The first time I came to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) I shared a mansion with five or six British poker players. We had a Jacuzzi, swimming pool, gym and even a butler to take care of every little whim and fancy.
It was a fun-filled week. One of the players ripped open his arm on the first night and needed 21-stitches, another got so drunk playing in The Wynn that he ended up in the cells for two nights, we had guys licking broccoli off prostitutes mammary glands because that’s all there was in the fridge and one of the lads went to The Rhino on his first night and brought a stripper home who stayed the whole week and asked him to marry her.
I wonder if that’s the same sort of action that’s going on in the four walls desperately trying to contain the firecrackers of David Vamplew, Andrew Teng, Dominik Nitsche, Scott O’Reilly, Rupert Elder and Melanie Weisner?
Between them they have won $8.4m in live tournament earnings and their trophy cabinet includes two European Poker Tour (EPT) titles, one World Poker Tour (WPT) title and a WSOP gold bracelet.
But who exactly are they? I caught up with Andrew Teng to find out.