MainEventTravel CEO Fraser MacIntyre has cashed for the third time at the WSOP, finishing 214th out of 2,020 players in the $1k NL for $1,678.
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There were 2,020 entries in the $1k (Event 37) and there are now just 20 through to Day 3. They include British player Katie Swift, a working mum from Kent who recently finished seventh at partypoker Million North America, turning a £131 online investment into a £100k cash.
Fraser, who started Day 2 of the event very short-stacked with 15,300, has already cashed twice at this year’s WSOP: he finished 237th out of a staggering 7,761 entries in the Millionaire Maker for $6,043 and finished 50th in the £1k Pot Limit Omaha for a further $3k.
Fraser is hoping to beat his WSOP record this year; in 2016 he cashed for over $40k including a deep run in the Main Event, finishing 301st for $32,130. He said: "I'm feeling really good about my game right now, so hopefully there are some really deep runs to come during the series."
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In 2015, 888poker sent 128 players to the WSOP Main Event, eventually won by the 888poker-sponsored Joe McKeehen. In 2016, 888poker sent more than 250 players including November Niners Fernando Pons and Griffin Benger, who qualified for the WSOP Main Event via €30 and €160 satellites respectively. Out of 6,737 players, Pons finished ninth for $1 million while Benger took seventh for $1,250,190. Last year’s Main Event was won by
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The charity Little One for One Drop will return again in 2017 as a post-Main Event special with three start flights on July 11, 12 and 13.