Texas player tackles his first-ever WSOP

Jack Matthews
Jack Matthews sits next to Kathy Liebert during his first-ever WSOP event

When Jack Matthews and his wife came to Vegas this week, it was for one purpose: He was going to play in a World Series of Poker event. As it worked out, his first WSOP event ever was also the first event of this year's series.

Initially the Texas native was lined up to register for the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event that starts today at noon. But the line was getting too long, and he was easily tempted away to try another event.

"They announced that the $5,000 event was open and the line was much shorter, so I decided to do that one instead," Matthews said.

Perhaps that was the better choice for Matthews' first Greg Mueller with $130,000 in chips.

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