WSOP Main Event: Suited Aces

by C.J. Hoyt

It's probably a first in the history of the World Series of Poker Main Event. PokerStars Qualifier, and member of the newly named PokerStars Five, Nate "Jimmytogni" Kelley looked down at his hole cards and looked at a most unusual site, suited Aces.

"It was the first pocket Aces I've been dealt all tournament, and they were both spades," he told me. There was no word on how long they were playing with an extra Ace in one deck and a missing Ace in the other.

And to make matters worse, the PokerStars Five was forced to say goodbye. The quickly approaching break table overwhelmed our bonded group of qualifiers, scattering them across the room.

Nate wound up at Table 127. "It's a morgue, and the players are all good." He's yet to win a pot there and is down to about 12,000. James "Chelsea16" Goodman has traveled over to Table 157 where he's moved up a bit to 11,000. Matt Tailey moved over to Table 134, where he's still around 15,000. And Chad "Nofoldit" Deschene is at Table 129 where he's maintained his 20,000 chip stack.

That leaves Chris "TheDon5156" Lowrie. I think tragedy struck, turning the PokerStars Five into the PokerStars Four. I spent about 15 minutes going table to table looking for him, with no luck. Perhaps he's out there and I've just been unable to find him. That's what I'm hoping.

And maybe if we're really lucky, we'll find all of them at the final table. Now that would be even more impressive than Suited Aces.

Brad Willis
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