Michael Mizrachi, who doesn't need any sort of introduction. Unbelievable poker mind, great friend, we also work together for DeepStacks, won the $50k Players Championship. He won the same tournament two years ago. What a stunning accomplishment.
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams, who is one of my best friends in the poker world. Unbelievable grinder, great ambassador for the game. I can't say enough good things about him. Won the first ever 4-max NLH tournament at the WSOP - $2500 buyin. He also finished 7th in the 10k 6-max NLH.
Ronnie Bardah, another awesome guy in the poker world. I don't know a single person who doesn't like him or has a bad thing to say about him. He was waiting for this victory for a long time. Won the $2500 Limit tournament.
Nick Jivkov, one of the first people I coached when I started private coaching years ago. I don't take any credit for his bracelet win whatsoever haha. He's been at it a while, working on his game, improving on his own. It was awesome to see him win his first bracelet. I have to visit him in Illinois soon to celebrate.
Congratulations to all of you guys! It was incredible to see so many people I personally knew win a WSOP bracelet. I was genuinely happy for each and every one of them. I'm sure there are a few more I could list but these are the people I know directly. It's been an exciting WSOP to say the least.
I've had four cashes so far this year. I'm still in the best poker tournament in the world, the $10,000 WSOP Main Event. I started with 30,000 in chips and finished Day 1C with 30,675 chips. Not the exciting start I imagined, but it's fine. This tournament is a marathon, not a sprint. I've had two deep runs in it in the past and I hope I can have another go at it this year. I have plenty of chips and am ready to play. The winner will receive $8.5 million dollars, but you have to make the Final 9 before you get the chance to play for that cash. Follow my updates on twitter. Wish me luck.
(Hilarious animation of Dock Ellis pitching a no hitter on LSD, with Dock Ellis narrating.)