After some time off, Arlie Shaban returned to complete the eighth challenge set by the Poker Gods. It did not take him long.


Pretty impressive stuff, Arlie. Well done.

On Sunday, the Poker Gods set Arlie his eighth challenge in the ’12 labors of Arlie’. They wrote:

“It’s time for you to get back in the saddle, kiddo.

“You remember ol’ Hercules right? Strong guy? Great physique? Sometimes complained a little much about how much he had to work? Yeah, well, when he got to his eighth labour, he was in for a real treat. I mean, the dude had already cleaned out the stables long ago. Now he had to capture the Mares of Diomedes. These were some bad-ass horses. Some folks say they breathed fire.

“If you look out there in your normal poker pasture, you’ll find 12 horses wandering around every freaking day. There’s a big one every week that shows up and struts around like, “Look at me…I’m a BIG horse!”

“We don’t care which one you capture. Just get one of them. That’s all we ask. Capture one in five days, and we’ll call this labour complete.”

WHAT DID IT ALL MEAN?

Well, Arlie had to cash in a HORSE tournament over the next five days.

Thing is, Arlie didn’t know how to play some of the games: Hold ’em, Omaha hi/lo, Razz, Stud (seven card high), Eight-or-better (seven card hi/lo).

He looked up the rules, and took to it like a duck to water. After busting his first tournament on Sunday, Arlie returned and ended up cashing in the first HORSE tournament of his Monday stream:

Well played Arlie.

Now we wait for no. 9.


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