WSOP Event #13: Confident Angel eyes top finish
Angel Guillen is having a dream year. He played his first ever live tournament at the PCA in January and finished 51st, in March he came third in the PokerStars LAPT Punta del Este event, winning, $100,000, and he cashed again at the EPT Monte Carlo event last month.
Now the young member of Team PokerStars Mexico Pro is second in chips in day three of the WSOP $2,500 No Limit event, and looking for at least a decent final table finish. For someone so new to the live scene - although he is a prolific online player - it's a nice start to say the least.
No wonder he's confident: "I'm feeling pretty good with lots of confidence," he said before play got under way.
"I'm hoping to do some good work today. I'm feeling fresh, rested and I ate a good breakfast and now I'm ready to go.
"Luckily I have been steadily rising in chips throughout the event, and never had any major problems or been at risk - let's hope that continues today!"
All the remaining 20 players were left waiting around for a few minutes for the tournament to get under way again because their chips were nowhere in sight. Eventually the tournament staff wheeled them in on a huge trolley: "Found them!" said the tournament director to chuckles all round.