Gavin Smith Finds New Backer for 2012 WSOP
Poker Pro Says He's Feeling Very Good This Year
Event No. 6 ($5,000 no-limit mixed-max) had its first day of action on Thursday, and one of the chip leaders near the end of the night was Gavin Smith. He accumulated his stack in a cooler situation, where he had aces versus McLean Karr’s ace-king and Darren Elias’ kings.
Smith busted Karr on the hand and left Elias with just a handful of small denomination chips.
As he was stacking his monster stack of about 120,000, the dealer asked Smith if he had appeared on TV somewhere. Smith replied, “Yeah, do you watch porn?”
The gregarious poker pro said he’s feeling very good at the Series. He’s played a few events so far, but hasn’t cashed yet. Smith won his only bracelet in 2010.
“I’m playing well and think I am going to have a good year,” Smith said during a break in play. He will probably register for 25 events this summer.
He used to be backed by Erick Lindgren, as Smith said that’s no longer the case. He declined to name the new backer. Lindgren has been a no-show in events so far this summer.
Follow Brian Pempus on Twitter — @brianpempus
|1||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|2||Glaser Wins WSOP $10k Omaha 8/OB Championship|
|3||A Poker Life: Mike Shariati|
|4||Martin Kozlov Wins WSOP $10K Six-Max NLH Event|
|5||California Online Poker Bill Moves Out Of Committee|
|6||Final Table Set At CPPT bestbet Jacksonville Main Event|
|7||Michael Gathy Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet|
|8||2016 POY Update: Fedor Holz Takes The Lead|
|9||Moore Wins 2016 WSOP Super Seniors Event|
|10||Tech is Changing Business Model For B&Ms|
|1||Selbst Could Owe Mercier $1.8M In Controversial Bet|
|2||Disgraced Poker Player Returns To The WSOP|
|3||Jason Mercier Close To Bracelet No. 3|
|4||Lederer Follows Ferguson, Makes Return To WSOP|
|5||Rainer Kempe Wins 2016 Super High Roller Bowl|
|6||Dan Bilzerian: Kevin Hart Is Terrible At Poker|
|7||Jason Mercier Wins His Second Bracelet Of 2016 WSOP|
|8||2016 WSOP Colossus II Draws 21,613 Entries|
|9||Super High Roller Bowl: Matt Berkey Leads Final 16|
|10||NFL Player Busts WSOP Main Event Champion|