The name's Bord... James Bord

The name's Bord... James Bord

Monday, 27 September 2010

James Bord is short and unshaven dressed in tracksuit bottoms and a plain white t-shirt – who is this man who took the chip lead (albeit briefly) at the World Series of Poker £10,350 Main Event? The UK player is one of the lesser-known players in the 19-strong field but if he makes the final table it won’t be his first.

Just three months ago at the 41st World Series of Poker, Bord finished in sixth place at the $1,500 No Limit 2-7 Draw event and pocketed $12,997 for his efforts. This came in addition to $3,761 for a 63rd place finish in the $1,500 Omaha 8 event that same year. As well as this, Bord made a deep run in the $2,500 NL 6-max event at the 40th WSOP in 2009 for $20,117.

His biggest score to date is a runner-up spot in the $500 Deep Stack Extravaganza III at The Venetian in 2008 where he took home nearly $30,000. The £26,400 he has locked up for making the last 19 at the World Series of Poker Europe, however, translates to around $42,000 which increases his lifetime tournament cashes by more than 50%.

However, with the second-biggest stack in the room he is well on course to hit six or seven figures in dollars after this tournament. He won’t have an easy ride to the final table, though – Viktor Blom is the only man in the room that covers Bord’s stack and he’s sitting at the same table.

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