WSOP Event #13: Angel has wings
If you have never been to the Rio in Las Vegas for the WSOP, you could be forgiven for thinking there is a straightforward tournament each day. In fact, multiple events are being played out: day ones, twos and finals. Today, there are no few than six on the go at once.
But although that sounds like a reciple for chaos, it all seems to work like clockwork - each event generally has different break times, allowing for relatively easy access to those little places of, erm, convenience, and the refreshment areas.
The noise of chatter, cheering and the clattering of riffling chips will surprise at first, but after a few hours it all somehow sets into the back of the mind.
One man who has only one focus and is flying right now is Team PokerStars Mexico Pro Angel Guillen. After cashing at EPT Monte Carlo, and final tabling the LAPT Punta del Este event in Uruguay, the Mexican is looking forward to a profitable WSOP.
He's already in the money on day two of the $2,500 No Limit event today - and with more than 90,000 chips (blinds 1,200-2400) is looking to make a deep run. So far he's guaranteed $4,929 but all eyes are on the $506,786 first prize.
News from elsewhere, Dario Minieri busted from the $5,000 no limit event, and Barry Greenstein, who earlier was down to the felt in the $2,500 Six-Handed Limit, has shot up from all-in with 3,500 to 50,000, helped along the way by flopping a set of queens against the nut flush draw. Some comeback! Also better than earlier is Daniel Negreanu on 75,600. They are down to 46 in that event, 36 get in the money.
Peter Eastgate still ploughes on in day one of the $5,000 No Limit event, and we'll bring you more of this tournament in tomorrow's day 2, when its path has become a little clearer.
All photos © Joe Giron, IMPDI