WSOP NEWS: JEFF FIELDER SCORES 312K IN CHOCTAW MAIN EVENT
|JANUARY 22, 2013 – 10:20:11 PM PST|||||by Lukas M. Willems|
Durant, Okla. (January 22, 2013) — Jeff Fielder won the third largest Main Event in the WSOP Circuit’s nine-year history Monday night at Choctaw Resort in Durant, Okla. Fielder was awarded $312,080, his second WSOP Circuit gold ring and an automatic berth into the WSOP National Championship Presented by Southern Comfort 100 Proof.
A few things went on in my head when I first read this article. The first being; hey the name Jeff Field sounds familiar I know him from somewhere. Indeed I was correct because he participated in the 2012/2013 WSOP-Harrah’s Atlantic City Circuit Event #2a Day 3. There is no way I could forget because he stood atop of the leader boards going into day 3. I remember doing my best to identify the chip leader in the room only to come up empty on day 2 of the event. As the fields became a lot smaller on day 3 it is with 4 tables left did I see a guy rather short in stature with a large build and reading glasses appear ready to be knockout out of the tournament. It was the grumbles heard around me with people saying things like; hey isn’t that the chip leader of day 2 which immediately took my attention away from everything else including the eventual http://maythebesthandwin.com/the-unthinkable-finish/.
Go to wsop.com; search 2012/2013 WSOP Circuit Events – Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City tournament results there you find:
- Jeffrey Fielder
- Des Moines
- United States
The second time I reread this article, I’m sure as any decent journalist would probably have to do. Something stood out as fascinating reading that Jeff made a ten (10) hour drive to be apart of the Choctaw Resort WSOP Circuit event. No question; I read everything else as simply “icing on the cake” and “sort of minor” in comparison to his determination and grit. Even the win itself in a field of 1,140 entrants and a $1,710,000 prize pool including the $1,675 buy-in into the championship event.
In hopes of softening the blow of his 10-hour drive home to Des Moines, Iowa Tuesday, Fielder said he plans to have a “low-key” night in the hours following his win, but don’t think for a minute he’s not going to do any celebrating.
These exact words above this sentence are found in the WSOP news article about Jeff Fielder win at Choctaw Resort. Not taking anything away from the victory it goes without saying a 10 hour drive to “meet the odds.” When I say meet the odds; I am including the never changing odds that comes with playing the game of poker. An example is Fielder being 1 of 1,140 players with the opportunity to win it all. Try also playing knowing in a field of 1,140 players with only 117 places are going to be paid. Which leaves the other ninety (90) percent to say;”maybe next time.” Again if you know poker then you know this is nothing new but for the ones reading this and don’t believe here are the tournament results.
My question remains the same with these type of odds and chances:
Would you drive 10 hours for a chance to more thank likely say, “maybe next time.”
How long is too long to travel for your shot at a WSOP championship ring or any championship ring for the matter?
Well done Mr. Fielder!