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Carter Gill Meets the River at the World Series of Poker

by Jon Henseler

Well if you ever wondered what it looked like for someone's spirit to die in real time I'd say :59-1:08 pretty much nailed it. Carter Gill here just one card away from doubling up and rolling on in the WSOP before he opens up his mouth about the only card that can beat him. Rookie ball city. Don't spit into the wind, don't tug on Superman's cape, don't forget to 'clear history' after every internet session and don't talk about the only card that can beat you before the river. 4 pretty simple rules to live by and Carter Gill here learned a lesson the hard way. Probably spent the next 2 hours listening to 20 second previews of James Blunt songs on iTunes like Michael Scott after Carol dumped him.

PS: 'It was your talking that did it.' David Paredes, ruthless.

Double PS: Do people still watch the World Series of Poker? I think so right? Not as big as it used to be but I'm pretty sure every dude in like 2003 went through a Texas Hold 'Em poker phase. Pretty sure my buddies and I (that's what I called people in Party Poker) played it 8 nights a week in the summer of '03. I loved playing but I just didn't have the patience after a while to sit around for 9 hours checking like Teddy KGB. I have the attention span of a fruit fly. I guess at the end of the day I'm more of a Skippo kind of guy.