Shane won the last 5 out of 6.Shane has to win 5-2 from here.
That’s a tall order given how the day is going.
Nobody got burned. Chang already covered the line.Pool fans have every right to be cautious of dumping, and be wary of PPV streamed matches, because funny stuff has happened plenty of times in the past.
Anyone recall the SVB vs Chang match that Omega did?
Race to 120, tied at 115-115 and supposed to finish that night, with the betting line at SVB -8, suddenly gets an extra day of play and the race extended to 155.
Final score of SVB 155-139, who now covers the line. How many side bettors got burned on that one?
If you want to blame someone, maybe start calling out unscrupulous players and promoters instead of pretending like the pool world is inhabited by nothing but saints.
Well, some of us have morals, you may not know anybody that does, but if I say I'm playing for 10k it's a fact! It has nothing to do with me being a gambler and if you think gambling makes you dishonest, then you're seriously mistaken. My name means something to me, just because yours doesn't....I'm sorry Mr. Jelatis but the nature of big money gambling is what happens "behind the scenes".
Omega and the promoters can TELL us they're playing for a billion dollars each lol, but only they, the backers, and THE PLAYERS really know what the "deal" is.
It's GAMBLING, lots of smoke and mirrors going on I'm sure.
SVB isn't immune to any shadiness either, he's a gambler and in it for cash like everyone else.
This is why I put more respect/honor/weight into tournament results---> less shadiness, but I'm sure it happens there too, unfortunately...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Shane WOULD dump, but it's not as far-fetched as you would imply.