Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blue Shark Optics pro Christopher “Fox” Wallace Shines in $10,000 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. Event

I was off covering the WSOP $1,000 NLHE final table with Dominik Nitsche and Bob Bounahra last night, while our Blue Shark Optics pro Christopher “Fox” Wallace took down the $10,000 Event #22: H.O.R.S.E. I definitely wanted to cover his epic bracelet journey, but first thing––I don’t understand half the games they play in H.O.R.S.E. Second, I always feel like an intruder on the set of 24 when I cover events on the blue-lit ESPN stage. Anyhow, according to our esteemed reporters at PokerNews who feed live coverage to the WSOP site, Fox picked off greats like Daniel Negreanu, Nick Schulman, Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, Nick Kost, and David Benyamine on Day Three en route to victory. He credits his win to “a combination of luck, wiles, and Blue Shark Optics eyewear.” Just kidding. 

Richard Sklar made an equally impressive run, as he clawed his way up from being the shortest stack among 21 at the beginning of Day Three to the chip leader coming into the final table. He ultimately fell in third, with Fox besting Randy Ohel heads up and picking up a half million dollars first prize. On the last hand, Christopher Wallace held an––ahhhh––I can never describe Stud 8 hands––lets say he won, thanks in no small part to his state-of-the-art eyewear. 

Gold fedora and Blue Shark Optics eyewear––a deadly combination.

With the motto “Dark Sunglasses Belong in the Sun... Not at the Poker Table,” Blue Shark Optics features custom and prescription models that pay homage to poker legends such as Chris Moneymaker, Hoyt Corkins, Nancy Birnbaum, and Greg “Fossilman” Raymer (I was disappointed to learn that the Raymer Signature Edition does not feature the lizard-eye hologram patterns he famously wore taking down the 2004 WSOP Main Event). 

Blue Shark Optics eyewear can be found at a booth at the Rio throughout the WSOP, manned by my good friend (and OnTilt colleague) Nathan Dowland. He appears daily on the Mark Hoke show and hosts the Check Raise Show on OnTilt Radio every Tuesday at 7:00 pm. I had the distinct honor of being on the show last night, broadcast live from the Rio's Pavilion Stage––although I was ushered summarily off stage as Seniors WSOP event winner Dan Heimiller took his rightful spot at the microphone. 

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