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Ladouceur: “Getting Deep in the Main Event Can Change Lives”
Marc-Andre Ladouceur knows his way around the WSOP Main Event.
The Montreal native pulled off an extraordinary deep run in 2012 that ended just short of the final table in 13th place.
Despite missing out on the November Nine, the deep run opened up a number of opportunities for Ladouceur such as becoming a member of Team PokerStars Pro Online.
Early on Day 3 of the 2016 Main Event, Ladouceur was up to his old tricks with a massive stack of over 700,000 chips.
“The Main Event is the one that everyone looks forward to,” said Ladouceur.
“This is the biggest tournament of the year. It gets the most coverage and you get the most value for your buy-in. Getting a deep run here can change someone’s life. It’s a chance to live the dream.”
Tough WSOP Mixed with Memorable Moments
It’s been a tough summer for Ladouceur when it comes to poker. He fired in 15 different tournaments at the WSOP and only managed a min-cash in a $1k tournament.
“I’m looking forward to a big Main Event and getting back to deep runs,” said Ladouceur.
It hasn’t been all bad for Ladouceur as he had plenty of friends from Montreal come down to have some fun in Vegas.
In addition Ladouceur got to play the brand-new tag-team event with his mother, which was an entirely new experience.
“My mom has played online for the last three years,” he said.
“She mostly does it to keep up with what I do and understand it. She’s a big fan of poker and poker players in general.”
When Ladouceur heard about the tournament he snap-decided to play the tournament with his mom.
“For her to live the dream and sit at a table and play was great,” he said. “It was a no-brainer.”
Sad to See P.K. Subban Leave Montreal
Ladouceur is a die-hard Montreal Canadiens fan and while he’s been toiling away at the WSOP his team has rocked the hockey world with a mega-deal that sent fan-favorite defenseman P.K. Subban to Nashville.
As with many Canadiens fans, Ladouceur was not pleased.
“I’m a big Subban fan,” he said.
“I think that just the fact that they had to trade him shows lack of leadership in the organization and the team itself.”
The trade did bring hulking defenseman Shea Weber to Montreal but Ladouceur didn’t seem convinced he would be enough to replace the void left by Subban in the long term.
“Are we a better team this year? It’s possible but we can’t really aspire to a cup as of now,” he said.