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Top 2010 Poker Player Stories – #14 Gavin Smith

December 23rd, 2010 1 comment
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Gavin Smith winning his first WSOP Bracelet was one of the best stories of the year

When you’re able to see something in person it typically has more meaning.  I was in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker to cover Event #47, a $1,000 No Limit Hold’em Event for the Twitter Poker Tour.  One of our own was playing, and was entering into Day 1b on Sunday.  When I arrived on Saturday, I decided to check out action in the other tournaments running, and a special event had evolved at the ESPN Featured table in the Amazon room at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino.  Event #44 (a $2,500 Mixed Hold’em Event) had played down to a final table, revolving between Limit and No Limit Hold’em.  Also playing was Event #45 which was a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Event and their Day 2 was winding down. Because a friend of mine (Alex Outhred) had a good sized stack in that event, I stuck on his rail for the remainder of the evening, and all the while kept sending glimpses over to the Featured Table where a unique event continued to unfold.  When play wrapped for the night, I finally headed over to watch and claimed a seat to witness an event that I will remember forever. Read more…