Blog | My Dream 6-Max

Member of Team USA for the upcoming GPI Global Poker Masters, Dan Smith
Member of Team USA for the upcoming GPI Global Poker Masters, Dan Smith

The teams for the inaugural Global Poker Masters have been announced, and they conjure up the prospect of some very tasty 6-max clashes on Day 1. The possibilities are endless with big names such as Smith, Schemion, Katchalov and Trickett, to name but a few, potentially butting heads. This got me thinking. What would be my Dream 6-Max?

 

With myself on the button, let’s go round the table. Starting with the blinds.

Ole Schemion, pictured here competing in the EPT Barcelona High Roller
Ole Schemion, pictured here competing in the EPT Barcelona High Roller

SB: Ole Schemion

Warum habe ich der beste Pokerspieler der Welt auf meiner linken Seite gestellt? Gute Frage. Warum schreibe ich jetzt dieses Satz auf Deutsch? Schemion ist einer der deutsche Wunderkinde, und ich hoffe nicht nur dass ich mit ihm Deutsch sprechen könnte, aber auch etwas von ihm lernen.

BB: Martin Finger

If there’s one thing I remember from my time spent working on the floor at EPT Barcelona it’s the friendly persona of Martin Finger. Sat on a table in one corner of the Casino de Barcelona, he practically never stopped smiling and was constantly chatting away with fellow German Fedor Holz who was sat at a neighbouring table.

UTG: Daniel Negreanu

He had to be in there didn’t he? The main trouble I had was where to place the poster-boy of poker. We all know he isn’t going to shut up so having him next to me would be tricky. We know he likes to command the table, so wherever we put him he’s also not going to shut up! I decided to place him directly opposite me so that if he does end up talking, it’s not hard for me to be able to participate, but I’m also far enough away so that I don’t have to worry about him getting tricky playing against me.

Would I be able to get away from Mike McDonald's stare?
Would I be able to get away from Mike McDonald’s stare?

UTG+1: Mike McDonald

I was considering putting Mike McDonald either directly to my right or to my left, in order to get rid of the stare-factor, but I kinda like having a chitchat with the players around me so that ruled that out. I decided to neutralise his quiet demeanour by placing him between the two chattiest players at the table, perhaps in poker! I know that both Daniel and Jason will have no worries dealing with the Timex stare.

CO: Jason Somerville

What more would you want from your right-hand man than the lovable and smiling Jason Somerville? Loved by thousands from his online exploits with RunItUp he is naturally talkative so would be great to talk to about streaming etc. And if he decides to put pressure on me, I think I’ve watched enough episodes to be able to play back at him. Maybe.

 

Who would you have at your dream 6-max table? See who other people have chosen using the hashtag: #MyDream6Max

 

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