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My 2013 WSOP Main Event

by Matt Matros |  Published: Oct 30, 2013


With the final nine players of this year’s World Series of Poker main event about to convene in Vegas for the grand conclusion, I thought I’d look back on my own attempt to reach that illustrious final table. This year’s November Nine features a slew of great talent — including JC Tran, who has destroyed tournaments for the last decade, and David Benefield, who is possibly the most respected cash-game player alive. I’ve competed against both of them and I assure you that their ability is off the charts. It would’ve been nice to join those guys, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be this year. Let’s return to Day 1C of the main event, and learn why I won’t be making the trip back west any time soon. I drew the kind of table you’d expect (and hope for) from Day 1 — only one player I knew, ...

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