CES 2008 – Sony Online Poker Party

The Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) Poker Party is a yearly event held at CES that pits the invited guests of SOE in a tournament to see who is the best poker player. The winner of the tournament receives a fully loaded Sony Playstation 3. The runner-up gets a $500 gift card to spend on the Sony Style site. The party was also used to celebrate SOE’s newest game, Pirates of the Burning Sea.

The party was held at the Joint inside the Hard Rock hotel. As parties goes, the SOE is a great one. The bar was open and there was a great selection of food, including sushi from Nubo. The Hard Rock even created a special drink just for the event. I consumed way too many of them and I’m sure that affected my play.

The tournament was set up in three rounds. The top three money winners on each table advanced to round two. The top money winner of round two advanced to the final table. I made it pass the first round without much problem but experienced a heartbreak in the second. I had a King Nine and the Flop revealed two nines and a Jack. I went all in and was called. The other player had a Jack Six. It look good for me at the Turn but then a Jack showed up at the River!

I didn’t make it to the final table but Greg Morgan and Fatal1ty did. Greg did quite well and was money leader at one point but in the end, he came third and out of the prizes. Fatal1ty came second. Overall, it was one great party and we had a lot of fun.

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37 thoughts on “CES 2008 – Sony Online Poker Party”

  1. Dang John, that some serious food there. The high life doesn’t stop does it?

    1. Looks very good! love the foods!
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    2. DeboHobo says:

      That food looks too damn good! I love seafood and sushi! 👿

      1. It does look good. My stomach is wanting sushi now.

  2. David Chew says:

    Sony online poker, what is the winning prize, free sony electrical appliance. 😀

    1. basically, ps3 “fully loaded”

  3. if i was there i would have cheated 😛

    i have some tutorials on false cuts (shuffles) on my blog but i mainly focus on flourishing (the art of manipulating playing cards just to showoff and scare your poker pals).

    Do you like poker John? if you want i can teach you some stunts that will attract the attention of everyone in those kinds of events 😉

    take a quick peek at my blog under the tab Tutorials and let me know what do you think.

    Your friend,
    Alejandro aka TheCuso

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      I highly doubt that he needs to play poker for financial gain, it’s more like a matter of recreation 🙂

      Alan Johnson

      1. and the fact that cheating isn’t cool and he would probably blow it and get called out.

        1. cheating is cool when you dont play for money.

          it gets a laugh 😛

  4. Sounds like you guys had a great party. Good for you!

  5. Joe says:

    That looks like an awesome party. Guess this is what Blogging rockstars do in their free time. 🙂

  6. rahul says:

    John- who are those girls in last photo in pirates outfit ?
    nice party 😛

    1. John Chow says:

      Girls Sony hired to work the party. There were four of them.

  7. Who is the cute blonde in the first and last pictures?

    1. I am wondering the same thing! 😈

  8. Is the picture distorted or are those enormous pieces of sushi?

  9. Food, women, and fun fun fun. Does it get any better!

    That place looks awesome 😯

    1. dg says:

      Not just women, but booth babes dressed as pirates! Arrrrrrg pirate babes!

      1. I nearly forgot those to! 😎

  10. This is what I’ve been calling for for ages now, more chicks! 😀

  11. Natalie says:

    So how exactly does one get invited to these parties?

    1. John Chow says:

      It helps if your name is John chow. 😈

  12. enovator says:

    I would never comment John, If you had not posted the picture of those three hotties………………Would you mind telling us who they are?

  13. KiwiPulse says:

    I think you went there more for the food than trying to win the cheap prizes from sony lol 😈

    1. I thought the same. 👿

  14. Contest Beat says:

    I dont get how you lost? 😯

  15. Looks like you had a good time. Well anything involving poker usually results in a good time, because, its not the amount you win or loose its the moments when you pull off those bluffs that count ❗ :mrgreen:

  16. Mike Huang says:

    Wow, Fatal1ty eh…that guy is an amazing gamer 😉

    -Mike

  17. Ashley says:

    the blonde in the first and last picture is me- Ashley 🙂

    1. Hello there, 😎

      Hehe 😀

  18. I’d like to be over there too!:D

  19. Really cool.Next year i will be there.

  20. Will says:

    wow that sushi looks so huge 😯 I can’t believe you guys met fatality lol

  21. Alex Ion says:

    Man the sushi looks great.
    That would be a reason to attend something like that.
    I’d eat them all 😐

  22. Liviu Pantea says:

    Better luck next year John.

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