So according to Loman, Brunson relieved Beal of $5 million. Brunson himself tweeted the following after the match had ended: 'We came to a nice steak house without a reservation. Big line. They asked if we were celebrating anything. I said yes I won 5 mil yesterday.'
Whether or not Beal will return remains to be seen, but if his past behavior is any indication, he'll return for another shot at besting Brunson, or whoever is willing to sit down and play him for such monster stakes.
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Todd Brunson Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, FamilyTodd Alan Brunson (born August 7, 1969) is an American professional poker player and the son of poker legend Doyle Brunson. Although Brunson's father Doyle is now a poker playing legend, Brunson did not learn the game when he was young. It was not until he was studying law at Texas Tech University that he learned on his own how to play. Before his senior year, he dropped out of school to go pro.Most of his years as a poker player have been spent playing cash games. He's a familiar face along with his father at the Bellagio in some of their biggest cash games. In the past few years he's got into more tournament play.Todd won a bracelet in Omaha High Low at the 2005 World Series of Poker, making the Brunsons the first father-son combination to each win bracelets at the World Series. Todd Brunson also contributed to his father's book, Super System 2 (the 2005 sequel to Doyle Brunson's poker book Super/System), writing the Seven Card Stud High Low Eight or Better section.His nickname 'Darkhorse' comes from a tournament he played early in his career, where he was reckoned to be a huge underdog, but outlasted the likes of Chip Reese.He competed in the Poker Superstars 2 Grand Final against Johnny Chan.In 2006, he competed in the Poker Superstars 3 Grand Final against Antonio Esfandiari and defeated him by winning the first three matches in a best three out of five heads-up format. In the third round he was down to 170,000 chips against 3,830,000 chips owned by Esfandiari and eventually won by getting more than five double ups. Brunson took home the $400,000 first prizeIn 2006, he competed in the Poker Superstars 2 quarter-finalists freeroll and took home the $500,000 first prize after defeating Ted Forrest in the final heads-up confrontation.He is known for having won over $13.5 million in a two-day span in a heads-up, $50,000-$100,000 limit hold-em game, as chronicled in the 2005 book, The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King.Todd has also competed in the Ultimate Poker Challenge series. He has also appeared in the GSN series High Stakes Poker.In 2009, Todd made a guest appearance on one of the final episodes of the series Stargate Atlantis (#519 'Vegas'), during a poker game set in Las Vegas.As of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,600,000. His 33 cashes as the WSOP account for $999,094 of those winnings.
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