Wednesday 21st June, 2017

Third cash for Fraser! WSOP update

By Mad Harper

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."

 

As well as the $10k Main Event starting July 8, other key events this year include the $888 Crazy Eights event with four starts flights beginning July 1. Last year’s debut event attracted 6,761 and this year 888Poker is guaranteeing a minimum $888,888 first-place for the tournament. 888poker players who win a $3k Crazy Eights package will stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from July 1- 4 and receive $1,200 travel expenses plus entry into the $888 Crazy Eights Tournament & more. All accommodation will be booked with MainEventTravel.

 

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

 

In 2017, 888poker is hoping to break records with the number of qualifiers that head off to Vegas after winning satellites online – and MainEventTravel will be helping those players every step of the way! If an 888poker qualifier wins, the site is guaranteeing them a first prize of $10,000,000, whatever the official payout.

 

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.