Thursday, 26 June 2014
No World Series of Poker would be complete without a true rags to riches story and the one on offer in this year's Ante only is a corker.
Jesse McEuen turned up in Vegas this year with just $1000 in his pocket, was sleeping in his car rather than a swanky hotel and only had his pet dog for company. It was all a far cry from his days as a highly successful online pro. Good enough to reach Supernova Elite level, McEuen was hit hard from the fallout from Black Friday and lost the lot.Perseverence paid though, with the help of British bracelet winner John Kabbaj. The pair had played together at the PLO cash tables at previous WSOPs and a chance meeting this year proved life-changing. The longer they spoke, the more Kabbaj realised that they had in common. The upshot being that the British bracelet winner decided to help someone down on his luck by buying him into a few tournaments.McEuen busted the first two without success, but hit paydirt in the third, besting a 714-runner field in the $1,500 Ante Only Event to take his first bracelet and a $212,093 score.“I was in the lobby with my dog and he noticed me and we started talking,” McEuen told our American cousins at Bluff.com. “Turns out we have very similar stories over the last three years and he just won a bracelet. He was down on his luck, just him and his dog with plenty of time to think. I was in the same boat he was in and we started talking about dogs – it turns out he’s a really good guy, There’s not a lot of good people in the world but he’s a really great guy. He offered to help me out, I bricked the first two and won the third one, so I think I have a backer for life now if I need it.”
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Four online poker players that won prize packages into the $2,400 main event of the PPC Aruba World Championship 2016 courtesy of Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are on their way to the Caribbean this weekend and will be joined by vlogger ‘TheTrooper97’.
Americas Cardroom has released its fifth and final sponsored video chronicling the action from the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016, which ended on Sunday with Latvian player Eduards Kudrjavcevs taking the main event title and its $143,675 first-place prize.
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