WSOP Event #53: Team Pros looking for Day 2 scoop

wsop2009_thn.gifIt has to be a little like driving a car the day after piloting the space shuttle. There's an accelerator, a way to steer, and a seat, but the experience is something a little less satisfying.

Team PokerStars Pros Chad Brown, Barry Greenstein, and Daniel Negreanu are all still washing off the $50,000 HORSE event that started on Friday. They all still expected--or at least hoped--to be playing in the same tournament today as it played down to the final table. Instead, they are all playing the $1,500 Stud-8 event that started yesterday.

EV53_Day 2_IJG_4186_IMPDI.jpg

We can perhaps assume that, for them, the money never really mattered so much as playing well enough to win a bracelet. It's not as if they donked their way through Day 1. They all played strong and came in today looking to make the final table.

Today looks to be an exceptionally long one. Fewer than 100 players remain, but getting down to the final table of eight could make it a very late night for the Team Pros. With a bracelet on the line though, you can be sure they'll be just as focus driving their little car as they were in their space shuttle yesterday.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in World Series of Poker