I usually don’t run INDUSTRY ARTICLES because they are pure P.R. and my job, as I see it, as a poker lover, is to give you MY opinions on things, find answers for YOU and entertain YOU. Point you in the direction of some cool things.
But this industry blog is good because it is about the main event of poker.
Here is how it starts: The oldest casino promotion in the history of the U.S. casino business keeps taking on a younger and younger look.
Eight of the nine players earning seats at the final table of the 41st World Series of Poker’s main event are 25 years of age or younger.
They were not old enough to play in a casino when Chris Moneymaker made big time tournament poker a game for the masses with his 2003 final table victory at the World Series.
This includes 22-year-old Jonathan Duhamel; the Canadian who has nearly $66 million in chips as he awaits his Nov. 6 return to the Rio, when the final table will play down to the winner who will enjoy an $8.9 million payday.
It will all be part of a two-hour made for ESPN event.
And I’ll be glued to my TV for that; if I’m not there in person.
Even Michael ‘the Grinder” Mizrachi, easily the best known of the final table nine, is only 29. Each of the nine has received ninth place money of $811,823.