At the World Series of Poker everything can change in an instant.
Take the story of PokerNews tournament reporter Anthony Charter. On a normal day at the WSOP, Anthony is wearing his media credentials, hovering over a table of grumpy poker players with the thankless task of trying to get a hand correct for the WSOP live updates.
However, this was not a normal day. It was his day off. And on it, he jumps in the massive 3pm $235 Deepstack Event that’s run everyday at the Rio during the series. After besting the other 1559 entries on Sunday and 17 hours later (yes, 17 hours) he rakes in nearly $50k in first place prize money ($49,640 to be exact).
This is not the first time a PokerNews personality has made on-the-felt headlines at the big dance. You’ll remember we’re just one year removed from PNews’ lead reporter Chad Holloway's bracelet winning turn in the 2013 WSOP Employee/Media event.
Congrats to you, Anthony. Now get back to work.