Here’s one from late last week that we didn’t want you to miss (assuming you didn’t see it on PokerStrategy or Pokerlistings). Poker professional Sorel Mizzi has been called a bunch of things but suicidal isn’t one of them.
Late last week Sorel accepted a bet that he could swim from the shore of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janiero to an distant island thought to be about 5km away.
He’s getting 3:1 on 10k and looking for even more action as the swim is expected to take place sometime this week. His friends, upon hearing this, instantly became worried about the dangers involved in swimming in the open sea.
Heeding some advice, there will be a support boat that, if Sorel touches, will end the bet on his end. While Sorel seems to think he’s in a good spot, others continue to have have a different concern.
We’ll keep tabs on this to see if this bet actually goes off and if Sorel can complete the swim. Hopefully, whatever happens it will just cost someone some amount money, something which you can get back. As opposed to something greater, like life and limb, which you can’t.