MPC Red Dragon: Jordan Westmorland runs over day 1A
Staff at the PokerStars Macau poker room nickname Day 1A of any major tournament the "Day of Slay". They admit that there's no real reason for the nickname, beyond the fact that it kind of fits. And I'm here to assure them that they've got the right title: when you wrap a first flight of any tournament with only 28 players remaining, "Day of Slay" seems wholly appropriate.
That's the size of it at the end of Day 1A of the Macau Cup: Red Dragon Main Event. We started with 110 players, got through ten-and-a-half levels, and slay all but four tables of them. Actually, it wasn't so much us that slay them, but the other remaining players, of whom Jordan Westmorland did by far the most damage.
Westmorland now resides in Thailand, but there are a few a certain unmistakable Americanisms about him, not least the baseball cap, basketball jersey, diamond earrings and distinctive accent. This boy can also play poker, America's game, and his march to the top of the leader board was as cool and collected as they come.
"It's disgusting," Westmorland said. "I ran hotter than the sun today."