What a great two nights of final table play this year. I was happy to see most of the final 9 there. And how about George Holmes? OMG. That guy can play!
The heads up was between my fourth choice for heads up. From the start, I had wanted Holmes to be one opponent. Loved his home-game story.
I would have liked to see him play Lococo, Park, or Remitio before Aldemir. Not that they have the experience nor the skills of Aldemir, but, the “every-man story” would have resonated deeper and further. For sure, we would have the 2021 version of the Moneymaker Effect.
It’s still a good story. I loved how Holmes played. It is a good reminder of how free we are when we have nothing to lose.
I look forward to seeing Holmes play again and to see how his self-expectations (after this exposure) impact his play,
Congrats to Aldemir.