Affleck Attacks 2010 WSOP Main Event

Matt Affleck
Matt Affleck

With almost 3 million chips on Day 5 of the 2010 WSOP Main Event, Matt Affleck is in familiar territory.

In the 2009 Main Event, Affleck was chip leader on Day 4, built his way up to 3 million chips before eventually falling out in 80th place.

The chip leader at the dinner break of Day 5 with 2.96 million, Affleck is looking to make a far deeper run in the richer 2010 edition.

"I get one more chance at this thing," laughed Affleck.

Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Affleck has been playing poker since he was in high school and now makes his living playing online tournaments under the names mcmatto and LOL_sickness.

Although he's only been playing live tournaments since 2008, he's already accrued $282,285 in winnings.

 It's been a solid day of poker for Affleck who was able to build his stack through a number of small pots.

"I'm playing really good," he said. "Yesterday I ran well but today has gone pretty much exactly how I wanted it to."

Although Affleck was able to chip up with minimal risk, he finally played a massive hand before the dinner break where he called a huge bluff on a scary board and pulled a 1.6 million pot.

"It was the biggest pot I've won in this tournament," said Affleck.

Regardless of the outcome of his Main Event it's obvious Affleck feels comfortable at this stage of a deep-stack tournament.

"I play tournaments for a living," he said. "I understand how to play all the different stack sizes and I know what people are thinking. I feel like I'm a really good hand-reader post-flop."

While Affleck understandably didn't want to outline his whole strategy after the dinner break he did mention a few things.

"I'm just going to keep playing the way I've been playing," he said. "I take it one decision at a time, whether it be pre-flop, flop, turn or river. I've been playing good solid poker with a few tricks thrown in."

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