WSOP Event #32: This is good for me, says Guillen
In what may be one of the understatements of the month, Team PokerStars Mexico player Angel Guillen describes his second final table of the WSOP as "good for me".
Good? It's fairly spectacular, given that he has only been playing on the live circuit since January. Runner-up in the $2,500 No Limit event for $312,800, he's now down to the last five in the $2,000 No Limit - and clear chip leader.
"Yes it is good for me and for my career. It feels good to be on the final table again with so many chips," he said.
Soon after returning from the dinner break, he took down the biggest pot of the tournament - a 3 million monster, to propel him to the top of the leaderboard.
He had raised to 100,000 pre-flop, and Eric Ladny reraised to 325,000. After only a brief dwell, Guillen announced all in - call. Kings for Guillen, tens for Ladny. For unecessary dramatic effect a king and a ten fell on the flop, but nothing else changed to send the chips the Mexican's way.
Latest chip counts:
Angel Guillen, Team PokerStars Mexico, 3,150,000
Mika Passonen, 2,725,000
Jason Boyes, 1,785,000
Steve Kohner, 1,300,000
Eric Ladny 550,000
STOP PRESS: Guillen has just knocked out two players in successive hands to take a dominant chip lead. With just three left he has 5.4 million - and there are only 9.2 million in play.
Could this be the gold bracelet we've been waiting for? Actually we have two shouts, as Chad Brown is now chip leader in the $10,000 Limit Hold'em with seven left!