WSOP 2016: Ladouceur will have to wait for another day
It's going to happen someday. Mark--nay, Marc--our words. At some point, Marc-Andre Ladouceur is going to make the final table of the World Series of Poker. It seems like destiny, and there were at least a few people who believed it would happen this year.
In 2011, Ladouceur placed 63rd out of 6,865 players. In 2013, he finished 13th out of 6,352. Later that year, he played the WSOP-E Main Event and finished 29th out of 375. He cashed in the WSOP Main Event last year, too.
It feels like it's bound to happen sometime soon, right?
Nevertheless, it won't be this year.
As play winds toward the penultimate day of play for the summer, Ladouceur has fallen in 139th place. He earned $49,108, which is fine but cold comfort for a man who has his eyes so firmly set on the prize.
Ladouceur was the last among the PokerStars red spade brigade in the WSOP Main Event. His 139th place was the best among the PokerStars cashers who included Aditya Agarwal (621st--$18,714), Liv Boeree (528th--$22,648), Jason Somerville (320th--$32,130), and Jennifer Shahade (204th--$42,285).
While a disappointing end for them all, they aren't alone in their early finishes. PCA champ John Dibella, 2004 WSOP champion Greg Raymer, and other luminaries like Brandon Adams, Melanie Weisner, Dan Heimiller, Scott Montgomery, Todd Brunson, and Johnny Chan have all busted this evening.
While that ends the hope of a PokerStars spade in the November Nine, it doesn't end the potential for an amazing couple of days. At this hour, Dan Colman, James Obst, Max Silver, Tom Marchese, Per Linde, Kenny Hallaert, Vladimir Geshkenbein, and the irrepressible William Kassouf all have big stacks.
Regardless, we offer our sincere congratudolences to Ladouceur, a man who will someday make the November Nine. Indeed...Marc our words.
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Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging. Follow him on Twitter: @BradWillis. WSOP photos by PokerPhotoArchive.com.