James Slusher’s WSOP Run

If you look at the coverage of Day 1 of Event 27 of the World Series of Poker, one of the last entries of the day is below.

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 00:58:30

When You’re Hot You’re Hot

Bernard Lee has just sucked out on another player to eliminate him and extend his lead. He reraised a player all in preflop with 99 who was holding AA. The inevitable 9 fell on turn to send the pot his way. He’s up to 167,500 now.

What is it to me? The guy with the aces against Bernard Lee was my brother. It sent him out in something like 230th place, but his initial $1500 buy-in netted him over $3000, better than doubling that money. Not bad for a days work. My jealousy continues, but this gives me that much more incentive to step it up so I can go next year.

Congratulations James!

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

4 thoughts on “James Slusher’s WSOP Run”

  1. Ken Nelson says:

    Was James mentioned by name on the WSOP site? Or did he call you with this information?

    I went to the WSOP site, clicked until I was slap happy, and saw no mention of James.

    He did well; I’m proud, and I can see the smile on DLS’ face if he were here to witness the event.

  2. dave says:

    Ken, they don’t generally report the names of amateurs, mainly because they don’t know them. I know because Jim called and told me he was knocked out by Bernard Lee with 99 right before play ended last night before I looked at the site, so I knew that was him.

  3. Ken Nelson says:

    Thanks, Dave. There are many more nuances to this game than I can imagine.


  4. Thanks to all for the support, it was tons of fun.

    Ken- I thought about Dad as soon as I made the money. He would have been tickled pink. I can imagine the combo of subtle bragging and shaking his head over how I got knocked out for days. Everybody at his job and the bowling alley would probably be sick of hearing it by now.

    That and I would have to hear about how he taught me everything I know until next year.

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