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World Series Of Poker -- Nate Silver Has Big Stack In 'One Drop' Tournament On Friday

Famous Political Analyst Making Run At WSOP

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Author, statistician, political guru and poker player Nate Silver entered the $1,111 buy-in “Little One for One Drop” no-limit hold’em tournament at the 2013 WSOP. At the start of play on Friday, he held a large stack of more than 40,000.

A total of 846 players were left at around 2 p.m. on Friday.

All of the remaining players were gunning for a first-place prize of $663,727. The top 495 places would pay out at least $1,797. The event is one of the last before the main event.

The “Little One For One Drop”, the 58th tournament of the Series, allowed re-entries.

In addition to Silver, other big stacks in the room included Humberto Brenes, Liv Boeree, Kevin Saul, Antonio Esfandiari, Lee Childs and Mike Sowers.

Stay tuned to CardPlayer.com for more updates from the event.