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A Chat With Mark Vos On Day 1A of the Main Event
Although Vos admitted he's had a rough summer at the 2007 Mark Vos at the Razz final table.
Which event was your best?
This year I probably played my best poker at the No-Limit Hold'em Shorthanded tournament. On the other hand I've probably played my worst poker at the nine-handed No-Limit Hold'em tournaments. I just don't have the patience for it. I can keep my focus quite a bit better at the shorthanded events.
Are you seeing a different breed of player this year compared to last year?
I'm not really sure. Most of the time it seems to be the same. People have been telling me that the Main Event will be different because of the loss of online qualifiers and so far the texture of my one table has been indicative of that but it's really too early to say. I've seen a lot of older players that know what they are doing and not as many internet players.
What was your table like last year in the Main Event?
Oh it was totally different. My first table included some of the worst players I've ever played with in my life. There were eight players that didn't know what they were doing. It's definitely a lot tougher now than it was last year. Of course it could just be that I got an unlucky table.
What are your plans after the series wraps up?
I'm going to be doing a tournament in the Philippines as well as the European Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker Europe.
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Vos made a grand entrance into the WSOP last year by winning $800,000 and a gold bracelet. He hasn't been as successful this year but calling his season a failure shows the high standards Vos sets for himself. Sixth place in the Razz Event and 22nd place in the Shorthanded Hold'em Event are more than a lot of pros have accomplished this year. Keep an eye on Vos as he continues to establish himself as one of the best players from down under.
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