Orel Hershiser Makes Incredible Heads Up Poker Run

Orel HershiserSome say during March Madness, there is always a Cinderella at the dance. A future changed, a destiny created, you might consider Gonzaga basketball players an example.

Pokers bracket style tournament is no exception. Last year we saw Shannon Elizabeth come from nowhere and finish third, taking down a sweet chunk of the prize pool.

This year at the heads up poker challenge in Las Vegas we have former Gold Glove winner, Cy Young Award, NLCS MVP and the World Series Most Valuable Player winner Orel Hershiser.

Clad in his PokerStars attire Hershiser dispatched Ted Forrest in round one, and then staying in the action, slaughtered Allen Cunningham and finally he finished up with Freddy Deeb. In defeating these guys, Hershiser took down the wearers of a total of 12 WSOP bracelet holders.

Intimidation was not lost on this once dominating MLB pitcher, as Hershiser advanced he had each defeated opponent sign a baseball for him. As he sat down for the next match he would stack those signed baseballs on the table and add one fresh white baseball each time for the next opponent.

Next up for Orel is Andy Bloch. The quarterfinals are:

Andy Bloch – Orel Hershiser

Huck Seed – David Benyamine

Chris Ferguson – Jonathan Little

Gus Hansen – Phil Ivey

The Orel express finally came to an end versus Andy Bloch though and for his effort Andy got an autographed baseball from the great pitcher. The good run from online poker player Jonathan Little also came to an end versus Chris Ferguson and with Phil Ivey and Huck Seed also winning, it set up an all Full Tilt poker final four.

Chris Ferguson will face Phil Ivey in one semi-final and Huck Seed will face Andy Bloch in the other. Andy taken full advantage of his late invite into this event.

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