PokerListings Surprises Poker Superfan with Buy-in to WSOP Event

Published on 2 July 2014 by Pokerlistings 348

This year at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas we set out to find the ultimate poker fan, and surprise him with a buy-in to a WSOP gold bracelet event. Meet Joe Fox, a recreational poker player and father of three from Phoenix, Arizona. Joe came to the WSOP with his wife Stephanie who's also a passionate poker player to try to qualify for an event, but after a week of trying he had come up empty. But thanks to Joe will be able to live his WSOP dream and take a shot at his first-ever World Series of Poker cash. Stay tuned to to follow Joe's tournament experience with video updates.

Host: Well we're here at the 2014 World Series of Poker. This is Joe and Stephanie Fox. Both big poker fans. Both big recreational players. Joe, I just want to ask you a couple questions. You know as a poker fan as someone who is really passionate about the game to compete here at the World Series and potentially go deep and maybe win a bracelet one day. How much would that mean to you?

Joe: Oh, it's huge. It would be very important to me. I just, I love the game so much and our home group constantly talks about the bracelet. Super important. She actually played a satellite, she was running better than I was a couple of weeks ago. She cashed in three out of six tournaments. I didn't cash at all. So I said, "You play my satellite. See what you can do." I just wanted her to have a good time at that satellite. I mean, if she got me in, yeah, it would have been fabulous, but I wasn't crushed or anything like that. I mean, I could have played again, but I thought well I'm not running very well so let's just hold off on this trip.

Host: Well, we've got some good news for you. We're very happy to meet such a passionate poker player that we're actually going to buy you in to the Little One for One Drop tomorrow.

Joe: Are you serious?

Host: In the World Series.

Joe: Are you serious? That's tomorrow.

Host: Yeah, it starts tomorrow.

Joe: No.

Host: Yeah.

Joe: Is this one of those funny camera deals.

Host: No. This is real.

Joe: Are you serious?

Host: This is real. You're going in. I've got the money in my pocket. We're going to take you to registration right now.

Joe: Oh my gosh. That is awesome. Wow. Oh my gosh.

Host: Congratulations, man.

Joe: Wow. Registration? Right here? Okay. Come on babe. I got to go to number seven. This is perfect. Registration for the Little One.

Attendant: Little one?

Joe: Yeah.

Attendant: Tomorrow at 12 P.M., on second, in white, table 125, seat [inaudible 00:01:57].

Joe: Awesome. Thank you so much.

Attendant: You're very welcome. You have a good day.

Joe: Thanks you, too. All right here we go. Ready to go. Ready to take it down. Thank you Pokerlistings. You guys rock.