Ep. 97 Patrik and Fatima Thrive on Day 2C

On this show: David Tuchman, Patrik Antonius and Fatima Moreira de Melo

Patrik Antonius andFatima Moreira de Melo advance to Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event and join the show.
Patrik Antonius andFatima Moreira de Melo advance to Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event and join the show.

Day 2C of the WSOP Main Event saw a total of 1,655 players advance to the third day of play, leaving 2,786 total players in contention for the first prize of $8.8 million. On the podcast today, we spoke to poker commentary David Tuchman, and two players who advanced to Day 3: poker superstar Patrik Antonius and three-time Olympic medalist Fatima Moreira de Melo.

  • 0:00 – The start of the show featuring Twitch and PokerGO commentator David Tuchman who busted on Day 2AB of the Main Event. Tuchman talks about his Main Event experience, doing commentary all summer on a variety of final tables, learning from doing commentary and the growing excitement of the Twitch audience for non-hold’em games.
  • 24:31 – Fatima Moreira de Melo joins the show on the third break of the day to talk about her competitive edge, and the excitement of playing poker at a high level after competing at the Olympics.
  • 37:57 – At the end of Day 2C, Patrik Antonius talks about his day, returning to the WSOP Main Event for the first time in six years, feeling bad about having missed the biggest event of the year so many times due to making cash games his top priority and his overall excitement for this tournament.
  • 45:37 – Recapping Day 2C: Chip leaders, eliminations and exciting things to look forward to on Day 3. (PHIL IVEY!)


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