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Mets minority owner David Einhorn eliminated from World Series of Poker main event

Jul 13, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT

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Five years ago David Einhorn made a deep run in the World Series of Poker main event, turning his $10,000 entry into $660,000 and then donating the entire 18th-place prize to charity.

He ponied up another $10,000 for this year’s main event, but the new Mets minority owner was eliminated on Day 2 of the tournament yesterday after playing approximately 16 hours.

This year’s main event has 6,865 players with a top prize of $8.7 million, which sort of seems like chump change compared to the $200 million Einhorn paid to secure 33 percent of the Mets two months ago.

In addition to his $660,000 score at the WSOP in July of 2006 he also won a smaller tournament in November of 2008, banking $90,000 for the win.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jul 13, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Does everyone know that this guy will be able to purchase the entire Mets organization for 1$ if Mr. Wilpon doesn’t come up with his 200 million in 3 years? Well it starts at 33%, then after 3 years all of his money gets paid back, or he gets an additional 60% for a buck. 93% that is. Now even if he does get his money back, he will then be a 1/6 owner in the end. Shrewd deal indeed.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 13, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Wait until that deal come round
    Don’t you let that deal go down
    Don’t you let that deal go down
    No, no….

    Hal Kant’s clients

    • Jonny 5 - Jul 13, 2011 at 3:45 PM

      ;)

  3. nelsonsaint - Jul 14, 2011 at 11:06 PM

    who cares?

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