The benefit of hindsight makes the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event one of the most memorable of the decade. Players featured on Day 5 include established stars Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, and Jason Somerville. But it’s the other players who pop up who are long-standing pros today.
Now available on PokerGO is Day 5 of the 2012 Main Event with Negreanu on the feature table and over 200 hopefuls joining him in the march toward the final table.
One of those who claim a strong amount of camera time is Paul Volpe. Better known as ‘paulgees81’ when the Main Event starts, Volpe’s current nickname of the ‘Main Event’ starts to take form during his run. Volpe is now among the top all-around players in the game with a final table in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship last summer to his credit. The rise of Volpe from online grinder to live beast takes flight on Day 5.
Around the feature table, PokerGO commentator Jeremy Ausmus receives his first bit of coverage. The Poker After Dark favorite leverages his Main Event run into future tournament success. Now, Ausmus can be heard across ARIA High Roller and U.S. Poker Open broadcasts on PokerGO.
Jesse Sylvia needs some luck to jump-start his Main Event and finds it against AJ Jejelowo. The two battle in a 200-big blind pot that leads to one’s eventual downfall and the rise of the other. Sylvia is easy to root for and achieved his first major win in 2016 when he won the World Poker Tour Main Event at the Borgata Poker Open.
“Racks of Lamb” week on Poker After Dark featured Sylvia battling in $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha.
The top pros do their best to hang around and of course, some get eliminated along the way. Discover the fate of 2018 Super High Roller Bowl entrant Andrew Lichtenberger.
Selbst suffers a painful Main Event ending but not quite as painful as her exit in 2017 in an epic cooler against 2012 competitor Gaelle Baumann.