Joe and Stephanie Fox received a special present from PokerListings at the 2014 WSOP.
This year at the World Series of Poker, PokerListings set out to find the ultimate poker fan, and buy him in to a WSOP gold bracelet event.
“I might be the biggest poker fan you'll ever meet,” Fox told PokerListings.com moments before taking a shot at his first-ever WSOP cash.
Joe is in Las Vegas with his wife and three kids for a family wedding and tried to qualify for a WSOP bracelet event. His wife Stephanie fared better at the tables and made it into a WSOP satellite to try to win Joe a seat.
Unfortunately Stephanie fell short but now, thanks to PokerListings.com, Joe will have the chance to play in a gold bracelet event.
Joe got into poker after watching Chris Moneymaker win the Main Event and since then he's dreamed of following in the 2003 Main Event champ's footsteps.
Joe calls his poker room at home “The Fox Den” and he and Stephanie host a home tournament once a month with more than 20 of their friends.
“A lot of the people in our game aren't people we'd typically hang out with but they've become some of our very best friends through playing poker,” said Stephanie.
Short Video Teasers Now, Full Mini-Doc After Event
After getting Stephanie in on the plan, we told Joe we wanted to interview him about the WSOP. He had no idea what was really in store for him.
“It was amazing to be able to surprise a true poker fan with something that's so important to him,” said PokerListings Editor in Chief Matt Showell.
“We spend a lot of time talking to poker pros who do this every day so it's really refreshing to see someone get so fired up about the chance to play poker at the WSOP.
“We're excited to share Joe's experience with our readers. We'll be releasing short teasers as he's playing and a full short documentary after the event is finished,” explained Showell.
Check out the first teaser below and keep an eye on the WSOP Live Coverage page for more videos.