ian simpson 888poker As part of the 20 years celebrations, 888poker sent 20 players to play the 2022 World Series of Poke r Main Event in Las Vegas. One of those talented individuals is Ian Simpson , a British poker pro with an impressive resume.
PokerNews spoke with Simpson, one of 888poker’s newest ambassadors , to discuss his excitement for competing for a world championship and balancing poker and family. Competing in Poker’s Biggest Event
Ian Simpson The Main Event begins July 3 with the first of four Day 1 starting flights, one more than in year’s past. This won’t be the first time Simpson has competed in poker’s most prestigious live tournament. He’s played in it a few times in the past and has one cash, a 297th place finish in 2014 for $33,734. But he’s stoked and ready to chase some life-changing money.
“Each Day 1 has been an amazing experience at the tables,” Simpson said of his past Main Event experiences. “The camaraderie is unique to this event, with players simultaneously battling it out, but also wishing each other deep runs when the tables break. You bump into these players later in the festival, and they’re solidly on your rail as if you’ve known them a decade.”
Winning the Main Event would be a dream come true to any player, and Simpson is no different. The 888poker ambassador said it “would be the peak of any poker players career,” and he’s right. The Main Event has turned a number of Average Joe’s, recreational players, and mid-stakes grinders into poker celebrities.
More than anything, poker’s world championship tournament can provide life-changing money. Simpson is married with a young child, and the $10 million or so this year’s Main Event will pay its winner would certainly go a long way toward securing his family’s finances for life.
“My wife works long hours, starting first thing in the morning, whilst the best time to play poker is on an evening,” Simpson said of his family life in England. “This makes time with my wife difficult to organize. My Thursdays are precious to me […]
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