WSOP Event #24: Kara Scott cashing in Vegas again
We on the PokerStars Blog are big supporters of Kara Scott. We work alongside her on the PokerStars EPT circuit, where she presents the television shows, and so are always pleased to see her do well when she's playing at the tables herself. Of late, that is happening more often than not.
You may remember she had a great run in the WSOP Main Event last year, finishing 104th for $41,816, and then in April this year she finished runner-up in the Irish Open, banking $413,612 for that tremendous effort.
Now she's back at the WSOP for her first tournament since that Main Event adventure... and back in the money again.
On day two of the $1,500 No Limit, already in the money positions, she's sitting with an 83,000 stack, well placed for an assault at the final table with 172 still left from the original 2,506 starters.
"It's been a wonderful year," she said, "and here I am in my second ever WSOP event - and in the money for the second time.
"But you might call me one of the luckiest players as yesterday I knocked two people out at once when I hit four to a flush on the river. One of them was Justin Bonomo, who I busted from the Main Event last year when I hit quad fives!"
Scott is originally from Canada, but settled in the UK ten years ago, working as a teacher before getting into television presenting... and poker.
You can remind yourself of her deep run last year when she chatted to pokerstars.tv before the start of day four of the Main Event...