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2010 WSOP Main Event – Reflection Part 5

July 30th, 2010 No comments
Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington Played the Day at the ESPN featured table alongside 2009 November 9'er Jeff Shullman

Reflection’s part 1 through 4 covered the main event through day’s 1a through 2a.  Here I’ll focus on Day 2b.

Day 2b began for me with an interview.  I arrived at the Rio and got situated in the media room, and used the WSOP email to the media that told everyone where each player was seated to determine a list of whom I wanted to follow for the day.  The list grew to around 85 people, so I knew that I was going to have to scale back some, but traveling between the Amazon and the Pavillion room became much easier as I finally knew where everyone was.  In the day 1′s, you’re basically just guessing where people are going to be, and hoping to stumble across people that I knew or recognized.  I knew or recognized maybe 5% of the field, so the vast majority of the tables that I walked by in the beginning consisted mainly of people who I had little or no interest in.  I guess that’s to be expected in an event that is a virtual sea of unknown and amateur players. But day 2 gave me the opportunity to really hone in on players that I wanted to see perform well, as well as get good photo’s of.  Read more…