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victor
#1 Posted : Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:22:06 AM(UTC)
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This is probably one of the most amazing things I've ever heard of in my life. He's probably a friend to every touring foosball player. I can't even imagine the support he's getting from the foosball community.

http://www.foosballboard...order=asc&highlight=

I didn't post this earlier because I didn't want to jinx it, but I wish him all the luck.

They finish the tournament with the final 9 players in November, which will be aired live. Billy is currently sitting 6th in chips.


http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/chipcounts.asp





Unbelievable.

Go Billy!!! His full name is William Pappaconstantinou.
dawa
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:40:50 PM(UTC)
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Sick !!!
victor
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:19:12 AM(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 16, 2014 8:41:27 PM(UTC)
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Billy Pappas has won multiple world championships in foosball and is looking to add the world championship of poker title to his list of accolades.


From Massachusetts, Pappas is the son of golf pro Bill Pappas and spent some time working as a dealer in the Rockingham Park poker room in Salem, New Hampshire.

Before this event Pappas hadn't played a poker tournament with a buy-in over $500 but after having a good year at the poker table and getting a bit more experience playing tournaments he decided to take a shot at the $10,000 WSOP Main Event.

It's a good thing he did since he's already guaranteed $730,725 and has a shot at the $10 million first-place prize.

Foosball/Poker Crossover

Billy Pappas

Foosball ftw!



Pappas may not have a ton of experience playing poker but he said that the long hours he's spent competing at foosball tournaments has given him the stamina to succeed in this seven-day tournament.

Pappas also said that he's learned how to read opponents and adapt his strategy in foosball, skills that are of paramount importance at the poker table as well.

Pappas was cruising in this event until catapulting up the leaderboard on Day 6 in a massive three-way all-in that saw two other players eliminated.

With 30 players remaining Canadian Dong Guo opened the action holding pocket kings and Robert Campbell moved all-in holding pocket eights.

Pappas woke up with pocket aces, made the call and after the board ran with no improvement to any of anyone's hands Pappas scored the double knockout and a pot worth 14 million tournament chips.

Pappas said that whether he made the November Nine or not he'd be traveling to Germany in two weeks to compete in the next major foosball championship.

Click here to read PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2014 WSOP Main Event to find out how Pappas made it this far.

•Nationality: USA
•Age: 29
•Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts
•Online Nickname: Unknown
•Career Live/Online Earnings: $104,379
•Biggest Previous Live Cash: $52,372 (5th in a $500 WSOPC event, West Palm Beach)
•Twitter Handle: @MasTaPaPz




http://www.pokerlistings...-november-nine-bio-80280
victor
#5 Posted : Saturday, October 04, 2014 8:25:07 AM(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:34:31 PM(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:26:37 AM(UTC)
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The 9 finalist for 2014 WSOP Main Event play November 10 and 11th, that's next Monday and Tuesday. If Billy makes the finals I might be busy that night.

I wonder if Fat Cat gets ESPN.
MikeW
#8 Posted : Tuesday, November 04, 2014 5:37:34 PM(UTC)
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In the meantime,

"Billy Pappas needs our prayers!"
victor
#9 Posted : Thursday, November 06, 2014 8:44:37 PM(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2014 1:43:26 PM(UTC)
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The live event is tonight on ESPN2, it starts at 8pm tonight and runs all night.

Man, I'm going to be tired tomorrow.
victor
#11 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:29:37 AM(UTC)
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I woke up to catch billy going out. He finished 5th!! Unbelievable. Awesome work Billy. $2 million plus. I wish I could have stayed up for the whole thing.
DeVito
#12 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:22:32 AM(UTC)
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TOP 5 FINISH !!! AWESOME !!!

Way to hang in there Billy and grind it out ... Congratulations !!!

At least Foosball Tourny's help with one thing...
Endurance. Staying up all night waiting for your next match at 5:00am.
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